Luisa Rubino

Chair - Plant Viruses Subcommittee

Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection
National Research Council of Italy
Bari, Italy

Current term (2023 - 2026): Second


Luisa Rubino is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (formerly Institute of Plant Virology) of the Italian National Research Council that she joined in 1988, immediately after obtaining a PhD degree in Plant Virology from the University of Bari, Italy. Her work focused mainly, but not exclusively, on highlighting molecular mechanisms of tombusvirus replication and interactions with their hosts. Dr. Rubino is founding member of the Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV), Vice President of the Italian Society for Plant Pathology (SIPaV) and Past member of the Steering Committees for both Societies. For more than a decade Dr. Rubino has been acting as Managing Editor of the Journal of Plant Pathology, an official journal of the SIPaV and as a reviewer for several others. Since 2008 she is an active member of the ICTV Tombusviridae Study Group. In addition, she contributed to the creation of genera Aureusvirus in the family Tombusviridae (1998) and Tepovirus in the family Betaflexiviridae (2012). Dr. Rubino has authored more than 50 publications in refereed international journals and several book chapters (partial list available at

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