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.
For the academic year 2019/2020, there are 60 positions for Ph.D. students covered with a corresponding number of scholarships, funded by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), and by external public and private bodies
On Friday, April 12 in Pisa researchers from the Sant'Anna School and the University of Cambridge will initiate a research program aimed at understanding our innate biological rhythms which help to regulate also sleep patterns, blood pressure, metabolism and body temperature
The Sant’Anna research team Gruppo Interazioni Pianta-Suolo supervised by Professor Laura Ercoli, has presented the FERTIBIO project on the production and applications of biofertilisers as renewable sources of plant nutrients “Sviluppo del processo produttivo dei fertilizzanti biologici e loro applicazione in diversi settori produttivi dell’agricoltura toscana”