Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
With over 700 years of history, over 113,000 students, 3,300 teachers and 2,000 employees, technicians and librarians, in addition to 1,800 administrative staff in university hospitals, Sapienza is the first university in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation. In this context, five Nobel Prize winners and a large number of internationally renowned scientists have taught and/or studied at Sapienza.
Scientific research activity at Sapienza covers an extremely broad spectrum of disciplines, reaching levels of excellence in many areas, including archaeology, physics and astrophysics, humanities and cultural heritage, the environment, nanotechnologies, cell and gene therapy, design, aerospace, social and economic sciences.
The Department of Medico-surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies (DMSSB) aggregates academics of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine performing their research activity in scientific areas related to diagnostics, medicine, surgery and medical physics. By virtue of the integration of existing research programs in basic and applied sciences with care activity in Health Departments of Latina and Policlinico Umberto I of Rome, academics of DMSSB pursue several lines of research ranging from applied biomedical sciences to surgical sciences. The role of DMSSB is strongly linked to its experience in the field of biotechnologies and advanced medicine. Moreover, in the past two years DMSSB has established an innovative center for Bio-Photonics working at the crossroads between physics, biotechnology and high precision medicine.