Date of birth:
May, 10, 1974
Position: Postdoc at the Department of
Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bologna.
March 2015: PhD in Horticulture
October 2000: B.S, M.S. in Horticulture, University of Bologna (Italy) whit a thesis entitled: E-Commerce in agriculture produce trade;
July 1993: Degree from the Institute of Agriculture Technology,
Catanzaro, Italy, GPA 4.0/4.0
2001: Won competitive to study abroad at the Federal University
â€œEliseu Macielâ€, in Pelotas (RS) Brazil (October 2001- July
2002) working on organic fertilization strategies of peach and
2003 â€“ August 2004: Visiting Scholar at Department of
Horticulture, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI, USA)
working on organic apple and cherry production and nutritional
June 2006: Won
competitive for N.1 scholarship funded by Italian Minister of
Research (MIUR) entitled â€œUse of Meliacee products in sustainable
Won competitive for N.1 Research fellowship funded by the
University of Bologna entitled â€œInnovative methods for
characterization and sanification of agroindustrial
January 2008: member of the examination committee for the Pomology
and Horticulture courses at the Faculty of Horticulture (University
2008: Renewal of fellowship funded by the University of Bologna
entitled â€œInnnovative methods of orchards management in
sustainable agriculture and improvement of fruit
2010: Member of the Editorial staff
of the italian â€œRivista di Frutticoltura e di
Ortofloricolturaâ€. Il Sole 24 Ore. Ed.
Edagricole. Scientific Director Prof. S.
of several international reviews and journals: Plant and Soil,
Journal of Horticolture and Forestry, RBF-Revista Brasileira de
Fruticultura, African Journal of Agriculture Research, Scandinavian
Journal of Agronomy, CiÃªncias Rural etc.