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.
The research team from the University of Pisa includes Davide Martini, Chiara Gabellini and Cecilia Pucci who is currently working at Sant’Anna School Institute of Life Sciences
The Master’s course is offered in partnership with University of Pisa, University for Foreigners of Siena, University of Siena and AIS, the Italian Association of Sommeliers. The course, in its 5th year, boasts graduates of 2015 (when the course was first launched) employment rate of 85.7% verified by AlmaLaurea Consortium