Living in Pozzuoli
Pozzuoli and Surroundings
TIGEM has recently relocated to Pozzuoli, a small ancient town in the Italian region of Campania, just outside of Naples. Although the main highlight of the transfer is TIGEM’s new facility, complete with modern laboratories, new equipment, and ample space for faculty, guests and meetings, the beautiful backdrop of Pozzuoli has undoubtedly contributed to the enhanced quality-of-life.
Pozzuoli, a seaside town, was one of the first Greco-Roman settlements in mainland Italy, and as a result, there are many historical and archaeological sites to see in your free time. From volcanoes, such as the Solfatara, to the Flavian Amphitheater, you will never run out of spare time enjoyment.
As previously mentioned, Pozzuoli is situated right outside of Naples (Napoli), the largest city in Southern Italy. Naples, as you may have seen in famous bay-view photos, is home to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that buried Pompeii almost 2000 years ago. Monuments, natural and archaeological sites and cultural and historical attractions are endless. Our strategic location at Pozzuoli makes our facility very accessible from Naples.
Given our proximity to Naples, a major academic center and the capital of Campania, we are able to collaborate with many research facilities and universities.
There are nine universities with which we collaborate for projects and events, giving our faculty the opportunity to take advantage of other resources and expertise in various fields. The University of Naples (L’Università di Napoli, Federico II), one of the most esteemed academic institutions in Italy and the oldest in Naples, is the awarding body of our Systems Biology PhD program. Federico II and 17 other universities in the region of Campania are active members of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), which is another one of our major partners. The CNR has a location in Naples and one in Pozzuoli, and it houses important laboratory facilities such as the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics (IGB) and the Institute of Protein Biochemistry (IBP).
Finally TIGEM’s additional resources within the realm of biological research extend to the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, which is the oldest aquarium in Europe, and institutional consortia such as CEINGE, a collaborative effort by Federico II, and BIOGEM, a group of institutions including the aforementioned Anton Dohrn. Collaborations of this sort increase TIGEM’s access to resources and enrich the nature of the studies and projects held at TIGEM.