As the late summer season unfolds, our coordinator embarks on a captivating tour, poised to share expertise on a range of intriguing subjects. This tour, which is entirely focused his individual contributions, offers a glimpse into the diverse topics of interest that have been garnering attention.
- RestinChill on September 30th
On Wednesday, August 30th, Prof. Paolo Bergese presented a compelling talk at RestinChill, a skateboarding culture festival, and he focused on “Skateare la scienza”. More at: http://www.restinchill.com/below
This events and Paolo were forecasted at Corriere della Sera with an interview that you can also check out at: https://brescia.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/23_settembre_01/chi-e-paolo-bergese-l-ordinario-di-chimica-dell-unibs-che-insegna-la-ricerca-scientifica-saltando-sul-suo-skateboard-4dc00848-51bb-4de1-afd1-f419fb15fxlk.shtml
- Asev.at Invites Paolo Bergese for a Keynote
For those inclined towards the academic and conventional, he will be delivering a keynote lecture at Asev.at. This presentation will be focused on “Extracellular vesicles by the numbers”. The talk will be about the role of having a feeling for neglected/unnoticed numbers associated with EV biology, including stoichiometry, times and energies. This will pass through developing a sense of the kinds of physicochemical models that can be built and put in action to explore, with different eyes, the available biochemical and biological (quantitative) data landscape and to spot/extract such numbers. Overall, he hopes to finally demonstrate how physical chemistry is an important aid to advance intuition and insight in EV research, also sharpening the interplay between theory and experiment.
The Joint Meeting of ASEV, HSEV, SiNEV, and SrbEV 2023 is just around the corner, promising an engaging and informative congress in Graz. Scheduled to take place from September 4th to 5th, 2023, at MED CAMPUS Graz, located at Stiftingtalstraße 6, 8010 Graz, this event is set to be a hub of knowledge exchange. Additionally, a workshop is planned for September 6th, 2023, at the ZMF, Center for Medical Research, situated at Stiftingtalstraße 24, 8010 Graz, EG086/87. The response to this event has been overwhelming, with over 100 abstracts submitted and more than 200 registrations received, making it a highly anticipated gathering in Graz!
More information: https://www.asev.at/snw.php
- Nanoinnovation 2023: A Focus on Cutting-Edge Innovation
Our coordinator will also take the stage as a keynote speaker at Nanoinnovation 2023 in Rome the next 18-22 of September, with a talk entitked: “6 + 1 out-of-the-box problems in measuring EVs”The talk will be about the role of having a feeling for neglected/unnoticed problems associated with EV characterization, spanning stoichiometry, times and energies. This will pass through developing a sense of the kinds of physicochemical models that can be built and put in action to use, with different eyes, the available toolbox for EV characterization, and maybe to envision new tools to enrich it. Overall, I hope to finally demonstrate how physical chemistry is an important aid to advance intuition and insight in EV research, also sharpening the interplay between theory and experiment.
Nowadays recognized as fundamental elements in intercellular communication. They are a heterogeneous population of membrane-bounded vesicles that play important roles not only in cellular communication but also in preventing or promoting certain diseases, including infectious diseases, neurological disorders, metabolic alterations, and cancer. Techniques and innovative approaches for EVs isolation and characterization have been highlighted in this special event on EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES: THE NEW ERA OF THE INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION, organized by the Sapienza Dept of Biology and Biotechnology C.Darwin (Luciana Dini and Stefano Tacconi) in collaboration with EVITA (Annalisa Redeghieri), and divided in two symposia. Considering the extreme heterogeneity of the EVs and the difficulty of establishing standard analytical procedures, in the first symposium we will examine the innovation research for a single and comprehensive vesicle analysis with four lectures on advanced techniques. The second symposium will be focused on the development and on the applications of innovative technologies for the study of extracellular vesicles. The event will be an opportunity to meet and discuss the state of the art and the prospects of technological research in the Extracellular Vesicles field.
You can explore the daily schedule and find more information on the event’s website. https://www.nanoinnovation2023.eu/home/
- Invited Talk at STEMnet: A Convergence of Minds
Lastly, he will be an invited speaker at STEMnet’s meeting. This gathering promises to bring together like-minded individuals for a stimulating discussion, offering insights that extend beyond the conventional.
Talk entitled: “Camouflaging synthetic nanomaterials with MSC extracellular vesicle membreanes”.
This will be a talk focused on presenting BOW Project. He will be explaining how MSC-derived extracellular vesicles (MSCEVs) can reduce inﬂammation, promote healing, and improve organ function, thereby providing a potential “cell-free” therapy. EV innate circulation and targeting performances take origin in the unique cell-tailored composition and structure of their membrane, which is to date inaccessible to synthetic mimics. The talk will (friendly) introduce the synthetic-biogenic (hybrid) nanotechnology we developed to recapitulate such key natural biomimetic functions to synthetic nanomaterials and nanodevices, which is based on dressing them with a wetsuit made of MSCEV (and other extracellular vesicle) membrane fabric.
The Second International StemNet Meeting will take place at the Paolo VI Center in Brescia (Italy) on October 18-20, 2023. StemNet is a federation of the four main associations of stem cell research in Italy (FIRST, GISM, IPLASS, SCRI) that share and synergize experiences to enhance both the quality and the impact of research in this advancing field. This meeting marks the constructive relationship among our associations and aims to improve the exchange of relevant and up-to-date information in the field of advanced cell therapy. The nine sessions of the meeting will spotlight relevant progress in basic and translational stem cell research in human and veterinary medicine. The meeting also includes discussions on critical aspects of biomedical communication and research valorization and will include a “next generation session” organized by young scientists. A faculty of national and international experts and renowned speakers will foster exciting and inspiring debates of the challenging scientific program.
More information on: https://stemnet.webnode.it/stemnet-meeting/