PhD Student: Valerio Mattei (ORCID n. 0000-0002-6267-7987)
Supervisor: Matias Pasquali, DeFENS;
Co-tutor: Antonio Ferrante, DISAA
Dean: Prof. Diego Mora
Research area: Agri-Environment
Mitigate the impact of threats on the production, quality, and safety of food products
Streptomycetes can efficiently colonize the rhizosphere and the rhizoplane compartments and act as biocontrol agents of plant pathogens showing also a plant growth promotion activity. Therefore, they represent an excellent tool against both biotic and abiotic stresses.
The project aims to verify the streptomycetes mode of action through omic techniques to understand the mechanisms involved in the biotic and abiotic stress protection. In addition, plant physiological parameters and behaviour in different environmental conditions are going to be monitored by the use of non-disruptive innovative methods both in controlled and open field conditions.
Streptomycetes, crop production, biocontrol, plant growth promoting bacteria
Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, DeFENS
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milan/ Italy
Address: Via Celoria, 2, 20133 – Milano (MI)
Institution: Università degli Studi di Milano
Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Production, Landscape, Agroenergy (DiSAA)
Agritech National Research Center and received funding from the European Union Next-GenerationEU (PIANO NAZIONALE DI RIPRESA E RESILIENZA (PNRR) – MISSIONE 4 COMPONENTE 2, INVESTIMENTO 1.4 – D.D. 1032 17/06/2022, CN00000022).