Prof. Gabriella Pasqua is a Professor since 2001 and Chief of Plant Cell Biotechnology Laboratory at the Department of Environmental Biology, University "Sapienza" of Rome. She worked as an Associate Professor of Botany at the University of Catania from 1992 to 1995. Prof. Pasqua Graduated Magna cum Laude in Natural Sciences in 1977 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". The scientific interests of Prof. Pasqua is also directed to the recovery of bioactive molecules from grapevine waste materials to be used in the preparation of nutraceuticals and functional cosmetics. She is also working on the application of nanobiotechnology as a new strategy for the improvement of plant growth and defense against pathogens in the integrated management of crops in the field and to obtain food products free of pesticide residues and/or contaminants.