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PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMIC  

 

We do basic and applied research for a sustainable agriculture exploring the molecular mechanisms controlling plant development and reproduction using the latest microscopic and genomics technologies. We use genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology to:

    • understand how environmental cues influence development
    • increase the number of seeds per plant
    • explore the optimization of photosynthesis for biofuel production.

Website: http://users.unimi.it/plantdevumil/index.php
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 Lucia Colombo 

Full Professor in General Botany

 

Email: lucia.colombo@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 5031 4772

Address: III floor / tower A

Website: >>>

Thesis available: >>>

External links:PubMed ResearchGate

Keywords: plant reproduction, ovule development, seed development

Main topics of the group: Plant development and reproduction



 Martin Kater 

Full Professor in Genetics


Email: martin.kater@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 50315050

Address: V floor / tower A

Website: >>>

Thesis available: >>>

Keywords: Flower development, Inflorescence architecture, transcriptional regulation

Other: Director of the Milanese Botanical gardens Museum - http://www.museoortibotanicistatale.it/

 



 Elisabetta Caporali 

Associate Professor in General Botany


Email: elisabetta.caporali@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 503 14774

Address: III floor / tower A

Website: >>>

Thesis available: >>>

Keywords: plant reproduction, fruit development, seed development

Main topics of the group: Morphological and molecular approaches to study the mechanisms controlling fruit development



 Fabio Fornara 

Associate Professor in General Botany


Email: fabio.fornara@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 503 14817

Address: III floor / tower C

Website: >>>

Thesis available: >>>

External links:PubMed ResearchGate

Keywords: rice, plant genetics, flowering, reproductive phase, new breeding technologies

Main topics of the group: Genetics of flowering and adaptation to higher latitudes of rice



 Simona Masiero 

Assistant Professor in General Botany


Email: simona.masiero@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 503 15039

Address: III floor / tower A

Website: >>>

Thesis available: >>>

External links:PubMed ResearchGate ORCID

Keywords: fruit formation, fruit development, maturation, aptamers

Main topics of the group: Dissection of the genetic and molecular mechanism controlling fruit formation and identification of aptamers to modulate it



 Veronica Gregis 

Assistant Professor in Genetics


Email: veronica.gregis@unimi.it

Phones: +39 02 503 15014

Address: V floor / tower A

Website: >>>

Thesis available: >>>

Keywords: flower development, transcriptional regulation

Main topics of the group: Molecular mechanisms regulating reproductive development in Arabidopsis and rice.