Welcome to the Potato Breeding & Genomics Lab

Our lab is part of a larger group whose home is "Il Castello", located in the Royal Palace of the Department of Agriculture - University of Naples Federico II. "Il Castello" has several research units covering various aspects of plant genetics, breeding, genomics and transcriptomics.

Our research unit mainly works on potato (Solanum tuberosum) for 1) the identification and deployment of under-utilized sources of resistance and quality traits for breeding, and 2) understanding the genetic and molecular basis of autopolyploidization. These objectives are pursued through the exploitation and development of appropriate and advanced genomic tools.