Dr Egidio Stigliano

Postdoctoral Scientist
Silke Robatzek Group

The plasma membrane provides the primary interface in plant-microbe recognition. Specific receptors located at the plasma membrane are responsible for the detection of pathogen-associated molecular patterns and the initiation of immune signalling. I joined  Silke Robatzek’s group in October 2015 and my research interests are the early steps of receptor-mediated endocytosis using genetics, biochemistry, proteomics and microscopy techniques.

Previously, I worked on endomembrane trafficking elucidating the role of the soluble vacuolar marker GFPChi.
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Pacifico D, Stigliano E, Sposito L, Spinelli P, Garfì G, Gristina AS, Fontana I, Carimi F (2015)

Survey of viral infections in spontaneous grapevines from natural environments in Sicily. European Journal of Plant Pathology pp 1-9. doi:10.​1007/​s10658-015-0785-6

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Stigliano E, Di Sansebastiano GP, Neuhaus JM (2015)

Contribution of chitinase A’s C-terminal vacuolar sorting determinant to the study of soluble protein compartmentation. Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Jun 18;15(6):11030-9

Stigliano E, Faraco M, Neuhaus JM, Montefusco A, Dalessandro G, Piro G, Di Sansebastiano GP (2013)

Two glycosylated vacuolar GFPs are new markers for ER-to-vacuole sorting. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013 Dec;73:337-43.

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De Benedictis M, Bleve G, Faraco M, Stigliano E, Grieco F, Piro G, Dalessandro G, Di Sansebastiano GP (2013)

AtSYP51/52 functions diverge in the post-Golgi traffic and differently affect vacuolar sorting. Mol Plant. 2013 May;6(3):916-30.

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Rehman RU, Stigliano E, Lycett GW, Sticher L, Sbano F, Faraco M, Dalessandro G, Di Sansebastiano GP (2008)

Tomato Rab11a Characterization Evidenced a Difference Between SYP121-Dependent and SYP122-Dependent exocytosis. Plant Cell Physiol 49 (5): 751-766. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcn051

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Job History

2012-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, CNR-IBBR (Bari/Palermo), Italy

2011-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Brookes University, UK

2006-2011 PhD, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2005-2006 Pre-doctoral training, CNR/University of Lecce, Utaly

1999-2005 M.Sc., University of Lecce, Italy