Areas of expertise: Genetics and industrial crops
Currently employed by: National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA)
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Jorge Mariotti is an Agricultural Engineer graduated from the National University of Tucumán (Argentina) in 1962 and received his MSc from Louisiana State University (USA) in 1968. He is a Full Professor at the National University of Tucumán and Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Agronomical and Veterinary Sciences (1991). He is also a member of the Board of IAPSIT (International Association of Professionals in Sugar and Integrated Technologies). At the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) he was the Director of the Tucumán-Santiago del Estero Regional Center (between October 1992 and December 1997) and the coordinator of the National Industrial Crops Program (2005-August 2009) and
the National PNIND PI1 and PNIND PE1243 (2010) Projects.
He was also executive coordinator of the Integrated Unit for Genetic Improvement of Sugar Cane (U.I.M.C.A) of INTA-EEAOC. Mr. Mariotti chaired the Argentine Society of Genetics (1981-1983) and was Deputy Chair of the Genetics and Genetic Improvement sections of congresses organized by the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT). He received the NOA Regional Selection Award in Agricultural Sciences and Techniques of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Argentina (period 1972-1975 and 1983-1986) and the KONEX Foundation award for his scientific contribution to GENETICS AND CYTOLOGY in the period 1983-1992. He has published three books and over 150 scientific and technical articles in Journals that were presented at international Congresses and Workshops.