Vittoria Catara

Associate Professor of Plant pathology [AGR/12]
Office: Via S. Sofia, 100
Email: vcatara@unict.it
Phone: +390957147370
@vcatara3566
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Office Hours: Monday from 11:00 to 13:00


 

Curriculum vitae  -  Vittoria Catara

Current position: 2006 - Associate Professor in Plant Pathology,  Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente - Di3A), University of Catania (UniCT).

Education:

PhD degree in Plant Pathology  University of Bari, Italy (1995)

Master degree (5 years) in Agricultural Science, Faculty of Agricultural Science, UniCT, Italy (1989)

Main research activities:

Since 1990 she has joined the research activity of the Plant pathology group at DISTEF (now Di3A) UniCT, Italy and shortly after her PhD has started to grow and lead a research group involved in phytobacteriology.

Past and current research activities: molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens including fastidious bacteria; phenotypic and genomic characterization of bacteria and fungi; evaluation of plant resistance to biotic and abiotic factors; characterization and application of biocontrol agents; molecular plant bacteria interaction and genomics. 50 publications indexed in WOS/Scopus, H index 12.

Present appointments:

  • Senior Editor of Australasian Plant Disease notes, Springer (2018 - )
  • Vice Chair COST 16170 EuroXanth: Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in Europe  (2017- 2021)
  • Board Member of the Italian Phytopathological Society (2017-2021)
  • Coordinator of the Master degree in “Agricultural Biotechnology”, Di3A, UniCT, Italy (2016 - )
  • Associate Editor of European Journal of Plant Pathology, Springer (2013 - )
  • ASN - Italian Academic Qualification as Full professor in Plant pathology 2012 and 2016.
  • Associate professor in Plant Pathology, Di3A, (2006 - )

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