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CERM: a Center for Research, Transfer and Higher Education of the University of Florence
CERM and CIRMMP jointly run an NMR Infrastructure which is one of the most well-equipped NMR laboratories in the world
Instruct is a pan-European Research Infrastructure providing expertise and access to high quality instruments for structural cell biology researchers
Main and satellite activities of CERM/CIRMMP
Research Areas at CERM: 70 researchers engaged in a variety of fields are working at CERM
CERM offers an International Doctorate Structural Biology and typically hosts approximately 40 PhD students and post-docs
CERM has active collaborations with a number of industrial partners
CERM applies Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to fundamental questions in the Life Sciences.
A wide range of high-field NMR instruments that allow users to study the structure and dynamics of large molecules both in solution- and solid-state are available.

BY BUS: Please refer to the ATAF website for the latest routing information and timetables. The Polo Scientifico can be reached from Florence train station (Piazza Santa Maria Novella) by taking:

  • line 23 , get off at the station named “tre pietre” and take line 59.


Once you are on the bus 59, get off at the bus stop in Via della Lastruccia

BY TAXI: A taxi from the main Florence train station (Santa Maria Novella) to CERM takes 20-30 minutes and costs approximately 20 euros. CERM is located at the Polo Scientifico, next to Florence International Airport. A taxi from the airport to CERM takes approximately 5 minutes and costs around 10 euros.
DRIVING FROM DOWNTOWN FLORENCE: Follow signs to the airport. Get on the Firenze-Mare A11 (the freeway to Prato and Pisa) and after 1 km take the first exit for Sesto Fiorentino. The off-ramp merges then forks and you go right, following signs towards Sesto Fiorentino. Once off the ramp turn right at the first crossroad (just past a gas station on your left and immediately following a neon speed meter on your right).
DRIVING FROM ROME: From the A1 freeway going north from Rome to Florence, take the Firenze Nord exit towards the airport (past the first three exits: Firenze Sud, Firenze Certosa, and Firenze Scandicci). Follow the signs to Firenze and the airport, then take the Sesto Fiorentino exit. Bear to the right following signs to Sesto Fiorentino, then turn right at the first crossroad (just past a gas station on your left and immediately following a neon speed meter on your right).
DRIVING FROM SIENA: At the end of the highway between Firenze and Siena, take the A1 freeway north towards Bologna/Milano. Exit at Firenze Nord (past the Firenze Scandicci exit). Follow the signs to Firenze and the airport, and take the Sesto Fiorentino exit. Bear to the right following signs to Sesto Fiorentino, then turn right at the first crossroad (just past a gas station on your left and immediately following a neon speed meter on your right).
DRIVING FROM MILANO/BOLOGNA: From the A1 freeway from Milano to Florence, exit at Firenze Nord. Follow the signs to Firenze and the airport, and exit at Sesto Fiorentino. Bear to the right following signs to Sesto Fiorentino, then turn right at the first crossroad (just past a gas station on your left and immediately following a neon speed meter on your right).

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