About Leaf fall
Working at the department Biology, within the group Plants and Ecosystems (PLECO Centre of Excellence), Dr. Matteo Campioli realized there is a lot of contradictory information about mechanisms that control the onset of leaf senescence. A new paradigm that could explain this contradictory information was developed. The project had received an ERC Starting Grant to finance the research. Two PhD students and one scientific technician are now full time working on the project.