Massimiliano CORSO Research Scientist

Seed Development and Quality

I am a plant biologist interested in the study of specialized metabolite landscape and in the characterization of their role in plant adaptation to unfavourable environments
Specialized Metabolites Metabolomics Arabidopsis Multi-Omic Data Integration Seeds Brassicaceae
My research at IJPB aims at the characterization of plant and seeds specialized metabolites diversity, plasticity and their role in plant adaptation to unfavourable environments.
I am part of the SEEDEV team at IJPB, where I am leading the work on seed specialized metabolites diversity and plasticity (“Specialize Metabolites” group).
I am the scientific correspondent for “Specialized Metabolites” –related projects for the chemistry and metabolomic platform at IJPB.

Supervised students, engineers and post-doc
  • VALADON Anne-Solenn (co-direction IJPB-Versailles and AG-Dijon). Subject: Diversity, plasticity and genetic determinism of the specialized metabolome of pea (Pisum sativum) seeds
  • BARREDA Léa. Subject: Uncovering the seed specialized metabolome induced by stresses in Brassicaceae
  • SOUNDIRAMOURTTY Sivagamy. Project: Specialized metabolite diversity and plasticity of pea and faba-bean seeds
  • BROSSE Céline, AI (co-supervision with Pr. Loïc Rajjou, IJPB). Project: Metabolic and molecular mechanisms involved in the elicitation defences of developing seed
Visiting Ph.D. students:
  • RENELLA Alessandra (Università degli Studi del Molise, IT). Project: Studying the function of sinapoylated cinnamic acids in camelina seed tolerance to stresses.
  • FRASSINETI Elettra (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, IT). Project: Characterizing the pathways controlling sinapic acid metabolism and their role against seed pathogens
Master and bachelor students:
  • LEBON-NAVARRO Marine (M2, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, FR). Project: Characterization of glucosinolate modifications in seed responses to warm temperature

Ph.D. :
10/10/2017 – 17/05/2023 AN Xinhui (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE) (co-direction with Nathalie Verbruggen, ULB, Bruxelles, BE).
01/01/2022 – 31/10/2022 KLEWKO Nicolas (M2, Université de Technologie de Compiègne).
Visiting Ph.D. students:
15/09/2023 - 15/12/2023 DAINELLI Marco (Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT)

01/06/2023 – 31/07/2023 HARENCAR Lubomir (Nitra University, SK).
10/07/2022 – 10/11/2022 VENTURI Melissa (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, IT).

Master and bachelor students :
15/05/2023 – 14/08/2023 LEBON-NAVARRO Marine (M1, Université de Technologie de Compiègne)
20/09/2022 – 21/12/2022 VICINO Miriana (M2, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, IT; co-supervision with Jean-Denis Faure)
03/01/2022 – 10/06/2022 NICOLAS Agathe (M2, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, FR; co-supervision with Loïc Lepiniec)

04/01/2021 – 30/06/2021 KLEWKO Nicolas (M2, Université de Technologie de Compiègne)
20/04/2020 – 30/07/2020 BARREDA Léa (M1, Université Paris-Saclay, FR)
01/10/2019 – 30/08/2020 AGHOULAS Ahmed (DEUST, Université Paris-Saclay, FR).
Massimiliano Corso


Specialized Metabolites group, Seed Development and Quality team





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