Roberto Bassi - Curriculum Vitae#


Full professor of Plant Physiology

Education:
  • 1977: Laurea degree in Biology, University of Padua.
  • 1978-80: Fellow, Institute of Microbiology, University of Padua.
  • 1980-83: Fellow, Institute of Botany, University of Padua.

Career:
  • 1983-1991 Assistant professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, Institute of Botany, University of Padua.
  • 1983-86: Visiting scientist, Department of Physiology, Carlsberg Research Centre (Copenhagen, DK).
  • 1987-87: Visiting scientist, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique (Paris, F).
  • 1989-1990: Visiting Scientist, Department de Biologie Moléculaire, University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland).
  • 1992-1993: Associate Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Urbino (Pesaro, I).
  • 1993-2002: Associate Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Verona (Verona, I).
  • 1995-1997: Lecturer of Photobiology, Université de Lausanne, CH.
  • 2002-2005: Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Marseille (Marseille, F).
  • 2009 (01)-2009 (04) Visiting Professor, Juelich Research Centre ( Germany).
  • 2012(08) to 2013 (01) Visiting Research Professor, Institute of Biophysics of Macromolecules, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
  • 2005-to present: Full professor of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Verona (Verona, I).

Appointments:
  • 1999-2001: Chairman of the PhD program in "Applied Biotechnology"
  • 2005-ongoing: Chairman of PhD program in “Molecular Biotechnology”
  • 2007-10: Served as a member of the Board of the ISPR (International Society of Photosynthesis Research)
  • 2008-2014: Served as Associate Editor of the Journal “BMC- Plant Biology”
  • 2010-today: Vice-President of the International Society of Photobiology
  • 2010-2014: Associate Editor of ”Planta” and “Journal of Phycology”
  • 2012-to present: Associate editor of “Molecular Plant”
  • 2012-today: Member of the governmental committee for Biosafety, Biotechnology and Life Sciences-I
  • 2014-ongoing: Member of the Evaluation Committee of the National Centre for Agronomical Research-I
  • 2015-today: Member of the Evaluation committeee of the National Research Council (CNR)-I
  • 2015-ongoing: Member of the Committee for selection of Research Directors at CNR, I

Invited speaker at 80 international conferences, Organizer of 5 International Conferences and Workshops.

Research:
  • Photosynthesis (pigment-bind proteins, biogenesys of the photosynthetic apparatus, macromolecular organization of photosystems)
  • Membrane protein folding (refolding in vitro of chromophore- binding chloroplast proteins, mutation analysis, steady state and time-resolved spectroscopy).
  • Carotenoid biosynthesis and function (reverse genetics in Rice, Arabidopsis, Chamydomonas and Physcomitrella systems. Structure of carotenoid biosynthesis enzymes, mutation analysis.
  • Bioenergy and biofuels. Regulation of light use efficiency. Excess energy dissipation, Genetic analysis and domestication of unicellular algae for improved growth and biofuel production.

Publications: Authors of 220 articles in international journals, 35 book chapters. H factor: 74, Citations: 14200. https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=-SNf1wMAAAAJ&hl=it
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