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Francesca Sparla

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/04 Plant Physiology

Curriculum vitae

Francesca Sparla is a researcher of Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Bologna. In 1994 she received her degree in Biology, with honour, and in 1997 she obtained the qualification to the biologist profession. She received her PhD in “Cell Biology and Physiology” from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1999, with a PhD thesis entitled “Purification, biochemical characterization and cloning of a NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase: a plant homologous of animal DT-diaphorase”.
During her post-doc fellowship her research interest turned to regulatory properties and three-dimensional structure of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), a key enzyme of photosynthetic carbon assimilation. Actually Dr. Sparla's scientific interests include studies on regulation of enzymes of chloroplast stroma and starch metabolism.
Her teaching activities include:
“Plant Molecular Laboratory”, Cellular and Molecular Biology master degree (University of Bologna, Italy);
“Plant Molecular Biology”, Biotechnology degree (University of Urbino; Italy);
“Plant Morphology and Physiology”, Biology degree (University of Bologna, Italy);
"Plant Biology", Pharmacy master degree (University of Bologna, Italy).