Research is one of the core activities carried out by the University of Sassari. Departments are responsible for the development of subject-specific and cross-sector projects, but support is provided to them by the Research Office of the Central Administration, in collaboration with the Rector’s Delegates for Research, Professors Valentina Prosperi and Francesco Cucca.
Valentina Prosperi graduated in Pisa and teaches Classical Philology at the University of Sassari. Her main topic of expertise is the survival of classical culture in the early modern age.
She published a book on how Roman poet Lucretius’ works affected the Renaissance literary production in Italy (Di soavi licor gli orli del vaso. La fortuna di Lucrezio dall’Umanesimo alla Controriforma, Aragno 2004) and the spread of Troy’s myth between Antiquity and the Renaissance (Omero sconfitto - ricerche sul mito di Troia dall’antichità al Rinascimento, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura 2013).
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Cagliari, where he also specialised in Paediatrics, attending the II Clinica Pediatrica chaired by Prof. Antonio Cao.
He served as a post-doctoral researcher at the Oxford University, being a member of the research team coordinated by Prof. John Todd.
He is a Professor of Medical Genetics at the School of Medicine of the University of Sassari, and the Director of the Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica (IRGB) of the Italian National Research Centre.