Giovanni Melandri: Plant Physiology First Author

Giovanni Melandri, first author of “Can biochemical traits bridge the gap between genomics and plant performance? A study in rice under drought”

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, INRAE Bordeaux-Aquitaine, UMR 132 BFP, Villenave-d’Ornon (France).

Education: PhD in Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen (the Netherlands).

Non-scientific interests: Hiking, reading, watching (too much) football (soccer) and TV (series and movies).

Brief bio: I am a plant physiologist with an interest in understanding physiological and biochemical adaptive traits able to confer abiotic stress tolerance to crops and in the identification of their genetic control. I earned my PhD at Wageningen University. I have been a visiting Researcher at Cornell University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Arizona. I am currently working as Postdoctoral Researcher at INRAE on a project aimed at predicting complex phenotypic traits using machine learning methods and large-scale single- and multi-omics datasets (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics).

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