University of Naples Federico II

Maria Cristina Digilio

Department of Agriculture

Professor of Entomology at University Federico II (Naples, Italy), teaching “Applied Entomology”. PhD in Entomology. Formerly research associate at the Department of Agricultural Entomology and Zoology, University of Naples.
Visiting Scientist at INRA – Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France.
Scientific experience: innovative methods for pest control in sustainable agriculture. Tritrophic interactions plant-aphid pest-endophagous parasitoid. Plant resistance mechanisms. Induced defence. Plant derived pesticides. New molecules derived from host-parasitoid interaction to be used as biopesticides.

Insect-plant interactions
plant-based pesticides
induced defence
root symbionts