Currently, the research activities in Biology at SNS are carried out in a transitory logistic arrangement, (and in continuity with the past situation), hosted by the CNR, at the CNR Area di Ricerca site. In recent years, Scuola Normale opened its own scientific research infrastructure at San Silvestro, with very well equipped and highly productive laboratories in the field of Nanophysics and Biophysics.
Currently, the San Silvestro structure is subjected to the initial phase of restructuration. It is reasonable and highly desirable that as soon as possible, the new BioSNS Laboratory could relocate at the San Silvestro site. This would allow an increasing integration with other scientific groups at Scuola Normale, such as NEST Laboratories , in order to estabilish an essential critical mass and to expand in a cross-disciplinary way the scientific and technological capabilities for the planned research programs, without reducing the very positive interactions with the CNR Institutes.
BioSNS Laboratory is a gathering place for Scuola Normale scientists that, nowadays, are working at other structures and for other structure’s scientists involved in this scientific project.Finally, BioSNS Laboratory intends to become point of reference for the Biology experimental activities at Scuola Normale, also incubating in the future interest, feasibility and sustainability for any new research directions that may arise.