Outreach activities

One of the main goals of ENABLE is to bring science closer to society through a series of educational activities that will be held across Milan.

Our outreach activities will partially take place on the days prior to the symposium and will be tailored specifically towards the general public.

Activities for schools

To give young students a glance into biomedical research, we will provide primary and high school students with an interactive lesson.

Primary school students will get their first-hand experience on the work of a scientist and they will playfully learn about science and in particular about the microbes’ world.

High school students, instead, will have the opportunity to dive deeper into biomedical sciences. They will join a virtual tour in the scientific laboratory and they will have a chance to be scientists for one day, by performing some simple guided experiments. They will then have the possibility to ask questions and curiosities about scientific research and career.

Activities for the general public

Cross-disciplinary Session

We will organize a public discussion about Creativity importance in our everyday life and, in particular, how science and creativity are often two sides of the same coin.

Is any artistic creation the result of one’s imagination and flair or does it require method and scientific rigor? How much science lies behind the art? And how much fancy and genius behind the science?

Those are the questions we want to discuss together with the general public in a dynamic event with speakers coming from different fields. The final goal of the whole event is of course to offer people a different point of view on science and on scientist life.

Ask the Scientist

We will bring the community closer to science, by giving them the opportunity to interact, in an informal contest, with professional scientists.

We’ve developed a virtual event in which people will have the chance to approach the Neuroscience frontiers, from the recent discoveries in the neurogenomics and brain development, to the new biomedical artificial intelligence applications.

At the end of the plenary session, attendees will have the opportunity to directly talk with the scientist during online speed-dates.

Pub Talks

10 minute talks of mind-blowing science, still at the PC, but with a beer!

In the evening, there will be organized a series of online pub talks performed by young scientists.

International PhD students and Postdocs taking part in the ENABLE conference will share their work with the general public in a short, entertaining and easy-to-grasp manner. The best performances will be chosen by the public and awarded prizes.

Talks will be held in English, as well as in Italian language.