Rodrigo Nicolao is an Eng.º Agronomist at Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil (2019). Technic Agroscience at Federal Institute of Santa Catarina, Brazil (2010). During your graduate, have so many experiences, like plant taxonomy and systematics at Herbarium of Federal University of Santa Catarina and internship at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) – USA. Have experience with Plant Pathology at Labor of UFSC, with focus in biological control in Onion (Allium cepa) disease (fungus: Alternaria porri). In january was an internship at EMBRAPA TEMPERATE CLIMATE, the Brazilian Government Agricultural Institute, focusing on wild potatoes research, he was trained at the Tissue Culture Laboratory, where he performed the maintenance of the Potato Genebank in vitro under slow-growth and normal-growth conditions. He also assisted in PhD students’ projects, including the development of protocols for cryopreservation with encapsulated units (synthetic seed). In march 2019 started Master degree in Plant Breeding at Federal University of Pelotas, RS, Brazil and Embrapa Temperate Climate, focusing on wild potatoes research of Cone Sul of South America.
Dr. Rodrigo Nicolao Reserch interests are Agricultural Research, Climate Change, Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), in Situ and ex Situ Conservation Biodiversity, Plant Breeding, Wild Potatoe Crop, Solanum tuberosum L.