26 April 2022

At 6.00 pm on Friday the 29th of April in the chapel of Collegio Borromeo there will be a service to celebrate the life of Giovanni Borsatti, the 6th year medical student of Collegio Borromeo and the University of Pavia who died in a mountaineering accident on the 13th of April 2022 at Piani di Artavaggio (Moggio, Lecco) in Valsassina.

Don Alberto Lolli, the dean of Collegio Borromeo, invites all members of Collegio Volta to join this service and College expects many of its students to join the dean and students of Collegio Borromeo to remember the life and work of their student and friend Giovanni Borsatti.

26 April 2022

Franco Locatelli will give the 2021/22 Marco Fraccaro lecture entitled Engineering somatic cells to cure inherited congenital disorders and neoplasia at 5.00 pm on May 11th in the lecture theatre of Collegio Cairoli.

F Locatelli is the director of the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology of the Ospedale Bambin Gesù in Rome and since February 2019 he serves as Chair of Consiglio superiore di Sanità, the main advisory board if the Italian Ministry of Health on matters of Public Health. He also chaired more recently until the 30th of March 2022 the Covid-19 'Comitato Tecnico Scientifico' of the Italian Ministry of Health.

The Marco Fraccaro is given each year by a distinguished medical scientist in order to commemorate the life and work of Marco Fraccaro, a pioneer in medical genetics and medical research and professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Pavia from 1962 to 2001. The lecture is organised jointly by Collegio Cairoli, the College which M Fraccaro directed from 1971 to 2002 and Collegio A Volta.

Further information about the 2021/22 M Fraccaro lecture can be found at this page and the poster of the lecture is available at this link.

Several CAR-T cells (white) attacking a cancer cell. Courtesy of Steve Gschmeissner, Science Photo Library.

26 April 2022

Over the next two weeks the College will interview all undergraduate and MSc students in order to review academic progress, extracurricular work and the exam plans for June/July. The interviews will assist students to focus on their current work and maximise results.

Students will be notified individually about the date and time of their interview slots.

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