StrigoLab is specialized in the synthesis and commercialization of strigolactone analogues. Because of the increasing biological functions attributed to these phytohormones in the plant, their demand by the scientific research market has sharply increased in recent years. StrigoLab was born to satisfy this growing demand. Namely, StrigoLab can achieve the production in the multi-gram scale of both already characterized reference compounds (such as GR24) and of biosynthetic inhibitors of strigolactones, and of its own, autonomously developed molecules. StrigoLab also has the expertise to perform qualitative and quantitative bioassays on the above compounds. Finally, but most importantly, StrigoLab is interested in enter in the commercial sector of plant biostimulants. Strigolactones have in fact raised the attention of industries in the agro-technic market, interested in developing commercial formulations as phyto-regulators and fertilizers.
StrigoLab Srl is a spin-off based at the University of Turin (Italy), founded in November 2013 from the collaboration between the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Sciences and the Department Of Chemistry.
The very high value and reliability of the StrigoLab’s products and services is guaranteed from the well-known competences of its staff, composed from academic professors and researchers experts in the chemical synthesis, in Plant Biology and Physiology.
To develop innovative plant molecules for new eco-sustainable agricultural practices.
To collaborate with International partners (companies, universities) within innovative projects in order to strengthen our products and services.
Our scientific team
PhD, Production manager and Co-founder of StrigoLab
She has expertise in Organic Chemistry, Agro-chemistry, Industrial Scale-up, Intellectual and industrial property rights. She will be in charge of synthesis of reference strigolactone molecules, both natural and analogous to natural compounds, as needed by other partners; and of strigolactone biosynthetic inhibitors.
PhD, CEO and Co-founder of StrigoLab
He has expertise in Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Marketing and General management. He is currently investigating the molecular determinants of organ specificity in strigolactone metabolism, transport and sensitivity. He is responsible for projects design and planning aiming at the optimization of the production process for a novel, plant-based and strigolactone-enriched biostimulant.
PhD, Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry, Co-founder of StrigoLab
Expertise in the synthesis of small molecules relying on various synthetic approaches. Specific expertise in synthesis of natural compounds, among which strigolactones, active analogues and enantioselective syntheses. She is coordinating the COST Action FA1206 Stream “Strigolactones: biological roles and applications” and thus will be providing to the team both scientific supervision and expertise in managing an EU-funded project.
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PhD, Associate Professor in Plant Physiology, Co-founder of StrigoLab
She has expertise in molecular plant physiology and pathology, biotechnology, stress signal transduction. Her current studies focus on strigolactones, with emphasis on cell type/organ specificity and long-range stress signalling.
Full professor of Plant Physiology
His research interests include molecular and physiological responses to combined stress, stress-responsive sRNAs, and biosynthesis of flavonoids. He is also concerned with the implications of these processes in the optimization of plant growing and fruit processing techniques.
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StrigoLab is increasing its interest as producer and distributor of other innovative plant molecules, please see our catalogue and contact us for any questions and details.
Thanks to its wide company activities and its competences in the developing and managing of international projects StrigoLab is a very efficient and reliable partner for this initiatives. Please contact us to have more info about a collaboration.
StrigoLab collaborates with the COST Action FA1206 Stream “Strigolactones: biological roles and applications”. Mission of STREAM is to create of a network of researchers studying the biology and potential exploitation of Strigolactones.
StrigoLab is a partner of TomRes an European Project H2020, Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains. The project is focused on the development of a novel and integrated approach to increase multiple and combined stress tolerance in plants using tomato as model.
– 2° International Congress “Strigolactones”
StrigoLab has been main sponsor of this International Congress held at Turin, in March 27th-30th 2017. In this event the most innovative researches about the Strigolactones have been presented and discussed from the most eminent scientific teams in this research field.
Strigolactones are a family of molecules produced by all land plants. They are synthesized in tiny amounts mainly by root tissues, and translocated to all plant parts to function as hormones, or exuded to act as signalling molecules toward soil (micro)organisms.
Strigolactones influence crop yield by:
– shaping root and shoot morphology
– regulating reproduction a
– improving mineral nutrition
– regulating resistance to pathogenic fungi, drought and stress in general
Strigolactones are also germination stimulants for root parasitic plants
StrigoLab products are targeted to research biology and to agro-technical companies wishing to develop innovative biofertilizers and plant growth regulators.
StrigoLab offers a full range of services in custom organic synthesis. StrigoLab’s chemists are skilled at performing complex, multi-step syntheses and solving difficult chemistry-related problems. To have info and details about a supply of a custom molecule contact us at email@example.com