Two days of presentations, comments and advice among the VIMM researchers, with the ultimate aim of presenting the status and results obtained from the research projects carried out by the various groups that make up the Institute.

It is with this aim that VIMM researchers will meet on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February for a real two-day 'retreat' in a hotel in Quinto di Treviso (TV), which will serve to share ideas, ideas and suggestions in order to develop virtuous scientific collaborations between the various souls of the research carried out by the Institute.

The topics that will be explored at the 'VIMM Retreat' are five: technology for medicine, the basic mechanisms of diseases, immunology and dermatology, the mechanisms and pathophysiological consequences of cancer and the molecular, cellular and tissue systems biology.

In addition to the VIMM researchers, distinguished exponents of the world of scientific research from Italy and abroad will be present, such as Iain Mattaj, British scientist now Director of the Human Technopole in Milan, Sadaf Shadan, editor of the area reserved for cell biology and biology plant of the scientific journal Nature, and Sandra Zatti, Program Manager of the Telethon Foundation.

The Telethon Foundation, in the last year, has awarded the Institute's research on rare genetic diseases, funding four research projects carried out by the principal investigators of the VIMM (Luca Scorrano, Maria Pennuto, Claudia Lodovichi and Massimo Zeviani).

At the end of the presentations of the research groups, a selected Commission will identify the best three, assigning the annual scholarship from the Manzin Prize to three young researchers.