Danzi Donatella


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Curriculum Vitae

Researcher at the IPSP-CNR, SS Bari/URT of Metaponto (MT), since November 2023.
Degree in Biotechnology in 2009 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and PhD in Plant Genetics and Biotechnology at the University of Bari in 2014.

From 2015 to 2020, as research fellow at the CNR Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, I was involved in studies aimed at the phenotypic characterization of durum wheat germplasm, Tritordeum and barley lines, to identify sources of resilience to abiotic stresses, in particular water stress. Phenotypic characterization was carried out by crossing traditional phenotyping approaches, through normal descriptors, and High Throughput Shoot and Root Phenotyping approaches, through images acquired in the visible spectrum (RGB), infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV). All this is part of a Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), whose ultimate goal is to optimize the use of water and nutritional resources to ensure sustainable development and food security, in a climate change scenario.

My skills include the valorization of plant genetic resources by managing experimental tests in the field and in a controlled environment in order to study the effects of abiotic stresses on plants of agricultural interest and identify sources of resilience, by use of High Throughput Phenotyping technologies. Part of my research is focused on the characterization of lignocellulosic biomass (cell walls) of durum wheat in order to identify lines with good characteristics as feedstock for bioethanol production.