Alle radici dell’intelligenza, Prof Mancuso on Oggiscienza

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Can the plants inspire future technologies?

Let's get inspired by plants, they are just incredibly smart! here a post published by Aymard DE TOUZALIN Can the plants inspire future technologies? Sure! Plants are just incredibly smart: they adapt to the most adverse environmental conditions, they have unmatched drilling capabilities, they have a unique capacity to sense, they move and even communicate when facing threats… but the most fascinating is that they do it all without having a brain!

Prof. Mancuso @Euronews "Talking Plants"

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Piante e modernità, prof. Mancuso speakes at Museum of Nature South Tyrol

16.05.2014 Indirizzo: Museo di Scienze Naturali dell'Alto Adige, via Bottai 1, Bolzano - Ora: ore 20 Le piante sono organismi costruiti in maniera differente dagli animali. Ciò che nell'animale è concentrato, nella pianta è distribuito. L'animale è costretto a mangiare, la pianta produce cibo. L'animale è un individuo, la pianta no. La comunicazione, il comportamento, la soluzione dei problemi, segue nelle piante una via propria ed originale, risolutamente moderna. La prossima rivoluzione sarà basata sulla biologia e dalle piante arriveranno le soluzioni a numerosi nostri problemi anche di carattere tecnologico. Con Stefano Mancuso Stefano Mancuso si occupa di neurobiologia vegetale e insegna all'Università di Firenze. In lingua italiana. Ingresso libero

New video on plant communication @LINV

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Prof. Mancuso @ Internet of Everything Italian Forum 31.01.14

Prof. Mancuso's talk Il tema dell’Internet of Everything ha per Cisco una portata storica paragonabile alla profonda e irreversibile trasformazione che avvenne con la rivoluzione industriale. Sta già accadendo qualcosa di straordinario: a mano a mano che persone, nuovi processi, dati e cose potranno tra loro connettersi e interagire grazie alla rete, l’impatto sarà sempre più visibile e sempre più aziende potranno cogliere i benefici. Check the full program HERE

The New Yorker on plant intelligence

"The Intelligent Plant" written by Michael Pollan explores plant neurobiology. The new way of understanding plants. Read about the LINV and the work we are doing in the full paper on the New Yorkers "The Intelligent Plant" or download the PDF

"VERDE BRILLANTE, sensibilità e intelligenza del mondo vegetale" the book of Prof. Mancuso

Are plants intelligent life being? Starting from this simple question Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola lead the reader in an unusual and fascinating journey around the plant world. The authors clarify the ancient origin of certain stereotypes and reveal the hidden powers of plants. If you define intelligence as the capacity to solve problems, plants have a lot to teach us. Not only are they 'smart' in how they grow, adapt and thrive, they do it without neuroses. Verde brillante has been published by GIUNTI (only in Italian at the moment) the 20 March 2013. Prof. Mancuso will present the book Friday 19 April, at 16.00 at Villa Bardini (Costa San Giorgio 2, Firenze) hosted by the Italian Society of Horticulture.

Job opportunities @ LINV

The International Laboratory on Plant Neurobiology is looking for smart and motivated researchers in different fields of plant biology: cellular and structural biology, plant development, regulation and growth, environmental and stress physiology, plant tropisms and circadian rhythms, molecular biology, microbe-plant interaction, nutrition, bio-VOC, biomimetics, plant bio-mechanics and much more. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter stating their research interests and an abstract of their doctorate or graduation dissertation to: Please mention APPLICATION TO LINV in subject heading of the email.

2013 Plant Symposium of the SEB in Florence

Oxidative stress and cell death in plants: mechanisms and implications 26th - 28th June 2013 Florence, Italy The 2013 plant symposium will be entitled "Oxidative stress and cell death in plants: mechanisms and implications" and will take place from the 26th - 28th June 2013 at the Convitto della Calza, Florence, Italy. Research on oxidative stress and cell death in plants spans a wide range of disciplines, including stress physiology and biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, plant-pathogen interaction, systems biology and computational biology. The conference will assemble over 150 scientists and will consist of 4 sessions full of pioneering advances in major topics related to oxidative stress and cell death in plants. The conference will also devote particular emphasis to the contribution of a variety of model organisms and systems to our understanding of these important processes in plant biology. For more info: Check the official website of the event

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