University of Milan

Luca Espen

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Production, Territory, Agroenergy

Since 2018: Full Professor in Agricultural Chemistry
Research topics:
– Biochemical and physiological aspects of seed germination
– Dormancy and sprouting processes in the potato tuber.
– Graft (in)compatibility in the vascular reconnection of tree plants
– Biochemical and physiological processes of the fruit ripening of orchard tree species
– Plant mineral nutrition
– Abiotic stresses (drought, salt stress and heavy metals)
ERC sectors:
– LS9_5 Agriculture related to crop production, soil biology and cultivation, applied plant biology
– LS1_2 General biochemistry and metabolism
– LS2_3 Proteomics

Abiotic stress
plant mineral nutrition
fruit ripening
seed germination