Luca Dall'Osto

FotoLuca,  April 20, 2017
Position
Associate Professor
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Research sector (ERC)
LS9_6 - Forestry and biomass production (including biofuels)

LS9_1 - Non-medical biotechnology and genetic engineering (including transgenic organisms, recombinant proteins, biosensors, bioreactors, microbiology)

LS9_4 - Plant sciences (including crop production, plant breeding, agroecology, soil biology)

Telephone
+39 045 802 7806
Fax
045 802 7929
E-mail
luca|dallosto*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.

Office Hours

Wednesday, Hours 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM,  

Curriculum
  • pdf   CV   (pdf, en, 265 KB, 25/09/17)

My research activity focuses on the molecular physiology of abiotic stress response in photosynthetic organisms, plant and unicellular algae, allowing counteracting adverse environmental conditions. These studies include mechanisms of sensing overexcitation and transducing stress signals into tuning cell metabolism. These mechanisms are determinant for crop productivity and to the efficiency of light use in microalgal growth. I have used the knowledge obtained in these studies for implementing strategies for algal strains domestication for enhanced biomass yield in photobioreactors. This is part of the development of “2nd generation” biofuel products.
Research approach is multidisciplinary in that crosses over various disciplines and made use of combined analytical approaches including genetics, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Scale of study is wide: from isolated pigment-binding proteins to organelles, intact cells and whole organisms.
The biological systems currently employed for this research:
  •  Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana tabacum, useful for reverse genetics, photoprotection and excess-light acclimation analysis, and production of recombinant proteins 
  • Chlorella vulgaris and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, for developing algal strains with enhanced light-use efficiency and for studying conversion of solar energy into CO2-neutral biofuels

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 28.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2017/2018)   12  eLearning BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2017/2018)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2016/2017)   12  eLearning BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2016/2017)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2015/2016)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2015/2016)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2014/2015)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2014/2015)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2013/2014)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (Laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (Laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2013/2014)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2012/2013)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (Laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (Laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [5° turno] (Laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2012/2013)   6   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Cell Biology (2011/2012)   12    BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [3° turno] (Laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [4° turno] (Laboratorio)
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II [5° turno] (Laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2011/2012)   6   
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2010/2011)   6   
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering (2009/2010)   6   
Bachelor in Agroindustrial Biotechnology (until 2008-2009 academic year) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2008/2009)   9    Biochimica vegetale
Bachelor in Agroindustrial Biotechnology (until 2008-2009 academic year) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2007/2008)   9    Biochimica vegetale
Bachelor in Agroindustrial Biotechnology (until 2008-2009 academic year) Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2006/2007)   9    Biochimica vegetale