Fabio Veronesi studied agronomy in Perugia, and was visiting scientist at the Agronomy Department of the University of Wisconsin in 1982. Since 1995 he is professor of Genetic biotechnologies at the University of Perugia. He is affiliated with the American and the Italian Societies of Agronomy and the European Association of Research on Plant Breeding (Eucarpia); he is former president of Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, 1994-1999, current president of the Italian Society of Genetic Agronomy (SIGA) and winner of the Mendel medal at the University of Brno, Czech Republic, 2001. He is a member of the coordination committee of biotechnologies at the University of Perugia, the scientific committee for the Inter-university Consortium for Biotechnologies, the OGM work group at MiPAF (2003-2007), the Food-farming Biotechnologies work group for biosecurity and biotechnology at the Presidency of the Council of Ministries and a member of the Presidency council of the National conference of the Biotechnology degree programs. A national expert for the technical work group on corn at the European Office of Coexistence, he is president of the specialistic degree in Human Nutrition Studies, coordinator of the Environmental Biotechnologies Studies program, and coordinator of the research doctorate in Plant Biology and Agro-environmental, Food-farming and Zootechnical Biotechnologies at the University of Perugia. He has taught genetics, plant genetics, genetic plant improvement, advanced genetic biotechnologies, and was Professor of Turf and Forage Science at the Institute of Advanced Agronomical Studies (CIHEAM, Zaragoza, Spain). He is author of 75 articles on scientific magazines translated into English, 68 publications on scientific magazines in Italian, seven books, 90 scientific publications on Proceedings (in English), 30 scientific publications on conference Acts (in Italian), and 29 other publications.