The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.
The Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology will partecipate with its competencies in the following fields: Biomedical Engineering: biomedical signals/images processing methods, for the characterization of the physiopathological mechanisms related to a disease (neurological, cardiovascular, oncological), for monitoring disease progression/regression, for evaluation of treatment efficacy. Physical exercise: Characterization of cardiovascular, ventilatory and metabolic responses to the physical exercise in different environmental conditions; mechanical and energetical aspects of movement and locomotion in healthy and pathological subjects. Biology/biochemistry: quantitative immuno-enzymatic methods of the main biomarkers related to patho-physiological conditions; real time PCR analysis of the expression levels of the patho-physiological biomarkers.
Research efforts are directed towards the chemical processing of functional nanomaterials, which interface chemistry, materials science, physics and engineering. Research activities are focused in the strategic areas of advanced manufacturing and emerging technologies, energy efficiency and sustainability, and nanomedicine
The Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials will provide at the LL a comprehensive and multidisciplinary expertise in the design and preparation of advanced and innovative polymeric materials within the following international platforms: Sustainable Chemistry, Advanced Materials and Key Enabling Technologies and Nanomedicine. CNR-IPCB will also provide all the available facilities for the characterization of innovative materials.
As an institute of the National Research Council, STIIMA has the institutional tasks of performing, promoting, disseminating and improving research activities for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country. According to the vision expressed above about Manufacturing, STIIMA’s mission addresses specific research activities on enabling technologies, processes and products, which are integrated in a factory-level framework, in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the national economic system and to support the development of new employment, prosperity, sustainability and social cohesion.
This high level mission is then specialized in specific missions in the different areas of activity of the institute. The general idea is that, in order to really have an impact on research and innovation, it is necessary to tackle with a synergistic approach the following areas.