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NanoGagliato 2019

At NG19, 28 STEM professionals, anthropologists, journalists, humanitarians, and venture capitalists from around the world gathered in Gagliato in July for four days of thought and celebrations. Roundtable discussions focused on new frontiers in nanomedicine and #science4globaljustice. A concurrent NanoPiccola program welcomed children from around the region for hands-on science experiments and a chance to meet the scientists. After the main conference, the group went to Matera, an 8,000-year-old city in southern Italy’s Basilicata region. Known for its ancient city of cave dwellings, Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the European Cultural Capital for 2019.

NG 19 Agenda

Day 1 – Saturday, 13 July

Conference Center

New Frontiers in Nanomedicine & Friends
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9 am – 10:30 am

Challenge Session I

Nano Best: Successes in Nanomedicine Since NG18

Moderators: B. Bass; A. Guiseppi-Elie

Introductory Speakers: G. Cuniberti; M. Farina

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10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge Session II

Nano Lessons: Learning from Failures

Moderators: S. Conlan; J. Wolfram

Introductory Speakers: G. Ciofani; G. Brewster; M. Fresta

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4 pm – 5:15 pm

Challenge Session III – Soverato LIdo

Nano & Friends: Synergies With Regenerative Medicine and Imaging

Moderators: F. Alves; L. Pradella

Introductory Speakers: A. Schwerk; B. Corradetti

Day 2 – Sunday, JULY 14

Conference Center

#SCIENCE4GLOBALJUSTICE
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9 am – 10:30 am

Challenge Session IV

Communities as Partners for Change

Moderators: R. Rasmus; D. Paolino

Introductory Speakers: A. Calabretti; M. Hall; R. Boustany

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10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge Session V

Objectives for Global and Social Justice

Moderators: M. Ferrari; J. Rasmus

Introductory Speakers: A. Guiseppi-Elie; R. Dajani

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9 am – 10:30 am

Challenge Session VI – Soverato LIdo

Strategies to Achieve Change

Moderators: P. Ferrari; T. Mateo

Introductory Speakers: M.L. Fung

Speakers

Frauke Alves, MD

Frauke Alves, MD

Head of Translational Molecular Imaging group at the University Medical Center Goettingen
Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine, Goettingen, Germany
European Society for Molecular Imaging President 2020/21

Website

Barbara Lee Bass, MD

Barbara Lee Bass, MD

Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital
President of the American College of Surgeons, 2019

Ted Talk

Guido Bottazzo

Guido Bottazzo

Industrial Design Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design
Designer and Artist

Website | Profile

Robert Boustany

Robert Boustany

Physicist and Yoga Instructor

Website | Yoga Videos

Gary Brewster, MBA

Gary Brewster, MBA

Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Antonella Calabretti

Antonella Calabretti

Adjunct Professor in “Pharmaceutical Legislation,” Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste

Publications

Gianni Ciofani, PhD

Gianni Ciofani, PhD

Associate Professor, Polytechnic University of Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Senior Researcher, Italian Institute of Technology, Smart Bio-Interfaces Research Line

Website | Yoga Videos

Steve Conlan, PhD

Steve Conlan, PhD

Head of Enterprise and Innovation, Medical School at Swansea University
Founder, Center for NanoHealth
Trustee, British Society for Nanomedicine

Bruna Corradetti, PhD

Bruna Corradetti, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine at Swansea University

Gianaurelio Cuniberti, PhD

Gianaurelio Cuniberti, PhD

Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Technische Universität Dresden
Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, Dresden, Germany

Rana Dajani, PhD

Rana Dajani, PhD

Founder, We Love Reading
Author, Five Scarves: Doing the Impossible
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Hashemite University

Website

Marco Farina, PhD

Marco Farina, PhD

Co-Founder and Inventor, Omnidermal Biomedics

Mauro Ferrari, PhD

Mauro Ferrari, PhD

Honorary President, Accademia di Gagliato
European Research Council President, 2020

Massimo Fressa, PhD

Massimo Fressa, PhD

Full Professor Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Catanzaro

Publications

Doug Given, MD, PhD

Doug Given, MD, PhD

CEO, Health2047
Chairman of the Board, Arrowhead Research and Vivaldi Biosciences
Managing Partner, G5 Partners

Annette Guiseppi-Elie, PhD

Annette Guiseppi-Elie, PhD

Associate Director for Science, EPA Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE)

Profile

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, ScD

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, ScD

Associate Dean for Engineering Innovation in Engineering Medicine (EnMed), Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital
TEES Research Professorship in Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Marlon Hall

Marlon Hall

Anthropologist and Storyteller
Anthro-Collaborator for Bloomberg Funded Greenwood Art Project
2019 Fellow for the Houston Museum of African American Culture

Website

Amara Khan, MSc

Amara Khan, MSc

PhD Student, Translational Molecular Imaging Group, Max Plank Institute Göttingen
Tess Mateo, MBA

Tess Mateo, MBA

Senior Advisor, AQAL Capital
Senior Advisor on Gender and Climate, United Nations
Managing Director and Founder, CXCatalysts
Mei Lin Fung, MS

Mei Lin Fung, MS

Chair and Co-Founder, People Centered Internet
Chair, IEEE IC Social Impact Measurement
Co-Founder, ImpactX

Website

Donatella Paolino, PhD

Donatella Paolino, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro

Publications

Lorenzo Pradella, PhD

Lorenzo Pradella, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO, GreenBone Ortho

Homer Quintana, MCTM

Homer Quintana, MCTM

Program Project Manager, Pre-Clinical Device Translation, Houston Methodist

Website

Juanita Rasmus, MTS

Juanita Rasmus, MTS

Senior Pastor, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas
Co-Founder, Bread of Life, Inc.
Author, Learning to Be; Forty Days on Being a One

Website

Rudy Rasmus, DMin

Rudy Rasmus, DMin

Senior Pastor, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas
Co-Founder, Bread of Life, Inc.
Editor, I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist.

Website

Anna Schwerk, PhD

Anna Schwerk, PhD

Neuroscientist
Project Manager, Intelligent Analytics of Massive Data Group, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Joy Wolfram, PhD

Joy Wolfram, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida
Wolfram Lab for Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles