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IBBR webinars / Food metagenomics as a new frontier for authentication and traceability: application of next generation sequencing on food products

(Nov 24, 2021)

Food frauds, including mislabeling and adulteration, are constantly increasing in almost all food supply chains with many negative economic, social and health implications, raising consumers’ concerns on food integrity. Food authentication and traceability are becoming one of the most important challenges worldwide and they can include topics such as precise identification of raw ingredients, geographical origin and detection of species or breed/variety. Among the analytical methods that can be apply to monitor and to guarantee food authenticity, metagenomics and other omic-based massive molecular tools can help in this context. Indeed, all foodstuffs contain several DNAs which provide a unique molecular fingerprinting that can be mined to obtain information on the biological origin (i.e. organisms, namely species, from which the food or its ingredients derives), geographical origin and contaminating pathogens, detecting not only the nature but also the safety of a food product, even if highly processed or complex. Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology looks to identify a strong and accurate tool for food authenticity: indeed, many NGS platforms with different properties are available and the rapid expansion of DNA sequencing has led to a rapid enlargement in sequence databases, useful for developing methodologies to improve food quality control testing and traceability.

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MAD Project / Mechanisms of Apomictic Development

(Nov 17, 2021)

L’apomissia è una via riproduttiva, alternativa a quella sessuale, secondo cui alcune piante sono in grado di generare, per seme, progenie geneticamente identiche alla pianta madre. Qualora introdotta nelle colture ad impollinazione incrociata (es il mais) l’apomissia potrebbe permettere agli agricoltori di riprodurre in proprio il seme ibrido svincolandosi così dalla necessità di ri-acquistare lo stesso seme dalle industrie semetiere. Il progetto MAD (Mechanisms of Apomictic Development) ha come scopo identificare i determinanti genetici dell’apomissia in alcune graminacee apomittiche naturali nella prospettiva di indurre tale via riproduttiva nelle coltivazioni per cui è importate la produzione di seme ibrido (es. mais e pomodoro) e, a lungo termine, nel riso. Il gruppo IBBR di Perugia partecipa a tale progetto con due linee di ricerca complementari tra di loro: 1) sequenziamento massivo del locus che controlla la riproduzione apomittica nelle graminacea Paspalum simplex e 2) analisi funzionale di geni già individuati come possibili determinanti della riproduzione apomittica nella stessa specie.


IBBR webinars / UNIMORE MICROBIAL CULTURE COLLECTION (UMCC) as a platform for selection and preservation of microorganisms useful for food and industrial application

(Nov 10, 2021)

In Italy, the food and beverage industry represents the third most important sector of the national manufacturing sector in terms of added value produced. Even during the emergency due to Covid-19, the Italian food industry has proven to be a sector capable of supporting the Country’s economy, while highlighting the strong need to urgently develop a pluriannual plan of actions able to promote investments for technological innovations. Indeed, there is a growing consumers awareness towards food quality, food safety and health aspects. Moreover, a strong preference for "clean label" foods with high added value and low environmental impact has emerged. In this regard, the study and preservation of microbial biodiversity are fundamental for the research and biotechnological applications of microorganisms in various fields, including food. In fact, some microbial cultures are particularly useful to produce enzymes, antibiotics, prebiotics, probiotics, polymers, antimicrobial agents and much more. Therefore, the qualified microbial collections have a fundamental role in research, selection and preservation of microorganisms of food interest. Among the Italian collections, UMCC located in Reggio Emilia (Italy) and belonging to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Department of Life Sciences), boasts a long experience in the acquisition, study and ex-situ conservation of “authenticated biological material" and associated genomic data, with the aim of offering services to support research, teaching and technology transfer to industry and private institutions. Specifically, UMCC holds about 3000 microbial cultures including yeasts, lactic acid bacteria and acetic acid bacteria ( used for the implementation of functional starter cultures to be applied in food and industrial fermentation processes. UMCC is an internationally recognized collection, affiliated to the World Federation for Culture Cultures (WFCC) and the European Culture Collection Organization (ECCO). Moreover, UMCC is one of the five founding partners of the Joint Research Unit MIRRI-IT ( ) and is involved in the European project Horizon 2020-IS_MIRRI21 aimed at the development of a pan-European research infrastructure for access to collections of certified microorganisms and their derivatives.

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IBBR webinars / Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1): an eclectic immunoregulatory enzyme

(Oct 08, 2021)

IBBR webinars (October 8, 2021) Maria Teresa Pallotta, University of Perugia (Italy) - Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) catalyzes the initial rate-limiting step in the degradation of the essential amino acid tryptophan along the kynurenine pathway. When discovered more than 50 years ago, IDO1 was thought to be an effector molecule capable of mediating a survival strategy based on the deprivation of bacteria and tumor cells of the essential amino acid tryptophan. After 1998, when tryptophan catabolism was discovered to be crucially involved in the maintenance of maternal T cell tolerance, IDO1 has become the focus of several researchers around the world. Indeed, IDO1 is now considered as an authentic immune regulator not only in pregnancy, but also in autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammation, and tumor immunity. However, in the last years, a bulk of new information - including structural, biologic, and functional evidence - on IDO1 has come to light. For instance, we now know that IDO1 has a peculiar conformational plasticity and, in addition to a complex and highly regulated catalytic activity, is capable of performing a non-enzymic function that reprograms the expression profile of immune cells towards a highly immunoregulatory phenotype.

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IBBR webinars / CRISPR-Cas - State of the Art

(Sep 22, 2021)

IBBR webinars (September 22, 2021) John van der Oost, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences - Wageningen (Netherlands)

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IBBR webinars / Biopolymers as an alternative to synthetic polymers for sustainable food packaging applications

(Jul 14, 2021)

IBBR webinars (July 14, 2021) Hossein Haghighi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - The recent sharp increase of sensitivity towards environmental issues arising from plastic packaging has boosted interest in alternative sustainable packaging materials. This new trend promotes the industrial exploitation of knowledge on bioplastics. Bioplastics referred to plastics obtained from renewable resources (biobased), plastics that are biodegradable and/or compostable, or materials that feature both properties. In this context, biopolymers derived from renewable resources have been proposed as the future generation of packaging materials. In addition, biopolymer films are an excellent matrix for incorporating a wide variety of functional additives such as antioxidants and antimicrobials compounds leading to improve in food quality and extend shelf life. Our research group at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia aims to develop films and coating formulations based on biopolymers enriched with different antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds and characterize their microstructural, mechanical, barrier, optical, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties for their potential applications as food packaging materials

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IBBR webinars / Enzymes discovery and characterization: microbial hydrolases for sustainable bioprocesses and novel applications

(Jun 23, 2021)

IBBR webinars (June 23, 2021) Nicola Curci, CNR-IBBR Naples - The development of sustainable processes and the social necessity to shift towards a circular bioeconomy have increased the demand for biocatalysts in biotechnology to support industrial processes. The discovery of novel enzymes with higher activity and stability than those of catalysts already available paves the way for improving current industrial bioprocesses and developing novel applications. Microbial enzymes represent the bulk of the enzyme market, being more active and stable, producing high yield, and microorganisms represent an easily exploitable source by modern metagenomics technique. Among the more sought-after enzymes for industrial and biotechnological purposes, glycoside hydrolases (GHs) and, in particular, those coming from hyperthermophiles are employed in several industrial sectors and have boosted their impact in this field. In this frame, my work focused on different strategies to identify novel enzymes and evaluate several GH activities for their potential exploitation in biotechnological applications. The exploration of microbial consortia populating the Pisciarelli solfatara through a shotgun metagenomic approach led to identifying the microbial composition of two mud pools in the extreme environment and 586 putative sequences for Carbohydrate Active enZymes (CAZymes). In this work, I focused on the characterization of a novel enzyme of family GH109 with a previously unreported β-N-acetylglucosaminide/β-glucoside specificity. While, in the frame of lignocellulose biomasses degradation, the characterization of the mechanism of action of three thermostable GHs (LacS, XylS, and SsαFuc) from the hyperthermophilic archaeon S. solfataricus on xyloglucan oligosaccharides showed the excellent operational stability at 65°C and pH 5.5 of the three enzymes. SsαFuc was able to remove all fucose residues, while LacS and XylS showed a strong synergy for the hydrolysis of these substrates

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IBBR webinars / O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase (AGT): lights on the scene

(Jun 09, 2021)

IBBR webinars (June 09, 2021) Rosanna Mattossovich, CNR-IBBR Napoli - Cellular DNA is subjected to covalent modifications by intracellular chemical compounds and coming from the external environment. Alkylating agents are reactive molecules transferring chemical groups to nucleobases causing alterations in their functions. AGTs are enzymes which mainly remove alkyl adducts from the O6-position of guanines from DNA, by a peculiar irreversible reaction. Although their evolutive function represents the major factor in contrasting the effects of alkylating agents on DNA, on the other side the human representative of this class of enzymes (hMGMT) has a crucial clinical importance, because it contrasts the effect of chemotherapy’s based on alkylating agents, making tumor cells resistant. For these reasons. the development of hMGMT inactivators/inhibitors to be used in combination with this kind of chemotherapy is constantly evolving. As a consequence, rapid and reliable tests are needed for the measure of the methyltransferase activity. To this aim, DNA nanotechnology offers the possibility to create DNA nanodevices to monitor DNA repair activity. In this work, I present a new class of DNA-based substrates that, upon enzymatic DNA repair by AGTs, could undergo a conformational switch, followed by a change in a fluorescent signal. Such folding-uponrepair DNA single strand oligonucleotides, called DNA-nanoswitches, are synthetic DNA sequences containing as O6-methyl-guanine (O6-MeG) nucleobases, as well as a FRET fluorophores optical pair. These molecules are canonical DNA duplex, but they are rationally designed so that only upon enzymatic repair by demethylation of the O6-MeG nucleobases they can form stable intramolecular Hoogsteen interactions and fold into a DNA triplex structure, which is optically different from the initial DNA duplex form. I have characterized the folding mechanism induced by the enzymatic repair activity through fluorescent experiments and then I demonstrated that the folding-upon-repair DNA nanoswitches are universal AGTs’ substrates, successfully applying to several enzymes, including the hMGMT, the bacterial E. coli AdaC, and the archaea Saccharolobus solfataricus AGT. These innovative substrates will allow the high-throughput screening of alkylated DNA containing biological samples, as well as the selection of novel potential hMGMT inhibitors for cancer studies

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IBBR webinars / Nanotechnologies: an eco-impactless approach in the agri-food field monitoring

(May 26, 2021)

IBBR webinars (May 26, 2021) Estefanía Núñez Carmona, UOS Sesto Fiorentino - In the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations to be reached by 2030 and Europeans Call as the Green Deal and Horizon Europe Nanotechnologies will play a key role in the future industrial and agri food sector development with an environment conservative perspective. Nanotechnology is a broad concept that could have several applications in the Agri-food sector. In particular this work represents the merging of tailor made nanostructured MOS gas sensors and a branch of metabolomics known as volatilomics to ensure the quality and safety in the agri food sector and the environmental monitoring. Furthermore, we have developed a new generation of sensors that will contribute to the aforementioned objectives, from a green, innovative and 0 environmental impact perspective. This new generation of sensors is called BC-MOS Bacterial Cellulose biobased metal oxide nanostructured gas sensors. BC-MOS and are based in the collaboration of 2 kind of nanotechnology the one grow by nature, bacterial cellulose and the second created by humans, metal oxide semiconductors. The prototypes showed good response to gas tests at room temperature, demonstrating the possibility to use bacterial cellulose as eco and environmentally friendly composite material for, but not limited to, chemical sensors from a green, innovative and zero impact perspective, which are able to work at room temperature

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IBBR webinars / DNA nanotechnology: four players, one rule, many possibilities

(May 13, 2021)

IBBR webinars (May 12, 2021) Barbara Saccà, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) - Structural DNA nanotechnology is probably one of the most successful chemical methods of the past 40 years to achieve control of matter distribution at the nanometer scale. In particular, the DNA origami approach demonstrated to be a robust and versatile method for the construction of DNA objects of almost any desired shape and size, thus offering numerous opportunities in diverse scientific disciplines. We employ DNA origami tools to construct simplified models of complex biological systems, where single structural and functional parameters can be manipulated in a completely predictable fashion. Our scientific ambition is to gain a better understanding of fundamental aspects of biological self-assembly and to use this knowledge for the generation of biomimetic materials with customized properties. After a short introduction on DNA nanotechnology and particularly on the DNA origami method, I will show our recent results on three major aspects of natural self-assembling systems: (i) their capacity to self-assemble into hierarchical high-ordered structures; (ii) their capability to respond to the external environment by changing their shape; and finally (iii) their role as encaging systems, to control the spatio-temporal location and possibly the energetics of chemical reactions.

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IBBR webinars / Population genetics meets dendrochronology: joint approaches to explore growth and reproductive dynamics in forest tree species

(Apr 28, 2021)

IBBR webinars (Apr 28, 2021) Camilla Avanzi, IBBR/UOS Sesto Fiorentino - Reproductive dynamics have a major role for the maintenance, demography and adaptation of forest tree populations. Understanding which individuals have a higher reproductive success, and why, is therefore crucial to predict the evolutionary trajectory of tree populations, especially in fragmented landscapes and/or in stressful environmental conditions. The development of parentage analysis methods and polymorphic genetic markers has allowed plant biologists to get reliable estimates of lifetime reproductive success. Nonetheless, the determinants of reproductive success, as well as their interactions, are still largely under-documented. In particular, the relationship between growth and reproduction has been rarely assessed, except for using rough measures of diameter to be regressed against reproductive success. Such relationship is a promising aspect to be investigated more in details, mainly because of the tight trade-offs existing between growth and reproduction, and the major consequences they both have on evolutionary dynamics. In this seminar, I will illustrate how we proposed to distil the myriad of information embedded in tree-ring data into a set of tree-ring based phenotypic traits to be investigated as potential drivers of reproductive success in forest trees. By using a cross-disciplinary approach that combines parentage analysis and a thorough dendrophenotypic characterisation of putative parents, we assessed sex-specific relationships between such dendrophenotypic traits (i.e., age, growth rate and parameters describing sensitivity to climate and to extreme climatic events) and reproductive success in Norway spruce (Picea abies), one of the most relevant European conifer. We reconstructed parent-offspring relationships between 604 seedlings and 518 adult trees sampled within five populations from southern and central Europe. We found that individual female and male reproductive success was positively associated with tree growth rate and age. Female reproductive success was also positively influenced by the correlation between growth and the mean temperature of the previous vegetative season. Overall, our results showed that Norway spruce individuals with the highest fitness are those who are able to keep high-growth rates despite potential growth limitations caused by reproductive costs and climatic limiting conditions. Identifying such functional links between individual ecophysiological behaviours and their evolutionary gain would increase our understanding on how natural selection shapes the genetic composition of forest tree populations over time

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IBBR webinars / O6-alkylguanine-DNA Alkyltransferase (AGT): when Nature meets Biotechnology

(Feb 17, 2021)

IBBR webinars (Feb 17, 2021) Rosa Merlo, IBBR/UOS Napoli - O6 -alkylguanine-DNA-alkyltransferases (AGT or OGT, EC are small enzymes involved in the removal of alkyl groups from the damaged DNA, through an irreversible single-step reaction . This mechanism led to the development of useful biotechnological tools for the specific labelling of proteins , such as the so-called SNAP-tag® technology from New England Biolabs ( SNAP-tag® allows the indirect covalent labelling with a desired chemical group L (previously conjugated to its substrate) of a protein of interest (POI) , without affecting the activity and stability of the latter. Since the SNAP-tag® is based on a peculiar enzyme and on particular substrates, we improved and expanded this technology by operating on both: i) synthesis and purification procedures of each SNAP-substrate are necessary steps, thus increasing time and costs, with a risk to lower the catalytic activity of this protein-tag. To get over this issue, we propose a revision of this technique, by developing a chemo-enzymatic approach with a selected azide-based SNAP-substrate (BGSN); ii) the growing demand to apply this type of protein-tag to extreme conditions and in (hyper)thermophilic organisms, led to look for AGTs from hot sources, because SNAP-tag® is a mesophilic enzyme. Therefore, from the archaeon Saccharolobus solfataricus (SsOGT) and from Pyrococcus furiosus (PfuOGT) we identified, characterized and then engineered new AGTs, leading to the first (hyper)thermo-SNAP-tags known so far, opening new perspectives and further widening the applications of the SNAP-technology

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IBBR webinars / New insights in bone biology from exome sequencing of rare skeletal diseases

(Jan 13, 2021)

IBBR webinars (Jan 13, 2021) Eleonora Palagano, IBBR/UOS Sesto Fiorentino - Whole exome sequencing (WES) is a powerful tool to identify new molecules involved in skeletal homeostasis. In particular we used WES to establish the molecular diagnosis of two particular skeletal diseases: osteopetrosis and the acrofrontofacionasal dysostosis 1 (AFFND1). The osteopetroses are a group of rare bone diseases characterized by increased bone density due to the failure in bone resorption. Due to their genetic heterogeneity, WES represents a valuable strategy to identify the genetic defect and to help in the differential diagnosis. Regarding AFFND1, this is an extremely rare syndrome, comprising facial and skeletal abnormalities, short stature and intellectual disability. WES found a novel truncating mutation in the neuroblastoma-amplified sequence (NBAS) gene in two patients. This mutation impaired NBAS functions in HEK293T cells overexpressing the truncated NBAS protein. Furthermore, we demonstrated that NBAS expression in mouse embryos was compatible with a role in bone and brain development and that the depletion of endogenous z-nbas in fish embryos resulted in defective morphogenesis of chondrogenic cranial skeletal elements. Overall, we provided evidence supporting the hypothesis of a causative role of the mutated NBAS gene in the pathogenesis of AFFND1. In conclusion, we effectively exploited WES in the genetic diagnosis of rare skeletal diseases. We also highlighted potential limitations of this approach, specifically with respect to deep intronic mutations and synonymous changes, and underlined the importance to complement WES with analysis at the transcript level and functional validation.

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Focus / NutrAge: Anche il cibo si evolve (R. Defez)

(Nov 22, 2020)

Se è vero che oggi siamo in grado di produrre cibo in quantità e di qualità impensabili anche solo poche generazioni fa, ora bisogna seriamente pensare a come poter sfamare nel futuro una popolazione mondiale che, a detta degli esperti, nel 2050 dovrebbe essere pari a dieci miliardi. Un’analisi che deve passare necessariamente per l’agricoltura integrata, ossia un sistema agricolo di produzione contraddistinto da un basso impatto ambientale, ottenuto da una parte tramite l’utilizzo coordinato e razionale di tutti i fattori della produzione e dall’altra dal minimo ricorso a mezzi che hanno un impatto sia sull’ambiente che sulla salute dei consumatori. Affronteremo questo tema con Roberto Defez, direttore del laboratorio di biotecnologie microbiche all’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse del CNR di Napoli. Dal 1985 si occupa delle associazioni tra batteri del suolo e piante leguminose o cereali.


IBBR webinars / Olive in changing climate

(Nov 11, 2020)

IBBR webinars (Nov 11, 2020) Soraya Mousavi, IBBR/UOS Perugia - Cultivated olive (Olea europaea L. subsp. europaea var. europaea), covering more than eight million hectares, is one of the main perennial oil crops worldwide. Traditionally cultivated in the Mediterranean area, olive is now experiencing a great expansion to new and different areas of south Asia, Oceania, South Africa and the Americas. In the Mediterranean, considered particularly sensitive to global climate change, olive cultivation is going to face the challenges posed by the new climate scenarios. In this context, knowledge about the plant reaction to different environmental constraints represents a relevant support for defining new cultivation strategies. In this context, the olive research group of IBBR Perugia has undertaken an extensive research aimed at evaluating the genetic potential of this species in terms of tolerance to drought and salt stresses, modification of fruit metabolic composition, with particular reference to lipid and phenolic compounds and plant response to increasing winter temperatures in terms of flowering and geographical distribution of inter-incompatible varieties. On this regard, we report here the main results obtained in identifying QTLs involved in environmental stress tolerance, developing molecular tools for markers assisted selection, discovering candidate genes and epialleles involved in abiotic stress tolerance and fatty acid synthesis under different environmental conditions, selecting most promising stress tolerant cultivars and microbial consortia to provide new tools supporting sustainable cultivation of olive trees

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FB Watch / Luppolo Made in Italy: la Filiera del Luppolo italiano

(Oct 25, 2020)

Il 29 ottobre 2020 nel Convegno “Luppolo Made in Italy: la Filiera del Luppolo italiano” partiremo da questo racconto della strada fatta e degli obbiettivi raggiunti, per poi parlare del futuro, della nostra visione di una Filiera moderna e competitiva, pienamente sostenibile dal punto di vista economico, sociale e ambientale.


IBBR webinars / The chemical ecology of Bagrada hilaris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

(Oct 21, 2020)

IBBR webinars (Oct 21, 2020) Salvatore Guarino, IBBR/UOS Palermo - Semiochemicals are involved in mediating a wide range of insects behaviors, from intraspecific communication (pheromones) to the location of food and oviposition source (allelochemicals). Here we explore the chemical ecology of the stink bug Bagrada hilaris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), a pest of brassicaceae native from Africa and Asia and invasive in USA. At intraspecific level, observation evidenced that male volatiles, mainly constituted by (E)-2-octenyl acetate, attract females conspecific. At interspecific level it was observed that B. hilaris exploit specific key plant volatiles to locate preferred host plant. One of these volatiles was identified as a diterpene hydrocarbon of new observation and named brassicadiene

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Senato TV: Consegna del premio "Guido Dorso" per la ricerca a R. Defez

(Oct 12, 2020)

Lunedi 12 ottobre sono stati consegnati, presso la Sala Zuccari di Palazzo Giustiniani, i premi "Guido Dorso", promossi dall’omonima associazione presieduta da Nicola Squitieri. L’iniziativa - patrocinata dal Senato della Repubblica, dal Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche e dall’Università degli studi di Napoli "Federico II" - segnala dal 1970 contestualmente giovani studiosi del nostro Mezzogiorno e personalità del mondo istituzionale, economico, scientifico e culturale che "hanno contribuito con la loro attività a sostenere le esigenze di sviluppo e di progresso del Sud".


Radio Radicale / Biotecnologie verdi, precauzione, benefici e legislazione

(Oct 05, 2020)

XVII Congresso dell’Associazione Luca Coscioni: Panel congressuale “Biotecnologie verdi, precauzione, benefici e legislazione”. Presenta: Marco Perduca (Coordinatore delle Attività internazionali dell’Associazione Luca Coscioni). Introduce e modera: Roberto Defez (Biotecnologo del CNR, Membro dell’Accademia Nazionale dell’Agricoltura). Interventi di: Vittoria Brambilla (Ricercatrice presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano “La Statale”), Elena Fattori (Senatrice, Commissione Agricoltura e produzione agroalimentare), Eddo Rugini (Vice-Presidente accademia nazionale dell’olivo e dell’olio), Deborah Piovan (Agricoltore e portavoce di Cibo per la Mente), Matteo Lasagna (Vicepresidente della Giunta Esecutiva Confederale di Confagricoltura),Dino Scanavino (Presidente Cia-Agricoltori).


YouTube / Un peptide per amico

(Feb 10, 2019)

I Peptidi sono molecole intelligenti, veri e propri antibiotici naturali. Conoscete i peptidi? Eppure sono molecole importantissime per la nostra salute, capaci di combattere in modo naturale le infiammazioni batteriche, riducendo il bisogno di antibiotici. Sul tema sono in corso studi ed esperimenti scientifici, ne abbiamo parlato con la Dottoressa Gianna Palmieri, dell’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse - CNR Napoli. Video di Claudio Metallo.


TG3 Umbria / Risorse Genetiche dell’Olivo

(Jul 04, 2018)

E’ partita la campagna sociale della Tgr dedicata a terre e sapori, in collaborazione con il Touring Club. Ci sono migliaia di varietà di Olivo, alcune raccolte dagli istituti del CNR di Perugia e conservate in vaso per tanti anni, ora piantate in un campo. Intervista a Luciana Baldoni Ricercatrice CNR e a Luciano Concezzi del Parco Tecnologico Agroalimentare Umbria.


STUDIO APERTO / Spedizione CNR in Antartide

(Jan 10, 2018)

Servizio giornalistico andato in onda su TGCOM24 (17/12/2017), TG5 (19/12/2017) e STUDIO APERTO (08/01/2018) relativo alle attività condotte presso la base italiana in Antartide. Partecipa alla missione Daniela Coppola, biotecnologa in servizio presso l’IBBR/CNR di Napoli.


RAI News / Basta la salute. Bufale e pregiudizi

(Jan 04, 2018)

Intervista sulla controversa questione del glifosato a Roberto Defez, ricercatore in servizio presso l’IBBR/CNR di Napoli, andata in onda nell’ambito del servizio "Basta la Salute: Bufale e pregiudizi" del giornalista Gerardo D’Amico di Rai News 24.


YouTube / La settimana della Biodiversità Pugliese

(May 19, 2017)

Settimana dedicata alla biodiversità in Puglia, dal 18 al 26 maggio 2017, tra mostre, convegni, presentazioni di libri, visite guidate ai campi e alle aziende, laboratori didattici e tanto altro per celebrare la "Giornata nazionale della Biodiversità"


YouTube / Una luce in fondo al pozzo

(Mar 04, 2017)

I bambini della classe IVa della scuola primaria "All’avventura con Tizi" di Nola (NA) raccontano l’incredibile storia di Vincenzo Tiberio, lo scienziato che scoprì la penicillina 30 anni prima di Fleming.


TEDxCNR / Gli scienziati italiani non vengono ascoltati perché non hanno voce

(Nov 18, 2016)

Perché la scienza è così distante dalla società? E perché ci sono in Italia così tante bufale scientifiche? Gli scienziati italiani non vengono ascoltati perché non hanno voce. Un intervento di Roberto Defez (IBBR/CNR - Napoli) all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma dell’8 Ottobre 2016, nell’ambito dell’iniziativa TEDxCNR.

Source: / XI Convegno Nazionale sulla Biodiversità

(Jul 20, 2016)

POLICOROTV.IT WEBTV - "Biodiversità e Intensificazione Ecosostenibile", a Matera l’XI° Convegno Nazionale sulla Biodiversità con più di 300 ricercatori da tutta Italia.


YouTube / Convegno SaveGrainPuglia

(Dec 09, 2015)

Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin, direttore dell’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse (IBBR) del CNR, intervistato a margine del convegno "SaveGrainPuglia", tenutosi il 28/29 settembre 2015.


YouTube / Convegno SaveGrainPuglia

(Dec 09, 2015)

Gaetano Laghetti, responsabile del progetto e ricercatore dell’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse (IBBR) del CNR di Bari, intervistato a margine del convegno "SaveGrainPuglia", tenutosi il 28/29 settembre 2015.


CNR WebTV / Piante e popoli, compagni di viaggio da millenni

(Oct 27, 2015)

I popoli che si spostano portano con sé la loro cultura ma anche le loro piante, generando così nuovi cibi e modificando gli equilibri bio-culturali. Ad affrontare il complesso e affascinante argomento, il convegno "Migrazione di uomini e piante", coordinato da Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin, direttore dell’Istituto di bioscienze e biorisorse (Ibbr) del Cnr, in collaborazione con Sveva Avveduto dell’Istituto di ricerche sulla popolazione e le politiche sociali (Irpps).


YouTube / Convegno SaveGrainPuglia

(Oct 27, 2015)

Francesco Bellino, responsabile misura 214 PSR 2007-2014 della Regione Puglia, intervistato a margine del convegno "SaveGrainPuglia", tenutosi il 28/29 settembre 2015.


YouTube / Convegno SaveGrainPuglia

(Oct 27, 2015)

Angela Rosa Piergiovanni, referente sezione leguminose del progetto e ricercatore presso l’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse (IBBR) del CNR di Bari, intervistata a margine del convegno "SaveGrainPuglia", tenutosi il 28/29 settembre 2015.


YouTube / Convegno SaveGrainPuglia

(Oct 27, 2015)

Benedetta Margiotta, referente sezione cereali del progetto e ricercatore presso l’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse (IBBR) del CNR di Bari, intervistata a margine del convegno "SaveGrainPuglia", tenutosi il 28/29 settembre 2015.


CNR Web TV / 30 anni di cooperazione del CNR in Africa

(Oct 27, 2015)

Il Cnr è presente in Senegal da circa 30 anni e supporta lo sviluppo di un comparto fondamentale per l’economia di questo paese, come l’agricoltura. Una presenza che si è sostanziata in diversi progetti attivati da vari istituti, tra cui l’IBIMET, al quale afferisce il Dott. Andrea Di Vecchia, responsabile del progetto PAPSEN, e l’IBBR, al quale afferisce il Dott. Marco Manzelli.


PolicoroTV / Val Bio Luc Tutela della Biodiversità in Basilicata

(Oct 27, 2015)

Tutela della Biodiversità di leguminose tradizionali degli ambienti lucani e valorizzazione mediante innovazioni agronomiche, nutraceutiche e di mercato. I risultati del progetto.


RAI 2 / NAUTILUS - Gli studi sulle conifere

(Feb 25, 2015)

Gli studi sulle conifere, con Giovanni G. Vendramin (Direttore IBBR-CNR), Andrea Piotti, Ilaria Spanu (in onda su RAI 2 / NAUTILUS 22 Feb 2015 Ore: 16:40)


Laboratorio ARCA-CNR del Centro Ricerca ed Impresa

(Jul 31, 2014)

Presentazione del Laboratorio ARCA, del Centro Ricerca ed Impresa del CNR, Area della Ricerca di Firenze. Laboratorio di ricerca multidisciplinare degli istituti IPP, IGV (ora IBBR) ed IVALSA. (Rif.: Dr. Marco Michelozzi)


CNR Web TV - MeioSys, per migliorare le specie vegetali

(May 22, 2014)

Si è tenuto a Napoli, presso la Stazione zoologica Anton Dohrn, il convegno di chiusura del progetto europeo MeyoSis. Scopo del progetto quello di offrire strategie di sviluppo per regolare il processo di ricombinazione in specie vegetali sia modello che per l’agricoltura. Intervista a Giovanni Vendramin Direttore dell’Istituto Bioscienze e Biorisorse e a Clara Conicella, ricercatrice nella sede di Portici.


CNR Web TV - Foreste OGM

(Mar 02, 2014)

Alberi geneticamente modificati, ma solo a scopo commerciale. Di questo si è parlato a Roma nella sala “Guglielmo Marconi” del CNR nel corso della conferenza finale del progetto COST alla presenza di studiosi, osservatori ed esperti del settore in arrivo da ogni parte del Mondo. L’importante appuntamento è stato aperto da Cristina Vettori dell’Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse. Prima la sperimentazione in serre-laboratorio poi il trasferimento all’aperto delle piantagioni particolarmente numerose nel nord Europa, in Canada, negli Stati Uniti e in Brasile. Le foreste transgeniche per la produzione di legname industrialmente utile non sarebbero pericolose per la salute dei consumatori.


COST Action FP0905 at ESOF 2012

(Jul 19, 2012)

On 12 July 2012, COST Action FP0905 “Biosafety of Forest Transgenic Trees” organised a session entitled “Planting the Seeds of Genetically Modified Trees” within ESOF 2012. COST was a proud supporter of ESOF 2012, Europe’s largest general science meeting. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland, from 11 to 15 July, it aimed to showcase the latest advances in science and technology, and promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy.



(Jul 11, 2011)


TGDIECI / Effetto degli OGM sulle coltivazioni autoctone (Progetto LIFE+ DEMETRA)

(May 12, 2010)

Servizio giornalistico di presentazione del progetto LIFE+DEMETRA, andato in onda su TGDIECI in data 12/05/2010


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