Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Do Antidepressants Work? Reconsidering Their Therapeutic Use and Understanding the Placebo Effect

There is a long lasting debate and concern about efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants for adults with major depression. Prof Andrea Cipriani (University of Oxford) will present and discuss the findings from his recent work. The results have important clinical implications for patients, physicians, guideline developers and policy-makers. Download the flyer here.

Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

When: Friday, 13th April  2018 at 6:30pm

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Jan
29
6:30 PM18:30

Health Without Borders - Epidemics in the Era of Globalization

Climate changes, mass migrations, wars, the economic crisis,  the epidemics of obesity and diabetes and unprecedented environmental degradation can no longer be considered separate problems to be dealt with in isolation. These global threats to human health and well-being often share common causes. Professor Vineis will review evidence on the emergence of these multiple health threats, as well as discussing , together with Professor Marmot, their most likely causes. The presentation will summarize the content of the new book of Prof. Vineis. Download the event flyer.

Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square,  London SW1X 8NX

When: 29th January 2017, 6:30pm.

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Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

The genius of James Clerk Maxwell, the man who made equations speak

Professor Gian-Luca Oppo explains us how Maxwell revolutionised the history of science with his sensational discoveries, including electro-magnetic waves, the speed of light, the unification of electric and magnetic forces, statistical mechanics, the vastness of the electro-magnetic spectrum, light emission, the theory of the thermostat, and even colour photography.

Where: Italian Embassy in London

When: Friday 1 Dic 2017  From 18:30 to 20:30

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Native scientist

What the best way to spend your Sunday afternoon? Talking about Science of course! AISUK, Italian Scientist, and Italian pupils got together at the Italian Cultural Institute in London to talk about memory, chemistry, skin, tumor with school pupils. Thanks to Francesca Cacucci, Franco Raimondi, Annachiara Rosa, Luigi Ombrato, Paola Arcidiacono, Cecilia Sasso D'Elia and Giulia Pilla and Elisa Roccia for inspiring the future generation of scientists.

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Jun
30
10:30 AM10:30

Conference of the Italian Academics and Researchers in the United Kingdom

Conference of the Italian Academics and Researchers in the United Kingdom

Join AISUK and the Italian Embassy in London for the first Conference of Italian Academics in the UK. Join our discussion on the impact of Brexit on research; research evaluation in Italy and the UK and meet colleagues from across the UK for an evening of live music. Full programme and speakers' list can be found here. Please register your attendance hereOfficial flyer invitation is available here.

Where:  Lucas Lecture Theatre Strand Campus London WC2R 2LS King's College London

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May
23
6:30 PM18:30

The first 10 years of IIT: model accomplishments, perspectives

The first 10 years of IIT: model accomplishments, perspectives

The Italian Institute of Technology (ITT) celebrates 10 years of research. Prof Roberto Cingolani, Director of the Institute describes the ITT scientific achievements, current activities, and future research plans. The event is followed by Q&As and drinks. More information and registration available hereOfficial flyer invitation available here.

Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

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May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Earth, Mankind and Energy - a lecture by Carlo Rubbia at the Italian Cultural Institute

Earth, Mankind, and Energy - a lecture by Carlo Rubbia at the Italian Cultural Institute

The availability of adequate primary energy for the future is one of the essential needs of mankind. After a summary of the past history of the planet Earth, I shall give a description of the present primary energy supply and of some of the main realistic options for the future.

Where: Italian Cultural Institute - 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Human genome editing: cells and people à la carte ?

Human genome editing: cells and people à la carte?

Join us for an evening of discovery into the novel, revolutionary methods to modify our genome and its implications for health and society. There will be talks from two experts in the field, followed by a Q&A session and a drink or two. More information and tickets here. Official flyer invitation here.


Where: Italian Cultural Institute 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX

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Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Talk by Elena Cattaneo on 'Stories of sciences, cells, and freedom'

Talk by Elena Cattaneo on 'Stories of Sciences, cells, and freedom'

The presentation will illustrate some of the domains of stem cell research and will reflect on their potential in understanding human diseases and developing new treatments. We will discuss the role of science in our societies and how to make sure that scientific research does not fall victim to political maneuvers. Please register at https://goo.gl/VWtsk7. The official invitation flyer is available here.

WhereItalian Culture Institute - 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX 

 

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

What does the eye tell us about our health?

What does the eye tell us about our health?

The eye is a powerful observatory on our health. A complex network of blood vessels can be inspected directly and inexpensively through the pupil. Can these blood vessels and their changes signal the risk of serious systemic problems, like cardiovascular disease or dementia? Three researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee discuss their work in an interdisciplinary conversation across ophthalmology, genetics and computer science.

In collaboration with: http://edinburghbsa.weebly.com/ http://www.iicedimburgo.esteri.it/iic_edimburgo/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/12/what-does-the-eye-tell-us-about.html 

Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 82 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

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Nov
22
5:45 PM17:45

Research, Innovation, and Economic Growth

Research, Innovation, and Economic Growth

Professor Fabrizio Zilibotti, Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy at the University of Zürich, explains how this relationship works and discusses the evidence from Switzerland and Italy. The event is free but registration is required. Please register here. Please register early. The official invitation flyer is available here.

WhereBank of Italy Representative Office, 2 Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3DG

 

 

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

“Should I stay,or should I go? UK research and the EU"

“Should I stay, or should I go? UK research and the EU"

In light of the upcoming EU Referendum, join us and our two speakers for a lecture on the impact of European policies on the academic research. Professor Ian Preston (UCL) presents some reflections on the effects of Brexit on research production andMr. Alessandro Allegra (PhD student at UCL) explains how EU research funding works and discusses recent evidence. Click here to download the flyer. 

Download the slides of the presentations by Ian Preston on Brexit here and by Alessandro Allegra on EU funding here.

Where Function Room, Henriette Raphel House, 1 Talbot Yard, King's College London, SE1 1YP

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