Start date: October 2018
Primary supervisor: Dr Carl Hulston
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Oonagh Markey

Malvina completed her Bachelor degree with Honors in Food Science and Human Nutrition, at University Campus Biomedico of Rome (IT). After the Bachelor, she obtained a fellowship to conduct a six months internship at the William Harvey Research Institute (QMUL, London), where she assisted in projects focusing on the development of targeted immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Therefore, she graduated with an MSc in Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University (NL). Malvina’s PhD focuses on the interaction between gut microbiota and metabolic disease, under the supervision of Dr Carl Hulston and Dr Oonagh Markey. 


Research title: Dietary modification of the gut microbiota: implications for human metabolic disease