University of Italian Switzerland

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Location: Lugano - Ticino
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Affiliation: swissuniversities
Astronomy - May 16
Svetlana Berdyugina has been appointed Scientific Director of IRSOL Istituto Ricerche Solari "Aldo e Cele Daccò" in Locarno and Adjunct Professor at the USI Faculty of Informatics.  "I am looking very much forward to re-engaging myself within the Swiss scientific community and exploring new synergies in Ticino", she says. She will succeed Michele Bianda who led IRSOL for almost 35 years.
Health - May 11

On May 3, 2022, Federica Sallusto has been elected, member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the most significant and highest honors given to academic researchers.

Pharmacology - May 9

The Lymphoma Genomics group, directed by Prof. Francesco Bertoni at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI and member of Bios+), identified a new mechanism behind the resistance to the drug idelalisib, used in the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma.

Health - Apr 28

The Molecular Oncology research group at USI has identified, through the use of bioinformatics and artificial intelligence, a new way to selectively identify and kill a specific type of cells involved in metastasis dissemination.

Health - Apr 11

Adults with mental health issues perceive a greater risk of being infected with COVID-19, with consequences for both the individual and public health.

Life Sciences - May 9
Life Sciences

Responsible digitalisation is one of the key themes chosen by USI for 2022, which we explore in depth thanks also to Dr Rosalba Morese 's neuroscientific studies on cyberbullying and isolation. Cyberbullying is a very complex phenomenon, which, due to the widespread use of social media, can have major repercussions on mental health.

Campus - Apr 29

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists (ESKAS) are special career fellowships awarded to promising young researchers from abroad, who wish to spend a period in Switzerland under the academic supervision of a professor at a Swiss Higher Institution.

Astronomy - Apr 15

IRSOL Istituto Ricerche Solari "Aldo e Cele Daccò" is the new name of the research institute in solar physics affiliated with USI Faculty of Informatics. The change was decided by the board of the Foundation Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (FIRSOL) at its meeting on 5 April 2022, to honour the memory of the benefactors Aldo and Cele Daccò, who decided to allocate to the Institute a generous bequest, which will contribute to the further development of its research activities.

Computer Science - Apr 11

In recent weeks, the group led by USI Professor Patrick Thomas Eugster and the company SAP, one of Europe's leading software companies for business process control, have signed a framework agreement that will fund PhD positions at USI Computer System Institute.  

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