Full Professor of Horticulture. - Coordinator of the International PhD course "Mediterranean Fruit crops" - Coordinator of the International PhD course "Mediterranean Biodiversity" from 2016.

Since 2006, supervisor of 13 PhD theses and Co-supervisor of 3 PhD theses.

President of the doctoral dissertation committee at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain in the PROGRAMA DE DOCTORADO EN BIOTECNOLOGÍA. Component of the doctoral dissertation commitee at theHumboldt-Universität of Berlin, Torino, Perugia, Viterbo. External evaluator of doctoral theses in Italy, Spain, Germany and India.

External evaluator of international research proposals (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), INCT Program (National Institutes of Science and Technology, the most important Brazilian funding program for basic and applied research), and evaluator of the NIST (National Science And Technology Institute) citrus programme, at the Centro APTA CITROS ´Sylvio Moreira´, Cordeiropolis, Brasil. Member of Technical Review Panel University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan), to evaluate the progress and achievements of faculty Member during their Tenure Track period, for Mid Term Probationary Review.

Scientific Coordinator for the University of Palermo of 9 Scientific Cooperation Agreements (Brasil, Cile, Uruguay, India, Marocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Pakistan, Spain).