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Youry Pii

Fixed-term Assistant Professor working in a different University

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Curriculum vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Youry Pii

Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

Faculty of Science and Technology

Universitätsplatz 5 · piazza Università, 5 - Building K

I-39100 Bolzano

Phone +39 0471 017164

Fax +39 0471 017009

Email: youry.pii@unibz.it

Current position

Researcher with a fix-term contract senior, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano (AGR/13)

Previous Academic positions

May 2016- May 2017 Researcher with a fix-term contract junior, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano (AGR/13)

May 2013- May 2016 Researcher with a fix-term contract within the FIRB project “Rhizosphere management for sustainable crop production: processes and mechanisms involved in soil nutrient availability, plant uptake and translocation – RHIZOCROP” Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bolzano (AGR/13)

May 2012- May 2013 Research Fellowship: “Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying the acquisition of nitrate and ammonium in maize roots“ Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (AGR/13)

Apr 2011- Apr 2012 Research Fellowship: “Development of analytical methods for wine traceability and authentication” Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (AGR/13)

Feb 2011- Mar 2011 Research Fellowship: “Application of multivariate statistical methods for the geographical characterization of GARDA DOP olive oils” Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (AGR/13)

Jun 2009- Dec 2010 Research Fellowship: “Study of molecular aspects related to the role of auxin in Vitis vinifera fertility and ripening” Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (BIO/04)

Mar 2009 – May 2009 Research Fellowship: “Gene silencing in Medicago truncatula plants by generating transgenic roots carrying hairpin RNA constructs” Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (BIO/04)

Jan 2006 – Dec 2008 PhD in Applied Biotechnology, Agro-Industrial curriculum Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (BIO/04)

Apr 2004 – Dec 2005 Research Fellowship: “Use of legume plants inoculated with auxin over-producer rhizobia in order to study the effects of the increased phytohormone content of root nodules on symbiosis, plant growth and plant responses to biotic stresses” Biotechnology Dept., University of Verona (BIO/04)

Education

2004 Master Degree in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna, score 110/110 cum laude;

2009 Ph.D in Applied Biotechnology, curriculum Agro-Industrial, University of Verona.

National Scientific Habilitation (ASN)

April 2017: Dr. Youry Pii has obtained the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) for the position of Associate Professor in the sector 07/E1 (Chimica Agraria, Genetica Agraria e Pedologia – SSD AGR/13), valid through April 2023.

Academic experience

Visiting scientist

June 2008: visiting scientist at the Technical University Munich, Department of Plant Science with Prof. Erwin Grill and Dr. Arthur Korte for the acquisition of methods aiming at the production of protoplasts from A. thaliana tissues to study the in vivo protein-protein interaction by means of the Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) technique.

May 2016: visiting scientist at The James Hutton Institute, Division of Plant Science, Dundee, UK, financed by a fellowship received from The Royal Society of Edinburgh (UK) and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (IT).

Teaching activity

AY 2017/18 Course of “Biochemistry and physiology of agricultural plants” - Bachelor in Agricultural and Agro-Environmental Sciences, Free University of Bolzano.

AY 2017/18 Course of “Elements of chemistry and biochemistry of agrochemicals“(3 CFU), Master in International Horticulture Science, Free University of Bolzano.

AY 2016/17 Seminar entitled “Rhizosphere - The Middle-Earth of Plant-Soil-Microbes interaction” within the SICA PhD Winter School, 13-16 February 2017, Piacenza (Italy)

AY 2016/17 Course of “Elements of chemistry and biochemistry of agrochemicals“(3 CFU), Master in International Horticulture Science, Free University of Bolzano.

AY 2016/17 Course of “Bodenchemie und –fruchtbarkeit - Exercise“, Bachelor in Agricultural and Agro-Environmental Sciences, Free University of Bolzano.

AY 2015/16 Seminar entitled “Influence of the nutritional status and substrate characteristics on the shoot ionome to predict the synergism and antagonism between nutrients in crops.” within the SICA PhD Winter School, 15-18 February 2016, Piacenza (Italy)

AY 2014/15 Biochemistry and physiology of agricultural plants - Bachelor in Agricultural and Agro-Environmental Sciences, Free University of Bolzano

AY 2014/15 Seminar entitled “An underground tale: contribution of microbial activity to plant nutrients acquisition.” within the SICA PhD Winter School, 9-12 February 2015, Piacenza (Italy)

AY 2013/14 Seminar entitled “Interactions between plants and microorganisms: towards a better nutrients use efficiency?” within the SICA PhD Winter School, 17-20 February 2014, Piacenza (Italy)

AY 2013/14 Seminar entitled “Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria” within the Applied Agricultural Chemistry course, Prof. Stefano Cesco, Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming, Free University of Bolzano.

AY 2010/11 Course of Plant Biology, Bachelor in “Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology”, Università degli Studi di Verona.

AY 2009/10 Course of Plant Biology, Bachelor in “Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology”, Università degli Studi di Verona.

AY 2008/09 Teaching assistant in Cell Biology and Plant Biology, Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Verona.

AY 2008/09 Teaching assistant in Biomolecular Technologies, Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Verona.

AY 2007/08 Teaching assistant in Biomolecular Technologies, Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Verona.

Supervision of PhD Students

AY 2017/18 Supervision of the visiting PhD Student Lessandro De Conti from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil. Co-tutoring with Prof. Cesco and Prof. Mimmo

Supervision of undergraduate Students

  • AY 2018/19 Candidate: Kolega S. “Aromatic profiles of two hydroponically-grown sweet basil (O. basilicum L.) cultivars as affected by the composition of nutrient solution and the inoculation with Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria”. Supervisor Dr. Youry Pii Co-supervisors: Dr. Luciano Cavani, Prof. Stefano Cesco. Master in International Horticulture Science, Free University of Bolzano.
  • AY 2017/18 Candidate: TIziani R. “Effect of glyphosate weeding and urea fertilization on Gewürtztraminer berry development”. Supervisor Prof. Zeno Varanini. Co-supervisors: Dr. Anita Zamboni, Dr. Youry Pii. Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Biotecnologie Agro-Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Verona.
  • AY 2016/17 Candidate: Beber K. “The fate of Terbuthylazine (TBA) in soil: adsorption and degradation”. Supervisor Prof. Tanja Mimmo. Co-supervisors: Prof. Stefano Cesco, Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming. Free University of Bolzano
  • AY 2016/17 Candidate: Graf H. “Wirkung von nützlichen Mikroorganismen auf das Wachstum und die Qualität von Erdbeeren”. Prof. Tanja Mimmo. Co-supervisors: Prof. Stefano Cesco, Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming. Free University of Bolzano
  • AY 2015/16 Candidate: Aldrighetti A. “Effects of Azospirillum brasilense on nitrate uptake in Maize (Zea Mays L.) seedlings”. Supervisor Prof. Stefano Cesco. Co-supervisor: Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming. Free University of Bolzano
  • AY2013/14 Candidate: Hartmann F. “RNA-Seq approach to study iron and phosphorous deficiency in Malus x domestica”. Supervisors Dr. Tanja Mimmo and Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming. Free University of Bolzano
  • AY2013/14 Candidate: Springeth C. “Biochemical activities in cucumber plants as affected by Azospirillum brasilense inoculation: a spatial-temporal resolution”. Supervisors Dr. Tanja Mimmo and Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming. Free University of Bolzano
  • AY2013/14 Candidate: Penn A. “Plant - soil - microorganisms interactions under Fe-deficiency using a soil based Rhizotest system”. Supervisors Dr. Tanja Mimmo and Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Agricultural Science And Agricultural Technology, Mountain Farming. Free University of Bolzano
  • AY2011/12 Candidate: Castagnini G. “Aspetti fenotipici e fisiologici della Mg-carenza in piante di Vitis vinifera (cv Corvina) innestate su portinnesti a diversa suscettibilità”. Supervisor Prof. Zeno Varanini, Co-supervisor Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology, University of Verona.
  • AY2010/11 Candidate: Franchi A. “Modificazioni fenotipiche e biochimiche indotte dalla carenza di Magnesio in Vitis vinifera cv. Corvina innestata su portinnesti a diversa suscettibilità al Magnesio”. Supervisor Prof. Zeno Varanini, Co-supervisor Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology, University of Verona.
  • AY2010/11 Candidate: Malvezzi C. “Studio dell'espressione del gene N5 di Medicago truncatula nel processo di nodulazione ed in risposta a molecole segnale coinvolte nella simbiosi”. Supervisor: Dr. Tiziana Pandolfini, Co-supervisor Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Verona.
  • AY2010/11 Candidate: Bertolini J. “Coinvolgimento di MtN5 nella trasduzione del segnale nella simbiosi S. meliloti - M. truncatula”. Supervisor: Dr. Tiziana Pandolfini, Co-supervisor Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Verona.
  • AY2006/07 Candidate: Tomizioli M. “Produzione di ossido nitrico nei batteri ad opera di NO sintasi”. Supervisor: Dr. Tiziana Pandolfini, Co-supervisor Dr. Youry Pii. Bachelor in Biotechnology, University of Verona.
  • AY 2004/05 Candidate: Cremonese G. “Effetti dell’aumento di auxina prodotta nel nodulo radicale su piante leguminose”. Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Crimi, Co-supervisor Dr. Youry Pii. Master Degree in Biotechnology, University of Verona.

Research activity

The scientific formation of dr. Youry Pii, acquired during the academic studies and as research fellow and assistant professor in the disciplinary area of Agricultural Chemistry (SSD AGR/13), is mainly focused on plant nutrition and the rhizosphere processes underlying nutrients uptake. In particular, the study of the complex relationship between plant, soil and microorganisms in the process of nutrient acquisition is one of the central topics in the research activity of dr. Youry Pii. He applied thereby interdisciplinary methodologies, such as molecular biology, genomics, genetics, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and plant physiology, aimed at identifying the molecular mechanisms that control important plant traits related to mineral nutrient acquisition, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.

In details, the research activity of dr. Youry Pii has been focused on:

a) Physiological and molecular responses to nutritional deficiencies and heavy metal stresses in model plants (e.g. cucumber, barley, tomato) and in tree plants (e.g. strawberry, apple, grapevine).

b) Interaction between plants and PGPR to improve plant nutrients uptake/use efficiency.

c) Rhizosphere metagenomics;

d) Symbiotic interaction between legumes and rhizobia

e) Microbiological, functional and molecular characterization of bacterial consortia for the degradation of chlorinated compounds and agrochemicals;

International and national scientific cooperation

  • Prof. Carmine Crecchio and Dr. Roberto Terzano, Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti, University of Bari
  • Dr. Gianpiero Vigani, Department of Plant Production, University of Milan
  • Prof. Daniele Del Buono, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali, University of Perugia
  • Prof. Zeno Varanini and Dr. Anita Zamboni, Biotechnology Department, University of Verona;
  • Prof. Tiziana Pandolfini and Dr. Barbara Molesini, Biotechnology Department, University of Verona.
  • Dr. Davide Bulgarelli, Division of Plant Sciences, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
  • Prof. Stefania Astolfi, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali, Università degli Studi della Tuscia.
  • Prof. Gian Maria Beone and Dr. Luigi Lucini, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza.

Research projects

  • 2017-2020 Participant within the project “Hydrothermal carbonization of Biogas digestate for hydroPonics: an innovative concept of bio-refinery (HB Ponics)” (ERDF (EFRE/FESR) Call 2017 - Research and Innovation (3rd call) European Commission)
  • 2017-2020 Participant within the project “Rhizosphere processes affect copper bioavailability in vineyard soils (RHIZOPRO)” (Free University of Bolzano – CRC call 2017)
  • 2017-2018 Participant within the research contract “Influence of fertigation solution composition of fruits quality (FERTFRUIT – TN2345C)” (Azienda Cooperativa Sant’Orsola, Pergine Valsugana - TN)
  • 2017-2018 Principal Investigator of the project “Integration of ionomic and proteomic profiles of subcellular organelles to unravel mineral elements allocation and homeostasis in plants subjected to abiotic stresses (IMPRESS)” (Free University of Bolzano – RTD call 2016 – TN2071)
  • 2016-2019 Participant within the Project “Sustainable grapevine nutrition strategies to enhance soil biodiversity and grapevine production (GRASP)” (Free University of Bolzano – CRC call 2015 – TN2053).
  • 2015-2017 Participant within the Project “The role of nutrient availability on fruit quality parameters: molecular and chemical evaluation of strawberry fruits (BERRY)” (Free University of Bolzano – CRC call 2014 – TN2023).
  • 2013-2016 Participant within the Project: "Rhizosphere management for sustainable crop production: processes and mechanisms involved in soil nutrient availability, plant uptake and translocation - RHIZOCROP" (MIUR-FIRB-RBFR127WJ9).
  • 2011-2013 Participant within the Project: Magnesium in grapevine nutrition: physiological and molecular characterization of transport mechanisms in rootstocks showing different degree of susceptibility to the nutrient starvation (Enti finanziatori: Università di Verona e Unione Italiana Vini)
  • Jan 2006 (56 months) Participant within the Project: “Progetto di Ricerca per Potenziare la Competitività di Orticole in Aree meridionali (P.R.O.M.)” (Ente finanziatore: Ministero delle politiche Agricole e Forestali).
  • Nov. 2002 (36 months) Participant within the Project: “Miglioramento qualitativo e quantitativo della produzione in orticoltura e frutticoltura: conferimento di sviluppo partenocarpico del frutto e miglioramento della fertilità, con tecniche di ingegneria genetica, a varietà coltivate di pomodoro, melanzana, fragola, lampone, vite da tavola, mandarino e limone” (Programma FIRB. Ente finanziatore: Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca).
  • Nov. 2002 (46 months) Participant within the Project: “Post genomica di leguminose foraggere” (Programma FIRB. Ente finanziatore: Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca)

Submitted Research projects

  • 2018 Participant within the project “Unlocking the potential of soil biota by smartly applying new combinations of easily implementable agricultural practices (SmartUnlock)” (H2020 Sustainable Food Security 2018 - various topics European Commission).
  • 2018 Participant within the project “Rhizospheric microbes to improve Fe and P nutrition of plants in calcareous soils (RIPHOSHERE)” (ERA-NET SusCrop 2018 MIUR - Ministero per l'Istruzione, l'Università e la Ricerca)
  • 2018 Principal Investigator within the project “Use of protein-hydrolysates as biostimulants of vegetable crops: elucidating their mode of action and optimizing their effectiveness through a multidisciplinary approach (PHOBOS)” (PRIN 2017)
  • 2018 Principal Investigator within the project “Unravelling the effects of Azospirillum brasilense on the molecular mechanisms underlying iron acquisition in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) plants (ALBION)” (CRC call 2018)
  • 2018 Participant within the project “A multi-omic approach to assess soil functional properties (MicroBioSoil)” (Euregio Science Fund - 3rd call 2017 Europaregion Euregio Tirol Südtirol Trentino)
  • 2018 Principal Investigator and coordinator of the project “A Interactions between Clubroot and the Root Microbiota (MicroClub)” (Euregio Science Fund - 3rd call 2017 Europaregion Euregio Tirol Südtirol Trentino)
  • 2017 Principal Investigator within the project Virtuous & cost-effective practice to kick organic matter regional markets to improve soil fertility and carbon stock (ORGANIC-M@RKET) (LIFE Programme 2014-2020: Call 2017 European Commission)
  • 2017 Participant within the project “OPTIMal quality in selected cereals as affected by Iron (Fe) and Sulfur (S) interaction (OPTIMIST)” (ERA-NET Funding)
  • 2017 Participant within the project “Mobile soil sensors for the alpine environment (MOSSA)” (Alpine Space 2014-2020).
  • 2017 Participant within the project “Effects of eNDophYtic MIcrobial cOmmunity on mineral Nutrition of apple trees (ENDYMION) (CRC call 2017)
  • 2017 Participant within the project “Tailored biotransformation of apple by-products: a novel method for producing shikimic acid (SHIKIBYAPPLE)” (CRC call 2017)
  • 2016 Participant within the project “Isolation and characterization of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) enhancIng plant nutrients availability, uptake and allocation (SPRINT)” (PRIN 2015)
  • 2016 Participant within the project “Innovative framework to preserve soil biological quality and health in Alpine regions (Alp-Soil)” (Alpine Space 2014-2020).
  • 2016 Participant within the project “Copper (Cu) in vineyard soils: rhizosphere strategies to alleviate Cu toxicity in plants (CUTOX)” (PRIN 2015)
  • 2016 Principal Investigator and coordinator of the project “Fertilization practices and microorganisms as bioinoculants for the protection against pests and growth promotion of crops in the Alp region (ALPCROP)” (INTERREG I A 2014 2020)
  • 2016 Participant within the project “The potential of endophytic microbial community in enhancing apple trees mineral nutrition (PEANUT)” (CRC call 2016)
  • 2014 Principal Investigator and coordinator of the project “From soil to glass: sustainable vine nutrition strategies to enhance soil quality, grapevine productivity and wine quality (DI-VINO)” (SIR 2014)

Editorial and reviewer activity

  • Editor for:
    • Access Journal of Biotechnology Research;
    • Journal of Botanical Sciences.
  • Guest Editor for:
    • Acta Horticolturae (Special Issue about VIII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops);
    • Agriculture (Special Issue on Rhizosphere Research http://www.mdpi.com/journal/agriculture/special_issues/Rhizosphere_Agriculture).
  • Reviewer for the following scientific journals: BMC Research Note; African Journal of Agricultural Research; Biologia; Catena; Molecules; Frontiers in Plant Science; Journal of Science, Food and Agriculture; International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Journal of Plant Physiology; Journal of Medicinal Plant Research; Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture; Canadian Journal of Microbiology; Clean – Soil, Air, Water; Arid Land Research and Management; Functional Plant Biology; Plant Signaling & Behavior; Plant Molecular Biology, PLoS One; Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Journal of Botanical Science.

Scientific Societies

Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry (SICA)

Italian Society of Plant Biology (SIBV)

European Society of New Methods in Agricultural Research (ESNA)

International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB)

International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS)

Organizational Activity

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the organizing and scientific committee of the 11th World Congress on Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture to be held in Paris (France), 05-07 March 2018.

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the scientific committee of the Ph.D. Winter School “The role of Agricultural Chemistry for a sustainable agricultural production and its traceability” held in Palermo, Italy, 12-15 February 2018.

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the organizing and scientific committee of “FUTURE IPM IN EUROPE: The largest international event on “sustainable crop production and protection” held in Riva del Garda, Italy 15-20 October 2017.

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the organizing and scientific committee of the VIII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops held in Bolzano, 27-30 June 2017.

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the scientific committee of the Ph.D. Winter School “Current challenges in agricultural ecosystems: the need for a multidisciplinary approach” held in Piacenza, Italy, 13-16 February 2017.

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the scientific committee of the Ph.D. Winter School “Novel approaches to unravel the plant-soil-microbial systems in action” held in Piacenza, Italy, 15-18 February 2016.

Dr. Youry Pii is part of the organizing and scientific committee of the annual conference of the European Society of New Methods in Agricultural Research (ESNA) held in Bolzano, 3-6 September 2014.

Dr Youry Pii is part of the organizing and scientific committee of the National conference of the Italian society of Agricultural Chemistry (SICA) held in Bolzano, 7 al 9 September 2014.

Istitutional Activities

2015 - 2017 Representative for the Faculty of Science and Technology within the PRIMA Project.

Since 2017 Component of PhD Food Engineering and Biotechnology (DOT17C3077) board.

2017 Laboratorium "Projektwoche Rendezvous mit dem Traumberuf": Soil Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab for High School Students

2017 Tutor for the internship of Raphael Tiziani (University of Verona): “Acquisizione di metodiche analitiche per la determinazione qualitativa e quantitativa dei principali composti organici contenuti nelle bacche di vite.”

2017 Member of the commission for the selection of a research assistant for the SSD AGR/13 “Optimised nutrients management from livestock production in Alto Adige (Life OPTIMAL)”

2017 Member of the commission for the selection of a research assistant for the SSD AGR/13 “Sustainable grapevine nutrition strategies to enhance soil biodiversity and grapevine production (GRASP)”.

2016 Member of the commission for the selection of a teaching contract professor for the course of Bodenchemie und-fruchtbarkeit (L-25).

2016 Member of the commission for the selection of a teaching contract professor for the course of Soil Quality (LM-69).

List of publications

Dr. Youry Pii is author of 38 scientific papers and more than 60 congress contributions (SCOPUS listed: 32, H-Index 13, Number of Citations: 566 – updated to 14.06.2018).

Articles in International Refereed Journals

  1. Mimmo T, Pii Y, Valentinuzzi F, Astolfi S, Lehto N, Robinson B, Brunetto G, Terzano R, Cesco S. (2018). Nutrient availability in the rhizosphere: a review. Acta Horticulturae. In press. IF nd; Subject Category: Horticulture Q3. Number of citations: 0.
  2. Pii Y*, Graf H, Valentinuzzi F, Cesco S, Mimmo T. (2018). The effects of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on the growth and quality of strawberries. Acta Horticulturae. In press. IF nd; Subject Category: Horticulture Q3. Number of citations: 0.
  3. Valentinuzzi F, Cologna K, Pii Y*, Mimmo T, Cesco S. (2018). Assessment of silicon biofortification and its effect on the content of bioactive compounds in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa cv. Elsanta) fruits. Acta Horticulturae. In press. IF nd; Subject Category: Horticulture Q3. Number of citations: 0.
  4. Valentinuzzi F, Maver M, Fontanari S, Mott D, Savini G, Tiziani R, Pii Y*, Mimmo T, Cesco S. (2018). Foliar application of potassium-based fertilizer improves strawberry fruits quality. Acta Horticulturae. In press. IF nd; Subject Category: Horticulture Q3. Number of citations: 0.
  5. Valentinuzzi F⁠, Pii Y⁠, Mimmo T⁠, Savini G⁠, Curzel S⁠, Cesco⁠ S. (2018). Fertilization strategies as a tool to modify the organoleptic properties of raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) fruits. Scientia Horticulturae 240C:205-212. IF 1.624; Subject Category: Horticulture Q1. Number of citations: 0.
  6. Vigani G, Pii Y, Celletti S, Maver M, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Astolfi S. (2018). Mitochondria dysfunctions under Fe and S deficiency: Is citric acid involved in the regulation of adaptive responses? Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 126:86-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2018.02.022 . IF 2.724; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 0.
  7. Gattullo CE, Pii Y, Allegretta I, Medici L, Cesco S, Mimmo T, Terzano R. (2018). Iron mobilization and mineralogical alterations induced by Fe deficient cucumber plants in a calcareous soil. Pedosphere, 28:59-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1002-0160(15)60104-7 . IF 1.734; Subject Category: Soil Science Q2. Number of citations: 0.
  8. Mimmo T, Tiziani R., Valentinuzzi F, Lucini L, Nicoletto C, Sambo P, Scampicchio M, Pii Y*, Cesco S. (2017) Selenium biofortification in Fragaria × ananassa: Implications on strawberry fruits quality, content of bioactive health beneficial compounds and metabolomic profile. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8: 1887. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01887. IF 4.291; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 0.
  9. Santi C, Molesini B, Guzzo F, Pii Y, Vitulo N, Pandolfini T. (2017) Genome-wide transcriptional changes and lipid profile modifications induced by Medicago truncatula N5 overexpression at an early stage of the symbiotic interaction with Sinorhizobium meliloti. Genes, 8 (12): 396. doi:10.3390/genes8120396c. IF 3.600; Subject Category: Genetics Q1. Number of citations: 0.
  10. Pii Y*, Zamboni A, Dal Santo S, Pezzotti M, Varanini Z, Pandolfini T. (2017) Prospect on ionomic signatures for the classification of grapevine berries according to their geographical origin. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8: 640. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00640. IF 4.291; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 3.
  11. Celletti S, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Astolfi S. (2016) The characterization of the adaptive responses of durum wheat to different Fe availability highlights an optimum Fe requirement threshold. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 109: 300-307. DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2016.10.010. IF 2.724; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 2.
  12. Pii Y, Alessandrini M, Dall'Osto L, Guardini K, Prinsi B, Espen L, Zamboni A, Varanini Z. (2016). Time-resolved investigation of molecular components involved in the induction of NO3- high affinity transport system in maize roots. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7: 1657. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01657. IF 4.291; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 9.
  13. Brunetto G, Bastos de Wellington G, Terzano R, Del Buono D, Astolfi S, Tomasi N, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Cesco S (2016). Copper accumulation in vineyard soils: rhizosphere processes and agronomic practices to limit its toxicity. Chemosphere. 162: 293-307. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.104. IF 4.208; Subject Category: Environmental Chemistry Q1. Number of citations: 14.
  14. Pii Y*, Borruso L, Brusetti L, Cesco S and Mimmo T. (2016). How do plants - having different exudation patterns - shape a similar microbial community? Research and Reviews: Journal of Botanical Science. 5(2): 61-64.
  15. Pii Y*, Marastoni L, Springeth C, Fontanella MC, Beone GM, Cesco S, Mimmo T. (2016). Modulation of Fe acquisition process by Azospirillum brasilense in cucumber plants. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 130: 216-225. IF 4.369; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 12.
  16. Scagliola M, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Ricciuti P, Crecchio C. (2016). Isolation and characterization of plant growth promoting bacteria colonizing the rhizosphere of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) grown under Fe sufficiency and deficiency. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 107: 187-196. IF 2.724; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 9.
  17. Alegria Terrazas R, Giles C, Paterson E, Robertson-Albertyn S, Cesco S, Mimmo T, Pii Y, Bulgarelli D. (2016). Plant-Microbiota interactions as a driver of the mineral turnover in the rhizosphere. Advances in Applied Microbiology. 95: 1-67. IF 5.590; Subject Category: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Q1. Number of citations: 13.
  18. Celletti S, Polacci AR, Mimmo T, Pii Y, Cesco S, Ciaffi M, Astolfi S. (2016) The effect of excess sulfate supply on iron accumulation in three graminacous plants at the early vegetative phase. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 128: 31-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2016.04.004. IF 4.369; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 3.
  19. Gattullo CE, Allegretta I, Medici L, Fijan R, Pii Y, Cesco S, Mimmo T, Terzano R. (2016) Silicon dynamics in the rhizosphere: connections with iron mobilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 179: 409-417. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201500535. IF 2.102; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 6.
  20. Pii Y*, Borruso L, Brusetti L, Crecchio C, Cesco C, Mimmo T. (2016) The interaction between iron nutrition, plant species and soil type shapes the rhizosphere microbiome. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 99: 39-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2015.12.002. IF 2.724; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 19.
  21. Valentinuzzi F, Pii Y, Vigani G, Lehmann M, Cesco S, Mimmo T. (2015) Phosphorus and iron deficiencies induce a metabolic reprogramming and affect the exudation traits of the woody plant Fragaria × ananassa. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66(20): 6483-6495. IF 5.830; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 22.
  22. Bocchini M, Bartucca ML, Ciancaleoni S, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Pii Y, Albertini E, Del Buono D. (2015) Iron deficiency in barley plants: phytosiderophore release, iron translocation, and DNA methylation. Frontiers in plant science. 6:514. IF 4.291; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 9.
  23. Pii Y*, Cesco S, Mimmo T. (2015) Shoot ionome to predict the synergism and antagonism between nutrients as affected by substrate and physiological status. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 94: 48-56. IF 2.724; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 25.
  24. Pii Y, Mimmo T, Tomasi N, Terzano T, Cesco S, Crecchio C. (2015) Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere: beneficial influences of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on nutrient acquisition process. A review. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 51: 403-415. IF 3.683; Subject Category: Agronomy and crop science Q1. Number of citations: 112.
  25. Pii Y, Penn A, Terzano R, Crecchio C, Mimmo T, Cesco S. (2015) Plant-microorganism-soil interactions influence the Fe availability in the rhizosphere of cucumber plants. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 87:45-72. IF 2.724; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 22.
  26. Zamboni A, Astolfi S, Zuchi S, Pii Y, Guardini K, Tononi P, Varanini Z. (2014) Nitrate induction triggers different transcriptional changes in a high and a low nitrogen use efficiency maize inbred line. J Int Plant Biol. 56: 1080- 1094. IF 3.962; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 22.
  27. Molesini B, Cecconi D, Pii Y, Pandolfini T. (2014) Local and systemic proteomic changes in Medicago truncatula at an early phase of Sinorhizobium meliloti infection. J. Proteome Res. 13(2): 408-421. IF 4.268; Subject Category: Biochemistry Q1. Number of citations: 10.
  28. Pii Y, Alessandrini M, Guardini K, Zamboni A, Varanini Z. (2014) Induction of high-affinity NO3 uptake in grapevine roots is an active process correlated to the expression of specific members of the NRT2 and plasma membrane H+-ATPase gene families. Functional Plant Biology. 41 (4), pp. 353-365. IF 2.121; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 13.
  29. Portioli C, Benati D, Pii Y, Bernardi P, Crucianelli M, Santucci S, Bentivoglio M, Passacantando M. (2013) Short-term biodistribution of cerium oxide nanoparticles in mice: focus on brain parenchyma. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Lett. 5: 1174-1181. IF 1.889; Subject Category:Material Sciences Q2. Number of citations: 7.
  30. Pii Y, Molesini B, Pandolfini T. (2013) The involvement of Medicago truncatula non-specific lipid transfer protein N5 in the control of rhizobial infection. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 8(7):e24836.1 - e24836.4. IF nd; Subject Category: Plant Science Q2. Number of citations: 7.
  31. Pii Y., Molesini B., Masiero S., Pandolfini T. (2012) The non-specific lipid transfer protein N5 of Medicago truncatula is implicated in epidermal stages of rhizobium-host interaction. BMC Plant Biology. 12: 233. IF 3.964; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 12.
  32. Molesini B., Pandolfini T., Pii Y., Korte A., Spena A. (2012) Arabidopsis thaliana AUCSIA-1 regulates auxin biology and physically interacts with a kinesin-related protein. PLoS ONE. 7(7): e41327. IF 2.806; Subject Category: Agricultural and Biological Sciences Q1. Number of citations: 9.
  33. Molesini B., Pii Y., Pandolfini T. (2012) Fruit improvement using intragenesis and artificial microRNA. Trends in Biotechnology. 30: 80-88. IF 11.126; Subject Category: Biotechnology Q1. Number of citations: 27.
  34. Pii Y., Pandolfini T., Crimi M. (2010) Signaling LTPs. A new plant LTPs sub-family? Plant Signaling & Behavior. 5(5): 594-597. IF nd; Subject Category: Plant Science Q2. Number of citations: 9.
  35. Pii Y., Astegno A., Peroni E., Pandolfini T., Crimi M. (2009) The Medicago truncatula N5 gene encoding a root-specific lipid transfer protein is required for the symbiotic interaction with Sinorhizobium meliloti. MPMI. 22: 1577-1587. IF 4.332; Subject Category: Agronomy and Crop Science Q1. Number of citations: 22.
  36. Pii Y., Crimi M., Cremonese G., Spena A., Pandolfini T. (2007) Auxin and nitric oxide control indeterminate nodule formation. BMC Plant Biology. 7: 21. IF 3.964; Subject Category: Plant Science Q1. Number of citations: 97.
  37. Frascari D., Pinelli D., Nocentini M., Fedi S., Pii Y., Zannoni D. (2006) Chloroform degradation by butane-grown cells of Rhodococcus aetherovorans BCP1. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 73: 421 - 428. IF 3.420; Subject Category: Biotechnology Q1. Number of citations: 26.
  38. Frascari D., Zannoni A., Fedi S., Pii Y., Zannoni D., Pinelli D., Nocentini M. (2005) Aerobic cometabolism of chloroform by butane-grown microorganisms: long-term monitoring of depletion rates and isolation of a high-performing strain. Biodegradation, 16: 147-158. IF 2.018; Subject Category: Environmental Chemistry Q2. Number of citations: 27.

International and National Conference Abstracts

  1. Pii Y, Aldrighetti A, Valentinuzzi F, Mimmo T, Cesco S. Effects of Azospirillum brasilense on nitrate uptake in maize seedlings. MICROPE, Vienna (Austria), 4-7 December 2017.
  2. Pii Y, Graf H, Valentinuzzi F, Cesco S, Mimmo T. Influence of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on the growth and quality of strawberries. MICROPE, Vienna (Austria), 4-7 December 2017.
  3. Maver M, Pii Y, Bulgarelli D, Cesco S, Mimmo T. The allelopathic potential of gramine in barley. Future IPM 3.0, Riva del Garda (TN), 15-20 October 2017.
  4. Marastoni L, Sandri M, Tauber P, Valentinuzzi F, Pii Y, Simoni A, Brunetto G, Cesco S, Mimmo T. The effect of cover crops in alleviating copper toxicity in grapevine plants. Future IPM 3.0, Riva del Garda (TN), 15-20 October 2017.
  5. Pii Y, Graf H, Valentinuzzi F, Cesco S, Mimmo T. The effects of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) on the growth and quality of strawberries. Future IPM 3.0, Riva del Garda (TN), 15-20 October 2017.
  6. Astolfi S, Coppa E, Celletti S, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Cesco S. Effect of localized S application on capability to cope with Fe deficiency of tomato plants grown in split-root system. XXXV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Udine, 11-13 September 2017.
  7. Mimmo T, Tiziani R, Valentinuzzi F, Lucini L, Nicoletto C, Sambo P, Scampicchio M, Pii Y, Cesco S. Biofortificazione con Selenio in Fragaria x ananassa: implicazioni su qualità, contenuto di composti nutraceutici e profilo metabolico del frutto. XXXV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Udine, 11-13 September 2017
  8. Pii Y, Graf H, Valentinuzzi F, Cesco S, Mimmo T. Effetto di microorganismi PGPR sulla qualità dei frutti in piante di fragola allevate in coltura idroponica. XXXV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Udine, 11-13 September 2017
  9. Marastoni L, Sandri M, Pii Y, Brunetto G, Mimmo T, Cesco S. Grapevine-oat intercropping to alleviate Copper toxicity in vineyards. ICOBTE 2017, Zurich (Switzerland), 16-20 July 2017.
  10. Tauber P, Pii Y, Marastoni L, Valentinuzzi F, Brunetto G, Cesco S, Mimmo T. Alleviation effects of oat on copper toxicity in a vineyard soil. ICOBTE 2017, Zurich (Switzerland), 16-20 July 2017.
  11. Pii Y, Valentinuzzi F, Cologna K, Mimmo T, Cesco S. Assessment of silicon biofortification and its effect on the content of bioactive compounds in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa cv. Elsanta) fruits. VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, Bolzano, 27-30 Giugno 2017.
  12. Pii Y, Valentinuzzi F, Maver M, Fontanari S, Mott D, Savini G, Mimmo T, Cesco S. Foliar application of potassium-based fertilizer improve strawberry fruits quality. VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, Bolzano, 27-30 Giugno 2017.
  13. Pii Y, Marastoni L, Penn A, Gattullo CE, Allegretta I, Terzano R, Crecchio C, Mimmo T, Cesco S. Influenza dell’interazione pianta-suolo-microrganismo sull’acquisizione del Fe in piante di cetriolo e sulla componente mineralogica del suolo. XXXIV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Perugia, 5-7 Ottobre 2016.
  14. Scagliola M, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Ricciuti P, Crecchio C. Caratterizzazione di Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria isolati da rizosfera di orzo (Hordeum vulgare L.) e pomodoro (Solanum Lycopersicon L.) coltivati in Fe sufficienza ed in Fe carenza. XXXIV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Perugia, 5-7 Ottobre 2016.
  15. Celletti S, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Astolfi S, 2016. The characterization of durum wheat adaptive responses to different Fe availability highlights an optimum Fe requirement threshold. XXXIV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Perugia, 5-7 Ottobre 2016.
  16. Terzano R, Celletti S, Allegretta I, Pii Y, Mimmo T, Lafiandra D, Cesco S, Astolfi S. Does Fe accumulation in durum wheat seeds benefit from improved whole-plant sulfur nutrition? XXXIV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Perugia, 5-7 Ottobre 2016.
  17. Vigani G, Pii Y, Celletti S, Maver M, Mimmo T, Cesco S, Astolfi S. Ruolo dei mitocondri nel meccanismo di percezione e di trasduzione del segnale da stress nutrizionale in pomodoro. XXXIV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Perugia, 5-7 Ottobre 2016.
  18. Pii Y, Zamboni A, Dal Santo S, Pezzotti M, Varanini Z, Pandolfini T. (2016) Grapevine berries ionomic signature and their classification according to geographical origin, rootstock and soil type. X International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology, Verona 13-18 Giugno 2016.
  19. Marastoni L, Pii Y, Springeth C, Fontanella MC, Beone GM, Cesco S, Mimmo T (2016). Influence of Azospirillum brasilense on the Fe acquisition process and the Fe availability in the rhizosphere of cucumber plants. ISINIP, Madrid (SP), 30 maggio – 3 Giugno 2016.
  20. Pii Y., Borruso L., Brusetti L., Crecchio C., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Rhizosphere microbiome as affected by plant species, Fe nutrition and growth substrates. MICROPE, Vienna (AT), 23-25 November 2015.
  21. Pii Y., Penn A., Marastoni L., Terzano R., Crecchio C., Mimmo T., Cesco S. The interactions between plant, microorganism and soil affect Fe acquisition in cucumber plants. MICROPE, Vienna (AT), 23-25 November 2015.
  22. Pii Y., Marastoni L., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Studio del profilo ionomico per determianre antagonismi e sinergismi tra nutrienti minerali in colture di interesse agronomico. XXXIII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bologna, 16-18 Settembre 2015.
  23. Pii Y., Borruso L., Brusetti L., Crecchio C., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Influenza della specie vegetale, nutrizione ferrica e substrato di crescita nella determinazione della comunità microbica della rizosfera. XXXIII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bologna, 16-18 Settembre 2015.
  24. Bocchini M., Bartucca M.L., Ciancaleoni S., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Pii Y., Albertini E., Del Buono D. Ferro-carenza in piante di orzo: rilascio di fitosiderofori, traslocazione del ferro e metilazione del DNA. XXXIII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bologna, 16-18 Settembre 2015.
  25. Celletti S., Mimmo T., Pii Y., Cesco S., Ciaffi M., Astolfi S. The effect of excess sulfate supply on iron accumulation in three graminaceous plants. XXXIII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bologna, 16-18 Settembre 2015.
  26. Gattullo C.E., Allegretta I., Medici L., Pii Y., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Terzano R. Effetto di essudati radicali sulla mobilizzazione del ferro e sulla mineralogia di un suolo calcareo. XXXIII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bologna, 16-18 Settembre 2015.
  27. Valentinuzzi F., Pii Y., Vigani G., Lehmann M., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Fosforo e ferro carenza inducono cambiamenti nel metaboloma di piante di fragola influenzando a livello fisiologico e molecolare il rilascio di essudati radicali. XXXIII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bologna, 16-18 Settembre 2015.
  28. Pii Y., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Ionomic profile as a tool to assess the physiological status of different plant species. XLIV ESNA Meeting, Brno (Czech Republic), 3-6 September 2015
  29. Pii Y., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Ionomic profile as a tool to assess the physiological status of different plant species. ICOBTE, Fukuoka (Japan), 10-17 July 2015.
  30. Fijan R., Terzano R., Gattullo C.E., Pii Y., Medici L., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Different root exudation patterns affect the mobilization of Fe from soil minerals. Rhizospere 4, Maastricht (NL), 21-25 June 2015
  31. Valentinuzzi F., Pii Y., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Exudation mechanisms in strawberry plants as affected by iron and phosphorus deficiency. Rhizospere 4, Maastricht (NL), 21-25 June 2015.
  32. Santi C., Molesini B., Pii Y., Pandolfini T. Expression analysis of two novel lipid transfer proteins during the symbiotic interaction between Medicago truncatula and Sinorhizobium meliloti. Rhizospere 4, Maastricht (NL), 21-25 June 2015.
  33. Pii Y., Penn A., Gattullo C.E., Allegretta I., Terzano R., Crecchio C., Mimmo T., Cesco S. The interactions between plant, microorganism and soil affect Fe acquisition in cucumber plants. Rhizospere 4, Maastricht (NL), 21-25 June 2015.
  34. Gattullo C.E., Allegretta I., Cuccovillo G., Medici L., Mimmo T., Pii Y., Cesco S., Tomasi N., Pinton R., Terzano R. Effect of root exudates on soil mineralogy: possible implications on nutrient mobilization. Rhizospere 4, Maastricht (NL), 21-25 June 2015.
  35. Scagliola M., Ricciuti P., Pii Y., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Crecchio C. Characterization of plant growth promoting activities of bacteria in the rhizosphere of barley and tomato. Rhizospere 4, Maastricht (NL), 21-25 June 2015.
  36. Scagliola M., Ricciuti P., Pii Y., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Crecchio C. Characterization of plant growth promoting activities of bacteria in the rhizosphere of barley and tomato. BAGECO, Milano, 14-18 June 2015.
  37. Pii Y., Borruso L., Brusetti L., Crecchio C., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Rhizosphere microbiome as affected by plant species, Fe nutrition and growth substrates. BAGECO, Milano, 14-18 June 2015.
  38. Santi C., Molesini B. Pii Y., Pandolfini T. The involvement of root-specific LTPs in the symbiotic interaction between Medicago truncatula and Sinorhizobium meliloti. The Second Adam Kondorosi Symposium, Gif Sur Yvette - Paris, 11-12 December 2014
  39. Santi C. Molesini B., Pii Y., Pandolfini T. Study of the role of type III LTPs during the symbiotic interaction between Sinorhizobium meliloti and Medicago truncatula. XIII FISV Congress 2014, Pisa, 24-27 September 2014.
  40. Livigni S., Zamboni A., Pii Y., Navacchi O., Pandolfini T., Varanini Z. Caratterizzazione della carenza di magnesio in portainnesti di vite a diversa suscettibilità. XXXII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bolzano, 7-9 Settembre 2014.
  41. Valentinuzzi F., Pii Y., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Prime evidenze sul rilascio di citrato da piante di fragola sottoposte a stress nutrizionali. XXXII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bolzano, 7-9 Settembre 2014.
  42. Pii Y., Penn A., Mimmo T., Tomasi N., Terzano R., Crecchio C., Cesco S. Interazione pianta‐microrganismo‐suolo nel processo di acquisizione del Fe da parte di piante di cetriolo allevate in Fe‐carenza. XXXII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bolzano, 7-9 Settembre 2014.
  43. Scagliola M., Ricciuti P., Pii Y., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Crecchio C. Isolamento e caratterizzazione di Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria (PGPB) da suoli rizosferici di pomodoro e orzo per il loro impiego come biofertilizzanti. XXXII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bolzano, 7-9 Settembre 2014.
  44. Fijan R., Terzano R., Gattullo C.E., Valentinuzzi F., Pii Y., Pinton R., Tomasi N., Medici L., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Ruolo degli essudati radicali nella mobilizzazione del Fe da un suolo calcareo: effetto carenza, substrato e specie vegetale. XXXII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bolzano, 7-9 Settembre 2014.
  45. Pii Y., Penn A., Mimmo T., Tomasi N., Terzano R., Crecchio C., Cesco S. Plant-microorganism-soil interactions influence the Fe acquisition process by cucumber plants. XLIII ESNA Meeting, 3-6 September 2014, Bolzano (Italy).
  46. Pii Y., Guardini K., Varanini Z., Zamboni A. Mineral element fingerprinting by ICP-MS: geographic origin and quality of Garda DOP EVOOs. XLIII ESNA Meeting, 3-6 September 2014, Bolzano (Italy).
  47. Fijan R., Terzano R., Valentinuzzi F., Tomasi N., Pii Y., Cesco S., Mimmo T. The role of root exudates released by monocots and dicots in mobilizing Fe from soil minerals. 20th World Congress of Soil Science (20WCSS), 8-13 June 2014, Jeju, Korea.
  48. Fijan R., Terzano, R., Tomasi, N., Pinton, R., Cesco, S., Pii, Y., Mimmo, T. La Fe carenza in piante di orzo (Hordeumvulgare L.): alterazioni mineralogiche indotte da essudati radicali. XI Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana Società Scientifiche Agrarie (AISSA), Piacenza, 2013.
  49. Pii Y., Zamboni A., Mascia M.G., Scalvini M., Guardini K., Varanini Z. Caratterizzazione fisiologica e molecolare del trasporto ad alta affinità dell’ammonio in radici di mais. XXXI convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Napoli, 16-17 Settembre 2013.
  50. Zamboni A., Pii Y., Pandolfini T., Livigni S., Sega D., Varanini Z. Caratterizzazione molecolare del trasporto del Mg in radici di vite: prime evidenze. XXXI convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Napoli, 16-17 Settembre 2013.
  51. Zamboni A., Zuchi S., Pii Y., Guardini K., Astolfi S., Varanini Z. Comparison of changes in root transcriptome of two maize inbred lines in response to nitrate treatment. XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, 9- 22 AUGUST 2013, ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
  52. Pii Y., Molesini B., Pandolfini T. The non-specific Lipid Transfer Protein N5 of Medicago truncatula is required for efficient nodulation during symbiosis with N-fixing Rhizobia. XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, 9- 22 AUGUST 2013, ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
  53. Pii Y., Zamboni A., Pandolfini T, Varanini Z. Caratterizzazione delle risposte alla carenza di magnesio in tre diversi portinnesti di Vitis vinifera. XXX Convegno SICA, Milano 18-19 Settembre 2012.
  54. Zamboni A., Zuchi S., Pii Y., Astolfi S., Varanini Z. Modificazioni del trascrittoma di due linee pure di mais a diversa NUE durante l’induzione dell’assorbimento del nitrato. XXX Convegno SICA, Milano 18-19 Settembre 2012.
  55. Pii Y., Molesini B., Pandolfini T. Involvement of Medicago truncatula lipid transfer protein N5 in epidermal phases of rhizobia-host interaction. X Congresso ENFC, Monaco 2-5 Settembre 2012.
  56. Pii Y., Zamboni A., Pandolfini T., Varanini Z. Characterization of magnesium deficiency in three rootstocks of Vitis vinifera. International Magnesium Symposium, Göttingen (Germany) 8-9 Maggio 2012.
  57. Pii Y., Molesini B., Pandolfini T. Study of MtN5 transcriptional control and of its involvement in Medicago truncatula nodulation pathway. Convegno congiunto AGI-SIBV-SIGA, Assisi (PG) 19-22 Settembre 2011.
  58. Molesini B., Pii Y., Cecconi D., Bulgarini A., Pandolfini T. A proteomic approach to study the autoregulation of nodulation in Medicago truncatula. Convegno congiunto AGI-SIBV-SIGA, Assisi (PG) 19-22 Settembre 2011.
  59. Pii Y., Molesini B., Pandolfini T. Expression study of MtN5, a Medicago truncatula gene required for nodulation, during the early phases of rhizobia infection. IX Congresso ENFC, Ginevra 6-10 Settembre 2010.
  60. Pii Y., Molesini B., Pandolfini T. Expression study of MtN5, a Medicago truncatula gene required for nodulation, during the early phases of rhizobia infection. II Congresso SIBV, Roma 12-14 Luglio 2010.
  61. Molesini B., Pii Y., Pandolfini T., Spena A. Analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana Aucsia mutant. I Congresso SIBV, Verona 30 Giugno – 2 Luglio 2009.
  62. Pii Y., Astegno A., Peroni E., Zaccardelli M., Pandolfini T., Crimi M. Does MtN5 play a double role in the root response to symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms? XLVII Congresso SIFV, Pisa, 30 Giugno- 2 Luglio 2008
  63. Pii Y., Astegno A., Peroni E., Pandolfini T., Crimi M. Studies on the role played by MtN5, a root-specific LTP from Medicago truncatula expressed during rhizobia infection. XIII IS-MPMI, Sorrento, 21-27 Luglio 2007
  64. Pii Y., Cremonese G., Crimi M., Spena A., Pandolfini T. Nodulation of determinate and indeterminate legumes by Rhizobia expressing an auxin-synthesising chimeric operon. FISV, Riva del Garda, 28 Settembre- 01 Ottobre 2006.
  65. Astegno A., Pii Y., Peroni E., Pandolfini T., Crimi M. Functional characterization of a new Lipid Transfer Protein with antimicrobial properties from Medicago truncatula. FISV, Riva del Garda, 28 Settembre- 01 Ottobre 2006.
  66. Pii Y., Crimi M., Spena A., Pandolfini T. Effect of increased IAA synthesis in root nodule of Medicago plants. FISV, Riva del Garda, 22-25 Settembre 2005.
  67. Fedi S., Pii Y., D. Zannoni. Chloroform cometabolism by bacterial strains grown on butane. European Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology (ESEB) 2004, Oostende (Belgio), 25-28 Aprile 2004.
  68. Fedi S., Pii Y., Frascari D., Nocentini M., Zannoni D. Biodegradazione cometabolica del cloroformio mediante batteri che ossidano il butano. FISV, Rimini, 10-13 Ottobre 2003.

Oral Presentations

  1. Effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on the growth and quality of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa). Pii Y, Graf H, Valentinuzzi F, Cesco S, Mimmo T, 2017. VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, Bolzano, 27-30 June 2017.
  2. Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria Azospirillum brasilense e processi di acquisizione del Fe in piante di cetriolo. Pii Y, Marastoni L, Springeth C, Fontanella MC, Beone GM, Cesco S, Mimmo T. XXXIV convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Perugia, 5-7 October 2016.
  3. Ionomic profile as a tool to assess the physiological status of different plant species. Pii Y., Cesco S., Mimmo T. ICOBTE, Fukuoka (Japan), 10-17 July 2015.
  4. Does MtN5 play a double role in the root response to symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms? Pii Y., Astegno A., Peroni E., Zaccardelli M., Pandolfini T., Crimi M. XLVII Congresso SIFV, Pisa, 30 June- 2 July 2008.
  5. Effect of increased IAA synthesis in root nodule of Medicago plants. Pii Y., Crimi M., Spena A., Pandolfini T. FISV, Riva del Garda, 22-25 September 2005.

Awards

  1. Best Presentation Award at XLIV ESNA Meeting, Brno (Czech Republic), 3-6 September 2015. Valentinuzzi F., Pii Y., Vigani G., Lehmann M., Cesco S., Mimmo T Metabolomics and root exudation traits of strawberries as affected by iron and phosphorus deficiency.
  2. Best Poster Award at SICA PhD Winter School, Piacenza 9-12 February 2015. Scagliola M, Ricciuti P., Pii Y., Mimmo T., Cesco S., Crecchio C. Phosphate solubilization, indole acetic acid and siderophores production of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
  3. Best Poster Award XXXII convegno nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria, Bolzano, 7-9 Settembre 2014. Fijan R., Terzano R., Gattullo C.E., Valentinuzzi F., Pii Y., Pinton R., Tomasi N., Medici L., Cesco S., Mimmo T. Ruolo degli essudati radicali nella mobilizzazione del Fe da un suolo calcareo: effetto carenza, substrato e specie vegetale.
  4. Best Poster Award XLIII ESNA Meeting, Bolzano, 3-6 September 2014 Pii Y., Penn A., Mimmo T., Tomasi N., Terzano R., Crecchio C., Cesco S. Plant-microorganism-soil interactions influence the Fe acquisition process by cucumber plants.
  5. Best Poster Award XI AISSA Meeting, Piacenza, 2013. Fijan R., Terzano, R., Tomasi, N., Pinton, R., Cesco, S., Pii, Y., Mimmo, T. La Fe carenza in piante di orzo (Hordeum vulgare L.): alterazioni mineralogiche indotte da essudati radicali.
  6. Best Poster Award X AISSA Meeting, Palermo 28-29 November 2012. Zamboni A., Zuchi S., Pii Y., Astolfi S., Varanini Z. Modificazioni del trascrittoma di due linee pure di mais a diversa NUE durante l’induzione dell’assorbimento del nitrato.
  7. Best Poster Award AGI-SIBV-SIGA Meeting, Assisi (PG) 19-22 September 2011. Pii Y., Molesini B., Pandolfini T. Study of MtN5 transcriptional control and of its involvement in Medicago truncatula nodulation pathway.

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English: C1 (Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), University of Cambridge, ESOL Examinations)

German: B2 (telc Deutsch B2 Zertifikat)

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