Federico Brilli

Federico Brilli is a plant eco-physiologist. His research focuses on the mechanisms of plant (primary and secondary) metabolism involved in plant resistance and acclimation to biotic and abiotic stresses. Following his participation to European Marie Curie projects, he has gained an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding on the molecular, biochemical and physiological processes regulating the biosynthesis and production of volatile organic compounds (VOC) involved in host-plant and plant-plant communication. In particular, he actively developed and applied, both in laboratory and in the field, new ultra-sensitive analytical techniques such as PTR-MS (Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry) and PTR-TOF-MS (Proton Transfer Reaction Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry) for real-time and high-resolved monitoring of VOC fluxes, also coupled with traditional methodologies of VOC sampling for gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2019 - Exploiting plant volatile organic compounds (VOCS) in agriculture to improve sustainable defense strategies and productivity of crops - Brilli F., Loreto F., Baccelli I. - Frontiers in plant science, volume 10
  • 2019 - Root colonization by Pseudomonas chlororaphis primes tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) plants for enhanced tolerance to water stress - Brilli F., Pollastri S., Raio A., Baraldi R., Neri L., Bartolini P., Podda A., Loreto F., Maserti B., Balestrini R. - Journal of plant physiology, 232: 82-93
  • 2018 - Impact of high phosphorous and sodium on productivity and stress tolerance of Arundo donax plants - Cocozza C., Brilli F., Miozzi L., Pignattelli S., Rotunno S., Brunetti C., Giordano C., Pollastri S., Centritto M., Accotto G.P., Tognetti R., Loreto F. - Holzforschung ,
  • 2018 - Plants for Sustainable Improvement of Indoor Air Quality - Brilli F., Fares S., Ghirardo A., De Visser P., Calatayud V., Munoz A., Annesi-Maesano I., Sebastiani F., Alivernini A., Varriale V., Menghini F. - Trends In Plant Science , 23: 507-512