Models, Biology and Clinical Applications

August 25th - August 31st, 2024

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Special Seminars

  • Salvatore Alaimo (University of Catania)
    “Pathway Analysis and Phenotype Simulation”
  • Rita Barone (University of Catania)
    “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Clinical Insights”
  • Alfredo Brusco (University of Torino)
  • Renaud Jolivet (Maastricht University)
    “Neuro System Biology”

Scientific Committee

  • Rita Barone, University of Catania, Italy
  • Renata Rizzo, University of Catania, Italy
  • Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
  • Salvatore Alaimo, University of Catania, Italy
  • Giovanni Micale, University of Catania, Italy
  • Roberto Purrello, University of Catania, Italy
  • Rosa Musotto, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Alfio Puglisi, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Flavia Marino, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy

Organizing Committee

  • Simone Lanucara, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Stefania Gismondo, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Sergio Baluci, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Antonino Andrea Arnao, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Fabrizio Parnasso, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Noemi Crifò, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Giosuè Zurzolo, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Maria Valeria Maiorana, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Alice Saccà, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy
  • Giorgio Gugliotta, CNR-IRIB, Messina Unit, Italy

Travel and accommodation

The conference room (located at Hotel Giardino sul Mare, Via Maddalena, Lipari) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. In addition, special areas are reserved for students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina, and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).


Two kinds of participants are welcome.

Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon coursework and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives the right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.

Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.

The registration fee is 600 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events, and coffee breaks. 

Applications can be submitted up to August 1st, 2024

Applicants must include an updated link to an official website.  In case of cancellation after fee payments, a 30% penalty will be applied. Regarding credit card payments, processing fees cannot be reimbursed. Payment must be received as soon as possible, no later than August 1st, 2024. Only wire transfers or credit card payments can be accepted.