Biomedical sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences manages the research activity in Biology, Medicine and Public Health. It provides technologies and services to both the public and the private area, with the purpose of promoting knowledge on the fundamental mechanism governing physiological and pathological aspects in living organism, starting from basic research in life sciences to the study of human diseases and of innovative therapeutic interventions. The ultimate aim is to explore new opportunities for ameliorating the health of mankind.

The fundamental activities regard oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, immunology and infectious diseases, epidemiology and health care research, Biology and biomedical technologies. In these areas, some technologies have been developed and they have found a wider use in the different benchmark areas: proteomics, pharmacogenomics, advanced calculus in bioinformatics and system biology, robotic systems for the limbs’ rehabilitation, molecular diagnostics and imaging. 

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Cancer: personalized predictions from a blood sample

Press release 18/03/2021

New method to monitor genomic alterations in cancer patients. An easier, faster and cheaper approach. The collaborative study from the Cnr Institute of Clinical Physiology, Ispro, the University of Pisa and Florence, and Aoup, has been published in Molecular Cancer

The Italian portal dedicated to Covid-19 goes online

Press note 15/02/2021

The Italian Covid-19 Data Portal is now online at The site gathers and displays research data produced in Italy on Sars-CoV-2 and Covid-19.The portal has been developed to support researchers and any other interested stakeholder by the Italian node of the European infrastructure for life sciences data, Elixir, coordinated by the National Research Council and participated by 22 other subjects among Universities, Research institutions - as the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) - and technological centres as Garr.

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

Institutional Area

A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

The hazardous waste management during Covid-19: a series of focused webinars organized by Cnr-Scitec

News 12/01/2021

The current worldwide health emergency forced the institutions to pay a special attention to the most recent methods for a correct identification, handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials generated in production sites potentially affected by the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen. The Institute of Science and Chemical Technologies “Giulio Natta” (Cnr-Scitec), partner in the European project “Cabichem” is organizing training courses focused on the hazardous waste management addressed to five central Asia countries partners of the project: Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan

Call for Papers "Biomedical Signal Processing and Control"

News 05/02/2021

Call for Papers "Biomedical Signal Processing and Control" (BSPC): a Special Issue on "Analysis of 1D Biomedical signals through AI based approaches for Image processing" will be released on the 4th quarter 2021, focusing the attention on emerging methods and techniques based on the transformation of biomedical signals into images and their processing through AI based image processing approaches

BioMaH - Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 3rd International Conference

Event from 18/10/2022 to 21/10/2022

The 3rd BioMaH (Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare) Conference is an international interdisciplinary forum of major experts in the field of healthcare sciences, contributing in solving challenging problems in medicine