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2013 YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE IN THE USA: ITALIAN RESEARCHERS PRESENT THEIR WORK IN HOUSTON

Date:

09/25/2013



2013 YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE IN THE USA: ITALIAN RESEARCHERS PRESENT THEIR WORK IN HOUSTON

On December 14 Houston hosted the 9thb Conference of Italian Researchers in the World, organized by the Houston Committee of Italians Abroad (Comites) in collaboration with CTIM and the Consulate General of Italy, under whose auspices the event was held.

The Conference provides a crucial instrument for linking researchers in Italy and the USA, and increased its appeal through the years thanks to its capacity in creating and fostering connections between both countries.

A significant number of participants attended the Conference from Texas and other States, as well as from Italy. Among them 50 speakers who presented their work in several relevant fields of biomedical science, engineering, physics, aerospace and humanities. The Conference also witnessed a live video connection with two Italian researchers who carry out their projects at the "Mario Zucchelli" base in Antarctica.

The Conference received a significant number of messages and greetings from Authorities in Italy and in the State of Texas. The Italian Parliament was represented by Senator Renato Turano, who delivered a greeting on behalf of Italy's Prime Minister and President of the Senate, confirming the relevance that the Italian Parliament recognizes to research.

The strong links that Italian researchers abroad maintain with their homeland is demonstrated also by how the platform created by this Conference was instrumental in developing a joint post doctoral program in Biomedicine and Neuroscience between the University of Palermo and the University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, at the end of which participants receive a title which is valid both in Italy and the United States, as well as a new joint project on space medicine between these colleges, NASA and the University of Southampton.

 


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