Charge fluctuations, a new property in superconductors

Press note 05/09/2019

An experiment conducted jointly at the ESRF European Synchrotron Radiation Facility by the Politecnico di Milano, National Research Council, the Università La Sapienza di Roma and the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg has revealed a new property of cuprates, so-called  high critical temperature superconductors. The study is published in Science

Water droplet encased by polymer membrane

Press review 12/08/2019

Encapsulation of micro-objects with a polymeric membrane is desired in many applications such as pharmaceutics and microelectronics. This is currently achieved through three-dimensional (3D) printing, lithography, or microfluidics. These are demanding techniques. For example, microfluidics requires oil–water interfaces that may not be compatible with the chemistry of a drug. The research teams are proposing an unusual and very efficient alternative, using polymer solutions. The “quick liquid packaging” method they developed was published in Science Advances. The approach stands out for its simplicity. It relies on surface tension and the need for two non-miscible solutions to minimize their interfacial energy

Farmers squeezed by olive tree disease sell presses

Press review 05/08/2019

Farmers in Puglia are selling their olive oil presses after a deadly bacterial disease (Xylella) infected 20 million olive trees, devastating a vital sector of Italian agriculture and causing more than £1 billion of damage. Pierfederico La Notte, a researcher of Cnr-Ipsp, is  seeking a cure

4th HBP student conference on interdisciplinary brain research

Event from 21/01/2020 to 23/01/2020

Cnr co-organizes the 4th HBP student conference on interdisciplinary brain research, an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of science relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP)

The legislation and the Governement of complexity: inter-institutional dialogue and citizen participation

Institutional area

On June 28th, 2019, at the Palazzo Pica Alfieri in L'Aquila, as part of an event promoted by the Chamber of Deputies and the Conference of Presidents of the Legislative Assemblies of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces, the 2017-2018 Report on legislation between the State, Regions and the European Union was presented, edited by the Observatory on the legislation of the Chamber of Deputies. Cnr-Issirfa has developed the part on the 'Trends and problems of regional legislation' that highlights some significant aspects of the trends and problems emerging in the legislation of the Regions, with implications on their political-administrative organization

Ecoss Project

Institutional area

The Cnr Institute of marine sciences is the lead partner of 'Ecoss project': the goal is to establish an ecological observing system in the Adriatic Sea, shared between Italy and Croatia, able to integrate ecological and oceanographic research and monitoring with Natura 2000 conservation strategies


Institutional area

Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results

D4Science Infrastructure

Institutional Area

D4Science is an open data infrastructure developed by Cnr-Isti, connecting over 4000 scientists in +50 countries, integrating +50 heterogeneous data providers, executing +55,000 models & algorithms/month; providing access to over a billion quality records in repositories worldwide. D4Science hosts +100 Virtual Research Environments to serve the biological, ecological, environmental, social mining, culture heritage, and statistical communities world-wide

Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

Institutional Area

For a research institution such as Cnr, the EU Research Framework Programmes (FP) represent a fundamental tool to complement its institutional activities as well as to build and strengthen its scientific partnerships. This position paper introduces the Cnr priorities in terms of 'mission' within Horizon Europe (FP9)

Cnr: 95 years of future


On November 2018, Cnr marked its 95th anniversary: a special ceremony was organised in the Cnr Rome headquarters, attended by major institutional representative

The Bluemed italian paper

Institutional area

An overview of relevance, obstacles  and proposals of the key sectors for a blue growth, issued by the Cnr Bluemed Working Group