Daniela was born in Italy but is now a permanent resident of Australia, and lives in Perth. During her Ph.D. research Daniela discovered the ingenious ways (such as luring and mimicking) devised by plants with no nectar to attract pollinating insects and thus ensure the survival of the species.
Unravelling complex pollination mechanisms, such findings have broader and promising application in the agricultural field, where Daniela is now providing research consultancy to industry with the WA ChemCentre Governmental agency. This agency aims to provide excellence and innovation in chemical signalling and bee products’ science to the State and internationally.
Daniela has been invited to Canberra by the Italian Embassy for World Bee Day. On Friday 21 May she will hold a seminar and view the beehives established in the embassy gardens.