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Eleonora Cominelli


Phone: +390223699421 Fax: +390223699411

cominelli * ibba.cnr.it


Ongoing projects

2014-2017: Participation in CERES project "Combining new phenotyping approaches and next generation sequencing to accelerate breeding in pearl millet, an orphan cereal from arid regions - NewPearl", funded by Fondazione Cariplo-Fondation Agropolis

2015 Beam time allocation for beamlineTWINMIC for experiment 20145056. Title: Spatial distribution of Fe, Mg, Zn and P in common bean low phytic acid-1 mutant seeds. Main Proposer. Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste.Valore finanziario pari a 61,488.00 Euro.

2014 Beam time allocation for beamline ID 21 for Experiment LS-2374. Title: Iron distribution and Fe chemical form in common bean and maize low phytic acid (lpa) mutants. Coproposer. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France.

2013-2015 Participation in CNR-Regione Lombardia “Filagro” Project (2013-2015), in the WP8 "Improvement of bean seeds quality"

2013-2015 Participation in Bilateral project CNR-CONACYT (Mexico) Project (2013-2015) “Response and adaptation to drought in common bean during symbiotic nitrogen fixation: exploring new mutants for better seed quality and sustainable crop production”



From September 2011: Researcher, Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, CNR, Milan. Field of activity: seed biofortification, regulation of phytic acid biosynthesis and transport.

1999-September 2011: Awarded different fellowships in the Plant functional genomics laboratory, Department of Biosciences, Università degli Studi di Milano-. Field of activity: flavonoid biosynthesis and plant drought response.

September 2003 visiting scientist in Dr. Alain Vavasseur's laboratory, CEN de Cadarache”, France



2011: PhD in Genetics and Biomolecular Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano.

1999: Specialization in Applied Genetics, University of Milan.

November 1998: visiting PhD student in Prof. Jonathan Jones' laboratory, Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Center, Norwich (UK).

1996: Degree in Biological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano.


Prize and Honours

December 2008: winner of the Regione Lombardia prize “Ricercatissimi, Premio Ricerca ed Internazionalizzazione”



Participation to the COST Action FA 0905 Mineral Improved Crop Production for Healthy Food and Feed.

SIGA member.



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