Chiara Pastacaldi


Chiara Pastacaldi
Thesis: "Synergistic integration of eco-sustainable strategies and technologies for the innovative protection of plant health”


Stefania Tegli



Office address

Laboratory of Molecular Plant Pathology, Polo Scientifico, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence 


055- 4573232


In 2020, Chiara Pastacaldi got her master’s degree in Biotechnology for environmental management and sustainable agriculture (BIO-EMSA) at the University of Florence. During the Master, she spent 8 months at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) with an Erasmus+ project.

After the Master’s degree she got a research fellowship for 1 year at DAGRI. Afterwards, she obtained another research fellowship for 6 months at the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) in collaboration with DAGRI.

Currently, she has a PhD project in Agro-environmental Sciences (DAGRI).


  • Tegli S., Pastacaldi C. 2022. Specific detection of Pseudomonas savastanoi pathovars: from End-Point PCR to Real-Time PCR and HRMA. Plant Pathology: Method and Protocols, Springer.

Conference talks and seminars

  • Chamizo, S., Mugnai, G., Rossi, F., Ciani, M., Pastacaldi, C., De Philippis, R. 2017. Increasing soil stability and fertility through cyanobacteria inoculation to combat land degradation processes in drylands. 6th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts & Desertification. Sede Boqer Campus, Israel, November 6-9.
  • Mugnai, G., Rossi, F., Pastacaldi, C., Cangioli, L., Ciani, M., Berisha, B., Zhou, X., Chamizo, S., Chen, L., De Philippis, R. 2017. Inducing the formation of cyanobacterial crust by cyanobacterisation: elaboration and optimization of a proficient cyanobacteria inoculation methodology. 1st World Conference on Soil and Water Conservation under Global Change-CONSOWA. Lleida, Spain, 12-16 June.
  • Tegli S., Pastacaldi C., Biancalani C., Bini L., Gaudioso D., Malta A., Pedroncelli A., Stefanucci D. 2020. A new chapter in the old story of indolacetic acid production by Pseudomonas savastanoi. 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB).
  • Pastacaldi C., Biancalani C., Stefanucci D., Pedroncelli A., Malta A., Gaudioso D., Puopolo G., Osdaghi E., Tegli S. 2020. From LAMP to genome mining and chemical fingerprinting for the innovative control of the bacterial quarantine plant pathogen for EU Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens. 14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB).


Publication dignity for the master thesis entitled “Multidrug and toxic compound extrusion transporters from Pseudomonas syringae phytopathogenic bacteria: dealing with their heterologous expression and purification”, Florence, 15/04/2020.

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