01 April 2017

On Thursday the 6th of April at 5.00 pm in the main lecture theatre of the University Mario Capecchi will deliver the 4th Marco Fraccaro Lecture entitled Gene Targeting in the 21st Centrury

Mario Capecchi made fundamental contributions to Genetics by developing methods for selecting embryonic stem cells carrying targeted gene mutations and was awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to genetics. The Marco Fraccaro lecture, named after the late Marco Fraccaro, Professor of Medical Genetics at Pavia for over three decades and a pioneer in the study of human chromosomes and chromosomal abnormalities.  The lecture is organised annually by Collegio Volta and Colegio Cairoli.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here. All College students are invited to attend.

Image: a chimaeric mouse. Courtesy of the Mouse Genetics Programme of the Sanger Institute (Hinxton, UK).

 

 

 

 

 

16 March 2017

Mariagrazia Pizza, an Italian scientist working at the GSK Vaccines in Siena will give a teaching seminar on Tuesday the 21st of March 2017 entitled A Life Passion for Vaccines. How the Caccines for Pertussis and Meningitis were developed.  The seminar will cover recent progress and remaining challenges in the field of vaccine development, a topic of major interest for all College students in Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine.

All College students are invited to attend. Further details about M Pizza's  seminar can be found on the dedicated seminar page.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here.  The seminar  is organised jointly with the Department of Molecular Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

10 March 2017

The first seminar of a series on Genome Editing will be given by John Parrington of the University of Oxford on Monday the 13th of March at 6.00 pm in the College lecture theatre.  The seminar is entitled Genome Editing: its Promise for Society and Some Perils.  The title encapsulates well the rational hope that these major scientific developments hold for mankind as well as the need for discussion within society concerning access and tregulation to the unprecedented capability of our species to manipulate its genome.

All College students are invited to attend this and the other seminars of this important series. Further details about J Parrington's  seminar can be found on the dedicated seminar page.  The poster of the seminar can be downloaded here.  The seminar series on Genome Editing is organised jointly with the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Fondazione Adriano Buzzati-Traverso.

 

 

 

 

 

06 March 2017

The fourth seminar of the College series on Research Assessment will be given by Steven Hill on Monday the 6th of March at 6.00 pm in the College lecture theatre. Steven Hill is Head of Research Policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England. At HEFCE Steven is responsible for research funding and assessment, open research, public engagement and impact. He also chairs the Committee overseing the next UK Research Assessment Exercise that will take place in 2021.

All College students are invited to attend this and the other seminars of this important series. Further details about S Hill'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 British scientist Isaac Newton.

 

 

 

 

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