Full Professor of Genetics and Genomics teaching in different degree courses of the Academic School of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Padova (https://www.unipd.it/) and Adjunct Professor of Plant Breeding at the University of Georgia, Athens (https://www.uga.edu/). Professor-in-charge of Genetically Modified Organisms at the Academic Master of Food Quality and Safety. Tenured Academic of the University of Padova since 2001 and Vice Director of Department since 2015 (www.dafnae.unipd.it). Recently elected as new Director for the academic years 2019-2023.
Founder 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.