2012 DOPAMINET Summer School

Dates: 19-20 July 2012

Location: Trieste, SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies (via Bonomea n° 265, Aula Magna, Trieste - ITALY)

The theme and focus of the Summer School will be on Dopaminergic Neurons and Parkinson's Disease.
The 2012 DOPAMINET Summer School will feature lectures on the topics of Functional Genomics of the Dopaminergic Cell System and Differentiation of Dopaminergic Neurons, including innovative therapeutic approaches for Parkinson’s Disease.

The Summer School goals are:
  • to inspire and train PhD students, medical doctors and early stage researchers involved in the study of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • to raise awareness of the recent research advances in the field of Dopaminergic Neurons and in technologies for improving therapeutic approaches to fight Parkinson’s Disease: special emphasis will be put on the impact of functional genomics.
  • to promote participation in international dialogue and exchange and to strengthen alliance with patients, care-takers organizations and policy makers committed in shaping evidence-based policies on neurodegenerative diseases.

The Summer School is conceived as a focused and multi-disciplinary networking platform to access the highest level of expertise from leaders in the field of functional neurogenomics.
The Summer School includes two  plenary lectures from Prof. Moussa B.H. Youdim (Technion-Rappaport Family) and Prof. Alain Prochiantz, (Collège de France).
A roundtable with health policy makers and stakeholders from industry and patient organizations is also planned.
The scientific coordinator of the Summer School is Prof. Stefano Gustincich (SISSA) supported by CBM – Cluster in Biomedicine.

Download the programme of the Summer School.

Invited speakers
    • Vania Broccoli, (Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy)
    • David Gomez Cabrero, (YouHealth AB, Sweden)
    • Piero Carninci, (Riken Research, Japan)
    • Wolfgang Driever, (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
    • Stefano Gustincich, (SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies, Italy)
    • Boris Lenhard, (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
    • Urban Liebel, (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
    • Antonello Mallamacci, (SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies, Italy)
    • Ferenc Müller, (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
    • Moussa B.H. Youdim, (Technion-Rappaport Familty, Israel)
    • Alain Prochiantz, (College de France, France)
    • Antonio Simeone, (CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate, Italy)
    • Elia Stupka, (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy)
    • Maria Trinidad Herrero, (University of Murcia, Spain)
    • Wolfgang Wurst, (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)

    Organising Committee
    • Stefano Gustincich
    • Nicola Dorigo Salamon
    • Luigi Ravagnan
    • Francesca Petrera
    • Stefano Franceschini

    For more information please contact: nicola.dorigo@cbm.fvg.it

    Registration is free and covers admission to all scientific sessions, round table, coffee breaks and lunch. Accommodation and the social dinners are not included in the registration.

    Please download the Registration Form and send it together with your curriculum vitae to the following email address: nicola.dorigo@cbm.fvg.it or fax number: +39.040.375.7710

    Application deadline is extented up to 16 July 2012

    Before travelling to Trieste we suggest you book a room in advance in one of the several hotels in the city. Trieste offers several solutions like B&Bs, residences, hotels and hostels; you can look up the table and find the best solution that suits your pocket. You can make the reservation on your own.

    Please download the file with the list of recommended hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels.


    SISSA, International School for Advanced Studies
    via Bonomea, 265
    34136 Trieste

    Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa

    By plane:
    Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari Airport is located about 40 km from Trieste.
    To get from the airport to Trieste city center you can take the APT coach service - Line 51.
    Tickets can be purchased at the airport:

    from the 24-hour automatic ticket machine (arrivals hall of the passenger terminal)
    at the tourist information counter - Infopoint Turismo FVG (arrivals hall of the passenger terminal)

    A timetable (in Italian) can be found at http://www.aptgorizia.it/cms/data/orari/files/linea_aeroporto_resource_orig.pdf
    The end of the line is located beside Trieste Railway Station. From there you can walk to Piazza Oberdan (5 min. on foot), where you can catch the buses to SISSA - Via Bonomea (see By bus).

    Alternatively, you can catch a taxi: taxies are available outside the passenger terminal daily, between 08.00 and 24.00. For more information, costs and bookings:

    Consorzio Taxi aereoporto FVG: Phone             +39-0481-778000       / 24-hour phone: Phone             +39-335-6914776     , info@taxiaeroportofvg.it / www.taxiaeroportofvg.it

    You can reach Trieste also using the Science-Bus, a sharing call transfer service, that will pick you up at the airport and drive you directly to SISSA or to your hotel.
    Services must be booked online at least 2 days before arrival and/or departure on the web site www.science-bus.com and submit the online booking form.

    By train:
    You can reach Trieste by train (www.trenitalia.com) and then walk from Trieste Railway Station to Piazza Oberdan (5 min. on foot), where you can catch the buses to SISSA - Via Bonomea (see By bus).

    By bus:
    Several buses arrive close to or to SISSA.
    Bus n.38 leaves from Via Galatti (in front of Piazza Oberdan, see map) and stops just opposite SISSA main entrance
    Bus lines 2 and 4 arrive close to SISSA.
    Bus n.2 (Opicina's tram) and n. 4 leave both from the side opposite to Piazza Oberdan; you have to get off at Obelisco (ask the bus driver) and then walk down Via Bonomea for a pleasant 10 minutes’ walk to reach SISSA.
    Find the updated schedules (http://www.triestetrasporti.it/index.php?linee-e-orari) for all the bus routes on Trieste Trasporti website (www.triestetrasporti.it). The following utility (http://www.bestonline.it/tstrasporti/) allows you to check bus routes (linee) and to plan the journey (calcolo percorso). SISSA provides a small handbook (http://wiki.sissa.it/students/index.php/Trieste_Trasporti_utility_handbook) for those who have problems reading Italian. In case you need more general information about the transportation system in Trieste, check this link http://wiki.sissa.it/students/index.php/Local_transport.
    Tickets must be purchased beforehand at newsstands or tobacconists or tickets machines in Trieste streets and must be validated using the machines provided on the buses. There are single-run tickets, 10-run tickets or transit pass (biweekly, monthly, for the whole buses transport system). It’s not possible to buy tickets on board.

    By car:
    From the motorway, after the pay toll Lisert-Monfalcone, go straight for about 18 km and – just passed the tunnel – exit from the freeway at Prosecco/Trieste centre. Go ahead for about 150 mt and turn right in direction Trieste, and then at the crossway turn right again in direction Opicina/Trieste centre. Go straight for about 4 km to the roundabout with the traffic light, located just after an Esso gas station. Turn again right at the traffic light and then, after about 400 mt, at the first bend, go down Via Bonomea. After 500 mt you will reach SISSA Main Entrance.
    Parking out of the garage is not allowed. You can get to the garage ringing and announcing yourself to "Presidio Tecnico".