Research and Innovation Centre

Modern facilities, a young, dynamic and international environment, scientific collaboration with institutions all over the world and specialist training programmes ensure the Centre flourishes within a global environment, encouraging the exchange of ideas and the development of innovation. San Michele is an authoritative point of reference in terms of producing knowledge, providing concrete spin-offs for the local area.

It supports the economy of Trentino by carrying out studies to improve agricultural and forestry products and safeguard the quality of life. It promotes the development of sustainable agriculture and the protection of biodiversity.

To pursue its mission, the Centre makes use of a modern and flexible structure based on three areas of research: Agriculture, Nutrition and the Environment, in their turn divided into activity programmes

developing research projects in relevant areas. Innovative technological platforms in the fields of computational biology, metabolomics, computational genomics, isotopic analysis, climate analysis, GIS and remote sensing have made it possible to achieve important results, recognised at international level.

6 genomes sequenced: grapevine (2007), apple and strawberry (2010), drosophila suzukii, raspberry and pear (2012)
More than 200 ISI publications, 5 patents, 1,000 m² of laboratories 

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