Significant results
In the mid '80s, the first winter variety of barley named Arda was bred. This was the first significant achievement of the section. Since then, numerous relevant results have been obtained in molecular genetics, cloning and characterization of useful genes, quality traceability and security, functional foods and malting quality. more

Current lines of research
In our Centre, there are several lines of research: genomics, mapping traits, molecular breeding, functional genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, molecular breeding, food quality, plant physiology and phenotyping, biodiversity. more


The Genomics Research Centre holds a collection of more than one hundred barley mutants.

Our contacts

Genomics Research Centre
Via S. Protaso, 302
29017 Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC) - ITALY
+39 0523 983758
+39 0523 983750
How to find us

We thank Renzo Alberici, Donata Pagani and Gianni Tacconi for setting up the picture collection.