Microrobots of the future, whether surgeons, cleaners or transporters, will have to be able to move about in an efficient and precise manner. To make this possible and improve the locomotor skills of these artificial devices, scientists like Antonio De Simone and his group at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste are studying the movement of unicellular organisms. De Simone has just been awarded a Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) amounting to 1,300,000 euro.
Alzheimer, Parkinson, lesioni spinali e autismo: la SISSA destinerà i proventi del 5 x mille della dichiarazione dei redditi 2016 a questi filoni di ricerca.
It's not easy to drive long molecule chains – such as DNA – through a "nanopore" (a pore which is just few millionths of a millimeter wide) because they tend to tangle up.
A simulation carried out by an international group of scientists – among whom are SISSA researchers – has suggested a solution: it's better to "pull" gently without applying too much force, otherwise the molecule could be stopped due to excessive friction. That is an important observation to create innovative DNA sequencing methods.
Un'Aula Magna con 500 posti e un teatro all'aperto che può ospitare 250 spettatori. Entrambi disponibili per Enti pubblici e privati cittadini che ne facciano richiesta. E poi un parco di 10 mila mq, sempre aperto alla città, con installazioni scientifiche permanenti da sperimentare.
June 26, 2012
Thomas Sotiriou, a SISSA researcher, has been recently awarded with an ERC Starting Grant, for the proposal entitled "Challenging General Relativity". The research project has been funded with € 1,375,226.
21 - 22 May 2012
We are honored to inform you about the International Workshop on Essential metals in brain development and neurodegeneration that will be held on May 21-22 2012 in Trieste (Italy).
The Workshop aims at gathering together researchers with different backgrounds, who are interested in the role of essential metals in brain development and neurodegeneration. Speakers are encouraged to address important open problems, stimulate discussion and interaction among participants.
7 - 9 May, 2012 / Meeting Room VII Floor
The focus of the workshop is to connect people with a background spanning from Physics of Soft Tissues, Continuum Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. The workshop is supported by the projects MathLCEs and BrainIFEM, and will cover three specific applications in the areas of biological tissues in pathological conditions, and synthetic tissues.
July 13, 2012
It will be one of the most advanced computer centres in Italy, the second most powerful, with 130 TeraFlops (one TeraFlops equals one thousand billion calculations per second), and a storing capacity of around 200 TeraBytes, totally 32 million hour calculations per year.
July 6, 2012
We all agree on this: the discovery of this new particle, announced last 4th July at CERN, is of historical importance. But are we sure of its real identity?
The director of SISSA, Guido Martinelli, comments on this news explaining why this discovery is "somehow disappointing".