Melissa Cravero

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Scientific Collaborator

Office A221b

Tel: +41 32 718 22 64


Research topics

Since 2019, I am working on different projects related to a prized edible mushroom: the morel (Morchella spp.). First, our laboratory was mandated by the Federal Office for the Environment (OFEV) to determine the invasive potential of non-native morels in Switzerland, for instance by the introduction of Chinese morel cultivars. Submitted reports can be found on the Swiss Confederation website.
Afterwards, for my master thesis (MSc), I studied mating type genes (MAT) involved in morels sexual reproduction, and briefly addressed phylogenetic classification and the species concept in Fungi. I am now pursuing my research about morels, in different research areas: phylogenetic classification, species determination, Swiss morels biodiversity, bacterial-fungal interactions (BFI), fungal melanin, culture in controlled conditions and morels pathogens. Some of this research is part of a larger project: the Bacterial-Fungal Interactions (BFI) Science Focus Area (SFA), in collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL, USA).


2021-present : Research as a Scientific collaborator in the laboratory of microbiology in the University of Neuchâtel.

2019-2021 : MSc in biology, specialization in Sustainable agriculture and Biodiversity conservation (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland) ; job as a scientific collaborator in the laboratory of microbiology at the University of Neuchâtel.

2018-2019 : A semester in MSc in Animal Molecular Lifesciences (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

2015-2018 : Bachelor of Science in biology (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)