Fiamma Longoni

Research topics

- Dynamics of the antenna complex in the acclimation of the photosynthetic apparatus to changes in light conditions.

- Role of plastoglobuli and associated proteins in the acclimation of the photosynthetic apparatus to environmental changes.


Collaborating for the following courses:


  • 3BL1035 Des molécules aux cellules
  • 3BL1098 Méthodes de biochimie et biologie moléculaire
  • 3BL1150 TP physiologie végétale
  • 3BL1170 Physiologie végétale (APP)
  • 3BT1045 TP Biologie moléculaire
  • 3BT1019 Physiologie végétale


  • 3BL2195 Molecular methods
  • 3BL2212 Biosynthesis and function of secondary compounds
  • 3BL2214 Molecular genetics of secondary metabolism


Sattari Vayghan, H., Tavalaei, S., Grillon, A., Meyer, L., Ballabani, G., Glauser, G., & Longoni, P. 2020. Growth temperature influence on lipids and photosynthesis in Lepidium sativum. Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 745.

Pralon, T., Collombat, J., Pipitone, R., Ksas, B., Shanmugabalaji, V., Havaux, M., ... Longoni, P* & Kessler, F.* 2020. Mutation of the Atypical Kinase ABC1K3 Partially Rescues the PROTON GRADIENT REGULATION 6 Phenotype in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 337.

Longoni, P., Samol, I., & Goldschmidt-Clermont, M. 2019. The kinase STATE TRANSITION 8 phosphorylates Light Harvesting Complex II and contributes to light acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 1156.

Pralon, T., Shanmugabalaji, V., Longoni, P., Glauser, G., Ksas, B., Collombat, J., ... & Kessler, F. 2019. Plastoquinone homoeostasis by Arabidopsis proton gradient regulation 6 is essential for photosynthetic efficiency. Communications Biology, 2.

Faè, M., Accossato, S., Cella, R., Fontana, F., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., Leelavathi, S., Reddy, V.S. and Longoni, P., 2017. Comparison of transplastomic Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Nicotiana tabacum expression system for the production of a bacterial endoglucanase. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 101(10), pp.4085-4092.

Pagliano, C., Bersanini, L., Cella, R., Longoni, P., Pantaleoni, L., Dass, A., Leelavathi, S. and Reddy, V.S., 2017. Use of Nicotiana tabacum transplastomic plants engineered to express a His-tagged CP47 for the isolation of functional photosystem II core complexes. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 111, pp.266-273

Shapiguzov, A., Chai, X., Fucile, G., Longoni, P., Zhang, L. and Rochaix, J.D., 2016. Activation of the Stt7/STN7 kinase through dynamic interactions with the cytochrome b 6 f complex. Plant physiology, 171(1), pp.82-92.

Douchi, D., Qu, Y., Longoni, P., Legendre-Lefebvre, L., Johnson, X., Schmitz-Linneweber, C. and Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., 2016. A nucleus-encoded chloroplast phosphoprotein governs expression of the photosystem I subunit PsaC in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Cell, pp.tpc-00725.

Longoni, P., Leelavathi, S., Doria, E., Reddy, V.S. and Cella, R., 2015. Production by tobacco transplastomic plants of recombinant fungal and bacterial cell-wall degrading enzymes to be used for cellulosic biomass saccharification. BioMed research international, 2015.

Longoni, P., Douchi, D., Cariti, F., Fucile, G. and Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., 2015. Phosphorylation of the light-harvesting complex II isoform Lhcb2 is central to state transitions. Plant physiology, 169(4), pp.2874-2883.

Ferroni, L., Angeleri, M., Pantaleoni, L., Pagliano, C., Longoni, P., Marsano, F., Aro, E.M., Suorsa, M., Baldisserotto, C., Giovanardi, M. and Cella, R., 2014. Light‐dependent reversible phosphorylation of the minor photosystem II antenna Lhcb6 (CP24) occurs in lycophytes. The Plant Journal, 77(6), pp.893-905.

Pantaleoni, L.*, Longoni, P.*, Ferroni, L., Baldisserotto, C., Leelavathi, S., Reddy, V.S., Pancaldi, S. and Cella, R., 2014. Chloroplast molecular farming: efficient production of a thermostable xylanase by Nicotiana tabacum plants and long-term conservation of the recombinant enzyme. Protoplasma, 251(3), pp.639-648. * Equally contributed

Damiani, M.C., Popovich, C.A., Constenla, D., Martínez, A.M., Doria, E., Longoni, P., Cella, R., Nielsen, E. and Leonardi, P.I., 2014. Triacylglycerol content, productivity and fatty acid profile in Scenedesmus acutus PVUW12. Journal of applied phycology, 26(3), pp.1423-1430.

Giovanardi, M., Baldisserotto, C., Ferroni, L., Longoni, P., Cella, R. and Pancaldi, S., 2014. Growth and lipid synthesis promotion in mixotrophic Neochloris oleoabundans (Chlorophyta) cultivated with glucose. Protoplasma, 251(1), pp.115-125.

Capodaglio, A.G., Molognoni, D., Dallago, E., Liberale, A., Cella, R., Longoni, P. and Pantaleoni, L., 2013. Microbial fuel cells for direct electrical energy recovery from urban wastewaters. The Scientific World Journal, 2013.

Longoni, P., Rodolfi, M., Pantaleoni, L., Doria, E., Concia, L., Picco, A.M. and Cella, R., 2012. Functional analysis of the degradation of cellulosic substrates by a Chaetomium globosum endophytic isolate. Applied and environmental microbiology, 78(10), pp.3693-3705.

Doria, E.*, Longoni, P.*, Scibilia, L., Iazzi, N., Cella, R. and Nielsen, E., 2012. Isolation and characterization of a Scenedesmus acutus strain to be used for bioremediation of urban wastewater. Journal of applied phycology, 24(3), pp.375-383. *Equally contributed

Fiamma Longoni

Maître assistante



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