International Conference 2019

From genomics to epigenenomics: the future of medicine


Life sciences not only contribute substantially to the health of populations around the world through the development of innovative diagnostic techniques, medical devices and new therapies, they also provide valuable input to fields including the nutritional sciences to enhance wellbeing and performance in all walks of life from sport and endurance to cognitive abilities and beauty.

For this reason, life sciences continue to be one of the fastest growing and most important industrial sectors in the global economy with Italian researchers and industrialists playing a key role, often in partnership with international research organisations and global companies.

With ever more attention dedicated to the predictive power of next generation genetic sequencing, particularly with reference to personalised medicine, fields like genomics and epigenomics are gaining in recognition and importance for the contribution they can make.

This year’s international conference will examine some of the key areas for future research and industrial development in the biotech field – genomics, epigenomics, biopharmaceutics and nutraceutics – and in the Medtech and E-Health sectors with insights into services and related activities. Key experts from both Italy and the international community will gather to share their experiences and visions and to address the burning question facing the future of life sciences in Italy and globally.


Wednesday, OCTOBER 16TH

8.30 am Registration
9 am Opening

Moderator: Sergio Paoletti, President Area Science Park

Roberto Dipiazza, Mayor of Trieste

Massimiliano Fedriga, Presidente della Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Alessia Rosolen, Councillor of work, education, research, university and family, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region

Giorgio Gerometta, Sole director Cluster Biomedicina Molecolare

9.30 am Keynote speech Nikolaus Rajewsky, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology
10 am Panel discussion

Discovering the potential of genomics for basic research

Moderator: Francesca Cerati, Il Sole 24 Ore

Paolo Gasparini, Public research hospital Burlo Garofolo

Iain Mattaj, Human Technopole Milano

Lucia Migliore, University of Pisa

Michele Morgante, University of  Udine

Stefano Piccolo, University of Padua

11.15 am Coffee break
11.30 am Panel discussion

Applied research’s potential for the customization of care: from genomics to regenerative medicine

Moderator: Francesca Cerati, Il Sole 24 Ore

Giuseppe Macino, University of  Rome “La Sapienza”

Maria Cristina Messa, University of Milano-Bicocca

Graziella Pellegrini, Centro di Medicina Rigenerativa “Stefano Ferrari”, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia

Paola Testori Coggi, former Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

12.30 pm Silvio Brusaferro, Istituto Superiore Sanità

Fabio Donato, Permanent Representation to the EuropeanUnion

Stefano Nigro, Italian Trade Agency

Spokesperson, MIUR

1 pm Closing of the works and presentation of the edition 2020  Diana Bracco, President of Cluster ALISEI

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