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Sergio Iacopino

Faculty and Affiliate Scientists

  • BIO

I obtained my BSc in Biology and MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Siena and University of Pavia, respectively. Successively, I joined the PlantLab as Ph.D student where I’m currently enrolled as Post-doctoral researcher. 

  • Iacopino S, Licausi F. The Contribution of Plant Dioxygenases to Hypoxia Signaling. Front Plant Sci. 2020 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.01008.
  • Iacopino S, Jurinovich S, Cupellini L, Piccinini L, Cardarelli F, Perata P, Mennucci B, Giuntoli B, Licausi F. A Synthetic Oxygen Sensor for Plants Based on Animal Hypoxia Signaling. Plant Physiol. 2019 179:986-1000.
  • Shukla V, Lombardi L, Iacopino S, Pencik A, Novak O, Perata P, Giuntoli B, Licausi F. Endogenous Hypoxia in Lateral Root Primordia Controls Root Architecture by Antagonizing Auxin Signaling in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 2019 12:538-551.

During my Ph.D I developed an interest in structural biology and its deployment for synthetic biology in green organisms. My Post-doctoral project focuses on the design of synthetic genetic circuits to hijack hormonal and environment signalling pathways in plant cells.