University of Lugano
University of Lugano
With the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2020 to virologist Charles M. Rice, of Rockefeller University, USI adds another case of a direct relationship with an award winner conferred by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Davide Robbiani, Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI), collaborates with Prof. Rice and with him is co-author of a dozen scientific publications.
Another important result for research in computational pharmacology "made in USI": Prof. Vittorio Limongelli of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and his PhD candidate Stefano Raniolo have developed a protocol that allows to simulate accurately the interaction between a drug and its molecular "target". The method has been published in the top , where only two other groups in this field have published so far.
Gabriele Neri, lecturer-researcher at the USI Academy of Architecture, has been chosen by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University (New York, USA) for the Weinberg Fellowship in Architectural History and Preservation (2020-2021), a prestigious appointment that stems from a careful international selection and which was awarded for his research work entitled "Graphic satire and the public perception of architecture: a missing genre". Thanks to this Fellowship, Gabriele Neri will be able to further his research interests in New York for a period of four months, starting in January 2021.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has published, on August 12, the results of a research project conducted jointly by Cardiocentro Ticino and the EOC Neurocentro, which delivers a message of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, as well as providing encouraging news for the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. The study focuses on the analysis of blood plasma microvesicles (exosomes), which could allow the disease to be detected at a very early stage, favouring more effective therapeutic approaches. The new method, non-invasive and economical, requires a simple blood sample.
How will our cities, urban planning and housing change in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak? It is a new challenge that is keeping architects and urban planners busy.
As a contribution to the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, occurring August 17, the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI Universitŕ della Svizzera italiana unveils iWareBatik digital technologies, an online platform and mobile app designed to showcase and communicate the cultural values of Batik tradition, which has been inscribed by UNESCO within the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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