The human pangenome provides unexpected insight into infertility and congenital conditions

News 15/05/2023

Scientists reveal mechanism underlying a common chromosomal abnormality responsible for infertility in humans. The research work was supported by the National Research Council of Italy and the Tennessee Governor’s Chairs program

Paleoclimatic research shows the connection between climate variability and mercury levels in the Arctic

Press release 10/05/2023

A new study published in Nature Geoscience carried out by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council and other international partners, shows that mercury levels in the Arctic are strongly influenced by climate change. According to the study, the sea ice melting following temperature increase during the last glacial-interglacial transition caused a higher release of mercury into the atmosphere. In addition, the replacement of multi-year sea ice with seasonal ice, which is more saline, promotes complex chemical reactions that promote the deposition of this element in polar regions

PRISM2023 - Nominations are open

Ndews 17/05/2023

Cnr-Ism has begun awarding the Prize of the Istituto di Struttura della Materia (PRISM), aimed at scientists having achieved outstanding breakthroughs in the past five years in the field of Science of Materials. PRISM intends to promote both fundamental and applied research in science and technology of materials, fields in which Cnr-Ism aims to become a leader at the international level

TIM and Cnr sign a cooperation agreement to foster the development of the cities of the future

Press release 15/052023

During the opening meeting of the "MUrFOr" project (Managing sustainable sea URchin fishery and marine FORest conservation, Biodiversa +) ­­Italian, Spanish, German, Spanish and French researchers met to outline the steps of the conservation project which includes several study areas across the Mediterranean Sea

The Ice Memory operation saved Arctic climate heritage after an expedition endangered by melted water

Press note 20/04/2023

The Ice Memory Foundation announces the success of the mission and calls for a rapid action by the international community to save the ice memory of the world's glaciers

Cnr joined the ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme and ERC Mentoring Initiative

Institutional Area

In the frame of the 2021 agreement between the European Research Council (ERC) and the National Research Council of Italy, Cnr  actively implement two key actions to support its scientists to apply at the ERC Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grant calls 2024 and 2025, in all scientific domains (Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities)

How to predict the pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Press release 27/04/2023

A joint research by Cnr-Ibiom together with the University of Bari and the University of Milan, with the support of Elixir Italy's bioinformatics and genomics platform, has developed a novel methodology for the computational  assessment of the pathogenicity and potential pathological relevance of novel variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Recently published in Nature Communications Biology, the study bears important implications for public health and pathogen’s surveillance. The developed methodology is easily extendable to tackle any novel pathogen which might emerge in the future

Spei Satelles: a message of hope for all humanity

Press release 27/03/2023

On 10 June 2023, from the Vandemberg Space Force Base in California, the "Spei Satelles" project will lift off aboard a rocket: a CubeSat built by the Polytechnic University of Turin and operated by the Italian Space Agency will enter orbit to carry a message of hope and peace enshrined in a nanobook made by the National Research Council of Italy

"Fourier" project: innovation and sustainability for the energy transition

News 26/04/2023

The "Fourier" project (Efficient photovoltaic facade for the near future of the electricity grid) is an innovative experiment in a new "hybrid" construction-energy supply chain: the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism (Imem) of the National Research Council of Italy . the goal of the project is amongst the partner. The goal of the project is to provide high efficiency photovoltaic module, designed on the basis of functional, structural and aesthetic specifications dictated by the industrial partner that operates directly on the market of innovative facades


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

Isp Newsletter

Institutional Area

A Special Issue of the newsletter of the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy devoted  to the celebration of 25 years at Dirigibile Italia, a protagonist of the Italian polar research in the Arctic region