Life Sciences

Researchers based in the three divisions of IPCF are strongly committed to Life Sciences, and several research lines are currently carried out around this subject matter, with the aim of gaining new insight into the biological processes, thus contributing to a sustainable development of the society and to an improvement in the quality of life for the population. 

Scientific activities are focused on the design and the characterization of new enzyme immobilization procedures, of biomaterials for the engineering of the cardiac tissue, of multifunctional targeted nanovectors, of innovative micro-nanosystems for treating genetic diseases and tumor cells. The supramolecular mechanisms involving biomaterials are investigated by both experimental and theoretical approaches, as well as the drug delivery processes involving nanoparticles, biological membranes, vesiscles and polymer-based systems. 

Calorimetry, Dynamic Light Scattering, Laser Doppler electrophoresis, Fluorescence Spectroscopy and NMR are just some of the analytical techniques applied to tackle these challenges.  


Laboratory of Biotechnology and Bio-nanomaterials – Bari

Laboratory of Light Scattering and Fluorescence Spectroscopy for the Study of Nanostructured Materials and Optical Molecular Sensors – Messina

Laboratory of Production and Characterization of Biomaterials from Macro to Nanoscale – Pisa

PolyGreenLab – Pisa

Vision Science & Artificial Intelligence laboratory for technological transfer activities – Messina