Comparative analysis of cell cycle regulation in alpha-proteobacteria
University of Florence
Emanuele Biondi received the master degree in Biology and the PhD in genetic sciences in Florence working on Sinorhizobium meliloti. From 2003 to 2007 he worked at Harvard University and then at MIT (Cambridge, USA) studying signal transduction with a particular focus on systems controlling cell cycle progression in Caulobacter crescentus. In 2007 he came back to Florence where he started the investigation of S. meliloti cell cycle. E. Biondi is coordinator of a sequencing project of two S. meliloti natural strains with the Joint Genome Institute (DOE, USA) in the initiative "super-rhizobium" for the improvement of alfalfa production.