This research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying the following processes: the development and differentiation, the degeneration and senescence, the reproduction, the evolutionary adaptation, the defence from endogenous and exogenous stresses, the maintainance of genomic integrity and fuctionality, the apoptosis, the protein stability, transfer and metabolism, the genetic expression and the signal transduction. The study of the above mechanisms is carried out adopting a multisciplinary, genetic and biochemical approach with the aim of:
-better understanding complex systems such as living organisms
-providing the basic knowledge for improving animal and plant productivity
-supporting with basic investigations the study of impacts of climate change and pollution.