FEM PhD community

Since its creation, Fondazione Edmund Mach has supported the flagship project aiming to create a community of PhD students in San Michele. In 2008 the Board of Directors has approved a document defining the guidelines for granting scholarships in order to obtain a Doctoral title. Later that year the first scholarships has been awarded and since 2010 has been created two major programmes (GMPF and IPP) and various other positions have been generated by external funded projects (namely EULAKES, EDEN NEXT, ACE SAP, EUROWESTNILE, etc.). Meanwhile the Research and Innovation Centre is hosting students from national and international institutions that are developing, in collaboration with our scientists, their PhD thesis.

Nowadays many of the research groups and technology platforms count within their staff PhD students.

FEM PhD community

CIEPLINSKI ADAM PIOTR

Adam has started his FEM PhD fellowship from 1st August 2013 in the Limnology and River Ecology group (DASB-LEF) under the supervision of Ulrike Obertegger.Adam will work on rotifer cryptic diversity along altitude. He will sample rotifer communities from lakes at different altitudes,...

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CHITARRINI GIULIA

Giulia has started her FEM PhD fellowship from the 1st November 2013 in the Metabolomic unit within the Food and Quality Nutrition Department under the supervision of Urska Vrhovsek.Giulia will work in the collaboration with University of Udine (dr. Gabriele Di Gaspero) on the project aimed at...

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CAPELLI CAMILLA

Camilla started her FEM Phd Felloship on the 1st of September 2013 in the Limnology and River Ecology group within the Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresources Department (DASB) and the Department of Computational Biology (CBC) under the supervision of Nico Salmaso and Duccio Cavalieri.She...

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PULLENS JOHANNES WILHELMUS MARIA

Jeroen has started his FEM PhD fellowship from 1st September 2013 in the Forests and Biogeochemical cycles group within the Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresources Department under the supervision of Damiano Gianelle.Jeroen will work on modelling the water and carbon cycles in peatlands,...

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PRAZZOLI MARIA LUCIA

Maria Lucia has started her FEM PhD fellowship from 1st November 2013 in the Applied Grapevine Genomics group within the Genomics and Biology of Fruit Crop Department (DGBPF GAV) under the supervision of Stella Grando.During her experience in FEM, Maria Lucia will work on comparative analysis of...

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FU YUAN

Fu has started her PhD studies at FEM since 16th of October 2012, under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Varotto and Mingai Li, in the Ecogenomics Research Group.Yuan will work on the development of genomic resources for Arundo donax, an emerging model plant for biomass and bioethanol production...

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FRANZOI ALESSANDRO

Alessandro has started his FEM PhD fellowship from 1st November2013 in the Stable Isotope and Traceability Platform within the Food Quality and Nutrition Department (AI DQAN) under the supervision of Federica Camin and Luana Bontempo.During his experience in FEM Alessandro will apply isotopic...

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MOLINATTO GIULIA

Research ActivityDuring her master’s thesis, Giulia’s research activity focused on molecular techniques for diagnosis and genetic characterization of phytoplasmas-associated diseases (e.g. Flavescence Dorée on grapevine). In the frameshift of her PhD project, she is studying the...

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MARINI GIOVANNI

Research activityGiovanni joined the Applied Ecology research group as PhD student under the supervision of Roberto Rosà from 1st November 2013. His research is focused on the development of spatio-temporal dynamical models that describe the abundance and local presence of invasive insect...

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MANCINI ANDREA

Andrea has started his FIRS>T PhD fellowship from 1st September 2013 in the Nutrition and Nutrigenomics group within the Food and Quality Nutrition Department, under the supervision of Kieran Tuohy.Andrea will work on the gut:liver:brain axis system, in order to study the effects of the gut...

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LINSMITH GARETH

Gareth's Phd thesis is entitled “NGS Data analysis for the Apple genome Improvement and Genotyping” and focuses on improving the assembly of the apple genome and on using this improved assembly to compare genotyping technologies. The original reference genome for apple was highly fragmented,...

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LEONTIDOU KLEOPATRA

Cleopatra has started her FEM PhD scholarship from 26th of August 2013 in the Environmental Biotechnology platform within the sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresources Department under the supervision of Antonella Cristofori. Her co-tutor is Cristiano Vernesi who is the leader of the...

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LAZAZZARA VALENTINA

Valentina has started her FEM PhD fellowship from 1st November 2013 in the Interactions in the Agro-Ecosystems group, within the Sustainable Ecosystems and Bioresources Department (DASB), under the supervision of Michele Perazzolli.Valentina will study the mechanisms of plant-microbe...

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PRASAD MRIDULA

Mridula has started her FEM PhD scholarship from 16th March 2013 inthe Biostatistics and Data Management group within the Computational Biology Department under the supervision of Dr. Ron Wehrens. Mridula will work on Strategies to combine data blocks in system biology. The main of this project...

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PIGHINI SYLVIE

PAIERI FRANCESCA

Francesca has started her FEM PhD Fellowship the 1st of June in the PHOTOLAB group.Francesca will work on Photosynthesis in plants and cyanobacteria. She will be focused on the transfer of the main proteins of the photosynthetic apparatus from Arabidopsis to the cyanobacteria Synechocystis...

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ZAGARI NICOLA

Nicola started his PhD in June 2013 at San Michele all’Adige thanks to the FEM scholarship. He works with the PHOTOLAB group with the aim of unraveling new photosynthesis mechanisms at genetic and molecular level which can contribute to the understanding and improvement of this fundamental...

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RANC NATHAN GEOFFREY