Elena Crapio

PhD Student
PhD in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science - XXXVII Cycle
Tutor: Salvatore Cosentino
  • 2021-2024: PhD course in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science, University of Catania; supervisor Salvatore Luciano Cosentino. Research project: “Increasing the knowledge on wild and improved bioenergy crops for drought prone mediterranean environment”.
  • Nov 2022: Qualification to the profession of Agronomist and Forestry Doctor (senior)
  • May 2019-July 2019: Internship, University Aberystwyth (Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus). Supervisor: John Clifton-Brown. Assist in Miscanthus group large-scale field trials. Preparation of seedlings, cleaning and replanting field trials. Planting film recovery on commercial scale trial. Assist in breeding programme seed production programme. Threshing and seed production, cataloguing and archiving finished seed in 4 degrees seed store facility. Assist in setting up and running Soil Plant Atmosphere facility within Miscanthus research group for 2019 experimental run. Supervised by Laurence Jones.
  • 2019-2021: Master’s Degree in Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Catania; supervisors Prof. Salvatore Luciano Cosentino in collaboration with Prof.ssa Angela Roberta Lo Piero. Degree thesis: Selection and evaluation of Ricinus communis L. genotypes for a production of vegetable oil for biodiesel. Final mark: 110/110 cum Laude.
  • 2015-2019: Bachelor’s Degree on Agricultural Science and Technology. University of Catania; supervisor: prof.ssa Alessandra Gentile. Degree thesis: L’innovazione per il rilancio dell’agrumicoltura: il ruolo dei portinnesti e dei metodi di propagazione. Final mark: 104/110.
  • 2015: Scientific High School Graduation, Liceo Scientifico “Enrico Boggio Lera”, Catania.
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