Microalgae used in ‘zero-waste’ wineries

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has developed an eco-friendly process that enables the full use of wine lees and of the sludge resulting from wastewater treatment. This circular economy process can be managed directly by wineries and reduces disposal costs.

‘Key’ that inhibits molecules involved in cancer spread uncovered

A research team at Ca’ Foscari has selected a new type of miniaturised antibodies that can detect and inhibit the activity of the urokinase human enzyme (uPA), reducing the risk of side effects. The discovery has been patented for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

Sea ice responds synchronously to abrupt climate changes, study finds

A study conducted by Isac and Isp (National Research Council) in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and several international partners has reconstructed the evolution of sea ice cover, examining abrupt climate oscillations that occurred during the last Ice Era. 

International study shows “posed” smiles improve mood

Two researchers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Università Magna Graecia di Catanzaro have contributed to a global collaboration coordinated by Nicholas Coles from Stanford University

The “Montalcini” programme at Ca’ Foscari: a new call and new fellows

One of the opportunities offered by Ca’ Foscari is the Rita Levi Montalcini programme, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research to enable young researchers to work at Italian universities. The latest call for applications opened on 27 September 2022 and closes at midnight on 27 October 2022.

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022: Bernanke, Diamond and Dybvig

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022 was awarded to Ben Bernanke (Brookings Institution di Washington), Douglas Diamond (Chicago University), and Philip Dybvig (Washington University in St. Louis), “for research on banks and financial crises”.

Nobel Prize in Literature 2022: Ernaux's painfully achieved modernity

Annie Ernaux has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”. Professor Olivier Bivort tells us about the author and her work.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2022 was awarded to Barry Sharpless, Morten Meldal and Carolyn Bertozzi. Alessandro Scarso, professor of Organic Chemistry, and Alessandro Angelini, professor of Biochemistry, help us understand the reasons for this award.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2022: Entangled Photons and Quantum Mechanics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”. Stefano Bonetti, Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, helps us understand the reasons for this award.