Lorenzo D’Asaro

Supervisors: Dr. Marco Landi and Prof. Elisa Pellegrini

Research field: Agricultural Chemistry

Research interests: abiotic stress, physiochemical responses, environment, phytoremediation, pollution

DAFE – University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto n° 80, 56124 – Pisa – (IT)

Lorenzo is a PhD student at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa. He began his PhD program in November 2023 by focusing on agricultural chemistry with a research project titled “Study and tuning of an assisted phytoremediation process for the treatment of a site contaminated by heavy metals and hydrocarbons.” The primary objective of his PhD project is to study and develop a feasibility plan for decontaminating a specific polluted site by using the phytoremediation approach and investigating potential plant adaptation strategies from a physiochemical perspective. In July 2021, Lorenzo graduated in “Agricultural Sciences” at the University of Pisa. During his studies, he had the opportunity to work on plant pathology (e.g., mycotoxins). Subsequently, he earned a degree in “Agri-food Production and Agro-ecosystems Management” at the University of Pisa, presenting a thesis titled: “Resistance inducers for the defense of Vitis vinifera against Plasmopara viticola,” in which he focused on the possible use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae extracts as an eco-friendly approach against downy mildew. Lorenzo possesses skills in ecophysiology (utilizing gas exchange and chlorophyll a fluorescence approaches) and biochemical analyses.



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