Born in 1924 in Milan, he spent twenty years (1929-1949) in Como where, in early 1946, he started working as a journalist for the catholic daily newspaper L’Ordine. As a movie critic he worked at La Notte (1952-’61), Stasera (1961-’61), and Il Giorno (1965-’98), also dealing with literature, theatre, figurative arts, and TV (1966-’75). He participated as a non-actor to Prima della rivoluzione (1964) by B. Bertolucci and Remake (1987) by A. Giannarelli, collaborated to the script of the film Non lo so ancora (2011) by F. Sargentini, and wrote Sessappiglio (1978), Storia del cinema (Garzanti, 1988) with G. Fofi and G. Volpi, Dall’uno all’altra (2009) with F. Fago, I Morandini delle donne (2010) with M. Morandini jr, Non sono che un critico (1995), Non sono che un critico. Il ritorno (2003). He published two Castori (John Huston 1990-2003; Ermanno Olmi, 2009) and monographs on B. and G. Bertolucci, and S. M. Eisenstein. He has been a member of the journalist jury of Premiolino since 1960 and of the literary jury of the Nonino Award since 1977. He won a Flaiano Award and collaborated to the Oxford History of World Cinema (1996). With his wife Laura and his daughter Luisa he is the author of Dizionario dei film Zanichelli, releasing its 13th edition in 2011. With his daughters Lia and Luisa and with Amedeo Fago he founded the Laurafilmfestival in 2004 in Levanto (Spezia). From 1984 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2005 he devoted to Anteprima, an independent cinema review, with A. Costa and D. Segresi.
Born in Milan, she has graduated in philosophy and Science Communication. Since then she has been working on projects for the valorization and communication of the scientific and technological culture.
1998-2001: Head of Communication and cultural events of Centro per la cultura d’impresa, cultural branch of the Milan Chamber of Commerce. 2001-2002: Press office for the Italian office of Fleishman-Hillard, Pr and Communication Agency, based in Milan. 2003-2008: Head of Communication of a chemical Company, based in Milan.
2008- …: Head of Communication and Press Office of IFOM (the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology) leading Cancer Research Institute based in Milan, working in partnership with the main italian and International cancer institutes. Responsible for strategy, planning, co-ordination, positioning and implementation of all internal and external communication programmes of the Institute, working both on product and corporate topics.
After a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, Andrew became a journalist with the science journal Nature. He then joined the BBC and in the 1980s led a team to produce an extended Horizon on the discovery of the W particle, with a record audience, and won the Grand Prix at the Paris International Science TV Festival with What Einstein Never Knew. In 1993 he and a colleague founded Omni Communications and the PAWS venture, to bring more science into TV drama, and later EuroPAWS its pan-European equivalent. Recently, Andrew expanded PAWS to include science in all TV and New Media genres, and to raise the profile of women in science and engineering. Andrew is currently making a film on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Gabriele Rinaldi is a botanist. After getting a degree in Natural Sciences in 1987, in December 1988 he started his professional career in the museum industry, which he is still involved in. After serving as botanic curator for the Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali ”Enrico Caffi” in Bergamo (1988 -1999), he became the scientific advisor and coordinator of the “Lorenzo Rota” Botanical Gardens in Bergamo, which he would later lead as a Director starting in 1999.
Since 2002 he has been acting as the Coordinator of Lombardy’s Botanical Gardens Network. After an Association by the same name was set up in 2009, he also served as its President for the first three-year term.
“The position I fill has enabled me to promote botanic research field campaigns, to study and revamp both historical and present-day municipal botanical collections, to enhance the value of botanical gardens, to promote or curate approximately 25 temporary exhibitions as well as a number of national seminars, to carry out training programs in museum-, science- and landscape-related fields”.
Lisa Vozza is a Science writer and a Scientific officer.
Trained as a biologist, she graduated form the University of Milan, Italy, in 1993. After an internship at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan (1992-93) and a research experience at New York University Medical Center (1994-1996), she worked as Life science editor for the Encyclopedia Microsoft-Encarta, 1st edition (1996-1997), at Le Scienze magazine and for the European editions of Scientific American (1997-2003), as International editorial coordinator. In 2004 she joined the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC), the major Italian charity, where she currently works as Scientific officer, in charge of the peer-review process.
She has written several popular science books: In the mind of others. Mirror neurons and social behaviour (Nella mente degli altri. Neuroni specchio e comportamento sociale) with Giacomo Rizzolatti (Zanichelli, 2007); It can be cured (Si può curare) with Sylvie Ménard (Mondadori, 2009); Vaccines in the global age with Rino Rappuoli (Zanichelli, 2009; Galileo literary prize 2010). As editor, she created and directed a series of books called Sciences by trade (I Mestieri della scienza, 2005-07), with 11 published titles by Zanichelli; and she co-directs the series Reading Keys (Chiavi di lettura, 2007-current), with 16 published titles.