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.
This “HearToDate2017” two-day conference on June 22-24 will offer a unique focus on cardiovascular risk, cardiac disease, coronary heart disease, myocardial dysfunction, heart valve disease, arrhythmias, and arrhythmic complications
On June 22 at 9.15 pm, at the SantˈAnna School Science Café final event, Laura Montironi, engineering student at SantˈAnna School, will give her talk “Hyperloop: l’Italia in treno a 1000 chilometri all’ora” discussing her work on subsonic high-speed train reaching 1.000 km/h
Alice Trivellini received the “Pistoia Giovani e Ricerca Scientifica 2016” grant award. The project focused on the polyphenolic components of dragon fruit and nutraceuticals to boost the agro-food manufacturing in Pistoia area