Relevant Scientific Professional Services:
2007-2009 Elected President of the Plant Oxygen Group of the Society for Free Radical Research – Europe
2008–2013 Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Plant Biology
2008-2010 Member of the Grants & Awards Committee of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB).
2012–2019 Member of the Executive Committee of the FESPB as Chair of the Grants & Awards Committee
2014 Member of the Plant Biology Panel for the evaluation of projects on Plant Biology in Space presented for founding by NASA, ESA, JAXA
2015-2017 President of the Evaluation Committee of the Research Centers controlled by Italian Ministry of Agriculture
2017-2021 Member of the Scientific Committee or the Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA)
2019 Elected Vice-president for the year 20-21and President for the years 22-23 of the Italian Society of Plant Biology
2019- Member of the Scientific Council of the Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
2020-Elected Secretary General of the FESPB
Redox signaling in plant, plant-environment interaction, plant resilience, bio-active molecules (fructans, polyphenols): characterization and metabolism in plants.