Institute of molecular biology and pathology (IBPM)


IBPM has developed large networks of national and international collaborations. The location of the institute inside the University Sapienza campus in Rome has allowed IBPM researchers to establish fruitful scientific interactions with many research groups from the hosting departments (Biochemical Sciences; Biology and Biotechnology; Chemistry; Molecular Medicine) as well as from other departments within the same university.

National collaborations of IBPM include:
o several CNR institutes affiliated with the CNR Departments of Biomedical Sciences; Biology, agriculture and food sciences; Chemical sciences and materials technology;
o universities in the area of Rome and Italy;
o public and private research institutions, charities and foundations.
IBPM has signed specific agreements with some of these institutions ("Istituto Superiore di Sanità", ISS; "Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri", IFO; "Istituto Mendel - Fondazione Casa sollievo della sofferenza") to promote the mobility and the secondment of researchers, and to facilitate the access to external infrastructures.
Also of note, some IBPM staff scientists and associate members are co-affiliated with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Life Nanoscience branch, hosted at Sapienza University.

The collaborative links of IBPM with private companies having high scientific and technological specialization represent an additional asset. Specific collaboration agreements exist with:
o the CNCCS ("Collezione Nazionale di Composti Chimici e Centro Screening") consortium, where CNR is involved in the screening of molecules of pharmacological interest;
o Novartis, for the development and validation of vaccines;
o Nikon, for the development of advanced imaging methods,
o several SMEs.
IBPM is a partner of the CHICO Cluster (Cluster for Health, Innovation and Community;

Researchers at IBPM actively collaborate with prestigious universities and public or private research centres in several European and extra-European countries (United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Israel, Japan, Australia and South-Africa). IBPM also has access to the European synchrotron infrastructure in Grenoble.

The broad reach of research projects carried out at IBPM, and the collaborations established with widely acknowledged national and international scientific institutions, allow IBPM researchers to participate in projects of highly innovative and technological content and, at the same time, maintain strong connections to local research activities.