Annalisa Giampetruzzi

Dr. Annalisa Giampetruzzi achieved a degree in “Biological Sciences” in 2004 at the “University of Bari”. After obtaining the title of Master for “Expert technician in phytopatological diagnosis” in 2006, she started her collaboration with the research group of Institute of Plant Virology (IVV) of CNR UOS-Bari. In 2009 she started her activities of PhD with the aim of studying the molecular interactions between viruses and  grapevine genome, through a characterization of the populations of the plant endogenous small RNAs ( miRNAs , trans- acting siRNA , heterochromatic small RNAs ) and small viral RNAs. In 2012 she got her PhD defending a thesis entitled: “Comparative profiling of smallRNAs in virus-infected and healthy grapevine plants .” In the course of PhD research she optimized the techniques for the isolation of siRNAs, for the preparation and Illumina sequencing technology with libraries of small RNAs, and started to be interested in the  bioinformatic analysis of the data obtained from this sequencing approach, using and comparing different specific bioinformatics tools and pipelines for the analysis of NGS data . The activities  of bioinformatics research, she has done,  was also the subject of study during the period of PhD research spent at the “Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing ” (Oregon State University , Corvallis , USA). She focused her studies in the application of NGS techniques as an advanced diagnostic tool for plant virus diagnosis of known and unknown viral agents. In 2012 she was the recipient of a research fellowship at the IVV for the study of the mechanisms of cross-protection in plants infected with Citrus tristeza virus. From March 2013 to present hold a post-doctoral research fellowship within the Project CISIA -CNR and carries her research activities for the metagenomic characterization of clones and biotypes of grapevines. Currently she is involved in a research project about a new virus diseases in Trentino and has established an international collaboration in the context of European Projects aimed at the analysis of next-generation sequencing data ( AllBio Bioinformatics KBBE.2011.3.6 -02)


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2017 - High-Throughput Sequencing: Advantages Beyond Virus Identification - Saldarelli P., Giampetruzzi A., Maree, H.J., Al Rwahnih M. - Grapevine Viruses: Molecular Biology, Diagnostics and Management, 625-642
  • 2017 - Identification and characterization of privet leaf blotch-associated virus, a novel idaeovirus - Navarro B., Loconsole G., Giampetruzzi A., Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic N., Ragozzino A., Ragozzino E., Di Serio F. - Molecular Plant Pathology , 18: 925-936
  • 2016 - Identification and characterization of an isolate of apple green crinkle associated virus involved in a severe disease of quince (Cydonia oblonga, Mill.) - Morelli M., Giampetruzzi A., Laghezza L., Catalano L., Savino V.N., Saldarelli P. - Archives Of Virology , 162: 299-306
  • 2016 - Detection and molecular characterization of a Grapevine Roditis leaf discoloration-associated virus (GRLDaV) variant in an autochthonous grape from Apulia (Italy) - Chiumenti M., Giampetruzzi A., Morelli M., Savino V.N., Martelli G.P., La Notte P., Palmisano F., Saldarelli P. - Virus Genes ,
  • 2016 - Transmission of grapevine Pinot gris virus by Colomerus vitis (Acari: Eriophyidae) to grapevine - Malagnini V., De Lillo E., Saldarelli P., Beber R., Duso C., Raiola A., Zanotelli L., Valenzano D., Giampetruzzi A., Morelli M., Ratti C., Causin R., Gualandri V. - Archives Of Virology , 161: 2595-2599
  • 2015 - Draft Genome Sequence of the Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO Strain - Giampetruzzi A., Chiumenti M., Saponari M., Donvito G., Italiano A., Loconsole G., Boscia D., Cariddi C., Martelli G.P., Saldarelli P. - Genome Announcements, 3:e01538-14
  • 2014 - Le opportunità del next generation sequencing nella ricerca e nella diagnosi fitovirologica - Saldarelli P.,Giampetruzzi A.,Loconsole G.,Chiumenti M.,Saponari M.,Minafra A. - Protezione Delle Colture , 1:6-10
  • 2014 - Genetic variability of Grapevine Pinot gris virus and its association with grapevine leaf mottling and deformation - Saldarelli P.,Giampetruzzi A.,Morelli M.,Malossini U.,Pirolo C.,Bianchedi P.,Gualandri V. - Phytopathology , 105: 555-563
  • 2014 - Deep-sequencing analysis of an apricot tree with vein clearing symptoms reveals the presence of a novel betaflexivirus - Elbeaino T., Giampetruzzi A., De Stradis A., Digiaro M. - Virus Research , 181:1-5
  • 2012 - Identification and characterization of Citrus yellow vein clearing virus, a putative new member of the genus Mandarivirus infecting Citrus spp. - Loconsole G., Önelge N. , Potere O., Giampetruzzi A., Bozan O., Satar S., De Stradis A., Savino V., Yokomi R.K., Saponari M. - Phytopathology, 102:1168-1175
  • 2012 - A new grapevine virus discovered by deep sequencing of virus- and viroid derived small RNAs in cv Pinot gris - Giampetruzzi A., Roumi V., Roberto R., Malossini U., Yoshikawa N., La Notte P., Terlizzi F., Credi R., Saldarelli P. - Virus Research, 163:262–268
  • 2012 - Next-Generation sequencing and metagenomic analysis advances in plant virus diagnosis and discovery. - Loconsole G, Giampetruzzi A, Roberto R, Saponari M, Palmisano F, Chiumenti M, Morelli M., Minafra A, Savino V, Saldarelli P - Journal of Plant Pathology, 94:S4.48
  • 2010 - Deep sequencing analysis of viral short RNAs from an infected Pinot Noir grapevine - Pantaleo V., Saldarelli P., Miozzi L., Giampetruzzi A., Gisel A., Moxon S., Dalmay T., Bisztray G., Burgyan J. - Virology, 408:49-56
  • 2009 - An assay for the detection of grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 using a single-chain fragment variable antibody - Cogotzi L., Giampetruzzi A., Nölke G., Orecchia M., Elicio V., Castellano M.A., Martelli G.P., Fischer R., Schillberg S., Saldarelli P. - Archives of Virology, 154:19-26