March 15, 2018
Gaia Novarino invited to speak at event in European Parliament
Presentation on finding treatments for pediatric neurological disorders | Event in the framework of the Brain Awareness Week.
IST Austria Professor Gaia Novarino, born in Rome, Italy, established her research group at the Institute of Science and Technology in 2014. Before that, she conducted research at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany, and the University of San Diego, USA. Gaia Novarino investigates neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and epilepsy. In particular, she aims to identify the genetic and molecular basis that underlies the inherited forms of these disorders. For her scientific achievements, she received the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy in 2017, among other distinctions. Today she is speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in the framework of the event “Expanding brain research in Europe”.
During the annual Brain Awareness Week, supported by the Dana Foundation and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) numerous events take place across Europe to promote brain research and to communicate scientific developments. On the political level, the major event in this framework is “Expanding brain research in Europe”, organized by the European Brain Council, which takes place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. There, distinguished professors in the field of neuroscience are presenting the latest developments in their fields to policymakers and the general public. In presenting her present and envisaged research Gaia Novarino is one of three invited speakers.