Paola Grenni is Senior Researcher at National Research Council of Italy, Water Research Institute (CNR-IRSA), Rome. She holds a PhD degree in Environmental Science. Paola is an expert in Microbial ecology of contaminated environments, in ecotoxicology and in bioassisted remediation processes. She is a Member of the SETAC Europe and of the SETAC Italian Language Branch. She has been involved in national and international projects on ecosystem contamination (pharmaceuticals; antibiotics and resistance genes; pesticides, their transformation products and fertilizers; PCBs; anionic surfactants; metals). In addition, Paola is an Expert consultant for research projects evaluation; Editorial board, Specialty Chief Editor and Guest editor of various peer-review Journals. She is also a tutor and co-tutor of students for master and PhD degree theses. Paola received the Atlas Award from the Elsevier in 2017 and the Award MARIE CURIE Fellowship as part of an EU-funded project. She is an author of more than 150 publications (papers in peer reviewed journals, book chapters; total citations: 3633, h-index: 29, i10- index 52. Google Scholar accessed 24/10/22).