The scientific mission of the Institute of Life Sciences covers two macro-areas:
- Agricultural Sciences and Plant Biotechnology
- Biomedical Sciences
Our aim is to provide a multifaceted and challenging scientific environment to a broad spectrum of students: undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD. Courses and research activities span from classical and molecular human and plant biology to preclinical and clinical sciences, plant biotechnology, food quality and nutraceutics, agroecology and agrobiodiversity, and novel sustainable agricultural systems. Strong emphasis is placed on technological innovation.
Lecturers have strong scientific expertise often acquired in a multidisciplinary international environment.
Research carried out in the macro-area Agricultural Sciences and plant Biotechnology addresses two main domains: plant sciences and agronomy, with a focus on various aspects of plant biology, food and energy crops, agrobiodiversity, and agroecosystem management.
Research carried out in the macro-area of Biomedical Sciences addresses the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system, the development of new diagnostic techniques, and the application of nanotechnology to medicine.
The Italian extra virgin olive oil is regarded as the best olive oil in the world. To enhance this positive public image and to strength the olive oil industry and the position of Italian olive oil sector in world markets, the EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Days event will be held in Verona (Veronafiere) on February 20-21, 2017
One of the objectives of the EU LIFE-REWAT project is to develop a strategy for integrated water resources management following a participatory approach. Major activities contributing to the achievement of the above mentioned objective include the design and delivery of regional trainings
Students of 2016 master's program in "Italian Wine and Global Markets”, promoted by Italian Sommelier Association (AIS) in cooperation with Sant'Anna School, University of Pisa, and University for Foreigners Siena, are invited to present their research project on Friday 3 February at 9.00 am during the degree ceremony