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

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

Micro and nanotechnologies in cancer diagnostics and therapy

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Monday, 11th January

14:00 - 14:30 opening M. Anderle and C. Pederzolli


TUTORIAL: improving the understanding of cancer

14:30 - 15:30 P. Gasparini: "Understanding the molecular bases of complex traits: from basic research to therapy" (pdf)

15:30 - 16:30 A. Quattrone: "Lost in translation: mRNA fate and the hidden dimension of signature and biomarker discovery in cancer" (pdf)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00 M. Colombatti : "Tumors and immune system:  how to exploit immune-medieted mechanisms to target tumors and their microenviroment" (pdf)

18:00 - 19:00 G.P.Tonini "OMICS  profiling and prognostic significance in cancer  " (pdf)


19:00 Welcome party


Tuesday, 12th January


8:30 - 9:30 M. Gion "Cancer biomarkers in the clinical practice: state of the art and future directions" (pdf)

9:30 - 10:30 F. Bussolino: "Biomarkers and surrogate end-points in anti-angiogenic therapies:a paradigmatic example for targeted drugs" (pdf)

10:30 - 11:15 G. Scoles: "Protein surface chemistry: measuring dissociation constants, enzyme reactions and protein-protein interactions"  

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15 G. Scoles: "large scale proteomics with a very small number of cells for Point of Care diagnostics purposes"


16:00 - 16:45 A.Cuppoletti (Molecular Stamping ): "DNA Microarray: a Versatile Tool for Research and Diagnostics" (pdf)

16:45 - 17:30 F. Uggeri ( Bracco): "In vivo Diagnostic Imaging: from Contrast Media to Molecular Probes" (pdf)

17:30 - 18:15 M. Boamfa (Philips): "Fluorescence Detection for Immunoassays and DNA sensing - from optical table to miniaturized biosensor devices" (pdf)

18:15 - 19:00 G. Fassina (Xeptagen): "Biochip for Hepatocellular Carcinoma" (pdf)


20:30 - 22:30 LATEMAR Meeting


Wednesday, 13th January


8:30 - 9:30 A. Diaspro: "Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy" (pdf)

9:30 - 10:30 A. Bravin: "Brain tumour radiotherapy with synchrotron radiation" (pdf)

10:30 - 12:30 P. Netti: "Delivery of nanoparticles to solid tumors: implication for therapy and diagnosis" (pdf)

Coffee break


16:30 - 17:15 M.Morpurgo: "Avidin Nucleic Acids Nano Assembled Systems: novel multipotent tools in biomedicine from a two-fold nature-driven self-assembly" (pdf)

17:15 - 18:15 Ellis-Behnke: "Using self-assembled nanomaterials to delay the formation of metastatic cancer cell colonies in vitro" (pdf
18:15 - 19:00 Nicolò Manaresi (Silicon Biosystems - Bologna)


20:00 Social dinner

Thursday, 14th January


8:30 - 10:00 M. Ponzoni: "Vasculature-targeted nano-technology: a novel anti-tumour therapeutic strategy" (pdf)

10:00 - 11:00 S. Krol: "Polycations in cancer diagnostics and therapy. A novel approach" (pdf)  

11:00 - 12:00 B. Fubini: "Nanotoxicology: the dark side of the employment of nanoparticles in medicine" (pdf)

Coffee break



20:00 - 22:00 Poster Session


Friday, 15th January


8:30 - 9:10 C.Graiff/E.Vattemi: "Target Therapy"  

9:10 - 9:50 M. Amichetti: "Proton Therapy" (pdf)

9:50 - 10:35 P. Coser: "Micro-methods in Chronic Lymphocitic Leukaemia and Multiple Myeloma" (pdf)

10:35 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 P. Coser: "Target therapy in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma"(pdf)

11:30 - 12:10 M.Barbareschi/S.Fasanella: "Tissue biobanks: a resource for research and a wealth of society" (pdf)

12:10 - 13:00 Closing lecture: L. Luzzatto






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