Basic and applied research

 More than 20 ongoing projects, funded by the European Union or by Nationa and International Agencies. 

The most important topics covered are:

  • biology and epidemiology of pathogens of economically important crops;
  • development and implementation of sustainable crop protection strategies against the most important plant diseases;
  • biotechnological application for crop and environment protection;
  • negative side-effects of pesticide usage;
  • crop protection and food safety;
  • effect of climate change on plant diseases.

Main funding bodies

  • European Union
  • Ministry of University and Scientific Research
  • Piedmont Region
  • Valle d'Aosta Region
  • Bank Foundation