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.
A Sant’Anna School team of 8 researchers from the agriculture department - Gruppo di Agroecologia (GOA), participated in the “First Agroecology Europe Forum”, which was held in Lyon (France) on 25-27 October 2017
A research article by the scientists of Translational Critical Care Medicine Unit (TrancriLab) at the Sant’Anna School Institute of Life Sciences was selected for the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association held in Anaheim- California, on 11-15 November 2017, which gathered more than 18,000 researchers from all over the world
The agreement was signed during Professor Pierdomenico Perata’s visit to the Pisa city Council on Monday, October 13th. Pisa, as an education and research network including 9 partner institutions, is built on the basis that the universities and the research activities gain from cooperation across organizations