Laura Parducci, PI.

I am a molecular ecologist with a passion for ancient DNA studies in plants. I am particularly interested in studying how plants adapted and changed their distribution ranges in response to past climate changes. In my group we are using ancient environmental DNA extracted from lake sediments to identify plant taxa. To increase the taxonomic resolution of our identifications, we are developing molecular techniques based on the shotgun sequencing and hybriudization capture approaches.

Since 1994 I have worked in Sweden at Uppsala University and from November 2019 I returned to Italy where I am Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome. I have a BSc and a MSc (1991) in Agricultural Sciences, a PhD (2000) in Forest Genetics and a Swedish 'Docentur' (2012) in Plant Ecology.


Katerina Tasiouli, Thessaloniki University, Greece (Erasmus student); Tamara  Van Steijn Uppsala University, Sweden (internship), Marco Aurelio Marangoni Sapienza University, Italy (visiting researcher); Maria Elisa Pierfederici University of Parma, Italy (internship); Engy Ahmed Stockholm Univrsity(Postdoc); Anne von Woerkom Umeå University, Sweden (visiting researcher); Matias Tasel Uppsala University, Sweden (BSc student); Masoumeh Aahmoudi Shamsabad Tehran University, Iran (PhD student); Giulia Ghirardello Italy (internship); Katerina Günter Germany (internship); Lu Han China (Postdoc); Sonia Fontana Germany (Postdoc); Kathleen Crossen Queen’s University, Belfast (PhD student); Kevin Fletcher UK (interneship); Irina Matetovici Hungary (internship); Linda Albinsson Uppsala. University (BSc student).

Laura Parducci, PhD

Associate Professor 

Department of Evironmental Biology 

Sapienza University of Rome

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy

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