Emidio ALBERTINI, PhD.





Associate Professor


Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science
University of Perugia
Borgo XX Giugno, 74
06121 Perugia, Italy.

emidio.albertini@unipg.it










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Member of the International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research (IASPRR)
Member of the Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA).
Chair of the COST ACTION FA0903 Harnessing Plant Reproduction for Crop Improvement.
Coordinator of the Horizon2020 MSCA-RISE PROCROP.
PI of the Horizon2020 MSCA-RISE SexSeed.

  • plant reproduction, mainly focused on apomixis in model species;
  • Epigenetics;
  • molecular farming;
  • genetic diversity studies: varietal and landraces characterization.

  • 54 papers in ISI-listed International Journals.
  • 5 book chapters;
  • 11 papers in Italian Journals;
  • over 400 Proceedings and Abstracts in National and International Conferences.
  • 1295 citations (647 considering papers published after 2011)
  • h-index=23 (17 considering papers published after 2011),
  • i10 index = 31 (26 considering papers published after 2011).
    Organizer of the Apomixis workshop of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference held in San Diego, California and 3rd International Apomixis Conference.


  • 2006: Fulbright Scholarship, "Research Scholar", University of Georgia, Tifton Campus
  • 2003: Wageningen University, The netherlands, EMBO Course in Advanced Molecular and immuno-Cytogenetics on Chromosomes and Nuclei of Plants
  • 1999-2002: University of Perugia, Fellowship, Molecular genetics
  • 1999: University of Torino, PhD, Seed Scienze and Technology
  • 1997: University of Siena, Summer school on multidisciplinary assessment of contaminants in the environment and of risks for human health
  • 1996: University of Perugia, Faculty of Agriculture, In situ hybridization course
  • 1996: University of Perugia, Faculty of Agriculture, "G. Rosini prize" for the best Degree Thesis
  • 1996: University of Perugia, Faculty of Agriculture, Magna cum Laude
  • 1995:Internship, University of Reading, England, Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on wheat for the identification of alien hybrids and Primer in situ labelled (PRINS) on Pea


  • 2003: University of Perugia, Lecturer of Molecular Aspects of Seed Production
  • 2001: University of Camerino, Lecturer of Plant Genetic Resources
  • 1998-1999: Invited Scientist, Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Woodland, CA, USA, Development and application of molecular markers in the characterization of vegetable crops.


  • International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology. Iguazu falls, Brasil, Oct 25-30, 2015.
  • Georgofili Academia days: Riproduzione sessuata delle piante a fiore e produttivita' Agricola. Firenze, March 30, 2012.
  • LVI Annual Congress of the Italian Society of Agriculture Genetics. Perugia, Sept. 17, 2012.
  • Plant and Animal Genome XVI. San Diego, CA, January 18, 2011.
  • University of Firenze. Invited lecture on Apomissia: storia di un carattere rivoluzionario. June 1, 2011.
  • 2nd Harnessing Plant Reproduction for Crop improvement Annual Conference. Valencia, July 5, 2011.
  • XVIII International Botanical Conference. Melbourne, Australia July 29, 2011.
  • Plant and Animal Genome XVI. San Diego, CA, January 12, 2010.
  • 11th Annual Congress of the Italian federation of Life Sciences. Riva del Garda, Italy, September 24, 2009.
  • Plant and Animal Genome XVI. San Diego, CA, January 10, 2009.
  • Plant and Animal Genome XVI. San Diego, CA, January 18, 2008.
  • University of Milano. Invited lecture on How and why do certain plants decide to stop having sex? December 17, 2007.
  • LI Annual Congress of the Italian Society of Agriculture Genetics. Riva del Garda, Italy, September 23-26 2007.
  • 3rd International Conference on Apomixis, Wernigerode, Germany, June 2007.
  • Summer School for PhDs, Naples, June 2007.
  • Invited lecturer: IPK, Gatersleben, Germany, March 2007.
  • XV Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA, January 13-17, 2007.
  • Invited lecturer: Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, September 11, 2006.
  • XIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA, January 14-18, 2006.
  • Invited lecturer: IPK, Gatersleben, Germany, November 2005.
  • nn05 - Nanoscience and nanotechnologies. Rome. November 14-16, 2005.
  • XVII International Botanical Congress. Vienna. July 17-24, 2005.
  • II Symposium on Nanotech. Ministero della Difesa. Roma. June 23-24, 2005.
  • XIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA, January 12-18, 2005.
  • Invited lecturer. Reproduction course. University of Milano.
  • XLVIII Annual Congress of the Italian Society of Agriculture Genetics. Lecce, Italy, September 15-18 2004.
  • VII National Biotechnology Conference, Catania, Italy, September 8-11, 2004.
  • XII Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA, January 12-18, 2004.
  • XI Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA, January 12-18, 2003.
  • II International Apomixis Conference, Como, Italy, April 24-28, 2001.
  • III Apomixis Workshop. Gargnano, Italy April 21-24, 1999.
  • II Apomixis Workshop. De Lier, The Netherlands August 21, 1998.




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