Dr Chiara Borsetto

Dr Chiara Borsetto

In the ResPharm project I am involved in the chemical and molecular analysis of environmental samples collected across two sites in India: Baddi, pharmaceutical manufacturing hub (main area of interest for environmental pollution) and Kangra, residential area (control area).

Sampling rivers

I contribute to the selection of the sampling sites and I provide standard operating procedures for our teams in UK and India for samples processing and metadata collection.

In particular, I work on the identification and quantification of active pharmaceutical ingredients, and I study the antimicrobial profile of the environmental microbiomes through qPCR and metagenomes. To complement the work done in India and help developing methods, I run microcosms experiments with UK samples mimicking the riverine environment.

University of Warwick