Academic PositionFull 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 2015 to 2019. Elected as new Director of the Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment - DAFNAE for the academic years 2019-2023. Since 2011 Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Genomics for Breeding at DAFNAE.
Laboratory ServicesFounder of the University Spin-off GfB, Genomics for Breeding®, and Holder of BreedOmics®: principal investigator of an advanced services laboratory of genomic analyses based on the use of molecular markers such as SSR, AFLP and SNP markers for breeding and protecting plant varieties (CVprint©), and for genetic traceability of food products and derivatives (AgriFoodID©).Specific programs of research and development (R&D), including molecular tools and diagnostic assays, are also implemented for seed companies and food industries.