Published on 17 September 2021

The 19th SINS National Congress Awards were presented during the congress closing ceremony.

Congratulations to all winners!


B4S Brescia for Science Award 2021:

Mario Nappi (Section of Pharmacology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Naples "Federico II“)
"Functional characterization of two novel gain-of-function variants in kcnq5 identified in patients with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or drug resistant"

Fausto Chiazza (Laboratory of Neuroplasticity - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale)
"Brief changes in nutritional lifestyle can trigger reversible region- and age-specific effects in DCX+ hippocampal neuroblasts in mice"

Stella Gagliardi (Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia - Genomic and post-Genomic Unit, IRCCS Mondino Foundation)
"Neuropathological, genetic, and transcriptomic characteristics in the pathological processes of dementia: commonalities and differences between Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy Body dementia"

Jessica Mingardi (Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia)
"Dendritic remodeling of hippocampal pyramidal neurons, induced by chronic stress and fast-acting antidepressant ketamine, involves miR-9-5p"

Giorgio Grasselli (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
"Activity-dependent structural plasticity of cerebellar climbing fibers and its functional consequences"

Marcello Serra (Univeristy of Cagliari)
"Lack of emission of ultrasonic vocalizations in C57BL/6J mice treated with amphetamine and apomorphine"

Giulio Maria Menti (Univeristy of Padova)
"A heuristic underlies the search for relief in fruit flies"

Martina Lorenzati (Department of Neuroscience “Rita Levi Montalcini”, University of Torino)
"Human iPSCs-derived oligodendrocytes and astrocytes as the first Autosomal Dominant Leukodystrophy-relevant cellular models"


SINS Outstanding Poster Presenters:

Paola Brancaccio (University of Naples "Federico II"IRCCS SDN)
"Hypoxic preconditioning enhances neurogenesis in neonate mice affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy through sodium/calcium exchanger modulation"

Livia Guadalupi (Tor Vergata University - IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana Raffaele)
"Exercise protects from hippocampal inflammation and neurodegeneration in experimental Multiple Sclerosis"

Chiara Olmeo (Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi)
"Immature neuronal cells accumulate differently in the hippocampal dentate gyrus of different mammals after slowing down of cell division"

Valeria Buzzelli (Department of Science, University “Roma Tre”)
"Perinatal supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids corrects the aberrant social and cognitive traits observed in a genetic model of autism based on FMR1 deletion in rats"

Francesca Romana Rizzo (Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Dipartimento Medicina dei Sistemi)
"Effects of MAGL inhibitor on striatal synaptic dysfunction in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis"


Epitech Neuroinflammation Award:

Bruno Pinto (BIO@SNS, Scuola Normale Superiore; Brain Development and Disease Laboratory, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
"Rescuing Over-activated Microglia Restores Cognitive Performance in Juvenile Animals of the Dp(16) Mouse Model of Down Syndrome"
Neuron. 2020 Dec 9;108(5):887-904