Welcome to the Inner Ear Biology
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am delighted and honoured to welcome all of you to the 56th Workshop on Inner Ear Biology (IEB 2019) that will be held at the University of Padua from 7th to 10th September 2019.
The IEB Workshop will be preceded by a Symposium entitled “Hearing research: from history into the future”, a historical excursus on hearing improvements.
The IEB Workshop annually gathers our community of biologists and otolaryngologists for a fruitful debate on translational medicine, that is on how basic and applied research may help solving clinical problems.
The University of Padua is known for the spirit of freedom in cultural expression which encouraged students and professors to establish the University in 1222 and is conveyed by its motto: “Universa Universis Patavina Libertas”.
Notable scholars and professors of the University of Padua include Andrea Vesalio, Gabriele Falloppio, Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente, Gian Battista Morgagni, Antonio Vallisneri and Galileo Galilei.
The University of Padua takes pride in having established the first European botanical garden, the “Orto dei Semplici” (1545), the first permanent anatomical theatre in the world, the “Teatro Anatomico”(1595), and the first Italian University Library, the “Sala dei Giganti” (1629). Moreover, in 1678 the “Sacro Collegio dei filosofi e medici” (Holy University College of Philosophers and Physicians) awarded the first university degree in the world to a woman, the noble Venetian Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I welcome you all to IEB 2019 workshop in Padua and hope that more and more scientists and physicians will join our scientific community in the coming years.