The University of Turin, Department of Neuroscience ‘Rita Levi Montalcini’ and the Turin Academy of Science
are honored to invite you to the
Giuseppe Levi Talent School Inaugural Event
Accademia delle Scienze di Torino
| Sala dei Mappamondi
Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6
The Giuseppe Levi Talent School is an educational initiative of the University of Torino, aimed at stimulating the direct involvement of particularly talented students into the multidisciplinary study of biological complexity.
Giuseppe Levi was a pioneer in the development of a dynamic view of biology . Not less important, he was the first mentor of the Nobel laureates Salvador Luria, Renato Dulbecco and Rita Levi Montalcini , who provided seminal contributions to the birth and growth of Molecular Biology, Genome Science and Neuroscience, through the cross contamination among different fields of research and methodological approaches.
The aim of the Talent School will be to provide outstanding and strongly motivated students with a multidisciplinary environment that may help them in developing the cultural opening and technical skills necessary to tackle the questions at the forefront of studies on biological complexity.
09:30 - Welcome and greetings
, President (Turin Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Stefano Geuna , Rector (University of Turin)
Prof. Alessandro Mauro , Dean (Department of Neuroscience)
09:50 - Giuseppe Levi, his scholars and the dynamic vision of biology
, Turin Academy of Sciences
Prof. Alessandro Vercelli , NICO - University of Turin, Italian Society of Neuroscience
10:15 - Presentation of the Giuseppe Levi Talent School
Prof. Ferdinando Di Cunto , NICO - University of Turin
10:30 - Inaugural Lecture: Genes that regulate sleep and circadian rhythms
Prof. Michael W. Young , Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2017 The Rockefeller University, New York