The Scientific Directorate

The San Raffaele Scientific Institute (SRSI) is one of the principal research Institutes in Italy as per volume and profile of scientific output: in 2016 alone SRSI produced a total of 1.381 scientific publications (total impact factor: 7.476,581).

Scientific research at SRSI covers virtually all fields of biomedical research and spawns from a variety of activities that are performed in different Divisions, Institutes and Research Centres. Divisions, Institutes and Research Centres occupy a total area of over 130,000 squared meters. The integration of basic, translational and clinical research aimed at providing the best assistance for our patients is what characterizes the SRSI environment. Moreover, numerous partnerships with some of the most important research centres in the world contribute to make SRSI widely renowned. SRSI also constantly generates a significant number of licenses and patents through which research results are brought to the patient more efficiently.

Since 2001, SRSI has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) with the speciality of Molecular Medicine. This speciality recognizes the multidisciplinary research carried out at SRSI, which focuses at both understanding the molecular processes underlying a large number of human diseases and designing new approaches for their treatment.
Thus, the mission of SRSI can be summarized in the following ways:

  • promote research aimed at dissecting the molecular pathways responsible for a variety of important human diseases;
  • identify new targets and new therapeutic strategies for such diseases;
  • create the best environment for young scientists and physicians.

Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of scientists, physicians, students and all those working at SRSI, our in-house research has already brought to the clinic new and important therapeutic approaches against life threatening diseases.


Prof. Gianvito Martino,
Scientific Director
Prof. Luca Guidotti,
Deputy Scientific Director