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Elena Baraldi

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/12 Plant Pathology

Curriculum vitae



1998: PhD in Molecular Biology, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

1994-1998: PhD thesis: ‘Structure and function of signal transduction domains: DH, PH and WW' at EMBL- Heidelberg with Prof. Matti Saraste.

1994: Five years university degree in Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy .

Professional career

2000- Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences (DIPSA), disciplinary section of Plant Pathology

1998-2000- Postdoc in Plant Molecular Pathology, Salk Institute San Diego (CA, USA) and University of Edinburgh, UK, with Prof. Chris Lamb.

2016- Associate Professor in Plant Pathology (AGR/12)

2017- National Abilitation for Full Professor in Plant Pathology

Teaching activities

2000-2015: Professor of ‘Laboratory of Molecular Biology’, University of Bologna, Biotechnology course

2014- Professor of ‘Plant Pathology’, University of Bologna, Agricultural Sciences course

2017- Professor of 'Food Crops'

Career related activities

Reviewer for scientific journal: Journal of Experimental Botany, PlosONE, BMC Biology, BMC Genomics, Plant Pathology, FEBS.

Reviewer for international and national grant organization: BARD (Israel-USA); Binational Science Foundation BSF, USA_Israel; and national (PRIN-MIUR)

Associate Editor of BMC Genomics

Associated Guest Editor for Frontiers in Plant Science, Research Topic 'Interplay between Plant Pathogens and Fruit ripening'

Leader of the laboratory of Biotchnology and Plant Pathology, officially certified from the ER region for phytosanitary analysis on fruit and horticultural crops, including reproductive material (not seeds) (D.M. 14/4/97, D.M. 9/8/2000) and fungal reproductive material (D.M. 27/9/2007).


Funded Projects:

PRIN -2002- Prot: 2002073389_002 : Genetic characterization of Botrytis strains’ Partecipant.

PRIN-2006- Prot: 2006072204_004 : 'Penicillium biomass determination and patulin prevention’ ' Partecipant.

2009: CARITRO Fundation (Tn): 'Defensisn as mediators of innate immunity: action mechanism and applications’. Unit leader.

2012 : Interregional MAGNATUM. Partecipant. (

2011-2013 : Innovapero AGER project ( ). Partecipant.

2017: POR FSE 2014/2020 Ot: 10

2019: PRIMA-Med-Berry Coordinator

2019: pRIN: UniBo Unit leader