IIGM is an instrumental body of the

IIGM is an instrumental body of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation

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Our goal is to become a reference center in Italy for translational research and precision medicine.
We aim at training a new generation of talented scientists, so that they can walk a path to become a reference for tomorrow’s international research.

Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine

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IIGM is a research foundation created by the Compagnia di San Paolo of Turin. It was established to develop top-quality research and provide advanced training in human genomics and epigenomics, systems biology, immunology and bioinformatics.

Research and Facilities

Research Units


The Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM) hosts eight Research Units, whose activities address biomedical disciplines, bioinformatic analysis, and computational biology. IIGM hosts the inter-unit project “Sargen”, an investigation on pediatric sarcomas.
The activity of each Unit is coordinated by a Principal Investigator (PI) and managed by researchers and technicians.



There are currently 3 active facilities at IIGM, managed by dedicated staff. The activities of the facilities are meant to service both internal researchers and external users as part of scientific collaborations with IIGM, or under Service agreements.


Genetic and molecular epidemiology

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The research program of the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit focuses on the integration of clinical, environmental (exposures, lifestyles, diet, diseases, and intermediate phenotypes), and genomic and epigenomic data collected in large prospective studies.


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The research unit combines molecular, cellular, and global genomic approaches to investigate epigenetic and epitranscriptomic modifications that occur in response to environmental or developmental signals and that are deregulated in tumour transformation.

Cancer genomics and Bioinformatics

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Our group studies cancer genomics using large-scale next-generation sequencing data to identify and characterize the molecular mechanisms driving cancer onset and progression.

Immune regulation

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The studies of the Immune regulation unit are aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying the development of the immune response.


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The goal of the unit is the generation of innovative strategies for stimulating the antitumor immune response in cancer patients.

Statistical inference and computational biology

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The Unit’s research program is related to the development of computational techniques inspired by statistical mechanics applied to biological research: from the quantitative analysis of large-scale biological databases to the inference of complex interaction networks.

Genomic instability and tumor immunity

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The major interest of the unit is to decipher the link between genomic instability, cancer stemness and anti-tumor immune response, in order to develop effective and durable immunotherapeutic strategies.

Chemical Biology

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The “Chemical Biology” unit develops new technologies and new strategies for enhancing drug therapies. Particular attention is paid to the pathways that enable the internalisation and delivery of biomolecules and biopharmaceuticals into intracellular compartments of the cell.

Sargen Project

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Inter-unit Project “Genomic Profiles Analysis in Children, Adolescents and Young Adult with sarcomas” (SAR-GEN_ITA).


Career and training

Bioinformatics technician EN

The Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM) is looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatics technician in the Genomic Unit to support data analysis of genomic, epigenetic, and transcriptomic research projects.
Pubblication: 01.08.2023
Expiry date: —

Candiolo, Italy


Early-stage staff technician EN

The IIGM’s Genomic Facility is seeking a highly motivated early-stage technician to support the activities of the Facility.
Pubblication: 01.08.2023
Expiry date: —

Candiolo, Italy