Giulio Natta Award Winner 2014

Dott. Robert H. Grubbs

Reason

Thanks to his scientific studies mainly focused on the synthesis and development of organic reaction catalysts, Professor Robert H. Grubbs (California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – CA, USA), obtained in 1992 a useful catalyst that is highly versatile and influenced the synthetic organic chemistry strongly and positively within few years. Professor Grubbs has developed a variety of ruthenium-based catalysts which earned him the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with the following reasons: “for developing the metathesis method in the organic synthesis”.

Metathesis or double exchange or double substitution, is a chemical reaction, in which one or more structure elements of a ... continua >>

Winner “Natta and Copernico” Award for the dissemination of the Science

Prof. Michele Mirabella

Reason

The Committee promoting the “Giulio Natta” and “Nicolò Copernico” Prizes assigns, for the edition 2014 “Natta and Copernico” Prize for the scientific divulgation to Prof. Michele for his excellent activity of medical sciences propagator. The divulgation by Prof. Michele Mirabella of biomedical sciences is incomparable and took place at a popular level without losing its scientific features through a TV format like Elisir. Such activities, together with prestigious publications, aim at the divulgation of science and technology. The Prize is an artwork by the sculptor Carlo Zoli.     ... continua >>

Winner of Nicolò Copernico – CARIFE – Carife Foundation for Biomedical Sciences 2014

Dott. Francesco Neri

Reason
The work of Dr. Francesco Neri, published September 26, 2013 by the prestigious Journal Cell, is focused on the activity and characterization of the gene named Dnmt3L, which is involved in the methylation of the DNA, thus acting as a molecular switch. Specifically DnmtL3 is highly expressed in mouse embryonic stem cells. The investigation carried out by Dr. Neri demonstrated that DnmtL3 positively regulates the methylation of housekeeping genes, whereas negatively regulates the promoters of bivalent genes. The work published by Cell is innovative and indicates how a gene can trigger a cascade of events during the early phases of th ... continua >>

The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies 2014

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

Reason
A project of energetic redevelopment of a historic building starts from the preliminary assessment of its technical potential and residual performance, in order to tailor interventions and properly address the energy needs according to the characteristics of the building, without jeopardizing its heritage and historic value.
This research started from ... continua >>

The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies

Mr. Riccardo Camattari – PHYSICS

Thesis
Curved crystals as optical elements for focusing X- And ϒ rays in a Laue lens

Reason
for the presentation of the research thesis in Physics Sciences entitled “Curved crystals as optical elements for focusing X- And ϒ rays in a Laue lens” .

A Laue lens is a combination of crystals properly oriented in order to concentrate X and gamma rays through the Bragg diffraction according the Laue geometry. The thesis is about the study and the realization of innovative systems of diffraction and focusing of X and gamma ray radiatio ... continua >>

The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies 2014

Mr. Mirco Natali – CHEMISTRY

Thesis
Supermulecular system for artificial photosynthesis

Reason
For the presentation of the research thesis in Sciences and Technologies entitled “Supermolecular system for artificial photosynthesis”.

The thesis is about the supermolecular systems to be applied in the field of the artificial photosynthesis.

A photosynthetic system, that is the chance to convert effectively the luminous energy in combustible chemicals, is a wide interesting research field with a high scientific cont ... continua >>

The “Nicolò Copernico” acknowledgment to Ph.D. fellows for innovative theses in sciences and technologies

Mr. Giacomo Albi – MATEMATICA

Thesis
Kinetic approximation, stability and control of collective behavior in self-organized systems

Reason
For the Mathematics research thesis entitled “Kinetic approximation, stability and control of collective behavior in self-organized systems”.

In his thesis Mr. Giacomo Albi has examined different mathematical models in order to describe rising events and check problems in systems bound to multi-agent dynamics.
In these systems, having a big intrinsic complexity, the rising behavior comes from the interaction among simple interacti ... continua >>

Mention “Nicolò Copernico” 2014 for innovative thesis in Science and Technology

Ms. Lisa Volpe
Research Doctorate in Earth Sciences
For the thesis
“Conservazione e diagnostica di opere d’are moderna e contemporanea”

Ms. Gaia Pupillo Ferrara 10.05.2014
Research Doctorate in Physics
For the 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 deficie ... continua >>