PlantStressLab - Andrea Schubert

Professor in Plant Physiology. My expertise covers molecular and physiological responses to combined stress, stress-responsive sRNAs, and biosynthesis of flavonoids in crop plants such as grape and tomato. I am also concerned with the implications of these processes in the optimisation of plant growing and fruit processing techniques. I am a co-founder of Grape Srl and of StrigoLab Srl.

Recent coordinated projects

INTEFLAVI: An integrated approach to the control of flavescence dorée in grapevine
H2020 TOMRES: A novel and integrated approach to increase multiple and combined stress tolerance in plants using tomato as a model

Recent publications

Carlomagno A, Schubert A, Ferrandino A, (2016) Screening and evolution of volatile compounds during ripening of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera (Vitis vinifera L.) neutral grapes by SBSE-GC/MS. Eur. Food Res Technol, 242:1221-1233
Giordano D, Provenzano S, Ferrandino A, Vitali M, Pagliarani C, Roman F, Cardinale F, Castellarin SD, Schubert A (2016) Characterization of a multifunctional caffeoyl-CoA methyltransferase activated in grape berries upon drought stress. Plant Physiol Biochem 101:23-32
Li Y, Provenzano S, Bliek M, Spelt C, Appelhagen I, Machado L, Verweij W, Schubert A, Sagasser M, Seidel T, Weisshaar B, Koes R, Quattrocchio F (2016) Evolution of tonoplast P-ATPase transporters involved in vacuolar acidification. New Phytol. 211:1092-1107
Chitarra W, Pagliarani C, Maserti B, Lumini E, Siciliano I, Cascone P, Schubert A, Gambino G, Balestrini R, Guerrieri E (2016) Insights on the impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis on tomato tolerance to water stress. Plant Physiol. 171: 1009-1023.Visentin I, Vitali M, Ferrero M, Zhang Y, Ruyter-Spira C, Novak O, Strmad M, Lovisolo C, Schubert A, Cardinale F, (2016) Low levels of strigolactones in roots as a component of the systemic signal of drought stress in tomato. New Phytol 212:954-963
Pagliarani C, Vitali M, Ferrero M, Vitulo N, Incarbone M, Lovisolo C, Valle G, Schubert A (2017) The accumulation of miRNAs differentially modulated by drought stress is affected by grafting in grapevine. Plant Physiol. 173: 2180-2195.
Matus J, Cavallini E,; Loyola R, Holl J, Finezzo L, Dal Santo S, Vialet S, Commisso M, Roman F, Schubert A, Alcalde JA, Bogs J, Ageorges A, Tornielli GB, Arce-Johnson P, (2017) A group of grapevine MYBA transcription factors located in chromosome 14 control anthocyanin synthesis in vegetative organs with different specificities compared to the berry color locus. Plant J 91:220-236
Cardinale F, Korwin Krukowski P, Schubert A, Visentin I (2018) Strigolactones: mediators of osmotic stress responses with potential for agrochemical manipulation of crop resilience. J Exp Bot 69:2291-2303
Ferrero M, Pagliarani C, Novák O, FerrandinoA, Cardinale F, Visentin I, Schubert A (2018) Exogenous strigolactone interacts with abscisic acid mediated accumulation of anthocyanins in grapevine berries. J Exp Bot 69 2391-2401