Giorgio Brunelli Founda/on for the Research on Spinal Cord Injuries NGO
Dr. Luisa Monini
University of Brescia
President, Giorgio Brunelli Founda/on
Last not least, it is worth menFoning the cultural and historical reasons which have allowed Brescia to
become in 2011 a Unesco World Heritage Site, thanks There are numberless reasons for coming to Brescia in
to archeological famous sites like Santa Giulia, a
December 2015. Numberless for us and numberless for
former monastery tradiFonally considered the place
where Desiderata, wife of Charlemagne and daughter
For us because Brescia is our city, the place where we
of the Longobard King Desiderius, spent her exile aWer
like to live and where we worked for more than 60
the annulment of her marriage in 771.
years. Brescia is also the place where our FoundaFon
There are several other stories to be told and places
was founded a long Fme ago and where it sFll
to be visited. So come and enjoy our Science, History
and Culture. (l.m.)
Numberless reasons for you:
Brescia is the place where the eight previous successful Symposia were held with the scienFﬁc contribuFon and parFcipaFon of Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize for Medicine and our past Honorary President. Brescia is the place where the FoundaFon started the basic research on spinal cord lesions which allowed us to take the ﬁrst steps in successful surgical procedures to make paraplegics walk again. This was possible thanks to an outstanding interdisciplinary work carried out by a number of professors of the School of Medicine-‐University of Brescia.
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IX INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SPINAL CORD INJURIES
BRESCIA 3 -‐5 DECEMBER 2015 ITALY
Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1986
Past Honorary President,
Founder and Scien/ﬁc Director, Prof. Giorgio Brunelli
Prof. Rita Levi Montalcini †
Prof. Ada E. Yonath Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2009
Giorgio Brunelli Founda/on
Giorgio Brunelli Founda/on
Dear Colleague, Rita Levi Montalcini had no doubts when she said that the most important thing to occur in Neuroscience in the last 40 years is the fall of the barriers that isolated researchers
I am glad to announce the 9th International Symposium of Experimental Spinal Cord Repair and Regeneration, on the multidisciplinary approaches to the research and treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries.
of the Central Nervous System from the other scien/sts.
«Once upon a /me anatomists, physiologists, neurologists, all considered the Nervous System as something that was to a certain point their own exclusively property. Luckily nowdays this has changed, and now that the barriers are not there any more, each expert has the chance to access this ﬁeld. In most recent years computer scien/sts,
Brescia on 3 - 5 December 2015
contribu/ons to the understanding of the Brain and of its many func/ons. I hope that in the future decades we will be able to pass in real /me from the ﬁeld of basic research to the ﬁeld of applied research, with immediate
consequences in the clinical ﬁeld»
(Rita Levi Montalcini)
ribosomes are the factories that produce them. They are large, complex par/cles within each cell that translate the gene/c informa/on into tens of
The Symposium, organized as the previous editions by the Giorgio Brunelli Foundation, will be dedicated to the memory of Nobel Laureate Prof. Rita Levi Montalcini, our Honorary President.
thousands of proteins, each with a speciﬁc task to perform within the body. Owing to the fundamental role of ribosomes, many an/bio/cs target them. Therefore, understanding their
H.R.H, Princess Fay Jahan Ara, our current Honorary President, will attend the Symposium.
structure and func/on can help biochemists develop
We will have the honor and the pleasure of having with us Ada E. Yonath, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 for her studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.
ﬁght the growing problem of bacterial drug resistance.
physicists, mathema/cians, immunologists, clinicians and surgeons from diﬀerent ﬁelds have been giving decisive
If proteins are the ‘building blocks’ of life, then
Many outstanding scientific personalities have assured their participation. They will present their latest research in the field of molecular biology, normal and electronic histology, neurotransmitters and receptors, pharmacology, immunology, stem cells, electrophysiology, neurorehabilitation and functional electrical stimulation. New imaging techniques for spinal cord injuries as well as new surgical attempts to cure paraplegia will be presented. A special session will be dedicated to young researchers and their discoveries. We would be really pleased if you would come. Hoping to see you in Brescia, best regards
new an/bio/cs to disrupt bacterial ribosomes and so
Symposium 2015 Main Topics and Events: • Honorary Lecture by Nobel Laureate A. Yonath • Basic and applied research in experimental Spinal Cord repair and regenera/on • Experimental studies and clinical use of stem cells and neurotrophic factors • Robo/cs and Telemedicine • Young Neuroscien/st supported by Dompè
• The 4th “Brunelli Club Mee/ng” dedicated to the most advanced surgical and neuro-‐ rehabilita/on techniques in the treatment of the ﬂaccid and spas/c palsies of upper limbs, including case reports.