The Aula Magna at Palazzo Bo hosts ‘Adventures of a physician in discovery science‘, the Nobel Lecture by the English immunologist and physician Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 for “their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”.
Sir Peter Ratcliffe will talk with Professors Marina De Bernard and Luigi Bubacco (University of Padua) about his laboratory’s work on mechanisms by which cells sense and respond to oxygen levels. The process operates like a thermostat. But rather than regulating heat, it controls oxygen levels across the body’s circa 40 trillion cells. Discussion will highlight how knowledge builds on knowledge in unexpected ways to build a picture that is ultimately useful to society. It will trace the history of discovery in this field, from the anatomical studies of Andreas Vesalius working in Padua in the 16th century through to the modern day and it will consider the complex interactions between this type of biological understanding and the development of human therapeutics.
The event is part of Science4All, the event that aims at communicating science in a simple and fun way. Held from September 26 to October 2, 2022 the weeklong event including hundreds of free access activities and specially reserved activities open to public at the weekend.
The conference, held in English, is open to the public. Reservation is required to attend.
The event is also streamed on the Unipd YouTube channel.