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Cecilia Flocco

Leibniz Institute
DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
Department of Microbial Ecology and Diversity Research


Brunswick, Germany


Cecilia G. Flocco is an interdisciplinary scientist and technology consultant working at the intersection of life and environmental sciences with cultural heritage research. She is currently based in Braunschweig, Germany, conducting research at the Leibniz-Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, one of the largest biological resources centers worldwide. Her current research interests encompass understanding the dynamics of microbial communities in extreme environments and niche habitats, such as polar regions (Antarctica) and cultural legacy objects, and advancing interdisciplinary approaches to cultural heritage research.

The microbiome of a XIV century medieval codex: are microbes part of cultural
heritage objects?

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