XIV - Edition 2010

XIV School of Pure and Applied Biophysics


Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration


Venice, - Campo Santo Stefano, January 25th-29th, 2010

Organised by:

SIBPA - Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata
IVSLA - Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

Scientific Coordinators

  • Giovanni Giacometti (IVSLA and University of Padua)
  • Giovanni Felice Azzone (IVSLA and University of Padova)
  • Luigi Bubacco (Department of Biology, University of Padua)
  • Mauro Dalla Serra (Institute of Biophysics, CNR, Trento)
  • Gabriella Viero (Center for Integrative Biology, University of Trento)

Director of the School

School overview and definitive program
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The School focuses on contemporary biophysical topics. The selected subjects will draw young researchers' attention to frontier research issues of considerable scientific and educational impact. The School will be held in the magnificent Palazzo Franchetti, the premises of the "Istituto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti" located in the historical centre of Venice.
In 2010 the title of the school will be Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration covering topics related to Single-molecule neurobiophysics, Molecular physiology of neurodegeneration, Biophysics and cell biology, Zooming out on neurodegeneration.


Bruno Samorì, Uni. Bologna, Italy
David Eliezer, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Michele Vendruscolo, Uni. Cambridge, UK
Hilal Lashuel, EFPL, Lausanne Switzerland
Julia George, Uni. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ellen Nollen, Uni. Groeningen, The Netherlands
Alberto Diaspro, IIT Genova, Italy
Phil Selenko, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin, Germany
Ernesto Carafoli, Uni. Padova, Italy 


Maximum 30 students will be admitted to the school.

A poster session will be held for students to present their activity.

The participation fee is 250 Euro which includes four nights' accommodation and attendance at the lessons.
The fee for students who do not need night's accommodation is 100 Euros.

Deadline for pre-registration is 29th November 2009.

Applicants are admitted to the school by the Scientific Committee based on the information provided on the application form (short curriculum). The results of the selection will be individually communicated by e-mail (or phone).
Payment must be performed within two weeks of notification of admission.
Applications are encouraged from all young scientists (PhD students and post doctors) interested in the topics of the school.

This year the school is co-sponsored by:


Further information can be obtained from

Luigi Bubacco
Dept. of Biology
University of Padova

Via Ugo Bassi 58b
35121 Padova - Italy
Phone:  39-049 8276346 
Fax: +39-049 8276300
E-mail: luigi.bubacco(at)unipd.it

Mauro Dalla Serra
Institute of Biophysics - CNR
Via alla Cascata 56/C
38123 Trento - Italy
Phone:  39-0461-314156 
Fax: +39-0461-314875
E-mail: mauro.dallaserra(at)cnr.it



Gabriella Viero
Center for Integrative Biology,
University of Trento

Via delle Regole 101
38060 Mattarello (Trento) - Italy
Phone:  39-0461 882763 
Fax: +39-0461 883937
E-mail: viero(at)science.unitn.it
Giorgio M. Giacometti
Dept. of Biology
University of Padova

Viale G. Colombo, 3
35131 Padova - Italy
Phone:  +39 049 8276326 
Fax: +39 049 8276300
E-mail: gcometti(at)bio.unipd.it
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