The Technologies for Life Science (LifeTech) Research Domain focuses on three Priorities. The first Priority (Neuroscience and Brain Technologies) originates from IIT’s traditional core activity of neuroscience. The target is to develop new optical, computational, optogenetic and molecular tools to efficiently monitor and manipulate brain circuits at multiple scales. At the same time, We continue to study the fundamental processes at the basis of brain activity. Building on the knowledge accumulated in recent years, a multiscale approach will be implemented to better understand how higher brain functions arise from the integrated activity of neurons populations and from the structure and function of their molecular constituents.
The other two Priorities involve an evolution from a purely fundamental life science domain to a technological approach to life science which is characteristic of IIT.