Section for Genetics and Microbiology Employees – Institut for Plante- og Miljøvidenskab - Københavns Universitet

Andrea Manzotti

Andrea Manzotti

PhD Student

Andrea attained his BSc degree in Biology and his MSc degree in Cellular and Molecular biology at University of Tuscia in Viterbo (Italy). During his master's degree he developed a keen interest in plant's defense mechanisms working on his master's thesis project. Under this project he was trained in molecular analysis of wound-stress response in rice. In the final year of his master's degree, he also joined the Plant-microbe interactions group, headed by Professor Cornè Pieterse, at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in the frame of the Erasmus+ Traineeship program. During this internship he focused on the elucidation of MYB72 signaling pathway in Arabidopsis during iron deficiency response. This project gave him the chance to work in an international environment and the interest in doing his PhD abroad arises from this experience. In February 2016 Andrea started his PhD at University of Copenhagen: he will focus on the effect of phytohormones on endophytes recruitment in tomato plants.

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