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LET'S 2014

LET'S 2014 will be held in Bologna (Italy) from September 29th to October 1st 2014 with the aim of discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies pinpointed by Horizon 2020, the European Union F [ ... ]


Architecture Follows Nature - BIOMIMETIC PRINCIPLES FOR INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to insti [ ... ]


The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. The topic of the entrant's thesis resea [ ... ]


IMT Institute for Advanced Studies (Lucca) PhD

The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca published a call for applications for PhD positions Deadline: July 14, 2014 Read more: www.imtlucca.it


Canada-Italy Arctic Science Workshop

Organized by The Embassy of Italy in Canada and the Canadian Polar Commission Ottawa October 22, 2014


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, [ ... ]


DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme - 2014 Edition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2014 edition of the Summer Exchange Program dedicated to promote the exchange of students i [ ... ]


Montalcini Call

MIUR published a call for applications for the recruitment of 24 temporary researchers open to scholars of all Nationalities holding a research doctorate for less than 7 years and have been permanentl [ ... ]


La rete italica. Idee per un Commonwealth

"Nell'era della globalizzazione quale sarà il futuro di quello straordinario, raffinato e davvero unico patrimonio della cultura, dell'arte, dell'ingegno, del gusto, dello stile, dell'eleganza, dell' [ ... ]


Fondazione Bracco Grant

The Bracco Foundation sponsors through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a research grant of $ 100,000 for an 18 months fellowships at Boston University School of Medicine. The call is  [ ... ]


Seattle Chapter
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Chair: Lorenzo Giacani
Contact: seattle@issnaf.org

 
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.

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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.

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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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Seattle Chapter Spring 2013 Meeting on May 9th

The spring 2013 ISSNAF -Seattle Chapter meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9th at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), in Bellevue (WA). The year 2013 is the year of Italian culture in the US, and ISSNAF and BAM joined forces to offer an unprecedented occasion for all Italians, Italian-Americans, and lovers of the Italian culture currently living in the Seattle area.

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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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ISSNAF Seminars at NY Chapter ISSNAF Seminars at NY Chapter

The Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation cordially invites you toItaly 2020: Challenges and Opportunities of Growth Friday, 28th February 2014 at 6:00 p.m.Italian Cultural Institute in New York, 686 Park Avenue, NY 10065

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Invitation to UNESCO Chair Inauguration Invitation to UNESCO Chair Inauguration

Dr. 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.

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter Launch Event Medical Imaging Science Chapter Launch Event

The inaugural meeting of the Medical Imaging Science Chapter was held at the McCormick Place in Chicago on Sunday, December 1st 2013 during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Development of collaborative projects between Italian radiologists working abroad and i...

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Fall Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Fall Meeting

The 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 Univ...

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Foresight in Medicine Symposium Foresight in Medicine Symposium

The Italian Embassy in Washington, DC will host a debate among experts aimed at identifying forthcoming medical research developments likely to impact on society in the next ten years. ISSNAF contibuted with a network consultation to identify key issues. December 13th, 2013

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2014 CALL FOR PAPERS 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2014 ISSNAF - LaFondazioneNY Award for the Humanities will acknowledge the best unpublished manuscript of a volume in English dealing with aspects of the relationship between the Arts and Science and/or Technology in the context of Italian culture.

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