StaffLuca Braglia


Informations



E-mail
braglia@ibba.cnr.it

Phone
+39 0223699685

Office
Milano

Research area
BIOTEC, QUALY, BIOGEN


ORCID: 0000-0001-6772-5362
Google Scholar: Profile
Research Gate: Luca Braglia
Scopus Author ID: 23567868500
WoS Researcher ID: AAA-4803-2019

Braglia Luca

Researcher

Education

2010: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Agri-food Biotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

2005: Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Professional experience

2019-Today: Researcher, CNR- IBBA Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology

2019: Adjunct professor in Food and Advanced Biotechnology in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology “Lazzaro Spallanzani, University of Pavia.

2018: Postdoctoral researcher, CREA, Research Centre for fodder crops and dairy, Lodi

2013-2017: Postdoctoral researcher, CNR- IBBA Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology

2009-2013: Postdoctoral researcher, CNR- IBBA Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology 2006-2009: Postgraduate researcher, CREA, Research centres for vegetable and ornamental crops, Sanremo

2004-2005: Senior undergraduate thesis, Crop Physiology Laboratories, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna

2003-2004: Research scholarship, CREA, Research centres for vegetable and ornamental crops, Sanremo

Research interests

  • Plant biotechnology;
  • Molecular biology;
  • Horticulture;
  • Plant ecology and diversity;
  • Plant authentication;
  • DNA fingerprinting;
  • Food Science;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Agronomy;
  • Genetic Diversity;
  • Plant phylogeny.

Projects in progress

Genotyping of the Landolt Duckweed Collectionn
Start date: 01/08/2021   End date: 31/07/2024

Landolt Duckweed Collection

Milano
Laura Morello

Project duration:
01/08/2021 - 31/07/2024
Financing body:
Landolt Duckweed Collection
Project research leader:
Laura Morello
Headquarters:
Milano

Genotyping of the Landolt Duckweed Collectionn


The project is aimed at the genotyping, through plastid and nuclear molecular markers (TBP), of the whole collection of small aquatic macrophytes (Lemnaceae) known under the name of Landolt Duckweed Collection and currently managed by Dr Lammler in Zurich. This historical collection, the largest in Europe, includes about 500 clones of the 36 known duckweed species, coming from five continents. Accessions have been mostly characterized on a morphological basis, which may cause a high rate of misclassifications in some species, owing to the simplified structure of these tiny plants and the high similarity between some species.

Since long used as environmental bioindicators, duckweeds and renowned for their phytoremediation capacity. Due to their extraordinary fast growth, duckweeds are one of the most promising new crops, under intensive study for energy production and as a source of high quality proteins for animal and human nutrition, already under evaluation as a novel food by EFSA.

Results will be useful to:

  • ascertain the classification of all clones, many of which are under study in many laboratories worldwide
  • evaluating inter and intraspecific biodiversity
  • contribute to duckweed taxonomy
  • understanding duckweed evolution.
sPATIALS3 - Improvement of agrifood productions and innovative technologies for a safer and more secure and sustainable nutrition
Start date: 01/02/2020   End date: 31/07/2022

Regione Lombardia

Milano, Lodi   Website

Francesca Sparvoli

Project duration:
01/02/2020 - 31/07/2022
Financing body:
Regione Lombardia
Project research leader:
Francesca Sparvoli
Headquarters:
Milano, Lodi
Project website:
Website

sPATIALS3 - Improvement of agrifood productions and innovative technologies for a safer and more secure and sustainable nutrition


sPATIALS3 is a technological and research hub involving 12 CNR Institutes belonging to 4 different Departments and 4 companies. Main objectives will be: obtainment of innovative food products improved for their nutritional and functional properties; provision and implementation of precision technologies to guarantee products quality, safety and traceability; development of innovative and eco-sustainable smart– and active-packaging to minimize and reuse wastes, where possible, and to increase food preservability; provision to consumers and producers of tools for results exploitation.

FNS-CLOUD: Food Nutrition and Security Cloud
Start date: 01/10/2019   End date: 30/09/2023

EU REA - Research Executive Agency

Milano   Website

Diego Breviario

Project duration:
01/10/2019 - 30/09/2023
Financing body:
EU REA - Research Executive Agency
Project research leader:
Diego Breviario
Headquarters:
Milano
Project website:
Website

FNS-CLOUD: Food Nutrition and Security Cloud


In this project it is planned to implement a search engine demonstrator tailored for scientific food data. Couple food data with data on metrological tools.
Search and integrate food data within the FNS-Cloud.
Gives to users an overview of available data and organise them in a really useful way for them.

Projects completed

CERSAA17 - Identification of sequential polymorphisms, exclusive to Citrus x myrtifolia Savona ecotype or Chinotto di Savona
Start date: 28/08/2017   End date: 27/02/2018

Centro Di Sperimentazione e Assistenza Agricola (CERSAA)

Milano
Luca Braglia

Project duration:
28/08/2017 - 27/02/2018
Financing body:
Centro Di Sperimentazione e Assistenza Agricola (CERSAA)
Project research leader:
Luca Braglia
Headquarters:
Milano

CERSAA17 - Identification of sequential polymorphisms, exclusive to Citrus x myrtifolia Savona ecotype or Chinotto di Savona


The project aims to identify unique DNA polymorphisms charactering Citrus × myrtifolia, Savona ecotype (Chinotto di Savona) with particular attention to intronic sequences. The goal is to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms specific for the investigated ecotype, in order to genetically characterize it from other ecotypes spread throughout the country, encouraging cultivation and production.

RABoLa - Sustainable strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in dairy farming
Start date: 28/12/2018   End date: 27/12/2021

Regione Lombardia

Milano, Lodi   Website

Paola Cremonesi, Laura Morello

Project duration:
28/12/2018 - 27/12/2021
Financing body:
Regione Lombardia
Project research leader:
Paola Cremonesi, Laura Morello
Headquarters:
Milano, Lodi
Project website:
Website

RABoLa - Sustainable strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in dairy farming


The project, which involves different departments of the University of Milan (DISAA, DIMEVET, VESPA), researchers from the CNR ISPA and CNR IBBA and the DIANA Department of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Piacenza, aims the primary identification of operative practices for reducing the use of antibiotics in the dairy cow herds. During the study, operative protocols already preliminary tested (administration of Aloe arborescens, use of Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris in pre and post dipping, molecules to inhibit Prototheca spp) will be validated during the entire lactation cycle of the cows.

This project will allow breeders to take advantages of new nutraceutical strategies and alternatives to the use of antibiotics, to enhance the innate defences and reduce the incidence and severity of mastitis. The validation of an effective protocol for the selective drying of animals would lead to a reduction of the preventive use of antibiotics, in line with what is requested at European level.

Ticino Park Producers
Start date: 04/04/2019   End date: 03/08/2019

Camera di Commercio di Lodi, Milano e Monza

Milano   Website

Diego Breviario

Project duration:
04/04/2019 - 03/08/2019
Financing body:
Camera di Commercio di Lodi, Milano e Monza
Project research leader:
Diego Breviario
Headquarters:
Milano
Project website:
Website

Ticino Park Producers


Genetic authentication, done by the use of the FOODCODE platform, of the products of both plant and animal origin produced by the Consorzio dei produttori agricoli del Parco del Ticino. Data base construction and implementation. Release of a product specific QRcode and of a “DNA tested” label that guarantees the analysis   
CFPR 2019 - Contract with Consorzio Del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
Start date: 01/09/2019   End date: 31/12/2019

Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano

Milano
Diego Breviario

Project duration:
01/09/2019 - 31/12/2019
Financing body:
Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
Project research leader:
Diego Breviario
Headquarters:
Milano

CFPR 2019 - Contract with Consorzio Del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano


The botanic composition of feed samples provided by the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano has been assayed to verify its compliance with the dietary protocol of the livestock.
SAGEA - Genetic typing of hazelnut varieties (Corylus avellana L.) with the TBP (Tubulin-Based-Polymorphism) method
Start date: 01/01/2017   End date: 31/12/2018

Sagea Centro di Saggio srl

Milano
Luca Braglia

Project duration:
01/01/2017 - 31/12/2018
Financing body:
Sagea Centro di Saggio srl
Project research leader:
Luca Braglia
Headquarters:
Milano

SAGEA - Genetic typing of hazelnut varieties (Corylus avellana L.) with the TBP (Tubulin-Based-Polymorphism) method


The project aims to identify unique and distinct genetic profiles for different hazelnut varieties through the TBP method. The creation of a dedicated database collecting genetic profiles of different hazelnut varieties ensures, through its consultation, the products authenticity of the whole corilicultural chain.
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