Agata Gulisano is a PhD candidate at the Plant Breeding Department of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Her focus is on plants resources for bio-based economy, in particular biomass and proteins. The current research she is conducting focus on pre-breeding of Lupinus mutabilis, a poorly developed Andean grain, also known as the “new soybean”.
For her Bachelor, Agata studied Agricultural Science at the University of Catania, where she got a cum laude degree in 2015. During these three years, she also spent a semester in Turkey, as Erasmus student at Cukurova University. For her Master she moved to The Netherlands and started a MSc studies in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources. During her studies Agata focused on breeding for biobased resources, with a central goal to promote sustainability. For her Master Thesis she joined the group of Biobased Economy, developing new protocols for linking biomass composition and microscopy in hemp. After that, she decided to stay in the same research group to start her research on Lupinus mutabilis, which begun during the Minor Thesis and continues into the current PhD research.