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Cenci, Alberto

Alberto Cenci, Associate Scientist, Bioversity International

Associate Scientist

Alberto Cenci is currently involved in the expert annotation of banana genome sequencing, focusing on those gene families known to be involved in response to abiotic stresses.

From November 1999 to May 2003 Alberto was researcher at the University of Bari, Italy. From 2003 to 2008 he worked on wheat genetics at INRA in Montpellier, France. From 2008 to 2012 he worked on coffee genomics at IRD, Montpellier, France.



MSc Agronomy, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
PhD Genetics and breeding, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

Publication highlights:

Cenci A, Combes M-C, Lashermes P (2010) Comparative sequence analyses indicate that Coffea (Asterids) and Vitis (Rosids) derive from the same paleo-hexaploid ancestral genome. Mol Gen Genomics 283: 493-501 (DOI: 10.1007/s00438-010-0534-7)

Cenci A, Combes M-C, Lashermes P (2013) Differences in Evolution Rates among Eudicotyledon Species Observed by Analysis of Protein Divergence. The Journal of heredity