BEEP – Biology for human space exploration (Seasonal School)
The Seasonal School BEEP will offer an overview of specific topics of experimental biology and biomedicine in support of human exploration of space. With the dawn of commercial access and exploitation of space, the major space agencies including the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency are planning, with industrial support and investments, outposts for human crews to live and work in space. This course represents a unique opportunity to learn about how space exploration has provided experimental biology a new and unprecedented way to study life, and also will highlight the most compelling issues for a safe and productive inhabiting of space.
Multidisciplinary seminars and lecturers from Academia as well as from space agency and industry will introduce the most critical biomedical challenges to human space exploration. Topics include gravitational biology, with reference to molecular and cell biology for microgravity and hypergravity; physiology and chronobiology in extreme environments; ground simulations of microgravity; hybernation for long duration missions; a broad overview of life support systems: from robotics applied to telemedicine for remote medical interventions, production of vegetable foods, architectures for humans on celestial bodies, fertilization of extra-terrestrial soil. A site visit to Kayser Italia, srl (Livorno) will end the course, with demonstration of hardware and software for biology and physiology experiments in space missions.
40 hours, 4 ECTS, assessment test at the end of the School.
From 10-10-2022 to 14-10-2022
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa
For applying to this Seasonal School, please register HERE
Students enrolled in the EELISA partner Universities are waived from the enrolment fees. Travel and accommodation are not covered.