Personal details and research activity:
Serafina Serena Amoia obtained her Master’s degree in ‘Plant Medicine’ in the July 2020 at the University of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’. During her internship, she had focused on the identification and the characterization of the pathogen ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma Phoenicum’, the causal agent of the Almond witches-brooms, with the use of molecular and biotechnological diagnostic techniques.
At the moment, she is a PHD-student and deals with the functional study and characterization of a bacteriocin, potentially equipped with antimicrobial activity, involved in the Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca ST53 pathogenesis.