Dr. Annalisa Giampetruzzi achieved a degree in “Biological Sciences” in 2004 and a Master for “Expert technician in phytopatological diagnosis” in 2006 at the “University of Bari”. Then she started to collaborate with Institute of Plant Virology (IVV) of CNR UOS-Bari. In 2012 she got her PhD defending a thesis entitled: “Comparative profiling of smallRNAs in virus-infected and healthy grapevine plants”. In the course of PhD research she studied the molecular interactions between viruses and grapevine genome, through a characterization of the populations of the plant endogenous small RNAs by Illumina sequencing technology. She started to be interested in the bioinformatic analysis of the data obtained from this sequencing approach, using and comparing different specific bioinformatics tools. During the period of PhD research she spent at the “Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing ” (Oregon State University , Corvallis , USA). She focused her studies in the application of NGS techniques for plant virus diagnosis of known and unknown viral agents, so she was involved in a research project about a new virus diseases in Trentino. From October 2015 carries her research activities for the metagenomic characterization of clones and biotypes of grapevines as Researcher of University of Bari.