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Francesca Negrini

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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari

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Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie Ambientali e Alimentari, XXXII ciclo,

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari

Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna.

November 2016-now

SUPERVISOR Prof.Elena Baraldi.

  Thesis title: Study of Rapid Alkalinization Factor (RALF) genes as plant susceptibility agents during plant pathogen interaction in strawberry Aim of the study: Understand plant immunity molecular signaling upon pathogen infection in strawberry, in order to identify susceptibility and resistance genes candidates, which could be genetic improvement putative targets.

  • INTERNSHIP (3 months April-July 2017) at Professor Kevin Folta lab, Horticultural Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesvile, Florida (U.S.A.).
  • INTERNSHIP (3 months Sept-December 2018) at Dr. Marko Hyvönen lab, Biochemistry Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, (UK). This Internship period was supported by EMBO Short Term Fellowship number 7779



Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, March 2016
Grade of qualification: 110 e lode (ECTS scale: A)

Thesis: Identification and characterization of a novel epigenetically regulated vernalization-associated gene in Arabidopsis.

Internship thesis (9 months) spent at Functional Genomics laboratory in Edmund Mach Foundation of San Michele all’Adige (Italy) Thesis supervisors: Azeddine Si Ammour and Paolo Bernardo Trost.

Activities: RNA extraction and expression analysis through qRT PCR. Arabidopsis genetic modification using Gateway technology: gene overexpression and silencing with CRISPR CAS9 technology.

Chromatin modification study: chromatin Immonoprecipation (ChIP).

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