Via S. Protaso 302, 29017 San Protaso (PC)
44.927226 / 9.894648
How to reach us
Driving on the A1 motorway (Milan-Naples) or coming from Brescia-Cremona on the A21 motorway, take the exit Fiorenzuola. Continue in the direction of Fiorenzuola and then enter the ring road in the direction of Parma to the exit “Dugara”, you will also find a sign indicating "CREA Cento di ricerca Genomica e Bioinformatica". Continue in the direction of Fiorenzuola for about 1.5 km until you reach a road on the right, turn and continue along the secondary road for about 350 meters until you reach the buildings of the research centre.
Coming from Piacenza along the ordinary road, take the SS 9 via Emilia in the direction of Bologna, arrived in Fiorenzuola, turn right 100 meters after the Carabinieri station in via L. Valla, go completely through the road and at the end turn right along via San Protaso, after the petrol station, turn left at the sign indicating CREA “Cento di ricerca Genomica and Bioinformatica” and continue along the secondary road for about 350 meters until you reach the buildings of the research centre.
Coming from Parma enter the ring road and after the bridge over the Arda river, take the exit “Madonna della luna”, continue in the direction of Fiorenzuola for about 1.5 km until you meet a road on the right, turn and continue along the secondary road for about 350 meters until you reach the buildings of the research centre.
By plane / train
The nearest airports are Milan (Linate, Malpensa or Bergamo). From each airport you can get to the central railway station of Milan from which there are regular connections to Fiorenzuola. The Fiorenzuola station is served by all the regional trains connecting Milan or Piacenza to Bologna (www.trenitalia.it). The Research Centre is located about 2 km from the station.
Via Paullese 28 26836 - Montanaso Lombardo
45.342588 / 9.447284
+39 0371 68171
Fax: +39 0371 68172
How to reach us
Driving on the A1 motorway (Milan-Naples) after the exit Lodi turn left towards Lodi for about 5 km; take the Lodi ring road towards Milan for about 4 km and exit for Bergamo / Crema. At the roundabout turn left towards Montanaso Lombardo / Paullo. Continue following the same directions at the next roundabout and then proceed straight at the third roundabout and at the subsequent traffic light in the direction of Paullo. The research centre is 1 km after the traffic light on the left, at the village of Arcagna.
Coming from Milan on the ordinary road system take the SS 9 via Emilia towards Bologna, about 5 km after the village of Tavazzano, take the bypass of Lodi and exit to Bergamo / Crema then proceed as above.
Coming from Piacenza, take the SS 9 Via Emilia towards Milan and the Lodi ring road towards Milan, take the exit for Bergamo / Crema then proceed as above.
At Lodi train station (about 6 km from the centre), take the bus to Paullo or Zelo Buon Persico and get off at the Arcagna stop.
Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Roma
41.827658 / 12.516504
+39 06 514941
How to reach us
From Leonardo da Vinci airport take the Leonardo Express train to Termini station, here the underground line B to the Laurentina terminus and then take bus n. 765 towards Arco di Travertino, 702 towards Torre Sant'Anastasia or 720 towards Ciampino, all to the Vigna Murata / Istituto Geofisica stop. From Ciampino airport take the bus n. 720 to the Vigna Murata / Istituto Geofisica stop.
From Termini station take the underground line B to the Laurentina terminus and then take bus n. 765 towards Arco di Travertino, 702 towards Torre Sant'Anastasia or 720 towards Ciampino, all to the Vigna Murata / Istituto Geofisica stop.
Line 766 from Trastevere Station, or 218 from P.za S. Giovanni in Laterano. Stop on via Ardeatina near the former Dazio.
History of GB
GENOMICA E BIOINFORMATICA
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.