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Call 2017: new IBSA Foundation Fellowships

IBSA Foundation for scientific research funds each year 5 young talented researchers, selected through impartial evaluation processes, to promote and to allow them to do great science, with 12-month fellowships of CHF 25.000.00 in the following 5 research fields:dermatology areaendocrinology areafertility – infertility areaorthopedic – rheumatology areapain medicineThe applicant may be of any Nationality, under 35 at the deadline for the submission of proposals and in possession of a degree in: medicine, biology, pharmacy, biotechnology, bioengineer, open to PhDs, post docs, residents.Fellowships must be started within 2018 year.Applicants are invited to submit proposals no later than 15 January 2018 via the online applicant link in the 2017 Fellowship page in the website

Degree Programme in Medicine and Surgery F: Start of lectures

The lectures of the academic year 2017/2018 for Year 2 - 6 will start on Monday 2nd October 2017 with the following lectures:
Year 2: Classroom E (building CU035), 9 a.m., Basic-Medical-Scientific Methods III
Year 3: Classroom D (building CU035), 1 p.m., Laboratory Medicine
Year 4: Classroom B (building CU035), 9.15 a.m., Introduction and Lecture of Pathological Anatomy
Year 5: Classroom B (II Clinica Medica), 1 p.m., Applied Pathology V
Year 6: Classroom Castrini (II Clinica Chirurgica), 1 p.m.

The lectures of Year 1 will start on Monday 23rd October 2017 with the following lecture:
Year 1: Classroom C1 (Dipartimento d’igiene), 9 a.m., Welcome of the Responsible of the degree course, Prof. Eugenio Gaudio and teaching staff and introductive lecture by Prof. Paolo Villari

Bachelor Degree Programme in Bioinformatics: start of lectures

The lectures of the Bachelor Degree Programme in Bioinformatics will start from Monday 2nd October 2017, Classroom Psicologia A (CU026).


Incoming Students for Medical and Surgery Courses

"It’s available the regulation for enrolled students in Medicine and Surgery’s courses at another University who want to attend, for a limited period, Departments of the Policlinico Umberto I followed by a (Professor)Tutor"        

Thesis structure - Medicine and Surgery a.y.2016-2017

Please find as attachment all the information needed for the writing of the final dissertation – Tesi di Laurea.


Future students are welcomed during the Open Days at Sapienza which will take place on 11th, 12th and 13th July at Sapienza Campus. Informative stands for each Faculty will be available for the orientation of future students.The presentation of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, held in Italian, will be provided on the 11th July from 11.00 AM in the Aula Magna of the Rectorate Building.WhereSapienza University of RomePiazzale Aldo Moro 5Bus 310, tram 3, 19Metro B, Policlinico 

EBRI: From genes to consciousness

Thursday, 18th May, 4.00 PM
Aula A
CU024 - Edificio di Farmacologia Medica - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma
The conference “From genes to consciousness” will be held on Thursday 18th May in the Department of Farmacologia Medica at 4.00pm by Professor Jean-Pierre Changeaux from the Collège de France(Paris). The event is organized by the European Brain Research Institute (EBRI).



18-19th May
Aula Organi Collegiali (Palazzo del Rettorato)
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma
The conference “INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS IN CANCER MEDICINE”  will be held on Thursday and Friday 18-19th  May in the Rector Building. The two-days event, organized by Prof. Silverio Tomao,  will focus on recent development regarding the most updated guidelines for the treatment of different types of cancer.
For further informations about the detailed program, please consult the attached brochure.

Sapienza Beyond Barriers

Friday, 5th May, 3.00 PM

Aula Amaldi

CU013 - Edificio di Fisica “Guglielmo Marconi” - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma

Friday, 5th of May, the conference “Sapienza Beyond Barriers" will be held in the Physics building of the University. The conference is organized by Patrizia Campolongo, Silvia Ferrara and Fabio Sciarrino, junior research fellow at Scuola superiore di studi avanzati.

The event is introduced by Eugenio Gaudio Rector Sapienza University of Rome, Irene Bozzoni Director SSAS and will focus on the presentation of interdisciplinary researches developed by young students and it will be introduced by the lecture: "EMBL: European excellence through collaboration and interdisciplinarity".

 The event is open to the public and free of charge.


coordinamento scientifico

Fabio Sciarrino

Scuola superiore di studi avanzati

(+39) 06 4925 5547


Saturday, Feb. 18 – 5:30 pm
Aula Magna, Rectorate Building - CU001
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

Enrico Pieranunzi, an outstanding ambassador of Italian Jazz around the world, will hold a concert to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of George Gershwin’s death, together with his brother Gabriele on violin and renowned clarinettist Gabriele Mirabassi.

Jazz history owes much to George Gershwin, one of the first non-Afro-Americans to reach success in this revolutionary musical genre. Gershwin had the bright idea of mixing two different and incompatible traditions to invent symphonic jazz, two clear examples of which are the “Concerto in F” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

The three Italian musicians, who grew up on jazz and classical music, will pay tribute to the brilliant, brave and still relevant vision of Gershwin, who first followed the path of “hybridization,” claiming that “in music, everything is possible,” not such an obvious statement.

The concert will begin with “Variations to a Theme by Gershwin” by Enrico Pieranunzi, followed by a selection of Gershwin’s music transcribed by Enrico. Longer songs like “An American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue” will alternate with shorter, but less fascinating compositions such as “Songs” and “Preludes”.

Tickets: Full price: €15-20, Reduced: €12-16, Under-30: €8, Under-18: €5

IUC - Istituzione universitaria dei concerti
University Concert Organisation
T (+39) 06 3610051/2


February 2017, Friday 17th. 7.00 P.M.

Rehearsal room MuSa

CU001 - Rectorate building  - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

Friday 17th February, the 2017 season of the “I venerdì della Musa” will be inaugurated in the Rehearsal room within the Rectorate buiding. The classical MuSa musicians will perform in an extremely varie concert, alternating famous and less-famous music tracks.

The event is curated by the musical Director Francesco Vizioli.

Free entrance.


Settore Eventi celebrativi e culturali
Area Supporto strategico e comunicazione

T (+39) 06 49910656


Thursday 16th, february 2017, 12.30 A.M.

Room G50

Viale Regina Elena 295, building G – third floor

On Thursday 16th February a new appointment with the seminars form the Istituto Pasteur Italia will be held.

Francesca Cutruzzolà, from the Department of biochemical sciences, will present her research during the meeting with title "Cyclic dinucleotides: from second messengers in bacterial biofilm formation to modulators of host immune repsonse".  

John Hiscott
Istituto Pasteur – Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti
T (+39) 06 49255625


Thursday 16th february 2017, 8.30 P.M.

Aula Magna

CU001 – Rectorate building - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

The third meeting with the lecture-concert dedicated to the polish composer will be held on Thursday, 16th February. The project, called "La Sapienza di Fryderyk Chopin", is born thanks to the collaboration between the University and the Italian Embassy of the Republic of Poland, with the support of the Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin National Institute and the Universitary Institution of Concerts.

The young polish pianist Łukasz Byrdy will be performing during the event.

Free entrance

Settore Eventi celebrativi e culturali
T(+39) 06 49690242

Vienna Biocenter Summer School for Undergraduates

Summer School, which is a 10-week research and training opportunity for approx. 20 undergraduate students, beginning at the end of June 2017. A diverse range of research projects are available in: Molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, bioinformatics, RNA biology, stem cells, and biochemistry.
Successful applicants will be provided with accommodation, a stipend of EUR800/month, and travel expenses to and from Vienna.
Application deadline: 31st Jannary 2017

Towards quantifying the activity of all genes in each cell of our body

Over the past decades it has become clear that changes in gene expression not only drive the development of an embryo to an adult animal but that these changes also key in understanding diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and metabolic malfunction. Methods to quantify gene expression on a genome-wide scale have been developed with great success over the past 20 years. However, almost all of these methods require large input material and therefore can only be used to study gene expression averaged over many (potentially different) cells. In recent years, miniaturizations of sequencing reactions are leading to a revolution. Microfluidics devices coupled with nontechnology enable the inexpensive quantification of the activity of thousands of different genes in each of thousands of individual cells within a few minutes of runtime. In my lecture, I will explain the principles of these methods, show data from our lab where we apply and optimize this method, and comment on applications. I will also specifically comment on the unprecedented challenges that these data pose for data analyses and the urgent need of interdisciplinary education and collaborations to exploit the enormous potentials of these new technologies. 12 April, 15.00 p.m. Aula Magna Anatomia  

MicroRNAs – small genes with large impact on biology and medicine

Two tiny genes which encode not proteins but RNA were discovered in the 90’s in roundworms. These genes were named “microRNAs (miRNAs)”. Many years later it was found that hundreds if not thousands of different miRNAs are active in almost all animals and plants, and that they play fundamental roles in regulating the activity of almost all normal protein encoding genes. Nowadays it is clear that miRNAs are important for most biological functions and miRNAs have been implicated in many human diseases. miRNAs also offer new avenues to interfere with gene activity for medical therapy. While in the early 2000’s perhaps 20 papers on miRNAs had bshed, this number has now grown to tens of thousands.  In my lecture I will give an overview about what we know about miRNAs. I will also discuss they key problem how to identify biologically important targets of miRNAs. Finally, I will present what I think are the remaining fundamental open questions about miRNAs. 13 April, 11.00 a.m.   Aula Magna Patologia Generale

CircularRNAs- new molecules with mysterious functions

While in plants and animals all RNAs which serve as messenger RNAs to translate DNA into protein are linear molecules, a few years ago we and other labs showed that human/animal cells also express thousands of circular RNAs (“circRNAs”). The circular form makes circRNAs resistant to enzymes which in cells normally attack the free ends of linear RNAs to degrade them. Therefore, circRNAs are much more stable than linear RNAs are thus may serve unusual biological functions. Very fresh data indicate that circRNAs can also be powerful, entirely new biomarkers. We now know that circRNAs are produced by specific, context-dependent splice reactions which can lead to high expression of circRNAs in mostly neural or muscle tissues. In my lecture, I will present biochemical and computational methods to identify, quantify, image, and perturb circRNAs expression. I will also discuss what we currently understand about circRNA biogenesis and functions.  14 april, 16.00 pm  Aula Magna Anatomia


We are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the International Conference on Nanomedicine, entitled “NANOMEDICINE Viterbo 2016,” which will take place in the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) from Wednesday, September 21st, to Friday, September 23rd, 2016. This event will be the occasion to gather people from all over the world to share and discuss central topics in the field of Nanomedicine. Young researchers, post-docs and students are especially encouraged to attend; grants will be available for some of them. Please visit the conference website For any question contact the organization a


Student Opinion Survey

All students are invited to participate in the Student Opinion Survey on the teaching performance of our Faculty teachers for the current academic year which will conclude with a suitability exam or test. Access to questionnaires for the first semester teaching will remain open until 30 September 2017, while to 28 February 2018 questionnaires for the second semester teaching may be filled in.

The Survey will be carried out using the Infostud (Student Opinions) platform and concerns all teaching, concluding with a suitability exam or test. Maximum student participation is hoped for as by filling in the questionnaire, students are participating in the ongoing changes which our university is committed to in bringing about positive and fundamental improvements.

The importance of the Survey 
With the beginning of the new semester, the importance of student opinions arises and the need for each student to express their evaluation of teaching performance so the Faculty will be able to assess the results and any eventual changes. All “attending” students are urged to fill in the online questionnaire by accessing the Infostud system – Student Opinions. The questionnaire is anonymous and is managed by a system that does not memorize user credentials. The results can also be consulted at Rilevazioni Opis.

When and how
It is strongly advised to fill in the online questionnaire during the lesson periods using the Infostud platform, the best moment has been identified when a half or two thirds of the lessons have been taught. The survey concerns all teaching carried out in semester II of the present academic year which will conclude with a suitability exam or test.  It must be remembered that students enrolled in the Bachelor or Master Degrees in all medical studies are seen as “attending students”.

Columbia University Italian Academy Short-Term Visiting Fellowships

Normally Fellowships will be open to advanced scholars from the post doctoral to the full professorial level. Approximately twenty Fellowships will be awarded every year. Applications are encouraged from all countries. Professionals receive a stipend, health benefits, travel allowance, and an office in the Academy during their stay. Application deadline: December 5, 2016. The details can be perused at:  Columbia Univ Italian Academy Fellowships