Departments

 

Sciences for technological innovation, bio-informatics, brain computer interfaces and artificial intelligence

SIT research activities are focused on developing technological aspects, assessing scientific principles, and increasing knowledge-base underlying and nurturing innovation. Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Sciences are key sciences to achieve this goal. SIT sections are synergically devoted to the development of enabling technologies in the field of biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, and advanced materials, and to contribute in solving societal challenges regarding health, environment, food security. ISET research environment, aiming at becoming a cradle of innovation, is based on an open-minded and multidisciplinary approach, and relies on a network of national and international collaborations with universities, research institutes and SMEs.

 

 

Biomolecular strategies, genetics and avant-garde therapies

Researchers of “Department of vanguard medicine and therapies, biomolecular strategies and neuroscience” work on neurodegenerative and rare genetic disorders, with a translational approach, in order to apply obtained results on clinical research. Particularly, research activity of the Department focuses on:

1) Proteomics and molecular genetics investigations applied to neuroscience and predictive medicine, with particular interest in neurodegenerative and genetic rare diseases, malformation and metabolic disorders, as retinitis pigmentosa, Currarino syndrome and trimethylaminuria.
2) Genomic and expression analysis applied to all living organisms, with phylogenetic and translational aims, with particular interest to agribusiness and microbiological areas.
3) Studies on vascular and inflammatory multi-organ pathologies, like osteomyelitis and caverous angioma, as well as on new frontiers of pharmacological and surgical treatments integrating conventional medicine with innovative phytotherapic approaches.

These studies are conducted with instruments and techniques exploiting the most modern and developed technologies and with a multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, they request a large phase of data menagement and analysis and statistical validation, as well as their inclusion in European and territorial projects, in order to guarantee a finantial and menagement renewability of research activity. Extreme synergy among department’s members is essential for achievement of these aims, together with the numerous both national and international co-operations in which this Institute is partner.

 

 

Molecular diagnostic and neuroscience

The research activity of the Department is based on three areas of study. The first concerns the proteomic and molecular genetic research applied to neuroscience and to medical prediction, with particular reference to degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and the study of mechanisms that trigger the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The second concerns the investigation of cancer immunology and the search for new cancer biomarkers able to direct early diagnosis. Finally, the third branch deals with studies on multi-organ vascular pathologies and new frontiers of pharmacological and surgical treatments in this field. These studies are carried out through the use of new technological instruments and thanks to the synergy between the members of the Department who collaborate with members of other Departments of our Institute and with national and international collaborators.

 

 

Organizational, clinical and translational research

The Interdepartmental Centre promotes the integration of competencies of the various departments of the IEMEST. All that for conception and design on a practical and implementation level of the following research activities:
- development of new organizational models for health-care quality improvement (to realize better efficacy and efficiency);
- use of new technologies for organizational and health-care quality improvement;
- development of models and programs for knowledge management to share knowledge within healthcare systems and organizations;
- explorative, explanatory and experimental clinical research;
- translational research projects (on cells, tissues, and animal models) oriented to the development of effective clinical applications;
- education in clinical epidemiology methodology, research methodology, and evidence-based medicine for health-care professionals.

 

 

Stress biology, epigenetics, human longevity, sport and health

The Department studies the correlations between a healthy lifestyle, aging and the onset of diseases. Among the diseases studied there are some forms of cancer, metabolic disorders and autoimmune diseases. The Department also deals with the study of issues related to the molecular mechanisms underlying healthy and active aging, the pathogenesis of stress-related diseases and their possible treatment.

 

 

Sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and food security

The research activities of this Department are focusing on: the study of the biodiversity of plants and animals in the marine environment; the establishment and implementation of the protocols aimed at developing a sustainable agriculture based on the study of plant diseases, in order to plan an integrated pest management mediated by the use of rapid diagnostic techniques; the study of new formulations of biological origin derived from protein extracts from organisms such as fungi, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.

 

 

Nanotechnologies, innovative materials for health and safety, architecture and cultural heritage

Nanotechnologies are highly effective enabling technologies that are leading to a radical change in how the most diverse class of objects and consumer goods are manufactured, affecting all areas of industry, society and thus having a strong impact on the environment. The technological advancement is the result of interdisciplinary collaborations in which normally distant skills have to cooperate in order to achieve common goals.
In this context the IEMEST was equipped with an Interdisciplinary Center where the convergence of different skills and sharing knowledge becomes a basic requirement in which research can be really productive and effective answering to questions arising from innovation in the industrial sector.
NIMA was born with strong applicative orientation in order to test and validate the use of innovative materials and nanomaterials in key sectors such as health, architecture and the preservation of the cultural heritage.
The Centre has already several collaborations with Italian and foreign universities and institutes, for the development and validation of advanced materials. The instrumental equipment of the center and the laboratory network connected to it allows enterprises to conduct researches in various fields such as biomedical, materials engineering and restoration of cultural heritage.
The Centre supports companies interested in innovating their products through the adoption of advanced technologies, providing industrial research and experimental development activities as well as supporting in accessing funds and resources targeted to technological innovation.

 

 

Renewable energy, resource efficiency and aerospace research

The research activities of this department are focused on the issues related to the transformation of energy from renewable sources, accumulation modes, distribution systems, and the reduction of the effects of energy dissipation both in terms of power and pollution Environmental and energy saving. These activities see in the Smart Cities Department's research lines, mobility and transportation, territory, environment and climate, aspects related to the application of technologies to the territory. The Department also carries out issues related to the evolution of international, national and regional force norms and the development of technologies for renewable energy systems. In the field of aerospace research, the Department is interested in aeronautical and spatial-related issues.

 

 

Smart cities and community

The transformation of a city into a Smart City is a complex process because it requires a profound innovation of material and immaterial infrastructures, of people's way of life, of the way of redeveloping or planning urban spaces, of the way of producing economy, of dialogue and to govern complexity and requires a rethinking of policies and actions to give life to a community able to live and compete in the globalized world. The "Smart Cities and Communities" Department intends to elaborate addresses for the contemporary cities together with the Public Administrations, paying particular attention to the peculiarities of the Sicilian cities, where the traditions, the art, the culture, the relationships between the people constitute still today a "value" to be preserved for future generations. There are many topics dealt with in the various projects and training initiatives, with reference to "smart" systems and methods, including: technological innovation, energy efficiency, renewable sources, sustainable mobility, and the fight against air pollution. and to CO2 emissions, environmental protection, preservation of cultural identity, sustainable tourism and systems of active participation in the decision-making processes of the Administrations. The themes are dealt with starting from methodological and operational-experimental investigation tools up to the development of projects that allow the sustainable urban interpretation of infrastructures and intermodal systems, with particular attention to indoor and outdoor comfort and to social and environmental wellbeing. of the "human being". The scientific competences on the themes of the city are also involved in order to make them interact with the most interesting administrative and professional experiences of the economic world to support the development of territorial development policies. The interdisciplinary approach allows for strong interaction with other departments of the Institute.

 

 

Territory, environment and climate

The way to govern cities and territories is facing rapid changes due to several factors: the speed and complexity of spatial dynamics, the careless use of the land too often seen as an inexhaustible resource, the uncontrolled expansion of private and collective transport, the crisis management of the political-administrative and economic obsolescence of a part of planning tools, the needs of the community for a greater transparency in decision making.
Noting the dynamics of territorial transformation, the research group aims to study what are the connections that occur among the processes defined by mutations on-going, planning instruments and policies. The main goal is to identify the relationships between these issues and the new demands of the contemporary society, whit a special attention to the responses it expects from the planning and institutions.
We work through the learning processes to find a new relationship among society, territory, and political-economic environmental sustainability.
Among the themes developed by the Department is the study of urban and extra urban transport management through the search for more flexible systems and the use of smart mobility aims to provide its contribution to the development of real sustainable mobility, characterized by the reduction Energy Consumption and Atmospheric Pollution. As part of the theme of territorial security and cities, the Department, using geomatics, wireless sensor technology and the latest generation technologies, is developing research and monitoring services that will help Operators and technicians in the industry to counteract geological, hydrogeological and disaster-related disasters due to exceptional seismic and atmospheric events. Another area of research is renewable energies and energy saving, on which the Department has already developed two major research projects skiing Enters: "Hidroenergy" on the use of existing water networks for the production of hydroelectric power and "PERIMA" a wind energy system with a low impact environmental impact pole system, which has led to both real events Concrete applications in the area. In general, the research group wants to support the need for cities and territory to become more intelligent in infrastructure and resource management to meet and better meet the current and future needs of citizens and businesses. It is intended to help plan a sustainable and innovative economic development that can interact with the virtual world of services, with the physical infrastructure of the intelligent city (electricity, heating, water, waste, transport and communication networks, ecc.), with the territory and its inhabitants.

 

 

Human and social science, tourism and cultural heritage, 3D technology and augmented reality

The research activities carried out by our department revolve around the themes of identity, relationships on various levels (concerning individuals, couples, families, organizations and social groups), belonging and memory through the transmission of codes, symbols and myths. We approach these themes mainly from a historical/archeological, psychological and anthropological perspective.

Employing a multidisciplinary approach and vocation, assisted by ICT and the new technologies, the department aims its studies and research activities at the promotion of resources regarding relational issues and general wellbeing. Models for analysis and intervention from clinical psychology and physiotherapy are applied with a view to favor new ways of interpretation.

The Scientific and Socio-Cultural Area of the Institute concerns itself with studies, researches and initiatives directed at the protection, the enhancement and promotion of identity and traditions, as well as the cultural, artistic, archeological, architectural, natural and environmental heritage.
The Department is dealing with the following areas of research:
• Archeology, History, Art and Populations
• Philosophy, Antropology and Ethics
• Intellectual Property, Competition and Sharing Economy
• Psychology of Health, Community and Organizations
• Psychology of Tourism and Relational Marketing
• Statistics for Interpretations and Decisions
• Innovative technologies and 3D applied to Cultural Heritage and Smart Cities

The above mentioned studies and researches are supported by a network of national and international partners as well as international representatives from universities, research centres and SME.
One of the many prestigious results that this department has achieved is to be shortlisted as one of the first out of 30 European projects by the commission – Horizon 2020 – JPI Cultural Heritage Plus, with the research project proposal ‘TH.S.E.O. Thòlos. Symbol of the civilisation Euro-mediterranean Origins’.
Included in the scientific activities in the field of Psychology of Health, Community and Organizations, are those related to the prevention and cure of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) through models, methodologies, tools and technical innovations of a multidisciplinary perspective, in collaboration with UH (University of Houston) in Texas, University of Jyväskylä in Finland, HUMlab of Umeå University in Sweden and the Department of Educational Science ‘Giovanni Maria Bertin’ at the University of Bologna.

 

 

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September 2018

The I.E.Me.S.T. Institute Invites you to participate on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 15.30, at the Institute's headquarters (via Michele Miraglia, 20 Palermo) at the press conference to present the IAHCRC-CLOUD Platform project, a project aimed at creating an international platform of collection and sharing of data at the service of the collaborative studies of the IAHCRC Consortium.

 

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July 2018

Bando Borsa di Studio IEMEST 2018 - Sperimentazione di malte innovative ad alta efficienza energetica con proprietà fotocatalitiche

qui per scaricare la Documentazione del Bando e la domanda di Partecipazione.

 

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July 2018

Bando Borsa di Studio IEMEST 2018 - Sperimentazione di malte innovative ad alta efficienza energetica, disinquinanti per bioedilizia e beni culturali

qui per scaricare la Documentazione del Bando e la domanda di Partecipazione.

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July 2018

Bando Borsa di Studio IEMEST 2018 Sviluppo e sperimentazione di malte innovative geopolimeriche_1

qui per scaricare la Documentazione del Bando e la domanda di Partecipazione.

 

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July 2018

Bando Borsa di Studio IEMEST 2018 Sviluppo e sperimentazione di malte innovative geopolimeriche_2

qui per scaricare la Documentazione del Bando e la domanda di Partecipazione.

 

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BANDO DI CONCORSO PER TITOLI PER IL CONFERIMENTO DI UNA BORSA DI STUDIO PER GIOVANI RICERCATORI DAL TITOLO:
"Exploring a novel Approach to COPD Treatment: the effect of anti IL-5 receptor (benralizumab) in an ex vivo 3-D model(ExACTstudy)"

qui per scaricare la Documentazione del Bando e la domanda di Partecipazione.

 

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EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE - 15 march 2018

Progetto VACure
"Terapia a Pressione negativa per la cura delle ulcere del piede diabetico"

per saperne di più...

 

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30 january 2018

miRNA expression profile of retinal pigment epithelial cells under oxidative stress conditions: a study from the Antonella Sidoti’s group.. per saperne di più...

 

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16 november

International Conference “Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage”
I.E.Me.S.T. Invites the participation of the International Conference “Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage”
read more here...

 

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19 october

Meeting "Materiali innovativi a basso spessore per l'efficientamento enegetico dell'architettura moderna e storica"
Lo I.E.Me.S.T. Invites the participation of the meeting at h.14:00 - to aula magna of DARCH, ed.14 viale delle scienze - Palermo

 

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29 september

Qanat
The Qanat Publishing House and the Institute I.E.Me.S.T. They invite you to the book's presentation Francesco di Franco L'isola che amo
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, at IEMEST, in Via Michele Miraglia, n.20 - 90139 Palermo

 

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12 july

Insieme per le malattie genetiche rare
"TMAU.. contro il disagio, la solitudine e l'emarginazione dei più piccoli..."
Università degli Studi di Messina - Dip. di Scienze Biomediche, Odontoiatriche e delle Immagini Morfologiche e Funzionali - Lab. di Genetica Molecolare

 

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15 june

PROROGA DEL TERMINE DI SCADENZA (14/07/2017) - AVVISO PUBBLICO PER LA RICERCA DI SPONSOR PER UN PROGETTO DI RICERCA
Progetto P.I.P.A.C. “Nuovi Percorsi Integrati per il paziente con Psoriasi/Artrite psoriasica e Comorbidità - Valutazione dell’indice di gradimento"

 

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12 june

BANDO DI CONCORSO PER TITOLI PER IL CONFERIMENTO DI UNA BORSA DI STUDIO PER GIOVANI RICERCATORI DAL TITOLO: "SPERIMENTAZIONE DI TRATTAMENTI ANTIBATTERICI SU SUBSTRATI METALLICI”

- Domanda di partecipazione

 

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9 may

Siamo lieti di invitarVi al FERNANDEZ OPEN STUDIO, un evento promosso da YO.CO.CU. nell'ambito della manifestazione Settimana delle Culture 2017 in collaborazione con la Soprintendenza Archivistica della Sicilia e Archivio di Stato di Palermo, con il Patrocinio dell'Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Palermo, dell'Istituto Euro-Mediterraneo di Scienza e Tecnologia I.E.ME.S.T. e dell'Accademia di Belle Arti Kandinskij di Trapani. read more here...

 

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2 may

NanoWorld Conference 2017 in Boston: award to a I.E.ME.S.T. Researcher on the theme of the contribution of nanotechnologies to the sustainability of Architecture. read more here...

 

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28 april

AVVISO PUBBLICO PER LA RICERCA DI SPONSOR PER UN PROGETTO DI RICERCA
Progetto P.I.P.A.C. “Nuovi Percorsi Integrati per il paziente con Psoriasi/Artrite psoriasica e Comorbidità - Valutazione dell’indice di gradimento"

 

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16 march

The Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) reaches new heights:
https://www.goinginternational.eu/wp/de/the-euro-mediterranean-institute-of-science-and-technology-iemest-reaches-new-heights/

 

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1 march

Researchers of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (I.E.ME.S.T.) have published a new research on the “Journal of Proteome Research”, about the early mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). read more here...

 

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9 february

Bando di Concorso per titoli per il conferimento di un premio di Ricerca per Giovani Ricercatori dal Titolo: "Sperimentazione di trattamenti conservativi innovativi basati su nanotecnologie per la protezione di materiali lapidei naturali" read more here...

 

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30 november

An international team of scientists including University of Palermo and IEMEST researchers and colleagues from Poland (Medical University of Gdansk) and U.S.A. (University of Maryland) demonstrated a new action mechanism of the drug doxorubicin in vitro. read more here...

 

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27 september

Research anticancer: Palermo researchers involved in the discovery of a chemotherapy that blocks the cancer cells.
In a study recently published in the international journal "Epigenetics", researchers from the Euro-Mediterranean Science and Technology (Manlio Vinciguerra, Francesca Rappa and Francesco Cappello), in collaboration with Italian English, Spanish, Estonian, Czech and US scientists, have demonstrated the effects and efficacy of guadecitabine, a chemotherapic agent, useful in preventing the progression of HCC, both in vitro through the use of cell models and in vivo through the use of murine models. The study was coordinated by Manlio Vinciguerra while Francesca Rappa and Francesco Cappello conducted experiments and morphological evaluations. read more here...

 

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05 september

Editorial Results for IEMEST Researchers
Antonio Palumbo Piccionello and Francesco Cappello acted as Guest Editors for Current Pharmaceutical Design, an international journal edited by Bentham Science, with an hot topic issue on current and perspective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. read more here...

 

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28 july

CARDIO-METABOLIC DISORDERS: 1ST IEMEST MEETING

 

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13 july

Sicilia-California: allo Iemest di Palermo partono gli incontri bilaterali di scambio
Incontri d’affari, workshop, incontri bilaterali mirati a obiettivi di cooperazione e promozione del territorio siciliano sia sul piano delle risorse scientifiche che sul piano dello sviluppo delle imprese. Questi gli obiettivi principali della giornata Sicilia-California organizzata, la mattina di mercoledì 13 luglio 2016, alle ore 11,00, presso lo Iemest di Palermo (via Michele Miraglia, 20). read more here...

 

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18 May

Dal 18 maggio 2016 l’Istituto Euro-Mediterraneo di Scienza e Tecnologia (I.E.ME.S.T.), presieduto dal Prof. Bartolomeo Sammartino, ospiterà per due settimane un gruppo di studenti di Medicina della prestigiosa Università americana di Houston (UH) in Texas. read more here...

 

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14 April

The project submitted by a group of researchers at IEMEST
(PI: Filippo Macaluso; others: Kathy Myburgh, Valentina Di Felice, Fedele Termini, Antonella Marino Gammazza, Claudia Campanella, Rosario Barone, and Maura Marino Gammazza) has been selected in the call Erasmus+ SPORT - Not-For-Profit European Sport Events. read more here...

 

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3 February

A research study on skeletal muscle published in Nature "Scientific Reports".
The results of a study, funded by PRIN, on molecular anatomy of skeletal muscle have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports" (from the publishers of "Nature"). The research has been conducted by a research group of our Institute coordinated by Valentina Di Felice (first name: Rosario Barone) with the participation of research group of Prof. Sergio Adamo, University of Rome "La Sapienza". read more here...

 

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18 January

A new mechanism to fight liver cancer showed by IEMEST’s researchers.
An international team of scientists including IEMEST researchers and colleagues from U.K. (University College of London, Queen Mary University of London e Nottingham Trent University), The Netherlands (University Medical Center of Groningen), Estonia (Tallin University of Technology), Australia (University of Sidney) and Spain (Campus Can Ruti), showed for the first time a mechanism by which the hepatocellular carcinoma, one of the most aggressive liver cancer, is able to resist to chemotherapy. read more here...

 

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30 december

A NEW PUBLICATION FROM IEMEST'S RESEARCHERS EXPLAINS ONE OF THE MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF A CHEMOTHERAPICS
A group of IEMEST researchers, lead by Dr. Claudia Campanella, Head of the Section of studies on micro- and nano-vesicles as biomarkers, has showed for the first time one the mechnisms of action of a known chemotherapics, the SAHA (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid). This mechanism involves the nitration of the mitochondrial protein HSP60. The latter, after nitration, is released from tumor cells by exosomes. HSP60 commonly protects tumor cells from stress. Its secretion through exosomes favours tumor cell death as well as activates an antitumor immune response. This paper has been published this month on ONCOTARGET (Impact factor: 6,359): http://www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget

 

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12 november

On November 13th and 14th, during the conference “Science in Ancient / Science for Ancient. From scientific knowledge in the Hellenistic age to the virtual archeology” organized by the “Regione Siciliana”, the IEMEST researcher Francesco Di Paola will give a Lecture on “The Morgantina Silver Archaeological Treasure at the Museum of Aidone” with other colleagues in the field of Computer Science.read more here...

 

 

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4 november

The IEMEST's Researchers Filippo Macaluso, Kathy Myburgh and Giosuè Lo Bosco won the second call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains, MYGEOSS project.
Our researchers proposed the "eQUOS" app (Environment Quality for Outdoor Sports): by using an open database tracking the changing environment, eQUOS will suggest to the final user whether to perform a specific outdoor physical activity in a specific geographical area on the basis of the environment quality, i.e. climate, water, coastal areas, and atmospheric composition. For further information, please visit: http://digitalearthlab.jrc.ec.europa.eu/mygeoss/results2.cfm

 

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30 september

The Director of the Institute in the list of the Top Italian Scientists.
Prof. Francesco Cappello, Director of our Institute, has been included in the ranks of the Top Italian Scientists elaborated by VIA-Academy. This ranking includes Italian scientists of all disciplines (science and humanities) operating in Italy and in the world. The ranking is compiled based on h-index, the index that measures the number of international publications, and their impact on the international scientific community assessed on the number of citations received. For further information, please visit: http://www.topitalianscientists.org

 

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29 july

A Potential Link between lipoproteins and asthma: a IEMEST's study
A recent study carried out by two research groups coordinated by Prof. Scichilone and Prof. Rizzo, IEMEST researchers, demonstrated for the first time that, in asthmatics, the least pro-inflammatory lipoproteins (LDL-1 e LDL-2) are reduced, and the pro-inflammatory (LDL-3 and LDL-4) elevated compared to healthy controls. In addition, in asthmatics the serum concentrations of LDL-1 are positively associated with lung function, whereas the pro-inflammatory LDL-3 are inversely correlated with lung function. These findings suggest that the LDL are implicated in the pathogenesis of asthma, in that, they may act by igniting the inflammatory cascade of the airways.

 

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13 july

A new study correlates obesity associated with insulin resistance to Alzheimer's disease
Two researchers of our Institute are co-authors of a study carried out along with researchers of the C.N.R. of Palermo, which correlates the insulin resistance, that develops in some obese individuals, with the development of Alzheimer's disease. The study has been published on "Current Alzheimer Research". In particular, insulin resistance determines, among other damages, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurons of the mice subjected to a high fat diet, and this leads to early damages that are pathognomonic for Alzheimer's disease. Treatment of metabolic disorders, then, can prevent the development of this serious neurodegenerative disease in this subpopulation of subjects. Part of this work was carried out by using the equipment of the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy funded by PON 'Research and Competitiveness' 2007-2013, measure 4.1.1.4.
Link to the paper: here

 

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06 july

A novel biomarker for the colo-rectal cancer
A group of IEMEST’s researchers, coordinated by prof. Francesco Cappello, published a paper in the journal "CANCER" (the official journal of the American Cancer Society) on a new marker for the diagnosis and the follow-up of patients with colorectal carcinoma. In this work it has been shown that a stress protein (Hsp60) bound to exosomes (vesicles secreted by tumor cells) is present in very high levels in patients who undergo surgery while its levels are reduced drastically one week after the surgery. These results make exosomal Hsp60 a putative tool for the diagnosis and the follow-up of this cancer. The work was conducted in collaboration with researchers of the University of Palermo, the National Institute of Health in Rome and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, USA.
The paper can be read on-line: here.

 

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03 june

At the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology has been established an international research center devoted to the study of the chaperonopathies of the nervous system.
The Chaperoning System participates extensively in the development, functioning, protection, and repair of the nervous system from conception to old age. Read more here.

 

 

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25 may

Giuseppe Venturella invited speaker at a congress on wild cherry.
Prof. Giuseppe Venturella, full professor of Forest Botany and Mycology and Leader of the "Environmental Botany and Mycology applied to agro-forest ecosystems" Section of IEMEST has been invited to give a talk titled "Botanical, ecological and distributive features of wild cherry" at the 46° Festival of Cherries that will be held on June 13th 2015 at Chiusa Sclafani (Palermo).

 

 

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21 may

A young IEMEST’s researcher awarded for research on diabetes and hepatic diseases.
Dr. Angelo Maria Patti, member of the Section of Atherosclerosis, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Prevention headed by Prof. Manfred Rizzo, is among the four winners of the 1st scholarship in memory of Carmelo Schembari. Dr. Patti has been awarded for his research on metabolic effects of nutraceuticals in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 and hepatic steatosis.

 

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20 may

An authoritative "Position Paper" on physiological functions of extracellular vesicle.
Francesco Cappello, member of the Management Committee of the COST action-ME-HAD, is one of the authors of the important work on the physiological role of microvesicles and on exosomes. The focus on this topic is growing after the discovery that these vesicles can be taken from all human biological fluids (such as blood, urine, saliva, etc.) and can be used not only as diagnostic and prognostic markers but also as therapeutic tools of various human diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic inflammatory conditions. This study, published in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, can be read online here.

 

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19 may

A hormone as a potential anticancer agent.
Two IEMEST’s researchers, Antonella Marino Gammazza and Francesco Cappello, have taken part to a study with colleagues of the Universities of Gdansk and Rzeszow, Poland, which has shown anti-tumor activity of 2-Methoxyestradiol, a physiological metabolite of estradiol, an estrogen hormone produced by the ovaries. This hormone showed to be able in arresting the cell cycle of cancer cells and inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis). This study has been published in the prestigious journal “Oncotarget”.The work can be read online here.

 

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18 may

IEMEST’s researchers published a study of the alteration of glucose metabolism.
The research has been published in the Journal of Cell Physiology and highlighted the effects of the "glucagon-like peptide 2" (GLP-2) on the metabolism of mice treated with a high fat diet. GLP-2 acts as a protective factor against the alteration of glucose metabolism. The work can be read online here. Francesca Rappa and Francesco Cappello have taken part to this work.

 

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A researcher at the Institute for Euro-Mediterranean Science and Technology in the Top Italian Scientist Prof. Manfredi Rizzo, Director of the Department of Population Health, Nutraceuticals And Biomarkers.....read more

 

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Prof. Francesco Cappello will attend as Invited Speaker at the "Experimental Biology 2015" meeting (Boston, March 27st - April 1st) giving a talk titled "Role of chaperones in healthy bowel and IBD"

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ACCORDO DI COLLABORAZIONE TRA IL DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PESCA MEDITERRANEA ASSESSORATO REGIONALE DELL'AGRICOLTURA, DELLO SVILUPPO RURALE E DELLA PESCA MEDITERRANEA E L'ISTITUTO EURO-MEDITERRANEO DI SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA (IEMEST) PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DEL CLUSTER BIOMEDITERRANEO IN ATTUAZIONE DELLA CONVENZIONE TRA EXPO 2015 SpA E REGIONE SICILIANA - ASSESSORATO AGRICOLTURA, SVILUPPO RURALE E PESCA MEDITERRANEA

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PROGETTO CYBER BRAIN: PRIMA PUBBLICAZIONE SU RIVISTA “NATURE” The results of a study carried out by the Department of Medicine and Neuroscience of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST) has been published on March 24th in an international journal, part of the Nature publishing group, called "Scientific Reports". Dr. Antonella Marino Gammazza, the principal investigator of the study, said.....read more

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Francesco Cappello, Director of the IEMEST, received the appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University College of Science and Technology, Department of Biology, Philadelphia, USA. The recognition will lead to the development of new forms of collaboration between the two institutions in the field of biomedicine.

 

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A researcher at the Institute for Euro-Mediterranean Science and Technology in the Top Italian Scientist Prof. Giovanni Li Volti, Director of the Department of Stress Biology, Epigenetics, Sport and Health.....read more

 

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1st Edition of the Master INNOVA - SEAV Training
video link

 

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Second Galveston-Palermo Meeting

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Life Safety and Security (LiSS), the IEMEST's new open access Scientific Journal, has been introduced by Going International in the section "Special of the month".
Read the article at: http://www.goinginternational.eu/wp/de/?p=2715

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PROGETTO CYBER BRAIN
AGGIUDICAZIONE DEFINITIVA AHSI

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The recent paper from Prof. A.J.L. Macario's group: “Chaperonopathies and Chaperonotherapy. Hsp60 as Therapeutic Target in cancer: Potential Benefits and Risks” published in “Curr Pharm Design" (2013 Jan;19:452-457) has been selected to be featured in World Biomedical Frontiers [ISSN: 2328-0166] because of its innovation and potential for significant impact. World Biomedical Frontiers is a platform that focuses on cutting-edge biomedical research from around the globe and publishes each month papers with significant potential to improve health, or to treat or prevent disease.

 

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Following the public tender notice published by the Serbian Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, IEMEST, in Joint Venture with Onda Energia and SGI Studio Galli Ingegneria, was awarded for the design, research, and construction of five hydroelectric plants (4 Mega Watt) in Serbia, in the towns of Tutin and Ivanjica.
On 22nd and 23rd July, the Leader of the group, jointly with the Minister Ms. Zorana Mihajlović, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was the the first important step of the project.
For more info visit:
http://www.merz.gov.rs/lat/aktuelnosti/formirana-konacna-rang-lista-investitora-za-izgradnju-mini-hidroelektrana

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Importante studio sulla correlazione tra invecchiamento e malattie epatiche

Il processo dell’invecchiamento predispone a disfunzioni epatiche. Comprendere come l’invecchiamento influenza la patologia molecolare delle malattie epatiche è di fondamentale importanza. Nella review “Liver disease and aging: friends or foes?” pubblicata sul prestigioso giornale Aging Cell, il nostro ricercatore IEMEST Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra, ricercatore anche presso l’University College London, discute le cause del fatto sorprendente che comuni malattie epatiche come la steatosi non alcolica, la steatoepatite non alcolica, la cirrosi e l’epatocarcinoma compaiono con una frequenza inferiore negli individui con più di 70 anni.

Ref: Sheedfar F, Di Biase S, Koonen D, Vinciguerra M. Liver diseases and aging: friends or foes? Aging Cell. 2013 Jul 1. doi: 10.1111/acel.12128. [Epub ahead of print]

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BANDO DI CONCORSO PER TITOLI PER IL CONFERIMENTO
DI UN PREMIO DI RICERCA PER GIOVANI RICERCATORI

Bando_premio_di_ricerca_IEMEST_2013.pdf

 

Bando per la selezione di idee e progetti innovativi

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

“WORKING INTELLIGENCE, SPREADING KNOWLEDGE”

versione scaricabile

  

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Lo IEMEST organizza il corso di I livello di GIS che offre ai suoi iscritti la possibilità di migliorare le competenze di giovani laureati, professionisti e impiegati della pubblica amministrazione circa l'uso delle nuove tecnologie applicate alla gestione dell'informazione geografica digitale in ambiente GIS (Geographical Information System) per la pianificazione del territorio e dell'ambiente.

Locandina informativa

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IEMEST: A new vision and platform to enhance the progress of research and dissemination of knowledge in natural and social sciences

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