Final Programme

Monday – July 1st
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Discussion Leader: Valeria Costantino ISSNP President of
                        the Scientific Committee
                        Welcome by:
                        Gennaro Piccialli Director of CESTEV, University of Naples
                        Federico II

                        Gianluca Farinola President of the SCI Organic Chemistry

                        Barbara Nicolaus Director of Institute of Biomolecular
                        Chemistry (ICB) - CNR

                        Giovanna Romano Senior scientist Department of Marine
                        biotechnology Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
                        Angela Zampella Head of the Department of Pharmacy

09:30 – 09:45 Natural Products Drug Discovery Session:
                        Marine Drug’s greetings and special issue presentation with
                        the Editor in Chief Orazio Tagliatela - Scafati
09:45 – 10:35 Raffaele Riccio Dept. of Pharmacy - University of Salerno
                        "Advances in Target Profiling of Bioactive Natural Products
                        The Role of Inverse Virtual Screening and of Chemical
10:35 – 11:25 Giuseppe Castaldo Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Medical
                       Biotechnology - University of Naples Federico II 
                       “Eros, Thanatos and molecules.”

11:25 – 11:40 
Coffee break 

11:40 – 12:30 Alejandro Mayer Dept. of Pharmacology - Midwestern
                      “The Marine Pharmacology and Pharmaceuticals Pipeline in 
12:30 – 13:20 Francesco Nicotra Dept.  of Biotechnology and Biosciences -
                        University of Milano-Bicocca 
                        “Exploiting Natural Products for Nanomedicine”

13:30 - 14:30

14:30 - 17:30 Interactive Session I - Transferable Skills 
                       Valeria Costantino: Presenting each other.
                       How to promote yourself to travel in the entrepreneurial world
                       Philippe Chereau, SKEMA Business School
                       “Entrepreneurial venturing: From idea, to business model, to
                       business plan”
20:00              Social Activity
                       Pizza Party, Pizzeria "Hachè", via Partenope, 6

Tuesday – July 2nd
09:00 – 13:00 Advanced analytical/spectroscopical/synthetic methodologies
                       Discussion Leader: Angela Zampella
09:00 – 09:50 Markus Kalesse Leibniz Universität Hannover
                       “Variations on a Theme - Vinylogous Mukaiyama Aldol
                       Reactions in the Total Syntheses of Natural Products”
09:50 – 10:40 The vision of young scientist.
                        Short communications by participants                      

10:40 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:10 Discussion Leader: Daniele Passarella, ISSNP
                        Danieli Scholarship presentation
11:10 – 12:00 Alfonso Iadonisi - Dept. of Chemical Sciences -University of 
                       Naples Federico II  
                       “Chemical approaches to oligosaccharide synthesis”
12:00 – 13:30 Interactive Session II- Grant opportunities for early-career
                       Giulia Maria Rossignolo Direzione Servizi per la Ricerca – 
                       University of Milano 
                       “The art of grantmanship with a special focus on opportunities
                       for young researchers”

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 14:40
Discussion Leaders: Vera Muccilli, ISSNP
                       Spatafora Scholarship presentation
14:40 – 16:40 Interactive session III - Transferable Skills: "Being ready for a
                       job interview"
                       Pasquale Maffia, University of Glasgow
16:40 – 17:15 The vision of young scientist.
                        Short communications by participants
17:15 – 18:30 Poster Wine Party
                       Poster session discussion

Wednesday – July 3rd
09:00 – 13:00 Naturally Biotech
                       Co-organized by Interdivisional Group of Biotechnologies SCI 
                       Discussion Leaders: Laura Cipolla and Giorgia Oliviero
                       Biotech Interdiciplinary group
09:00 – 09:50 Maxim Berezovski Dept.  of Chemistry and Biomolecular
                       Sciences - University of Ottawa
                       “Diagnostics and Cancer Therapeutics with DNA Aptamers”
09:50 – 10:40 Cristina Airoldi Dept. of Biotechnology and Biosciences
                       University of Milano-Bicocca
                       “Advanced analytical techniques for the identification of
                       natural bioactive compound”

10:40 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 11:50 Mattia Mori Dept. of Biotechnology Chemistry and Pharmacy
                       University of Siena
                       “Exploiting chemical diversity of natural products in drug
11:50 – 12:40 Yves Galante Institute of Chemistry of Molecular Recognition
                       “Enzyme modifications of plant polysaccharides. The case of 
                       laccase-oxidation of galactomannans yielding biomaterials with
                       novel properties and applications, including as delivery
12:40 – 13:30 Ivan Donati Dept. of Life Sciences – University of Trieste
                       “Chitosan and its derivatives in the biomedical field.”

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
Discussion Leader: Daniela Montesarchio, ISSNP
14:30 – 15:20 Emiliano Bedini Dept. of Chemical Sciences - University of
                       Naples Federico II 
                       “Complex carbohydrate-containing natural products as
                       starting materials for the semi-synthesis of bio-medically
                       relevant (macro)molecules “
15:20 – 16:10 Concetta Maria Messina University of Palermo; DISTEM, 
                       Laboratory of marine biochemistry and ecotoxicology, 
                       Trapani (Italy)
                       "From the discovering of bioactive compounds to the 
                       evaluation of bioactive properties in cellular systems:
                       antioxidants and antiageing properties of Posidonia oceanica 
                       polyphenols for cosmaceutics"
16:10 – 18:10 The vision of young scientist. 
                       Short communications by participants

19:30              "Off-School" night organized by Neapolitan students.
                       If you wish to join it, please talk with Alessia or Germana
                       at "registration desk" or click here for information

Thursday – July 4th
09:00 – 13:00 Chemical ecology
                        Discussion Leader: Alberto Minassi, ISSNP
09:00 – 09:50 Joseph R. Pawlik Dept.  of Biology and Marine Biology,
                        UNC Wilmington
                        “The chemical ecology of sponges on Caribbean
                        reefs: Natural products shape natural systems”
09:50 – 10:40 Laura Steindler Dept. of Marine Biology -
                        University of Haifa
                        “Molecular mechanisms underlying host-microbe
                        interactions in marine symbioses”

10:40 – 11:10
Coffee break
Discussion Leader: Chiara Monti, ISSNP
11:10 – 12:00 Vittorio Venturi International Centre for Genetic Engineering
                        and Biotechnology  - Trieste
                        “Interspecies signalling in plant associated bacteria”
12:00 – 12:50 Christian Zidorn Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, 
                        Kiel University
                        “Phytochemistry - Before the lab work can start: Proper
                        documentation of plant source materials as a prerequisite
                        for reproducible studies”

13:00 - 14:00  

13:45              Meeting point for departure to Maratea at bar of CESTEV
14:00              Transfer to the city of Maratea
16:30              Visit to Evra_Estratti Vegetali Ricerca Applicata guided
                       by Luigi Milella (ISSNP)
18:30              Visit to Cristo Redentore, Maratea
19:30              Transfer to Hotel Pianeta Maratea
20:30              Swimming Pool Party

Friday – July 5th

08:50 – 09:00 Welcome and Institutional greetings:
                        Aurelia Sole, Rector of Basilicata University
                         Faustino Bisaccia, Director of the Department of Science
                        Basilicata University
                         Paolo Carnevale Executive Director FEEM
Discussion Leaders: Luigi Milella and Valeria Costantino
09:00 – 09:50  Lena Gerwick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
                         San Diego
                         “Genomics: digging deeper into the biosynthetic potential of
                         marine tropical cyanobacteria.”
09:50 – 10:20 Presentation of the Project of Basilicata Region DGR 1490,
                        Luigi Milella and coworkers, University of Basilicata
                       “Basilicata Marine and Costal water monitoring”
10:20 – 10:40 Francesca Scannone, FEEM-Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
                        "Cultivation of microalgae for high- value compounds in
                        agro-industrial wastewater"
10:40 – 12:00 Interactive Session IV - Writing a paper
                        William Gerwick Scripps Institution of Oceanography -
                         University of California San Diego
                        “The Art of Communicating Science”
12:00 – 12:30 Awards Ceremony
12:30               Conclusions*
13:00               Lunch at Restaurant Cala del Citro 
14:30               Transfer to Naples Central Station “Piazza Garibaldi”
                        (Estimated time of arrival – E.T.A. 18.00), and 
                        Naples International Airport
                        (Estimated time of arrival – E.T.A. 18.30)

*You can enjoy Maratea’s activities on Friday 5th July: scuba diving or snorkeling guided tour organized by the School (not included in the fee).

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