ISPA, CNR – Institute of Sciences of Food Production

The Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA), belonging to the Italian NationalResearch Council (CNR), is a centre of excellence, worldwide renowned, acting in the fields of scientific research, innovation and technology transfer aimed in particular to improve safety and quality of agro-food products. Among its main research fields, ISPA is involved in research on biology, chemistry, physiology and genetics of agriculturally important fungi and bacteria. It is also renowned for its expertise in the study of the production, biological characterization and biotechnological use of beneficial microorganisms and natural compounds for plant protection with methods having reduced environmental impact.