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IRCCS, Centro San Giovanni Di Dio FatebenefratelliResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre



The Scientific Institute San Giovanni di Dio (St John of God) is based in Brescia, Northern Italy. It was funded in 1880 and since 1996 has been appointed as a scientific institute of national relevance (Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare -IRCCS). It is owned by the Fatebenefratelli, St. John of God Religious Order, the largest private health care group in the world. Fourteen hundred Brothers manage 389 health care activities in 49 countries of 5 continents. This Order is active in many EU countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia. The Brescia Institute is coordinating 6 more centres for Alzheimer and Dementia owned by the Fatebenefratelli, making it the leading database for clinical research on Alzheimerâ??s in Italy.


It is funded by the National Health System as the national centre of excellence for Alzheimerâ??s and psychiatric diseases. Its mission involves translational research, i.e. developing models that can be taken up by other Italian clinical centres. Its staff of 20 psysicians and psychologists treat 4500 persons with Alzheimerâ??s or associated disorders yearly. More than 60 professional researchers work in the laboratories of genetics, neurobiology, neuroimaging, neuropsychophysiology, neuropsychology, ethics, epidemiology and telemedicine. More than 80 other researchers cooperate with the Brescia Institute form the other centres of the research network (Rome, Turin, Milan).

Main research areas

- Neurobiology & Bio-bank, - Neurogenetics, - Neuropharmacology, - Neuro-psycho-physiology, - Neuropsychology, - Neuromorphometry, - Epidemiology.


Scientific Director: Paolo Maria Rossini


Centro San Giovanni di Dio-Fatebenefratelli
Brescia The National Center for Research and C


(0039) 030 35011

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