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Genomics and Bioinformatics

Genomics and Bioinformatics

The Centre studies the crop plant genomes and their interaction with environment to unveil the molecular mechanisms that control plant development, crop yield and qualitative features of plant end-products. The research aims to understand how small variations in the DNA sequence and / or proteins determine important crop traits and apply this knowledge to genetic improvement, crop sustainability, traceability of production processes and food safety.

The Centre believes that Italy needs to regain the genetic and genomic knowledge of Italian crops, according to a vision that makes the genomic know-how a strategic asset of national agriculture.

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Il CREA partecipa alla 7° edizione della Biotech Week

Il CREA partecipa alla 7° edizione della Biotech Week, in programma dal 23 al 29 settembre, organizzando un corso per giornalisti intitolato "Le biotecnologie per un’agricoltura sostenibile: conoscerle davvero per comunicarle meglio", che si svolgerà il 26 settembre presso il CREA Alimenti e Nutrizione di Roma.  Una giornata teorico-pratica sulle biotecnologie applicate all’agricoltura, dedicata soprattutto ai giornalisti (con crediti formativi riconosciuti dall’Ordine). L’obiettivo è quello di trasmettere agli operatori una reale conoscenza, oltre i luoghi comuni, perché siano in grado di informare correttamente un pubblico sempre più confuso, disorientato e diffidente in questo campo. Alle presentazioni classiche sulle biotecnologie in campo agrario e sulla loro percezione da parte dell’opinione pubblica, seguirà una breve esperienza in laboratorio per toccare con mano il DNA delle piante e per scoprire come sia possibile studiarlo e correggerlo in modo semplice e sicuro. L’evento è realizzato nell’ambito delle attività del progetto Biotecnologie sostenibili in agricoltura (BIOTECH) finanziato dal MIPAAFT.

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Genoma grano tenero: CREA unico partecipante italiano alla ricerca

Sequenziato dopo 13 anni di lavoro di un team internazionale il genoma del grano tenero, il cereale più coltivato al mondo

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Il CREA in onda su Radio 24: "la devastazione dei nostri campi, un atto vandalico antiscientifico"

Luigi Cattivelli, direttore del CREA Genomica e Bioinformatica, intervistato nel corso della trasmissione "Effetto Giorno", in onda su Radio 24, parla dell'azione vandalica che ha colpito i campi e le coltivazioni del nostro centro di Montanaso Lombardo, definendolo un atto contro la scienza.

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Jun 2019

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Il CREA protagonista alla conferenza internazionale ARIMNet2

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Sep 2019

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LE BIOTECNOLOGIE PER UN’AGRICOLTURA SOSTENIBILE: CONOSCERLE DAVVERO PER COMUNICARLE MEGLIO

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Director of the Center

Luigi Cattivelli

Direttore

ORCID: 0000-0002-6067-4600
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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Luigi_Cattivelli

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The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020

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The Three-Year Research Plan 2018-2020

CREA's three-year activities plan contains the ten-year strategic vision and operational planning of both the Body in general and the individual Research Centres in particular and is updated annually.

It is prepared by the Scientific Council, adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Tourism.

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History of GB

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History of Research center

The Centre gathers together three structures each with a long tradition of genetic and genomic research.

The Fiorenzuola d'Arda office was established on 19-09-1942 by the National Institute of Genetics for Cereal crops as Stazione Fitotecnica Piacentina, initially located in Gariga di Podenzano and moved to Fiorenzuola d'Arda in 1958. In 1968 it became part of the Experimental Institute for Cereal Research and begins the work on barley breeding. In 1990 the current buildings were inaugurated with modern laboratories for molecular genetics and the research activity was expanded to other crops and to molecular genetics and genomics. In the following decades, the research station was enriched with new staff, advanced genomic equipment and new skills allowing the participation to the international initiatives for the sequencing of the wheat genome and the development of a platform for genome editing technology.

 

 

The office of Montanaso Lombardo was established with on 18-05-1922 as part of the Experimental Station for Horticulture, in 1962 the research station was expanded with the acquisition of the Sant'Alberto Magno farm and the construction of the current building and greenhouses, in 1967 it became part of the Experimental Institute for Horticulture. The research station has always been involved in horticultural breeding, in vitro cultures, molecular markers and introgression from wild relatives. Many varieties widely grown in Italy and abroad have been selected.

The Rome office was established as a laboratory of the National Institute of Research for Food and Nutrition. Since the end of the ‘80s the research group has carried out studies on transcription factors involved in the development and response to stress and metabolic engineering aimed at enriching bioactive molecules. In 2012 it became part of CREA and in 2017 it was included in the GB research centre.