Chemical sciences and materials technology

These research topics -although pertaining to many Cnr research groups  and Institutes- find a systematic exploitation in the Cnr Department of chemical science and materials technology (Dsctm).

Research topics range from sustainable chemistry to advanced materials and key enabling technologies, as well as nanomedicine. A great importance has also the area of biotechnologies and bio-materials, that situates the Department in an advanced position in the 'living technologies' field, particularly for the development of nanotechnologies bottom-up with an high excellence impact in flexible electronic and optoelectronics, hydrogen technology and fuel cells, sustainable processes with high efficiency and new generation manufacturing. 

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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 recently been published on the Journal of the American Chemical Society, which also dedicated the cover to it

Match, materials common house

Institutional area

Match is a coordination and support action to promote the creation of strong, sustainable, inclusive network where any european materials players as Industry, research and academia feels comfortable and gains real value for its interest, and the integration of concerted and strategic actions responding to national and european challenges in the materials field

Foresight: 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, energy, security and transportation

Shining infrared light on brain astrocytes

Presse release 27/04/2020

In the work published in the Faseb Journal, researchers from the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity and the Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials of the National Research Council of Bologna, in collaboration with the University of Vanderbilt, with the University of Bari and the University of Bologna have shown that a flash of infrared laser light of only 8 thousandths of a second can modulate the function of astrocytes. The main activity of astrocytes is to act as sensors and controllers of the composition and chemophysical features of the extracellular brain space

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results