Martino Schillaci

Martino Schillaci

Martino Schillaci is a graduate researcher in the Jülich-University of Melbourne Postgraduate Academy (JUMPA) with UoM and the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) in Germany.

Martino’s PhD project focuses on the interaction between cereals and soil beneficial bacteria, and how it affects plant metabolism in suboptimal growing conditions.

He is studying plant phenotype, transcriptome and metabolome at various stages of the interaction with the bacteria, to investigate how they change with time in an environment characterised by low temperatures and phosphorus deficiency.

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