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.
On September 10, 2020, mayors, and representatives of City Council Authorities of Campiglia Marittima, Suvereto, and Piombino participated in an online conference to discuss water resources sustainable management in the Val di Cornia area together with Sant’Anna School researchers of the Life Sciences Institute who worked on the innovative blue infrastructures for water-related agroecosystem services as the main objective of the LIFE REWAT project
Students of the 6th Master Program “Italian Wine and Global Market” will benefit from a core of instructors with extensive experience; the emphasis is on the making of wine in Italy. The deadline for applications is 5 October 2020. This program serves the continuing education needs of wine industry professionals across the country. It has a special focus on career and networking opportunities: according to the AlmaLaurea Consortium statistics, employment rates were estimated between 65 to 85.7% (2015-2019)
With the core objective of presenting new approaches in higher education to photonics, circular economy and data science in healthcare, the virtual and in person Seasonal Schools offered at Sant’Anna School are aimed at giving Italian and international university and PhD students achieving the equivalent Italian scale average score of 27/30, a more intensive learning experience. Scholarships funded by the Foundation “Il Talento all’Opera” covering 50% of the tuition fee amount will be awarded to 4 students achieving highest grades in their course