BOTTON ALESSANDRO

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Structure Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Telephone 0498272849
Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector AGR/03 - GENERAL ARBORICULTURE AND TREE CULTIVATION
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Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 Seconda Stecca, 2° Piano (EST) - DAFNAE - Agripolis (Legnaro, PD) L'orario di ricevimento è indicativo. Si consiglia di prendere preventivamente accordi via email o telefono (vedi contatti).
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Proposals for thesis
1) Fruitlet thinning and abscission in apple: molecular mechanisms determining fruit load
2) Fruit development and ripening (apple, peach, grape)
3) Effect of climate changes and extreme weather events on fruit development and quality (apple and grape)

Curriculum Vitae
Alessandro Botton graduated cum laude in Agricultural Biotechnology at the University of Padova in the A.Y. 2003-2004. He carried out several studies on different fruit species (mainly apple and peach), focusing on diverse aspects of quality, from the organoleptic parameters to nutritional value and health-related issues, also in relation to pre- and post-harvest management, and mainly from a molecular/physiological point of view. He took the PhD in Crop Science in the A.Y. 2007-2008 with a dissertation titled "A transcriptomic approach to food safety-Fruit allergens and mycotoxins". During his PhD, he spent a few months at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg (Germany), carrying out phenotypic characterization of RNAi lines and functional characterization of the AtMob1 gene. After the PhD and up to 2011, he worked as a post-doc on apple fruitlet abscission, ripening of climacteric (peach) and non-climacteric (grape berry) fruits, and on seed-fruit signalling. In 2011, he was enrolled as a researcher at the University of Padova, widening its field of action also on new topics. During the last five years, Alessandro gained experience also in coordinating projects and collaborating with several colleagues at national/international level. He has been invited to give seminars/ keynotes in summer schools and international conferences. Alessandro is currently carrying out his research on fleshy fruits species (i.e. apple, peach, and grape), mainly focusing on the hormonal regulation of fruit development by means of integrated ‘omic’ approaches, including not only transcriptomics, but also metabolomics and bioinformatics according to a systems biology perspective. All his research activity is certified by several publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals and books.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 21274FCC27A527D488F9F446E25D7124.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
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Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
AG0065 COMMON AG01105201 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
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4 1st Year First
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ENG ALESSANDRO BOTTON
AG0064 COMMON AG01105201 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
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AG0062 COMMON AG01105201 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
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IF0321 COMMON AG01105201 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
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AG0063 COMMON AG01105201 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
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MV0991 COMMON MV02105165 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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3 1st Year First
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ENG ALESSANDRO BOTTON