Mincuzzi Annamaria


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Curriculum Vitae

In 2015, Dr. Annamaria Mincuzzi received from the University of Bari her master’s degree in environmental biology discussing a phycology thesis. In 2019, she defended the thesis ‘Postharvest pathogens of pomegranate fruit in Southern Italy: characterization, detection, host interaction, and control’ receiving the Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the above-mentioned University. She was a post-doc research scientist at the Department of Soil, Plant, and Food Sciences (Di.S.S.P.A.) of the University of Bari within ‘StopMedWaste’ PRIMA project; this aims to develop strategies for reducing agrofood waste and employment of synthetic chemicals such as to improve the shelf-life of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables. She took part to other national and international projects (i.e., ‘Oltre.bio’ and ‘Euphresco’). Her research activities include the morphological and molecular identification of the main postharvest fungal pathogens and the set-up of molecular tools. The host-pathogen interactions and the assessment of alternative control means (chemical, physical, and biological) by in vitro and in vivo (in the field, lab-and semi-commercial scale) trials. She has continued phycological research preparing seaweed extracts and testing their antifungal properties over the years. At present she is part of ‘Integroliv’ project that aims to control Xylella fastidiosa and to regenerate both the olive growing and the environment by an integrated and ecofriendly approach. Dr. Mincuzzi is guest editor and reviewer in national and international journals; she is a member of the “Associazione Italiana per la Protezione delle Piante” (AIPP).