Strengthening the MIRRI Italian Research Infrastructure for Sustainable Bioscience and Bioeconomy
Microorganisms and microbiomes are crucial for several research areas and applications (e.g. agri-food, environmental, biotechnological, biomedical sectors). Indeed, as whole organisms or as products (enzymes, antibiotics, etc), they can be harnessed for the production of foods, pharmaceuticals, and fragrances, for agricultural processes, and in fighting climate change. The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) is the pan-European infrastructure in charge of the preservation, analysis, supply, and valorization of microbial resources and biodiversity. MIRRI has recently achieved the “Landmark” status on the European Strategy Forum on the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 and is working towards the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) status.
Contacts: Marco Beccuti
web site: http://www.mirri-it.it/