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.
Sant’Anna School has been ranked in the top 175 of the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings for life sciences and has improved its performance across agriculture and biotechnology subjects. This outstanding achievement reaffirms that Sant’Anna School represents a top educational experience in Italy
A new study by researchers of the University of Pisa and Sant’Anna Institute of Life Sciences in “Environmental Science and Pollution Research” journal assessed the ability to remove micro-pollutants from wastewater using herbaceous species and trees in constructed wetland systems
Susanna Bartolini, reseacher in arboriculture and fruit culture, as the project coordinator, and members of the National Federation of the Blind – Lucca, participated in the research project “Sensory pathways beyond sight” supported by Sant’Anna School Institute of Life Sciences