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EMBL in Italy 2021: A Brave New World of RNA

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Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

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EMBL & IIT invite students, fellows, researchers, professors & senior scientists from academia and industry to the 2021 EMBL in Italy event

About this event

  • Hear about the latest developments in RNA biology and technologies from thought leaders in academia and industry
  • Make valuable new contacts from EMBL Rome and IIT
  • Network with the EMBL and IIT community
  • Learn more about EMBL and IIT resources available to life scientists in Italy and elsewhere.

This free event is open to all and includes virtual tours of EMBL Rome and IIT.

Programme

Day 1: Thursday 20 May

13:30-14:00 Welcome from the organisers: EMBL and IIT

Host: Mehrnoosh Rayner, Head of Alumni Relations, EMBL

  • Giorgio Metta, Scientific Director, IIT, Genoa
  • Stefano Gustincich, Associate Director for Technologies for Life Science (LifeTech) – Director Central RNA Lab at IIT, Genoa
  • Cornelius Gross, Interim Head & Senior Scientist, EMBL Rome

14:00-14:50 Session 1: Non-coding RNAs in Health and Disease

Host: Irene Bozzoni, Professor, IIT & Sapienza University, Rome

  • Ana Boskovic, Group Leader, EMBL Rome
  • Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, Group Leader, IIT, Genoa & Sapienza University, Rome

14:50-15:00 Break

15:00-15:35 Keynote speaker

Host: Irene Bozzoni, Professor, IIT & Sapienza University, Rome

  • Adrian Krainer, St. Giles Foundation Professor & Deputy Director of Programs, CSHL Cancer Research Center Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York

15:35-15:45 5 Flash talks – 1 minute each

15:45-16:30 Virtual Poster sessions / Tours of IIT / Tours of EMBL Core Facilities. Parallel breakout rooms

16:30-17:00 Keynote speaker

Host: Roberto Di Lauro, Professor Emeritus, University of Naples

  • Iain Mattaj, Director, Human Technopole, Milan

Day 2: Friday 21 May

09:00-10:00 Session 2: RNA in Disease Prevention and Therapy - part 1

Host: Juergen Bauer, Deputy Managing Director, EMBLEM, Heidelberg

  • Ennio De Gregorio, Head of Research & Development Center, GSK Vaccines, Siena
  • Lucia Faccio, Partner, Sofinnova-Telethon Fund, Sofinnova Partners, Milan

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-11:10 Virtual Poster sessions / Tours of IIT / Tours of EMBL Core Facilities. Parallel breakout rooms

11:10-11:35 Session 2: RNA in Disease Prevention and Therapy - part 2

Host: Juergen Bauer, Deputy Managing Director, EMBLEM, Heidelberg

  • Speaker TBC

11:35-12:35 Panel discussion: RNA in Disease Prevention and Therapy

Moderator: Alfredo Nicosia, Professor, University of Naples

Panel members:

  • Irene Bozzoni, IIT & Sapienza University, Rome
  • Ennio De Gregorio, GSK Vaccines, Siena
  • Juergen Bauer, EMBLEM, Heidelberg
  • Stefano Gustincich, IIT, Genoa
  • Cristian Jung, Dementia Discovery Fund, London

12:35-12:50 Concluding Remarks

Stefano Gustincich, IIT & Cornelius Gross, EMBL Rome

Joining Link

All registered participants will be sent a joining link 48hours before the event. If you have not received yours, please contact Peter Papagiannis at alumni(at)embl.org.

Co-organisers

  • Cornelius Gross, Interim Head & Senior Scientist, EMBL Rome
  • Stefano Gustincich, Associate Director for Technologies for Life Science (LifeTech) – Director Central RNA Lab at IIT, Genoa
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