Dr. Samuele MORETTI


Courriel : samuele.moretti@uha.fr


  • September 2017. Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences, curriculum Genomics and Crop Science. Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, (Italy).
    Dissertation: “Salt and drought stress in olive tree (Olea europaea L.): an integrated approach.”


  • July 2013. M.Sc. Degree in Plant and Microbe Biotechnology.
    University of Pisa, Pisa, (Italy).
    Dissertation: “Olive tree’s (Olea europaea L.) genome: analysis of DNA repetitive elements.”


  • December 2010. B.Sc. Degree in Agro-Industrial Biotechnology.
    University of Pisa, Pisa, (Italy).
    Dissertation: “Biochemical aspects of Actinidia deliciosa cv. Hayward fruits, treated as fresh-cut products.”



My work at LVBE will be focused on the study of “chelator-mediated Fenton” (CMF) reaction in wood-decay species such as Fomitiporia mediterranea (Fmed), involved in ESCA disease in grapevine.


  • December 2018 – November 2019. Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences, University of Firenze, (Italy). Research Fellow.
    Study of non-enzimatic iron-dependent ligno-cellulose degradation pathway of wood-decay agents in collaboration with IBE-CNR of Bologna.
  • April 2018 – October 2018. Dendrosciences group, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, (CH). Post-Doct Guest Scientist.
    Xylem vessel occlusions characterization of 2 olive tree genotypes differentially infected by pathogenic bacteria.
  • January 2014 – July 2017. BioLabs, Institute of Life Science, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, (Italy). Ph.D. Student.
    Study of physiological, biochemical and molecular factors in olive tree related to a genome-dependent response under drought and salinity stresses.
  • June 2016 – December 2016. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Products, Instituto de la Grasa, Sevilla, (Spain). Visiting Ph.D. student.
    Study of fatty acid content and desaturases genes pathway expression in salt stressed olive fruit mesocarp.
  • December 2015. Department of agriculture, food and environmental sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, (Italy). Visiting Ph.D. student.
    Chromatographic analysis from salt stressed olive fruit mesocarp: Phenolics fingerprinting by HPLC/DiArray.
  • February 2012 – July 2013. Plant genetics and genomics lab, DiSAAA-a, University of Pisa, Pisa, (Italy). Master Thesis Internship.
    Structural genomics analysis in olive tree: contributed to a repetitive sequences database creation.