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


EU funds research into causes and new therapies for multiple sclerosis

EU funds research into causes and new therapies for multiple sclerosis The progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) can usually be slowed down with medication, but a cure is currently not possible. It is now established that Epstein-Barr virus is involved in the development of MS. However, it is not known how the pathogen triggers the [...]

New breakthrough to help immune systems in the fight against cancer

New research has identified potential treatment that could improve the human immune system’s ability to search out and destroy cancer cells within the body. Scientists have identified a way to restrict the activity a group of cells which regulate the immune system, which in turn can unleash other immune cells to attack tumours in cancer [...]

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, [...]

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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