Continuing with the IBAB Research Seminar Series, Prof. Piergiorgio Stevanato of DAFNAE, University of Padova, Italy, spoke about his work on “Biotechnology applications in Sugar beets”. Starting with a historical perspective of how sea beets gained importance as commercial crops in Italy, Prof. Stevanato highlighted his group’s recent work on the genomics of sugar beets. It was an engaging seminar!