Paola Bonfante#


Paola Bonfante
Email:paola.bonfante 'at' unito.it
Membership Number:4932
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:pbonfante
Elected:2019
Homepage: https://www.dbios.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Show?_id=pbonfant#profilo


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2018 Professor Emerita, University of Torino, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology
  • 1984 - 2017 Full Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Torino
  • 2006 - 2011 Head of the Department of Plant Biology, University of Torino
  • 2006 - 2013 Coordinator of the PhD school in Biological and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Torino
  • 2000 - 2005 Coordinator the PhD Course in Biology and Biotechnology of Fungi
  • 1995 - 2009 Responsible of the Centro di Studio sulla Micologia del Terreno del CNR- Torino, currently named Sezione di Torino dell'Istituto di Protezione per le Piante
  • 1980 - 1981 Post doc stage at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (six months)
  • 1973 - 1984 Researcher at the Centro di Studio sulla Micologia del Terreno del CNR- Torino
  • 1970 - 1973 Fellowship , PhD equivalent at the Centro di Studio sulla Micologia del Terreno del CNR- Torino
  • 1984 - 2017 Teaching positions: Natural Sciences (Botany, Plant-Microbe interactions), Biology (Plant-Microbe interactions), Plant Biotechnology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Plant-Microorganism interactions
  • Genomics and Functional genomics in mycorrhizal fungi;
  • Cellular and molecular interactions between plants and mycorrhizal fungi
  • Signalling and colonization process in Arbuscular mycorrhizas
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as biofertilisers and bioprotectors
  • Endobacteria in Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Rice, wheat and tomato responses to Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Bacterial and fungal microbiota in tomato and wheat

Honours and Awards

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