Rosario Torres

Advances in management of fungal diseases in peach: the Monilinia spp

Rosario Torres is BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Valencia, and PhD in Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She is researcher of the Postharvest Programme at IRTA, located in the Fruitcentre-Lleida. Her research is focused on topics related to Postharvest Pathology to improve the basic knowledge of the most important fungal diseases of fruit and develop sustainable control strategies to reduce postharvest losses. Specifically, she has worked in alternative treatments as biological control, chemical and physical treatments to control pathogens of fruit. To date, her research activities are focused on fruit-pathogen interactions to decipher the mechanism of defenses of fruit and the virulence factors of pathogens involved in these interactions. She has participated in several R&D projects from competitive calls, national and international funds, and in different contracts with companies in the agri-food sector. Some indicators of her research activity are: 109 peer reviewed papers in ISI journals, 16 co-authors book chapters and 1 patent as co-author. She has presented over 140 contribucions to national and international conferences, 3 of them as Keynote. She has supervised 5 doctoral thesis and is currently supervising 3 PhD students. In addition, she has been chair-person and member of the scientific and organizing committee of the International and National conferences, as well as reviewer of articles at recognized journals, and projects at national and international agencies. Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID): 0000-0002-1806-9626