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Emilio Montesinos, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and Laboratory Head at Girona University


Emilio Montesinos is currently Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Girona (Spain) (since 1986), and was visiting Researcher in INRA (Angers, France) (1990) and Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University (1994). His area of research and development is focused on Plant Pathology (Epidemiology and biological control), in the field of biopesticides (beneficial microorganisms and antimicrobial and plant defence elicitor peptides), for the control of plant quarantine bacteria of economic importance. He is author of up to 100 scientific papers in SCI Journals (H-index 34) and editor of several books. He contributed to the development of novel biopesticides with proven efficacy against several plant diseases, and some of them are under exploitation. He is inventor in several patents and has been member of expertise panels of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and of the Plant Health Panel of the European Food Safety Authority.

Agenda Sessions

  • Antimicrobial and Plant Defence Elicitor Peptides: From Discovery to Development of Novel Biopesticides