2011 Summer School in Parma

The eleventh edition of the ULLA Summer School was hosted by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Università degli Studi di Parma, from July 2 to July 8, 2011.

Venue: Symposium at Starhotel du Parc, Viale Piacenza, 12/e in Parma

Course programme: Faculty of Pharmacy, University Campus, Viale delle Scienze in Parma.                       

You can go to the webpage of the Summer School here: Summer school home page

The ULLA Organizing Committee:
Flemming Steen Jørgensen
Anthony Smith
Nico Vermeulen
Jacqueline van Muijlwijk
Arthur Van Aerschot
Patrick Augustijns
Christine Vauthier
Mats Larhed
Marco Mor

The Local Organizing Committee:
Marco Mor (Chairman)
Paolo Colombo
Franco Bernini
Patrizia Santi
Gabriele Costantino
Ruggero Bettini
Elena Vidale
Michela Rossi

ACCOMMODATION: The PhD students were accommodated at Star Hotel Du Park

You can see the TIME SCHEDULE here:

July 4 – July 8:  Teaching activity at Faculty of Pharmacy, Campus

July 2:               Symposium at Star Hotel Du Park

                         Welcome buffet at Star Hotel Du Park

July 3:               City tour in the morning

                         Beach volley at campus in the afternoon

                         Dinner at Campus

July 6:               Live music at Campus

July 8:               Social dinner at Star Hotel Du Park

Free daily transportation by regular bus from Hotel to Campus  and return

Free transportation by bus from Hotel to Campus  and return during social events

Free lunch at “Podere La Grande”, campus

SYMPOSIUM: From Brain to Drugs and Back

The Symposium introduced the discovery of mirror neurons in cognitive neurosciences, and the recent advances in drug discovery and development that will impact on the understanding of CNS functions and on the use of medicines for brain diseases.

The mirror system. A neural mechanism for understanding others -
Giacomo Rizzolatti, Professor of Human Physiology - University of Parma

Reactivating endocannabinoid signaling as a therapeutic strategy - 
Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Pharmacology at University of California - Irvine and Research and Director at the Department of Drug Discovery and Development, Italian Institute of Technology

Nose to brain delivery of drugs - A mist in the air? -
Lisbeth Illum, CEO of Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Nottingham, UK