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Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)

Via Bonomea, 265
34136 Trieste

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SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, is an institute focused on postgraduate training and leading-edge research in various areas of Physics, Mathematics, and Neurosciences. SISSA was the first Italian university to offer the PhD degree, and has continued to do so with notable success. Since its founding in 1978, SISSA has prepared more than 500 young people for careers in research and teaching: today SISSA represents one of the leading scientific institutions in Italy and a noted center on the international stage. The Neurobiology Sector of SISSA has worked closely with RIKEN Omics Science Center and its predecessor the Genomic Sciences Center since 2003 using funds of the 6th and 7th EU framework program to develop functional genomics technologies targeting single or isolated neuron populations with an emphasis on uncovering the causes of neurodegeneration. Dr. Gustincich is the director of The Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation laboratory at SISSA.

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  • News

    RNA: A new method to discover its high-resolution structure

    The structure of a biomolecule can reveal much about its functioning and interaction with the surrounding environment. The double-helical structure of DNA and its implications for the processes of transmission of genetic information form an obvious example. In a new study by SISSA - Scuola ... more

    How the brain constructs the world

    How are raw sensory signals transformed into a brain representation of the world that surrounds us? The question was first posed over 100 years ago, but new experimental strategies make the challenge more exciting than ever. SISSA investigators have now uncovered the contributions to percep ... more

    Towards more effective therapies to fight breast cancer

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women in Italy and in the world. Today, however, it seems possible to design more selective and effective drugs through numerical simulations. This is what has been revealed by research carried out by the "Istituto Officina dei Materiali" ( ... more

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