Researcher unique identifier: orcid.org/0000-0002-6347-8701
CURRENT POSITION AND RECENT APPOINTMENTS
2013-present: Full professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
2016-19; 2019-present: Coordinator of the 2-year Master degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Bologna.
2016-2018: Member of the Committee for the National Scientific Abilitation (ASN) in Plant Physiology (appointed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research).
2018-present: Vicedirector of the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
2016-2019: Member of the Scientific Board of the Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR).
1994. PhD in Cell Biology and Physiology at the Department of Experimental Evolutionary Biology, University of Bologna. Advisor: Prof. P. Pupillo.
P.T., guest scientist in the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of Prof. Mark Stitt (University of Heidelberg; years 1992-1993), leads the Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology at the University of Bologna.
Main research interests are focussed and various aspects of molecular plant physiology, in particular:
(i) redox regulation of photosynthetic metabolism and formation of supramolecular complexes;
(ii) starch metabolism;
(iii) plasma membrane redox systems;
(iv) thiol-based redox regulation.
110 publications, including 78 papers on international peer reviewed journals, including PNAS (4), Current Opinion of Plant Biology, Antioxidants and Redox Signalling (6), Plant Physiology (10), Plant Biotechnology Journal.
H-index: 37. Total citations: >3700 (Google Scholar). Total IF: >370. Average IF: 4.7
Complete list of publications at PT google scholar
2002. “Assunta Baccarini-Melandri” award assigned by the Italian Society of Plant Physiology.
SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
1995-present: 3 Postdocs / 9 PhD students / 37 Master Students.
TEACHING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES (RECENT)
2012-present: Stress physiology and redox dynamics in plants (32 h), Master in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Bologna.
2013-present: Plant physiology (40 h), B.sc in Biology, University of Bologna.
2014-present: Biodiversity and Evolution (48 h), B. sc. In Biotechnology, University of Bologna.
2008-2016: Primary productivity and sustainable development (32 h), B.sc in Biology, University of Bologna.
Co-author of textbooks of Plant physiology for Italian universities: Biologia vegetale, edited by Pupillo P, Cervone F, Cresti M and Rascio N for Zanichelli-Bologna (2003); Elementi di Fisiologia vegetale, edited by Rascio N for EdiSES-Napoli (2012 fist edition; 2017 second edition).
Reviewer of the 6th Edition of Plant physiology and development by L. Taiz, E. Zeiger, I.M. Moeller, A. Murphy, Sinauer Associates 2016.
Translater in italian, together with P. Pupillo, of Plant metabolism by DT, Turpin DH, Lefebvre DD, Layzell DB (2000) for Calderini Ed., Bologna.
RECENT ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2015. Local and scientific organization, in the role of President of the Italian Society of Plant Biology (SIBV), of the SIBV Plant Biology Winter School, Bertinoro, Italy.
2015. Scientific organization, in the role of President of the Italian Society of Plant Biology (SIBV), of the Joint Congress of SIBV and the Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA), Milano, Italy; September, 8-11.
2017. Scientific organization, in the role of President of the Italian Society of Plant Biology (SIBV), of the Joint Congress of SIBV and the Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA), Pisa, Italy; September, 19-22.
2019. Member of the Scientific Organization Committee of the Plant Biology Europe 2020, Turin, Italy.
SEMINARS AND LECTURES
1993-present. Author of more than 50 scientific talks (lectures, oral communications, seminars) in Congresses or Research Institutions.
2016-present: Member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).
2002–present: Project reviewer for the US Department of Agriculture; Università Italo-Francese (Progetto Vinci); Austrian Science Fund; Agence Nationale de le Recherche, France; US-Israel binational science foundation; National Science Centre, Poland; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Italian Ministry of Research; FWO-Flemish Research Organization, Belgium; Mada'nit, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development, Israel.
2003: Guest Editor of a Special Issue of Protoplasma (Springer) on Plasma Membrane Redox Systems, Vol 221, No.1-2.
1993-present: referee for scientific journals of Plant Science and Biochemistry, including PNAS, Nature comm, Antiox Redox Signal, Plant Cell, Plant Biotech J, Plant Physiol, Plant J, J Exp Bot, Mol Plant, J Biol Chem.
MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
2013–2017. President of the Italian Society of Plant Biology (elected in 2013 and 2015).
2012-present. Member of the Academy of Sciences, Bologna Institute.
2005-present. Supporting scientist of the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO)