Alberto Orgiazzi had an MSc in Plant Biotechnology at University of Torino in 2008. Then he started and received, in 2012, a PhD in Biology and Biotechnology of Fungi at the same university. His MSc and PhD projects were focused on the analysis of soil biodiversity. In particular, he investigated the fungal biodiversity in soils subjected to different managements. In order to analyse soil biodiversity he used both molecular "traditional" techniques (cloning and sequencing) and next generation sequencing technology (pyrosequencing).
Throughout his PhD he spent research periods at the University of Lion (France) and at the AGROSCOPE Research Station in Zurich (Switzerland).
In January 2013, he joined the SOIL action team of the Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy) of the European Commission as postdoc grantholder (cat. 30). His project deals with the development of the Global Atlas of Soil Biodiversity in the frame of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative.
Publications in Peer-reviewed scientific journals (4 Records)
- Orgiazzi A., Dunbar M.B., Panagos P., de Groot G., Lemanceau P. 2015. Soil biodiversity and DNA barcodes: opportunities and challenges. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Vol. 80, Pages 244–250
- Orgiazzi, A., Bianciotto, V., Bonfante, P., Daghino, S., Ghignone, S., Lazzari, A., Lumini, E., Mello, A., Murat, C., Napoli, C., Perotto, S., Vizzini, A., Girlanda M. (2013) 454 pyrosequencing analysis of fungal assemblages from geographically distant, disparate soils reveals spatial patterning and a core mycobiome. Diversity, 5: pp. 73-98.
- Orgiazzi, A., Lumini, E., Nilsson, R.H., Girlanda, M., Vizzini, A., Bonfante, P., and Bianciotto, V. (2012) Unravelling soil fungal communities from different Mediterranean land-use backgrounds. PloS ONE, 7: e34847.
- Lumini E.*, Orgiazzi, A.*, Borriello, R., Bonfante, P., and Bianciotto, V. (2010) Disclosing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal biodiversity in soil through a land-use gradient using a pyrosequencing approach. Environmental Microbiology, 12: pp. 2165-2179.