Seminal innovations in Italian agriculture: the contribution of Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza

The event presents the Italian contribution to agricultural research between the XX and XXI century, at the time of the green revolution and in the perspective of the biotechnological one. It will take place on September 2nd at Palazzo Italia of EXPO2015, Milan. The topics – wheat and its mutagenesis to increase yield and quality; biological fight and bio-factory examples; research…

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Thoughts on genetically modified plants

The National Academy of Sciences has recapitulated a number of thoughts on genetically modified plants in a document that aims at enriching the discussion on freedom of research and GMO by furnishing information and scientific data.Given the recent debate in Parliament on the subject, the community of experts belonging to the National Academy of Sciences felt…

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Reports of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014

The Rendiconti dell’Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL – Memorie di Scienze Fisiche e Naturali have been presented on May, 7, 2015 on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 233rd academic year. The Rendiconti are published every year; they collect memoirs of Academy members or by researchers presented by members as well as…

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Revitalize Lake Chad through EXPO 2105

The  event proposes a first public analysis of the themes that will be dealt with in the international  conference foreseen for October 14th at Palazzo Italia.  The conference is promoted by the National Research Council, CNR, and the National Academy of Sciences. Lake Chad, nestled in the Sahel area in Center and North Africa and surrounded by…

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Opening ceremony of the 233rd Academic Year

On May 7th, 2015,  the 233rd academic year of the Academy of the XL will be opened. During the ceremony, the new members Paolo De Bernardis (Astrophysics), Andrea Rinaldo (Hydraulic Engineering), Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza (Forest Science), Margherita Venturi (Chemistry) will be awarded the academic diploma. Prof. Luigi Ambrosio of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa will be awarded…

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In Memory of Alessandro Ballio

Rome, February 12th, 2015 – 10 am – Library of the National Academy of Sciences called of the XL – Scuderie Vecchie di Villa Torlonia – Via L. Spallanzani 1/A Welcome address, Emilia Chiancone, President of the National Academy of Sciences called of the XL Speakers: Roberto Pellicciari, Gennaro Marino, Mario Brufani, Patrizia Aducci Giovanni Paoloni presents…

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