The Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine (DMMT), founded in 2011, includes more than 70 professors and researchers and encompasses different areas of basic research, diagnostics, translational and clinical medicine. Scientific interests span from Agri-food, Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, General Pathology, General Surgery, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pathological Anatomy, Pharmacology, to Physics and Statistics.
The Department hosts multiple research facilities (such as electronic and confocal microscopy, a laboratory for the handling of genetically modified micro-organisms, image analysis, zebrafish husbandry, etc.) a platform of Next Generation Sequencing, proteomics and in vivo imaging.
The main objectives of this Department are:
The general goal of the activities carried out in the Department is to improve the understanding of the causes of human diseases and to develop therapeutic and preventive medicine in order to contribute to a better lifestyle and environment for future generations.
Director: Prof. Silvano Sozzani