Michela Appiano
Wissenschaftler/in (Industrie), Rijk Zwaan
Hello! At the moment, I am working in a breeding company in the Netherlands, Rijk Zwaan. We breed for many vegetables and soft fruits. During these last 5 years, I have become an expert in lettuce! I also enjoy making amazing salads :) I studied Agronomy in Italy and then discovered the world of research when I went to UC Davis in California for my master thesis. At that time I thought that I would have enjoyed doing a PhD. And indeed I did, so much that I completed 2 PhDs, one in Italy and one in the Netherlands. During my PhDs, I studied mainly tomato plants and genes that make them susceptible to a fungal disease called powdery mildew. I miss teaching and I hope you like to ring me up from time to time because I can tell you a lot about lettuces, tomatoes and plants in general.

In einer Videokonferenz...

... kann ich über meine Forschung sprechen.

... beantworte ich gerne Fragen zum Studium oder zu Karrierechancen.

... spreche ich auch mit Universitätsstudenten im Rahmen einer Vorlesung.

... stehe ich als Experte in anderem Rahmen zur Verfügung (z.B. für Journalisten, Museen).

Verwandte Schulfächer
plant breeding, plant science, plant diseases, how plants grow,
Englisch, Italienisch