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Horticulture, Annalisa Meucci, a PhD student in Agrobiosciences, was honoured during the 'Scientific Days of the Italian Society of Horticulture' thanks to a study on iris pallida

Publication date: 10.07.2023
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Annalisa Meucci, Annalisa Meucci, third year student of the PhD course in Agrobiosciences at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, received the award for the best oral presentation in the field of Horticulture-Floriculture at the last edition of the ‘Giornate Scientifiche della Società Italiana di Ortoflorifrutticoltura’ (Torino, 21-23 June 2023). The study, entitled 'Iris pallida L.: cultivation environment and rhizome quality', of which Annalisa Meucci is the author together with Rita Maggini, Giorgiana Chietera, Stefano Brizzolara, Fernando Malorgio, Beatrice Pezzarossa, Irene Rosellini and Anna Mensuali, illustrates the results of some of the activities carried out as part of her PhD project.
This is the second award that Annalisa Meucci has received for her studies on the iris pallida. Last year, in fact, she had already received a similar award for an oral presentation on the application of in vitro culture techniques to the conservation of Iris germplasm (read the news here).  

Dr. Meucci's doctoral project, under the supervision of Prof. Anna Mensuali, is part of an ongoing scientific collaboration between the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, the University of Pisa, the CNR and the French LMR industry, the aim of which is the study and valorisation of Iris pallida cultivation for the production of essences of great interest to the perfume industry.

Photo by Cristina Ghelardi