Giovanni Emiliani

My research interests focus on the molecular and functional characterization of genes and metabolic pathways related to abiotic and biotic stress response of plants using genomics and transcriptomics approaches, Genome Wide Associations (GWAS) strategies and systems biology.

I am also interested in microorganism comparative genomics, in the characterisation of endophytic bacterial communities and plant-microorganisms interaction with a particular emphasis on Plant Growth Promoting bacteria (PGPr) activity.

I used phylogenomics and other bioinformatics approaches to study the origin and evolution of metabolic pathways in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, mechanisms of molecular evolution of genes and genomes and horizontal gene transfer.