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Maggioni, Lorenzo

Lorenzo Maggioni, European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources Coordinator, Bioversity International

Secretary of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

An Italian national, Lorenzo joined Bioversity International in 1996 as part of the Regional Office for Europe. Since then he has directed the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) Secretariat, coordinating this collaborative programme among European countries. ECPGR aims to ensure the long-term conservation and facilitating the increased utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe.



PhD, Department of Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden - 2015

M.Sc. in Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources, University of Birmingham, UK  - 1996

Specialization (Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture), University of Firenze, Italy - 1989

Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,  Piacenza, Italy  - 1985

Publication highlights:

L. Maggioni, R. von Bothmer, G. Poulsen and E. Lipman. 2017. Domestication, diversity and use of Brassica oleracea L., based on ancient Greek and Latin texts. Genetic Resour Crop Evol. DOI 10.1007/s100722-017-0516-2

Maggioni L., López Noriega I., Lapeña I., Holubec V. and Engels J.M.M. (2015). Collecting plant genetic resources in Europe: a survey of legal requirements and practical experiences. In: Coolsaet, B. et al. (eds.) Implementing the Nagoya Protocol: comparing Access and Benefit-Sharing regimes in Europe.  Leiden/Boston: Brill Nijhoff. pp. 327-362.

Maggioni, L., von Bothmer, R., Poulsen, G. and Branca, F. Origin and Domestication of Cole Crops (Brassica oleracea L.): Linguistic and Literary Considerations. 2010. Economic Botany:  64 (2), 109-123.