The Ronzoni Institute has been building on its experience in synthesis and mechanism of action of biologically-active substances. Most of the research is carried out in the laboratories of the Institute. The staff is assisted by fellows supported by public and private research grants. In order to extend the scope of its research, the Institute encourages collaborative work and the exchange of research workers with Italian and foreign laboratories or universities. Research reports are generally published in English, in national or international specialized journals of Chemistry, Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry.