University of Palermo

Antonino Cosumano

Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Sciences

Assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Sciences, University of Palermo. Former Marie Curie individual fellow at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands (2016-2017). Former Agreenskills+ fellow at the University of Montpellier, France (2018). He has carried out research activities at other institutions abroad (Texas A&M University, Lincoln University New Zealand). The research focuses on plant-insect-microbe interactions, with particular interest for plant responses induced by insect egg deposition. Recently he has also been interested in the role played by polydnaviruses at the plant-insect interface.
He has co-authored more than 40 scientific papers published in international journals with impact factor indexed in Scopus and / or Web of Science. He is subject editor for the OIKOS journal and review editor for journals of the Frontiers group.


Plant-insect-microbe interactions
Parasitoid-associated symbionts
Chemical and behavioural ecology
Biological control