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Meeting "BCM & BIRS Scientists Around the World"


Il 22 Dicembre 2017 in aula Giudice della sez.Biologia Cellulare del Dipartimento si terrà il Meeting "BCM & BIRS Scientists Around the World": i giovani ricercatori cresciuti nei corsi di Laurea Magistrale di Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare (BCM) e Biotecnologie per l'Industria e la Ricerca Scientifica (BIRS) condividono la loro esperienza umana e scientifica maturata in ambienti internazionali.

scientists around the world

09:15 – 09:30 Opening remarks.

Session I: Microalgal biotechnology. Chair: Antonino Biundo.

09:30 – 09:45 Serena Lima: Human intrinsic factor expression for bioavailable vitamin B12 enrichment in microalgae.
Industrial Biotechnology Centre, School of Biosciences, University of Kent. Canterbury, UK.

09:45 – 10:00 Valeria Villanova: Isolation and characterization of microalgal strains from Sicily island.
Translational Access EMBRIC Program @ Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Palermo. Palermo, Italy.

Session II: Cellular biology. Chair: Simone Scilabra.

10:00 – 10:15 Antonino Zito: Prevalence, tissue-specificity and age-dependent heritability of skewed X-inactivation.
Department of Twin Research and Genetics Epidemiology, King’s College London. London, UK.

10:15 – 10:30 Gabriele Pizzolato: Analysis of innate immunity in bladder cancer.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University. Rozzano, Italy.
Cladibior, Policlinico Universitario Paolo Giaccone, University of Palermo. Palermo, Italy.

10:30 – 10:45 Alessandra Riggio: Investigating the role of RUNX1 in breast cancer.
Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. Glasgow, UK.

10:45 – 11:00 Andrea Attardi: Cellular trajectories of neuromesodermal progenitors during Zebrafish gastrulation.
Max Plank Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. Dresden, Germany.

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break.

Session III: Omic approaches for human health. Chair: Emilia Palazzotto.

11:30 – 11:45 Giuseppe Buda De CesareCandida proteomic responses to antifungals.
Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, UK.

11:45 – 12:00 Simone Scilabra: iRhom2: a new therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s disease.
Department of Neuroproteomics, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Technical University Munich. Munich, Germany.

Session IV: Industrial biotechnology. Chair: Fabrizio Miranda

12:00 – 12:15 Antonino Biundo: Enzyme engineering for polymer functionalization.
Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Tulln, Austria.

12:15 – 12:30 Emilia PalazzottoMetabolic engineering of Streptomycetes for secondary metabolite production.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. Technical University of Denmark. Lyngby, Denmark.

12:30 – 12:45 Fabrizio Miranda: From research to big pharma: a career path.
Medical Science Liason Oncology, Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Italia & Research Scientist, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.