XVII Conference of Italian Researchers in the World, April 1st – Program and Event Details

The Texas Scientific Italian Community and Sbarro Health Research Organization, in collaboration with Temple University, College of Science and Technology, will host the XVII Conference of Italian Researchers in the World that will be held on:


Saturday, April 1st, 2023 starting at 9:30am – 3:00pm (EST) at
The Charles Library, 1st floor
Temple University, Philadelphia


At the Conference will participate Italian researchers working in different fields of science, technology, aerospace, medicine and humanities. The Organizing Committee also welcomes researchers from all countries and industries working on topics related to Italy to submit an abstract and to attend the live Conference.



09:30 (EST) – 16:00 (Italian Time) – Moderated by
– Patrizia Angelini, Giornalista – Rai, Inviata TG1- Speciali TV7 

09:30 Welcome
– Gregory N. Mandel, Provost Temple University 
– Antonio Giordano, President, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research (SHRO) – XVII Conference Executive Director 
– Andrea Giuffrida, President Texas Scientific Italian Community (TSIC) 
– Cristiana Mele, Consul General of Italy – Philadelphia 

10:00 Opening Remarks
– Vincenzo Arcobelli, Conference Chairman

Closing Remarks
– Anna Maria Bernini, Ministro dell’Università e della Ricerca 

10:15 Research – Global Engagement
– Silvio Brusaferro, Presidente Istituto Superiore di Sanitá
– Emilia Zankina, Vice Provost Global Engagement Dean Temple University-Roma Campus 

10:30 Associations of Italian Researchers Abroad-“Their Role”
– Fabio De Furia, President, Miami Scientific Italian Community (MSIC) 
– Rosanna Bonasia, President, Associazione Ricercatori Italiani in Messico (ARIM) 
– Rossana De Angelis, President, Rete dei Ricercatori Italiani in Francia (RÉCIF) 
– Antonino Marcianò, President, Association of Italian Scholars in China (AAIIC) 

11:10 Sessions Presentation

– Francesco FuscoFISE Executive Director Foundation for International Space Education 
– Andrea Bari, Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, Plasma Physics Lab at Stanford University, California. Harnessing solar wind for interplanetary propulsion 


– Gianfranco Bellipanni, Ph.D., Sbarro Health Research Organization/Temple University Philadelphia 
– Antonio Di Carlo, Professor, Surgery Chief, Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery Surgical Director, Kidney, Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, and Living Donation, Temple University Hospital Chief, Transplantation, Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
– Roberto Malighetti,Visiting professor Minzu University of China (Beijing). Director CREAM (Centro Ricerche EtnoAntropologiche Milano) Prof. Department of Human Sciences and Education Università degli Studi di Milano BicoccaThe plural unification of sciences: the contributions of anthropology to the interdisciplinary dialogue
– Alfonso Bellacosa, Professor, Nuclear Dynamics and Cancer Program,Cancer Epigenetics Institute Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia. TET1 and TDG suppress inflammatory response in intestinal tumorigenesis:  implications for colorectal tumors with the CpG Island Methylator Phenotype.
– Antonio Colaprico Ph.D., Associate Scientist (University of Miami) Post doc researcher in Bioinformatics (Université Libre de Bruxelles) Ph.D. in Bioinformatics (University of Sannio, Italy). Bioinformatics tools to integrate and understand molecular changes associated with Immune Response, Stemness and Oncogenic processes: A PanCancer study. 
– Enrico Cavarzerani Ph.D., Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca Foscari, University of Venice, Pathology Unit, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste. A passive microfluidic platform for a personalized therapy in HGSOC patient derived organoids
– Francesca Cersosimo, Researcher in Genetic, Oncology and Clinical Medicine at the University of Siena/Sbarro Health Research Organization and Molecular Medicine Temple University, PhiladelphiaThe Investigation of CSF-1R signaling pathway In Malignant Mesothelioma.
– Lucia Coronel, Researcher, Department of Biology Temple University. Role of lipids in hydrophobic gating and blocker affinity in BK channels.
– Sara Damiano Ph.D., Associated Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Federico II, Naples, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Temple University, PhiladelphiaPhaeodactylum Tricornutum Against Chronic Myeloid Leukemia:Role of Oxidative Stress And Apoptosis.
– Pietro Mancuso Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing /Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, PhilladelphiaRemoval of SIV Proviral DNA Fragments by CRISPR from Blood and Lymphoid Cells of Living ART Treated Non-Human Primates.
– Luciano Mutti MD, Sbarro Health Research Organization/Temple University PhiladelphiaAdenosine Pathway as a prognostic biomarker and an actionable target to overcome “immune escape” of human tumors: the Mesothelioma model.
– Alberto Riva, Scientific Director Bioinformatics Core, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research University of FloridaSingle-cell technologies for biomedical research.
– Giovanna Rossi-Márquez Ph.D., Biotechnological Sciences Tecnológico Nacional de México, Instituto José Mario Molina Lagos de MorenoEffect of Transglutaminase-crosslinked coating to reduce the fat-uptake of fried sausages.
– Antonio Russo, Physician, Cardiologist and Sports Medicine Doctor USL Umbria 1-Perugia (Italy) Cardiologist Healtcare Staff Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli (Italy)Long-term correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness, spirometric parameters andradiology in patients hospitalized for Covid-19: the study «Captain Covid »
– Luca Tottone Ph.D., Assistant Scientist Nimer Lab Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center-University of MiamiRelationship between aberrant gene regulation and the pathogenesis of Acute Leukemias.
– Alessia Zamborlini, Professor in Virology at Paris Saclay University, FranceUnderstanding the molecular bases of the anti-HIV activity of SAMHD1, independent of its dNTPase function 


– Rosanna Bonasia Ph.D., Civil Sustainable Technologies School of Engineering and Sciences Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus, Estado de Mexico.
– Andrea Morrione Ph.D., Sbarro Health Research Organization/Temple University Philadelphia.
– Marco Baldocchi CEO & Neuromarketing expert- Miami National Association of NeuroscienceHow can I create a different product in a crowded market like wine?
– Lorenzo Brancaleon Ph.D., Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Texas at San Antonio. Effects of laser irradiation of self-assembled complexes of photosensitizers with globular proteins.
– Massimiliano Galeazzi Ph.D., & Chair of Physics Cooper Fellow University of Miami. Wide field X-ray telescopes for space.
– Emanuele Giorgi Ph.D., Director of Research School of Architecture, Art and DesignTecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. Le sfide tecnologiche nelle comunità più vulnerabili. Uno studio nello Stato di Chihuahua, Messico.
– Giuseppe Loianno, Director of the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab, New York University. Learning Robot Super Autonomy.
– Simone Lucatello Ph.D., Consiglio Nazionale di Scienza e Tecnologia (CONACYT) Mexico,  Coordinatore Leader rapporto GEO 7 Programma delle Nazioni Unite (ONU) e per l’Ambiente (UNEP)Stato attuale del pianeta terra.
– Francesco Randi Ph.D., Department of Physics, and Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton New Jersey. Neural signal propagation atlas of C. elegans.
– Enrico Santus Ph.D., Data Scientist Head of Human Computation CTO Office at Bloomberg, New YorkArtificial Intelligence: Italy, Do Not Stop the Progress: Create It! 


– Amedeo Arena Professor, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza/ Delegate for International Relations and Coordinator for the Academic Cooperation Agreements with UC Berkeley, Denver University. Back from Oblivion: The Rediscovery of Domenico Cirillo’s Forgotten Election to the American Philosophical Society.
– Alessandra Vannucci Ph.D., Director and playwright, Ph.D (UFRJ-Brazil)  Postdoctoral visiting scholar (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)The queen of the scenes at the Emperor’s court.
– Moira Di Mauro-Jackson Ph.D., Italian Program Coordinator Department of World Languages and Literatures Texas State University, San Marcos. D’Annunzio’s Il piacere: A Farcical Socio-Political Dissent 

16:00 Conclusion
– Antonio Giordano PhD (XVII Conference Executive Director) 



Link to connect to the event on Texas Scientific Italian Community Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TXSIC




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