His research activity at FEM is mainly focused on plant-pathogen interaction in grapevine, screening for resistance to grape’s pathogens, study on viniferins compounds and study on characteristics of interspecific hybrids of grapevine. Other research topics are the study of physiology of leaves as affected by senescence and abiotic stress (temperature, water deficit) and the study of effects of grapevine management on yield’s quality.
His primary research interest is in grapevine breeding for resistance with particular emphasis to resistance interspecific hybrids. Research interests are also in grapevine physiology and vineyard management.
1996: MSc Degree in Agricultural Science from University of Udine (Italy). Title of the thesis: “Comparison of different rootstocks for Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon in the DOC area Colli Orientali del Friuli”.
1997-2000: technologist at Department of Crop Production - University of Udine (Italy).
2000-2002: fellowship at Department of Crop Production - University of Udine (Italy).
2002-2004: collaborator at Istituto Agrario di S. Michele all’Adige (IASMA) (Trento-Italy).
Since 2004: researcher at Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM).