EMBL in Italy 2021: A Brave New World of RNA, 20-21 May 2021
Virtual at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa

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EMBL and IIT invite all students, fellows, researchers, professors and senior scientists from academia and industry to the virtual 2021 EMBL in Italy event at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa on 20-21 May 2021.

  • 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 externally
  • Network with EMBL alumni
  • Learn more about EMBL 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
  • 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
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 Rome Core Facilities
Parallel breakout rooms
16:30-17:00 Keynote speaker
Host: Roberto Di Lauro, Retired Professor, 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 Rome 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

11:35-12:35

Panel discussion: RNA in Disease Prevention and Therapy
Moderator: Alfredo Nicosia, Professor, University of Naples

Panel members:

  • Irene Bozzoni, Professor, IIT & Sapienza University, Rome
  • Ennio De Gregorio, GSK Vaccines, Siena
  • Juergen Bauer, EMBLEM, Heidelberg
  • Stefano Gustincich, IIT, Genova
  • 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. If you have not received yours, please contact Peter Papagiannis.

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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