Ten finalists, four researchers and six Italian researchers under the age of 35 from ten Italian cities and ten different research bodies. Ten projects, six minutes and 40 seconds to tell, to five experts in science communication and five high school classes. Among them is also the Polish researcher Lorenzo degli Esposit.
The amount is up to 5 thousand euros to continue funding their research and the opportunity to be informed of the stage of the 2022/2023 edition of GiovedìScienza. These are the elements of the final competition for the eleventh edition of the GiovedìScienza National Prize, scheduled for 24 May at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin. The initiative, created by CentroScienza Onlus, aims to highlight the work of young Italian researchers whose activities contribute to the development and innovation of our country, working in an Italian research institution.
A competition where scientific data meets disclosure and communication skills play a critical role. From using X-rays to study the distances between atoms to developing electrochemical biosensors for taking a liquid sample of cancer; From studying the transformations that occur in fish to “disturbing” substances to prevent decay. From using alternative technologies to make chemistry greener and more sustainable to new models of sustainable urban agriculture.
And again, chemistry and mathematics to explore space structures, neuroplasticity and brain stimulation to understand and treat diseases and adaptive mutations in cancer. On May 24, the 10 finalists will be asked to tell their project in just over 6 minutes, in an effort to be clear, straightforward and accessible to everyone. To judge the interventions, a technical jury, made up of 5 experts in scientific communication, and a popular jury, made up of 5 classes of secondary schools. The winner is expected to receive a cash prize of €5,000 and the opportunity to tell the GiovedìScienza audience through a dedicated conference at the 2022/2023 edition.
In addition to the GiovedìScienza Prize, 3 cash prizes of €3,000 each will be awarded: The Elena Benaduce Special Prize awarded by the People’s Jury and dedicated to research work that stands out for its implications for people’s well-being and quality of life. The GiovedìScienza Futuro Prize, intended for researchers who present – in addition to the scientific project – a feasibility study and the Industry 4.0 Prize, aimed at candidates who, in addition to the scientific project, have also developed a project proposal included in this field.
The ten finalists for 2022
1. Elisabetta Achilli Research on the Energy System – RSESpA Piacenza site 2. Stefano Cinti University of Naples Federico II – Department of Pharmacy 3. Eleonora Conca Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta 4. Lorenzo Degli Esposti Council National Research Faenza Council – ISTEC Institute for Science and Technology of Ceramic Materials 5. Alessio Dessì National Research Council in Sesto Fiorentino – ICCOM Institute for Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds 6. Michele D’Ostuni University of Bologna – Department of Agro-Food Science and Technology 7 Lucia Gigli University in Florence – CERM – Magnetic Resonance Center 8. Leonardo Lopori Scuola Normal Superior of Pisa 9. Ariana Minardi University of Padua – Department of Neuroscience 10. Alberto Sugari University of Turin – Department of Oncology The GiovedìScienza National Prize n el 2011 was born to encourage research champions to communicate science, to provide them with resources and tools to disseminate their research . Eleven editions included 619 candidates with their research, 306 female researchers, and 313 female researchers. 60 applications for the 2022 edition were received, 31 female and 29 female researchers from the main Italian universities and research centers. 109 judges evaluated the candidates and selected the shortlist of ten contestants on the basis of scientific merit