Two new UniCamillus PRINs accepted: a focus on the fight against cancer and antibiotic resistance

UniCamillus research projects continue to be extremely successful. Following the funding received in recent months for 7 Projects of Significant International Interest (so called PRINs), another two have been accepted.

The projects that secured funding are led by Prof. Gianfranco Peluso, UniCamillus lecturer in Nutrition and Health Promotion, and Prof. Emiliano Maiani, a researcher in Molecular Biology.

Prof. Peluso‘s project involves the development of nanotechnologies applied to medicine to inhibit microbial adhesion and biofilm formation through the synthesis of innovative nanodevices loaded with bioactive molecules of natural origin. The study aims to prevent the formation of antibiotic-resistant strains underlying emerging diseases, even at the local-regional level (as in the case of periodontitis).

Prof. Maiani coordinates a multidisciplinary project at UniCamillus focused on studying pancreatic cancer, also in conjunction with the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and involving researchers from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

“We are pleased to say that the PNRR PRIN projects in which we are involved”, stated Prof. Peluso, “confirm and demonstrate the excellence of the University in the field of health research, thanks also and above all to the commitment of tutors and researchers in their respective areas of expertise”.

“I am confident that these projects will open up new prospects in cancer research and the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains”, said Prof. Maiani, “thus demonstrating the ongoing commitment of UniCamillus University in the scientific field”.

“These successes reflect our commitment to addressing crucial medical challenges”, said UniCamillus’ Rector, Prof. Gianni Profita. “With increasing enthusiasm and responsibility, we continue to strive for high-quality research, with productive collaborations and initiatives that have a tangible impact on people’s health and well-being”.