UNIVERSITA' DI TORINO - Dpt DISAFA https://www.disafa.unito.it
The University of Turin (UNITO) is a major Italian multi-disciplinary teaching (around 70000 students) and research University. The mission of Department of Agricultural, Forest, and Food Sciences (DISAFA) is to provide educational and research services based on 120 full-time scientists. The DISAFA staff contributes yearly to more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers and manages research projects for a total of more than 6 M€. DISAFA hosts several specialized research platforms, among them the new, fully automatized Plant Phenotyping Platform. Within DISAFA, the PlantStresslab group, headed by Prof. A. Schubert, focuses on crop adaptation to environmental stress and coordinates international projects such as H2020 TOMRES. Within BIOSUVEG, the DISAFA collaborates with the Management Dept. of UNITO, which contributes with its longstanding expertise on business creation and development, and on dissemination and approach to consumers.
The role of UNITO in BIOSUVEG is coordination and management of the project, preliminary testing of formulations under nutritional stress, testing of biostimulant in commercial greenhouse conditions, support for product exploitation plan and coordination and major contribution to the dissemination and communication activities.