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.
Physicist Roberto Buizza will deliver his talk “Climate Change: how can we motivate transformation?” on Monday, May 11, 1.00 pm, at the Stockholm University webinar “The Bert Bolin CLimate Lecture 2020” annual lecture series honoring the memory of Professor Bert Bolin
We all need to rely on accurate medical information about Covid-19 and avoid unregulated online news sources, false posts, bad advice or fake news. As well as promoting good advice, the #stopcodiv19 team comprising 25 Medical and Biotechnology students from the University of Pisa, Sant’Anna School and Scuola Normale Superiore have been fighting fake news and misinformation about the virus in the media and online, checking out national and international health centers for disease control and prevention
Sharing images and video content, the Sant’Anna School’s social media accounts showcase the achievements and interests of students and researchers Elena Vivaldi and Camilla Moonen from the Dirpolis Institute (Law, Politics and Development) and the Life Sciences Institute who contributed to the Day of Solidarity events