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Silvio Salvi

Full Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/07 Agricultural Genetics

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

Short Bio

Silvio Salvi obtained his Bachelor Degree in Biology and his PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna. In 2003 became Staff Research Scientist at the same university. From 2007 to 2010 was Principal Investigator at Research and Innovation Centre of FEM, San Michele all’Adige (Trento) working on apple molecular genetics. Since 2021 is Full Professor at the University of Bologna. His current research activities are in the area of molecular genetics of agronomically relevant traits (abiotic and biotic stress resistance) in cereals (maize, barley and durum wheat), tomato and grasses (Arundo donax), with emphasis on gravitropism and root and shoot/inflorescence development. He also deals with mutagenesis and manages mutant collections of barley and Arundo donax. He is interested in plant evolution and domestication. He teaches Agricultural Genetics and Plant Biotechnologies in several courses of the University of Bologna. Go to the Curriculum vitae


+39 051 20 9 6648

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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Viale Fanin 44, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours

On Monday, 11.30 - 12.30 am. However, you are warmly invited to send an email in advance (to in order to plan a meeting, both on Mondays and/or for meetings in other days/times of the week.