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Simone Mori MD, working at Conti Lab at Scripps in San Diego and ISSNAF affiliate, won the Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup

Congratulations to Simone Mori MD, working at Conti Lab at Scripps in San Diego and ISSNAF affiliate who won with his Immuno-Oncology team the Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup proposing a new molecule t [ ... ]


Vincenzo Piuri, Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Milano is a candidate for 2018 IEEE President-Elect

Vincenzo Piuri, Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Milano is a candidate for 2018 IEEE President-Elect, who will then serve as 2019 IEEE President. Below you find his  [ ... ]


Young Investigator Training Program - ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Italiane)

ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Italiane) is sponsoring a limited number of research prizes for young investigators thanks to the "Young Investigator Training Program". Awardees [ ... ]


Award for Innovation & Circular Economy - Winner announced

Press Release New York -  June, 20 2017 ISSNAF, the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, and Intesa Sanpaolo, the leading banking group in Italy and one of the top  [ ... ]


Intercellular transmission of the unfolded protein response promotes survival and drug resistance in cancer cells

Stress signals improve tumor fitness
Jeffrey J. Rodvold, Kevin T. Chiu, Nobuhiko Hiramatsu, Julia K. Nussbacher, Valentina Galimberti, Navin R. Mahadevan, Karl Willert, Jonathan H. Lin, and Maurizio Za [ ... ]


Sea urchin protein provides insights into self-assembly of skeletal structures

Martin Pendola, an Italian postdoctoral associate in Dr. John Evans group at NYU College of Dentistry, is investigating a sea urchin protein involved in the formation of skeletal structures. In a pape [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]


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Simone Mori MD, working at Conti Lab at Scripps in San Diego and ISSNAF affiliate, won the Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup
Congratulations to Simone Mori MD, working at Conti Lab at Scripps in San Diego and ISSNAF affiliate who won with his Immuno-Oncology team the Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup proposing a new molecule that direct the immune system against cancer!

Bio: A native of Italy, Simone Mori graduated in medicine at the Polytechnic University of Marche, in Ancona, Italy, where he trained in internal medicine and clinical immunology. A fellowship from the Italian College of Physicians has enabled his work at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (CA) where with his colleagues in the Conti lab focuses on the role of inflammatory molecules such as interleukins and prostaglandins to provide new targets for drug development.

Competition: The Biopharma Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students and to foster innovation from a promising new generation of academic talent. It showcases Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s deep commitment to leverage innovation, curiosity and collaboration. With more than 1,400 applications from 60 countries, this year’s Biopharma Innovation Cup achieved a new record of popularity. Thirty-three participants worked hand in hand with experienced Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, researchers and managers in the biopharma field on developing business plans. For 6 days, bright minds came together at the Innovation Camp near Frankfurt, Germany, and jointly developed novel ideas into innovative project plans for drug discovery.

The winning team “Immuno-Oncology” inspired the audience with their outstanding project proposal on how to translate NK cell biology into a drug discovery project.

The team consisted of:
• Alex Kertser (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
• Franklin Zhong (A*STAR, Singapore)
• Kelly Moynihan (MIT, USA)
• Patrik Andersson (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
• Simone Mori (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
• Arne Sutter (team coach)


 
Vincenzo Piuri, Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Milano is a candidate for 2018 IEEE President-Elect
Vincenzo Piuri, Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Milano is a candidate for 2018 IEEE President-Elect, who will then serve as 2019 IEEE President. Below you find his qualifications and candidate statement.
Voting will be open at/ieee from Aug. 15 to Oct. 2 noon CT USA / 17:00 UTC.
QUALIFICATIONS AND POSITION STATEMENT
IEEE is uniquely positioned as a global leader in science, technology, and innovation. We should ensure that IEEE continues to be the premier reference in our field and further grow as a driver of innovation, timely identifying emerging needs and opportunities. I believe that I have the experience and competence to lead our efforts in this direction.
I started volunteering for IEEE when I was a young student, 33 years ago. Since then, I have been involved in a large spectrum of IEEE activities, including member services, technical committees, conferences, publications, education, people networking, management, and finances. I have served on the Technical Activities Board and the Publication Services and Products Board as well as on their Committees, and on Committees of the Member and Geographic Activities Board, the Educational Activities Board, and the IEEE. I have served as IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities and as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors for four years. My long-lasting volunteer service has given me a broad and deep experience in IEEE and has made me very sensitive to the needs and aspirations of all IEEE members and volunteers.
Continuing the fruitful service in our IEEE, I would like to offer my experience to the service of all IEEE members and volunteers as well as our scientific and professional community, for reinforcing a holistic vision for One IEEE, strongly promoting cooperation and inclusivity. I am truly committed to dedicate my efforts
to ensure that IEEE continues to be the trusted source for high-quality innovative and timely knowledge for scientists and professionals, adopting a human-centric approach, with modern delivery, and addressing emerging topics;
to empower and engage the IEEE members and all people in the scientific and professional community, and promote active participation of members in IEEE management; and
to promote inclusivity and diversity, and pervasively embrace the underserved groups and areas.
 
Young Investigator Training Program - ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Italiane)

ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Italiane) is sponsoring a limited number of research prizes for young investigators thanks to the "Young Investigator Training Program". Awardees (max. age 40 years and working outsideItaly) will be selected amongst applicants who attend the ABCD meeting and choose to spend a period of one month in a hosting laboratory in order to strengthen collaboration and research networks among international research institutions.

Each prize will be worth 3,000 Euro (European) or 4,000 Euro (overseas). The money will be given to the awardee after their participation in the meeting and the stay of one month in the host laboratory in Italy, so awardees will have to pre-finance their attendance at the meeting and the one-month stay in a host laboratory. The awardee will be hosted in a laboratory of one the following institutions and should express their preferences by creating a ranking list of the institutions where they would like to be hosted:

  1. Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (Pozzuoli, Naples)
  2. Institute of Protein Biochemistry, CNR (Naples)
  3. Istituto Regina Elena (Rome)
  4. University of Udine (Udine)
  5. San Raffaele Hospital (Milan)
  6. IFOM (Milan)
  7. University of Naples Federico II (Naples)

Upon registration for the ABCD 2017 Congress, you will receive an email with (among other things) your personal reference code. In order to participate in the selection for the assignment of the research prize, please send an email to Dr Castello (castello@tigem.it ), including your personal reference code, a CV, an abstract (max. 1 page of your research project) and a motivational letter. Please indicate "ACRI YITP application" in the subject of the email; applications with a different subject will not be taken into consideration.

 
Award for Innovation & Circular Economy - Winner announced

Press Release

New York -  June, 20 2017

ISSNAF, the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, and Intesa Sanpaolo, the leading banking group in Italy and one of the top banking groups in the Euro zone, strongly believe in the fundamental importance of re-thinking how our global economy works and of re-designing the way stuff is made. To do so, the two Institutions are bolstering a collective effort on this amazing journey and they are seeking to promote the best innovative ideas for concrete scalable solutions.

This is why Intesa Sanpaolo and ISSNAF have encouraged all Italian researchers currently working in the United States or Canada to submit their application for the co-sponsored “Award for Innovation & Circular Economy”.

Through the “ISSNAF and Intesa Sanpaolo Award for Innovation & Circular Economy” the US community can lever on a distinctive network and passion for innovation in finance, a key enabler to shape the prosperity of the 21st century.

In 2017, the Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Chapter of ISSNAF decided to focus on the importance of the implementation of Circular Economy, therefore this award is dedicated to projects involving the potential or actual execution of one of the regenerative and restorative principles behind the circular economy (as identified by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the most influential global player in this field).

Intesa Sanpaolo, as the only Financial Services Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is committed to accelerate the transition to the Circular Economy within the financial industry.

 

All the award applications have been analyzed by the Review Board composed of international experts in this field and 3 candidates presenting the most interesting projects have been selected.

 

Finalists have presented their projects in oral sessions during a dedicated event on June 20, 2017, hosted by Intesa Sanpaolo Hub in New York and the Award Jury have rewarded the winner with a certificate and a monetary prize of $3.000.

 

The candidates selected are:

- Andrea Boggio;

- Giulia Plotti; and

- Mariano Troccoli.

And the winner is…. Giulia Plotti with her application TRAcy which aims at educating people, and particularly the younger generations, at behaving responsibly, create less waste and reuse more. The app leverages on IBM Watson AI to help people achieve such results.  Gabriele Accardo, Co-chair of the Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Chapter is delighted that a young researcher has won the first prize organized by the Chapter in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo.

 
Intercellular transmission of the unfolded protein response promotes survival and drug resistance in cancer cells

Stress signals improve tumor fitness
Jeffrey J. Rodvold, Kevin T. Chiu, Nobuhiko Hiramatsu, Julia K. Nussbacher, Valentina Galimberti, Navin R. Mahadevan, Karl Willert, Jonathan H. Lin, and Maurizio Zanetti

Mechanisms that promote the survival of healthy cells are often exploited by tumor cells. Tumors experience increased cellular stress, and targeting the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response, an adaptive response to increased protein translation, has been proposed as an anticancer therapy. Rodvold et al. found that prostate cancer cells undergoing an ER stress response transmit some signal to cocultured, naïve cancer cells that then also launch an ER stress response. This phenomenon, which the authors call “transmissible ER stress” (TERS), promoted faster tumor growth and resistance to common anticancer drugs in xenograft mouse models. The findings show that tumor cells leverage this intrinsically adaptive stress response to enhance the fitness of the overall tumor. Inhibiting this signal (once identified) or the pathways induced in the recipient cells might avert drug resistance in prostate cancer patients.

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Sea urchin protein provides insights into self-assembly of skeletal structures

Martin Pendola, an Italian postdoctoral associate in Dr. John Evans group at NYU College of Dentistry, is investigating a sea urchin protein involved in the formation of skeletal structures. In a paper published in Biochemistry last May, Dr. Pendola and co-author Dr. Gaurav Jain describe how this protein modulates and modifies the crystal formation in the sea urchin, allowing the appearance of calcium “building blocks”. This work provides insight on how bone, teeth and other hard tissues are formed, and opens a door to design and engineer a new generation of materials for dentistry, medicine, and even agriculture and aerospace industry.

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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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