“We are using an experimental approach based on a set of RNA drugs we recently developed in our lab. The aim of this new project is to cast light on specific aspects of this method which still need to be clarified, along a pathway which – in the future – might turn this approach into a cure for patients suffering from Dravet Syndrome”.
Four SISSA projects have been recently awarded MIT-FVG Seed Funds. They will support collaborations and exchanges between faculty, research scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT and their counterparts at SISSA for the next 20 months.
The appointment with "Scienza e Virgola" is back. Organized by the Master in Science Communication "Franco Prattico" (MCS), the event will be an opportunity to deepen themes addressed by popular science books and to meet their authors.
SISSA awaits more than 500 students in the final two years period of high school. The Student Day is dedicated to young people who are deciding the future of their studies. Students can move independently in the School and attend seminars, conferences, interactive workshops, meetings with researchers, creating their own path in a personalized way.
Time maps, reading patterns, innovative numerical methods in fluidodynamics. These are the topics of the research projects led by Domenica Bueti, Davide Crepaldi and Gianluigi Rozza at SISSA that were just awarded by FARE – Framework per l’Attrazione e il Rafforzamento delle Eccellenze per la Ricerca in Italia. These fundings represent vital additional supports for ERC - European Research Council grant holders based in Italy. Three out of fifty projects awarded are carried out at SISSA: two in neuroscience, one in mathematics, for a total budget of 640,000 Euros.
“The world is our lab” is the title of the seminar held at the International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA of Trieste by Alessandro Curioni, director of IBM Research - Zurich and vice-Chairman of IBM Europe. This recent meeting launched the collaboration between SISSA and IBM. Local scientific institutions such as the University of Trieste, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Area Science Park, ICTP, OGS Trieste also participated in the round table organised during the event.
After the Starting Grant received in 2011, Pasquale Calabrese, Professor in statistical physics at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, proves his scientific excellence with the award of a Consolidator Grant. In this way SISSA reaches 21 grants in ten years of activity of the European Research Council - ERC. The project, worth 1.5 million Euros, will last for five years and will start next September.
How the green light was given for gravitational wave search
It is a bit like business partners: if one of the two parties changes strategy – voluntarily or otherwise – to keep the business going, the other has to adapt in turn. The leap from business ventures to the structure of proteins might seem a little bold. Yet, this concept of “balanced changes” is precisely the guiding principle of an important new study that just appeared in PNAS, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.