Prof.

GANINO Tommaso

Professore di II fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare:
ARBORICOLTURA GENERALE E COLTIVAZIONI ARBOREE (AGR/03)
  • Curriculum Vitae
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Researcher unique identifier: 207009
Name: TOMMASO GANINO
Date of birth: 15/10/1977
Nationality: Italian

• EDUCATION
- 2006: Ph.D in “Plant Biology”, University of Parma, Italy. Title of scientific thesis “Morphological and biomolecular investigation for the characterization of autochthonous Emilian genotypes of Olea europaea L.”, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Fabbri.
- 18/12/2001: Degree in Agricultural Science, in the Faculty of Agriculture of Florence (IT), 110/110 and Dignity University Press. Title of scientific thesis: “Selection and evaluation of Olea europaea L. clones cv Leccino at different frost tolerance”, under the supervision of Prof. Piero Fiorino and Dr. Giorgio Bartolini.

• CURRENT POSITION
Since 16/10/2006: Researcher at Department of Food and Drug - University of Parma, Italy

• STAGE AND FELLOWSHIPS
- May 2001 – March 2002: Stage in CNR Institute of Scandicci, Florence (IT): Anatomic aspects in cold stressed olive trees, SDS-PAGE technique on olive, DNA analysis in olive, Carbohydrate HPLC analysis in rooting of olive tree cuttings.
- April 2002 – December 2002: Fellowship in Parma University. Title of research: “Studies on Olea europaea L. germplasm in Emilia region”.
- November 2004 – January 2005: Stage during the Ph. D. course at the "Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas", Córdoba, Spain, to learn anatomical and histochemical techniques for the research “Anatomy of the olive inflorescence axis at flowering and fruiting”.

• SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
In the last ten years, Dr. Ganino has been supervising (Tutor or Co-Tutor):
- more than 20 students during their graduation thesis period;
- 3 Italian students during the three years of Ph.D;
- 1 foreigner student during the three years of Ph.D;
- 3 visiting researchers from Colombia and Spain, come to Italy to deepen the knowledge on molecular biology, anatomical structure and agronomical study in woody plants.

• TEACHING ACTIVITIES
- 2006-2009, at Department of Food Science University of Parma (IT), Course of Plant Biology (4CFU)
- 2009 - 2016, at Department of Food Science University of Parma (IT), Course of Plant Biology and physiology (7CFU)
- 2009, at Department of Food Science University of Parma (IT), Course of Post harvest physiology and technology of horticultural product conservation (3 CFU)
- 2007-2010, at Department of Food Science University of Parma (IT), Course of Agronomy, forage cultivation and use of pasture (4 CFU)
- 2007 -2009, at Department of Food Science University of Parma (IT), Master Course of “Maturation and conservation of plant raw materials”.
- 2012, at Fundación Universitaria Juan de Castellanos (Tunja, Colombia), Course on “Olive cultivation and agronomical aspects: theory and practice” (8 hour).
- 2016 -today, at Department of Food and Drug - University of Parma (IT), Course of Biologia (6CFU)

- 2016 -today, at Department of Food and Drug - University of Parma (IT), Course of Biodiversità, tecnica colturale e utilizzi del luppolo (3CFU)

• NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
- 2003: Scientific collaborator and referent in a National research project (PRIN – MIUR) entitled "Possibility of control of vegetative growth in olive tree (Olea europaea L.) through the rootstock: ecophysiological, nutritional, histo-anatomical and molecular aspects”.
- 2003-2013: Scientific collaborator and referent in a Regional research project entitled “Development of olive growing in Emilian provinces (Modena, Reggio Emilia, Parma e Piacenza”. Financed by Emilia – Romagna Region and Modena, Reggio Emilia, Parma e Piacenza provinces. (IT).
- 2011-2013: Scientific collaborator and referent in a Regional research project entitled “Individuation, preservation and valorisation of ancient olive cultivar”. Financed by Emilia – Romagna Region and Modena, province (IT).
- 2011-2013: Scientific collaborator and referent in a Regional research project entitled “Characterization of four autochthonous olive genotypes”. Financed by Emilia – Romagna Region and Reggio Emilia province (IT).
- 2011-2013: Scientific collaborator and referent in a Regional research project entitled “Protection and valorisation of woody plants (Autochthonous olive genotypes)”. Financed by Emilia – Romagna Region and Parma, province (IT).
- 2013: Principal Investigator in a Regional research project entitled “Hazel tree - truffle”. Financed by Emilia – Romagna Region and Calestano City Council (Parma, IT).
- 2012-2015: Principal Investigator in a research project entitled “Biodiversity and quality of the hop in Marano sul Panaro: a research project”. Financed by Marano sul Panaro City Council (Modena, IT).
- 2012: Dr. Ganino won the Spinner Project “HoPS – Hop Production Services”
- 2014: Scientific referent for Colombian University in the project “Caracterización de la microbiota y actividad enzimática de la rizósfera del olivo (Olea europea L.) y su influencia en el crecimiento y desarrollo en el Alto Ricaurte, Boyacá” .
- 2014: Bilateral Agreements of Scientific Cooperation and Technological, ACCORDO CNR/MoS - MONTENEGRO (Montenegro – Italy), entitled “Preservation, Protection and Valorisation of typical fruits of the Mediterranean Region”.
- 2015: Scientific collaboration with the CNR-IVALSA (Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, IT) for the project “Determination of DNA profile of olive, cv Licinia di Venafro”.
- 2015-2018: Principal Investigator in a research project entitled “Varietal selection of Humulus lupulus L. in Lombardy region”. Financed by private enterprise (HIBU Brewery).
- 2016: Scientific collaborator and referent in a National research project (MIPAAF project “Progetti speciali in materie agricole, alimentari e forestali”) entitled "BIOCAST - La biofunzionalità della filiera del castagno dalla farina agli scarti”
2017-2019: Principal Investigator in a research project entitled “Biodiversity and quality of the hop in Marano sul Panaro: a research project”. Financed by private enterprise (Italian Hops Company, Modena)
-2017: Principal Investigator in a National research project entitled “Biodiversità olivicola e salvaguardia” (Acronimo: BIOS). Financed by Emilia Romagna Region ( PSR 2014/2020 Focus Area 4A).

• ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
2003-2013: Organization of olive annual scientific meeting in Emilia – Romagna Region (Italy).
2012-2015: Organization of hop annual scientific meeting in Modena (Emilia – Romagna Region, IT).

• INVITED SPEAKER
2006: Invited speaker on “Olive tree and olive oil” Foreign Experts Section, Haikou Foreign Affairs Office (Haikou, China).
2012: Invited speaker on “Olive production system” Fundación Universitaria Juan de Castellanos (Tunja, Colombia).

• INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2000-today: Person in charge of the Laboratory of Plant Biology and Molecular Biology at the Department of Food Science, University of Parma.
2006- today: Member of the boards for the Degree Course in Food Science and Technology, Department of Food Science at the University of Parma.
2006-2013: Member of the Board of the Doctorate School in Plant Biology.
2013-today: Member of the Board of the Doctorate School in Food Science
2006- today: Member of Committees of Examiners for the awarding of scholarships and research grants
2012- today: Responsible for the proceedings of publication data for the Department of Food Science.
2015-today: Member of Paritetic Commission Teachers-Students

• MAJOR COLLABORATIONS
Dr. Ganino established a net of collaborations with several International and National research institutes for studies on plant biodiversity and physiology:
- Fundación Universitaria Juan de Castellanos (Tunja, Colombia);
- Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas", Córdoba, Spain;
- Biotechnical Faculty in Podgorica, University of Montenegro;
- Istituto per la valorizzazione del legno e delle Specie Arboree – CNR (CNR-IVALSA), Sesto Fiorentino (FI, IT);
- Istituto di Biometeorologia del CNR (Dipartimento Bio-Agroalimentare) – CNR-IBIMET, Bologna (IT);
- University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Piacenza (IT);
- University of Perugia, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental, Perugia (IT);
- CREA - Genomics Research Centre, Fiorenzuola (PC, IT).

• NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC QUALIFICATION (ASN)
Italian scientific sector 07/B2 – Full Professor since 31/03/2017
Italian scientific sector 07/B2 – Associate Professor since 31/03/2017

To sum up, in the last 10 years Dr. Ganino has carried out his research activity in several fields of plant physiology, anatomy and biotechnology, with reference to specific issues concerning fruit tree species.
The main research fields are: micropropagation, flower and fruit biology, frost damage, systematic pomology, evaluation of fruit quality, varietal selection; the studied species were olive, grapevine, pear, chestnut, hop, fig and cherry
The coordination and participation to several National and International projects has given to Dr. Ganino the expertise to raise and manage research funds, also in terms of human resources and laboratory equipment.

Completion accademic year: 2020/2021

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014

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Università di Parma

Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti e del Farmaco

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