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Andrea Campisano


Andrea Campisano

Interactions in the Agro-ecosystems research group

Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems anb Bioresources Department

Research and Innovation Centre - Fondazione Edmund Mach

Via E. Mach 1, 38010 - S. Michele all’Adige (TN), Italia

phone +39 0461 615 511

e-mail: andrea.campisano@fmach.it

Skype name: thekimboz

Education and training

Andrea Campisano obtained his MSc at University of Pavia with a thesis on molecular markers of rice populations in Italy. He completed his PhD at University of Catania, focusing on citrus-biocontrol microorganisms interactions during postharvest. He later worked at Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico della Sicilia. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Massey University (Palmerston North, NZ) analyzing gene expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, University of Herfordshire (UK) analyzing microbial populations during industrial processes, and at University College Cork (Ireland) on P. aeruginosa quorum sensing and molecular mechanisms of environment perception. Sine March 2010 he’s leading the TEAM-incoming project MECAGRAFIC at FEM-IASMA, analyzing grapevine-associated microbial endophytic populations.

Research activity

The current research activity is focused on:

  • establishing the main drivers of plant-associated microbial population shifts using DNA-dependent methods;
  • the ecology of endophytic microorganisms in the field and the greenhouse;
  • microorganisms as biotech tool in agriculture;
  • plant-associated microorganisms and climate change.

Research interests

  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions;
  • Microbial genomics and metagenomics;
  • Microbial molecular ecology.