Radia LOURKISTI is a Ph.D. student in Plant Biochemistry and molecular Biology at the University of Corsica Pascal Paoli (France), with the collaboration of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). She currently study the tolerance to natural chilling stress and deficit water of triploid citrus and consequences on fruit quality. The study focuses on the oxidative stress and antioxidant mechanisms from using a combined physiological, biochemical and molecular biological approaches. Her research is part of “InnovAgrumes” project, an unifying project, financed by European regional development funds. The main goal is to develop a sustainable and efficient citrus crop while proposing innovative citrus fruits with the best organoleptic quality, despite the climate change. She has published 2 articles in international peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Plant Physiology and Ecotoxicology.
Title : Study of tolerance to natural chilling stress in triploid citrus and potential impact on fruit quality