National Research Council of Italy

Institute of Biosciences and BioResources

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Lucia Stimolo

Role: CTER-V
Section: Technicians
Division: Bari
Tel: (39) 0805583400-233


Personal Information

In 1980 at the Institute “Preziosissimo Sangue” of Bari, she obtained her high school diploma as Linguistic License.

From 1981 to 2000 she worked at Institute of Germplasm of CNR with fixed-term contracts.
In 2001 she was hired as permanent technician at IBBR-CNR, former IGV-CNR of Bari

Major Work Activities

Since 1981 her field of interest has always been the “ex situ” collections of plant seeds of agricultural interests. She learns and uses methods for germination (about 7000 samples of Triticum, etc.) to assess the seed viability. She performed all the operations preparatory to the conservation of germplasm: - inspection and cleaning of the samples from explorations;
- recording, coding, storing and checking with exploration sheets;
- sample preparation for multiplication and conservation in the short and long term
- using the knowledge of english and french provides distribution and exchange of accessions with several national and international institutions;
- working inventory of Genebank as well as the computerization of data;
- she collaborates to maintain relations with external parties such as schools or institutions in order to present the activities of the Genebank (for example “Festival della Scienza” Genova 2010, “18a Festa del Grano Buono” Rutigliano 2014, etc.).
In 2005-2007 she arranged the multiplication and the morpho-agronomic characterization of accessions of Triticum turanicum both in the field and in biometric laboratory.
She also worked on the study, management, breeding, characterization, propagation and conservation of a collection of Italian and Mediterranean ecotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana, a model plant of particular interest in plant genetics.
At present she is involved in three projects: PSR SaVeGraINPuglia and PSR BioDiverso for the safeguard of agrobiodiversity in Apulia region (2013-2015) and Solanum aethiopicum with ALSIA for characterization and classification (2014).


- Co-author of the catalogue “Plant genetic resources collected in Ethiopia and their availability” (1994), CNR (ed.).
- Co-author of the catalogue “Vicia faba germplasm collection a catalogue” (1998), CNR (ed.).
- Thanks in “Collecting crop genetic resources in the Mediterranean agricultural islands: Corsica (Part I - northern Corsica)”, Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter, 2005, No. 143:27-34 (2005).


- “Computer training course applied basic” (2002).
- “Advanced computer training” (Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photo Shop, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Front Page) (2002).
- Advanced course in theoretical and practical “Management of a germplasm collection of Arabidopsis thaliana” to the European Arabidopsis Stock Centre of Notthingham, England (June 2005).
- The training course entitled “Training of the running activities in lab, field and greenhouse of the Genebank” to the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetis and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany at the group “Resources Genetics and Reproduction” (August 2010).


- Management and use of the Web Rainbow protocol of IBBR-CNR (from 2006 to present).


Selected Publications

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