Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Francesco Paolocci

Role: Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Perugia
Tel: (39) 075-5014861
E-mail: francesco.paolocci@ibbr.cnr.it

Curriculum vitae

Ruolo: Senior reseacher
Comparto: Ricercatori e Tecnologi
Tel: (39) 075-5014861
E-mail: francesco.paolocci@ibbr.cnr.it

Date and Place of Birth: 20-02-1964, Amelia (Terni), Italy

Address: Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, Division of Perugia, National Research Council, - Via Madonna Alta, 130, 06128 Perugia , Italy,

Tel: ++39 075 5014861,Fax: ++39 075 5014869
E-mail: francesco.paolocci@ibbr.cnr.it

Education, Training and Professional experience
(from 2014 back to 1989)

  • 2007-2014 Senior researcher c/o CNR - IBBR Division of Perugia
  • Sep 2008 Visiting scientists c/o John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich (UK)
  • 2006/2010 Professor of Plant Biotechnology c/o Università degli Studi “Carlo Bo” di Urbino, Corso di Laurea in Biotecnologie, Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologia
  • Oct 2005 Visiting scientist c/o Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research” (IGER) di Aberystwith (Wales, UK)
  • 2001- 2006 Permanent researcher c/o CNR - Plant Genetics Institute Division of Perugia
  • 1999-2001 CNR Researcher (CNR grant ex art 36) c/o CNR Plant Genetics Institute Division of Perugia
  • 1994-1999 CNR fellowship c/o CNR Institute of Plant Genetics - Division of Perugia
  • 1994 Researcher for “Società 3A del Parco Tecnologico Agroalimentare di Todi”- Perugia Italy
  • 1993-1994 Fellowship at CNR International Institute of Genetics and Biophysics (IIGB)- Naples
  • 1991-1992 Fellowship sponsored by Ministry of University of Scientific and Technological Research (MURST) c/o CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Canberra (Australia)
  • 1990-1991 CNR fellowship c/o “Istituto di Ricerche sul Miglioramento Genetico delle Piante Foraggere (IRMGPF) Perugia, ITALY
  • Nov 1989. National qualification as Agronomist
  • Feb 1989 Graduation in “Scienze Agrarie” , specialization in "Produzioni Vegetali", subspecialization in "Produzioni frutticole e commercializzazione" University of Perugia (score 110/110).

Recent Scientific Activities

  • Scientific responsible of several national and international projects
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for 20 scientific journals.
  • Invited speakers at international and national congresses.
  • Professor of Plant Biotechnology for University of Urbino
  • Member of Collegio dei docenti del Dottorato di Ricerca in Biologia Vegetale e Biotecnologie Agroalimentari”, University of Perugia
  • Tutor and advise of Graduate students and PhD students of University of Perugia and University of Urbino
  • Advice of Post doc students c/o CNR- IBBR Division of Perugia

Main Research fields

  • Genetic and environmental control of flavonoid biosynthesis of in crops and model species
  • Cloning and functional characterization of regulatory (bHLHs, MYBs) and structural genes involved in anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in forage legume
  • Whole transcriptome analysis of genes related to oxidative stress and flavonoid biosynthesis
  • Breeding forage legumes by transgenesis and interspecific hybridization
  • Genetics and genomics of Tuber spp. and other Pezizomycetes
  • Biodiversity and population genetics of Tuber spp.
  • Life cycle, sexual and asexual propagation patterns of Tuber spp.

Publications, Books and Articles

More than 55 publications, among full papers published in International journals with IF and contributions as chapters in international books with ISBN. Holds at present a H index of 24.

Please find the list of my publications at the following URL:



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(full list available at CNR People)

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