With students for research on Covid-19

Four research projects to combat Covid-19, developed by young researchers from four Italian universities. This is what our Insurance Division does for the post Covid-19 phase.

Intesa Sanpaolo Vita supports young researchers to fight Covid-19

In the emergency phase, it was necessary to strengthen the care aspect, doctors, hospitals, medical instruments for intensive care and pharmaceutical treatments.
Now we need to concentrate our efforts to deepen our knowledge of the virus, explore the transmission dynamics, find solutions to deal with and prevent possible future pandemic returns or events. It is essential to stimulate and support the world of research.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it must only be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so we can fear less.

Marie Curie

The Covid-19 emergency highlighted the importance of skills and the exiguity of physical, mental or cultural boundaries. It has clearly emerged that in dealing with the crises that follow we must reason like a macro-community.
The knowledge society requires continuous scientific development without which culture does not grow, there is no progress and no well-being is generated, given that scientific knowledge is increasingly a source of economic development.

For our country, rich in culture, creativity and excellent minds, supporting research is a strong impetus for growth and competitiveness. And above all, it means enhancing young researchers, reducing the precariousness of their work paths, strengthening the links between universities, research centers and companies, all factors that generate innovation, development and employment.
For all this, with the Intesa Sanpaolo Vita, we thought of supporting young researchers and boosting their ongoing or in-progress research in four excellent Italian universities excellent universities, also imagining synergies and convergences, scientific and territorial, that give vigor to the exploration of every possible form of contrast to the virus.

Clinical and Immunological Research Projects "Study of multimorbidity related to SARS-CoV-2 infection: clinical and pathogenetic evaluations" of the University of Milan, "Study of tissue and organic lesions in deceased patients SARS-CoV-2 positive: morphological, molecular, ultrastructural and clinical-pathological correlations "of the University of Padua," Genomic, immunologic and hormonal gender differences in COVID 19 "of the Catholic University of Rome," Synthetic antibodies "monoclonal type" vs SARS-CoV -2 "of the University of Calabria, will help the scientific community to better know the invisible enemy of this time.

"In line with the numerous initiatives of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group to deal with the health emergency, the Intesa Sanpaolo Vita has launched several projects to support the country. After having expanded the services and health coverage for our insured customers for free, to give an immediate response to the health crisis, we have now decided to engage in an initiative that looks above all to the future and to the well-being of the whole community in which we operate, investing on young people, on their training and specialization. Thanks to this initiative, four researchers from as many Italian universities will be able to work full time on the immunological research front ".

Nicola Maria Fioravanti, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Vita, Head of the Insurance Division of Intesa Sanpaolo

Our support to young researchers another step to the construction of the Impact Bank that we want to be. Research is one of the main resources that allow a country to remain competitive and in step with the more advanced ones. Supporting research makes the future of young researchers who participate in the development and well-being of our society less precarious.
Contributing to the development of research means looking to the future and participating concretely in its construction.

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