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Riccardo Iacovelli graduated in Industrial biotechnology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, after completing his MSc project at the University of Groningen as an Erasmus student. He returned to Groningen for his PhD, investigating the function of bacterial enzymes that can produce antibiotics and other useful drugs, at the department of Molecular Microbiology. Riccardo enjoys working in an enthusiastic, dedicated team and besides research he is passionate about photography and graphic design. He was a member of the 2017 PhD Day’s PR team as graphic designer, and this year he decided to take the lead and join the main organizing committee.

“As head of the PR team, I hope to attract participants from all corners of the Netherlands (and beyond) to make the 2018 PhD Day an inspiring and diverse career event!”

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