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DIBAF presentation
The Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF) offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in which the research activities play a central role for the transfer of knowledge to the students
The Department covers three scientific areas complementary and mutually reinforcing:
 
·           Biological and Chemical Systems for Environment
 
·           Food Science and Technology
 
·           Agricultural and Forest Resources Management
 
Scientists of the biological and chemical area study the nature and development of organisms, including humans, and their interaction with the environment, in reference to the effects of climate change, pollution and anthropic phenomena. In this context, environmental monitoring and remediation are essential elements. The knowledge of basic chemistry supports in particular the study of biological processes at the molecular, cellular and organismic level and the knowledge opens the way to implementation and technology transfer.
 
The area of Food sciences and technologies is formed by scientists working in the agro-food sector. The research projects are related to manufacturing process, packaging, storage, protection and processing of foods, of food ingredients and transformed foods, including the safety aspects and sustainability, quality and traceability of food products, as well as waste management and waste processing.
 
The environmental and agro-forestry area is composed of scientists with expertises in the relations between plants and micro-organisms and the soil-atmosphere system, the selection of forest plants to meet the environmental challenges, the management of forest resources and green urban planning and their use for the production of biomass for energy use, the protection of plants from diseases and insect pests, the monitoring of fluxes of greenhouse gases and energy between ecosystems and atmosphere, the remote sensing, the geomatics and the modelling in field of hydraulics, forestry and environment.