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UNI STEM DAY 2018 - March 16, Social Sciences Campus

10th edition of the initiative dedicated to stem cells and aimed at high school students

Friday, 16 March the University of Florence holsts the 2018 edition of UNISTEM Day, a day of science dedicated to research in the field of stem cells. (Social Sciences Campus - Via delle Pandette 9, building D6, conference room).

Aimed at high school students, the day is a qualified event for learning, discovering and comparing scientific issues in this sector. The concept was developed in 2009 and is coordinated by UniStem. In Florence 360 students will be participating from 13 schools in Tuscany.

The event takes place at the same time in 74 universities and research centres in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain and Hungary.

The morning agenda for the Florentine edition (9 am - 1 pm) will see the opening address by the President of the University of Florence Luigi Dei, followed by an audio connection with some of the other universities participating in the initiative.

Other speakers include Daniele Bani, from the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine on "Stem Cells: can our brain be repaired?" and Francesco Vanzi (Department of Biology) on "From the brain to the computer and back".

After an intermezzo by the University Theater Company Binario di Scambio, dedicated to the stage readings from "Rossum's Universal Robot" by Karel Capek, the morning continues with the speeches of Alessandro Ridolfi, of the Department of Industrial Engineering on "The robots among us ... ", and Luca Toschi, of the Department of Political and Social Sciences on" Who is afraid of robots ". The full program of the initiative is online.

13 March 2018