SSD: BIO/01 - General Botanics
Address: VIA U. BASSI, 58/B - PADOVA
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 09/2020 – now Assistant Professor (Rtd-A), Department of Biology, University of Padova 09/2019 – 08/2020 Paternity leave 03/2019 – 09/2019 Postdoctoral fellow, Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria (with Dr. Yasin Dagdas) 03/2017 – 02/2019 Marie Curie Sklodowska Individual fellow, Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria (with Dr. Wolfgang Busch) 01/2016 – 02/2017 Postdoctoral fellow, Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria (with Dr. Wolfgang Busch) 11/2014 – 11/2015 Fondazione CRT Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Life Science and Systems Biology, University of Torino, Italy (with Prof. Paola Bonfante) EDUCATION 01/2011 - 08/2014 PhD in Biological Sciences and Applied Biotechnology, University of Torino, Italy (with Prof. Paola Bonfante) 06/2010 - 10/2010 Research Scholarships, Institute of Plant Protection, National Research Council, Torino, Italy (with Dr. Raffaella Balestrini) 10/2007 - 04/2010 Master Degree in Plant Biotechnology, University of Torino, Italy 10/2004 - 09/2007 Bachelor Degree in Biotechnology, University of Torino, Italy OTHER RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS 08/2016 – 09/2016 Visiting researcher under the supervision of Prof. Stanislav Kopriva at University of Cologne, Germany 06/2012 - 12/2012 Research training under the supervision of Prof. Stanislav Kopriva, JIC, Norwich, England 10/2009 – 11/2009 Research internship under the supervision of Prof. Uwe Ludewig, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany 01/2008 - 07/2008 Erasmus Program at SLU, Uppsala, Sweden. Practical work with Prof. Johan Meijer
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5 representative publications
Plant roots are highly plastic organs able to sense and adapt to the environment by integrating external biotic and abiotic stimuli. New technologies allow following and tracing root system apparatus and investigating gene regulating root developmental strategy. My research focus on the use of high throughput root phenotyping and metabolite profiling combined with Genome Wide Association, applied to multiple plant species, such as Lotus japonicus, Medicago truncatula and Arabidopsis thaliana. This has already shown to be a successful approach for identifying genes involved in plant responses to phosphate (Giovannetti et al., 2019). In the future, I will endeavor to characterise the most multidimensional phenotypes possible, including root system architecture, plant-microbe interactions and physiology, in order to gather more knowledge about the genotype-phenotype connection.