Giulio Natta award for Chemistry

2003 – Prof. Paolo Corradini
2004 – Prof. Hans Herbert Brintzinger
2005 – Prof. Paolo Galli
2006 – Dr. Norio Kashiwa
2007 – Ing. Felice Cornacchia
2008 – Prof. Arkady Dykman
2009 – Ann-Christine Albertsson
2010 – Prof. Robert Kirschbaum
2011 – Prof. Ludwig Bohm
2012 – Dott. Peter Denfil
2013 – Dott. Giampiero Morini
2014 – Dott.Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel 2005)
2015 – Dr.ssa Catia Bastioli
2016 – Prof. Dr. Walter Kaminsky

Nicolò Copernico award for Biomedical Sciences – Proposal

2003 – Dr. Vladimiro Lanza – Molecular characterisation of osteogenic progenitor cells for application in tissue engineering
2004 – Dr. Christian Faccinetto – Production of adenoviral vectors with transcription tissue specificity for gene therapy against tumours
2005 – Dr. Francesco Lupidi – Human Stem Cells
2006 – Dr.ssa Debora Martorelli – Therapeutic Vaccines Against Cancer
2007 – Dr.ssa Chiara Orlandi – ASSOCIATION OF LYMPHOMAS/LEUKEMIAS WITH HUMAN RETROVIRUSES
2008 – Dr.ssa Alice Tosi – THE MALIGNANT PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA: SEARCH OF NEW MOLECULAR MARKERS
2009 – Dr.ssa Amalia Conti – THE OSTEOSARCOMA: THE MECHANISMS OF THE ONSET AND NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
2010 – Dr.ssa Ludovica Segat – CERVICAL NEOPLASMS: GENETIC FACTORS FOR PERSISTENCE AND RECURRENCE OF ONCOGENIC HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS INFECTIONS
2011 – Dr.ssa Carlotta Giorgi – Involvement of promyelocytic leukemia (PML) protein in the control of cell death and to unravel the role of PML in the complex interplay between apoptosis and autophagy
2012 – Dr.ssa Daphne Selvaggia Cabianca – A new molecular mechanism responsible of the human inherited genetic disease, known as facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).
2013 – Dott. Marco Montagner – Characterization of a new protein with anti-metastatic property, named Sharp 1
2014 – Dott. Francesco Neri – Activity and characterization of the gene named Dnmt3L, which is involved in the methylation of the DNA, thus acting as a molecular switch.
2015 – Dott. Pietro Genovese – sviluppo di nuove strategie di terapia genica nel campo dell’immunoematologia.
2016 – Dott.ssa Stefania Gallo – studio del meccanismo di regolazione genica post- trascrizionale, denominato splicing alternativo.

Nicolò Copernico” Award for Physics – Research worthy of the prize

2007 – Mr. Alessandro Tredicucci – Quantum cascade lasers
2008 – Mr. Francesco Valle – Nanotecnologie – Studi per la terapia del morbo di Parkinson
2009 – Prof. Paolo Samorì – Pioneering use of the Kelvin probe microscopy
2010 – Dott. Matteo Mannini – Discovery of a molecule that can be organized on a gold surface maintaining the magnetic hysteresis. Approaching the possibility to the construction of memoires where one molecule is a bit
2011 – Nicolò Copernico Award for Mechanical Engineering – VM MOTORI S.p.A.
2012 – Nicolò Copernico Award for Ambient – Mr. Marco Mella
2013 – “Nicolò Copernico” Award for Young Business and Companies – International Petrochemical Technologies srl
2015 – Dott. Alessandro Gruppuso – interpretazione fisica dei risultati sperimentali sulla radiazione cosmica di fondo
2016 – Dott. Marco Drago – analisi dei dati sperimentali dei rivelatori interferometrici volti all’ identificazione sperimentale delle onde gravitazionali

Special “Natta and Copernico” award for the Scientific Popularization
2012 – Mr. Piero Angela
2013 – Mr. Alberto Angela
2014 – Mr. Michele Mirabella
2015 – Dott. Folco Quilici
2016 – Dr. Luciano Onder

2014 – The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies
Ms. Arch. Maria Calzolari – ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
Thesis: Evaluation of the energy behavior of the historic architecture. Analysis of the cal culation methods of the state of energy and proposed corrective actions
Mr. Riccardo Camattari – PHYSICS
Thesis: Curved crystals as optical elements for focusing X- And ϒ rays in a Laue lens
Mr. Mirco Natali – CHEMISTRY
Thesis: Supermulecular system for artificial photosynthesis
Mr. Giacomo Albi – MATEMATICA
Thesis: Kinetic approximation, stability and control of collective behavior in self-organized systems

2015 – The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies
Dott.ssa Stefania Bartoletti – Scienze dell’ingegneria
Thesis: Sistemi Wireless di localizzazione: modelli statistici e progetto di algoritmi
Dott.ssa Chiara Agnoletto – Farmacologia e Oncologia Molecolare
Thesis: Analysis of the anti-leukemic activity of sodium dichloroacetate
Dott. ssa Elena Barbon – Biochimica, biologia molecolare e biotecnologie
Thesis: Development of cellular and animal models of coagulation factors deficiencies for the assessment of innovative therapeutic approaches acting on transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation
Dott. Gabriele Calabrese – Fisica
Thesis: Relaxed germanium epilayers on porous silicon buffers for low dislocation content Ge on Si virtual substrates
Dott.ssa Daria Bortolotti – Biochimica, biologia molecolare e biotecnologie
Thesis: HLA-G molecules in infection and autoimmune diseases
Dott. Davide Malfacini – Farmacologia e Oncologia molecolare
Thesis: Nuovi ligandi e saggi per nocicettina / orfanina FQ e classici recettori oppioidi

2016 – The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies
Dott.ssa Virginia Strati – Fisica
Thesis: Advanced modeling for studying antineutrinos and gamma rays coming from the Earth
Dott. Shahryar Habibi – Tecnologia dell’architettura
Thesis: Smart Workplace Micro-Climatization and Real-Time Digitalization Effects on Energy Efficiency Based on User Behavior
Dott. Federico Ronconi – Scienze Chimiche
Thesis: Preparation and Characterization of Photoelectroactive Substrates for Water Splitting and Hydrogen Production
Dr.ssa Annalisa Fortini – Scienze dell’ingegneria
Thesis: “Functional characterization of thermally activated shape memory alloys for innovative adaptive structures”
Dott. Nicola Dalle Carbonare – Scienze Chimiche
Thesis: Surface and interface modification of nanostructured hematite for solar water splitting
Dott.Vasileios Aschonitis – Scienze biologiche e ambientali
Thesis: “Assessment of European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) population collapse dynamics in the Comacchio lagoon using mathematical models and the role of global factors in population”
Dott.ssa Marina Capece – Medicina Molecolare e Farmacologia
Thesis: Accelerated tumor progression in mice lacking the ATP receptor P2X7.
Dott.ssa D’Antone Carmelisa – Scienze della terra
Thesis: “Assorbimento delle Terre Rare in piante di vite di terreni vulcani e carbonatici” che si distingue per attualità, importanza ed originalità.

2014 – Mention “Nicolò Copernico for innovative thesis in Science and Technology
Ms. Lisa Volpe -Research Doctorate in Earth Sciences
Thesis: Conservation and diagnostics of modern and contemporary art work
Ms. Gaia Pupillo – Research Doctorate in Physics
Thesis: “Radioisotope Production via Accelerators for Nuclear Medicine Applications”
Ms. Giulia Pavani – Research Doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
For the thesis: “The Endothelial Protein C Receptor enhances FVIIa mediated hemostasis”
Mr. Dario Balestra – Research Doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
For the thesis: “Modified U1snRNAs as innovative therapeutic strategy for inherited coagulation factor deficiencies”

2014 – Mention “Nicolò Copernico for innovative thesis in Science and Technology
Dott. Davide Rosestolato – Scienze chimiche
Thesis: Caratterizzazione chimico-fisica di elettrocatalizzatori a base di Ossido di Iridio, preparati mediante tecnica sol-gel e mediante deposizione fisica da fase vapore
Dott.ssa Chiara Marchina – Scienze della Terra
Thesis: Studio geochimico e isotopico delle acque del fiume Po dalle sorgenti del Monviso al Delta: caratteristiche naturali e antropiche
Dott. Alessandro Benfenati – Matematica e Informatica
Thesis: Metodi di ottimizzazione per la regolarizzazione di immagini affette da rumore di Poisson
Dott. Alessio Suman – Ingegneria Industriale
Thesis: An innovative methodology for the analysis of microparticle deposits in transonic and subsonic blades for the assessment of compressor degradation
Dott.ssa Laura Bandiera – Scienze della Fisica
Thesis: Study of coherent interactions between charged particle beams and crystals for beam steering and intense electromagnetic radiation generation

2016 – Mention “Nicolò Copernico for innovative thesis in Science and Technology
Dr.ssa Giulia Farina – Scienze dell’Ingegneria
Thesis: Moderne tecniche per una misura speditiva della portata in corsi d’acqua naturali
Dott. Edagard Bonfiglioli – Fisica
Thesis: Produzione e caratterizzazione magnetica di nanostrutture magnetiche accoppiate per interazione di scambio