Teacher: Cinzia Forni
Aims: Improvement of the knowledge concerning plant biotechnology, focusing on the utilization of plant biomass. The achievement of the results will be verified through individual presentation of scientific literature during the course, as well as final oral exam.
Program: Plant microporpagation. Plant cell and tissue cultures. Cultures of calli, meristems and organs. Somatic embryos. Somaclonal variation. In situ and ex situ germplasm preservation. Cryopreservation. Plant cells as a tool for the production of useful compounds. From lab bench to industrial scale. Bioreactors. Plant molecular farming. Bioplastics and bio-based materials. Phytotechnologies and phytoremediation