Full Professor of Genetics and Genomics since 2017 teaching in different degree courses of the Academic School of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Padua, Campus of Agripolis, IT (https://www.unipd.it/) and Adjunct Professor of Plant Breeding at the University of Georgia, Campus of Athens, USA (https://www.uga.edu/). Tenured Academic of the University of Padova from 2001 to 2017 and Vice Director of Department from 2014 to 2019. Since 2019 Director of the Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment - DAFNAE for the academic years 2019-2023 and 2023-2027. Recently elected Coordinator of the Council of Department Directors of the University of Padova for the academic years 2023-2027. Spoke leader of the National Center for Technology in Agriculture – AGRITECH years 2022-2026 (https://agritechcenter.it/). Since 2011 Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics for Plant Breeding at DAFNAE.