Simon David Miranda Chavez

UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Trento (C3A)

I come from Chile, where I completed my bachelor and master degrees as plant molecular biologist. I have worked in the study of bioactive compounds that exert beneficial properties both for plants and human health, with a focus on the molecular characterisation underlying these effects by the integration of targeted and untargeted analyses. The main aim of my PhD thesis is to get insight into the physiological roles of dihydrochalcones in apple, by combining genome editing technologies, transcriptomic and metabolomics data. To achieve this goal, my study will be developed in a collaborative effort between Edmund Mach Foundation and the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research. My email address:

PhD project: FODIA: Elucidation of the function of dihydochalcones (DHCs) in apple

Department and supervisor : University of Trento, dr Fabrizio Costa (tutor)

Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Metabolomics unit, Dr. Stefan Martens (supervisor)

Department of Genomics and Biology of Fruit Crops, Genomics and Advanced Biology unit, Dr. Mickael Malnoy (supervisor)