The Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation comes from a legacy to the University of Turin of Annetta Cavalieri Ottolenghi, a noblewoman from Turin who lived for a long time in Rome.
Deeply affected by the tragedy of mental illnesses, of which she had examples in her family, Lady Cavalieri Ottolenghi decided to devote all her belongings to the University of Turin, with the clause - contained in her last will of November 17, 1957 - that the funds we re destined to the study of physical and chemical bases and treatment of mental insanity.
Following her death y, which took place May 5, 1958, it took many years to verify the real and personal properties of the will, to define the procedures and the arrangements of the transfer to the University of Turin and - not least - the use of the amount and its income.
The Executive Board of the University of Turin decided that a Foundation could best protect the last will of Annetta Cavalieri Ottolenghi. Therefore the Foundation was established, appointing as first President the Rector of the University of Turin Mario Umberto Dianzani, to whom the following Rectors of the University of Turin succeeded.
Events & Meetings
Our young researchers present their work to collegues. From January to December, every two weeks, on friday at 2:00 pm
Seminars Room, NICO
University of Turin, Italy
The Workshop is aimed at PhD students and young Postdocs with the goal to promote a thorough understanding of the functions of glial cells in health and disease. The program includes lectures on the newest conceptual advancements and methodological approaches in the study of glial cells in synaptic functions, development and CNS diseases.
Deadline for registration: December 23, 2019.