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With a scientific network largely distributed all over Italy, embracing a wide variety of research topics –energy management, medicine, environment, food and agribusiness, life sciences, physics, Ict and more- the National Research Council of Italy has a unique background of knowledge and skills to be exploited by society at all levels. 

Sharing its best results and know-how, Cnr contributes in fostering new opportunities of growth and social development fot the whole Country.

 
 

Lab-on-a-Chip: the Future of 'Pocket Diagnosis'

Press release 17/11/2017

Recently, the research group of P. Ferraro and co-workers at Isasi-Cnr (Naples) developed a “pocket holographic microscope” that enables the high-throughput screening of fluid samples

Cnr History

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy was founded as legal person on 18 November 1923 (Royal Decree 2440/1923). Originally, it became member of the International Research Council, with offices in Brussels

Marine viruses propel the food web in the dark ocean

Press release 13/11/2017

An Italian-Spanish research involving Ismar-Cnr, published in Science Advances, shows that viral infections of plankton in the deep ocean release each year 140 gigatons of fresh organic carbon, that enter and feed the oceanic food web. The results may help to improve the global carbon cycle estimates on Earth, useful for comprehending the consequences of climate change

The sea at the end of the Earth: the Italian research in Antarctica

Video october 2017

The research activities in Antarctica are carried out within the ‘Programma nazionale di ricerche in Antartide’ (Pnra), promoted and financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Miur). The logistic execution is entrusted by the National agency for new technologies, energy and the sustainable economic development (Enea). The scientific coordination is controlled by Cnr, National Research Council

Gugliemo Marconi, the man, the scientist and the inventor

Video october 2017

80 years after his death and 90 from the Cnr’s presidency, the figure of Guglielmo Marconi is celebrated focusing on three aspects: the man, the scientist and the inventor. The documentary, produced by the Cnr webtv, was presented together with 'The sea at the end of the Earth: the Italian research in Anctartica' at the Indian Science Film Festival 2017 held in Chennai (India) from October 13 to October 16

Beyond Brexit: challenges and opportunities for scientific research between Italy and the UK

Press release 04/10/2017

The high level meeting is organised by Cnr (Italian Research Council) in cooperation with the Science and Innovation Network and the British Embassy Rome

7th International symposium 'Monitoring of Mediterranean coastal areas: problems and measurement techniques'

Event from 19/06/2018 to 21/06/2018

The Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council of Italy (Ibimet-Cnr) is organizing, in collaboration with other Cnr Institutes and University Departments, the seventh International Symposium: 'Monitoring of Mediterranean coastal Areas: problems and measurement techniques'

The national reasearch council clebrates the Marconi's year

Press review

The national reasearch council clebrates 2017 as the Marconi's year with two anniversaries dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi: 20 July for the 80th anniversary of his death and 2 september for the 90th anniversary of Presidency of Cnr

Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful!

News 08/11/2017

Ispa-Cnr participates in European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products

Does the construction of biogas plants affect local property values?

Press note 28/09/2017

Despite biogas is considered a renewable source of energy, the social acceptability of biogas plants is controversial due to resistance from local communities who are afraid of potential local negative externalities. 
A paper from Icres-Cnr researcher Marco Modica aims at investigating this claim using evidence from the housing market by means of a diff-in-diff mode: it was awarded with the 'GSSI-AISRe prize' during the  XXXVIII Conference on regional sciences held in Cagliari on Septempber 2017

First Italian Citizen Science Conference

Event from 23/11/2017 to 25/11/2017

The First Italian Citizen Science Conference will be held in Rome in November 23rd – 25th 2017, with the aim to explore the state of the art in this relatively new promising field. The Conference is organized by the Italian National Academy of Sciences with the support of the Italian National Research Council (Cnr). The submission period is April 20th, 2017 – June 5th, 2017

Science Communication

Institutional Area

Part of the Cnr activities are
devoted to the dissemination of science, with
the aim of stimulating
public knowledge and excitement around the research
activities of its scientific community

Cnr Libraries

Institutional Area

This section offers information on the Cnr libraries located in the Research areas which are connected to various research Institutes located all over Italy