December 17, 2010
Francesco Piva, Department of Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Overlapped languages: the splicing code

December 14, 2010
Marco Bianchi, Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, Fondazione San Raffaele del Monte Tabor, Milano, Italy
HMGB1 controls the number of nucleosomes

December 10, 2010
Massimo Zeviani, Unit of Molecular Neurogenetics, Neurological Institute “C. Besta”, Milan, Italy
Pathogenic mechanisms unraveled by new mitochondrial syndromes

December 1, 2010
Mauro Giacca, Molecular Medicine Laboratory, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Bee Gees, 1971): Searching for novel genes that induce myocardial protection, myocardial repair or neoangiogenesis by in vivo gene transfer

November 19, 2010
Giulio Sandini, Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
Why humanoids need humans

November 10, 2010
Tullio Pozzan, CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Padova, Italy
Ca2+ handling by organelles: an inside view

November 5, 2010
Fabio Spada, Department of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Establishment, maintenance and erasure of DNA methylation in mammals

November 3, 2010
Aldo Ferrari, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies, Institute of Energy Technology, ETH Zurich
Cells on Pattern

October 28, 2010
Richard Baines, Neuroscience Research Group, University of Manchester, UK
Regulation of neuronal excitability through translational control

October 19, 2010
Lavinia Liguori, Nanosciences Fondation TIMC-IMAG-TheREx UMR-UJF 5525, Grenoble, France
Cell-free expression system for membrane proteins and proteoliposomes production

October 1, 2010
Tali Haran, Department of Biology, Technion -Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Indirect readout in protein-DNA interaction. Examples from the TBP/TATA box and p53/DNA systems

September 24, 2010
Genoveffa Franchini, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Hijacking the T-cell Communication Network by the Human T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma virus type 1 (HTLV-1) p12 and p8 Proteins

September 17, 2010
Naryttza Diaz, Ludwig Cancer Research Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland
Using bioinformatic tools to solve biological problems: the metagenomics and the Cancer-Testis (CT) genes case

July 23, 2010
Carmine Mancone, National Institute for Infectious Diseases "L. Spallanzani", IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Proteomic applications in the study of the interplay between beta-lipoproteins and Hepatitis C Virus

July 2, 2010
Marco Tripodi, Istituto Pasteur - Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Department of Cellular Biotechnologies and Hematology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Mechanisms controlling liver stem cell fate

June 25, 2010
Ian Marc Bonapace, Department of Structural and Functional Biology, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
UHRF1: a key player in the maintenance of epigenetic modifications during cell replication and in cancer

June 16, 2010
Susanna Dolci, Department of Public Health and Cellular Biology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
The fate of postnatal male germ cells: stemness or not stemness. A brief history on how spermatogonia decide of their life

June 4, 2010
Lorenzo Montanaro, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna, Italy
Alterations of ribosome biogenesis and mRNA translation in cancer: the role of dyskerin

May 21, 2010
Luciano Conti, Department of Pharmacological Sciences and Center for Stem Cell Research, University of Milan, Italy
In vitro systems for studying Neural Stem Cell biology in physiological and pathological conditions

May 12, 2010
Maria Pia Abbracchio, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology of Purinergic Transmission, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan, Italy
Innovative approaches to improve adult brain’s self-repair in neurodegenerative diseases: focus on the new GPR17 receptor

April 16, 2010
Silke Krol, European Center for Nanomedicine, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S., Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
From mouse to Neuron - Nanogold in the brain!

April 15, 2010
Robert Gilbert, Division of Structural Biology - STRUBI, University of Oxford, UK
Combining biophysical techniques to shed light on the mechanism of protein synthesis  and biochemistry at membranes

March 31, 2010
Silvio Bicciato, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Computational approaches for the integrative analysis of gene expression data and genomic information

March 26, 2010
Marie-Laure Baudet, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK
miR-124: a molecular clock controlling changes in growth cone behaviour

March 24, 2010
Armando Carpaneto, CNR-IBF, Genova, Italy
Electrophysiological approaches to investigate the activity of channels and transporters: the case of the plant proton/sucrose cotransporter

March 12, 2010
Enrico Domenici, Neuroscience CEDD,GSK Medicine Research Center, Verona, Italy
Discovering novel biomarkers and targets for psychiatric diseases through genome-wide approaches

March 5, 2010
Marco Sola, Department of Chemistry, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Playing with proteins and electrons at surfaces

March 3, 2010
Jürgen Borlak, Center of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical School of Hannover & Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Germany
Epigenetic silencing of the tumor suppressor gene CADM1 in lung adenocarcinomas

February 26, 2010
Marzia Tartari
Huntington’s disease: an evolutional approach to study normal huntingtin function

February 24, 2010
Daniele Arosio, NEST, CNR-INFM Pisa, Italy
Fluorescence sensing and tracking in vivo

February 19, 2010
Marco Ventura, Dipartimento di Genetica, Biologia dei Microrganismi, Antropologia, Evoluzione, Università degli Studi di Parma
Bifidobacteria ecology and genomics insights

February 19, 2010
Andrea Sboner, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Analyzing paired-end RNA-seq data to discover chimeric transcripts

February 12, 2010
Andrea Daga, Dulbecco Telethon Institute and E. Medea Scientific Institute, University of Padova
Atlastin, a novel cellular fusogen responsible for the homotypic fusion of ER membranes

February 5, 2010
Valeria Marigo, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Common or individual molecular mechanisms underlying retinal degeneration

January 22, 2010
Carlo Pozzi, Philip Morris International
Plant molecular breeding strategies

January 12, 2010
Giulia Ossato, Department of Biomedical Engineering,  Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, University of California, Irvine, USA
Huntingtin aggregation in live cells: application of Number and Brigthness fluctuation analysis