Let’s Science!, the creative project promoted by IBSA Foundation in collaboration with DECS, the Department of Education, Culture and Sport of the Canton of Ticino, designed to converse with the city, its institutions and media on the very important topic of our health, will be held from 12-17 November 2018, in Lugano, at the Villa Saroli.

After the success of the Milan edition, Let’s Science! is coming to Lugano with a particularly educational goal and a weekly programme dedicated to middle school students, who, together with Prof. Antonio Musarò and Prof. Monica Montopoli , will examine the subject of cells gone wild from a scientific point of view, analyzing the changes that take place in cells that become cancerous and the best lifestyles for protecting our bodies. The interaction between teachers and students will be made even more engaging with the participation of illustrators from the Scuola Romana dei Fumetti (Comic Strip School of Rome) and ScuolaZoo.

The programme, open to schools and with compulsory enrolment, will host 2 events: one in the morning and one in the afternoon from 12 to 16 November.

Throughout the Let’s Science! week it will also be possible to visit the comic exhibition, put together by middle school students who, in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute, the Scuola Romana dei Fumetti and the Carocci Publishing House, participated in the creation of the series of books “I Ragazzi di Pasteur” (“The Pasteur Kids”).

The exhibition, presented in the lemon house of Villa Saroli, will be open to the public from 12 to 17 November from 8:30 until 18:00.

Finally, the IBSA Foundation has dedicated SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER to the general public, families and children.

Free participation and free admission, reservations appreciated (LINK)


10:30-12:30 Villa Saroli – Conference room and Multimedia room
Lucilla Titta
meets families

«From science to the kitchen, a healthy diet and nutritional prevention for the whole family

NB: at the end of the first hour, any children attending will be invited to participate in a creative workshop that will be held in the adjacent multimedia room, in the company of an illustrator from the Scuola Romana dei Fumetti; the discussion, led by Lucilla Titta, will continue with their parents.

16.30-18.30 Villa Saroli – Conference room

Round table: «Cancer prevention through diet and lifestyle: the World Cancer Research Fund updates the recommendations for 2018 based on the analysis of the most recent scientific evidence
The new report of the WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund) highlights how a sedentary lifestyle and the consumption of processed foods, with a high-calorie content, are at the root of overweight and obesity, today identified as the main causes for the dramatic increase in the number of cancer-related illnesses worldwide.

Moderator: Dr. Giovanni Pellegri, manager of L’Ideatorio – Università della Svizzera italiana.


Dr. Lucilla Titta, Coordinator of the SmartFood project at the Department of Experimental Oncology at the IEO – European Institute of Oncology, Milan.

Dr. Adriana Albini, Extraordinary Professor of General Pathology at the Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, one of the five Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dr. Maria Cristina Marini, hospital doctor of Medical Oncology, Oncological Institute of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.

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Location: Villa Saroli, Lugano CH

Date: November 12-17, 2018


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