University of Italian Switzerland


Macomics and IOR announce Macrophage Scientific Collaboration in Prostate Cancer Drug Development

Health - Jun 19

Macomics Ltd, a leader in macrophage drug discovery, announces that it has entered a scientific collaboration with Prof. Andrea Alimonti at IOR (Institute of Oncology Research), one of Switzerland's leading research institutes. IOR is focused on the study of cancer formation and development at the molecular level. Prof. Alimonti's laboratory is pioneering studies on prostate cancer. The collaboration will see Macomics work with Dr Bianca Calì in Prof. Alimonti's lab to synergize this deep knowledge, particularly in the use of novel in vivo mouse models , with Macomics' macrophage expertise. The goal is to explore new modes of action for macrophage-targeted therapies.

Health - Jun 15

Cancer Research and Animal Models

On Saturday, June 15th, the second edition of the National Day of Information on Laboratory Animals will be held.

Health - May 31

The SNF rewards fifteen research projects submitted by USI

In the first of two annual rounds of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) grants, fifteen proposals submitted by USI researchers have received positive responses. These projects span the many disciplines present at the university.

Campus - May 27

Open calls for the new SNSF Academic Board

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has announced a call for applications to select members for the new Academic Board. Interested parties - professors with tenure and experience in management and leadership - can contact USI's Pro-rector for Research, Prof. Patrick Gagliardini, to express their interest and then send their application directly to the SNSF by 10 June 2024.

Research Management - May 24

Agora projects: five research projects at USI supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation

In the context of the Agora research projects of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), five projects submitted by USI have received positive responses, covering topics that touch on various disciplines of study at the University.

Health - Jun 3

Uniworld: a bridge between USI and Verona

Throughout the academic year, the University of Verona hosts several professors, lecturers, and researchers who engage in collaborative activities such as research and teaching for a month or longer. The Uniworld initiative then shares their experiences through short videos to spread awareness about their collaborative work.

Life Sciences - May 28

Alternative Pathways for Clearing Misfolded Proteins in Rare Diseases

Life Sciences

Rare diseases like the deficiency of alpha1-antitrypsin or lysosomal storage disorders are caused by degradation of mutant proteins.

Event - May 27

At Castel Grande, the exhibition ’Malta. History and science in fragments’

The exhibition "Malta. History and Science in Fragments" was inaugurated on Friday at Castel Grande in Bellinzona.

Economics - May 22

Risk spirals and collective ignorance


In a new article published in the prestigious Journal of Consumer Research , USI professor Léna Pellandini-Simányi (Institute of Marketing and Commun