Bruno Mezzetti has been a full professor since 2006 and director of the department 2009-2015, now Chair of the PhD school in Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and of the UNIDO Second Level Master’s Degree on Biosafety of Plant Biotechnology, coordinator of 2 COST actions (COST836, COST863) and the FP7 project KBBE, EUBerry as well as having participated as a partner in 5 other EU projects. He is currently coordinator of a new COST action – iPLanta, and partner of a new Horizon 2020 Goodberry project. He has been coordinator and partner of several MIUR (PRIN) and Mipaf projects, as well as several projects with private companies operating in the nursery and fruit production sector. Prof. Mezzetti is author of a total of 156 publications in SCOPUS journals (IF:32) and several book chapters, topic review manuscripts and extension non-indexed publications. He has Chaired 4 ISHS international symposiums.