Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (22/01/2013 03.05)

DNA microarray analysis of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) transcriptome in response to biostimulant application

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The aim of this project is to verify whether the alfaalfahydrolysate-based biostimulant (EM) acts a biostimulant in tomato plants. Morpho-physiological and biochemical parameters, such as root and leaf biomass, changes in root morphology, antioxidant profile and content will be evaluated first. A special attention will be given to the variation of phenol compounds, important antioxidants with free-radical scavenging activities and able to induce the expression of genes encoding enzymes thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Other steps of this project will include the identification of the main metabolic pathways regulated by EM in tomato plants. To this aim, the DNA microarrays technique will be used as it represents a powerful tool in functional genomics to monitor gene expression genome-wide. To validate the differential expression of subset genes abundance detected by microarray analysis, RNA will be isolated from tomato plants and Real time-PCR will be performed.

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Research Fields

Agricultural sciences

Eligibility criteria

The selection will be carried out through the evaluation of degrees, scientific-professional curriculum, scientific outputs and an interview.

Selection process

The interview will be held at the Department DAFNAE Viale dell'Università 16 35020 Legnaro (PD) Italy. Remote interviews are not allowed.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Padova e Dipartimento DAFNAE

Public research
Legnaro (Padova) - Italy
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