Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-EID) INTERFUTURE grant infomation:

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016

Grant Agreement: n. 722642

Title project: From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers

Coordinator: Michele Perazzolli

Funding: EU under project number H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 - 722642

Timeframe: 01.12.2016-31.05.2021

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Sustainable Agroecosystems and Bioresources

Network Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Coordinator), Italy; University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences , Austria; University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; University of Molise, Italy; BIOBEST, Belgium; BIPA NV, Belgium; INOQ GmbH, Germany; Azotic Technologies Ltd, UK; De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM), Belgium; e-nema GmbH, germany; University of Trento, Italy


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ESR position 8

ESR position 8 – “Plant and bacterial factors determining host colonization by intracellular uptake of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus"

  • Host Institute: University of Notthingham (Notthingham, United Kingdom)
  • Secondment at: Fondazione Edmund Mach (San Michele all’Adige, Italy)
  • PhD Enrolment: University of Notthingham (Notthingham, United Kingdom)
  • Work Package(s) to which it is related: WP1 (microbial ecology), WP3 (formulation)
Michele Pallucchini

Michele Pallucchini

Contact information

phone: +393406467043



Research activity

Investigating the nitrogen fixation feature of the endophytic bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus and its interaction with several host plants, with the aim to develop a bio fertilizer for commercially interesting crops.

Research interests

Environmental microbiology, molecular microbiology, ecology, agronomy, plant science.

Short CV description

  • From 2010 to 2014: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences - molecular curriculum - at University of Bologna. Traineeship in Environmental Microbiology (prof D.Zannoni, Biotechnology and Pharmacy Department)
  • From 2014 to 2017: Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Traineeship in Molecular and Genetic bases of diseases (prof G.Capranico, Biotechnology and Pharmacy Department)
  • From March 2018: working at Azotic Technologies Ltd.
  • From June 2018: plant sciences PhD student at University of Nottingham