Phone: (+39) 055 522 5473
Fax : (+39) 055 522 5403/5483
E-mail: cuzman@icvbc.cnr.it

  • Investigation the biological growth and biodeterioration phenomena on cultural heritage assets

  • Efficacy evaluation of new control methods against stone biodeteriogens or biofilm formation on monumental heritage

  • Development and application of non-invasive or micro-invasive techniques to identify and characterize the microbe-surface interaction and microbial diversity (microscopical observations, ATP measurements, chlorophyll fluorescence, microbs isolation and characterization, molecular fingerprint methods) 

  • Biotechnological use of microorganisms in cultural heritage and environmental fields

  • Waste minimization, recycling and reuse 


Oana Adriana Cuzman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Protection from University “Al. I. Cuza” Iassy, Romania, in 2000, and a PhD in Science for Conservation within the frame of EPISCON Project, in October 2009 at University of Bologna.

From October 2012 to present works as a researcher within the ECOCEMENT project "New microbial carbonate precipitation technology for the production of high strength, economical and Ecological Cement" FP7-ENV-2011-ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage

From 2009-2012 was a research fellow or research collaborator within different research programs:HYPOGEA project (2012-2013); Bilateral project Italy - Slovenia  “Evaluation of the possible use of the antibiofouling formulates as preventive against biodeterioration on monumental heritage” (2011-2012); "Tecon@BC innovative technologies for the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage" (2010-2012); TDT Bioart “Tecniche innovative per la Diagnosi ed il Trattamento di BIOdeteriogeni in ambito ARTistico e archeologico” (2009-2010); Bilateral project Italy– Spain  “Technology and biotechnology for the conservation of hypogean cultural heritage” (2009-2010).



  1. Cuzman O. A. The 6th European Symposium on Religious Art, Restoration and Conservation (ESRARC 2015, Florence, Italy). Editorial. European Journal of Science and Theology 11(2):1-3

  2. Raimondi V., Andreotti A., Colombini M. P.., Cucci C., Cuzman O.A., Galeotti M., Lognoli D., Palombi L., Picollo M., Tiano P., 2015. Test measurements on a secco white-lead containing model samples to assess the effects of exposure to low-fluence UV laser radiation. Applied Surface Science (under publication)

  3. Cuzman O.A., 2014. Life power and art safeguard. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5:120. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00120; IF3.941

  4. Cuzman O.A., Tiano P., Manganelli Del Fà R. (editors), 2014. Proceedings Book of ESRARC 2014, Edited  by O.A. Cuzman et al., 6th European Symposium on Religious Art, Restoration and Conservation, 9-11 June 2014, Florence, Italy

  5. Raimondi V., Cucci C., Cuzman O.A., Fornacelli C., Galeotti M., Gomoiu I., Lognoli D., Mohanu D., Palombi L., Palombi L., Picollo M., Tiano P., 2013. Study of the effects of low-fluence laser irradiation on wall paintings: test measurements on fresco model samples. Applied Surface Science, 284:184-194

  6. Cuzman O.A., Tapete D., Fratini F., Mazzei B., Riminesi C., Tiano P., 2014. Assessing and facing the biodeteriogenic presence developed in the Roman catacombs of Santi Marco, Marcelliano e Damaso, Italy. European Journal of Science and Theology, 10 (3): 185-197 

  7. Tiano P., Cuzman O.A., Cantisani E., Rescic S., Malesci I., 2013. Possible green building materials by using bioenzymatic calcite precipitation, In: Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world, Edited byErik Jonsson et al., vol. 4, Proceedings of the 12th Biennial SGA Meeting, 12-15 August, Upsala, Sweden, pp. 1841-1844;  

  8. Tapete D., Mazzei B., Fratini F., Riminesi C., Manganelli Del Fà R., Cantisani E., Sacchi B., Cuzman O.A., Patrizi M.G., Scaletti L., Tiano P., 2013. Monitoring hypogeum systems affected by crystallisation processes among conservation needs, microclimate factors and accessibility to heritage. Scienza e Beni Culturali XXIX 2013, Acrcadia Ricerche SRL, ISBN 978-88-95409-17-7, pp. 899-910  

  9. Cuzman O.A., Faraloni C., Pinna D., Riminesi C., Sacchi B., Tiano P., Torzillo G., 2012.  Evaluation of treatments efficiency against lichens growing on monumental stones by electrical conductivity. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation, 84:314-321

  10. Bracci S., Cuzman O.A., Ignesti A., Manganelli Del Fà R., Olmi R., Pallecchi P., Riminesi C., Tiano P. 2012. Multidisciplinary approaches for the conservation of an Etruscan hypogean monument. European Journal of Science and Theology, 9(2):91-106

  11. O. A. Cuzman, P. Tiano, S. Ventura, P. Frediani, 2011, “Biodiversity on stone artifacts”,  in: The importance of biological interactions in the study of biodiversity, Jordi López-Pujol (Ed.), InTech Open Access Publisher, pp 367-390 

  12. O.A. Cuzman, M. Camaiti, B. Sacchi, P. Tiano, 2011, Natural antibiofouling agents as  new control method for phototrophic biofilms dwelling on monumental stone surfaces, International Journal of Conservation Science, 2:3-16

  13. O.A.Cuzman, S.Ventura, C.Sili, C.Mascalchi, T.Turchetti, L. D’Acqui, P.Tiano, 2010, Biodiversity of phototrophic biofilms dwelling on monumental fountains, Journal of Microbial Ecology, 60:81-95.