CIMeC is an interdepartmental center uniting members of the Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Humanities and Philosophy, Physics, Mathematics, and Information Engineering and Computer Science.
The Coordinator of this project, Dr. Albrecht Haase is Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and member of CIMeC. He is heading the Neurophysics group, whose members study physical mechanisms underlying signal perception and transduction in the nervous system and apply techniques developed for experimental physics to problems in neuroscience.
They are supported by Dr. Gianfranco Anfora, Associate Professor at the Centre Agriculture Food Environment (C3A).
The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Free University of Bozen is represented by Dr. Sergio Angeli, tenured Assistant professor of Agricultural and Forest Entomology. The ongoing research of Angeli’s entomology research group is related to insect chemoperception, analysing aspects of the olfactory coding, organic volatile compounds characterization, plant-insect, and tritrophic interactions. The research group has recently increased its focus on apiculture and beekeeping.
The Plant protection and Agricultural and forestry biodiversity unit at the Technology Transfer Center of the Foundation Edmund Mach (FMACH) will be represented by Dr. Paolo Fontana, the responsible scientist and by Dr. Valeria Malagnini.
It hosts the beekeepers of three neighbouring valleys in Trentino, it supplies its members with useful information and collects data from them also regarding possible colony losses and their circumstances.