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NanoGagliato

NanoGagliato is a first-of-its-kind scientific conference merging intense but informal discussion, STEM education for youths, technological problem-solving, artistic expression, and a solid dose of fun and exploration in vibrant southern Italian coastal communities. What began in 2008 as a gathering of friends and nanoscience experts has transformed into an annual celebration bringing together scientists, physicians, humanitarians, communicators, government leaders, venture capitalists, and of course, the people of Gagliato and its surrounding communities, for five-days of scientific exchange, dissemination and education. NanoGagliato remains anchored to its nanoscience roots, with each conference exploring new facets of the question, how can nanoscience – especially nanomedicine – help solve our world’s most pressing problems?

NanoGagliato & NanoPiccola 2022

27 – 31 July 2022
Gagliato, Italy

Theme: Innovating with Nature: Advances in mRNA, DNA, and More

We are excited to reunite with our friends in Gagliato this summer to continue our shared mission of collaborating for the betterment of humankind. As in 2021, we will work with local health authorities and national and international guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our guests and hosts.

This year’s conference theme is inspired by one of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic: the rise of mRNA technology. Indeed, the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 may have been nanotechnology’s finest hour (thus far!), and highlights the extraordinary promise of using nanotechnology to work with nature to achieve groundbreaking advances in human and world health. Thus, this summer we will explore the theme of “Innovating with Nature: Advances in mRNA, DNA, and More.” Panelists from multiple disciplines and representing several countries will gather to share ideas and spark collaborations to make that vision for the future a reality. Concurrent NanoPiccola events will be held for school children (ages 5 – 14) to learn about nanotechnology and participate in hands-on experiments.

Program

Day 1 – Wednesday, 27 July

Conference attendees arrive in the afternoon and settle into homes.

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8 pm

Gagliato welcomes international scientists and friends

Community banquet and celebration

Day 2 – Thursday, 28 July

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9 am – 10:30 am

Challenge Session I

Advances in mRNA-based Therapy and Prevention

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10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Challenge Session II

Biotech Inspired by Nature: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

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4 pm – 5:15 pm

Challenge Session III

Engaging Stakeholders for Equitable and Sustainable Global Health

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8 pm

Dinner at the beach

Day 3 – Friday, 29 July

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8:30 am – 9:30 am

Challenge Session IV

Where RNA Meets Nano: The Present and the Future

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9:45 am – 10:45 am

Challenge Session V

“Frugal Innovation” in Healthcare and Health Science

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11 am - 12:30 pm

Visit to NanoPiccola (Junior Academy) Conference

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4 pm – 5:15 pm

Challenge Session VI

Mind, Body, and Community Integrations to Improve Mental and Physical Health

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9 pm

Grande Serata in Piazza

Day 4 – Saturday, 30 July

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5:30 am

Nanomedicina all’Alba (Nanomedicine at Dawn)

Lectio by Mauro Ferrari (in Italian) and breakfast

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10:30 am

Departure for Day Excursion (TBD)

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7:30 pm

Farewell dinner

Day 5 – Sunday, 31 July

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Morning

Depart Gagliato

Speakers

Barbara Bass, MD

Barbara Bass, MD

Dean
GW School of Medicine

Julie Bauman, MD, MPH

Julie Bauman, MD, MPH

Director
GW Cancer Center

Gary Brewster, MBA

Gary Brewster, MBA

Advisor & Board Member

Guido Bottazzo

Guido Bottazzo

Industrial Designer
Bicubedesign

Chantal Line Carpentier, PhD

Chantal Line Carpentier, PhD

Chief, New York Office
UN Conference on Trade and Development

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Founder and Director
The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute

Gianni Ciofani, PhD

Gianni Ciofani, PhD

Research Director
Istituto Italiano di Tecnology

Marianne De Backer, MSc, PhD, MBA

Marianne De Backer, MSc, PhD, MBA

EVP Strategy, BD&L and Open Innovation
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

David Diemert, MD

David Diemert, MD

Professor
The George Washington University

Marco Farina, PhD

Marco Farina, PhD

Co-Founder and Inventor
Omnidermal Biomedics

Mauro Ferrari, PhD

Mauro Ferrari, PhD

President, CEO, Scientific Founder
BrYet US Inc.

Paola Del Zotto Ferrari

Paola Del Zotto Ferrari

President
Accademia di Gagliato Globale

Marlon Hall

Marlon Hall

Visual Anthropologist
MarlonFHall.com

Tess Mateo, MBA

Tess Mateo, MBA

Founder and Manging Director
CXCatalysts

Lorenzo Pradella, PhD

Lorenzo Pradella, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO
GreenBone Ortho

Adriele Prina-Mello, PhD

Adriele Prina-Mello, PhD

Associate Director of Research
School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin

Berndt Schmit, MD, MBOE

Berndt Schmit, MD, MBOE

Founder
Humanitarian Radiology Development Corp

A special thanks to our sponsors