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A $100k Grant for groundbreaking microbiome research

Dr. Renato Polimanti is a young Italian scientist (and ISSNAF affiliate) at Yale University School of Medicine. His main research interest is the genetic predisposition to alcohol and drug use disorde [ ... ]


Sergio Pecorelli and Paolo Sassone Corsi have been awarded the August and Marie Krogh Medal 2015

Prof. Sergio Pecorelli, Rector of the University of Brescia and Prof. Paolo Sassone Corsi, director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism of the University of California, Irvine, were awarded b [ ... ]


NASA Robert H. Goddard Honor Award 2015 to Francesco Tombesi

On March 22nd 2016 Dr. Francesco Tombesi - an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and research scientist at the Dept. of Astronomy of the University of Maryland, College Park - was a [ ... ]


DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme - 2016 Edition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2016 edition of the Summer Exchange Program dedicated to promote the exchange of students i [ ... ]


ISSNAF and Italian Institute of Culture launch a series of lectures "voices of Italian science in US"

Voices of Italian Science in the US
(click here for a link to the page of the event)

Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021
March 9th and March 16th 2016, 6pm

March 9th, 2016:  [ ... ]


Interview with Filippo Mancia, PhD at the New & Notable Symposium - 60th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting

An interview with Filippo Mancia, PhD during the 60th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Filippo Mancia, PhD, a speaker at the New & Notable Symposium, gives an overview of hi [ ... ]


Filippo Mancia and his team at Columbia University show the atomic resolution structure of ArnT

Scientists from the group of @ISSNAF member Filippo Mancia (#ManciaLab @pippomancia) at Columbia University show the atomic resolution structure of ArnT, a bacterial enzyme which catalyzes the attachm [ ... ]


The National Academy of Engineering to award Andrew J. Viterbi the 2016 Charles Draper Prize for Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering will award Andrew J. Viterbi the 2016 Charles Draper Prize for Engineering on Feb.16 2016 at a gala dinner  in Washington D.C..

This prestigious award recognizes  [ ... ]


Photocleavable Hydrogel Coated Upconverting Nanoparticles: a Multifunctional Theranostic Platform for NIR Imaging and On-Demand Macromolecular Delivery

Alcune terapie farmacologiche, come quelle antitumorali, sono note per i loro effetti collaterali dannosi. Questi sintomi sono spesso il risultato dell’azione indesiderata del farmaco a danno di cel [ ... ]


Structure of the polyisoprenyl-phosphate glycosyltransferase GtrB and insights into the mechanism of catalysis

The Paper on the structure of polyisoprenyl-po4 GT GtrB has been published on @NatureComms! Congrats to @pippomancia and all authors and to #ManciaLab
"Research Grants from the Muscular Dystrophy A [ ... ]


Seattle Chapter
Chair

Chair: Lorenzo Giacani
Contact: seattle@issnaf.org

 
ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting

issnafThursday , January 29th, 2015 early afternoon
at 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@issnaf.org or call Lorenzo Giacani at +1 (206) 897 5402

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting

Harborview Medical Center 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 novel set in Trieste; Pino Cherchi, renowned glass artist will talk about changing glass into art; Beatrice Arduini, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington will talk about Dante Alighieri; and Iole Alessandrini, architect and light sculptress will talk about the architecture of light. A free guided visit to “The Infinite Possibilities of Origami” will be offered to the participants thanks to the generosity of the BAM and ISSNAF. 

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Invitation to the Italian Delegation Reception

Meet the representatives of three Italian BioParks :

bioparkA delegation from Italy representing three BioParks from three regions will be attending the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA) meeting, Life Science Innovation Northwest, June 19 and 20 in Seattle, Washington.

The CEO of the company Flowmetric, along with the directors of the Polo Tecnologico Pordenone, Parco Tecnologico Padano, and Toscana Life Sciences will be in Seattle and wish to meet our community of scientists. BioParks in Italy function as incubators of new ideas, they provide equipment, laboratory space, expertise, and access to funding for small to medium companies.

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Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting 2014

Harborview Medical CenterThe 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 Hospital will talk about the next frontier in patient-directed health care; Giuseppe Tassone, Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington will talk about the role of new technologies in language learning; Irene Rembado, Fellow in the Department of Engineering at the University of Washington will talk about the latest innovations in man-machine interface; and Fabio Parmeggiani, Senior Fellow in the Biochemistry department at the University of Washington will introduce us to the art of protein masonry.

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Seattle Chapter Fall Meeting 2013: another great success

Fall Meeting: another great successThe ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter fall meeting was just another great success. Almost 100 people gathered to listen to our four amazing speakers and to visit the BAM.

After the visit we enjoyed talks form Claudio Mazzola, PhD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington that talked about the health of Italian cinema.

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Seattle Chapter Fall Meeting 2013

ISSNAF Seattle Chapter is pleased to announce the 2013 Fall Meeting, that will take place at the Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004) on Wednesday, Dec. 11th 2013. Also this time, thanks to the generosity of the BAM, attendees will have the chance o access for free the exhibit "A World of Paper, A World of Fashion: Isabelle de Borchgrave Meets Mariano Fortuny" - See more at: http://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/upcomin/index.html#sthash.ma9sWjof.

After the visit we will enjoy talks form four outstanding speakers: Claudio Mazzola, PhD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington will talk about the health of
Italian cinema. Luca Cazzanti, PhD and Principal Scientist at Globys Inc. will talk about shaping consumer behavior with big data. Maureen Hoffmann, Designer and Photographer will delight the audience with her talk on language and visual exploration in Italy, and Roberto Nicosia, MD, PhD will guide us through the fascinating history of angiogenesis research. A few tables were booked at the restaurant Palomino for a social dinner after the event. This time however, we did not agree on a particular menu or price. Anyone will be free to order from the menu according to their preferences and everyone will receive an individual check for their food. If you wish to join us for dinner, please contact lorenzogiacani@gmail.com Free parking is available at the BAM (only until 8.30pm) or at the Bellevue Square Mall across the street from the museum (recommended parking solution).

Thanks again for your support. Hope to see you all on Dec. 11th 2013 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. And if you have not done so yet, please join ISSNAF at www.ISSNAF.org. it`s free and full of opportunities to make our community in Seattle stronger and more compact.

For the official flyer of the event, click here

 
Seattle Chapter Summer 2013 Meeting on August 29th

ISSNAF Seattle Chapter is pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Meeting, that will take place in the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Auditorium (300 9th Ave, 98104, Seattle) on Thursday August 29th 2013. The first speaker, the celebrated Italian writer Sergio Campailla will introduce his latest book "Divorati dal Dragone" (Bompiani), a thriller that takes place between Florence and Rome in the heart of the Renaissance. The second speaker, Dr. Marta Scatena, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, will talk about her research aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathological processes of cardiovascular diseases. Claudio Vacalebre, CTO at Alanta, will talk about WebRTC, an open source project aiming to enable the web with Real Time Communication (RTC) capabilities. Last but not least, renowned artist Maria Grazia Repetto, master of fine arts, will talk about her work as a in fresco painter.

The details for the social event after the meeting are still in the working process, however it will likely take place at Il Fornaio in downtown Seattle.

More details will be available in a few days.

To download the flyer of the event, click here

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Seattle Chapter Spring 2013 Meeting: A Great Success

The ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Meeting which took place on Thursday May 9th at the Belleuve Arts Museum (BAM) of Belleuve (WA), has been a great success with almost 100 presences during the general meeting and 50 during the official dinner, as confirmed by Chapter member Lorenzo Mannelli. During the event, has also been elected a new president of the ISSNAF Seattle Chapter: Lorenzo Giacani.

The new Chapter Chair, just wrote a brief summary about it with many thanks to everyone who participated.

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Enrico Bombieri was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ISSNAF 2015 Annual Event in Washington DC (27 OCT 2015)
Enrico Bombieri was honored with the ISSNAF Lifetime Achievement Award in acknowledgment of his creative contribution to scientific development in the field of Mathematics. His work, over the past 40 years, covers a wide spectrum within the number theory.

The Award was presented to him by H.E. Ambassador of Italy to the U.S. Claudio Bisogniero. The 2015 ISSNAF Annual Event focused on the topical debate “Scientific Challenges in Nutrition and Sustainability” with the participation of prominent Italian scientists from different disciplines.

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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