D'Onofrio Chiara MSc
UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln
Field: Molecular Diagnostics
Main Research: Plant-insect chemical communication
Experience: Biochemical study of chemical communication in insect pests and predators in order to understand how pheromones and odours are detected and recognised, with a focus on odorant-binding proteins (OBPs). Gene cloning, recombinant protein expression, purification and functional characterization through ligand-binding assays with semiochemicals and other volatile compounds.