The Fondazione Edmund Mach in San Michele all'Adige is an institution with a history dating back more than 130 years, specialising in research, training and the transfer of technology in the agricultural, nutritional and environmental sectors. It has more than 800 employees, around a thousand students and course participants and is based in an area covering 120 hectares, with workshops, greenhouses, cultivated fields and classrooms. Its most important results include decoding of the vine genome, specifically Pinot Nero, in 2007. In 2010 the Foundation also sequenced the apple genome for the Golden Delicious variety, while sequencing of the wild strawberry genome followed in 2011. This type of scientific discovery extends the knowledge of plant species by at least a thousand times, making it possible to examine the natural and nutritional properties of the fruit in depth, evaluate environmental impact, explore biodiversity and obtain fruit naturally resistant to parasites/ diseases, avoiding the unnecessary use of chemical agents and agricultural techniques.


May 16, 2016

A protected and balanced immune systems thanks to the plants (Source: Fondazione Edmund Mach)

The team of scientists, coordinated by FEM in collaboration with immunologists from UniFI has unveiled a powerful bioactive capacity of plant microRNAs on the immune system.


June 05, 2013

FEM on the cover of "Genome Biology & Evolution"

Researchers of Edmund Mach Foundation obtained the cover of the May issue of "Genome Biology and Evolution" Read full article

May 13, 2013

How to plan change thanks to territorial skills

From last Friday Trentino- Alto Adige region can boast the active presence on its territory of the regional PMI Northern-Italy Branch. Read full article

May 09, 2013

Trentino- Alto Adige's Project Management Institute Branch

On May 10 in San Michele all'Adige, Trentino, will take place the event launching Trentino- Alto Adige's Project Management Institute Branch. Read full article

April 03, 2013

Future IPM: a success

In Riva del Garda the conference on the sustainable use of plant protection products, featuring 600 experts on the future of IPM, was a great success. Trentino-Alto Adige is one of the leaders in “green” plant protection. Read full article

March 26, 2013

Results of COSBI & FEM joint project on molecular modeling

A collaboration between COSBI and the Fondazione Mach has allowed to create a mathematical model of the process of flavonoid synthesis using genetic algorithms. Read full article

January 30, 2013

Trentino discovers a revolutionary crop protection product

The Fondazione Edmund Mach’s researchers discovered a revolutionary product for crop protection and, thanks to the support of Trentino Sviluppo, it will be marketed by Belchim Read full article

November 05, 2012

ENVIROCHANGE: the effect of climate change on agriculture

The ENVIROCHANGE project was funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento to understand the effect of climate change on agriculture in Trentino. The project focused on grape and apple production, but can be also extended to forest and natural environments. Read full article

November 02, 2012

RGC6 report: pear and raspberry's genome sequenced

The sixth international Rosaceous Genomics Conference -RGC6- took place in Trentino. In the event was also presented the recent sequencing of the two rosaceous fruits – pear and raspberry. Read full article

September 28, 2012

“The Chronicle” speaks about FEM

The most prestigious magazine in the world about education published last week an important article about scientific research in Trentino, with a focus for the Edmund Mach Foundation Read full article

September 19, 2012

Nomacorc adds Fondazione Mach as new academic partner

Nomacorc adds Fondazione Mach as new academic partner to expand oxygen management research program Read full article

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Fondazione Edmund Mach 

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I-38010 S. Michele all'Adige (TN) - ITALY 

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