The closing conference of the MITICAL project “Improvement of the cultivation and production of industrial hemp in Lombardy using innovative cultivation techniques” will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the EXPO Hall of the CNR, via A. Corti 12, Milan, from 10.00 to 12.30
It stems from the collaboration between CNR-IBBA and the Polytechnic of Milan and is coordinated by two young researchers. DYE ART will study the possibility of improving the efficiency of photosynthesis in green algae and cyanobacteria through the use of organic pigment. The project s funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU and the Ministry of University and Research among the program of Projects of Relevant National Interest (PRIN) within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)
In the field of ecotoxicology, a suitable strategy to assess the potential toxicity of specific substances is the use of in vitro plant cell and tissue cultures. In vitro techniques is used to obtain dedifferentiated cells or plant tissues from several plant species and constitute a valuable tool to study the processes involved in the uptake, accumulation, tolerance and detoxification of contaminants in plants.
The closing conference of the SURF research project “Selection and development of genetic materials for resistance to wheat viruses”, will be held on Friday 1 December 2023 at the EXPO Hall of the CNR, via Corti 12, Milan, from 10.00 to 12.30.
The closing conference of the project “CASTADIVA, Biodiversity and multifunctionality of the chestnut tree” will be held at the EXPO Hall of the CNR, via Corti 12, Milan, from 10.00 to 12.30 on Wednesday 8 November. Valorisation of genetic resources for the development of sub-mountain areas in Lombardy”
And this year too, autumn has arrived somewhat suddenly! And if we think about autumn fruits, one of the first that comes to mind is certainly the chestnut, the fruit of the chestnut tree (scientific name Castanea sativa), belonging to the botanical family of Fagaceae. The potential of the chestnut tree is linked to its multifunctionality, understood as the sum of productive, ecological, naturalistic, landscape, tourist-recreational and cultural functions
The appointment with the European Night of Researchers is back again this year and the IBBA together with the entire Rome 1 Research Territorial Area of the CNR is organizing a program full of initiatives on September 29th starting from 6.00 pm until 11pm. Over 50 laboratory and educational activities, seminars, performances and workshops as well as “scientific” games.
Launched toward the International Space Station is the Zeprion experiment, which will be tasked with confirming the molecular mechanism behind an innovative pharmaceutical protocol to combat prion diseases. Developed by an international team of researchers, including Italian scientists from the universities of Milano-Bicocca and Trento, the Telethon Foundation, the INFN National Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the National Research Council (CNR-Ibba), the experiment could have important spin-offs for other diseases as well.
Flax is a medicinal plant belonging to the Linaceae family which has been cultivated since ancient times both for its fibers, from which fabrics, paper, cordage are obtained, and for its seeds, from which flour and oil are obtained , used both as a food supplement and as an ingredient in the wood and paint industry as well as in the cosmetics industry.
The Animal Germplasm Cryobank created by the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the National Research Council (IBBA-CNR) in collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the University of Milan (DIVAS-UNIMI) has been registered to the national network of biodiversity of agricultural and food interest.
On Monday 29 May 2023 at the EXPO Hall of the CNR, via Corti 12, Milan, from 9.00 to 12.30 the conference will be held to present the project “CASTANEVAL, Development of chestnut cultivation in Lombardy: valorisation of native genetic resources”.
The meeting, open to all, will focus on the theme “One Health” understood as a new way of thinking and acting for individual and collective health, an indispensable global strategy to strive
On May 3rd (2023), the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the National Research Council (IBBA CNR) participated in the meeting of the Italian national node IBISBA-IT which took place on the occasion of the IBISBA Spring meeting held during the week.
The MEAVES – IEEE International Workshop on Measurments and Applications in Veterinary and Animal Sciences conference was held in Naples from 26 to 28 April. During the conference, the “Best Paper presented by a woman” prize was also awarded.
The Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the National Research Council of Milan with Dr. Pietro Roversi, together with the Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences of the “G. D'Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara with Prof. Marco Trerotola, wins the joint tender of Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Telethon 2022.
Durum wheat [Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum (Desf.) Husn.] is one of the most important crops for human nutrition worldwide, with an annual production of more than 40 million tons. The durum wheat genome has recently been sequenced, thanks to the joint effort of several international research groups, including Italy.
Has it ever happened to you during a trip to a country very far from yours to walk through the countryside, recognize plants that grow spontaneously in your garden but notice so many different variations in morphology, colour, way of developing? This happens because plant populations that belong to the same species adapt genetically to their surroundings
On 30 and 31 January 2023 at the CNR-IBBA in via Corti 12, Milan there will be a workshop entitled “Statistical learning and deep learning: theoretical background and hands-on sessions”, aimed at CNR employees, researchers and students from other institutions interested in deepening some aspects of statistics and neural networks.
The countdown to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the largest Italian research institution kicks off to celebrate, celebrate and experience the months that separate us from 18 November 2023 together with a busy program of events.
The research that is being carried out by the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA) of CNR includes different lines and, among the animal genetics, we can highlight both the genetic improvement production-oriented and the conservation of biodiversity of Italian local livestock breeds.
We are all familiar with macroalgae, commonly simply referred as “algae,” i.e. multi-cellular photosynthetic aquatic organisms similar to plants. Less known, perhaps, are the microalgae, microscopic photosynthetic unicellular organisms that are ubiquitous in aquatic ecosystems.
At global level there is worldwide consensus about the global decline of farming local breeds in marginal areas, with consequently loss of biodiversity, of typical products, of agroecosystems and of environmental, landscape and cultural value.
On Thursday 20 October 2022 at 2.30 pm, at the EXPO Hall of the Research Area of Milan, will be held the end of career testimony of Dr. Diego Breviario “The exercise of science plagued by the contrast between the ideal and the real”.
Fermented foods are used in Asian and African cultures but recently there has also been an increase in their consumption in Europe due to the benefits deriving from them. Fermentation is an ancient technique used to improve the texture, digestibility and shelf life of different foods, while reducing several anti-nutritional factor
Also this year the BRIGHT-NIGHT, the European Night of Researchers and Researchers returns: the event conceived by the European Commission with the aim of spreading scientific culture and showing the social impact of research. Finally after 2 years all the activities will take place in the presence and will be an opportunity to bring citizens closer to the fascinating world of science
Within the sPatials3 research HUB, the IBBA-CNR and the Orienta Digital Campus have launched an extensive survey on the acceptability of new foods. Thanks to the collaboration with the Salone dello Studente Digital, which involves approximately 1,400,000 students and teachers every year, it will be possible to study how the propensity to accept new foods changes with age.
The 65th Annual Congress of SIGA – ON MENDEL’S FOOTSTEPS – FROM GENES TO FORK was held in Piacenza from 6 to 9 September 2022 “. SIGA, the Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics, aims to promote the progress of Genetics in its applications to the agricultural system and cooperation between researchers in the sector.
For some time now, news are showing images of a country that we could have hardly predicted: dried rivers, empty fountains in the cities, and sadly dried crop fields. Agriculture is the sector that likely suffered the most from the concurrent raise in temperature and diminished rainfall.
A glycoprotein is a protein that carries sugars, which typically are a great asset when a protein needs to function in the extracellular environment. About a quarter of the human genome encodes secreted glycoproteins and unsurprisingly glycoprotein folding quality control is central to medical fields such as cancer, hereditary rare disease and virology.
The scientific meeting “Global Biology” will be held on Monday 11 July from 10.00 in the CNR research area conference room in via Corti 12 in Milan.
A science day dedicated to science with seminars held by “emigrant” researchers.
Nowadays we hear more and more about sequencing. Just think about SARS-CoV-2 variants characterization, from alpha to omicron, which are assigned using the latest sequencing technologies. DNA sequencing allows for the reading of genetic code through the identification of the 4 nitrogenous bases (Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine, Guanidine) that characterize DNA and genes.
The Workshop was born within the BRIC project “Innovative approaches to biosecurity for the protection of human health and the environment” and is aimed at users of biotech methods.
Duckweed is a family including 36 different species, some highly similar by morphology and difficult to be taken apart, but different for their physiologic, biochemical and ecological features, making them suitable to different applications.
The closing conference dedicated to the RABOLA project “Sustainable strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in dairy cattle breeding” will be held on Wednesday 8 June 2022 from 9.30 to 12.30 at the Lodi university campus , funded by the Lombardy Region
The Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the CNR on 17, 18 and 19 May on the occasion of the international day dedicated to plants organized seminars and educational workshops aimed at high and middle schools.
On Friday 10 June 2022 from 9.00 to 13.30, at the Research Area of the CNR in Milan, the conference dedicated to the SURF project “Selection and development of genetic materials for resistance to wheat viruses”, funded by the Lombardy Region, will be held.
After the silence imposed by the global pandemic situation, this year, in the month of May, we return to celebrate the International Day of Plants. The Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD), an event now in its sixth edition wants stimulate dialogue between research institutes and citizens on the importance of plants.
Perhaps the domestic species on which the dramatic climate changes we are experiencing have the greatest impact is the common honey bee (Apis mellifera). This changed scenario requires, especially on the part of professional beekeepers who carry out their entrepreneurial activity in this agricultural sector, a new and formidable focus on the “selection” component of their business.
The sharp reduction in energetic and chemical inputs in agriculture needed for sustainable food production can be achieved by using agricultural practices aimed at maintaining biological fertility of soil, i.e. its ability to recover nutrients from organic matter through microbial activities. Mycorrhizal fungi, soil microorganisms able to establish mutualistic symbioses with plant roots, facilitate crop nutrition and host on their cells (the hyphae) many different beneficial bacteria.
Duckweeds (Lemnaceae Martinov) are considered the world’s smallest floating flowering plants, with the highest growth rate, able to colonize in very short time fresh, sometimes brackish, streams, ponds and sloughs. The extraordinary ability to fast double their biomass is the main factor that has triggered most basic and applied scientific research focusing on these tiny aquatic plants, in various contexts.
There are still many questions on how plants function and develop, and the more we come to understand what lies at the basis of the many processes in place in species of agronomic and economic value, the more we could improve their cultivation practices, also in anticipation of a world where climatic conditions will inevitably change.
On November 18, 2021 in Sala Convegni of CNR, via Corti 12, Milan, from 9.00 to 12.30 there will be a conference to present the “CASTADIVA project, Biodiversity and multifunctionality of the chestnut tree. Enhancement of genetic resources for the development of Lombardy sub mountain areas”.
On 23 October at 11.30 at the Sala dei Giuristi – Palazzo della Ragione piazza Vecchia, Bergamo Alta, the event “TALEGGIO DOP between tradition and innovation” will be held as part of the USEFUL project.
The event “BiOtechnologies for Bio-materials and specialist products through CArdo crops” aims to promote and return the final results of the BOBCAt project. The project, funded by the Cariplo Foundation, sees the participation of the National Research Council, with its IBBA and IBBR Institutes, the University of Naples Federico II and the Italbiotec Consortium.
In the context of the “CALL HUB Research and Innovation sPATIALS3”, FLANAT Research and the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the CNR organized the event “Camelina sativa: A Life Cycle Thinking”. It will be held in Milan on October 19, 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00 in the EXPO hall of the Research Area of Milan 1 – via Alfonso Corti 12
Neuroscience to “heal oneself by eating”, to improve nutrition for the elderly. And, above all, to find and disavow the “little lies” that we tell each other at the table about the most correct food to consume. This is the heart of a revolutionary research, which started during the lock down in spring 2020 and conducted by the CNR Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, with the collaboration of Isafom.
Starting from October 2021, a series of video interviews will be published in 4 events. The initiative will deal with video interviews for scientific dissemination with the aim of presenting the project, collaborations, ongoing trials, the realities of the partners and the results obtained within the sPATIALS3 hub.
Dr. Diego Breviario, Research Director of the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the National Research Council, host of the Canadian program VivereBene, talks about the need to qualify food through scientific evidence.
March 11th 2021 from 9.30 on Punto Radio-Aula 40 some researchers of the CNR-IBBA of Pisa will talk about food products, trying to dispel some urban legends and explaining how to choose the best foods for our health.
As part of the ORMA project “Higher education and research-action at Tuscan research institutions” funded by the Tuscany Region and launched on 1 December 2020, two days of virtual training were held on 16-17 February 2021.
On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the international recurrence that every January 27th commemorates the victims of the Holocaust, the CNR IBBA in collaboration with the CNR Press Office tell through the words of Dr. Aldo Luperini the memory of the stumbling stones that now dot the sidewalks of European cities.
Italbiotec consortium is glad to invite you to the webinar “Cosmetic and nutraceutical products and bioplastics from cardoon: the bioraffinery model of the BOBCAt project” The event aims at promoting and providing the preliminary results of the BOBCAt project The BOBCAt project, funded by Cariplo Foundation, has as partners the National Research Council with IBBA and IBBR institutes, the Federico II University of Naples and the Italbiotec consortium.
The Night of the Researchers, an initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005, in Tuscany, becomes BRIGHT NIGHT. Research Area of the CNR of Pisa, coordinated by Dr. Vincenzo Longo, head of the Unit of the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA-CNR), participate with a rich program of events.
Today 2 October 2020, during the Biotech Week, a webinar on the project entitled “COVES: Development and validation of a rapid method for the SARS-CoV-2 detection on environmental surfaces” was held.
A study by the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan, the Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology of the National Research Council (Cnr-Ibba) and PTP Science Park (Lodi, Italy), published in the Journal of Experimental Botany, identifies regulatory gene mutations that cause the multiplication of petals in some popular flower varieties.
Today, Thursday 3rd 2019, a newly developed method for labelling food products has been presented at the Agrifarm Cirenaica, partner of the Parco del Ticino Consortium, located at Robecchetto con Induno (MI).
The Farm-Inn website is online. Farm-Inn (FARM-level interventions supporting dairy industry INNovation) is a research project dedicated to the improvement of the quality of Italian dairy production. By consulting the Farm-Inn website, you will be able to stay tuned on project results and related news.
Also this year, in May, we celebrate the Fascination of Plants Day.
The CNR Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology will take part in the FoPD with four educational workshops for schoolchildren (booking required) on 16 May from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milan headquarters in via A. Corti 12.
IBBA- CNR will take part to InnovAgorà the first Italian fair dedicated to patented inventions by presenting the FOODCODE platform for genetic authetication of food: raw materials and products of both aninal and plant origin.
On 18 May will take place the “Fascination of Plants Day 2017”, the initiative launched by EPSO (European Plant Science Organization) with the aim of improving the visibility of plant research and highlighting its importance for the economy and the environment.