Andrea Fabbri is Full Professor of Arboriculture and Pomology at the University of Parma, Faculty of Agriculture. A large part of his professional activity has been focused on research and teaching on olive, in various laboratories and universities in Italy and California. His main olive research subjects have been physiology and anatomy of adventitious rooting in cuttings, flower biology, freezing injury, systematic pomology (biomolecular characterisation), organic cultivation, ecophysiology. His research papers have been published on the most important horticultural scientific journals. He is presently involved in the development of olive cultivation in cold areas of Northern Italy.