Dr Jadranka Nappi

Dr Jadranka Nappi

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor
  • PADI Emergency First Responder, CPR and Oxigen provider Instructor
  • PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • Coastal Skipper, International Bareboat Skipper and VHF licence
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Ecology at the University of Rome, TorVergata (2010) and Master in Marine Biology at the University of Pisa, in Italy (2013). Worked as Research Assistant at the University of New South Wales (2013-2014). Granted the University of New South Wales Tuition Fees Scholarship (2014).  PhD in Biotechnology within the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science (BABS) at the University of New South Wales (2019); supervised by Associate Professor Suhelen Egan. Currently working ad Postdoctoral research fellow within the Center of Marine Science and Innovation (CMSI) at UNSW; supervised by Professor Torsten Thomas.  

Level 5, Biological Science Building D26
  • Book Chapters | 2017
    EGAN S; KUMAR V; NAPPI J; GARDINER M, 2017, 'Microbial Diversity and Symbiotic Interactions with Macroalgae', in Algal and Cyanobacteria Symbioses, WORLD SCIENTIFIC (EUROPE), pp. 493 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9781786340580_0016
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Khan T; Song W; Nappi J; Marzinelli EM; Egan S; Thomas T, 2024, 'Functional guilds and drivers of diversity in seaweed-associated bacteria', FEMS Microbes, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsmc/xtad023
    Journal articles | 2024
    Syukur S; Richmond J; Majzoub ME; Nappi J; Egan S; Thomas T, 2024, 'Not all parents are the same: Diverse strategies of symbiont transmission in seaweeds', Environmental Microbiology, 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.16564
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nappi J; Goncalves P; Khan T; Majzoub ME; Grobler AS; Marzinelli EM; Thomas T; Egan S, 2023, 'Differential priority effects impact taxonomy and functionality of host-associated microbiomes', Molecular Ecology, 32, pp. 6278 - 6293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.16336
    Journal articles | 2023
    Pintado J; Del Olmo G; Guinebert T; Ruiz P; Nappi J; Thomas T; Egan S; Masaló I; Cremades J, 2023, 'Manipulating the Ulva holobiont: Co-culturing Ulva ohnoi with Phaeobacter bacteria as a strategy for disease control in fish-macroalgae IMTA-RAS aquaculture', Journal of Applied Phycology, 35, pp. 2017 - 2029, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-023-02986-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Salikin NH; Dubois M; Nappi J; Lebhar H; Marquis C; Egan S, 2021, 'Novel nematode-killing protein-1 (Nkp-1) from a marine epiphytic bacterium pseudoalteromonas tunicata', Biomedicines, 9, pp. 1586, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9111586
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mangott A; Nappi J; Delli Paoli Carini A; Goncalves P; Hua K; Domingos JA; de Nys R; Thomas T, 2020, 'Ulva lactuca as a functional ingredient and water bioremediator positively influences the hepatopancreas and water microbiota in the rearing of Litopenaeus vannamei', Algal Research, 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2020.102040
    Journal articles | 2020
    Salikin NH; Nappi J; Majzoub ME; Egan S, 2020, 'Combating parasitic nematode infections, newly discovered antinematode compounds from marine epiphytic bacteria', Microorganisms, 8, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8121963
    Journal articles | 2019
    Nappi J; Soldi E; Egan S, 2019, 'Diversity and Distribution of Bacteria Producing Known Secondary Metabolites', Microbial Ecology, 78, pp. 885 - 894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-019-01380-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ballestriero F; Daim M; Penesyan A; Nappi J; Schleheck D; Bazzicalupo P; Di Schiavi E; Egan S, 2018, 'Correction: Antinematode activity of violacein and the role of the insulin/IGF-1 pathway in controlling violacein sensitivity in caenorhabditis elegans (PLoS One (2014) 9:10 (e109201) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109201)', PLoS ONE, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210026
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ballestriero F; Nappi J; Zampi G; Bazzicalupo P; Di Schiavi E; Egan S, 2016, 'Caenorhabditis elegans employs innate and learned aversion in response to bacterial toxic metabolites tambjamine and violacein', Scientific Reports, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep29284
    Journal articles | 2014
    Ballestriero F; Daim M; Penesyan A; Nappi J; Schleheck D; Bazzicalupo P; Di Schiavi E; Egan S, 2014, 'Antinematode activity of violacein and the role of the insulin/IGF-1 pathway in controlling violacein sensitivity in Caenorhabditis elegans', PLoS ONE, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109201
  • Preprints | 2024
    Peixoto R; Ribeiro B; Garritano AN; Raimundo I; Nappi J; Garcias-Bonet N; Villela H; Thomas T; Klautau M, 2024, Not Only in Corals: Beneficial Microorganisms for Corals can also Be Enriched in Sponges, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-4199775/v1

I am passionate about the marine environment, I have strong research background in marine microbiology and ecology. The projects I am involved in, include the following activities:

  • Bacterial-seaweeds interactions
  • The ecological role of antibiotic producing bacteria
  • Use of bioinformatic tools and molecular approaches for the analysis of microbial communities associates with marine samples 
  • Engineering of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942
  • Supervise PhD students, assisting during experimental design, fieldwork and laboratory activities