Ugo Rogo

Supervisors: Prof. Claudio Pugliesi and Prof. Tommaso Giordani 

Research field: Agricultural genetics

Research interests: Genetics, Genome editing, Biotechnology, CRISPR/Cas9, Plants 

Department head office, via del Borghetto, 80, Pisa


Ugo Rogo is a Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural Food and Environmental Science at the University of Pisa. He earned his master’s degree in Vegetable and Microbial Biotechnology (LM-7) with 110 cum laude at the University of Pisa, in October 2022. He is fascinated by genetics and its potential in the agronomic field. Ugo’s Ph.D. thesis is entitled “Genome editing approaches in Lactuca sativa. The project has two goals. The first one focused on the phenotyping and genotyping of edited lettuce plants, through CRISPR/Cas9, in genes involved in the recycling pathway of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). The second is to perform a novel approach to deliver all the CRISPR/Cas components into lettuce plants using viral vectors.  



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