27/28 NOVEMBER - Plaza Mayor Medellín

Bruno Defilippi is an Agronomist from the University of Chile and earned his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology at the University of California-Davis. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the Postharvest Unit at the Agricultural Research Institute INIA-Chile, where he conducts research in fruit physiology and postharvest technology, with a focus on avocado, blueberry, and table grape management. His research has centered on studying the key variables that affect the production of high-quality fruit for demanding markets. These variables include the examination of agroclimatic factors during fruit growth and development, as well as those encountered during the postharvest stage involving storage and transportation to markets.

He has participated in national and international consulting projects related to the development and evaluation of technologies to extend postharvest shelf life, including the use of controlled atmospheres and ethylene inhibitors, among others.