When: 21-28 September 2024
Where: Ā I.S.E.O. Institute, Italy

The I.S.E.O. Institute and the University of Brescia are partnering to promote theĀ Nanochemistry Camp, an international residential summer school aimed at masterā€™s and doctoral students in chemistry and allied fields, where nanochemistry plays a key role.
The course delivers top-tier, cutting-edge insights on pivotal topics in nanochemistry, by featuring an original and innovative format that brings together students and globally renowned experts in (nano)chemistry, including Nobel laureates, in a comfortable and informal environment at one of the most beautifulĀ campsitesĀ overlookingĀ Lake Iseo.

The educational program includes 3-hour classes with each professor, consisting of about 1.5 hours of lecture followed by an equal amount of time for discussion. Additionally, the program incorporates community-building activities where students have the opportunity to engage with professors and each other regarding their research activities and future projects. To promote this interaction, poster pitch presentations, team-building activities, trekking, and responsible tourism outings are scheduled.
Nanochemistry deals with the fundamental aspects of nanotechnology, straddling the boundaries of physics, chemistry, and biology. Nanotechnology is the science and technology of objects that have an intermediate size between larger molecules and the smallest structures we are currently able to manufacture; it is the science of objects with dimensions ranging from a few nanometers to hundreds of nanometers (1 nm is one billionth of a meter).

Nanochemistry has profound implications, encompassing both technological advancements and sustainable development. For instance, it has diverse effects on society, particularly in the electronics and energy sectors, resulting in the creation of compact, efficient devices and the advancement of battery technologies. Moreover, it has revolutionized medicine by facilitating targeted drug delivery and early disease detection through highly sensitive sensors. Additionally, nanochemistry significantly contributes to environmental sustainability by aiding in the removal of pollutants from water and air purification, as well as reducing resource consumption and environmental impact in material production.

The application form can be found on the Istituto I.S.E.O website. Deadline to apply is the 10th of June 2024 (soft deadline), although early application is highly recommended as places are limited. Applicants shall be Masterā€™s and doctoral students, and young post-doctoral researchers.
Admission is subject to selection by the Scientific Committee, based on the abstract of the scientific contribution, motivation letter, and CV.

The Nanochemistry Campā€™s fee amounts to 2.200 Euro: however, we award talented students partial scholarships amounting to 1.200 Euro (each), so that the fee can be reduced to 1.000 Euro.
Full scholarships are not available.

The fee includes:

*participation to all the lectures organized during the Camp;
*speakersā€™ slides and presentations;
*attendance certificate (hard copy);
*7 nights accommodation in Exclusive mobile homes at the 5 star camping Campeggio del Sole (21- 28 September 2024)
*7 days full board treatment (breakfasts, lunches and dinners included) at the Camping and occasionally also in some other typical Italian restaurants and pizzerias;
*participation to the gala dinner with speakers, sponsors and local institutions;
*participation to leisure time activities (i.e: wine tasting, kayak, guided tours);
*participation to local trips;
*local transportation within the area.

Please note that accommodation is provided in Exclusive mobile homes, each of them accommodating a total of 4 participants in 2 different (shared) twin rooms. Single rooms are available upon requests and with an extra charge.

The Nanochemistry Camp is organized by theĀ University of BresciaĀ and theĀ I.S.E.O. Institute, a non-profit cultural association founded in 1998 by prof. Franco Modigliani (Nobel Laureate in Economics 1985) andĀ now chaired by prof. Michael Spence. The course, whose scientific directors are prof. Laura Depero and Paolo Bergese (both professors at the University of Brescia) is promoted in cooperation with INSTM (National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology) and with CSGI (Center for Colloid and Surface Science).

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