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Chieco Camilla

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Chieco Camilla
Chieco Camilla

Camilla Chieco

Born July, 1977, in Bologna

Researcher at IBIMET-Bologna



  • July 2004 - Doctor in Agronomy, University of Bologna

  • 2005-2008- PhD in Entomology, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Since 2009- She is currently working as researcher at Institute of Biometeorology, of the National Research Council of Italy (IBIMET-CNR).

Fields of interest

  • Insects physiology and anatomy: specialized in insect physiology and anatomy, with expertise in insect reading, biological assay and insecticide resistance; areas of interest include insect embryonic development and metamorphosis hormonal control. She is currently working on the silkworm nutritional aspects with focus on the physiological aftermath of artificial diet functionalization.

  • Ecophysiological studies on Volatile Organic Compound emission (VOC): studies on volatile organic compound emission (VOC) from vegetation at plant and ecosystem scale.

  • Plant physiology and eco-physiology: studies on plant physiology and eco-physiology to investigate the effectiveness in carbon sequestration and in gaseous and particulate pollutants removal by broadleaf tree species in urban environment.



SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT FOR BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH: Measurements of leaf-level gas-exchanges (VOCs and CO2) in woody plants using a Portable Photosynthesis System (LI-Cor 6400).

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY: Sampling and determination of volatile organic compounds from plants by using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques.

OPTICAL MICROSCOPY: light microscope for animal and plant tissue observations; stereo microscope for anatomical studies of insects.

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY: processing of plant and animal samples for SEM observations; experience in the study of the morphology of natural fibers (silk, hemp, nettle).

HISTOLOGY: processing of animals and plants tissues (fixation, paraffin and methacrylate resin embedding, microtome cutting, staining)

ENTOMOLOGY: in vivo and in vitro rearing of insects; development of bioassays.

TEST ELISA: development of protocols for the quantification of insect hormones (ecdysone and juvenile hormone)

FILTH TEST: detection of biological impurities in flour and food.



  1. Chieco C., Rotondi A., Morrone L., Rapparini F. and Baraldi R., 2012. A novel ethanol-based fixation method suitable for leaf anatomical and micromorphological characterization of tree species, Biotechnic & Histochemistry, accettato settembre 2011.
  2. Benfenati V., Sagnella A., Chieco C., Di Virgilio N., Muccini M., Zamboni R., Rossi F., 2011. Silk fibroin as platform for neural cells and optoelectronic: a review of activities. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, accettato settembre 2011.
  3. Martini A., Chieco C., Dindo M.L., Baronio P., 2011. The embryonic development of Diprion pini and the related ecdysteroid levels. Bulletin of Insectology, 64 (2): 253-262.
  4. Predieri S., Gatti E., Chieco C., Salomoni M.T , 2011. Poplar and willows in phytoremediation: state of the art in 2011 and future perspectives. Workshop proceedings, “Strepow” International Worshop, February 23-24, 2011, Andrevlje-Novi Sad, Serbia, pg 167-176.
  5. Baraldi R., Rapparini F., Chieco C., Rotondi A., Georgiadis T., Nardino M., 2011. Phytoremediation: air purification by trees. Workshop proceedings, “Strepow” International Worshop, February 23-24, 2011, Andrevlje-Novi Sad, Serbia, pg 67-79
  6. Chieco C., 2011. Atti del convegno “Strategie verdi per la mitigazione ambientale” Varsavia, 28/08/2009. “Efficacia delle piante nella cattura delle polveri sottili: come funziona la faglia”, pg.51-65.
  7. Chieco C., Di Virgilio N., Salomoni M.T, Rossi F., 2011. L’arte di allevare il baco da seta. ISBN 9788890221095. Progetto Percorsi di Orientamento, finanziato dal Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali, pg.32.
  8. Chieco C., Benfenati V., Di Virgilio N., 2011. Dal baco alle biotecnologie: i molteplici usi della seta. Agricoltura, febbraio 2011.
  9. Baraldi R., Rapparini, F., Chieco.C., Rotondi A., 2010. Mitigazione dell’inquinamento urbano con le piante. Il progetto sostenibile. EdicomEdizioni anno VIII, n. 27: 97-99.
  10. Martini A., Chieco C., Dindo M.L., Baronio P., 2010. Morpho anatomic evolution and ecdysteroid variation during the metamorphosis of Neodiprion sertifer. Bulletin of Insectology, 63 (2): 191-196.
  11. Di Virgilio N., Chieco C., Camilli F., 2009. Il progetto Percorsi di Orientamento. Un'opportunità per lo sviluppo dell'imprenditoria femminile nel settore agricolo e artigianale del tessile. Il divulgatore Agricoltura al femminile. Anno XXXII – 9/10 – settembre/ottobre 2009. pag 50-51. Un filo per fare filiera