27 January 2017

The third seminar of the College series on Research Assessment will be given by Raffealla Rumiati on Monday the 6th of February at 6.00 pm in the College lecture theatre. Raffaella Rumiati, a psychologist by training, is a Director of Research at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) in Trieste and Vice President of the Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR).  

Research assessment is relatively recent in the Italian scene and has been met with mixed feelings by the Italian academic community.  R Rumiati will narrate the story of Research Assessment South of the Alps and will offer a perspective of its future directions.

All College students are invited to attend this and the other seminars of this important series. Further details about the series and R Rumiatu's seminar can be found on the dedicated seminar page.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here. The poster of the seminar series can be downloaded here. The seminar will be streamed at: http://smarturl.it/CollegioVoltaStream

Image: A portrait of Italian scientist Galileo Galilei.





27 January 2017

Collegio Giasone del Maino is organising a LaTeX Course starting on February 16th and running until the 11th of April. The Course includes 10 lessons/practicals and will be offered by Gianluca Favre, a College alumnus. 

LaTeX was developed in the US by computer scientist Leslie Lamport and is the de fact standard for the preparation of scientific and engineering documents. The course offered by Gianluca Favre and organised by Collegio Giasone del Maino is a wonderful opportunity for the students of Volta who wish or need to use LaTeX for writing their dissertation or research papers and I strongly encourage the students of Volta to take advantage of this opportunity.  The full programme and calendar of the Course is available here.




19 January 2017

The 4th and 5th of 6 College teaching seminars offfered during the academic year 2016/17 by Carmelo Sgarlata, a medical postgraduate and member of Volta, will take place on Friday the 20th of Janruary in the College lecture theatre at 6.00 pm. 

All College medical students are strongly invited to attend. The poster and abstract of one of the two seminars can be found here where the slides of the actual seminars can also be found. Carmelo's teaching page is here. Image: Courtesy of Intensive Care Medicine and Intensive Care Ultrasound.



19 January 2017

Fabio Andres, a PhD student in Andreas Pluckthun's laboratory at the Institute of Biochemistry of the University of Zurich will give a seminar tomorrow in the Unit of Immunology and General Pathology of the Department of Molecular Medicine in Pavia entitled Darpins.

Darpins are artificial proteins built upon one of the structural elements of ankyrins, a complex and widespread protein family that connect a number of membrane proteins to the cytoskeleton.  F Andrtes will describe work demonstrating the darpins can be engineered in the laboratory to bind defined therapeutic targets and will exemplify this strategy with recent studies on the structure and activity of darpins targeting the receptor tyrosine kinase MET.

All College medical students are strongly invited to attend. The abstract of the talk and Fabio's biographical sketch can be found here.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here.



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