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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Salvatore Guarino

Role: Researcher
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Palermo
Tel: (39) 0916574578
E-mail: salvatore.guarino@ibbr.cnr.it


Date and Place of Birth: 19.02.1977, Palermo Italy.

Address: Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, Division of Palermo, National Research Council, Corso Calatafimi, 414, 90129 Palermo (PA), Italy.

Tel: +39 091 6574578, Fax. +39 091 423424

E-mail: salvatore.guarino@ibbr.cnr.it

Work experience (from 2019 back to 2002)

Current position: from September 2019, Researcher at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) UOS Palermo, CNR - National Research Council of Italy.

May 2017 - September 2019. Research grant on “Development of attractant semiochemicals for control and monitoring dangerous coleopterean in urban environments” SAAF Department - University of Palermo

April 2013 - September 2016. Post doctoral fellow entitled “A multidisciplinary research project to investigate the effects of exotic plant pathogenic fungi and insects on native ecosystems” at the Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante (IPSP) of National Council of Research of Italy - UOS Sesto Fiorentino Florence

July 2012 - March 2013. Post doctoral fellow entitled “New strategies for the control of the Red Palm Weevil in urban environments: identification of repellent semiochemicals” at the Department Demetra - University of Palermo

September 2010 - August 2011. Post doctoral fellow entitled “Phytophagous insects of palms of new introduction” at the Department Demetra - University of Palermo

September 2009 - January 2010. Independent contractor (co.co.co.) within the research project FITOPALMINTRO founded by Sicilian Region at the Department S.En.Fi.Mi.Zo - Univesity of Palermo

May 2008 - September 2009: Research grant on “phytosanitary issues in pre e post harvesting" at the Department S.En.Fi.Mi.Zo University of Palermo,

July 2007 - April 2008: Independent contractor (co.co.co.) within the research project “Hazelnut defense” founded by Sicilian Region at the Department S.En.Fi.Mi.Zo - Univesity of Palermo

Education

PhD in entomology: University of Palermo, Department S.En.Fi.Mi.Zo - University of Palermo, 2004-2006. Final exam, April 2007

Bachelor Degree in Science of Agriculture: University of Palermo, 2001

- European PhD network on insect Science, Accademia Nazionale di Entomologia, Naples 15-18 november 2017

- Training Period of the chemical ecology of the Red Palm Weevil at the Volcani Center, Israel, supervisor Prof Victoria Soroker. January-March 2010.

- Spring school “Chemical communication: from gene to ecosystem’’, (FRONTIS, Graduate Schools PE&RC and EPS) Wageningen University, Netherlands. 19-23 march 2005.

- Training Period at Natural Resource Institute - University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, supervisor Dr Alan Cork. November 2002-May 2003

Main research topics

- Identification of semiochemicals involved in phytophagous intraspecific and interspecific: air collections, whole body extract, Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) followed by GC-MS

Electroantennography: dose response curves, GC-EAD

Vertical and horizontal Y-shaped olfactometer bioassays; wind tunnel

Use of the software for monitoring insect’s behaviour: X-bug, observer;

Assessment of insecticides in field and laboratory trials with the use of the Potter tower;

Monitoring insect population in the field;

 

Selected Publications
(full list available at CNR People)

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