Bionics: At the crossroads of Biotechnology and Information Technologies

Venue: Torino Polytechnic Institute, Giovanni Agnelli Auditorium

, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24


Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A meeting organized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bionics is broad area of innovative technologies emerging from the synergies of information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology, with rapidly growing markets in the biomedical area. A new field of engineering and technology is emerging with highly complex products that are based on a parallel use of electronics, molecular and computer technologies. Applications include bio-imaging, lab-on-a-chip devices, prosthetics, drug delivery systems, and point of care personal medicine. The broad disciplinary pillars of this approach are molecular biology, integrated bioinformatics, micro and nano-scale electromagnetism and photonics, advanced computer architectures, neuroscience including brain research and microfuidics applications. The emerging technologies are of key importance also for economically deprived regions since they allow advanced medical or environmental tests to be carried out in remote areas so that the results can be sent via Internet to central laboratories. Future scientists and engineers capable of designing such systems need a special background, not readily available at Universities. The workshop aims to stimulate discussion in this area in order to define educational, innovational and funding priorities.

Prof. Tamás Roska
Professor, Pázmány University
and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Marco Gilli
Politecnico di Torino

Prof. Pongor Sándor
Professor, Pázmany University
Academia Europaea and
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Tentative list of speakers:
Prof. Danilo Demarchi, Torino
Dr. Kristóf Iván, Budapest
Prof. Francisco Baralle, Trieste
Prof. Mauro Giacca, Trieste
Prof. Sándor Pongor, Trieste-Budapest
Prof. Pier Paolo Civalleri, Torino
Prof. Arpád Csurgay, Budapest
Prof. Tamás Roska, Budapest
Prof. Marco Gilli, Torino
Prof Péter Szolgay, Budapest
Prof. Fernando Corinto, Torino

Organization and contact person:

The event is planned as a one-day workshop at the Politecnico di Torino with short presentations. Part of the audience will include the students and researchers of the Politecnico di Torino.

Ms. Márta Szomolányi
Tel.: +36 1 886-47-06
Fax: +36 1 886-47-24
Ms. Mara Bacolla
Tel.: +39 011 0906300
Fax. +39 011 19745022