Name: Hatem Boubakri

Country: Tunisia


Center for Biotechnology, Technopole Borj Cédria,
Hammam-Lif, Tunisia.


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Laboratory of leguminous plants,
Biotechnology Center of Borj Cédria,
Hammam-Lif BP 2050, Tunisia.

Research Interests:

Plant pathology, molecular signalling , disease management and control, Induced reistance.


  • Dr. Hatem Boubaki is an Assistant Researcher in Laboratory of leguminous at the Center of Biotechnology of Borj-Cédria, Tunisia. 
  • He received his PhD in biological sciences in 2013 from the University of Tunis in cooperation with the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA)-Colmar, France. 
  • He published several scientific papers in international scientific journals. 
  • He is serving as an Associate-Editor for several scientific journals. 
  • He is serving as a routine reviewer for 21 international scientific journals including: Plant and Soil, Physiologia Plantarum, European Journal of Plant Pathology, Journal of Plant Physiology, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, Biocontrol, International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Natural Product Research.

Working experiences:

  • Induced resistance against grapevine pathogens.
  • Host-defense responses implicated in tolerance mechanisms.
  • Development of safe alternatives in controlling plant diseases.
  • Epigenetic regulation of gene expression (DNA methylation analysis using Bisulfite sequencing method)and its involvement in development biology of grapevine.
  • Somatic embryogenesis in grapevine from different explants. 
  • Genetic transformation of embryogenic callus via Agrobacterium tumefaciens in grapevine.
  • Defense gene expression analysis by Real Time-q PCR. 
  • Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) against Plasmopara viticola (elicitation and priming mechanisms) in grapevine.
  • The role of secondary metabolism in grapevine resistance to pathogens (stilbenes, flavonoids, lignin). 
  • The use of biological materials for waste water treatment processes and their valorization as fertilizer for plant growth improvement and disease control.
  • Manipulation of h-type redoxines to improve the quality of seeds under salt stress.