Professor Laurent Gentzbittel
Samia obtained her PhD in plant production sciences from the University of Helsinki (Finland) in 2018. Her PhD research was in collaboration with Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italy), where she spent almost half of her time. Her interest and research experience spans over a number of different areas of plant biology such as horticulture, flowering time, quantitative biology, plant physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics and plant pathology.
Samia joined Skoltech in April 2022 as a research scientist in the Digital Agriculture Laboratory. Prior to Russia, Samia has conducted research work at University Brunei Darussalam (UBD, Brunei Darussalam), National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB, UK), Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM, Italy), University of Helsinki (UH, Finland) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Sweden). She has mentored some students and has supervised one student and co-supervised another from the MSc Microbial Horticulture program in Sweden.
Within the Skoltech Digital Agriculture Laboratory, Samia works on plant- microbial interaction and will also work on multi- omics.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Samad, S.*, Rivero, R., Balachandra Kalyandurg, P., Vetukuri, R., Heide, O. M., & Khalil, S. (2022)Characterization of environmental effects on flowering and plant architecture in an everbearing strawberry F1-hybrid by meristem dissection and gene expression analysis. Horticulturae, 8(7), 626. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8070626 *corresponding author
Andrés, J., Caruana, J., Liang, J., Samad, S., Monfort, A., Liu, Z., Hytönen, T., & Koskela, E. A. (2022). Erratum to: Woodland strawberry axillary bud fate is dictated by a crosstalk of environmental and endogenous factors. Plant Physiology, 188(1), 674–674. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab491
Samad, S.*, Butare, D., Marttila, S., Sønsteby, A., & Khalil, S. (2021). Effects of Temperature and Photoperiod on the Flower Potential in Everbearing Strawberry as Evaluated by Meristem Dissection. Horticulturae, 7(11), 484. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae7110484 *corresponding author
Kurokura, T., Samad, S., Koskela, E., Mouhu, K., & Hytönen, T. (2017). Fragaria vesca CONSTANS controls photoperiodic flowering and vegetative development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68(17), 4839–4850. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx301
Samad, S., Kurokura, T., Koskela, E., Toivainen, T., Patel, V., Mouhu, K., Sargent, D. J., & Hytönen, T. (2017). Additive QTLs on three chromosomes control flowering time in woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.). Horticulture Research, 4(17020–), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2017.20
Steele, K., Dickin, E., Keerio, M. D., Samad, S., Kambona, C., Brook, R., Thomas, W., & Frost, G. (2013). Breeding low-glycemic index barley for functional food. Field Crops Research, 154, 31–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2013.07.018
Khalil, S., Samad, S., & Uggla, M. (2021). Biocirkulär ekonomi i trädgårdsnäringen med svampkompost i jordgubbsodling (pp. 1–4). Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.
Flower mapping in the strawberry everbearing cultivar – SLU, Sweden
Regulation of vegetative and generative reproduction in the woodland strawberry – UH, Finland
QTL of flowering time in the woodland strawberry- FEM, Italy
Using a linkage map of naked x hulled barley for the investigation of inheritance of starch , beta-glucan and other traits for UK cultivation- Bangor University, UK
Bioconversion of bovine split skin into value-added products. – UBD, Brunei Darussalam
Grant and Awards