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Dr. Gabriella Gobbi wins the Graham Boeckh Foundation Sam Lal Award

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriella Gobbi on winning the seventh annual Dr. Samarthji Lal Award for Mental Health Research and wishes her continued success. Dr. Gobbi is a psychiatrist and neuroscientis [ ... ]


Giuseppe Cataldo, PhD, receives the “NASA’s Early Career Public Achievement Medal"

Congratulations to Giuseppe Cataldo, PhD, systems engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and @NASA's space technology development program receives the “NASA’s Early Career Public Achie [ ... ]


Intervista a Fabio Pacucci

Fabio Pacucci, astrofisico 29enne, dopo gli studi alla Normale di Pisa ha già fatto scoperte sensazionali sugli antenati dei "buchi neri". Ora da Yale continua la sua ricerca e in questa intervista s [ ... ]


Scomparsa del Prof. Francesco Turturro

E con stima e riconoscenza che la Fondazione ISSNAF esprime vicinanza alla famiglia Turturro per la prematura scomparsa del Prof. Francesco Turturro. Medico ematologo, specialista in linfomi, è sta [ ... ]


Quel Vaccino Ci Fa Bene - L'inchiesta di Grazia

Dopo che la trasmissione tv report ha sollevato dubbi sull'immunizzazione dal papilloma virus, il site mondo scientifico si è ribellato. Perché i vaccini non sono un'opinione: l'iniezione che proteg [ ... ]


Open position at università di foggia as associate professor in medicine

Open position at università di foggia as associate professor in medicine

University of Foggia is recruiting highly qualified professors for the faculty of medicine for a permanent position [ ... ]


Metti una sera al Consolato con i ricercatori di New York

  Metti una sera al Consolato con i ricercatori di New York 1bestpillsforhealth.com
L’evento è stato organizzato dal New York Chapter dell’ISSNAF, che il professor della NYU Riccardo  [ ... ]


Premio Aspen Institute Italia per la ricerca e la collaborazione scientifica tra Italia e Stati Uniti”

“Premio Aspen Institute Italia per la ricerca e la collaborazione scientifica tra Italia e Stati Uniti” è stato oggi pubblicato sulla homepage del sito web di Aspen Institute in Italia l’annun [ ... ]


DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme
 2017 Edition

DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme 2017 Edition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2017 edition of the Summe [ ... ]


Sedotti e abbandonati. Lo Stato blocca i fondi ai ricercatori del Sud

Sedotti e abbandonati. Lo Stato blocca i fondi ai ricercatori del Sud
Le start up di “Social Innovation” senza soldi da oltre un anno. I vincitori del bando pieni di debiti. Il Miur: difficoltà bu [ ... ]


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UW Award to Gaetano Borriello

The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients being recognized for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.

Gaetano Borriello, professor, computer science and engineering, was awarded the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.

Congratulations!

Click here to read the announcement.

 
MIUR Grants for Young Investigators

MIUR Grants for Young InvestigatorsMIUR opened a call for applications for 50 Million Eur of SIR grants (Scientific Independence of young Researchers).
MIUR’s goal is to support young researchers in the first steps of their independent research in three areas: life sciences (40%); physical sciences and engineering (40%), and Humanities and Social Sciences (20%)

For more information click here

 
Invitation to UNESCO Chair Inauguration

Invitation to UNESCO Chair InaugurationDr. Federico Rosei invites ISSNAF members to the official inauguration of the UNESCO Chair “Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage” (MATECSS), which will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on April 10th 2014 starting at 09:00 am.

Brief introductory speeches will be made by the President of INRS, Professor Daniel Coderre, by the Vice-President for Research, Professor Yves Begin and by Professor Federico Rosei.
These welcome statements will be followed by a keynote presentation by Professor John C. PolanyiNobel Laureate in Chemistry, who will talk about “How Discoveries Are Made and Why It Matters”.
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ERA-Can+ invite you to learn about Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is a European funding opportunity that is accessible to Canadians working in science, technology, and innovation.
Horizon 2020 is a multi-year (2014-2020) program for science and technology funded by the European Commission. With a budget of almost €80 billion (CAD $118 billion) Horizon 2020 forms a central part of the EU's economic policy agenda. Read more

 
Comparing De Novo Genome Assembly

plosone logoAn italian researcher, Giuseppe Narzisi, working at the New York University, is the lead author of a paper published in the PlOS One Journal. The paper highlights common anomalies in assembly accuracy through a rigorous study of several assemblers, compared under both standard metrics (N50, coverage, contig sizes, etc.) as well as a more comprehensive metric (Feature-Response Curves, FRC). For the article

 
Workshop Italiano Sol-Gel

veneto nanotechThe VIII Workshop Italiano Sol-Gel will take place in Trento on June 21-22 at the Conference Room "Luigi Stringa" Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK). 

 

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Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution

zappi newsComputer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The sensors could be particularly useful to people suffering from chronic conditions, such as asthma, who need to avoid exposure to pollutants.An italian researcher, Piero Zappi, took part to the research. For the press release

 
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ISSNAF Annual Event
ISSNAF Annual Event
During the ISSNAF Annual Event the Italian Scientific Community meets the institutions, the industry, academia to discuss breakthrough ideas, network, and to award projects of young Italians through the ISSNAF Young Investigators Awards in different fields of Science. The event brings together prominent Italian scientists and researchers active in North America, as well as representatives of the Institutions and the industry. The event is organized Under the Auspices of H.E. Ambassador Armando Varricchio, the Ministry of Italian Foreign Affairs (MAECI), Ministry of research and Education (MIUR), Italian Ministry of Health, and has the Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.This year's exciting conference will focus on Innovation Through Science, exploring innovation as invention and transformation, how research, new ideas and approaches become reality, and their impact on how we live and think.

Young ISSNAF

Young ISSNAFYoung ISSNAF is the “network-inside-the-network” of under-40 ISSNAF affiliates, Italian investigators and scholars of all areas of scientific and academic research.

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Success Stories

Young ISSNAFOur pride is to be able to help young Italian talents follow their dreams and have opportunities.

Here is where they share them.

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Samanta Cristoforetti in conversation Samanta Cristoforetti in conversation

  The Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, University of Toronto proudly present Samanta Cristoforetti, Italian astronaut, European Space Agency in conversation with Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar FUTURA Mission - 200 ...

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La Console Natalia Quintavalle consegna l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale alla Dott.ssa Silvia Formenti, una luminare nel campo della radioterapia La Console Natalia Quintavalle consegna l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale alla Dott.ssa Silvia Formenti, una luminare nel campo della radioterapia

      La Dott.ssa Silvia Formenti, membro del Board of Trustees di ISSNAF e presidente dell'Advisory Board di Medicina e Biologia, ha ricevuto il 2 giugno 2015, durante le celebrazioni delle Festa della Repubblica, l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale dalla Console Generale d'Italia ...

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ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter 2015 Meeting ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter 2015 Meeting

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 12:00 to 14:00pm Meeting Room: 2.95 The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email imaging@issnaf.org or call Lorenzo Mannelli at +1 (646) 226 5924

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ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting

Thursday , January 29th, 2015 early afternoonat the laboratories of Global Good-Intellectual Ventures the ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting will take place. The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email seattle@iss...

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ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter Meeting ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter Meeting

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 from 12pm to 1:30pm Meeting Room: E271B The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email imaging@issnaf.org or call Lorenzo Mannelli at +1 (646) 226 5924

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ISSNAF - Fondazione Marche Internships 2014 ISSNAF - Fondazione Marche Internships 2014

 ISSNAF and Fondazione Marche are honored to announce the winners of the ECapital contest. The competition, aimed to encourage the creation of innovative business ideas, is a unique opportunity to transform creativity into business and is giving away for the winners 5 internship at "Mind the B...

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Meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin Meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin

  On Saturday, May 31th, 2014, a delegation of Italian researchers participated in a meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, and Sergio Pecorelli, Chancellor at the University of Brescia and President of the Italian Medicines Agency.

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM 2014 Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM 2014

On Saturday May the 25th, during the biannual meeting of the Societa' Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM), the Medical Imaging Science Chapter of ISSNAF organized a round table to discuss the experiences of Italian radiologists abroad.

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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti meets ISSNAF Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti meets ISSNAF

  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with ISSNAF President Vito Campese during a meeting with the Italian community hosted by Consul General Giuseppe Perrone on May 20, 2014. Mayor Garcetti was very supportive and showed interested in ISSNAF activities. 

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ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL MINDS an Italian contribution ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL MINDS an Italian contribution

Meeting organized by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and ISSNAF on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:30pm at the IIC, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024. RSVP to rsvp.iicla@esteri.it  

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM

  The ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter will hold a roundtable during the 2014 Meeting of the Societa’ Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM). The discussion will highlight different research experiences of Italian scientists in North America and promote future collaborations between medic...

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting

The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm. Guest speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a no...

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2014 ISSNAF Awards for the Humanities 2014 ISSNAF Awards for the Humanities

ISSNAF and LaFondazioneNY encourage all Italian researchers born after March 30, 1974 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their full applications.

DEADLINE EXTENDED APRIL 25, 2014.

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Internship Program ISSNAF-ASI 2014 Internship Program ISSNAF-ASI 2014

Thanks to the generous support of Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) ISSNAF is offering two summer internships in primary North American research facilities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED APRIL 10, 2014.


Read the call - Get Application form - Learn more about ASI.

ISSNAF Seminar @ NY Chapter ISSNAF Seminar @ NY Chapter

The first ISSNAF Seminar of 2014, "Italy 2020: Challenges and Opportunities of Growth", was organized by the New York Chapter on February 28th at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. Approximately 130 people gathered to listen to our amazing speakers and the event was truly a success.

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting

The 2014 Spring meeting will take place on Thursday, April 10th in the Auditorium of the Research and Training Building (300 9th Ave, 98104, Seattle) at Harborview Medical Center. We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Erica Tartaglione, Research Specialist at the VA Puget Sound Hospit...

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