Stefano Mancuso

He is a plant neurobiologist and keen to spread the word about his innovative scientific field.  The New Yorker included him in their list of world changers, and he was selected by the Italian newspaper la Repubblica as one of the 20 Italians who are “destined to change our lives’.

Stefano Mancuso is the founder of the science of plant neurobiology.  He is a professor at the University of Florence and an academic at the Accademia dei Georgofili, as well as head of the International Plant Neurobiology Laboratory (LINV,, which is based in Florence, Kitakyushu, Bonn and Paris. He is a founding member of the International Society for Plant Signaling & Behavior and a Fellow Professor at several international universities. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of the journals “Plant Signaling and Behavior” (USA) and “Advances in Horticultural Science”.
In 2010 he became the first Italian scientist to be invited as a speaker at a TED GLOBAL conference. The video of the conference, which was held in Oxford, has been viewed 1 million times on the TED website. In 2013 he wrote the multi-award-winning best-seller “Brilliant Green” published by Giunti, which has been translated into 19 languages.
In 2014 he founded PNAT ( a start-up at the University of Florence for the creation of technology inspired by plants.  With PNAT he produced Jellyfish Barge, a self-contained, eco-sustainable floating greenhouse, which was presented at EXPO 2015 and has won various international awards.
Recently, Giunti published his works “Uomini che amano le piante” and “Biodiversi” (written together with Carlo Petrini).  He also takes part in scientific festivals, school presentations and radio and TV shows.

Together with Deproducer he created the theatre show / musical “Botanica”.

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