Vittoria Catara

Associate Professor of Plant pathology [AGR/12]


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).


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.

Recent 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 (2017-2019)
  • 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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