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Job title: 
PhD, Junior Research Scientist
Eurocaroten role: 
Management Committee
First name: 
Gianfranco
Last name: 
Diretto
Short research description: 

Main topic research regards the investigation of carotenoid biosynthesis by through metabolic engineering and reverse genetics in Solanaceae. Using genetic engineering techniques, over the past decade "Golden" tomato fruits and potato tubers have been produced, which contain very levels of beta-carotene (provitamin A). The laboratory has facilities and advanced methods for metabolic profiling. Protocols for the extraction and analysis of the polar (amino acids, sugars, organic acids, flavonoids, alkaloids, etc.) and non-polar (fatty acids, sterols, carotenoids, tocopherols, etc.) and volatile metabolome have been developed and exploited in a series of studies. In addition, the group uses systems biology approaches based on the use of gene ontology, gene clustering algorithms and correlation analysis, to identify transcripts or metabolites associated with a particular genotype or treatment.

Techniques routinely used: 
metabolomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics, genetic transformation
Instrumentation/Facilities: 
LC-Orbitrap MS, GC-Triple Quadruple MS, RNA-Seq
Country: 
Italy
City: 
Rome
Institution: 
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development
Department: 
Agro-Industry (BIOAG)
Address: 

Via Anguillarese N.301, S.M. di Galeria (Rome)

Zip Code: 
00123
Phone: 
+39-06-3048-3745
Matrix: 
Foods
Microorganisms
By-products
Plants
Plant Cell Cultures
Gender: 
Male
WG option 1: 
WG1
WG option 2: 
WG3
Scientific approach: 
Fundamental
Applied
Areas: 
Agro-food
Analysis
Biochemistry
Biology
Nutrition
Other keywords: 
Analysis
Applications
Biological Actions
Biosynthesis
Engineering
Food Quality
Metabolomics
Processing
Systems Biology
STMS hosting: 
Yes
Meetings hosting: 
Yes

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