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Alessio Figalli awarded with the Fields Medal

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarded with the Fields Medal the Italian mathematics professor Alessio Figalli. The Fields Medal is considered the “Nobel Prize of Maths”, the most pres [ ... ]


La diaspora dei ricercatori. «Più qualità, meno clientele. Noi all’estero per passione»

A seguito di un ampio sondaggio (condiviso anche da ISSNAF sui propri canali) che ha coinvolto piu' di 750 partecipanti in diversi paesi del mondo, Federico Fubini ha raccolto la voce dei ricercatori  [ ... ]


PhD scholarships at IMT Lucca

2018/19 PhD programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – August 3rd 2018, 12 pm CEST Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 PhD Programs at the IM [ ... ]


ISSNAF Awards for Young Investigators - Call for Applications 2018

ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages all Italian early-stage researchers currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their application and research abstract to compete for one  [ ... ]


LAVORO L’Italia si svuota: raddoppiano i laureati in fuga all’estero di Enrico Marro

LAVORO L’Italia si svuota: raddoppiano i laureati in fuga all’estero di Enrico Marro
Clicca qui per leggere il post originale Il nostro Paese spende circa il 4% del Pil (stime Ocse) per l’int [ ... ]


IN ITALIA IL PRIMO EXPO MEETING DEDICATO ALLE INNOVAZIONI PER LA LONGEVITÁ

Dal 21 al 23 Giugno i protagonisti della Silver Economyriuniti nel nostro Paese per l’Expo-Meeting Innov-Aging Per tre giorni le Marche saranno la capitale della Silver Age ospitando Istituzi [ ... ]


Programma reclutamento giovani ricercatori "Rita Levi Montalcini"

Selezione dei beneficiari. Una commissione ministeriale procede poi a valutare le candidature. In base ai risultati della valutazione, i vincitori vengono chiamati e l’Università indicata dal vinci [ ... ]


Call for Applications 2018- Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza

RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION The aim of this Call for Applications is to promote innovation in biomedical research by attracting talented researchers to join the Pisa scientific community. http://canad [ ... ]


Medico pratese vince borsa in USA per la ricerca contro il cancro

Luca Pasquini, giovane medico pratese, e' stato premiato dall' ISSNAF con una borsa che gli permetterà di proseguire i suoi studi sulla plasticità neuronale nel cancro cerebrale al Memorial Sloan Ke [ ... ]


Ricercatori: troppi cervelli in fuga, Italia tredicesima nella classifica dei più citati al mondo

La nostra nazione paga il solito prezzo: molti studiosi sono assoldati da atenei stranieri. L'Università di Bologna in testa con cinque citazioni. La rete scientifica di Milano a quota dieci di CORR [ ... ]


ISSNAF Board of Trustees: new board members

ISSNAF Board of Trustees: new board members

The ISSNAF Board of Trustees welcomes four new Board Members* who represent some of the most innovative fields of technology and science. Their competence, experience and accomplishments mirror the high professional level reached by the scientific and technological community of Italians operating in North America and engaged to create a stable bridge across the Atlantic.

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Cinzia Zuffada joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena in 1992 and has been the Associate Chief Scientist for the past eleven years. As such she is a key player in the strategic planning of science and technology research and development for JPL and in managing institutional internal R&D investments.  Additionally, she oversees a number of programs supporting collaborations between JPL and the academic community. For the past twenty years, she has led the pioneering Global Navigation Satellite Systems reflectometry technology development at JPL and has played a pivotal role in demonstrating the feasibility of the technique for ocean altimetry and land hydrology remote sensing. Dr. Zuffada, ex-alumna of the Collegio Ghislieri, has a Doctorate of Engineering degree from the University of Pavia, Italy, where she was an Assistant Professor in Electromagnetic Fields Theory before moving to the US. She received the Theresian Medal from the University of Pavia in 2002 and is a member of its academic senate. She is the recipient of the 2014 JPL Magellan Award and the 2015 NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal. In 2016 she received the Knighthood of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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Fabrizio Renzi is the Director of Technology and Innovation of IBM Italy since 2014. Specialized in  management in multicultural environment, he uses research innovation and technology to partner with clients for transforming their business. In this role he leads all the technical structures working together with Italian companies for their digital transformation. From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of technology and innovation for Italian banks, insurances and financial institutions. In 2009-2010 he was, based in Dubai, IBM Director of Systems and Technologies for emerging markets (Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). Since 1997 he worked on leading edge technologies and transformation initiatives for IBM, covering different managerial roles in areas such as: ebusiness, ecommerce, network computing solutions, client server. He joined IBM in 1990 as System Engineer in charge of introducing in Italy new products technologies and solutions developed in R&D labs in USA, where he also spent some years of his professional life in international assignments. Master degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, he also got an International Executive Program MBA from INSEAD in Paris. Keynote speaker in several scientific and technology related events, Renzi is author of several publications and he taught in several Italian universities. He is a member of Confindustria Research Committee, Fondazione Università Ca' Foscari Innovation Board and Milano Ricerca Board of the Directors.

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Maurizio Vecchione is the Executive vice president for Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures in charge of the Global Good Fund. In this role, he oversees IV’s collaboration with Bill Gates to invent and deploy technology specifically focused on improving life in developing countries, as well as the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory and Institute for Disease Modeling. The Global Good Fund is the world’s largest investor in inventions for the benefit of the poorest three billion people on the planet, focusing on disruptive innovation in global health and global development for the benefit of humanity. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Asset Trust and operating in coordination with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Good utilizes philanthropic funds to incubate and develop market driven companies that can produce catalytic humanitarian impacts while using market forces to scale up globally and across the 75 poorest nations on Earth.  Global Good operates its own multidisciplinary research laboratory with relationships with over 4,000 research institutions globally, and the Institute for Disease Modeling to facilitate discovery and translational science in support of its investments. Major area of investment focus are diagnostic and clinical technology aimed at the top 10 global burden diseases, primary care health strengthening innovation, maternal and child health innovations, nutrition technologies, prevention including vaccines as well as agriculture and agricultural productivity technologies. 

With more than 30 years of experience in the technology and life sciences sector, Mr. Vecchione has helped build nine start-ups and launched more than 50 commercial products spanning life-sciences, health technologies, therapeutics and as well as telecommunications, information and material sciences. He most recently served as CEO of Arrogene, which is commercializing a new nanotechnology platform for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and as CEO of telemedicine pioneer CompuMed. As an inventor himself, Mr. Vecchione is named on multiple U.S. patents and patent applications related to imaging, image processing, nano-bio-polymer and telecommunications technologies.

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Pierluigi Zappacosta is chairman of Faro, his Italian investment fund, and general partner of Tellos, his California investment fund. In 1981 he co-founded Logitech, a manufacturer of computer peripherals, where he served until 1998 first as President and CEO and later as Vice Chairman. He helped take Logitech public in Switzerland in 1988 and on NASDAQ in 1997. Between 2003 and 2012, he was CEO of Sierra Sciences, a biotech company devoted to finding ways to extend the human health span. In 2005, Pierluigi started the Faro investment fund to support Italian entrepreneurs.  Faro has invested in Pagani (super high-end cars), Tecnomatic (electric motors for cars), Delverde (premium pasta), and Sextantio (preserving the cultural and physical landscape of historical villages in Italy). He is chairman of "Friends of Istituto Bruno Leoni" in the US and trustee of "Istituto Bruno Leoni" in Italy. He is a founder of ISSNAF and chair of the ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter. In October 2015, Pierluigi was knighted “Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of Italy. Pierluigi received a Laurea degree cum laude in electronic engineering from the University of Rome, Italy in 1974, and a Master degree in computer science from Stanford University in 1978.

 
ISSNAF Annual Event
ISSNAF Annual Event
"Science & the New Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0"

was the focus of 2017 edition of the ISSNAF annual event, which took place on the 7th and 8th of November at the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Exponents from the world of science, business, and federal agencies of the United States exchanged views on the impact that artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, applied to productive processes, are having on science, on the academic world, and on our daily lives.


ISSNAF Speeches
Claudio Pellegrini gave his speech during the event "Fermi's Legacy: from La Sapienza to the Bay Area", organized by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter on May 5th, 2018. The event, hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, was organized for the first Italian Research in the World Day, a new initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to recognize the important work of Italian scientists and researchers in the world.
Pellegrini is a Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus at UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles. In 2015, President Barack Obama presented Pellegrini the Enrico Fermi Award, a one of the government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.
In his speech he shared his experience spanning over six decades of scientific accomplishments from the Physics department at La Sapienza in Rome to the national laboratories of the Bay Area, as well as his views on the impact his field has had on society at large.


 
Lina Gualtieri gave her speech during the event "Fermi's Legacy: from La Sapienza to the Bay Area", organized by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter on May 5th, 2018. The meeting, hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, was organized for the first Italian Research In the World Day, a new initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to recognize the important work of Italian scientists and researchers in the world.
Galtieri headed a number of important projects at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the University of California, and contributed to important experiments at CERN, SLAC and Fermilab.
In her speech she shared her experience spanning over six decades of scientific accomplishments from the Physics department at La Sapienza in Rome to the national laboratories of the Bay Area, as well as her views on the impact her field has had on society at large.

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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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