Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Caterina Catalano

Role: research fellow
Section: Guests
Division: Palermo
Tel: (39) 091-6574578
E-mail: caterina.catalano@ibbr.cnr.it

Curriculum vitae

Name: Caterina Catalano
Date and Place of Birth: February 18th, 1974 - Palermo.
Address: Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, Division of Palermo, National Research Council, Corso Calatafimi, 414, 90129 Palermo (PA), Italy.
Tel: +39 091 6574578+39 091 6574578, Fax. +39 091 423424
E-mail: caterina.catalano@ibbr.cnr.it

Work experience

Current position: from November 2012, research grants at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) UOS Palermo, CNR - National Research Council of Italy.
January 2008 December 2010 PhD student in “Agroecosistemi mediterranei” (22th cycle) organized by DAAT (Dep. Land and Environmental Agronomy) - Faculty of Agriculture - University of Palermo.


PhD: University of Palermo, Department of AGRARIA, 2011
Degree cum laude in Agricoltural Sciences (1998): Faculty of Agriculture - University of Palermo.
Qualification to practice as a agronomist (1998).

Scientific activity

Research activity of PhD Thesis
The Genetic Improvement of Pyrethrum (Chrisanthemum cinerariaefolium L.): a Biotechnological Approach; the research activity regards the application of in vitro culture and protoplast isolation techniques for pyrethrum.


-2007 University of Palermo. Grant for specific studies about cropping technique of annual medicinal and aromatic seed plants funded by Assessorato Agricoltura e Foreste della regione Siciliana.Tutor: Prof. Alessandra Carrubba.

Participation to meetings and congresses

-2008 (April 18th), Workshop “Medicinal and Aromatic plants: from collection in the wild to cultivation”, in “Ethnobotanics in the Zingaro” - Visitors Centre of the Natural Oriented Reserve “Zingaro” (S. Vito lo Capo - TP);

-April 21st - 23rd 2008, 8th National Congress on Biodiversity, University of Salento (Science Faculty) Lecce;

-2008 (23rd June), Congress on “Relational Tourisme in Sicily” organized by Area s.r.l., Trabia (PA);

-September 16th -20th 2008, 17th Italo-Latin-American Congress on Ethnomedicine “Bernardino d’Ucria” - SILAE 2008, Italo-Latin-American Ethnomedicine Society (SILAE), Palermo;

-2008 (24th November) , Convegno - Health Aspects of Medicinal and Aromatic plants and their use in natural medicine”, Assessorato Reg. Agricoltura e Foreste- Dip. Int. Infrastr. U.O. 44, Catania.
- October 8th-10th 2009, 4th National Congress on Mediterranean Plants, The Italian Society of Horticultur (SOI), Marina di Nova Siri (MT).

Participation to Research Projects

2007 - 2008, Medicinal and aromatic plants in Sicily: agronomical, phytochemical and pharmacological study oriented to their exploitation and agro-industrial utilization - Assessorato Agricoltura e Foreste delle Regione Siciliana.

2008, First evaluation of suitability of aromatic, medicinal and unconventional species to the organic cropping techniques - Research funded by University of Palermo (formerly MURST 60%).


Selected Publications
(full list available at CNR People)

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