Date and place of birth: 03/04/1969; Padova, Italy.
Current position: Associate Professor in Botany, Department of Biology (DeBio), University of Padova (UNIPD).
1997: Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, UNIPD
1992: M.Sc. in Biology, summa cum laude, UNIPD
Positions held and research experience
2017: National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Botany
2017-present: Coordinator of the Biotechnology and Differentiation Work Group of the Italian Botanical Society
2015-present: Deputy Director (“Vice Prefetto”) of the Botanical Garden of Padova
2014-present: Associate Professor in Botany, DeBio UNIPD
2012: National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Botany and in Plant Physiology
2000-2014: Academic Researcher/Assistant Professor in Botany, DeBio, UNIPD
2000: Academic visitor (2 months), Glycobiology Institute, Dept. Biochemistry, University of Oxford (UK)
1999-2000: Post-doctoral research fellowship, Plant Cell Biology laboratory, DeBio, UNIPD
1998-1999: European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) long-term fellowship (1 year), Plant Laboratory, Dept. Biology, University of York (UK) [supervisor: Prof. D. Sanders]
1997: National University Consortium for Plant Molecular Biology contract, DeBio, UNIPD
1996: European Commission short-term fellowship (3 months) (Project of Technological Priority, PTP), Institut für Genetik, Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) [supervisor: Prof. W. Martin]
1995: EMBO short-term fellowship (3 months), Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Dept. Bio-Organic Chemistry, Utrecht University (The Netherlands) [supervisor: Prof. J.F.G. Vliegenthart]
1994-1996: Research activity as PhD student, Plant Cell Biology laboratory, DeBio, UNIPD [supervisor: Prof. P. Mariani]
1993: Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) fellowship (1 year), Mutagenesis laboratory, DeBio, UNIPD [supervisor: Prof. A.G. Levis]
1991-1992: Research activity as undergraduate student, Mutagenesis laboratory, DeBio, UNIPD [supervisor: Prof. A.G. Levis]
Research interest: plant cell biology with specific focus on plant calcium homeostasis and signalling.
Author of 36 papers published in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor, and of 4 book chapters. First author in 13 papers, last author in 8 papers. h-index: 18. Total citations: 928 (Web of Science). Reviewer for international journals (18), invited speaker at international conferences and foreign Universities (15). Participation and contribution to 42 international and 25 national conferences.