The scientific activity of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of the University of Catania is oriented towards Translational Medicine, a bold, contemporary approach based on the ability to transfer scientific knowledge to biomedicine in order to generate advanced diagnostic and therapeutic applications and offering at the same time new investigative tools.

There's a two-way connection between medicine and clinical research which allows scientists to formulate hypotheses starting from clinical observation. Those observations, like how certain medicines work or which mechanisms lead to certain diseases, can then be verified and possibly demonstrated through pre-clinical experimental models and then returned to the clinic to be used on patients. 

Main areas of research:

  • Physio-Pathological Mechanisms, Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Degenerative Diseases (diabetes, arteriosclerosis) Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Allergic Respiratory Pathologies and Interstitial Lung Pathologies
  • Immunorheumatology
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
  • Kidney Diseases and their association to Cardiovascular Disease
  • Metabolic Osteopathy
  • Andrology and Endocrinology
  • Endocrine Diseases and Endocrine Oncology
  • Affective and Psychotic Disorders
  • Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
  • Neuropaediatrics
  • Glycosilation Deficit and Paediatric Lysosomial Disease
  • Paediatric Broncopneumology
  • Paediatric Endocrine Disease
  • Paediatric Neuropsychiatry
  • Bioinformatics for developing indispensable instruments for computational and in silico analysis in departmental research