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.

BlueMed e-training on "Understanding and acting for a healthy plastic-free Mediterranean Sea"

Event from 16/06/2020 to 21/07/2020

Online course. The BlueMed Initiative presents the e-training course on Understanding and acting for a healthy plastic free Mediterranean Sea, organized in the framework of the Pilot Action Healthy Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea. Plastic pollution represents a transboundary problem and thus it requires global coordination and long-term multiple approaches to develop shared solutions. Mediterranean Sea is strongly impacted by marine litter of different size found along the coastlines, floating both on the surface and on the water column down to the seafloor and is identified as one of the seas more affected by plastic pollution at world scale, with record levels of microplastics

9th International Fructan Symposium

Event from 06/07/2020 to 09/07/2020

Following the successful launch of IFS back in 1988 in Germany, fructan researchers gathered every four years at different parts of the world and after drinking guinness in Aberystwyth, smelling the ‘fructan prairies’ of Salt Lake City, looking for the Edelweiss in the alps, chasing Hemingway in Havana, tossing sake in Saporro, crossing the tides to Mont Saint Michel and climbing Monte Alban in Oaxaca, now  this ninth edition will give a chance to follow Alphonse de Lamartine and embrace the magical Istanbul, at the crossroad of two continents and different cultures

International WebConference - cultural heritage challenges climate change

Event 23/06/2020

WebConference. In spite of the significant resources addressed up to now at European level for safeguarding cultural heritage, still further efforts are required in order to guarantee a sustainable management of monumental complexes, archaeological sites and related collections exposed to extreme events linked to climate change

Are we over the great crisis? Cities and ports after Covid-19 accelerators of the future

Event 22/06/2020

Covid-19 has revealed the fragility of the global economic system and the profound injustice in the distribution of world resources. The focus of this webinar, co-organised by Cnr-Iriss, will be on three specific port city contexts: the Mediterranean basin, the North European Seas, and the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean coasts of Latin America

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

Istitutional area

The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach

Listening to the brain stars through nanotechnologies

Press release 30/03/2020

Studies over the past 40 years are showing that neuro-centric vision of the brain is now outdated. It is emerging that astrocytes, a particular class of non-neuronal brain cells, characterized by a star-shaped morphology, play a central role in the structure and functions of the brain, such as memory and learning

Shining infrared light on brain astrocytes

Press release 27/04/2020

In the work published in the Faseb Journal, researchers from the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity and the Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials of the National Research Council of Bologna, in collaboration with the University of Vanderbilt, the University of Bari, the University of Bologna and with the Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics of the University of Adelaide (ARC CNBP) have shown that a flash of infrared laser light of only 8 thousandths of a second can modulate the function of astrocytes

Spliceosome: how the right information is propagated in cells

Press release 01/06/2020

A new study of the Istituto Officina dei Materiali (Iom) of the National Research Council of Italy, in association with International School for Advanced Studies (Sissa) sheds light on how the spliceosome works. It is a complex cellular system, composed of proteins and RNA, responsible for a “cutting and sewing” process with which protein synthesis is carried out

BraYn Conference - BraYnstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists

Event from 25/11/2020 to 27/11/2020

BraYn stands for "Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists", and is an initiative which aims to create a congress specifically intended for young researchers under the age of 40 working in the field of Neuroscience. The idea was conceived in 2017 at the department of Neuroscience at the University of Genoa, Italy, and to date, two editions of the BraYn conference in 2018 and 2019 have been organized

13th Workshop on 3D Object retrieval 2020 (3DOR'20)

Event from 04/09/2020 to 05/09/2020

From the very beginning, the aim of the 3DOR Workshop series is to stimulate researchers to present state-of-the-art work, learn about or discuss topics in the field 3D object retrieval, search and exploration in a multi-disciplinary context of expertise such as computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, cognitive science and human-computer interaction. 3DOR provides a cross-fertilization that will stimulate discussions on the next steps in this important research area. 3DOR 2020 will be the 13th workshop in this serie

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

III International Triple Helix Summit

Event from 24/11/2020 to 26/11/2020

The III International Triple Helix Summit will be held in Bologna (Italy) on 24th - 26th November 2020 and will focus on the theme 'Designing globally connected regional innovation ecosystems: overcoming barriers and opening pathways'

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

The crowdfunding initiative for the Project FarmaCovid is now online

News 29/05/2020

The crowdfunding initiative for the project "FarmaCovid" is now online on the GoFundMe platform. The campaign is organized by the association “Semi di Scienza” (Yuri Galletti, President), for the Institute of biophysics of the National Research Council (Cnr-Ibf) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Icgeb). In particular, researchers Eloise Mastrangelo and Mario Milani (Cnr-Ibf) from Milan and Alessandro Marcello (Icgeb– Molecular Virology Laboratory) from Trieste are collaborating to identify a drug effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

News Snippet, the official newsletter of Ibisba

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy is partner of Ibisba, a European-distributed research infrastructure that links up best-in-class R&D facilities providing multi-technology services to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial needs