Programme

MEET THE EXPERTS
All presentations in Italian language with German simultaneous translation

Participants will have the opportunity to meet leading scientists to learn about the power and limitation of precision medicine and how new therapeutic compounds are tested in the clinics to develop targeted treatments for cancer.

09.30
Registration
10.00
Welcome address
Prof. Stefan Schoeftner, PhD
10.15
Precision Medicine: Opportunities limits and new frontiers
Prof. Stefano Piccolo, PhD

Full professor for Molecular Biology at the University of Padova and head of research group of the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan. Professor Piccolo is a world leading cell biologist that made ground breaking contributions to the understanding of the biology of cancer cells. Most recent work revealed how cells translate physical and structural features of the environment and showed the relevance of cell mechanics in cancer.

10.40
Role and importance of clinical studies
Prof. Silvia Marsoni, M.D.

Director of the Precision Medicine Unit at the FPO-IRCSS Candiolo in Turin and head of a research group at the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan. Dr. Marsoni is an internationally renowned expert in the design of clinical studies that demonstrate the efficiency of new cancer therapies. Her work introduced new precision therapies for ovarian and metastatic colorectal cancer.

11.05
Dissecting tumor avatars in the laboratory: new therapies for precision cancer medicine
Prof. Stefan Schoeftner, PhD

Associate Professor at the University of Trieste, and Principle Investigator of the Genomic Stability Group at the Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Biotecnologie – Laboratorio Nazionale (LNCIB, Trieste). The research interest of Stefan Schoeftner has been focused on understanding key processes that impact on the stability and structure of telomeres and the cancer genome as well as the development of novel, patient derived cell-tools for cancer research.

12.00
Questions and discussions
IN-DEPTH SCIENTIFIC SEMINARS
All seminars in English language

In the afternoon session dedicated to experts, leaders in the field of precision medicine will present scientific talks on their latest findings in this emerging field of cancer research

13.30
Practicing precision oncology in colorectal cancer
Prof. Silvia Marsoni, M.D.
14.15
Cancer tissue biology
Prof. Stefano Piccolo, PhD
15.00
Perturbation biology for precision immuno-oncology
Prof. Zlatko Trajanoski, PhD

Full professor for Bioinformatics and head of a research group at Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Professor Trajanoski has made seminal contributions in deciphering the interaction between tumor and the patients’ immune system by using genomics and computational approaches. His work is fundamental for the design of immunotherapies an currently focusses on overcoming immunotherapy resistance of colorectal cancers.

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Speakers

 
Stefan Schoeftner
Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Biotecnologie – Laboratorio Nazionale CIB, Trieste

Associate Professor at the University of Trieste, and Principle Investigator of the Genomic Stability Group at the Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Biotecnologie – Laboratorio Nazionale (LNCIB, Trieste). The research interest of Stefan Schoeftner has been focused on understanding key processes that impact on the stability and structure of telomeres and the cancer genome as well as the development of novel, patient derived cell-tools for cancer research.

 
Silvia Marsoni
Candiolo Cancer Institute - FPO – IRCCS, Turin, Italy IFOM - FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

Director of the Precision Medicine Unit at the FPO-IRCSS Candiolo in Turin and head of a research group at the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan. Dr. Marsoni is an internationally renowned expert in the design of clinical studies that demonstrate the efficiency of new cancer therapies. Her work introduced new precision therapies for ovarian and metastatic colorectal cancer.

 
Stefano Piccolo
University of Padua IFOM - FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Padua, Italy

Full professor for Molecular Biology at the University of Padova and head of research group of the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan. Professor Piccolo is a world leading cell biologist that made ground breaking contributions to the understanding of the biology of cancer cells. Most recent work revealed how cells translate physical and structural features of the environment and showed the relevance of cell mechanics in cancer.

 
Zlatko Trajanoski
Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Full professor for Bioinformatics and head of a research group at Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Professor Trajanoski has made seminal contributions in deciphering the interaction between tumor and the patients’ immune system by using genomics and computational approaches. His work is fundamental for the design of immunotherapies an currently focusses on overcoming immunotherapy resistance of colorectal cancers.

Venue

MUSEO REVOLTELLA
Via Armando Diaz, 27, 34123 Trieste, Italia

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