Dr. Adriano Sofo, PhD, is working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Basilicata (Italy). He has experience in teaching and research at the Universities of Bari, Potenza and Bologna (Italy), Hasselt (Belgium), Uppsala (Sweden), Toulouse (France); in other institutes of public and private research, such as ENEA (Italy), Geisenheim Research Center (Germany), and other Agricultural Experimental Institutes. His research fields are plant and soil biochemistry and molecular biology, plant eco-physiology, and plant cell and tissue cultures, with a particular emphasis on sustainable soil management and plant responses to drought as well as to other abiotic and biotic stresses. Dr. Sofo is a lecturer in soil science and plant physiology at University of Basilicata and he is the author of approximately 50 papers published in international books and journals. He is a referee for a series of peer-reviewed international scientific journals in his research sectors.