Pierdomenico Perata is professor of plant physiology at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy), where since 2012 he was Rector of the university (2012-2019). In 1994 he received the “FESPB Award”, which is awarded by the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology (FESPB) Congress for excellence in scientific achievements. His publication record includes papers in the most important plant science journals, including Nature, Science, Nature Communications, Nature Plants, PLOS Biology, The Plant Cell, The Plant Journal, Plant Physiology, Trends in Plant Science and many others. His research interests include plant hypoxia physiology and sugar sensing and signaling.
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
Talk title and synopsis
Plants and hypoxia: occurrence, sensing and adaptation
Plant life is greatly impaired under conditions of oxygen deficit. When the supply of oxygen is hampered, a variety of acclimation responses is activated to reduce detrimental effects of energy depletion. The most recent discoveries in the field of oxygen sensing will be presented.