XV edition

Cagliari FestivalScienza 2022


Tuesday 15 November 2022

Biblioteca Sebastiano Satta
Piazza Giorgio Asproni 8


09:00 - 13:00 Dear book, I am writing to you

Curated by Tiziana Contu, head of the children's section of the S. Satta Library and Elena Vacca, author and animator
Students will be readers, authors and real protagonists of a day of playful research. We will read about the relationship between Science and Technology, Science and Literature. Our pen will compose new pages following the examples offered by many authors.

Target: primary school students

Teatro Eliseo
Via Roma 73


10:00 - 11:00 New technologies for regenerative medicine

Giovanni Giobbe, GOSICH Research Associate, UCL - (Centres for Research into Rare Diseases in Children), London
Modern research leads to new solutions to repair damaged human organs. In this realm, tissue engineering uses combinations of cells, materials and new techniques to fulfill this purpose. In the laboratory we use mini-organs composed of stem cells, called organoids, to replicate what happens in the human body in the event of damage or disease. An organoid is therefore a simplified version of a miniature organ, on which we can investigate the effect of innovative drugs and therapies. Our studies focus on the application of these new techniques and technologies to develop new therapies for humans.

Target: everyone

11:30 - 12:30 What do you want to be when you grow up?

Anna Bassu, energy and nuclear engineer, Enel Produzione Spa
How many times have we heard this question? There are those who have always had clear ideas, those who have many ideas but still confused and those who don't have an idea, really and big you can't even imagine. But is there a right answer? As a former scientific high school student, I will try to tell you how I tried to answer, in a journey made up of passions, uncertainties, doubts, departures, returns and always new discoveries.

Target: upper secondary school

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Teatro Eliseo
Via Roma 73


10:00 - 11:00 Dinosaurs: extinct or not?

By Romana Salaris, geologist and Rosalba Murgia, biologist
Dinosaurs evolved over 165 million years and suddenly became extinct 65 million years ago. But are they really extinct? No descendant roams undisturbed among us? Are they still as gigantic as those of the past or have they become smaller? A laboratory full of dinosaur fossils that tells the extraordinary story of these iconic animals.

Target: everyone


10:30 - 12:15 Mushrooms: hidden biodiversity

Renato Brotzu naturalist, mycologist, photographer and writer
A journey among the most mysterious and unpredictable organisms on the planet that live in relationship with plants. An amazing cooperation from which they derive mutual benefit and which influences and determines life on earth.

Target: everyone


12:15 - 13:00 The secret of photography

From the book Sardinia. 20 photographers of rituals and celebrations in Sardinia by Renato Brotzu, publisher Carlo Delfino, 2021.

Target: everyone

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