The Institute’s aim has always been to communicate directly with patients and the general public, as well as healthcare professionals. It contributes to spreading scientific knowledge in the biomedical field through public information campaigns and through professional training courses, research doctorates and PhDs.
Our courses are characterized by a hands-on approach, which is based on full-time involvement of students in specific research projects to be carried out in one of the Institute Departments. Training is provided in Environmental Health, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Bioengineering, Molecular Medicine, Renal Medicine, Neuroscience, Oncology, Cardiovascular Research, Public Health and Epidemiology, which represent the broad areas of scientific interest each Department focuses on.
Each Department consists of different laboratories and students are assigned to one of these laboratories where they carry out their scientific activity. This ensures that students are followed properly during the various phases of their training, interacting with experienced researchers, participating in innovative projects and using advanced technology
The Institute offers qualification and further training courses, as well as PhD, Master and PhD programmes.
The institute offers the possibility of carrying out a period of internship within the university curriculum (degree or master) with the aim of:
• completing the thesis of triennial or specialist scientific subjects, after approval of the Faculty of origin. During the thesis period, daily attendance at the assignment laboratory is required.
• completing the “vocational training” provided for in your study plan. The students interested must send the application, complete with CV and list of the exams taken at the Milan or Bergamo headquarters.
For attendance at the Milan office, students will have to contact the head of the laboratory where they intend to carry out the thesis or the internship.
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The Milan Headquarters cover 42.000 square meters of total surface and it’s fitted with the latest equipment, among which high precision electronic and confocal microscopes, that allow researchers to view the morphology of diseased cells . We also have mass spectrometry instruments, to identify and characterize proteins.
The new headquarters in Milan started its activities on June 2007. In approximately 25.000 square meters (the campus measures 42.000 square mt.) new laboratories and offices have been set up, fitted with the latest equipment, in order to develop new lines of research.
The building hosts 2 conference halls (600 places total), 6 meeting rooms (60 places total), a multimedia hall, a computerized library (400 sq. mt.), a residence for foreign researchers and Italian visitors coming to the Institute (33 apartments).
The Milan Headquarters of the Mario Negri Institute has over 550 people in its staff and since 1963 over 7.000 young researchers trained here (with diplomas, bachelor's degrees, laboratory technicians, PhD students), while 90 students obtained their PhD.
The Mario Negri Institute laboratories in Bergamo are located in the Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park, and cover 5.958 sq.meters.
The center currently employs around 100 people, and is fitted out with the latest equipment and services such as electron and confocal microscopy, sterilized rooms for cell cultures, laboratories for studying cellular and molecular biology, and instruments for pharmacological dosing.
The building hosts a 90-seat conference room equipped for video-conferences with the institute's other locations, as well as three other, smaller meeting rooms.
The Center has a surface of about 9,500 square meters and is surrounded by a park of 60,000 square meters. The Centre employs over 100 people and has laboratories, rooms for patients in Day Hospital, classrooms for seminars. There is also a residence with rooms to accommodate, for short periods, foreign researchers who come to work at the Daccò Centre.
In the last 30 years of activity, in the two locations of Bergamo, over 1,000 young people have been trained, including graduates, technicians, professional nurses, PhD students.
Every year the institute Mario Negri, thanks to the generosity of foundations and friendly associations, provides scholarships for graduates in biomedical and related disciplines and research grants for refresher and scientific training.
• ARMR Foundation (Aiuti per la Ricerca sulle Malattie Rare - Aid for Rare Disease Research)
For the year 2020, the foundation provides 6 scholarships for graduates in biomedical and related disciplines.