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Disseminating science to young people: UniStem Day 2024

By 26/03/2024No Comments

On Friday 22 March 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the 16th edition of UniStem Day – “The neverending journey of stem cell research” was hosted at the Pop Up Cinema Medica 4K in Bologna: a day dedicated to science for students from the fourth and fifth grade classes of secondary schools. In particular, around 400 male and female students took part in the event from: Liceo Ginnasio Luigi Galvani (Bologna), Liceo Scientifico Statale “Augusto Righi” (Bologna), Istituti di istruzione Superiore Aldini Valeriani (Bologna), Liceo Torricelli-Ballardini (Faenza) and some students and undergraduates from the University of Bologna.

The University of Bologna, with the support of the Bologna-Ozzano “Rita Levi-Montalcini” Technopole, whose managing body is IRET Foundation, distributed the speakers’ contributions over three thematic strands: stem cells to study, stem cells to cure and, finally, stem cells to communicate.
The morning’s talks were given by:

  • Prof. Alberto Credi, Pro-rector for Research at the University of Bologna – institutional greeting;
  • Prof. Laura Calzà, FaBiT and Prof. Luciana Giardino, DIMEVET – coordinators and moderators;
  • Dr. Vito Antonio Baldassarro, DIMEVET, Dr. Corinne Quadalti, FaBiT and Dr. Angelita Capone, DIMEVET – stem cells for study;
  • Prof. Francesco Alviano, DIMES and Prof. Eleonora Iacono, DIMEVET – stem cells to cure;
  • Michelangelo ‘Maicolengel’ Coltelli, founder of the blog ‘Bufale un tanto al chilo’ – stem cells to communicate.

Held in 97 Universities and Research Institutes across Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the event is an opportunity for learning, discovery and debate in the field of scientific research, with the aim of promoting a more mature and conscious vision of the importance of knowledge and opinion building that departs from single-minded thinking.

📄 📸 Have a look at the poster with all the speeches and browse the photos of the popular science event dedicated to the “adults of tomorrow”.