XVII FISV Congress – Padua, September 18-20, 2024

We are pleased to announce the XVII Edition of the Congress of the Italian Federation of Life Sciences (FISV), which will take place from 18 to 20 September 2024 at the University of Padua.

Our Federation is presently composed by eighteen Scientific Societies (AAIABCD,  ADRITELFAGIBITSSIBSIBBMSIBESIBSSIBVSICASIF (The Physiological Society of Italy), SIGASIGUSIMAGSIMGBMSIP MeTSIPaV) representing different aspects of the Life Sciences. We would like to thank them all for having contributed to put together an exciting multidisciplinary programme of special lectures, scientific symposia complemented by poster sessions, networking opportunities for young researchers, and so much more!

We very much look forward to seeing you in Padua.

Chiara TonelliFISV President
Chiara ZuccatoFISV Scientific Secretary

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Aula Magna G. Galilei and Aula I. Nievo

13:00-19:00

Registration

14:00-14:30

Welcome

Chiara TONELLI – FISV President
Daniela MAPELLI – Rector University of Padua

14:30-15:30

Keynote Lecture “Riccardo Cortese”

CHAIR: Salvatore OLIVIERO, University of Turin

Role of forces in membrane dynamics and liver tissue morphogenesis

Marino ZERIAL, Human Technopole Director

15:30-16:30

SYMPOSIUM 1 – PANGENOMICS

CHAIRS:
Giuseppe PASSARINO, University of Calabria
Daniela ZUCCARELLO, University of Padua

  • Why pangenomes matter
    Vincenza COLONNA, IGB-CNR and University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Pangenomics and metagenomics applied to the study of marine pathogen ecology in the global ocean
    Luigi VEZZULLI, University of Genoa

16:30-17:00

Coffee break

17:00-18:00

SYMPOSIUM 1 – PANGENOMICS

  • Human pangenome and genetic diagnosis
    Leonardo SALVIATI, University of Padua
  • Transposable elements and the plant pan genomes, 17 years later
    Michele MORGANTE, University of Udine

18:00-19:30

FISV for Young Researchers (Aula Nievo)

CHAIRS:
Chiara ZUCCATO, University of Milan and INGM
Veronica DE SANCTIS, University of Trento

  • Human Technopole: How National Facilities can enhance your research
    Marino ZERIAL, Human Technopole Director
  • Decoding the Future: Advances in Sequencing Technologies and Research Adaptation
    Massimo DELLEDONNE, University of Verona

18:00-19:30

PNRR Round Table (Aula Magna)

CHAIRS:
Danilo PORRO, National Delegate of the “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” (Cluster 6) of the Program Committee Horizon Europe 2021-2027
Chiara TONELLI, FISV President

Agritech Centre – Matteo LORITO, University of Naples Federico II
RNA Centre – Rosario RIZZUTO, University of Padua
Biodiversity Centre – Massimo LABRA, University of Milan – Bicocca

19:30-21:00

Aperitivo and dinner at Caffè Pedrocchi

Thursday, September 19, 2024
Department of General Psychology

9:00-11:00

PARALLEL SYMPOSIUM 2 – EPIGENETICS AND POSTGENOMIC MECHANISMS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

CHAIRS:
Francesco CURCIO, University of Udine
Corrado CALÌ, University of Turin

  • DNA methylation restricts neural fate in embryonic stem cells
    Salvatore OLIVIERO, University of Turin
  • Genetic and epigenetic contribution to Metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) development and progression
    Stefania GRIMAUDO, University of Palermo
  • Epigenetics in medical genetics
    Fabio COPPEDÈ, University of Pisa
  • Epigenetics in brain tumors
    Lorenzo CHIARIOTTI, University of Naples Federico II

9:00-11:00

PARALLEL SYMPOSIUM 3 – FOOD SECURITY AND SAFETY: BREAKING THE YIELD/QUALITY TRADE-OFF

CHAIRS:
Alessandro VITALE, CNR-IBBA Milan
Laura MUGNAI, University of Florence

  • In search of the genetic basis of crop production and sustainability
    Silvio SALVI, University of Bologna
  • Is the use of pesticides safe for the environment and humans?
    Marco TREVISAN, Catholic University Piacenza
  • Contrasting biotechnological approaches for sustainable plant disease control
    David COLLINGE, University of Copenhagen
  • The biochemist’s viewpoint: molecular basis of food quality
    Stefania IAMETTI, University of Milan

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:00

SYMPOSIUM 4 – CRISPR TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

CHAIRS:
Michela ZOTTINI, University of PADUA
Alessandro FIORENZANO, IGB-CNR

  • Expanding the genome editing toolbox through the identification and evolution of novel RNA guided nucleases
    Anna CERESETO, University of Trento
  • Genome editing in crops: a journey that encompasses more than just science
    Vittoria BRAMBILLA, University of Milan
  • Programming gene expression by targeted epigenetic editing
    Angelo LOMBARDO, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele and SR-Tiget

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:45

FISV Lecture “Tullio Pozzan”

CHAIR: Paola PIZZO, University of Padua

Microbes for a sustainable planet

Rino RAPPUOLI, Biotechnopole Foundation Siena

14:45-16:15

SYMPOSIUM 5 – IMMUNITY IN HUMANS AND PLANTS

CHAIRS:
Paola NISTICÒ, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute
Giulia DE LORENZO, University of Rome La Sapienza

  • Molecular pathways linking innate immunity, inflammation and cancer
    Alberto MANTOVANI, Humanitas University
  • Functional interrogation of intratumoral T lymphocytes
    Sergio ABRIGNANI, University of Milan and INGM
  • Pattern recognition receptors in plant immunity – evolution and function
    Thorsten NUERNBERGER, University of Tubingen

16:15-16:45

Coffee break

16:45-18:30

Mini-Symposia

  • Environmental, Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
    CHAIRS: Milena BELLIN, University of Padua
    Lucio CONTI, University of Milan
  • Genetics, Epigenetics and Chromosome Biology
    CHAIRS: Stefano AMENTE, University of Naples Federico II
    Lucia ALTUCCI, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
    Francesca Romana AUCIELLO, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology
    CHAIRS: Simona GIUNTA, University of Rome La Sapienza
    Paolo PESARESI, University of Milan
    Maria Serena ROCA, G. Pascale National Cancer Institute Foundation Naples

16:45-18:30

Poster Presentation (Building Fiore di Botta)

  • Current trends in Biotechnology
    CHAIRS: Maria Manuela RIGANO, University of Naples Federico II
    Sara ZENONI, University of Verona
  • Food and Nutrition
    CHAIRS: Maria Concetta DE PINTO, University of Bari Aldo Moro
    Francesco BONOMI, University of Milan
  • Health and Disease
    CHAIRS: Sirio DUPONT, University of Padua
    Serena CARRA, University of Modena – Reggio Emilia

Friday, September 20, 2024
Department of General Psychology

9:00-11:00

PARALLEL SYMPOSIUM 6 – PLANT COMMUNICATION IN RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS

CHAIRS:
Chiara PUCCIARIELLO, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa
Roberto DE MICHELE, CNR Palermo

  • Chit-Chat underground: Deciphering communication in roots and the rhizosphere
    Guido GROSSMANN, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • The Target of Rapamycin kinase in plants: a central communicaTOR in nutrient and growth signaling
    Christian MEYER, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (France)
  • miRNAs as Plant-to-Plant Signaling Molecules
    Pierdomenico PERATA, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa
  • Plant hormones as mediators of systemic communication under stress: the strigolactone case study
    Francesca CARDINALE, University of Turin

9:00-11:00

PARALLEL SYMPOSIUM 7 – EXPLORING THE DARK GENOME IN DEVELOPMENT, DISEASE AND THERAPEUTIC FRONTIERS

CHAIRS:
Stefano GUSTINCICH, Italian Institute of Technology
Giovanni CAPRANICO, University of Bologna

  • Regulation of placental gene expression by endogenous retroviruses
    Miguel BRANCO, The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Retrotransposable Elements dynamics regulate human T cell biology
    Beatrice BODEGA, University of Milan and INGM
  • Transposable elements and neurological disorders
    Johan JAKOBSSON, University of Lund
  • Modulation of LINE1 (L1) lncRNAs in adaptive behavioral control
    Raffaella TONINI, Italian Institute of Technology

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:30

Mini-Symposia

  • Current trends in Biotechnology
    CHAIRS: Giulia ANTONIALI, University of Udine
    Simone FERRARI, University of Rome La Sapienza
  • Food and Nutrition
    CHAIRS: Francesca MARCON, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome
    Laura DE GARA, Campus Bio-Medico University Rome
  • Health and Disease
    CHAIRS Simona D’AGUANNO, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute
    Franco FAORO, University of Milan

11:30-13:30

Poster Presentation (Building Fiore di Botta)

  • Environmental, Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
    CHAIRS: Beniamino TROMBETTA, University of Rome La Sapienza
    Alessandro ALBORESI, University of Padua
  • Genetics, Epigenetics and Chromosome Biology
    CHAIRS: Antonella SGURA, Roma Tre University
    Sara CIMINI, Campus Bio-Medico University Rome
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology
    CHAIRS: Daniele CAMPA, University of Pisa
    Benedetta MATTEI, University of L’Aquila

13:30-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:00

SYMPOSIUM 8 – RNA IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

CHAIRS:
Valeria POLI, University of Turin
Serena VAROTTO, University of Padua

  • RNA structure, an important regulator in living cells
    Yiliang DING, John Innes Centre – Norwich
  • RNA molecules for modulating mitochondrial function and inflammation
    Rosario RIZZUTO, University of Padua
  • RNA therapies for cardiac regeneration and gene editing
    Mauro GIACCA, King’s College London and University of Trieste

16:00-16:15

Poster Competition Awards

16:15-16:30

Closing Remarks

Registration and costs on the FISV Congress website.

 

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