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Managing Board
President
Paolo Pinton
Professor of General Pathology
University of Ferrara
Dept. of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine Section of Pathology, Oncology and Experimental Biology
Via Fossato di Mortara 70 - 44121 Ferrara
phone +39 0532 455802 - fax +39 0532 455351
My lab studies calcium homeostasis and mitochondria involvement in different physio-pathological processes. The main research lines are:
i) Mitochondrial dysfunctions and diseases.
ii) Onco-regulators at the mitochondria associated membranes (MAMs)
iii) Molecular identity of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore
Treasurer
Sara Sigismund
Department of Oncology and Onco-Hematology, University of Milan and European Institute of Oncology
Via Adamello 16 - 20139 Milano
phone 02-574303285
Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms governing endocytosis and signaling of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and how their alteration contributes to cancer development.
Board Members
Claudio Brancolini
University of Udine
Medical and Biological Sciences
p.le Kobe 4 - 33100 Udine
phone +39 0432 494382 - fax +39 0432 494301
The biology of cell proliferation with particular emphasis on the definition and characterization of the anti-proliferative mechanisms, including the control of growth arrest and cell death.
Letizia Lanzetti
Candiolo Cancer Institute, FPO - IRCCS, Candiolo, Torino, Italy;
Department of Oncology, University of Torino Medical School, Torino, Italy.
Str. Provinciale 142 - 10060 Candiolo
phone 011 9933508

My research focuses on the crosstalk between endocytosis of oncogenic tyrosine kinase receptors and metabolic reprogramming in cancer cells.
Simona Paladino
University of Naples Federico II
Dept of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology
via Sergio Pansini, 5 - 80131 Napoli
phone 0817464574 - fax 081 7433308
My lab studies membrane trafficking in health and disease. Two main interests:
i) Role of endosomal trafficking in neurological disorders.
ii) Molecular mechanisms controlling the trafficking, membrane organization and functions of GPI-proteins in epithelial cells.
Giulia Piaggio
Regina Elena National Cancer Institute
Research, Diagnosis and Innovation Technologies
via Elio Chianesi 53 - 00144 Roma
phone +39 06 52662458
Transcriptional regulation of gene expression during cell proliferation, differentiation and transformation in living cells, tissues and animals in vivo.
Mouse models to follow biological processes by bioluminescence in vivo imaging (BLI) in living animals.
Eelco van Anken
Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele
via Olgettina 58 - 20132 Milano
phone 02 2643 6557
My lab is interested in how proteins mature in the secretory pathway & how the cell manages to adapt its secretory capacity according to need.