University of Trento (UNITN)

The Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology – DiCIBIO  is an interdisciplinary department within the University of Trento, one of the top-ranked academic institutions in Italy.  DiCIBIO aims at creating a suitable environment for merging classical cellular and molecular biology with the new powerful tools of systems and synthetic biology, through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach that draws from chemistry, physics, informatics, mathematics, and engineering.

Research at DiCIBIO is centred around a number of laboratories headed by independent principal investigators, and covers 4 main areas: 1) Cancer Biology & Genomics; 2) Cell & Molecular Biology; 3) Microbiology & Synthetic Biology; 4) Neurobiology & Development. Researchers at DiCIBIO pursue their objectives with a holistic perspective on basic biological processes and their derangement in disease, creating a model in which science and innovation interact in the search for new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.