Dr. Fabio Fiorani

Research focus

Capturing plant growth dynamics including associated microbial communities and determine the role of competition among microbes and host metabolic and immune status. Tracking Arabidopsis plants over plant generations and measure shoot growth using high throughput, non-invasive phenotyping.


The five most important publications

  1. Faralli M, Grove IG, Hare MC, Kettlewell PS, Fiorani F (2017) Rising CO2 from historical concentrations enhances the physiological performance of Brassica napus seedlings under optimal water supply but not under reduced water availability. Plant Cell Environ 40(2):317-325.[Abstract]
  2. Poorter H, Fiorani F, Pieruschka R, Wojciechowski T, van der Putten WH, Kleyer M, Schurr U, Postma J (2016) Pampered inside, pestered outside? Differences and similarities between plants growing in controlled conditions and in the field. New Phytol 212(4):838-855. [Abstract]
  3. Barboza-Barquero L, Nagel KA, Jansen M, Klasen JR, Kastenholz B, Braun S, Bleise B, Brehm T, Koornneef M, Fiorani F (2015) Phenotype of Arabidopsis thaliana semi-dwarfs with deep roots and high growth rates under water-limiting conditions is independent of the GA5 loss-of-function alleles. Ann Bot 116(3):321-331.[Abstract]
  4. Fiorani F, Schurr U (2013) Future scenarios for plant phenotyping. Annu Rev Plant Biol 64:267-291.[Abstract]
  5. Fiorani F, Umbach AL, Siedow JN (2005) The alternative oxidase of plant mitochondria is involved in the acclimation of shoot growth at low temperature. A study of Arabidopsis AOX1a transgenic plants. Plant Physiol 139(4):1795-1805. [Abstract]




Dr. Fabio Fiorani


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Institute of Bio and Geosciences-2 (IBG-2)
Head of the research group Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center (JPPC)
Forschungszentrum Jülich


52428 Jülich

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Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich