Silvio Salvi obtained his PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Bologna (1999). He became Staff Research Scientist at the same University in 2003. From 2007 to 2010 he was Principal Investigator at Research and Innovation Centre of FEM, San Michele all’Adige (Trento) working on apple molecular genetics. Since 2014 is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna. His current research activities are in the area of molecular genetics and genomics of cereals (maize, barley and durum wheat) and bioenergy crops. He teaches Agricultural Genetics and/or Biotechnology in several courses.