Giovanna Felis
Giovanna Felis
Associate Professor
University of Verona, Italy

Giovanna is the associate professor of food microbiology at the Dpt. of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Italy. She is co-chair of the Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus and Related Organisms and member of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes. Her research activity focuses mostly on the taxonomy of food-related bacteria and probiotics, particularly lactic acid bacteria and she contributed to reclassification of genus Lactobacillus in 2020. She believes that probiotics and microbiome-related research could benefit from taxonomic studies, therefore she promotes taxonomic awareness in the microbiology scientific community.