TRAINOTTI LIVIO

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Office hours
Friday from 12:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento di Biologia, V piano SUD, stanza 21 E' consigliabile fissare un appuntamento mediante un messaggio di posta elettronica, grazie
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Proposals for thesis
1) Ruolo di peptidi ormonali e loro recettori nel controllo della maturazione di frutti carnosi.

2) Sviluppo di colture cellulari vegetali per la produzione di molecole di interesse farmaceutico e nutraceutico.

Curriculum Vitae
Personal
Born in Rovereto (TN, Italy) on 14th March 1968.

October 2006 - now: Associate Professor of Botany, Department of Biology, University of Padova.
December 1998-September 2006: Research scientist (ricercatore) of Plant Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Padova.
October 1997 – December 1998: Post-doc in Prof. G. Casadoro’s laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Padova.

Education
11.11.1992 MS in Biology, University of Padova.
9.7.1997. Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology, University of Padova.

International experience
January-December 1993. Period of permanence in the "Instut fuer Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung” (Gatersleben, Germany) in the Dr. Grimm's laboratory. I have worked on chlorophyll biosynthesis preparing and using antisense tobacco plants.
March 1 - June 30, 1995. Period of permanence at the Carlsberg Laboratory (Copenhagen, Denmark) in the Department of Physiology, guest of Prof. Diter von Wettstein.
April 12 - May 22 1999. Period of permanence at the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology in the Dr. Anita Wallin's laboratory.
July 9 - August 26, 2008. Period of permanence at the Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College, 6128 Burke Laboratory, Hanover, NH 03755, USA, guest of prof. Dale F. Mierke.

Research interests
The main research interest is the investigation of the genetic and physiological mechanisms regulating fleshy fruit development and ripening. We are convinced that, by unraveling the biological mechanisms that govern this process, in the future we could produce fruit of better quality, with a better taste, with improved nutritional properties, lasting longer after harvest and needing less energy, water and economic resources to be produced and to reach consumers’ table. In the past years, we developed transcriptomics platforms for peach, still used to investigate the regulation of ripening in Prunus species. Gene and hormonal regulatory networks were, are, and are going to be, explored in order to identify candidate genes to be used in Marker Assisted Selection programs carried out by breeders. We determined the function of several transcription factor genes involved in fruit development and ripening. More recently, we ran into signaling peptides and were fascinated by this class of molecules with faceted actions that opens the possibility to play around with natural molecules to regulate the ripening process. At present, the function of short secreted signaling peptides during fruit ripening is the main topic of our research activities.
Besides peach, our favorite plants are strawberry, tomato, apple and pear.

Scientific production
According to the Scopus database, L. Trainotti authored 56 publications that, up to 4th April 2017, have been cited by 1029 documents.
The h-index is 21.
The most cited paper, published in 2005, is about ethylene receptors in strawberry and has been cited more than 100 times (Trainotti, L., Pavanello, A., & Casadoro, G. (2005). Different ethylene receptors show an increased expression during the ripening of strawberries: Does such an increment imply a role for ethylene in the ripening of these non-climacteric fruits? Journal of Experimental Botany, 56(418), 2037–2046. http://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eri202). This paper was important because it showed that, albeit being strawberry a nonclimacteric fruit, ethylene participates in the regulation of its ripening.

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IF1839 COMMON SCP3056723 APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES TO ANIMAL AND PLANT CELLS AND ORGANISMS
A.Y. 2017/18 details
12 3rd Year First
semester
ITA LIVIO TRAINOTTI
IF1839 COMMON SCP7081217 APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES TO ANIMAL CELLS AND ORGANISMS
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ITA LIVIO TRAINOTTI
IF1839 COMMON SCP7081218 APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGIES TO PLANT CELLS AND ORGANISMS
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ITA LIVIO TRAINOTTI
AG0056 COMMON AVP4067773 BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
    ITA ANDREA BATTISTI
»   AVP4067774 ANIMAL BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ITA ANDREA BATTISTI
»   AVP4067775 PLANT BIOLOGY
A.Y. 2017/18 details
6 1st Year First
semester
ITA LIVIO TRAINOTTI