ICGEB Science & the City Young – Public Engagement events return to Trieste

The series of events Science & the City Young, organised with the support of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, in collaboration with UniTs and Media Partner Rai FVG, is back in town, this time at Piazzale Europa 1, hosted by the University of Trieste with a formula directed particularly at younger generations.

Science & the City returns for more scientific dialogue between the experts and the public. This series of events is organised by Serena Zacchigna, Group Leader, Cardiovascular Biology Lab, professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Trieste, and international expert in the field of research on cardiovascular diseases. The events will take place live, at the University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, on 24, 25, 26 and 27 May 2021, in line with the current safety regulations. They will also be streamed on the ICGEB website and on the ICGEB Facebook page.

All events commence at ​18:00 and will feature experts in biomedical research who will speak on new generation topics related to health and prevention – robotics, sleep, stress, and eating disorders – defining the risks and the consequences of our choices and lifestyles.

Jacopo Sacquegno, Milan-based visual thinker will also be present to create a visual map of the topics discussed.

The first meeting on Monday, 24 May at 18:00, will focus on wearable Robotics. Serena Zacchigna will converse with Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, about new technological frontiers in tactile and movement sensors and artificial intelligence. The title of the event is “Il corpo bionico che vorrei” – The bionic body I’d like to have.

The second meeting, on Tuesday, 25 May at 18:00, is titled “Chi dorme piglia pesci” (“The early bird does catch the worm”) and will deal with the importance of Sleep. Serena Zacchigna will speak with Pierluigi Dolso, University of Udine Neurological Clinic, to answer questions such as: Why do we sleep? How much and how long it is optimal to sleep? What are the most common sleep disorders?

The third appointment, Wednesday, 26 May, 18:00, “Che stress questo COVID” – Such stress this COVID – will focus on the implications of stress in the lives of young adults. Does stress really make us ill? Together with Serena Zacchigna, this topic will be addressed by Laura Pomicino, psychologist and psychotherapist.

On Thursday, 27 May 27 at 18:00, the final appointment will deal with the acceptance of one’s body and eating disorders, making it easier to distinguish when food can become an illness. Serena Zacchigna will speak with Giuseppe Abbracciavento, child neuropsychiatrist at the IRCCS Burlo Garofolo.

Trieste Science & the City Young will return for the Trieste Next Science Festival, from 24-26 September 2021.

All events are in Italian.