Riccardo Piccinno

UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Trento (C3A)

I come from Botrugno (LE), Salento (Puglia), Italy.

In 2017 I completed my bachelor degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Salento. My bachelor thesis was in Organic Chemistry and its title is "Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Aryl Iodides in Natural Organic Ionic Solvents (Des)".

In 2019 I completed my master degree in Quantitative and Computational Biology at the University of Trento. My master thesis was in Molecular Evolution and its tiltle is "The effect of anthocyanins intake on the evolution of redox genes: an exploratory comparative approach using Drosophila".

In my PhD I will study physiological adaptation to cold, heat and desiccation stress in D. suzukii populations from Trentino and further investigate on genomics differences of these populations. My goal is to merge physiological and genomics evidences to understand D. suzukii adaptation to our country. Also, I am interested in other invasive species, in order to predict further invasions and adequataly prepare for them.

PhD project: D. suzukii adaptation to desiccation stress: combining genetic and physiological techniques to investigate different populations resistance to climate extremes

Department and supervisor and tutor:

University of Trento, C3A, prof. Mirco Roghiero

Fondazione Edmund Mach, Sustainable ecosystem and bioresourcesDepartment, dr. Omar Rota Stabelli.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ricpiccinno

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riccardo-piccinno-3224b8173/

Email address: riccardo.piccinno@unitn.it / riccardo.piccinno@fmach.it