Soil biodiversity and new technologies for the study of the microbiota


Soil biodiversity and new technologies for the study of the microbiota

Friday 25 September 2020 – Welfair Plenary
12.00 – 13.35

In about 200g of earth, about 0.5g of living organisms can be found, many of which are invisible to the naked eye and in this huge living biomass, called “biota”, this infinity of living organisms performs countless tasks essential for the life of our planet . The microbiota of the rhizosphere is able to cooperate with the plant in the acquisition of mineral elements from the soil and to defend the roots from potential parasites. In a continuous parallel with the medical sciences, where the management of the gastrointestinal microbiota is now part of personalized medicine, an ever deeper knowledge of the rhizosphere microbiota could lead to “personalized agriculture”. Furthermore, recent developments in genome sequencing techniques and computer analysis tools are allowing scientists to detail which species make up the microbiota of the rhizosphere, what kind of beneficial functions they are able to exert, what agronomic factors influence these activities that this Microbiome has on human health.

Ore 12.00 – 12.20

The Soil Microbiome
Vincenzo Michele Sellitto

Ore 12.20 – 12.40

Characterization and study of the soil microbiome
Stefano Mocali

Ore 12.40 – 12.43

Microbiome and Precision Agriculture
Raffaella Pergamo

Ore 12.43 – 12.53

Soil Microbiome and Agriculture
Eligio Malusà

Ore 12.53 – 12.56

Detection and monitoring of inocula in the soil
Loredana Canfora

Ore 12.56 – 13.06

Wood Wide Web and Nutraceuticals
Manuela Giovannetti

Ore 13.06 – 13.16

How the soil and environmental microbiota affect the human microbiota
Duccio Cavalieri

Ore 13.16 – 13.26

Il ruolo del microbiota umano nella genesi della patologia metabolica
Mikiko Watanabe

Ore 13.26 – 13.36

Interregnum Communication
Giovanni Scapagnini

Ore 13.36

Chiusura lavori


Prof. Vincenzo Michele Sellitto
Soil Microbiota and Innovative Agriculture Expert – – Associate Professor Faculty of Agriculture – Banat University Of Agricultural Sciences And Veterinary Medicine Timisoara

Dr. Stefano Mocali
Agriculture and Environment (CREA – AA), Florence

Prof. Eligio Malusà
Associate Professor Research Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice (PL)

Dr. Loredana Canfora
Agriculture and Environment Research Center (CREA – AA), Rome

Prof.ssa Manuela Giovannetti
Full Professor of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Pisa

Prof. Duccio Cavalieri
Associate Professor General Microbiology University of Florence

Dott.ssa Raffaella Pergamo
CREA – Policies and Bioeconomy, Rome

Prof. Giovanni Scapagnini
MD, PhD Full Professor of Food and Human Nutrition, SSD Technical Dietary Sciences MED 49. Vice-president SINUT. Affiliation of the Vincenzo Tiberio Department of Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Molise, Campobasso

Mikiko Watanabe
Endocrinology Specialist. PhD in Endocrinological Sciences – Department of Experimental Medicine Section of Medical Physiopathology, Food Science and Endocrinology University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Fiera Roma
Regione Lazio
Unioncamere Lazio
Master Economia e Management Comunicazione e Media Università Tor Vergata