Barbara Molesini

foto,  March 9, 2022
Position
Associate Professor
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Research sector (ERC)
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)

Office
Ca' Vignal 1,  Floor 1,  Room 1.82
Telephone
045 802 7550
E-mail
barbara|molesini*univr|it <== Replace | with . and * with @ to have the right email address.
Personal web page
http://www.dbt.univr.it/?ent=persona&id=3913

Office Hours

Thursday, Hours 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM,  

Curriculum
  • pdf   CV   (pdf, en, 179 KB, 16/03/22)
  • pdf   CV ITA   (pdf, it, 352 KB, 10/02/22)

The research activity of Dr. Barbara Molesini is focused on 3 main fields:
1- Crop genetic transformation aimed at:
  • Studying the role of genes putatively involved in fruit development 
  • Conferring viral resistance to woody plants 
2- Study of the potential therapeutic effects of natural compounds (purified from tomato fruits).
3- Study of the symbiotic interaction between legume and N-fixing bacteria; host early responses to rhizobial infection.
 

Modules

Modules running in the period selected: 42.
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Course Name Total credits Online Teacher credits Modules offered by this teacher
Master's degree in Law for Technologies and Sustainable Innovation Biotechnological innovations for sustainable development (2022/2023)   6  eLearning
PhD in Biotechnology Doctoral lessons (2022/2023)   50   
Master's degree in Medical Bioinformatics Molecular Biology (2022/2023)   6  eLearning
Bachelor's degree in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology Plant biology and physiology (2022/2023)   12  eLearning FISIOLOGIA VEGETALE [Laboratorio 2° turno] (Laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Plant molecular technologies (2022/2023)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
PhD in Biotechnology Doctoral lessons (2021/2022)   24  eLearning 0.5 
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Plant molecular technologies (2021/2022)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Master's degree in Agri-Food Biotechnology Plant molecular technologies (2020/2021)   6  eLearning (laboratorio)
(teoria)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Plant molecular methods (2019/2020)   6  eLearning (laboratorio)
(teoria)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Plant molecular methods (2018/2019)   6  eLearning (laboratorio)
(teoria)
PhD in Biotechnology Doctoral lessons (2017/2018)   10   
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Plant molecular methods (2017/2018)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Plant molecular methods (2016/2017)   6  eLearning (teoria)
(laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Plant molecular methods (2015/2016)   6    (laboratorio)
(teoria)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Molecular biology (2014/2015)   12    [2° turno] (laboratorio)
[1° turno] (laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Molecular biology (2013/2014)   12    [1° turno] (Laboratorio)
[2° turno] (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology Plant biology and physiology (2013/2014)   12    FISIOLOGIA VEGETALE (laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Molecular biology (2012/2013)   12    [1° turno] (Laboratorio)
[2° turno] (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology Plant biology and physiology (2012/2013)   12    BIOLOGIA VEGETALE
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Molecular biology (2011/2012)   12    [1° turno] (Laboratorio)
[4° turno] (Laboratorio)
[3° turno] (Laboratorio)
[2° turno] (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology Plant biology and physiology (2011/2012)   12    BIOLOGIA VEGETALE
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Molecular biology (2010/2011)   12    (Laboratorio)
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology Molecular biology (2009/2010)   12    (Laboratorio)
Bachelor in Agroindustrial Biotechnology (until 2008-2009 academic year) Biomolecular Technology (2008/2009)   8    Modulo 2 - Laboratorio
Modulo 2 - Teoria
Bachelor in Agroindustrial Biotechnology (until 2008-2009 academic year) Biomolecular Technology (2007/2008)   8    Teoria (modulo 2)
Laboratorio (modulo 2)
Bachelor in Agroindustrial Biotechnology (until 2008-2009 academic year) Biomolecular Technology (2006/2007)   8    Mod. 2 laboratorio

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Research interests
Topic Description Research area
Applicazioni biotecnologiche per il miglioramento qualitativo e quantitativo della produzione in orticoltura L'attività di ricerca è finalizzata: 1) all'ottenimento di sviluppo partenocarpico del frutto in specie di interesse agrario; 2) al conferimento di resistenza a virus in piante legnose mediante RNA silencing; 3) all'ottenimento di anticipo della fioritura/fruttificazione in specie di interesse agrario; 4) allo studio di peptidi del frutto con potenziale attività nutraceutica. Biotecnologie vegetali
Agriculture related to crop production, soil biology and cultivation, applied plant biology
Studio delle basi molecolari sottese alla simbiosi e allo sviluppo del frutto L'attività di ricerca è incentrata: 1) sulle risposte precoci messe in atto da piante leguminose in risposta all'infezione da parte di batteri N-fissatori (rizobi); 2) sulle prime fasi di sviluppo del frutto, ed in particolare sull'allegagione che rappresenta la fase di transizione da fiore a frutto. La ricerca ha scopi sia euristici, ovvero volti ad incrementare le conoscenze di base, sia applicativi, ovvero volti al miglioramento qualitativo e quantitativo della produzione in orticoltura. Biologia, fisiologia e biochimica delle piante
Molecular genetics, reverse genetics and RNAi
Projects
Title Starting date
Small RNAs and Peptides for controlling diseases and development in horticultural plants 8/29/19
Obtainment of parthenocarpic fruit development in tomato by genome editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 system 2/1/17
Molecular strategies to gain resistance to Sharka viruses (PPV) in peach and apricot 2/4/14
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characterization of tomato cysteine knot miniptroteins 1/15/12
Approccio biotecnologico per l’ottenimento di pomodoro 1/1/11
Microbial biodiversity and humic matter decomposition in lakes 1/1/11
Interazione piastrine-endotelio e sintesi di prostaciclina: ruolo di micro RNA 12/1/10
RNA silencing di geni coinvolti nel controllo delle fasi precoci dello sviluppo del frutto di pomodoro (2005) 1/1/05
Quantitative and Qualitative improvement of productivity in horticulture: Genetic engineering of parthenocarpic fruit development and improved fertility in cultivated varieties of tomato, eggplant, strawberry, raspberry, table grape, lemon and mandarin. 11/5/02




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