Antonio F. LOGRIECO
Principal Investigator, WP1 Leader
Affiliation:National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Sciences of Food Production,
(CNR-ISPA), Address: Via Amendola 122/O Bari 70126 Italy Tel. + 39 0805929357 ; Cell. +39 366 9268816,
Dr. Antonio F. Logrieco, Director of CNR-ISPA (http://www.ispacnr.it/) and President of Bari CNR Research Area (http://www.ba.cnr.it/). Scientific responsible, participant and coordinator of various national and international projects dealing on Plant pathology and food safety, with particular attention on mycotoxin problem including the COST action 835 “ Agriculturally important toxigenic fungi”; MycoKey; “Integrated and innovative key action for mycotoxin management in the food and feed chain) –MycoKey Horizon 2020Foodsafety4EU , MycoTwin H2020, H20202-BBI-JTI-PHENOLEXA- .
He is the founder and director of the Agro-Food Microbial Culture Collection "ITEM" (http://server.ispa.cnr.it/ITEM/Collection/). He was President of International Society for Mycotoxicology (http://www.mycotox-society.org) and of Mediterranean Phytopathological Union (http://www.mpunion.eu/) and of ISPP “Fusarium Committee”. Elected as member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and nominated as Distinguished International Supervisor of Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Honorary instructor of annually Fusarium training workshop at Kansas State University, USA. He has strong record of patents, publications and papers on international journal (more then 300) and co-editor of 12 books/special issues on food safety and quality (Scopus h-index 51). Relevant expertise are in food mycology/mycotoxicology, molecular/bio-chemical characterization of active secondary metabolites (mainly phyto- mycotoxins) of toxigenic fungi/plant pathogens as well as in fungal genetic and fermentation technology