- 29 Sep 2023
Centenary of CNR: conference on genetics in Italy
The National Research Council (CNR) is promoting a public debate on genetic research that will be held on 29 September 2023 in the research area of Naples, at the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics (Igb), in live connection with the Lanusei (Nuoro) headquarters of the Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research (Irgb) and the Institute of Molecular Genetics of Pavia (Igm) .
The event is part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of CNR and belongs to the cycle entitled Porte Aperte (Open Doors), organized by some of the CNR institutes across Italy with the aim of bringing the scientific community and civil society into dialogue.
The meeting focuses on a very rich scientific and disciplinary area, being the CNR in the forefront of genetic research in Italy thanks to the schools founded by Adriano Buzzati-Traverso, Luigi Cavalli Sforza and Antonio Cao.
The institutes promoting the event that will take place on 29 September are closely linked to this tradition, first of all, the Igb of Naples, which was founded in 1962 by Adriano Buzzati-Traverso, active in the study of the mechanisms controlling mammalian cellular states through a multidisciplinary, convergent and integrated approach. The Lanusei Irgb headquarters has been carrying out fundamental studies related to the ageing of the population, while the Pavia Institute is specialized in the study of cellular mechanisms, genetic diseases and viral infections.