Date and place of birth: October, 31, 1966, Mestre (VE), Italy
Work address: Department of Biology, via U. Bassi 58/B, 35131, Padova, Italy
Associate Professor of Plant Physiology (05/A2) Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy.
1997-1999 - Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology. Thesis title: ‘Light stress and photodamaging effects on the photosynthetic apparatus of angiosperms’, Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Padova. Supervisor: Prof.ssa Nicoletta Rascio.
Ph.D. thesis defence 9th February 2000.
1994 - One year research stage for Biologist profession qualification. Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Biology, University of Padova. Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Barbato.
Degree, June 1995.
1993 - Master Degree in Biology, with full marks and honors (110/110 cum laude). Thesis title: “Reserve mobilization during seed germination and first photosynthetic phases of the shoot in Ceratonia siliqua L.” Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Padova. Supervisor: Prof. ssa Nicoletta Rascio.
Since October 2001 to October 2017 - Researcher in Plant Physiology (05/A2) at the Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy. The position implies teaching duties as well as supervision of the work of undergraduate students.
April 2000 - October 2001 - Assegnista di Ricerca (PostDoc) at the Laboratory of Algology, Department of Biology, University of Padova. Project title: ‘Taxonomic and physiological surveys on Antarctic microalgae’ (funded by Italian Antarctic Research Program, PNRA). Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Andreoli.
1996 - 10 months research contracts (January-October) at the Laboratory of Algology, Department of Biology, University of Padova. Project title: “Monitoraggio della presenza di microalghe tossiche nella fascia costiera di Civitavecchia”(funded by ENEL). Supervisor: Prof. Carlo Andreoli.
1995 - 8 months research contracts (May-December) at the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Padova.
1999-2000 - Guest researcher for a total of 5 months at the Laboratory of Phytochemistry, Botanical Institute of the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Research Project concerning: ‘Chlorophyll precursors in the regulation of photosynthesis related gene expression’ (partially funded by the hosting laboratory, SFB 184 DFG). Collaboration with Prof. Wolfhart Rüdiger.
Editorial and reviewer activities:
Since 2016 Nicoletta La Rocca is Member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).
2008 and 2015 Nicoletta La Rocca had an Editorial Contract for writing two chapters of the book ‘Fisiologia delle Piante’ 1st (published in 2012) and 2nd (published in 2017) Edition, by EDISES, Napoli, Italy
Extended version of the CV in the following pdf file.