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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Angela Carra

Role: Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Palermo
Tel: (39) 091-6574578
E-mail: angela.carra@ibbr.cnr.it


Personal information

Name: ANGELA CARRA

Telephone: (+39) 3204109977

E-mail: angela.carra@ibbr.cnr.it

Nationality: Italian

Date and place of birth: 10-03-1973, MANTOVA (MN)

Position

Researcher at IBBR/CNR UOS Palermo

The main research activity is involved in programs for the genetic and sanitary improvement of grapevine and other Mediterranean crops. Development of sanitation protocols through somatic embryogenesis of grapevine and other Mediterranean crops. Biodiversity conservation throw plant biotechnologies.

Work experience

2000-2003: PhD Student at the University of Parma.

2003-2012: Independent contractor within the research projects “Coltura in vitro per la conservazione del germoplasma vegetale siciliano minacciato da erosione genetica”; “Conservazione in vivo e in vitro di varietà minori di fruttiferi in via d’estinzione tipici degli ambienti mediterranei”; “Costruzione di una libreria BAC di arancio dolce Vaniglia, estrazione di DNA ad alto peso molecolare da foglie, digestione enzimatica del DNA estratto e selezione dei frammenti aventi peso molecolare compreso tra 100 e 350 kb” at Institute of Plant Genetics (IBBR from 2013), Research Unit of Palermo. Advisor in master degree at IAMB Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari, Valenzano (BA).

2012- : Researcher at Institute of Plant Genetics (IBBR from 2013), Research Unit of Palermo.

Education

PhD: University of Parma, Department of Plant Biology, 2004

Bachelor Degree: University of Parma, 1997

Main Research interest

  • In vitro culture aimed to biodiversity conservation, plant regeneration, germplasm conservation and management
  • Chemical mutagenesis and isolation of induced mutants
  • Micropropagation and in vitro tecniques
  • Somatic embryogenesis for genetic and sanitary improvement and plant regeneration
 

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