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.
Paolo Bàrberi, professore associato di Agronomia e Coltivazioni Erbacee e coordinatore del Gruppo di Ricerca in Agroecologia della Scuola, è stato invitato come relatore dalla Commissione Europea ad un workshop sull'Agroecologia e la Politica Agricola Comunitaria (PAC). Il Workshop, dal titolo Agroecology in the EU, si è svolto a Bruxelles l'11 gennaio presso la sede del Direttorato Generale per l'Ambiente (DG-ENV) della Commissione.
Professor Luca Sebastiani and GREAT Robotics spinoff company will bring multimedia into the classrooms offering inspiration and university-level videos. Offered by the Institute of Life Sciences and the Biorobotics Institute, Sant’Anna School free educational website has videos in different subjects to provide a challenging and relevant education in sciences, both theoretical and practical