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Nanomaterials and Biomedicine: Starting Grants 2016 awarded to two IIT researchers

Of the 325 research projects selected in the context of the Starting Grant 2016 call of the European Research Council, 2 will be hosted at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). The grants were awarded to Iwan Moreel, who will coordinate the research project PHOCONA in the field of nanotechnology applied to photonics, and Gianni Ciofani, project leader of SLaMM, for the development of nanostructures to be used in the treatment of some brain tumours.

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09/23/2016
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Hubble takes a close-up look at disintegrating comet

Comet Ikeya-Murakami (332P/Ikeya-Murakami) is a periodic comet of the Solar system, discovered in 2010 by Japanese astronomic amateurs, Kaoru Ikeya and Shigeki Murakami, without use of any photo images,  who spotted it because the comet had showed an intense activity of the nucleus or outburst, which had determined a surge in brightness that made it visible even without any specific instruments. 

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09/23/2016
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MARCONI supercomputer at the service of EUROFUSION

The Italian partnership ENEA/CINECA was awarded data supercomputing and storage services for EUROFUSION, the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, winning an international selection.

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09/23/2016
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ERC Starting Grant awarded to NURE, a project on neutrino by INFN researcher

A Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) will fund the research project NURE for the study of neutrinos, submitted by researcher Manuela Cavallaro. The experiment will take place at the Southern National Laboratories of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (LNS-INFN), where the researcher carries out her activity. The objective of the project is to study the phenomenon of double beta decay, which is crucial to better understand the nature of elusive neutrinos.

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09/22/2016
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Italy’s richness is found in the DNA of inhabitants

In collaboration with IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova of Reggio Emilia, a team of researchers from the University of Bologna has analysed the gene coding of 800 individuals from 20 Italian provinces to investigate the specific features contained in their DNA, and discovered that Italians – at least at chromosomal point of view – are a very rich population …

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09/22/2016
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Pre-commercial procurement: launch of the “Technologies for Autism” call

On 14 September 2016 the Agency for Digital Italy (AgID) in Rome hosted a public meeting between AgID, economic operators, industry, research organizations and universities, to launch the pre-commercial procurement call: “Design and development of innovative applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)”.

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09/22/2016
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Horizon2020, Giannini: "Ottenuto risultato importante per gli assegnisti di ricerca"

Assegni di ricerca, collaborazioni coordinate e continuative, collaborazioni a progetto saranno presto considerati nuovamente costi ammissibili per le rendicontazioni dei progetti di Horizon 2020, il Programma quadro Ue per il finanziamento della ricerca. 

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09/21/2016
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Starting Grants: ERC selected 325 winning projects, of which 10 hosted in Italy

The European Research Council (ERC) – the organization that funds frontier research in Europe – has published the results of the Starting Grant 2016 call, promoted within the “'Excellent Science” pillar of the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. The 325 projects selected will be funded by ERC with the funds allocated to this call that has a total budget of 485 million euro.

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09/21/2016
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Innovation and Research at “Bicocca District” in Milan

“A network of institutions and enterprises sharing the goal of creating, also through the involvement of citizens, a hub  for the Northern area of the Metropolitan City of Milan, which integrates training, research, culture and enterprises”.

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09/21/2016