The 2023 “Lombardy is Research” Prize has been awarded to Steven Rosenberg and Carl H. June for the development of immunotherapy with natural and genetically modified cells. Immunotherapy, one of the great successes of modern medicine, is the treatment of tumors with cells from the immune system of the patient, which go on to kill the tumor cells. Another form of immunotherapy, using monoclonal antibodies directed at so-called checkpoint inhibitors, removes the brakes on immune cells without needing to isolate them from the patient. A variable proportion of patients, depending on the tumor type, is completely cured with immunotherapy and does not relapse.
EVENTThe sixth edition of the Lombardy Region Research Day took place on November 8, 2023 at the renowned Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
The Day, established in memory of Umberto Veronesi on the anniversary of his passing, is dedicated to the role of sciences as the primary driver of development and improvement in living conditions in every field.
During the event, the International "Lombardy is Research" Award in the field of life sciences, worth 1 million euros, will be presented. This year, it is dedicated to "Innovative Models of Care, Therapy, and Prevention."
Furthermore, the ceremony will also award the best innovations by high school students on the theme of
"Apps and Tools for Prevention and the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles."
PAOLO FRESU, trumpet, flugelhorn, effects
FRIDA BOLLANI MAGONI, piano
ATTILIO FONTANA, President of Regione Lombardia
ANNA MARIA BERNINI, Minister of University and Research
The Seeds of Tomorrow:
Umberto Veronesi's Legacy
Lombardia: From Ideas to Innovations
ALESSANDRO FERMI, Assessor for University, Research, and Innovation Regione Lombardia
The Human Face
of the Future Cities
CARLO RATTI, Architect and Urban Planner
Fostering Research Growth
Always in step with the future
International Lombardy is Research Award
Prize Award Ceremony to the Winners
DR. STEVEN A. ROSENBERG
DR. CARL H. JUNE
Correspondent and Columnist for Corriere della Sera
Will be present at the ceremony
Director of Corriere della Sera