Best CiBO (FOOD).

Improving Organic Organic Cycles: supply chain synergies for integrated agri-food sustainability “is a research project of the Iuav University of Venice financed with FSE funds from the Veneto Region, which explores the possibilities of organic waste recovery in Venice to transform them into Km0 compost, with a view to environmental circularity and urban metabolism, and which intends to exploit the singularity of action between restaurateurs and farmers above all.

The project considers the relationships of circularity between local food production and regenerative management of organic waste as strategic aspects of agro-food and environmental sustainability, and calls for a more extensive rethinking of the short chain in a two-way perspective, not only focused on chain farm-to-table, but also to return table-to-farm.

In particular, we consider it a priority to recover the organic waste from Venetian catering activities to produce quality compost, locally available and accessible, which can be used by agricultural companies operating in the lagoon (or in the immediate hinterland).

We want to co-design a win-win model for all and that contributes to the construction of virtuous local chains: that transform waste into a resource, which reduces the costs (economic and environmental) of transport and treatment, which offers advantageous opportunities for restaurateurs for sustainable disposal of organic waste, making a valuable resource accessible to professional farmers and urban growers. The event includes seminar parts and parts of workshops / collective debossing, a coffee break, a final aperitif and the opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the fifteenth-century complex that hosts us.


– Matelda Reho, Iuav University of Venice

– Sarah Stempfle, Iuav University of Venice

– Giuliana Da Villa, Veritas

– Federico Adolfo, Veritas

– Paolo Silingardi, Achab Group

Further information:

Sarah Stempfle, PhD

Research Fellow

Università Iuav di Venezia 

Dipartimento di Culture del progetto

Ca’ Tron, Santa Croce 1957, 30135 Venezia (Italy)

E-mail: stempfle@iuav.it

Cell: (+39) 3463033896




About the EMBO-FEBS Lecture Course

Understanding organismal development and its evolution has been one of the biggest challenges for biology since its earliest beginnings. It is the central aim of developmental biology to elucidate the mechanisms underlying pattern formation and morphogenesis. By extension, evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) is also considered a “mechanistic science.” But what exactly is meant by “mechanism” in these contexts? What is a developmental mechanism? What is a “mechanism” in developmental evolution? How do these “mechanisms” contribute to evolutionary change? The answer to these fundamental questions is far from clear. And yet, clarity on this foundational conceptual issue is essential for research progress, not only in development and evolution but far beyond, as the nature of the term “mechanism” determines the questions we ask and the explanations that are accepted as valid in disciplines across the life and cognitive sciences.

We have gathered a select group of world-leading empirical investigators and theoreticians from the field of developmental biology and evo-devo together with modelers and philosophers of biology to discuss what “mechanism” means, and what kind of properties the concept should incorporate to guide productive new research and the integration of developmental biology and evolutionary theory. This integration lies at the very heart of modern biology. Its relevance transcends the scope of evo-devo, since an understanding of the mapping from genotype to phenotype through metabolism, physiology, and development is also crucial in other fields, such as the genetic study of complex disease, or organismal behaviour.

This EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course is mainly aimed at early-stage (PhD or postdoc) empirical and theoretical researchers with a general background and interest in developmental and/or evolutionary biology. More senior investigators are welcome to apply as well. Exceptions can be made for motivated masters students. Participants of previous Venice Summer Schools in Evo-Devo are expressly encouraged to reapply as this course has an entirely different topic. The EMBO|FEBS Lecture Course will equip participants with the conceptual tools to engage in a productive discussion of the notion of “mechanism,” and to relate this notion to their own research questions and explanations.

Further information:

Mrs. Berta VERD – Department of Genetics -University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambs CB2 3EH – UK


Tel.: +44 7459 226 443


The ART & FRIENDS GmbH & Co. KG company has organized a watercolor course at our center with the teacher Nicola Maier-Reimer.

For information:


Lothringerstrasse 36 – D 44805 BOCHUM

Tel . 0049 234 976 189-0

e-mail: info@artandfriends.com


The Summer School is part of the collaboration agreement signed between ShanghaiTech University and the University of Padova. Its aim is to offer a variety of classes in order to expose the participating students to a panorama of Italian culture, from the Medieval times to the present days. It will be broad in content, including topics from both Art and Science.

The Course will focus on the historical role and the modern developments of Art and Science in Italy and in particular of the part of Italy that, in the old days, was known as the Republic of Venice, which had in Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its glorious centre of artistic culture, and in the University of Padova an exceptional scientific centre.

Further information:

Servizio Formazione alla Ricerca dell’Università di Padova

tel. +39 049 8271930 fax +39 049 8271934


The Venice Ophthalmology Summer School was held in Venice, from 7th till 12th July 2019 in our Sala Goldoni.

As the past editions, held in 2013, 2014 , 2015, 2017 and 2018 this School confirms to be a great opportunity for young Specialists in Ophthalmology  and Faculty members to meet together, to exchange hypothesis, theories and experience, and learn the importance of the direct contact, in an unsual and stimulating location.

The harmonization of education in Ophthalmology needs direct daily contact among trainees, at least for a period of time, to share their previous experiences and to create a network for the future cultural project. The Venice Ophthalmology Summer School offers such an experience and new opportunities to young and motivated ophthalmologists.


The aim of the Venice Ophthalmology Summer School (VOSS) is to allow very young Specialists in Ophthalmology to be actively involved in a full immersion course on advanced basic and clinical topics in Ophthalmology. Besides Keynote Lectures, attendees will have the possibility of a continuous dialogue with Faculty members; they are also encouraged to present their personal experience which will be discussed in plenary sessions and they will actively participate in the presentations given by the Faculty members.

The participants are very young specialists in Ophthalmology mainly coming European countries. They will be selected through an international call. The Faculty Members are well known leaders in Ophthalmology, involved in basic research and/or clinical ophthalmology, with a special ability in teaching.

The philosophy of the VOSS is that this School is free of charge for the selected participants (double bedroom accommodation, registration, breakfast, lunch and selected dinner events).

The VOSS language is English. The venue is inside the city of Venice, not only one of the most worldwide known art cities, but historically (and currently) one of the most multiethnic and multicultural cities in the world. A place where languages, cultures and religions meet since more than 1000 years.

Prof. Edoardo MIDENA – VOSS Organizer

Further information: www.veniceophthalmologysummerschool.eu