On October 20th, at the Award Ceremony of the XV Prize ITWIIN, during the Conference ”Synergy between research, industry and society: women promoters of innovation“ at the Assolombarda of Monza and Brianza, an honorable mention went to Dr. Erika Ponzini for her research on human tears. ITWIIN, The Italian Association of Women Inventors and Innovators, is an Italian women’s association which acts in the field of invention and innovation, both autonomously and in collaboration with other entities.
COMiB participated in the Optometry Symposium of the 109th National Congress of the Italian Physical Society in Fusciano – Salerno (11-15 September) with the following oral communications:
Silvia Tavazzi (invited speaker)
Surface wetting and friction of Kalifilcon A, a novel silicone-hydrogel contact lens.
On 1st June, Fabrizio Zeri presented three papers as invited speaker at the CSO Annual Conference held at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence (It). The papers were titled: “Open field aberrometry: a wide look into the future”, “Enhancing the tear film assessment: the Dry Eye Report”, and “Is automatic NIBUT reliable?”.
This year the Italian Physical Society organizes its 108th National Congress in Milan (12-16 September). Within the framework of Applied physics, a symposium on optometry has been organized (15 September) with the following program:
Chair: Barbieri M., Università di Roma Tre
Tavazzi S., Does blue-violet filtering affect contrast sensitivity?
Pitarresi Giannone C., Analisi vettoriale dell’astigmatismo: Confronto tra refrazione oggettiva aberrometrica e refrazione soggettiva.
Cozza F., Ocular involvement occurs frequently at all stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Preliminary experience in a large Italian cohort.
Grasso P.A., Viewing distance and character size in the use of smartphone in presbyopic and non-presbyopic individuals.
Rolandi R., Differences in contrast sensitivity measurement with letters and gratings.
Colandrea C., Optometria di genere: Dalla geometria retinica alla percezione tridimensionale.
Santacatterina S., Dalla psicofisica del colore alla prevenzione.
Natali L., Le lenti filtranti e la percezione dei colori.
Chair: Sassella A., Università di Milano Bicocca
Boccardo L., Teleoptometria: Stato dell’arte e prospettive future.
Erculei A., Capturing correlations in vision parameters by artificial neural networks.
Spaziani N., Accuratezza e precisione di un frontifocometro basato sul sistema di Hartmann.
Chair: Bussa M.P., Università di Torino
Zeri F., Brain correlates of adaptation to multifocal contact lenses.
Valentina V., Comparison of visual performance of dual focus contact lenses for myopia control vs. single vision contact lenses.
Rizzo G., Visual performance with an extended depth of focus contact lens for myopia control and corneal topography in assessing lens centration.
Miglio F., The effects of smoking on the tear film and on soft contact lenses.
Martino M., Analisi tribometrica della superficie di Lenti a Contatto.
Ponzini E., Lactoferrin as a biomarker of ocular diseases and contact lens discomfort.
Ruffato G., Photochromic contact lenses: Optical analysis and visual effects of their transition dynamics.
Chair: Gurioli M., Università di Firenze
Ruffato G., Haidinger’s brushes: Perceiving the polarization of light via an entoptic phenomenon.
Giusti S., Measurement of tear volume using Strip Meniscometry: Two procedures compared.
Ponzini E., Single-tear proteomics for noninvasive biomarker discovery and precision medicine.
Duse A., Tear-based vibrational spectroscopy for noninvasive biomarker discovery in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Frisani M., Valutazione della densitometria corneale da immagini tomografiche in occhi normali e con cheratocono.
Erika Ponzini’s abstract entitled ” Single-tear proteomics: a feasible approach to precision medicine” has been selected by the organizing committee for an oral communication at the 8th International Caparica Conference on Analytical Proteomics 2022, a meeting organized on July 18-21 in Caparica (Portugal).
Erika Ponzini presented a poster entitled ” Mass spectrometry-based proteomics of human tears for noninvasive biomarker discovery and precision medicine” at Young Biochemists in Lombardy, a meeting supported by the Società italiana di biochimica e biologia molecolare on June 20 in Milano.
Erika Ponzini‘s abstract entitled “Mass spectrometry-based proteomics of human tears for noninvasive biomarker discovery and precision medicine” has been selected by the organizing committee for an oral communication at Giovani e Spettrometria di massa, a meeting organized by the Italian Society of Mass Spectrometry (IMaSS) on June 15 in Torino.
The University of Milan-Bicocca establishes, with the sponsorship of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the Young Talents Award intended for researchers under 36 years. The Young Talents Award is a multidisciplinary award aims to recognize the quality, originality and impact of the scientific production of researchers and encourage their training through international mobility actions.
In 2020, Erika Ponzini, who holds a type A Research Grant, won the 3rd prize for her interesting research activities for characterization of aerogels of galactomannans extracted from leguminous plants.
In 2021, she won the 3rd prize for her studies on human tear proteins by advanced mass spectrometry techniques and on the characterization of aerogels potentially useful for therapy.
For more information about the Young Talents Award 2020 and 2021