AGPs & Epigenetics
crossing two different fields

EpiAGPs aims to provide new insights into the role of Arabinogalactan Proteins (AGPs),
signalling molecules crucial for plant reproduction, and their signalling cascade,
along with their modulation of/by epigenetic mechanisms.

Who? Where from?

Portugal & Italy

Ana Marta Pereira

Dr Pereira holds a degree in Biology from the University of Porto and after a two-year Master in the University of Minho she undertook a PhD in the University of Porto with a FCT grant in Professor Sílvia Coimbras laboratory. The PhD focused on the involvement of a big family of glycoproteins (AGPs) in sexual plant reproduction. Following the PhD she became a postdoctoral researcher in the Biosciences Department at Universitá degli Studi di Milano, sponsored by a Marie Curie Infividual Fellowship, in Dr Masiero’s Group.

Simona Masiero

Professor Masiero got the PhD degree at the University of Milano working on the molecular mechanisms controlling rice plant architecture. After her PhD she moved to the Max Planck Institute of Köln in the group of Dr. Hans Sommer. For 2 years she was supported by a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. After six years she was back in Italy and in 2011 she was hired by the University of Milan. Her research activity is dedicated to explore the mechanism regulating organ communication with particular attention to fruit formation and to seed/fruit crosstalks.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s MSCA-IF-2016 - Individual Fellowships programme under grant agreement No. 753328.