Additional 4.5 Million Francs to USI Researchers from the Swiss National
Science Foundation (SNF)
A highly respectable result for our researchers at the SNF, one of the most reputed Swiss institution in the promotion of scientific research, which selects on a competitive base the best projects and finances them. A valuable engine of the October session has been the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), which alone obtained about half of the funds. Remarkable is the overall solidity of our four Faculties with a success rate of 68% per project and 61% per funding, that is, a higher percentage compared to SNF average.
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE (IRB)
Discovered Switch that Regulates Inflammation: IRB study published yesterday in Nature
In a study published yesterday in Nature, a research team conducted by PhD Federica Sallusto (photo aside) described for the first time two types of Th17 cells in humans. These immune system cells
possess powerful weapons to counteract a microorganism invasion, but are also able to cause collateral damage. In particular Th17 lymphocytes, named after Interleukin 17 which they produce, are crucial to protect against fungi and bacteria, but can also cause chronic inflammation and autoimmunity. More Information.
FACULTY OF INFORMATICS
High School Students at USI on a Quest for Computer Science
Last week 25 students took part in the open cultural days on Informatics organised by the high schools themselves, in order to offer to anyone interested the chance to discover the multiple informatics applications typical of every day's life. Guided by the Faculty's Researchers, the students worked on several
projects conceived to show the discipline's relevance and centrality in the modern economic and social context. Image Gallery.
TEC-LAB: C@USI. CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AT USI
Epilogue of the Lecture Series Altr'Arti: Between Occident and China, Contemporary Art in India
The lecture held by Marco Meneguzzo, Art Critic and Professor of Museology and Art History for the Accademia
di Belle Arti di Milano, will take place on Tuesday, 3 April at 6.30pm in the Auditorium (Lugano Campus). On Saturday, 21 April at 3pm a guided tour of the permanent exhibition in the Museo delle Culture will be organised to close the series. More Information.
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Easter Holidays, and will resume on Monday, 16 April 2012. In the meantime please check the info boxes at www.usi.ch and our posts on Facebook and Twitter to find out what's going on at USI. Happy Holidays!
Monday, 2 April, 5.15pm
Seminar of the Institute of Economics
Can insurer competition improve health system performance?
Evidence from Western Europe
Room EL PC004 (former Lab basement), Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 3 April, 8pm
Screening of La rivoluzione di Malevich (Malevich Revolultion) by Fabiola Giancotti (2004) for the series Arche e deserti organised by the Student Association
Teatro Foce, Lugano
Wednesday, 4 April, 3.30pm
Seminar of the Faculty of Informatics Mathematical modeling of yeast stress response and cell cycle regulation
Room SI-008, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, 4 April, 6.30pm
Screening of Siamo italiani (We are Italians) by Alexander J. Seiler (1964) for the series Storie e confini
Teatro Foce, Lugano
Thursday, 5 April, 2pm
Seminar of the Institute of Computational Science Combining atomistic and coarse-grained models to simulate soft matter
Room A33, Lugano Campus