Editorial IBSA 7 April 2021 5 min read

2020 Fellowships: the Awards Ceremony

IBSA Foundation for scientific research supports the research avenues pursued by young researchers under 40 from universities and institutes all over the world, who have distinguished themselves for their skills and for particularly important projects that could change the way particular diseases are treated in the future.

The award ceremony in which the 2020 grants will be presented will be live streamed at 15:00 (CET) on April, 14th 2021 on IBSA Foundation's Facebook (ITA) and YouTube (EN) channels.

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The event will be hosted by Silvia Misiti, Director of IBSA Foundation for scientific research.

There will be a speech by Professor Alberto Mantovani, Scientific Director Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Professor Emeritus General Pathology Humanitas University.




Alberto Mantovani was born in 1948 in Milan, where he graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1973. After specializing in oncology, he worked in England at the Chester Beatty Research Institute in London (1975-1976) and in the United States at the National Institutes of Health (1978-1979 and 1985-1986). He is Professor Emeritus of General Pathology at Humanitas University and Scientific Director of Istituto Clinico Humanitas. Previously he was Full Professor of General Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan and Head of the Department of Immunology and Cell Biology at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan. His interests have always focused on immunological defence mechanisms, in particular the most primitive defence systems (innate immunity). Professor Mantovani has contributed to the progress of knowledge in this field both by formulating new paradigms and by identifying new molecules and functions. For his research activity he has received several national and international awards. Bibliometric analyses indicate him as the Italian scientist with the highest impact in the international scientific literature.




  • Welcome: Silvia Misiti, Director IBSA Foundation for scientific research


  • “The social responsibility of scientific research”: Professor Alberto Mantovani, Scientific Director Istituto Clinico Humanitas


  • “Why we support research”: Arturo Licenziati, President & CEO IBSA Group


  • Fellowships 2020 Call: Presentation of award winning projects


  • 2021 Call launch




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