Michele Morgante#

Email:michele.morgante 'at' uniud.it
Membership Number:4757
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:mmorgante
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.appliedgenomics.org


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1990 - 1992 Research Fellow in Agricultural Genetics of the "V.V. Landi" Foundation of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral Scientist at Agricultural Products Department - Biotechnology Research, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE
  • 1994 - 2000 Tenured Assistant Professor, Genetics, at the Dipartimento di Produzione Vegetale e Tecnologie Agrarie, University of Udine, Italy
  • 1998 - 2002 Senior Scientist, Agricultural Products Department - Biotechnology Research, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE
  • 2000 - 2005 Associate Professor, Plant Genetics, at the Dipartimento di Produzione Vegetale e Tecnologie Agrarie, University of Udine, Italy (part-time appointment until 11/2002)
  • 2005 - current Full Professor, Genetics, Università di Udine
  • 2006 - current Scientific Director, Istituto di Genomica Applicata, Parco Scientifico Luigi Danieli, Udine
  • 2008 - 2013 Vice-Rector for Research and Technology Transfer, Università di Udine
  • 2015 - 2017 President, Società Italiana di Genetica Agraria

Fields of Scholarship
  • Structural and functional genomics
  • Genome evolution
  • Epigenetic variation
  • Variation of gene regulation
  • Transposable elements and their role in regulating gene expression
  • New breeding technologies

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 European Research Council Advanced Grant "NOVABREED: Novel variation in plant breeding and the plant pan-genomes"
  • 2007 Elected Member, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, corresponding member
  • 2005 Medal for Physical and Natural Sciences, Accademia delle Scienze detta dei XL
  • 2003 DuPont Young Professor Award

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