Our work would never be possible without the generous contribution of our funding sources. We are also very grateful to the Award institutions that recognize the importance of our efforts. In a field where many many talented people work extremely hard to move science forward, it is especially important for us to acknowledge that the support we receive is never granted. Thank you all!


Interstellar initiative

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) developed a platform for the world’s most promising Early Career Investigators to connect with peers. Simone has been selected to participate to their 2019-2020 workshop, where significant funding is provided to the teams for establishing collaborations. Read more here (link).


Umberto Mortari award

Merck/MSD and Fortune Italia sponsor an award for one Italian scientist <40 who has returned to Italy and one who has remained abroad and runs successful science outside of Italy. The first recipients of these two awards are Velia Siciliano (IIT) and Simone Sidoli, respectively. See the pictures of the event (link). A special thank you goes to Alfonso Bellacosa (Fox Chase Cancer Center) for proposing Simone’s candidacy.

Umberto Mortari was President and CEO of the Italian division of Merck from 1992 to 2007. He was a man of incredible prestige at Merck and as industrialist.

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Albert Einstein start-up package

The lab has opened thanks to and it is now heavily supported by the very generous commitment of the School of Medicine.