The Development of Bonding: integrating genes, behavior, and environment

Summit Italy-Japan
5 febbraio 2016
February 5th, 2016

Aula Magna, Palazzo Istruzione, Corso Bettini 84, Rovereto (TN)
h. 10:00-13:00


Human development is a complex process under the influence of myriad of factors. In order to fully grasp the nature of this process researchers have to establish comprehensive models of human development including both genetic and environmental factors, and importantly the interaction among them. In this symposium, thanks to the collaboration between the University of Trento (Italy) and the Nagasaki Medical School (Japan), speakers from multidisciplinary research fields including developmental psychology, neuroscience, and genetics are invited from Italy and Japan to talk about their cutting-edge research programs dedicated to this goal, promoting dialogue among researchers from different discipline and cultural background


This summit is open to everyone interested in it. Applications are not required.


10:00 - 10:10

Official Welcome Address
Paolo Collini - Rector of the University of Trento

10:10 – 10:40

Gene X Environment Interaction in Social Cognition Development
Hirokazu Doi, Kazuyuki Shinohara - Nagasaki University, Japan

10:40 - 11:10

Towards new predictive models from omics data: from deep sequencing to deep learning
Cesare Furlanello - Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Paola Venuti - University of Trento, Italy

11:10 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

Feeling the cry: Ultrasonic effects of infant cry on lactating mothers 
Simone Sulpizio - University of Trento, Italy
Hirokazu Doi - Nagasaki University, Japan
Gianluca Esposito - University of Trento, Italy and Nagasaki University, Japan
Kazuyuki Shinohara - Nagasaki University, Japan

12:00 - 12:30

Environmental contaminants and children's health: Sustainable Health Science for future generation
Chisato Mori, Hiroko Nakaoka, Satomi Shiga, Emiko Todaka - Chiba University, Japan

12:30 - 13:00

Stating The Three Universities (Chiba/Kanazawa/Nagasaki) Joint Graduate School of Advanced Preventive Medicine - Basic ideas and concepts
Hiroyuki Nakamura - Kanazawa University, Japan

Scientific Organizers

  • Gianluca Esposito, PhD - Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Italy
  • Kazuyuki Shinohara, PhD – Department of Neurology and Behavior, Medical School, Nagasaki University, Japan

Gianluca Esposito
gianluca.esposito [at]
abp.lab [at]
tel. +39 0464 80 8643


University of Trento        Nagasaki University


Chiba University           Kanazawa University



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