Pepori Alessia Lucia

publications: Orcid
personal details and research activity: People
Curriculum Vitae

My main research activity focuses on the study of microorganisms, especially invasive alien pathogens that cause diseases to forest and ornamental species. With the goal of preventing and mitigating the arrival of these microorganisms, I am involved in the development of new tools for prevention and detection of emerging and invasive pathogens of tree and forest species (through molecular techniques such as PCR, qPCR, LAMP). The study of the population genetics of these pathogens, through physio-morphological and molecular markers, and the study of interactions with the host plant and other microorganisms already present, are additional areas of my research that enrich our knowledge of pathogen invasion processes and pathways of introduction, including those in response to climate change.