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Mark your Calendar!

yITAMIC meeting on 12 and 13 September 2024 – stay tuned for updates!

Our Aim

yITAMIC has one big goal: connecting the Italian community of early stage imaging scientists to foster collaboration between labs and groups.

Our dream is to become one big family which shares experience, tools, and a passion for science. This approach will promote the development of careers of early career scientists in the field of molecular imaging and will also lead to a strong Italian representation in the broader, international ESMI community – we invite all Italian early career scientists and Italians working abroad to participate!

Our Main Objectives

  • To gather the early career molecular imaging community in Italy, create a proactive national network, and provide a supportive platform for sharing knowledge and experiences.
  • To offer a very easy entry point for MSc, PhD, and (early) postDocs into the imaging science community.
  • To offer an overview of the research activities in the field of molecular imaging in Italy.
  • To foster scientific collaborations between different laboratories.
  • To attract members to the ESMI in order to contribute to and strengthen the international imaging science community.

yITAMIC Leadership & Founding Members

  • Eleonora Cavallari, University of Torino (Chair)
  • Francesca La Cava, Bracco Imaging S.p.A. (Chair)
  • Pietro Bontempi, University of Verona (Co-Chair)
  • Martina Capozza, University of Torino (Co-Chair)
  • Valentina Brancato, IRCCS SYNLAB SDN and University of Napoli (Secretary)
  • Sabrina Elkhanoufi, University of Torino (Social media manager)
  • Rebecca Rizzo, University of Torino (Social media manager)
  • Sebastiano Micocci, University of Torino (Graphic designer)
  • Sandra Albanese, Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging
  • Sara Camorali, University of Piemonte Orientale
  • Antonella Carella, Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging
  • Valeria Cerina, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Lorena Consolino, Aachen University
  • Gianluca Destro, University of Torino
  • Francesca Garello, University of Torino
  • Marco Iannone, Fondazione Tecnomed-University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Dario Longo, Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging
  • Serena Monti, Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging
  • Elisa Pirotta, University of Torino
  • Paolo Rainone, San Raffaele Scientific Institute
  • Serena Rizzuti, University of Torino


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You are an ESMI member already? Just log-in to your ESMI member portal, select “edit your membership details” and sign-in to any set of yESMI Group you are interested in.

Not a member yet?

Proceed to the Member Portal and register – it is just 20€/anno for MSc and PhD students.

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