Paolo Gonthier holds an M.S. degree in forestry and environmental sciences and a Ph.D. degree in biology and biotechnology of fungi. He works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Turin, Turin, Italy. He spent long periods as a Visiting Researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif, USA. Besides teaching forest pathology, he currently serves as a Professor of the Ph.D. Course in Biological Sciences and Applied Biotechnologies of the University of Turin. Gonthier’s scientific activity is documented by over 140 papers on national and international journals or on conference proceedings and has been covered by important journals of general science (e.g., Nature and The Lancet). He is author of over 30 papers on ISI journals, for a cumulative impact factor of about 75 and h-index 12. Paolo Gonthier is or has been responsible of national and international research projects focused on diseases of forest trees, the biology, epidemiology and genetics of fungal plant pathogens, and impact and epidemiology of invasive plant pathogens in natural ecosystems.
Biography Updated on 3 December 2012