Navigate Up
Sign In


Expert NameProff. Alessandro Bozzini
CityS. Marinella (Roma)
Work ExperienceAfter 12 years of research in Genetics and Breeding food crops in the Agricultural Division of Italian Atomic Energy Commission(CNEN) he become the Director of the Division. For 8 years he has been teaching Genetics in the University of Siena. Two years in Turkey as FAO Expert in mutation breeding. As Chief of the FAO Service of Crop Production, Pastures development, Agrometereology, Genetic Resources and Seeds (!975-1985) he technically directed more than 400 projects in developing Countries. After the drought of Sahel in the ‘70s, he directed the crop and pasture rehabilitation in the area. From 1985 to 1991 he was Regional Representative for Europe of FAO, promoting cooperation among Countries and establishing 17 research networks in Europe and Mediterranean areas. From 1991 to1999 Director of Agriculture and Biotechnology Division of ENEA, dealing with R&D in crops, animal, aquaculture, agroindustry, soil conservation, water management, water and land utilization.
QualificationsDr. degree in Agriculture, University of Pisa (Italy) 1956 Specialization in Cytogenetics and Crop Breeding, University of Minnesota (USA) 1958-1959 Prof. Degree in Genetics, University of Siena (Italy) 1967 -1975
Number of Publications270
Awards1. Title of “Cavaliere” by the President of the Italian Republic
Other Activities1.Secretary (15 years) and President of Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA) 2.Member of the “Academy of Georgofili” of Florence 3. Member of the Scientific Board of CIMMYT, ICRISAT, ISNAR, ICEHAM, CRA 4.Consultant of FAO, IAEA, IFAD, UNIDO (after retirement). 5.Consultant of EUC, Italian Ministries of Agriculture, of Industries and of Research.
PublicationsBozzini A.(1973) Improvement of Wheat Varieties Resistant to Moisture Stress in Rainfed Areas - Italy. Proc. IVth FAO/Rockefeller Foundation Wheat Seminar, Teheran, pp. 215-219. Bozzini A.(1988) Origin, Distribution and Production of Durum Wheat in the World. Durum Wheat. Chemistry and Technology American Association of Cereal Chemists, St. Paul, Minnesota: 1-16. Bozzini A. (2002) Vegetable Research and Poverty Alleviation. Vegetables for Sustainable Food and Nutritional Security in the New Millennium. Intern. Conference on Vegetables, November. 11-14 2002 Bangalore (India):32-37 Bozzini A. Chiaretti D. (2006) Ri-domestication of Blue Lupine (Lupinus angustifolius L.) adapted to cultivation in Italian sub-acid soils. Journal of Genetics and Breeding 60 N° 3-4 pagg. 249-253.Italy Bozzini A., Calcagno F., SOARE T. (2007) “ Sincron” a new Brassica carinata cultivar for biodiesel production. Helia, 30 n°46 pp. 207-214
DisciplinePlant Science
Last updated12/03/2014 12:19:00

Quick access