Microbiologist • Italy
“All of the Arctic microbial ecosystems will be soon irreversibly lost if the global warming goes any faster”
Stefano Ventura is a microbiologist with the National Research Council of Italy. For some twenty years he has studied cyanobacteria concentrating on its ecology in extreme environments, mainly in Svalbard, for the last ten. To accomplish this task, his scientific activities are split between field expeditions and intense laboratory work. The harsh environmental conditions do not frighten him, on the contrary.