Lorenzo Vittani

Università degli Studi di Trento (C3A)

I am from Como, Italy. In 2017 I got my Bachelor degree in biotechnology at the University of Studies of Milan, working on molecular characterization of transgenic lines of Arabidopsis thaliana.

I achieved my Master degree in 2019 in Plant, Food and Agro-Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Studies of Milan. During my Master thesis, I carried out a 1-year internship at “Fondazione Edmund Mach” studying the gene network involved in the cuticle synthesis in grapevine by means of metabolite analysis and gene expression profiling, using CRISPR-cas9 technique.

In 2019 I started my PhD, working on a project focused on the investigation of the complex network of genes involved in the superficial scald development in apple fruit. The identification of genes and metabolites responsible for the regulation of the superficial scald onset will improve the knowledge about this phenomenon, allowing the design of a novel set of molecular markers useful to support the breeding of new apple varieties.

Project title: Deciphering the control of postharvest fruit quality in apple through a genetical-genomic approach.

Department and supervisor:

University of Trento, C3A and Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Genomics and Biology of Fruit Crops, Genetics and Fruit Breeding Unit, Prof. Fabrizio Costa.