ICB operates in the fields of bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology, with expertise in the disciplines of spectroscopy, structural and synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular modeling, microbiology, pharmacology, nutraceutics and bioenergetics.

ICB activities range from basic research on biomolecules and bioprocesses to their biotechnological applications in the following sectors:

  1. Health (development of new active principles, understanding of physiological and pathological mechanisms);
  2. Energy (development of bio-fuels and other renewable bioenergetics resources);
  3. Environment (understanding and counteraction of biological invasion phenomena, recycling of potentially polluting industrial waste products);
  4. Agriculture and Food Industry (study and amelioration of species with nutritional value, identification of active principles for the nutraceutic, cosmetic and veterinary use).