Sant'Anna Magazine


From 30.09.2020 to 01.10.2020

Bio(techno)logy is escalating the debate

Renowned academics of the University of Pisa, Sant’Anna School and Scuola Normale Superiore are organizing a conference on BIO[THECNO]LOGY on Semptember 30 and October 1th, 2020, to discuss genetic engineering and recent advances in DNA vaccines. The BIO[THECNO]LOGY event is free and open to the public. It welcomes professors and students from higher education institutions and universities in Pisa and world-renowned experts, including Pierdomenico Perata (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), Caterina Sganga (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna),  Pierluigi Lopalco (Università di Pisa), Aldo Paolicchi (Università di Pisa), Lorenzo Moretta (Ospedale Bambino Gesù, Roma), Luigi Cattivelli (CREA, Fiorenzuola d’Arda), Michele Morgante (IGA, Udine), Alessandro Vitale (CNR, Milano), Roberto Defez (CNR, Napoli), and Cecilia Garlanda (Humanitas University, Milano).

The participants in this event, members of the local community and the public will benefit from two days of stimulating discussions and knowledge sharing about current debates on genetic research (on Semptember 30) and vaccines (on October 1th) at Auditorium - Palazzo Blu, 9.00 to 1.00 pm.

Students will present their research posters in the streets from 4.00 to 7.00 pm to celebrate a sharing of science between scientists and experts. Participants will have the opportunity to address the socioeconomic and ethical issues surrounding new biotechnologies (DNA Sequencing, Recombinant DNA, DNA Synthesis, and Genome Editing) that could have an impact on people. The dominant focus in the debate will be the access to genetic information and the tools of biotechnology to manipulate cells, editing the DNA and to synthesize entire genomes.



From 30.09.2020 To 01.10.2020

From 09:00 to 19:00

Event's place:
Palazzo Blu
Lungarno Gambacorti 9
56100 Pisa PI