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Category: Alumni

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Dr Maria Sulli

Maria is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Mass Spectrometry based metabolomics approaches in Solanaceae food crops, issued by University of Rome, Rome, Italy PhD project: The project highlights the applications of metabolomic approaches as efficient strategy to interrogate plant systems and, providing an informative complement for plant functional genomics, to dissect the complexity

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Dr Chandra Kamatchi Ramasamy

Chandra (from India) got her PhD in January 2011 after defending a thesis on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Low External Input Agroecosystems She has now joined the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France.


Dr Agustín Miquel Bartual

Agustín is Spanish and holds two MSc degrees: (1) MSc in Organic Agriculture, issued by the University of Barcelona, Spain (Barcelona); (2) MSc in Agronomy, issued by the Polytechnic University of València, Spain. PhD project: Characterization of landscape structure and semi-natural habitat diversity for identification of potential ecosystem services: a case study of pollination in sunflower


Dr Nevena Nol

Nevena is Serbian and holds a MSc degree in 1) Sustainable Agriculture issued by the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM), Greece, and 2) Nutrition Technology for Herbaceous Products, issued by the Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia PhD project: The contribution of agrobiodiversity to

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Dr Mariateresa Lazzaro

Mariateresa is Italian and holds a MSc degree in Biotechnology for agriculture and environment, issued by the University of Perugia. PhD project: Agro-ecological approaches for improvement of common wheat competitive ability against weeds in organic and low input production Objectives: Her project focused on: Ecological benefits of high genetic diverse crops (mixtures, composite crosses) Weed

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Dr Vasileios Gkisakis

Vasileios is Greek and holds a MSc degree in Sustainable Agriculture, issued by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh-CIHEAM), Greece After the dissertation of its project about Functional biodiversity in Cretan olive orchards as influenced by management intensity & agroecological zones, Vasileios holds his Phd and is now involved in Ars Natura an ICT

Matteo Dell'Acqua

Dr Matteo Dell’Acqua

Matteo (from Italy) is currently postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Life Sciiences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Marco Pietrella

Dr Marco Pietrella

Marco (from Italy) is currently Research Scientist at Agricultural Research Council – Fruit tree department (CRA-FRF) in Italy  

Mario V. Balzan

Dr Mario Victor Balzan

Mario (from Malta) is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability at the Institute of Applied Science at the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)