THE TWO-YEAR PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE IBSA FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND THE TRENTO SCIENCE MUSEUM AIMS TO SUPPORT PROJECTS AIMED AT PROMOTING SCIENCE THROUGH A SERIES OF EVENTS.
MUSE is one of the most important science museums in Europe with almost 500,000 visitors a year and a unique example of institution dedicated to scientific dissemination and cultural promotion, with collaborations with over 200 institutes and universities around the world.
Through this partnership, the Foundation participated last September 18th in the meeting “MUSE a tutto libro,” an event where the presentation of recently published books was the opportunity to address contemporary scientific and social issues of public interest with the authors.
Andrea Grignolio, guest of the IBSA Foundation as author of the book titled “Storie sui Vaccini,” (Stories About Vaccines), part of the series “I ragazzi di Pasteur,” dealt with these important issues together with Pier Luigi Lopalco and Patrizia Famà, the meeting’s moderator.
Vaccines were the subject of the meeting: the history of the struggle between humans and microbes began with the birth of the first civilisations and, during the 20th century, witnessed a decisive change thanks to global vaccination campaigns. Improving hygiene conditions and lifestyles alone would not be enough to defeat scourges such as smallpox or poliomyelitis. Lopalco and Grignolio helped to better understand what vaccines are, how they work and how safe they are, and not to give in to microbes or no-vaxxers!