Dr. Silvia Travella
Dr. Silvia Travella joined the IPBO team in November 2016 as project leader to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology towards developing countries (with a focus on Africa) in the field of plant and industrial biotechnology. Prior to this, she worked as coordinator of the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ in Brussels, an industry-driven platform for collaboration in research, innovation and education between industrial, academic and farming communities. Silvia has a scientific background as agricultural engineer, a PhD in plant biotechnology, a post-doc in wheat genomics as well as European studies. Silvia is Italian and speaks English and French.