Following the success of the first edition of the BioEconomy Rome International Conference and the BioEconomy Prize, held in Rome (28-29 November 2011), the CNCCS Consortium has decided to make  “BioEconomy Rome” a yearly event.

The second edition of BioEconomy Rome 2012 Meeting and Award Ceremony was held on 19 and 20 November 2012, in collaboration with the Italian Minister of Health Prof. Renato Balduzzi, the Minister of Research Prof. Francesco Profumo, the President of the Lazio Region Renata Polverini, the European Commissioner for Health John Dalli, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, and the Vice-President of the European Commission for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani; the President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers Mons. Zygmunt Zimowski, the President of the CNR Prof. Luigi Nicolais, the President of the ISS Prof. Enrico Garaci. Other collaborators are Harvard University and CHDI (dedicated to Huntington’s Disease).

As for the previous year, some of the world’s leading scientists in the field of molecular biology and Rare, Neglected and Poverty-related diseases were invited to Rome to participate in this two day event.

The event was divided into two days:

Opening Day: Workshop with sessions dedicated to science, bio-economy and research policies were held in the Auditorium of IRBM Science Park, Pomezia (Rome)

Second Day: Was held at the Senate of the Republic in Rome, where ten Prizes of $ 15,000.00 each were awarded to ten young scientists from Italy for innovational research with a potential socio-economic impact in the field of Biomedical ResearchThe winners were selected by a Prize Committee composed of internationally prestigious scientists.

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