The Istituto Veneto at the Centro Culturale Candiani

Mar-7-2007
The Istituto Veneto at the Centro Culturale Candiani On the occasion of ‘La Fabbrica della Cultura – Incontri con le Istituzioni’ program, conceived promoted and hosted by the Centro Culturale Candiani of Mestre, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti will be holding a cycle of three meetings in March on the history of the city, the lagoon environment and health and safety. These different spheres reflect the numerous research and educational activities in which the Istituto is involved, not only in the support and conservation of knowledge, but also its circulation.

 

The first meeting will be held on the 9th of March, during which the historians Franco Cardini, Gherardo Ortalli and Federico Pigozzo will talk about the new role and development of Mestre in fourteenth-century as a result of the strategic function it took on with the extension of Venetian rule over the Veneto hinterland, in which Treviso and Mestre played an important role, as it's affirmed in the research carried out by Federico Pigozzo, which looks at the first stages in the formation of the Stato da Terra by Venice. 

The second meeting, on the 26th of  March, concerns DNA investigations and it's presented by two experts Gian Antonio Danieli and Marco Pizzamiglio, one from the clinical-medical field, the other from that of forensic medicine. DNA analysis, that has become an almost irreplaceable tool in biological identification procedures, it's applied to microbiology, to medical genetics, and in forensic medicine, particularly at the stage of investigating the scene of the crime. 

Finally, on 30 March, there will be a meeting on the Venice lagoon, an asset to be protected, with presentations by Danilo Mainardi, Mauro Bon and Andrea Rinaldo.
The evolution of an ecosystem is influenced by the geometries brought about by the animal and vegetable populations and the inorganic components. Recent studies carried out with satellite images highlight the new frontiers of monitoring shoreline environments and their complexity. Studying such changes requires access to a vast wealth of knowledge that now, using computer tools, can be easily filed and circulated. The subjects considered include the modifications of the natural landscape due to human intervention, the consequent variations in the fauna, local monitoring work and the role of scientific institutions in environmental conservation. In this context, the natural science museums have a particular role in documenting the biological dynamics through bibliographic data, collections of evidence and database records: fundamental tools for interpreting the variations to the environment and to living beings.


Roberta Nalesso
Redazione Meetingvenice
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