Degree in Biological Sciences cum laude in 1993. Winner in 1998 of a Marie Curie Training Fellowship at the Horticulture Research International (Warwick , UK) , in 2004 winner of a Fulbright Fellowship at Cornell University (NY , USA) and of a fellowship L'Oreal - UNESCO Women in Science Italy.
From 2005-2019 she was associate researcher and from 2019 Associate Professor of General Botany at the University of Bologna. She currently holds the courses of Plant Biology and of Plants, Environment and Society of the degree in Natural Sciences and of the Couse of Plant Biology for the LT VOTP at the University of Bologna. She is part of the Doctorate in Life Sciences, Earth and Environment. She is author of over 60 publications in journals and books internationally recognised and was Coordinator of the European project FP7- Capacities BIORICE (2013-2015) .
She is partner of the european projects NOAW (2016-2020) and AGRIMAX (2020) fundend under H2020 and H2020-BBI schemes and is Scientific Coordinator of the EU project PROLIFIC (2018-2022) funded under the H2020-BBI scheme.
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