School on “Chirality: from biology to pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials”

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Dear Friends,

It is our great pleasure announce the first edition of School on “Chirality: from biology to pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials”, which will be held in the magnificent scenario of Lipari, in the Aeolian Islands from 28 July to 3 August 2024. 

The School will be dedicated to the introduction (the origin of molecular and supramolecular chirality and their experimental determination) and in-depth analysis of both theoretical and experimental topics and is dedicated to both simple listeners and doctoral students. Therefore, the School plays the twofold role of congress and school: a place of meeting and discussion between different generations of researchers. The event will be characterized by a very informal and relaxing atmosphere with sessions in the morning and terrace/poolside discussions in the afternoon, plus two social tours to the Aeolian Islands (one tour includes social dinner + dancing).


The registration fee is €550 for registrations by March 15th, after this date the registration will be €600. Registrations are open till 30 June. The fee will cover teaching materials, bus from Catania airport to Milazzo + Milazzo-Lipari hydrofoil and (at the end of school) the return to Catania airport, social events and coffee breaks.


The school foresees the participation of both:

– Students: participants who should take afternoon courses and take a final exam (grades will be assigned following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives the right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any doctorate plan.


– Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.


The headquarters of the School will be the Hotel Giardino sul mare (

The web site of the School is:


See you in Lipari!





The organizing Committee


Alessandro D’Urso (

Lorenzo Di Bari

Roberto Purrello

Professor of Biochemistry

Dept Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences

School of Medicine, University of Florence

Viale Morgagni 50-50134