Gugliemo Marconi, the man, the scientist and the inventor

Video october 2017

80 years after his death and 90 from the Cnr’s presidency, the figure of Guglielmo Marconi is celebrated focusing on three aspects: the man, the scientist and the inventor. The documentary, produced by the Cnr webtv, was presented together with 'The sea at the end of the Earth: the Italian research in Anctartica' at the Indian Science Film Festival 2017 held in Chennai (India) from October 13 to October 16

GL19 - Nineteenth International Conference on Grey Literature. Public Awareness and Access to Grey Literature

Event from 23/10/2017 to 24/10/2017

GL19 seeks to demonstrate how researchers and authors in the last 25 years have made significant inroads in responding to the loss and overload of grey literature. Likewise, this conference will seek to provide new directions in achieving public awareness and access to grey literature on an ever changing information landscape

Towards FP9: the Cnr position paper

Institutional area

This position paper introduces the Cnr vision on some major issues in transition from Horizon 2020 towards FP9, considering the challenges which the next programming period will face. The purpose is to suggest driving concepts for the next Framework programme, based on the Cnr experience in knowledge production/management and technological & societal foresight in a changing world

Does the construction of biogas plants affect local property values?

Press note 28/09/2017

Despite biogas is considered a renewable source of energy, the social acceptability of biogas plants is controversial due to resistance from local communities who are afraid of potential local negative externalities.  A paper from Icres-Cnr researcher Marco Modica aims at investigating this claim using evidence from the housing market by means of a diff-in-diff mode: it was awarded with the 'GSSI-AISRe prize' during the  XXXVIII Conference on regional sciences held in Cagliari on Septempber 2017

Beyond Brexit: challenges and opportunities for scientific research between Italy and the UK

Press release 04/10/2017

Today in Anacapri the Italian Research Council (CNR) hosts a high level UK-Italy bilateral meeting: an opportunity to share views on governance research in the two countries. A few months after the UK referendum, representatives from research bodies, universities and scientists will discuss the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on key topics in their respective fields. The conference will end with two sessions dedicated to quantum technology and innovative technologies for cultural heritage

First Italian Citizen Science Conference

Event from 23/11/2017 to 25/11/2017

The First Italian Citizen Science Conference will be held in Rome in November 23rd – 25th 2017, with the aim to explore the state of the art in this relatively new promising field. The Conference is organized by the Italian National Academy of Sciences with the support of the Italian National Research Council (Cnr)

Cystic fibrosis? A folding problem

Press release 08/09/2017

We report the first crystal structure of the checkpoint enzyme that in the background of congenital glycoprotein misfold disease flags misfolded glycoproteins for endoplasmatic reticulum retention. The study uses the Arabidopsis thaliana plant as an in vivo system. It is a collaboration between the Oxford Glycobiology Institute at the Department of Biochemistry (University of Oxford), the Cnr Institutes of Sciences of Food Production and Crystallography, and the Diamond Light Source and Research Complex at Harwell, Didcot 

A novel gene therapy approach for treating Parkinson's disease

Press release 07/09/2017

A new study has successfully established the first gene therapy approach to reduce or prevent a-synuclein toxic aggregates that are causing neuronal dysfunctions and loss in Parkinson’s disease. These results pave the way for testing gene therapy approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that might affect also large brain areas. The study has been published in 'Molecular Therapy'