Antonino Malacrinó

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
CAPS Member
Seed Grant 2018–2019 Members

Antonino Malacrinó is a molecular ecologist interested in insect-microorganisms and plant-microorganism interaction. He received both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences studying at University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), and a Ph.D. in Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences from University of Palermo (Italy). In 2017 he joined the IFM-Biology Department at Linköping University (Sweden) as Postdoctoral Fellow to work on insect transcriptomics. Currently he is working on the molecular mechanisms behind plant-microorganisms interactions and their effects on surrounding biological communities. He is also interested about the role of microbial symbionts in biological invasions, and about insect-microorganisms relationship in polyphagous species.

Areas of Expertise
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Plant-microorganism-insect interaction
Education
  • B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences, University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) (2011)
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Sciences, University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) (2013)
  • Ph.D. in Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Palermo (Italy) (2017)