Dr Stefania Zicca, has gained experience in several fields of the plant pathology through his work at the Department of Plant Protection (DiSSPA)-University of Bari, Institute of Virology (IVV)-CNR U.O.S. of Bari and the Plant Pathology Research Centre-Rome. These include:
- the study of the tubule-mediated mechanism of the cell to cell movement of the Cauliflower mosaic virus;
- the development and application of protocols for certification of authenticity and traceability of artichoke Brindisino clones;the application and development of protocols for sanitation of grapevine
- propagating material applying in vitro meristem tip culture, thermotherapy and micrografting;
- identification, biological and molecular characterization of plant pathogenic viruses.
She is currently working as a research staff for the performance of activities provided for in the action plan for the phytosanitary emergency caused by Xylella fastidiosa.