I SESSION: Biocomplexity


Registration from 9.00


9.30 Institutional Greetings

  • Prof. Massimo Inguscio, President of CNR
  • Dott.ssa Valentina Mussi, Tech4Bio Virtual Laboratory
  • Dott.ssa Velia Minicozzi, Directory Board of the Italian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics (SIBPA)
  • Dott.ssa Allegra Via, ELIXIR-IIB Training Coordinator, IBPM-CNR

Anna Tramontano: passion, drive and bioinformatics


10.00-10.30 Invited, Piero Angela

10.30-11.00 Invited, Giorgio Parisi, Phys. Dept. Univ. Rome “Sapienza”

Complexity in biology from a physicist view point


11.00-11.30    Coffee break

free poster session (posters can be visualized using the touch screen displays)


11.30-12.30 4 Contributions (12+3 min.)


-          M. Chinappi, Dept Industrial Engineering Univ. Rome Tor Vergata

Swimming and rafting of E. coli microcolonies at air-liquid interfaces

-          F. Pittorino, Univ. Parma

Chaos and correlated avalanches in excitatory neural networks with synaptic plasticity

-          F. Parente, SAIMLAL Dept. Univ. Rome “Sapienza”

The role of negative links in brain networks

-          F. Giove, Centro Fermi, Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCSS

Whole Brain Mapping of the Hemodynamic Response Function


12.30-14.00 Lunch


II SESSION:  Nanomaterials and Nano-biophotonics


14.00-14.30 Invited, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Team Nano Tech, Dept. of Phys. Chem., University of Vigo, Spain

The Potential of Hierarchical Plasmonic Nanostructured Materials in Bio-related Applications


14.30-15.30 4 Contributions (12+3 min)


-          F. Bomboi, ISC-CNR

Unconventional DNA hydrogels as smart biomaterials

-          A. Convertino, IMM-CMR

Gold coated silicon nanowires for near-infrared thermal treatment of cancer cells and in-situ Raman monitoring of the process evolution

-          M. Lambreva, IC-CNR

On the interaction of carbon nanotubes and microalgae

-          A. Sinibaldi, Univ. Rome “Sapienza”

High-sensitivity screening of soluble ERBB2 in different cell lines using a combined label-free and fluorescence biosensing platform


                         15.30-16.00 Coffe Break


16.00-16.35 1 Contribution (12+3 min.) + 4 flash presentations (5 min.)


-          R. Carcione, Dept. Chem. Sci. Tech. Univ. Rome Tor Vergata

Conducting polymers and composite hydrophilic biopolymers: new approaches to produce biomimetic systems

-          V. Nigro, ISC-CNR, Phys. Dept. Univ. Rome “Sapienza”

Flash: Behaviour of multi-responsive soft microgels

-          S. Orlanducci, Dept. Chem. Sci. Tech. Univ. Rome Tor Vergata

Flash: Studying the internalization of SWCNTs in microalgal cells: positive side-effects of the charge transfer

-          E. Ciotta, Dept Industrial Engineering Univ. Rome Tor Vergata

Flash: Sensitivity to heavy-metal ions of cage-opening fullerene quantum dots

-          S. Sennato, ISC-CNR

Flash: Multivariable reentrant condensation of microgel-polyelectrolyte complexes


16.40-18.00 Poster session 1 Nanomaterials and Nano-biophotonics


During the poster session, free draft beer will be available.

The documentary “Una notte con Adone” by Antonio Bianconi, Piera Mattei e Luigi Di Gianni will be projected in the conference room. This movie, filmed in 1981, describes the pioneering work of Italian biophysicists working on XANES spectroscopy of proteins at the Frascati synchrotron light source.