Institution name: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
The ENEA research Unit is a strongly multidisciplinary scientific group with expertise spacing from molecular plant virology to immunology and molecular farming. The Unit has fully equipped molecular biology laboratories, growth chambers, laminar flow hoods for microbiology use, plant tissue culture equipment (laminar flow biosafety cabinets, “biolistic” gun, microscopes), conventional greenhouses, as well as a 500 sqm P2 environmentally-contained greenhouse, a biosensor for the real time analysis of macromolecular interactions (Biacore X), several HPLCs and other related equipment. The Unit houses also a laboratory for Proteomic studies specialised in the analysis of genetically engineered plants. It is located at Casaccia Research Center, Roma, the ENEA’s largest complex of research and development facilities. The Centre has a wide range of competences and advanced equipments and instruments that operate in support of ENEA’s programs, but are also made available to the local and national scientific and business communities.
The research team is composed of the Project Coordinator, Dr. Selene Baschieri, three research scientists (Dr. Carla Marusic, Chiara Lico and Marcello Donini) and a PhD student.