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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 supports the international competitiveness of Italy in the field of genetics and genomics for the most important Italian crops, according to a vision that makes the genomic know-how a strategic asset for national agriculture.

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BIODIVERSITA': IL CREA CELEBRA LA GIORNATA MONDIALE PER UN'INTERA SETTIMANA

Natura, scienza, agricoltura e cibo: arriva la settimana della biodiversità del CREA, con i suoi 12 Centri. Scopri qui la nostra proposta di oggi

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CREA per l’innovazione 2020: le sfide del centro di ricerca Genomica e Bioinformatica per piante sempre più made in Italy... a cominciare dal seme

E’ la “Genomica” (il moderno nome della genetica) - cioè la scienza che descrive e determina le caratteristiche degli esseri viventi - l’ultima frontiera di un’agricoltura sempre più sostenibile, competitiva e resiliente ai cambiamenti climatici.

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BIOTECH, il progetto CREA per il miglioramento genetico delle colture e lo sviluppo delle biotecnologie

Luigi Cattivelli, direttore del CREA Genomica e Bionformatica, intervistato da "Agrifoglio", il periodico online dell'Alsia (l'Agenzia Lucana di Sviluppo e Innovazione in Agricoltura) parla di BIOTECH, il progetto partito nel 2018, che punta a sviluppare le nuove e moderne biotecnologie come la cisgenesi e il genome editing, capaci di migliorare la qualità delle colture e di renderle più resistenti all'attacco dei patogeni e agli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici. 

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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

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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.