Anna Davini

Supervisors: Dr. Marco Santin and Dr. Marco Landi 

Research field: Agricultural Chemistry

Research interests: Halophytes, Abiotic stress, Biochemistry, Plant physiology  

Department head office, via del Borghetto, 80, Pisa


Anna is a PhD student at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Pisa. She started her PhD program in November 2022 in agricultural chemistry with a research project entitled “The role of halophytic plants in the context of climate change: molecular, biochemical, and physiological strategies behind their adaptation to saline soils and their potential use as crop”. The main goal of her PhD project is the study and exploitation of halophytic plants, particularly belonging to the genus Salicornia, to address the problem of salinization of agricultural soils, and to valorize such edible plants as source of important health-promoting phytochemicals. In December 2019, Anna graduated in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pisa. Afterwards, she got a one-year research fellowship at the Biology Department in University of Pisa. In October 2022, she got her Master’s Degree in Plant and Microbial Biotechnologies at the University of Pisa with a thesis about the modifications of the secondary metabolism, particularly the volatile organic compounds, of basil plants in response to monochromatic light supplementation. Anna possesses skills mainly related to biochemical techniques on plant matrices (e.g., spectrophotometric analyses), as well as data management and statistical analysis. 


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