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Curriculum vitae

Education

November 2013:

PhD at Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

Dissertation title: “Pathogenomics of the Heterobasidion species: functional analysis of the HaHOG1 MAP kinase”

Grade: Pass with Distinction

Group leader and supervisor: Prof. Fred Asiegbu

Opponent: Prof. Regine Kahmann (Max Planck Institute, Marburg)

February-March 2009:

Seoul National University, Fungal Plant Pathology Laboratory, Seoul (South Korea) hosted by Prof. Yong-Hwan Lee

January 2009-December 2012:

PhD student member of the “Viikki Graduate Programme in Molecular Bioscience” (VGSB), University of Helsinki, Finland.

September 2005-December 2007:

University of Padua, Master degree in “Industrial Biotechnology” with a specialisation in “Functional Genomic and Proteomic” (2 years). Final grade 110/110 and honours.

Thesis: “Gene expression and plasmatic cytokines alterations in patients affected by inflammatory myophaties”

Advisors/References: Prof. Gerolamo Lanfranchi and Dr. Cagnin Stefano

September 2002-July 2005:

University of Padua, B.S. in Biotechnology. Final grade 107/110

Dissertation: “Haloperoxidases vanadium-dependent mimesis; in solution investigation of the metallic-peroxo form”

Advisor: Prof. Giulia Marina Licini

Use of UV/vis e H1-NMR spectroscopy

September 1994-June 1999: Liceo Scientifico “N. Tron”, Schio (VI) Italy, Scientific high school diploma

Keywords

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • 4112 Forestry

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2010 2019

  • 16 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution

Dual RNA-seq analysis provides new insights into interactions between Norway spruce and necrotrophic pathogen Heterobasidion annosum s.l.

Kovalchuk, A., Zeng, Z., Ghimire, R. P., Kivimäenpää, M., Raffaello, T., Liu, M., Mukrimin, M., Kasanen, R. A. O., Sun, H., Julkunen-Tiitto, R., Holopainen, J. K. & Asiegbu, F. O., 3 Jan 2019, In : BMC Plant Biology. 19, 2, 17 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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A Gene Encoding Scots Pine Antimicrobial Protein Sp-AMP2 (PR-19) Confers Increased Tolerance against Botrytis cinerea in Transgenic Tobacco

Jaber, E., Kovalchuk, A., Raffaello, T., Keriö, S., Teeri, T. & Asiegbu, F. O., Jan 2018, In : Forests. 9, 1, 15 p., 10.

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Co-extraction of genomic DNA & total RNA from recalcitrant woody tissues for next-generation sequencing studies

Zeng, Z., Raffaello, T., Liu, M. & Asiegbu, F. O., 25 Apr 2018, In : Future Science OA. 4, 6, 4 p., FSO306.

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Intraspecific comparative genomics of isolates of the Norway spruce pathogen (Heterobasidion parviporum) and identification of its potential virulence factors

Zeng, Z., Sun, H., Vainio, E. J., Raffaello, T., Kovalchuk, A., Morin, E., Duplessis, S. & Asiegbu, F. O., 27 Mar 2018, In : BMC Genomics. 19, 21 p., 220.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

EMBO course - Plant-Microbe Interactions

Tommaso Raffaello (Attendee)
18 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars