Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences (DSB) of the University of Sassari (UNISS) is made up of 55 professors, mainly of biomedical subjects, and about 30 units of administrative and technical support staff for research, teaching and assistance activities. The DSB is responsible for the Biological, Medical and Pharmacy Degree Courses, two Doctorates, Biomedical Sciences and one international Life Sciences and Biotechnology and five Specialization Schools. Within the department there are numerous research groups and laboratories engaged in research in the field of biomedicine (microbiology, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, histology, genetics).

The laboratories are fully equipped to apply the most modern molecular techniques in the various fields of study. There are laboratories for microscopy, tissue culture, cellular and molecular genetic analysis, bioinformatics, biochemistry and clinical biochemistry, and microbiology. In particular, the latter allow the cultivation and manipulation of pathogenic microorganisms. There are genomic platforms for expression analysis and proteomic and metabolomic analysis platforms.

DSB has an administrative structure that is expert and well organized to manage both national and international projects of significant financial size and high difficulty. DSB-UNISS has solid and constant projects in the field of cooperation with developing countries and with AICS. Cooperation projects funded by the Cooperation Agency and by other entities are underway in Vietnam, Mozambique, Egypt, Iraqi Kurdistan and more recently, Sudan, with intense exchanges with local universities and research institutions.

In addition to its commitments in numerous university and post-graduate teaching activities, the DSB is included in the network of assistance laboratories of the University Hospital (AOU). In particular, in the field of clinical microbiology, it receives samples from university clinics, local hospitals and private patients. The regional reference center for influenza is established at the DSB. The research groups of the department have carried out numerous projects of both basic and applied research, with regional, national and international funding, the results of which are testified by numerous international scientific publications of high impact and presented at international congresses. The DSB is part of a network of international collaborations with researchers from the main universities and research institutions in the world.