Abhisek Biswas 

Year of selection 2015
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Host Institute University of Milan, Italy
Lab, Institute, Country DiSAA-Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali - Produzione, Territorio, Agroenergia; University of Milan; Italy
Name of Researcher/Supervisor Supervisor: Dr. Filippo Geuna; Co-supervisor: Prof. Daniele Bassi
Duration of working period 22 month (Oct. 2015 - Jun 2017)
Title and Brief report of the work (max 300 words)

Assessment of molecular tools for variety protection and marker-assisted breeding in vegetables (tomato and lettuce) and tree (Prunus) species respectively. Summary: In this work two research activities were completed (a) identification of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa) cultivars using simple sequence repeat (SSR) molecular markers in order to assess their applicability in terms of variety protection, it was a blind-trial organised by National seed certifying organisation of Italy, working under the CREA institution and (b) the production of homozygous apricot (Prunus armeniaca) lines for the investigation of Sharka resstance in view of marker-assisted selection (MAS).

List of publications with impact factor, presentation of the research work in conferences/ seminars /workshops

Seminar: Biodisponibilita' della sostanze fitochimiche: le biotransformazioni intestinali e le loro conseguenze sullo studio dei polifenoli

Present position PhD in Agriculture, Environment and Bioenergy (1st year), University of Milan, Italy

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