Chirality: from biology to pharmaceutical and nanomaterials

July 28th - August 3rd, 2024

Aim & Scope

The School will be dedicated to the introduction and in-depth analysis of both theoretical and experimental topics concerning chirality and is dedicated to both simple listeners and doctoral students. Therefore, it plays the twofold role of congress and school: a place of meeting and discussion between different generations of researchers. The event is characterized by a very informal and relaxing atmosphere with lessons in the morning and terrace/poolside discussions in the afternoon, plus two social tours to the Aeolian Islands (one tour includes social dinner + dancing).



  • Alessandro D'Urso, University of Catania, Italy
  • Lorenzo Di Bari, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Roberto Purrello, University of Catania, Italy

Travel and accommodation

The conference room (located at Hotel Giardino sul Mare, Via Maddalena, Lipari) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. In addition, special areas are reserved for students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina, and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).


Two kinds of participants are welcome.

Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon coursework and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives the right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.

Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.

The registration fee is 600 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events, and coffee breaks. Late registration is 700 €.   
Early registration applications can be submitted up to April 30th, 2024. Late registrations will be accepted up to June 21st, 2024

Applicants must include an updated link to an official website.  In case of cancellation after fee payments, a 30% penalty will be applied. Regarding credit card payments, processing fees cannot be reimbursed. Payment must be received as soon as possible, no later than June 27th, 2024. Only wire transfers or credit card payments can be accepted.