The USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences carries out basic, experimental and translational research, in particular in the following macro-areas:
Reseach is conducted mainly within the Institutes supported at an organizational level by the Faculty, namely:
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB)
IRB, founded in 2000, is active in the field of immunology and cellular biology, with 120 researchers from all over the world working in 13 different groups.
Institute of Oncology Research (IOR)
IOR was established in 2003 and operates in the fields of tumour biology, genomics, molecular oncology and experimental therapies, with about 60 researchers working in six different groups.
Institute of Public Health (IPH)
IPH performes reasearch, training and practice in broad activities and allows for a variety of projects and approaches. It collaborates with and includes members from other Faculties at USI.
Institute of Computational Science (ICS)
ICS is a major node in Switzerland for research in computational and data science. Concerning the biomedical field, it carries out research on computational methods in life sciences and it is supported by other Faculties at USI.