Human and animal health

The care for human and animal health has always been the main focus of research, in particular given the new environmental threats associated with the global pollution and the spread of non-infectious (e.g. cancer) infectious (e.g. zoonosis) diseases.

The Institute of Biological Sciences conducts basic research in the field of broad-sense human and animal health. Our researchers study the mechanisms of immunity and methods for counteracting infectious and non-communicable diseases. This is important since the achievements of medicine often derive from previous basic research, and the link between basic science and clinical practice is a prerequisite for progress in healthcare.

The research activity is focused on two main topics:

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