Íris Victorino

Íris Victorino MSc is a Junior Researcher at the Biological Science Department of Eduardo Mondlane University of Maputo (Mozambique) currently enrolled at Turin University PhD program in Biology and Applied Biotechnologies developing the doctoral thesis at the Institute for Sustainable Protection of Plants (IPSP-CNR). The scope of her research is focused on the study of plant physiology and biotechnology with particular focus on the biology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and their interactions with plants. Her research in recent period has focused on the study of community biodiversity AMF in agronomic and natural ecosystems. She has worked as a co-tutor of thesis level I at Eduardo Mondlane University and is now involved in research projects regarding soil microbial community diversity in different environments by metabarcoding approach based on next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. Her scientific activities resulted in publications in journals, presentations at conferences and seminars. During her PhD program will be analyzing the aromatic plant biomolecules production as result of mycorrhization.