A resource for Italian biomedical research


The National Institute of Molecular Genetics (INGM) “Romeo and Enrica Invernizzi” is a research institute with focus on molecular genetics and on other methods of detection and diagnosis. INGM research began in 2007 and still continues inside the campus of the historic Policlinico Hospital, located in the very centre of Milan, in the “Romeo and Enrica Invernizzi” building. The Foundation has achieved significant scientific results in understanding the mechanisms of regulation of gene expression and interactions between the immune system and tumor cells.

As of today, INGM stands as a center of excellence in biomedical research both at national and international level.


funded by national and international agencies and charities


won with competitive grants from national and international agencies and charities


work in our laboratories


Merck ‘Grant for Oncology Innovation’ awards recognize recipients for pushing boundaries in oncology research

Merck today announced recipients of the fourth annual Grant for Oncology Innovation (GOI) awards. The three winners of this prestigious program were awarded €1 million in total to progress their research. Recipients of the 2017 GOI award are: Renata Maria Grifantini, National Institute of Molecular Genetics, Milan, Italy, for her proposal: “Novel targets of tumor-infiltrating CD4+ regulatory [...]

EMBL recognises the work of Raffaele De Francesco with the Lennart Philipson Award

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has assigned the 2018 Lennart Philipson Award to Raffaele De Francesco, an EMBL alumnus now head of the Virology Laboratory of INGM. Raffaele De Francesco’s work on the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) led to a medical revolution. Previously, certain chronic viral infections had been kept under control using drugs, [...]

INGM among the partners of CurB: a project funded by Region Lombardy to fight chronic HBV

Luca del Gobbo, delegate for University, research and Open innovation at the Lombardy Region, signed the research agreement with Promidis srl to develop innovative drugs to fight and win the hepatitis B virus. Partners in the project are Istituto Nazionale di Genetica Molecolare-INGM, San Raffaele hospital, Univerity of Milano and Policlicnico “San Matteo” in Pavia. [...]

Forgeries as obstacles to change and innovation

INGM is proud to have been the host of the first "Salotto Invernizzi - INGM", on the topic "Forgeries as obstacles to change and innovation". Among others, Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin spoke. The discussion was moderated by Paolo Mieli. Click here to download the poster of the event. A few moments can were recorded [...]

How can you help us

5×1000 (for italian residents)

Why donate your “5×1000” to INGM?

By donating your “5×1000” to INGM, you chose to back research and progress.

How to donate your “5×1000” to INGM?

Just sign in the provided line “Finanziamento della Ricerca Sanitaria” and write down the Institute fiscal code: 04157700964


All donations made in favour of our Foundation are tax-deductable to the full extent allowed by law.

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