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Alp Nano Bio International School 2
January 11-15, 2010, Sterzing (Vipiteno) Bozen, Italy

Micro and nanotechnologies in cancer diagnostics and therapy


LATEMAR (Laboratorio di Tecnologie Elettrobiochimiche Miniaturizzate per l'Analisi e la Ricerca) Provincia Autonoma di Trento Università degli Studi di Trieste CIBIO - Centro Interdipartimentale per la Biologia Integrata Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia Politecnico di Torino Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Biofisica


The International Winter School on Nano and Biotechnology is promoted by LATEMAR (, a Centre of Excellence merging and coordinating basic research related to the development of micro and nano-devices and sensors for genomic and post-genomic.
Important proponents are also represented by some Institutions of the Province of Trento involved in biomedical research activities:
FBK , Molecular Stamping , CiBio Università di Trento
ATreP-Provincial Agency for Proton Therapy, Trento ,     CNR-IBF .

The 2nd edition of the Winter School is focused on *Micro and  nanotechnologies applied to cancer research, diagnostics and therapy*.


Currently, there is a lot of research going on to design novel devices capable of early detection of cancer cells, locating precisely them within the body and delivering anti-cancer drugs. This school will provide a state of art training across these nanomedicine major areas.
The lectures will be accessible to PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and others interested in this newly emerging interdisciplinary field. Fruitful, open and interactive discussions of case-studies are planned to provide students with an advanced working knowledge.
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to present their research work in the form of poster.


Fruitful, open and interactive discussions of case-studies are planned to provide students with an advanced working knowledge.
Aim of the school is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary communications, with contributions from science and industry.


• DIAGNOSTICS (bio-markers and nanotech solutions)
• DIAGNOSTICS and IMAGING (molecular imaging and nano-devices for cancer detection)
• THERAPY (liposome drug delivery and nano-systems for tumor-targeted drug)
• NEW FRONTIERS OF CANCER THERAPY (protontherapy, target therapy, hematology, …)


Confirmed speakers and abstract

M. Amichetti (ATreP-Provincial Agency for Proton Therapy, Trento, Italy)    download abstract
M. Barbareschi/S. Fasanella ( S.S. Patologia Molecolare U.O. Anatomia Patologica S. Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy) download abstract
R. Ellis-Behnke (University of Hong Kong and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)   download abstract
M. Boamfa (Molecular Diagnostic Group, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands) download abstract
A. Bravin ( ID17 - Bio-medical Beamline ESRF Grenoble FRANCE)   download abstract
F. Bussolino (Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, University of Turin, Italy)    download abstract
M. Colombatti (Department of Pathology, Section of Immunology, University of Verona, Italy)   download abstract
P. Coser (Emeritus Head of  Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Division, Hospital Bolzano)  download abstract
A. Cuppoletti ( CTO Molecular Stamping Labs, Trento, Italy)     download abstract
A. Diaspro (LAMBS-MicroScoBio, University of Genoa & Italian Institute of Technology, Italy) download abstract
G. Fassina (Xeptagen S.p.a. - Life Nanotechnology - Life Biotechnology, Venice, Italy)     download abstract
B. Fubini (Department of Chemistry IFM University of Turin, Italy)  download abstract
P. Gasparini (University of Trieste /IRCCS Burlo Garofalo Italy)   download abstract
M. Gion ( Centro Regionale Specializzato Biomarcatori,Dipartimento di Patologia Clinica, AULSS 12 Veneziana)  download abstract 
C. Graiff/E. Vattemi (Oncology Department,  Hospital Bolzano, Italy)   download abstract
S. Krol (laboratory for Nanodiagnostics, drug delivery and analysis CBM S.c.r.l. Trieste, Italy)  download abstract
L. Luzzatto ( Istituto Toscano Tumori (ITT), Florence, Italy)
N. Manaresi (Silicon Biosystems - Bologna, Italy)
M. Morpurgo (University of Padova)  download abstract
P. Netti ( University of Napoli, Italy)   download abstract
M. Ponzoni ( Laboratory of Oncology, Institute G. Gaslini Genoa Italy )    download abstract
A. Quattrone (Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Italy)   download abstract
G. Scoles (International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)/Elettra, Trieste Italy)  download abstract
G.P.Tonini ( Translational Pediatric Oncology,  National Cancer Research Institute, Genoa, Italy)  download abstract
F. Uggeri ( Bracco S.p.a. Ivrea, Italy)    download abstract

Abstract and Poster sessions

Participants who intend  to present a poster should submit an abstract before the 8th of January.
The template in word (.doc) for the abstract can be downloaded at the following link (Abstract Template).
The poster size should be about: 120 cm height, 90 cm width.


Founded by the Fugger family, the historic town of Sterzing today charms its visitors with a combination of medieval flair and modern charm. Nestled between the nearby villages of Freienfeld and Pfitsch, Sterzing is a sparkling jewel in the heart of a stunning landscape dominated by untouched alpine meadows and forests, traditional mountain huts and impressive glaciers. Sterzing is a perfect example of how town and country can merge and complement each other in the most wonderful way.

The program will be structured to allow free time in the afternoon (snow-time) and lectures with timetabled events in the morning, late afternoon and evening.

click in some photos of landscape around Sterzing during winter 2008




  • link Hotel Ristorante Lilie   Phone: +39 0472 760063    Fax: +39 0472 762749      eMail:
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For the reservations, the participants could contact contact Ms Karin at Tourist information of Sterzing:+39 0472 765325 or

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