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 A Siamese Coat/ Un Cappotto Siamese – Nik Boini

 The Francesca Martini Award for an experimental degree thesis in onco-hematology 2021 was born from the idea of ​​supporting young graduates who wish to pursue their career in research and encourage them to access the PhD program. The condition for the awarding of the prize is to participate and be admitted to a PhD course in onco-haematology. The Evaluation Commission is composed of: Lucio Luzzatto, President, University of Florence – Maria Teresa Voso, University of Rome Tor Vergata, President SIES – Francesco Mannelli, University of Florence – Cristina Mecucci, University of Perugia – Tiziana Ottone, University of Rome Tor Vergata

The deadline for participation is August 15, 2021. The award will be delivered within 15th of December 2021 to the candidate who proved to be admitted to a PhD course in the onco-haematological field even after the deadline but no later than 30th of November 2021. For more information click on the link 2021_ Francesca Martini Award for Thesis


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Francesca Martini Prize for best poster in cancer research is a result of a collaboration of NAnA Onlus with the Italian Society for Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM). An International Jury of Scientists evaluate the best poster among those exhibited at the SIBBM Annual Workshop, which is entitled  “Frontiers in Molecular Biology” and took place on line from June 7th to 10th, 2021.

Because of Covid 19, in 2020 the prize fifth edition was postponed to 2021.

Winners of the past editions

2016  Stefano Amente University of Naples Federico II for his poster “High-resolution genome profiles of 8-oxodeoxyguanine, γH2AX and NBS1 reveal their co-association at transcribed long genes“. More details here.
2017  Davide Cassani  University College London for his poster “Cryo electron tomography of actomyosin cortex in isolated blebs“. More details here.
2018  Valeria Rosato University of Sannio at Benevento for her poster “miR-27a-3p is a master regulator of metabolic reprogramming in colorectal cancer“. More details here.
2019 Emanuele Monteleone University of Turin for his poster “STAT3-dependent pluripotency control via the stam-cells specific long non-coding RNA LincS1“. More details here.
2021 Erica Pranzini University of Florence for her poster “Mitochondrial serine metabolism mediates 5-fluorouracil resistance in colorectal cancer by fueling nucleotide biosynthesis and supporting DNA damage response“. More details here.



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The event La Nave di NAnA aims to remember Francesca Martini on the anniversary of her death and to raise funds for research on leukemia. It takes place in Gaeta, at Serapo beach which this year celebrates 70 years of activity. The sixth edition has been on 10th of July and there was a Competition for Little Photojournalists who record the Live Painting of the artists Joele D’Angelo and Alessandra Muto and Emanuela Ambrosone doing a 13m by 2m high mural. Watch the video of the day, click here!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7DqwQeAHis


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