Carlotta Pirrello

Università degli Studi di Udine

I did my thesis at the University of Pisa, characterizing the gene Ha-LsL1 of sunflowers and then I started my Master’s degree in Plant and Microbial Biotechnologies.

I did my Master thesis at FEM where I spent about six months on a project focused on Vitis-Lobesia botrana interaction titled "Use of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to study the role of specific terpenoids in plant-insect interaction".

Getting aware of the big environmental challenges of modern viticulture I decided to do my part to bring innovation in such a traditional field, that’s why I am currently working on my PhD project on new resistance sources in grapevine against main pathogens in collaboration with Scienza biotechnologies B.V. (Enkhuizen, NL). Since November 2018 I am PhD candidate enrolled at the University of Udine.

PhD project: Downy mildew resistance mediated by susceptibility genes in grapevine

FEM Department and supervisor: Genomics and Biology of fruit crops Department, Biology and Physiology Unit, Dr. Claudio Moser.