Stefano Poni


Full professor of Viticulture and Chair of the Instituto of Frutti-Viticoltura of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, Italy, since 1 November 2009.


He has authored or co-authored 157 papers, 59 of which published in international, refereed journals and 37 edited in international refereed proceedings.


Invited speaker at the 9th Wine Industry Technical Conference in Adelaide (1995), 1st International Course of Viticulture in Neuquen, Argentina (2003), Intern, Terroir Conference in Cape Town, South Africa (2004), 14th GESCO meeting in Germany (2005), 10th Congress of Viticulture and Enology in Brasil (2005), 5th World Wine Forum in Spain (2006), OIV – Gruppo di Esperti fisiologia della vite, Parigi (2006), Bi-Coastal Sangiovese Symposium, San Francisco e New York (2007), 5th Encuentro Enologico, Madrid (2008), Mark Kliewer¢s Symposium, Davis, California (2009), Infowine Forum, Vila Real, Portogallo (2010), 14th Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010), Workshop of Grapevine Ecophysiology, Mendoza, Argentina (2010), British Columbia Wine Grape Council Conference, Penticton, Canada (2011), Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention, Ontario, Canada (2012).


He has been awarded of the "Perdisa" prize in 1994, the “Enotecnici” Prize in 2004 and the Rudolf Hermann Foundation Proze in 2011.


Full member of the Italian Academy of Grape and Wine and Co-Editor of the ISHS volume on "Strategies to Optimise Winegrape Quality".


He currently serves as a peer reviewer for the 15 journals and he is Associate editor for the Amer. J. Enol. Vitic. since 1 January 2006.


Ha has also been chief or local coordinator of several national (Prin 2000, 2001, 2004) and regional research grants. For the 2006-2009 he is partner in two international granted projects led by the University of Rioja (Spain). Unit coordinator of the FP7-SME-2010-1 “A web-based system for real-time Monitoring and Decision Making for Integrated Vineyard Management” MoDeM_IVM (Total budget 1,295,200 ¤): the aim of this project is to develop a new, interactive, web-based Decision Support System (DSS) for integrated management of the vineyard. Work package leader of the granted EU project “INNOVINE” (2013-2016) (Total budget: 6 millions ¤).



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