Listen to podcasts of speeches from the past edition:
Winter School in Biotechnology 8th edition
17-21 January 2022 – Digital on-line edition
  • Prof. Isak Sakkie Pretorius from Macquarie University (AU)
    “Reinventing yeast genomes as a novel framework for engineering the next generation industrial strains”
  • Prof. Pier Luigi Gentili from University of Perugia (IT)
    “Introduction to the Investigation of Complex Systems.” 
  • Prof. Pasquale Stano from University of Salento (IT)
    “Semi-synthetic minimal cells: from the origins of life to synthetic biology.”
  • Dr. Diego Sona from Italian Institute of Technology (IT)
    “Complexity and Artificial Intelligence.”
  • Prof. Juan Perez-Mercader from Harvard University (USA)
    “What is life? Making non-biochemical life in the laboratory.”
  • Prof. Karolien De Bosscher from Ghent University (BE)
    “Glucocorticoid receptor biology: work in progress.”
  • Prof. Raffaella Molteni  from University of Milan (IT)
    “The stressed brain: a complex affair.”


  • Dr. Lia Chappel from Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK)
    “Layers of genomics technologies to find the past and future of single cells.”
  • Prof. Daniel Segrè  from Boston University (USA)
    “Metabolic competition and cooperation in microbial communities.”
  • Prof. Assunta Morresi from University of Perugia (IT)
    “Introduction to the governance of complexity.”
  • Prof. Marco Moschini from University of Perugia (IT)
    “Governance of complex systems.”
  • Prof. Martí Manyalich from Donation & Transplantation Institute Foundation (ES)
    “The organ and tissue transplantation system.”
  • Prof. Florian Bauer from Stellenbosch University (ZA)
    “How to better exploit complex microbial ecosystems in biotechnology: Wine fermentation as a model.”
  • Prof. Pier Luigi Gentili, Prof. Gianluigi Cardinali, Prof. Claudio Santi, Prof. Ann Mutvei Berrez, Prof. Tomas Kjellqvist and Dr. Dario Bavicchi.
    “Presentation of the CoSy Thinking project”.
The WSB 2021 presents the Round Table on Biotechnology and Society: «La Complessità dalla fisica alla biologia».


  • Prof. Luca Gammaitoni  from University of Perugia (IT)
  • Prof. Cornelius Gross from European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Rome (IT)
  • Prof. Fulvio Mavilio from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)

Modera:  Prof. Pier Luigi Gentili  from University of Perugia (IT)