Gianfranco Venora

Gianfranco Venora is a biologist, born in Caltagirone (Sicily) in 1958, where he lives and works. He took his University degree in 1981, and since 1982 he has been working as researcher at the Stazione Sperimentale di Granicoltura per la Sicilia. His working expertise is mainly about durum wheat and leguminous breeding. At the beginning of 1990, after some years of experience on karyotyping cropped and wild species of agronomical importance, he was fascinated by computer vision applied to food matrices and plant structures, above all seeds, studying wheat and the related leguminous. He was recently nominated as professor to the research doctorate on Applied and Environmental Botany of the University of Cagliari. Many peer-reviewed journals published his papers and he was invited as speaker in many international conferences, and as teacher/lecturer by some universities and research centres in Germany, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain, Czech Republic and Italy. Gianfranco Venora is currently referee for about 15 peer-reviewed journals and tutor of many MSc and PhD students.

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