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(VELINO) Roma, 25 Feb - The Italian Ambassador to London,Pasquale Terracciano, attended a series of meetings organisedby the University of Cambridge to promote Italian studies. Healso visited Fitzwilliam Museum, where two bronzes on loan haverecently been attributed to Michelangelo. He visited thelanguage department to meet Italian academics, students andresearchers in Italian studies who presented their research anda lesson on Italian for beginners. The visit is part of aprogramme the embassy promotes to support Italian universityacademics and researchers in the United Kingdom, particularlyat the prestigious university in Cambridge. Earlier this month

(VELINO) Roma, 25 Feb - The Italian Ambassador to London,Pasquale Terracciano, attended a series of meetings organisedby the University of Cambridge to promote Italian studies. Healso visited Fitzwilliam Museum, where two bronzes on loan haverecently been attributed to Michelangelo. He visited thelanguage department to meet Italian academics, students andresearchers in Italian studies who presented their research anda lesson on Italian for beginners. The visit is part of aprogramme the embassy promotes to support Italian universityacademics and researchers in the United Kingdom, particularlyat the prestigious university in Cambridge. Earlier this monththe ambassador visited the European Bioinformatics Institute atCambridge University, a pioneering department started by theEuropean Molecular Biology Institute. It runs research groupsand provides services such as biological data and tools toinvestigate the genome. He also met Dame Janet Thornton,director of the European Bioinformatics Institute; NiklasBlomberg, director of Elixir (a European group onbioinformatics) and professor Graziano Pesole, director of theIstituto Ibbe of the Italian National Research Council. Thediplomat discussed Italian participation in the project. Healso visited the Astrophysics Institute of the Square KilometreArray Project, an international radio-astronomy project. vel.