Research areas


Experimental Medicine and Integrated Pathophysiology:

Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that cause human diseases. Through basic and translational studies, we explore how these diseases develop and contribute to identifying potential therapeutic targets.

Diagnostic and Therapeutics Technologies, Nanomedicine:

Our studies range from basic research, preclinical stages, to clinical applications aimed at advanced diagnosis and therapy. We use nanomedicine-based tools and methods to develop innovative drugs, next-generation diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, optimising equipment performance and signal processing.

Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology:

This area focuses on research related to the development and application of methodologies for conducting and analysing clinical and epidemiological studies. We explore areas of interest including prevention, public health, clinical psychology, occupational medicine, legal medicine, nursing sciences, and healthcare model management. Our goal is to improve health outcomes and promote a better understanding of health and disease patterns.

Medical Sciences

We study clinical aspects related to diagnosis, comorbidities, frailty, and the complexities typical of the elderly. We explore medical conditions in cardiac, vascular, respiratory, nephro-urological, endocrinological, and rheumatological fields. Additionally, we analyse hereditary/rare diseases in adults, including iron metabolism disorders and inherited metabolic diseases, with particular attention to the transition from paediatric to adult care.

Oncology and Haematology

Our research in oncology and haematology adopts a multidisciplinary approach aimed at improving the understanding, diagnosis, and management of cancer and blood disorders in both adults and children. We focus on the adoption of innovative treatments such as targeted therapies, immunotherapy, gene therapy, and cell therapies.

Maternal-Child, Developmental, and Gynaecological Sciences

We study genetic syndromes and complex malformations, congenital metabolic diseases, midwifery, and maternal-foetal medicine. We also explore the pathophysiology of pelvic floor and develop new innovative therapeutic approaches through the use of cell and gene therapies.

Surgical Sciences

Our research aims to improve the understanding and management of both general and specialised surgical conditions in cardiovascular and craniofacial fields. We also utilise advanced methods of "augmented surgery" through 3D simulations.


Our research spans from clinical to basic research, focusing on neurological and psychiatric diseases. We study aetiopathogenetic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects, seeking biomarkers and using innovative therapies. We also investigate tissue regeneration, rehabilitation, and clinical psychology.

Digestive Health

This includes studies in various fields, including biological, pathophysiological, translational, and social areas. The research focuses on the health and disease status of the hepatogastroenterological system. We study preventive actions and medical, surgical, and transplant therapies. Additionally, we investigate the impact of the microbiota, eating disorders, and diet.

Neuro-Cardio-Respiratory Health

Our research integrates the study of interactions between cardiovascular regulation mechanisms and central and autonomic nervous influences. We examine the response to stress, including the cardiovascular and systemic effects of sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea, which play a crucial role. We also analyse the cardiovascular and systemic effects of hypoxia, including research on the effects of high-altitude oxygen deprivation. This approach allows us to link pathophysiology to clinical practice, bridging the understanding of disease causes and their consequences for patients.