Institute of molecular genetics (IGM)
Dott. GIOVANNI MAGA Direttore
Phone number: +39 0382 546322
The mission of the Institute is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the stability of the human genome and their impact on gene expression regulation, cell physiology and cell senescence. Approaches of molecular and cell biology, genetics and bioinformatics are applied to study i) DNA and RNA metabolism, ii) the structural organization of the cell nucleus, as well as iii) the cellular response to physiological and pathological cues. Knowledge derived from these studies is applied to the development of bioactive compounds and translated into innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for inherited and acquired genetic diseases. Particular attention is given to the training of young researchers and to science communication to the general public.