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Società Italiana di Astrobiologia

About Us

The Italian Society of Astrobiology (SIA) was founded by astronomers, biologists, chemists, physicists, geneticists and medical doctors with the aim of increasing basic knowledge in the field of different disciplines with the common ground of Astrobiology.

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A young Society

We want to raise young people's attention and interest in Astrobiology.

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A Society of Science and Outreach

We want  increase the role of Italian Astrobiology research in the world

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A growing Society

A growing society with an active role!

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The Italian Society of Astrobiology is a scientific association of researchers who share an interest in studying the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe to seek answers to questions that man has always asked himself. The Italian Society of Astrobiology is national and open to all those who share an interest in Astrobiology.

 

If you too are interested in this interdisciplinary research field, find out who we are, what are the objectives, the main events, the news, and especially, how to become a member of the association.

 

Requests for patronage to the Italian Society of Astrobiology should be sent to the President of the Society (marco. moracci[ @ ]unina.it) and to the President of the Scientific Committee (saija[ @ ]ipcf.cnr.it). Free patronage allows the use of the SIA logo in the promotional material of the event

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Mosè Rossi in memoriam


Moses Rossi, one of the Founders of the Italian Society of Astrobiology, Professor Emeritus of Enzymology at the University of Naples Federico II, director of CNR Institutes several times, passed away on August 26th.


Mosè was a great scientist who in his long career was able to combine the theoretical aspects of biochemistry with applications in biotechnology. In the mid-eighties of the last century, he was among the first in Italy to understand that the study of extremophilic microorganisms could contribute to reconstructing how Life could evolved on Earth and in Space and that Biochemistry could contribute to the new discipline of Astrobiology. His visionary intuition that biomolecules from extremophilic organisms could be used in biotechnology allowed the construction of networks of international projects and the foundation of a school of knowledge recognized by the entire international community. His closest colleagues mourn him for his great humanity, his willingness to listen and offer an advice, an idea, a project to all the people who were close to him.

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Prof. Enzo Gallori, former Founder and President as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Astrobiology suddenly passed away on December 30, 2022.
The President, the Vice-President, the members of the Board of Directors and the Members participate in the pain of the family and remember Enzo with affection for his qualities as a man and scientist who contributed so much to Italian Astrobiology.


Enzo Gallori was Associate Professor of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Florence, where he taught courses in Genetics and Astrobiology until 2012, the year of his retirement. During his career he has worked in various foreign research centers, including the Max Planck Institut für Molecular Genetik in Berlin (Germany), the Department of Biology of Essex University (UK), the Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of Prague (Czech Republic), the Department of Biology of New York University (USA) and the Vernadsky Institute of the Moscow Academy of Sciences (Russia). His research activity, documented by over 200 specialized publications and some monographic books on genetics, has been dedicated to the study of the birth of life on Earth, in particular with regard to the role played by minerals in the origin and persistence of genetic material. For the results of these researches he was invited to hold conferences at the most important international symposiums in the sector and, in 2008, he organized the XV International Conference on the Origin of Life (ISSOL'08) in Florence, during which the conferred, for his studies on the origin of life, the medal named after Francesco Redi.
Founder of the Italian Society of Astrobiology, he held the position of President from 2013 to 2017.

An immersive experience!

An immersive experience!

International Winter School on Origins of Life WISOL 24 held on January

Firenze dal 21 al 24 maggio 2024

Firenze dal 21 al 24 maggio 2024

International Astrobiology School - From interstellar molecules to first cells - 10th Anniversary AbGradE

Seminario INAF Trieste 24 aprile,11:30

Seminario INAF Trieste 24 aprile,11:30

On the role of Astronomy in studies of the origin of life!

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso SIA - Roma

2023 Opening greetings

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso SIA Roma 2023 12-15 Giugno

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso SIA Roma 2023 12-15 Giugno

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso SIA - Roma

Congresso Roma 2023 Vincitori Premio "Enzo Gallori"

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