ADAMAS SCIENZA is a no-profit association founded in 2012 in order to inherit and give continuity to the successful educational program running at the Italian Outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo (Rome). The co-founders of the association are in fact the same team members that established in 2007 the science education facility at EMBL Monterotondo in collaboration with the Headquarter in Germany within the ELLS (European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences), group. As of the beginning of 2013 the educational activities run at the EMBL Monterotondo have been completely absorbed and carried on by the association ADAMAS SCIENZA within the Research Campus A. Buzzati Traverso, where the Institute of Cellular Biology and Neurobiology of the CNR is also based.
Tommaso Nastasi – graduated in Biological Sciences and received his PhD in Cellular and Developmental Biology at University of Palermo in 1999. His scientific research has focused on Skeletal Muscle Biology and Diseases, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis (USA, 1999 – 2005) and EMBL Monterotondo (Italy, 2005 – 2009). From 2009 to 2012 he has been science education officer at the EMBL Monterotondo within the ELLS group. As of 2012 he is co-founder and Education Officer at Adamas Scienza.
Rossana De Lorenzi – graduated at the Federico II University of Naples in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies and in 2006 received her PhD in Molecular Biology at the EMBL in Monterotondo. Her research project focused on the study of central nervous system diseases. She joined the ELLS Team in 2007 and established an educational programme for science teachers at the EMBL Monterotondo Outstation that lasted until 2013.
As of 2012 she is co-founder and Education Officer at Adamas Scienza.