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IEO is a comprehensive cancer center that strives to achieve the excellence in the area of cancer prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment through the development of clinical and scientific research. The Basic-Research activities of IEO are carried out at the Department of Experimental Oncology. Research is mainly focused on molecular and biological mechanisms of transformation. Emphasis is given to generation of tumor models, applications of high-throughput screening-technologies proteomics, (epi)genomics, structural biology and development of dedicated computational tools and approaches. Research is supported by state-of-the-art technological platforms and facilities including: Genomics, Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, Imaging, Protein Chemistry, Microarrays.

IFOM is the Institute of Molecular Oncology of the FIRC (Italian Foundation for Cancer Research). It is one of the top cancer research centres in Italy. The interests of IFOM include cell cycle regulation, signal transduction, cancer genetics, cancer immunology, angiogenesis. Shared facilities and resources include: automated DNA sequencing, microinjection and FACS sorting/scanning, microscopy and imaging, centralized tissue culture, antibody and recombinant protein production, zebrafish genetics, arraying platforms, proteomics. All these facilities provide state-of-the-art technology and performances.

The Center for Genomic Science is an outstation of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. The Center applies modern genomic technologies towards a better understanding of complex biological processes and diseases, with particular emphasis on Cancer. Scientists work together in teams, using cutting-edge instrumentation and novel conceptual approaches. Main scientific areas of interest are: Experimental Genomics and Computational Biology. The Center provides state-of-the-art technological platforms for functional as well as structural genomics.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces (CIMaINa) was established to be the hub for the integration and merging of research activities relevant for nanotechnology. CIMaINa merges competencies in material chemistry, solid-state physics, molecular biology and medicine, pharmacology, optical and electronic spectroscopy to develop a deep understanding of the phenomena governing the interaction between inorganic and organic surfaces at the nano- and microscale level. It is well equipped with cutting edge instruments and technologies.

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CEINGE is devoted to scientific research in advanced biology and its applications, particularly as regards the application of biotechnologies to the field of human health. Specifically, research groups aim at elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying hereditary and acquired genetic diseases in order to devise prevention and diagnostic measures, starting from the identification of disease-causing alterations. Research is supported by genomics platforms and molecular diagnosis facility.

The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) was created by the Telethon Foundation, one of Italy’s major non-profit organizations, to promote the advancement of research aimed at the diagnosis, prevention and cure of human genetic diseases. Research approaches include molecular genetics, cell biology, protein biochemistry, bioinformatics, functional genomics, systems biology and gene therapy. Scientists at TIGEM are assisted by Core Facilities that provide centralized expertise and state-of the-art technologies for several activities.