Curiosity, intuition, passion, creativity, tenaciousness: these are just some of the aspects that describe those fellows who have decided to rely on development and knowledge, making science their job.

Thanks to its network spread all over the Italian country and to the great variety of research topics, the Cnr plays a key role facing the challenges that are at the hearth of the international agenda of the research: healthcare, demographic changes and wellness, food safety and sustainable agriculture, energy and environmental protection, accessibility of resources, intelligent transport. This section offers a showcase of their work.

Cnr participates the Conception network

News 11/06/2019

Building a pan-European ecosystem for generating, monitoring, and providing robust information on medication safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding is the goal of the public private partnership called ConcePTION. The project unites 88 organizations from 22 countries, including the Cnr - Institute of Clinical Physiology

Neanderthals and other large mammals: the cause of extinction revealed

Press release 30/05/2019

Forty thousand years ago, during the so-called Laschamp geomagnetic excursion, when Earth’s magnetic field intensity abruptly declined, enhanced ultra-violet radiation (UVR) as a result of low field strength resulted in the selection of our Cro-Magnon ancestors to the detriment of the Neanderthals. A genetic variant of a protein, known as the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR), that is sensitive to UVR, was apparently the difference between Cro-Magnon (modern humans) and Neanderthals. During a short time interval (about 2000 years) of very low field intensity (about 25% of today’s field) about 40,000 years ago, the Neanderthals apparently succumbed whereas modern humans prospered. The study conducted by the Cnr-Ismar and the University of Florida is published in Reviews of Geophysics

Cause-effect relationships between magma and earthquakes during the Etna lateral eruption of December 2018 revealed

Press note 31/05/2019

The main cause of the recent Mount Etna volcanic-tectonic crisis could be the ascent of deep magma, which could have put under tension the flanks of the volcano. This hypothesis is formulated in a study conducted by a team of researchers from the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council (Cnr-Irea, Naples)

Eurofleets+: Sea call 'Oceans' opening!

News 17/06/2019

Within the Horizon2020 Project Eurofleets+ 'An alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities', in which Cnr is involved as partner of the consortium, Sea-programme call 1 'Oceans' will be opened for the submission of proposal from 26th of June 2019 to 27th of September 2019

Cnr-Ircres summer school: Machine learning, Network science and Text mining

Event from 01/07/2019 to 03/07/2019

EU-SPRI is a major European conference focused on actors, instruments, practices, and policies for research and innovation, to pursuing sustainable development goals using the problem-solving approach: this year, Eu-SPRI summer school is hosted by Cnr-Ircres in Rome. A call is open until May 1st 2019

Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

Institutional Area

Cnr is paying a lot of attention to the potential objectives and structure of the next Framework Programme. To this end, a new position paper was released, introducing the Cnr priorities in terms of 'Mission' as seems to be devised by the EC within Horizon Europe

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

Armenia - Italy cooperation

Press review

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has held a meeting on January 26 with Prof. Massimo Inguscio, the President of National Research Council of Italy

Spin off promotion and support’

Institutional area

Cnr is strongly involved in the development of initiatives aimed at enhancing technology transfer to the productive sector. Spin‐off companies are a source of technological renewal for the economic system in which they operate, as well as an effective means of exploiting the best research results

Protection and valorisation of IPRs

Institutional area

Cnr supports and encourages its researchers in protecting and valorizing the results of their research, promoting their exploitation in collaboration with industrial partners and/or other institutions

Open access

Institutional area

The Italian National Research Council is deeply involved in adopting and supporting the principles of the European Chart for the free circulation of knowledge

Researcher’s life


On the Cnr webtv platform the portraits of some Cnr researchers in their daily routine, both at work and in their private life

Cnr E-recruitment

Institutional Area

The on line application system for the recruitment of staff and other types of employement and training of the National Research Council of Italy

Science & Technology Digital Library

Institutional Area

The Cnr  S&T Digital Library makes available research products, datasets, data and information on research activities, projects, R&D actors, their expertise and skills, as well as digitised cultural and historical heritage contents

Journal and newsletters

Institutional Area

Cnr produces several journals and newsletters to which you can subscribe, usually for free, directly from the websites of the institutes that produce them.
This page, created with the aim of making such contributions quickly reachable and accessible to citizens and researchers, contains some of the journals and newsletters sent and transmitted from the network Cnr (departments, institutes, etc) that provide news and updates on topics of their interest

Joint lab projects

Institutional Area

Cnr finances joint labs projects based on proposals  made by Italian and Foreign researchers together, aimed at sharing research facilites, skills and expertise

Cnr fellowships

Institutional Area

Check the latest research fellowhips available all over Italy in the Cnr research Institutes network

Cnr position on the European Innovation Council

Institutional Area

The Italian National Research Council is giving its contribution to the ongoing debate on the European Innovation Council,  (Eic), the body for innovation proposed by the European Commission  to boost the research and innovation system at a European level

ETC2019, 17th european turbulence conference

Event from 03/09/2019 to 06/09/2019

ETC is the main European conference on turbulence and related topics. Attracting about 500 participants from many different countries, ETC offers since 1986 a top-level platform for scientists to deliver cutting-edge presentations