Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Center Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Trento/Fondazione Edmund Mach Trento, Italy
Her key qualifications and research experience are: epidemiology and biocontrol of diseases of horticultural crops. Her most recent works focus on development of microbial biopesticides, evaluation of their side effects in the environment, mechanisms of plant self-protection, plant microbe interactions including endophytes and effect of climate on biocontrol agents’ survival and activity. She is inventor in four patents related to biofungicides, among which one is developed as commercial biofungicide (Trichoderma atroviride SC1). She was and is involved in several national and EU research projects on sustainable plant protection and reduction of pesticide use. She currently coordinates the H2020 project INTERFUTURE which explores the microbial interactions to develop new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers. She is vice-president of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC-wprs).
Web personal/lab page: www.fmach.it/eng/