About us

The Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM) was founded in September 2000 by the fusion of two CNR centers in Pavia: the Institute of Biochemical and Evolutionary Genetics (IGBE) and the Centre for Histochemical Studies (CSI). In 2007, a further section in Bologna, previously part of another CNR Institute (ITOI: Institute for Organ Transplantation and Immunology), joined IGM. Thanks to a formal collaboration agreement, the section in Bologna is hosted within the Orthopedic Rizzoli Institute. 

In spite of this complex history, the various components of the Institute share common scientific interests with a high level of methodological complementarity. IGM combines investigations on basic cellular processes, renowned at international level, with applied and translational research.

IGM is mainly involved in basic research on fundamental biological processes. Four main lines of investigation can be identified, on which converge the activities of groups in Pavia e Bologna:  >>>


Research activities

IGM researches on basic biological mechanisms is completed with a likewise qualified translational research. Three main research fields can be identified: 1) molecular analysis of hereditary genetic diseases, 2) molecular characterzation of acquired genetic diseases such as tumors and their prograssion to metastasis, 3) development of techniques and screening of new compounds. Research activities of the various groups are strictly interrelated utilizing the front-line methods of the modern biology (biochemical and pharmacological approach, molecular genetics and biology, cellular biology and bio-computing).  >>>




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Abnormal Metabolic states, cellular stressors and NeuroDegenerative processes

Basic methodologies for innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of multifactorial diseases




           Italian Foundation for Cancer Research

                    Molecular Oncology Institute



Adriano Buzzati-Traverso




Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment

Educational attainment is strongly influenced by social and other environmental factors, but genetic factors are estimated to account for at least 20% of the variation across individuals1. Here we report the results of a...


On May 10th, 2016 at 14:30,  Dr. Daniela Monti (Researcher at Istituto di Chimica del Riconosimento Molecolare, CNR Milan) will hold the following seminar: "Discovery and development of novel...

New Broad-spectrum antiviral agents open the way to a single drug effective against the most dangerous viruses

The real possibility of a revolutionary approach to new-generation antivirals demonstrated by a study of the University of Siena and the Italian CNR.

 A single drug against all viral infections, capable of hitting the...

"DNA and RNA metabolisms meet at chromatin to control genome stability"

IGM - CNR, Conference Room "A. Falaschi", 11-15 Aprile 2016


Organizers: Dr. Giuseppe Biamonti, Dr. Claudia Ghigna, Dr. Giordano Liberi and Dr. Alessandra Montecucco, Istituto di Genetica Molecolare, CNR,...

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