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Society

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.

 
 

The crowdfunding initiative for the Project FarmaCovid is now online

News 29/05/2020

The campaign is organized by the Italian association “Semi di Scienza” for the project carried on jointly by the Institute of biophysics of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Ibf) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Icgeb), aimed at identifying a drug effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus 

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

Event 16/06-21/07/2020

An online course organised by Cnr under the BlueMed Initiative, bringing together experts working on Marine Litter and the Blue-economy in order to share knowledge, showcase best practices and suggest new circular economy strategies

From Society to Research

Institutional Area

Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, enery, security and transportation

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 (Siss) 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. Defects in its functioning are involved in more than 200 diseases. The study has been published on the Journal of the American Chemical Society, which also dedicated the cover to it

The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche

Institutional Area

The Visual Computing Lab of Cnr-Isti developed an interactive web system to explore the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, frescoed by Raffaello Sanzio, and other paintings of  Villa Farnesina (Rome). The system allows to immerse in the paintings, examining and discovering -both from an historical, artistic and scientific point of view- the 170 species of the vegetal festoons, and the 50 animal species represented in the vault 

Numerical analysis of COVID-19 pandemic

Institutional 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

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

Cnr Publishing

Institutional area

Cnr publishing activity consists of institutional documentation, scientific serial collections, Conference Proceedings, outreach and educational products, scientific games

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

Scientific and interactive exhibitions

Institutional area

By organizing exhibitions, the National Research Council aims to provide new opportunities for cultural growth and renovation by starting a dialogue with the audience of all ages and contributing to the development of the knowledge society

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