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PhD Student

University of Florence

Fabio Morecchiato is currently doing his PhD in Clinical Sciences at the University of Florence. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology in 2017 from the University of Florence then went on to do his Master's degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology there. Currently he is working on the Surveillance of clinically-relevant viral and bacterial pathoges from wastwater. His previous grant was focused on the Evaluation of novel antimicrobial molecules on clinically-relevant multi-drug resistant pathogens.


He is co-author of the following scientific publications:

Isothermal microcalorimetry vs checkerboard assay to evaluate in-vitro synergism of meropenem–amikacin and meropenem–colistin combinations against multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens. Antonelli A, Coppi M, Tellapragada C, Hasa B, Maruri A, Gijon D, Morecchiato F, de Vogel C, Verbon A, van Wamel W, Nørskov Kragh K, Frimodt-Møller N, Canton R, Giske CG, Rossolini GM. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents; 60, 106668 (2022).  doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2022.106668.

Recurrent emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenem resistance mediated by an inhibitory ompK36 mRNA secondary structure. Wong JLC, David S, Sanchez-Garrido J, Woo JZ, Low WW, Morecchiato F, Giani T, Rossolini GM, Konstantinos B, Brett SJ, Clements A, Aanensen DM, Rouskin S, Frankel G. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 119, e2203593119 (2022). doi: 10.1073/pnas.2203593119.

SARS-CoV-2 viral load in heat and humidity exchange filters during invasive mechanical ventilation of patients with COVID-19. Fulceri GE, Morecchiato F, Antonelli A, Bonizzoli M, Cecchi M, Rossolini GM, Peris A. British Journal of Anaesthesia. (2022). doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2022.08.031.

Widespread emergence of OmpK36 loop 3 insertions among multidrug-resistant clones of Klebsiella pneumoniae. David S, Wong JLC, Sanchez-Garrido J, Kwong HS, Low WW, Morecchiato F, Giani T, Rossolini GM, Brett SJ, Clements A, Konstantinos B, Aanensen DM, Frankel G. PLoS pathogens; 18, e1010334 (2022). doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010334.

Accuracy of Point-of-Care antigen Vs Molecular-Based Tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. A multicentre study in the emergency department. Vanni S, Rosi N, Bartalucci P, Gaudiano P, Masotti L, Montenora I, Gelli AMG, Morecchiato F, Vannini R, Lanigra M, Bianchi S, Gianassi G, Baldini A, Tarquini R, Magazzini S. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Surgical Care; 4, 16 (2022).

Evaluation of Revogene® Carba C assay for the rapid detection of carbapenemase genes in Gram-negative pathogens. Riccobono E, Cervini C, Morecchiato F, Antonelli A, Rossolini GM.  Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease; 102, 115614 (2022). doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2021.115614.

Validation of two commercial multiplex real-time PCR assays for detection of SARS-CoV-2 in stool donors for fecal microbiota transplantation. Di Pilato V, Morecchiato F, Rizzato C, Quaranta G, Fais R, Gandolfo C, Antonelli A, Cusi MG, Pistello M, Rossolini GM, Sanguinetti M, Lupetti A, Masucci L. Microorganisms; 10, 284 (2022). doi: 10.3390/microorganisms10020284.

Evaluation of extraction-free RT-PCR methods for faster and cheaper detection of SARS-CoV-2 using two commercial systems. Morecchiato F, Coppi M, Baccani I, Maggini N, Ciccone N, Antonelli A, Rossolini GM. International Journal of Infectious Diseases; 112, 264-268 (2021).  doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.09.046.

Evaluation of three immunoassays for the rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens. Baccani I, Morecchiato F, Chilleri C, Cervini C, Gori E, Matarrese D, Bassetti A, Bonizzoli M, Mencarini J, Antonelli A, Rossolini GM. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease; 101, 115434 (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2021.115434.

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 N protein allelic variants by rapid high-troughput CLEIA antigen assay. Gandolfo C, Morecchiato F, Pistello M, Rossolini GM, Cusi MG.  Journal of Clinical Virology; 142, 104942 (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2021.104942.

In vitro alteration by dentine and protein of the antimicrobial activity of two endodontic irrigants: HybenX® and sodium hypochlorite. Pace R, Morecchiato F, Giovannini L, Di Nasso L, Giuliani V, Franceschi D, Pagavino G, Rossolini GM, Antonelli A. Antibiotics; 9, 792 (2020). doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9110792.