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Iris Aloisi

Ricercatrice a tempo determinato tipo a) (junior)

Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali

Settore scientifico disciplinare: BIO/01 BOTANICA GENERALE

Curriculum vitae


  • September 2017 to the present: Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA), University of Bologna, Botany (BIO/01), Junior Assistant Professor (fixed-term)
  • 2014-2017: Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA), University of Bologna, Botany (BIO/01), Laboratory tutor


  • January 2014-December 2016: University of Bologna, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA). Thesis entitled “FACTORS INVOLVED IN POLLEN GERMINATION PLAYING A CRITICAL ROLE ALSO IN ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION”. PhD in Earth, Life and Environmental Sciences- XXIX cycle, biological curriculum
  • March 2016 - October 2016: Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Austria. Project: Purification and characterization of Amb a 1 and Art v 6, two pectate lyase enzymes from weed pollen. Visiting PhD student under the supervision of Michael Wallner, MD, PhD. [Publication: Wolf M et al., 2017, Allergy. doi: 10.1111/all.13196]
  • December 2013: University of Bologna, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FABIT)
    Thesis entitled “DNA TOPOISOMERASE I INHIBITION INCREASES R-LOOP FORMATION AT TRANSCRIBED GENES IN HUMAN CELLS”. Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. [Publication: Marinello J et al., 2016, PlosONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147053]
  • October 2011: University of Bologna, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) [Previous name department “Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology (BES)”]. Thesis entitled “FATTORI CHE INFLUENZANO LA CRESCITA APICALE DEL POLLINE NELL' AUTOINCOMPATIBILITA' FIORALE”. Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences. [Publication: Iorio RA et al., 2012, Acta Horticulturae. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.967.16]


- Lecturer for theoretical and practical lessons in the bachelor degree program in Biological Science (i.e. Plants, Food and Environment) and in the master’s degree program in Biodiversity and Evolution (i.e. Plants and Health).
- November 2020 National scientific qualification for Associate Professor - sector 05/A1
- Communications at national and international congresses; invited speaker at the V National Symposium on Citrus Research and Technology Development, Uruguay, 2021.
- Supervisor and co-supervisor of 15 university theses (three-year, specialist and master's) and two PhD thesis.
- Member of Governing Board of the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BiGeA) since June 2021.
- Member of commissions for post-doc positions, foreign PhD thesis, State exam in Biology.
- Delegate by the Department BiGeA for the coordination of the AlmaOrienta fair.
- Member of the Italian Botanical Society (SBI).
- Numerous collaborations both at national (University of Siena, University of Padua, CNR-Research Area of Bologna) and international level (University of León, Spain and University of Salzburg, Austria, University of Poznań, Poland).

- Coordinator as working package leader of the UniBO unit of the PRIN Project “2D-NANO MAD PLANTS: Effects of 2D-nanomaterials on seed plants reproduction”. Project approved in November 2021.
- Participation in the MIPAAF project “Valorizzazione dell’Apicoltura Sostenibile e resiliente ai cambiamenti climatici”. Project approved in November 2021.
- Participation in the third-party project “Valutazione comparativa delle caratteristiche qualitative e nutrizionali di diverse varietà di frumento e dei relativi sottoprodotti da agricoltura biologica e convenzionale”, commissioned by Progetto Pivetti September 2020-September 2021.
- Head of the PhD project entitled "Multiproxy characterization of a collection of durum wheat germplasm: retracing the past to predict the future”, financed with a doctoral scholarship for the next three years. June 2020-present.
- Participation in the VALORFRUIT Regional Development Plan (PSR) project, "Characterization and enhancement of local fruit biodiversity and verification of innovative apple genotypes for mountain agriculture ", financed by the Emilia-Romagna Region. March 2020-present.
- Participation in the Carisbo project "Interactions between Atmospheric Pollutants and Pollens: Role in the Growing Trend in Allergies " funded by the Carisbo foundation. July 2019-present.
- "Benchmarking and Defining Study of indicators for the analysis of the impact of the tramway ", promoted and financed by the Municipality of Bologna and the Innovazione Urbana Foundation. June-November 2019.
- Participation in the Italy-Poland bilateral project, “Functional characteristics of transglutaminases in the pathobiology of Phytophthora infestans”, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. June 2019-December 2021.
- Participation in the project PRIN “Investigating Self Incompatibility DEterminants in fruit trees" (ISIDE).
February 2017-February 2020.

- LIONS’ association award for scientific research and technological innovation named to Claudio Bonivento (2017)
- Doctoral thesis award 2017 - Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences – BiGeA (2017)