Credits S. Magagnoli

Plant pathology and entomology

The biology, ecology, physiology and biochemistry of pathogens, pests and beneficial organisms in agro-ecosystems are studied. For a sustainable agriculture, measures to control pathogens and pests and to enhance functional biodiversity at different scales (field, farm, landscape), are developed.

Keywords: Agroecology, Apidology, Control, Disease, Entomology, Insects, Pathogen, Pathology, Pest, Plant, Pollination, Postharvest, Protection, Resistance, Systemic.

Main research fields

  • Plant Pathology and Protection

Epidemiology, detection, identification and characterization of plant pathogenic fungi, bacteria (enclosing phytoplasmas), viruses and viroids

Molecular characterization and functional genomics of the plant pathogen interaction

Study diseases and latent infections of agricultural, ornamental and forest crops

Study and control of postharvest diseases and physiological disorders

Plant disease management and control

Study of natural compounds as systemic resistance inducers.

  • Agricultural Entomology

Agroecology and landscape management to improve biological control of pests

Apidology and pollination ecology

Biology and rearing techniques of entomophagous insects

Insect physiology and biochemistry 

Sustainable control of native and exotic insect pests and side effects of insecticides

Biology and control of stored product insect.

People

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Elena Baraldi

Associate Professor

keywords: fruit diseases, Postharvest pathology, Fungal diseases, fruit moulds, RNA based agrochemicals, pH and fruit disease
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Riccardo Baroncelli

Associate Professor

keywords: mycology, plant disease, plant pathology, evolution, boinformatics, genomics
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Maria Grazia Bellardi

Assistant professor

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Assunta Bertaccini

Associate Professor

keywords: molecular characterization, plant diseases, bacteria, phytoplasmas, pathogen-elimination, diagnostic
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Giovanni Burgio

Full Professor

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Marina Collina

Assistant professor

keywords: Epidemiology of fungi, Resistance of fungi, Plant protection, Fungicide activities
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Nicoletta Contaldo

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: epidemiology and molecular diagnosis of plant diseases, phytoplasma associated diseases, phytopathogenic viruses,
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Alessandra Di Francesco

Adjunct professor

keywords: Biological control, Fungi, Post harvest
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Maria Luisa Dindo

Associate Professor

keywords: Diptera Tachinidae, entomophagous insects, in vitro and in vivo rearing of insects, alien insect species,
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Santolo Francati

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Entomophagous insects - rearing of insects - alien insect species - plant extracts
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Yi Guo

PhD Student

keywords: Pollinators - Bee toxicology - Ecotoxicology
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Francesco Lami

Research fellow

keywords: Biodiversity, Agroecology, Invasive species, Biological control, Landscape ecology, Ecosystem services
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Serena Magagnoli

Research fellow

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Marco Malfacini

PhD Student

keywords: entomology, medical entomology, sterile insect technique
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Antonio Martini

Assistant professor

keywords: Insects of stored products, Biological control
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Antonio Masetti

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

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Paola Minardi

Assistant professor

keywords: avirulence genes, mycotoxins, determination of mycotoxins by liquid chromatography and by mass spectrometry, food and

Irene Maja Nanni

Research fellow

keywords: oomycetes, fungicides resistance and related mutations, fungicide mode of action - drug target interaction,

Francesca Negrini

Research fellow

Carlo Poggi Pollini

Assistant professor

Antonio Prodi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Mycology, Mycotoxins, Cereals, Mycovirus
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Claudio Ratti

Associate Professor

keywords: characterization, detection, Virus, Phytoplasma, Virods, Bacteria, biocontrol, mycovirus
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Hillary Righini

Research fellow

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Roberta Roberti

Assistant professor

keywords: biofungicides, soil borne pathogens, phytopathogenic fungi, induced resistance , mechanisms of action of antagonists,
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Maria Teresa Senatore

Research fellow

keywords: Fusarium, Mycotoxins, Cereal diseases, Plant pathology
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Fabio Sgolastra

Associate Professor

keywords: Bees, Pollination, Ecotoxicology, Insect Ecophysiology, Environmental monitoring, Agroecology,