Announcement

Dear meeting attendee,
I am glad to announce that during the meeting "The furure of cancer therapy: the genome editing era", the AICC board will award n.2 travel grants of a 500 €-value each to the best posters presented by a young investigator (younger than 35), who is also the first author.

In addition, Euroclone SpA, Milan, will award n.2 lab reagent vouchers of a 500-value each, according to the same criteria described above.

If you meet these requirements, please send an email to aicc.umg[at]unicz.it.

Good Luck!

Maria Teresa Di Martino
Meeting organizer


VAUTAZIONE MEETING, ISTITUTO ORTOPEDICO RIZZOLI, BOLOGNA, 11 MAGGIO 2017

L’11 maggio scorso si è tenuto con successo presso l’Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli a Bologna il convegno “La figura dello scienziato nella contemporaneità: viaggio nell’immagine sociale e mediatica”. Il meeting, supportato dall’Associazione Italiana Colture Cellulari, si è focalizzato sull'analisi della costruzione e della percezione dello scienziato come figura pubblica.

Organizzato dalla Dottoressa Katia Scotlandi, Presidente dell’associazione e Responsabile  del CRS-Sviluppo di Terapie Biomolecolari dell’Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, l’evento si è  svolto in un clima interattivo e dialogico e ha riscosso notevole apprezzamento da parte dei  professionisti che vi hanno partecipato.

L’iniziativa, ritenuta stimolante e formativa, ha suscitato curiosità e interrogativi nei  presenti, che hanno espresso l’interesse di approfondire maggiormente le tematiche trattate.

Particolarmente apprezzato il materiale didattico utilizzato, caratterizzato da slides, video e filmati, che hanno mantenuto viva l’attenzione di tutti i partecipanti, grazie anche all’esperienza della Professoressa Carmen Dal Monte, docente di etica presso l’Università di Bologna.

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The future of cancer therapy. The genome editing era

The future of cancer therapy. The genome editing era

In June 2017, the Italian Association for Cell Cultures (AICC) have  organized focused meeting dedicated to "Genome Editing". During the meeting several national and international experts in the field will discuss this interesting technical innovation and its possible applications in basic, translational research and design of novel anti-cancer therapy. Genome editing is a technology that induces specific changes in the DNA of a cell or organism that allows studying their influence in the determination of the phenotypic characteristics. The meeting aims to transfer to the participants the know-how on the currently available methods to induce changes in the DNA of a cell system and how to use them to accurately study the function of different genes, to understand how they work and their definitive biological effects. The meeting will also illustrate several cell and animal models, and will end with a practical demonstration of advanced models for the study of different human diseases in order to design innovative therapeutic approaches. With these specific objectives, the meeting has been approved by Italian Ministry of Health for Continuous Education and Training in medical, biological, pharmaceutical and technological areas.

(Max Partecipants: 160 - Deadline: 22 May 2017)

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Nov
23
mer
2016
29th Annual Conference of Italian Associationof Cell Cultures @ Auditoruim Department of Human Studies - University of L'Aquila
Nov 23–Nov 25 giorno intero
29th Annual Conference of Italian Associationof Cell Cultures @ Auditoruim Department of Human Studies - University of L'Aquila | L'Aquila | Abruzzo | Italia
29° ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF AICC
L'AQUILA 23-25 November 2016


AICC è lieta di annunciare che gli atti del Meeting Annuale AICC "Crossroads in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology - Novel Strategies for Cancer, Immunological Disorders and Rare Diseases", che si terrà all'Aquila dal 23 al 25 Novembre p.v., verranno pubblicati sulla rivista Translational Medicine Report.

The 29° Conference of Italian Association of Cell Culture will take place in L’Aquila from 23 to 25 November 2016 at the Auditorium of  Department of Human Studies, University of L’Aquila.

The Conference will be focused on the intersection between cellular and molecular biotechnology and bio-medicine, in particular in the fields of cancer, immunological disorders and rare diseases. In the recent past years, some of the key contributions of red biotechnology to the human health regarded both the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to human diseases. Some relevant examples are monoclonal antibodies, DNA probes, recombinant vaccine, valuable drugs like insulin, gene therapy, next generation sequencing and non coding RNA.
The leitmotif of the Conference will be the translation of recent biotechnological achievements into novel strategies to treat human diseases.

The meeting is organized in three days involving six thematic sessions with national and international speakers leaders in their scientific fields, an opening lecture and a poster session. New insights into basic and translational research, as well as in clinical research, will be discussed, in order to provide an opportunity of interactions and collaborations between participants.

During the second day of the meeting, a prize to the memory of Prof. Alberto Gulino, a great man and excellent scientist, former Director of the Department of Experimental Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of L’Aquila, will be awarded to the best Junior Researcher with a Ph.D. in the field of Medical Biotechnology or Experimental Medicine. This prize, funded by the Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences of L’Aquila University, is intended to promote and support the research work of a young scientist who has recently completed the Ph.D. course.

We hope the Conference will be of your interest and look forward to meet you in L’Aquila.
Francesca Zazzeroni
Edoardo Alesse

 

AICC POSTER AWARD: During the 29° Annual Meeting of AICC, that will be held in L'Aquila from October 23rd to 25th 2016, AICC will assign 2 “Poster Award” of € 500 each to the first author of the 2 best posters who is under 35 years of age at the time of the Conference. The awards will be delivered during the Poster Awards Ceremony directly to the winners. If you wish to take part in the contest, please fill in the appropriate box in the abstract form.

 

SCARICA IL PROGRAMMA

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SCHEDE DI ISCRIZIONE

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ABSTRACT (New abstract submission deadline: October 30th, 2016)

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PREMIO NAZIONALE "PROF. ALBERTO GULINO"

In occasione del 29° Congresso Annuale dell’Associazione Italiana di Colture
Cellulari, che si terrà all’Aquila nei giorni 23-25 novembre 2016, il Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Applicate e Biotecnologiche dell’Università dell’Aquila vuole ricordare il prof. Alberto Gulino, già Direttore del Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Preside della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia dell'Università dell'Aquila, uomo e ricercatore eccellentissimo, conferendo un premio di 3000 euro ad un giovane ricercatore in possesso del titolo di dottore di ricerca nell’area delle Biotecnologie Mediche o della Medicina Sperimentale. Scadenza per la presentazione delle domande 15 Ottobre 2016.
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Mag
11
gio
2017
La figura dello scienziato nella contemporaneità @ Sala anfiteatro, Centro di ricerca Codivilla-Putti
Mag 11 giorno intero
La figura dello scienziato nella contemporaneità @ Sala anfiteatro, Centro di ricerca Codivilla-Putti | Bologna | Emilia-Romagna | Italia

Descrizione e obiettivo

Il filo conduttore sarà l'analisi della costruzione e della percezione dello scienziato come figura pubblica.

In sintesi l'intervento vuole rispondere alle seguenti domande:

1. Come le persone normali, che non hanno nessun contatto con gli ambienti scientifici, si costruiscono la figura dello scienziato?

2. Esiste un immaginario collettivo dello scienziato?

3. In quale modo la figura dello scienziato viene trasmessa e veicolata dalle arti di massa, in particolare il cinema?

L’evento è riservato ai dipendenti IOR e ai soci AICC in regola con la quota associativa.

 

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Giu
8
gio
2017
The future of cancer therapy: the genome editing era @ Magna Graecia University - Campus S. Venuta - Aula Magna C, 1° Level, Building G
Giu 8–Giu 9 giorno intero
The future of cancer therapy: the genome editing era @ Magna Graecia University - Campus S. Venuta - Aula Magna C, 1° Level, Building G | Catanzaro | Calabria | Italia

PRESENTATION

In June 2017, the Italian Association for Cell Cultures (AICC) have  organized focused meeting dedicated to "Genome Editing". During the
meeting several national and international experts in the field will discuss
this interesting technical innovation and its possible applications in basic,
translational research and design of novel anti-cancer therapy. Genome
editing is a technology that induces specific changes in the DNA of a cell or
organism that allows studying their influence in the determination of the
phenotypic characteristics. The meeting aims to transfer to the participants
the know-how on the currently available methods to induce changes in the
DNA of a cell system and how to use them to accurately study the function
of different genes, to understand how they work and their definitive
biological effects. The meeting will also illustrate several cell and animal
models, and will end with a practical demonstration of advanced models for
the study of different human diseases in order to design innovative
therapeutic approaches. With these specific objectives, the meeting has
been approved by Italian Ministry of Health for Continuous Education and
Training in medical, biological, pharmaceutical and technological areas.
Maria Teresa Di Martino

 

PROGRAMME

8 June 2017

10.00 Registration

10.30 Introduction: PierosandroTagliaferri, Pierfrancesco Tassone
Greetings from the Chancellor and local authorities
Pre-meeting: “Hot topics in Medical Oncology:
From genomics to molecular therapies of human cancer”
Chairs: Vito Barbieri (Catanzaro, Italy) - Marco Rossi (Catanzaro, Italy)

11.00 PDL1 analysis and beyond in lung cancer immunotherapy
Umberto Malapelle (Naples, Italy)

11.20 New generation of kinase inhibitor in the continuum of care of thyroid and renal-cell cancer
Speaker to be announced

11.40 CDK inhibitors: a new perspectives in breast cancer
Enrico Ricevuto (L’Aquila, Italy)

12.00 Liquid Biopsy in novel cancer treatment scenario
Marta Castiglia (Palermo, Italy)

12.20 Genomics of ovarian cancer in predictive oncology: the PARP inhibitors case
Ettore Capoluongo (Rome, Italy)

12.40 Discussion and closing remarks

13.00 Light lunch*

14.00 Opening ceremony
Greeting from AICC President Katia Scotlandi (Bologna, Italy)
Welcome and Meeting introduction Maria Teresa Di Martino (Catanzaro, Italy)
Session 1: CRISPR-Cas9-based therapeutic strategies against human diseases
Chairs: Stefania Meschini (Rome, Italy) - Carlo Leonetti (Rome, Italy)

14.30 TALEN gene edited cells for Allogeneic Adoptive Immunotherapy: from clean room to off-the-shelf
Roman Galetto (Cellectis SA, France)

14.50 Genome editing of T lymphocytes for cancer immunotherapy
Chiara Bonini (Milan, Italy)

15.10 CRISPR/Cas9 mediated knock-out of RUNX2 in melanoma cells
Maria Teresa Valenti (Verona, Italy)

15.30 CRISPR/Cas9 rescue of gene dosage in patient-specific models of neurodevelopmental
disorders caused by large CNV
Giuseppe Testa (Milan, Italy)

15.50 Functional genomic in cancer research
Simona Lamba (Turin, Italy)

16.10 Coffee Break*

16.30 CRISPR/Cas9 system on zebrafish to generate human disease model
Gianluca Deflorian (Milan, Italy)

16.50 The use of CRISPR/Cas9 knock-out technology in non-mammalian animal models
Thomas Vaccari (Milan, Italy)

17.10 CRISPR Gene Editing: Resources for High-Throughput Screening and Disease Models
Livio Loffarelli (Thermo Scientific, Italy)

17.30 Novel Technologies For Rapid Generation Of Custom Animal Models And Streamlined
Cloning Workflows (NOT for ECM evaluation)
Matthew Wheeler, Kristofer Müssar (Cyagen Biosciences GmbH, Europe)
Close session and concluding remarks



9 June 2017

Session 2: Insights in Genome Editing Technologies
Chairs: Francesca Zazzeroni (L’Aquila, Italy) - Massimo Donadelli (Verona, Italy)

9.00 Construction of sgRNA-Cas9 complexes and identification of single-cell mutations to
determine editing frequency
Franco Martinez (EuroClone, Italy)

9.20 How to improve your CRISPR genome editing experiments
Mirko Vanetti (Integrated DNA Technologies, Italy)

9.40 Rapid and tunable method to temporally control gene editing based on conditional
Cas9 stabilization
Vincenzo Corbo (Verona, Italy)

10.00 CRISPR/Cas9 for the study of the interactions between viral and cellular proteins
Donato Zipeto (Verona, Italy)

10.20 Targeted Genome Editing using CRISPR Technology (NOT for ECM evaluation)
Silvia Di Meglio (Merck Sigma-Aldrich srl, Italy)
Close session and concluding remarks

10.40 Coffee Break*

Session 3: CRISPR-Cas9 perspectives in genome editing
Chairs: Marcello Maggiolini (Cosenza, Italy) - Michele Caraglia (Naples, Italy)

11.00 A non-integrative strategy to streamline the derivation of isogenic iPSC lines through
the Cas9/sgRNAribonucleoproteic complex
Sebastiano Trattaro (Milan, Italy)

11.20 Epigenome deregulation and mining in leukemias
Lucia Altucci (Naples, Italy)

11.40 Genome editing in human repopulating hematopoietic stem cells
Pietro Genovese (Milan, Italy)

12.00 Genome editing and generation of physiologically relevant model of leukemogenesis
Giovanni Morrone (Catanzaro, Italy)

12.20 High efficiency Genome Editing using EnGenCRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein Complexes
(NOT for ECM evaluation)
Karl Von Laer (New England Biolabs, Germany)

12.35 Efficient delivery of Cas9 and gRNA for in vitro use of CRISPR/Cas9 technology (NOT for ECM evaluation)
Guillaume Freund (Polyplus Transfection, France)

Close session and concluding remarks

12.50 Light lunch*

Session 4: Young investigators meeting and round table on genome editing
Chairs: Nicola Amodio (Catanzaro, Italy) - Cirino Botta (Catanzaro, Italy)

14.10 - 14.40 Selected oral presentation

14.50 Round table

Award Ceremony



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Nov
27
lun
2017
30th Annual Conference of Italian Association of Cell Cultures – Tumor-immune cell interface in solid and hematological malignancies: reprogramming the immune microenvironment toward better outcome and response to therapy @ Fondazione IRCCS - Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano - Aula Magna
Nov 27–Nov 28 giorno intero

Descrizione e obiettivo dell'evento: The conference will focus on the role of immune cells in tumor development and progression and on the possible strategies to re-educate tumor-promoting leukocytes toward anti-tumor functions; sessions will cover different topics such as immunosuppression, immunotherapy, tumor microenvironment in hematological tumors, and new in vitro tools to modeling cancer-immune cell interaction such as 3D cultures and microfluidics.

For informations: Claudia.Chiodoni[at]istitutotumori.mi.it

Quota associativa

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Caro socio,
AICC esiste solo grazie al tuo contributo.

Siamo una associazione senza finalita' di lucro ed e' solo con il tuo appoggio che ogni anno possiamo rinnovare la nostra offerta formativa e allargare le opportunita' di conoscenza e di informazione per chi ci sostiene e utilizza le colture cellulari nella sua pratica lavorativa. Contiamo quindi sulla tua volonta' di continuare a sostenerci.

La quota associativa annuale è di 50 euro.

Per informazioni o per chi non è in regola con la quota associativa è possibile recuperare il pagamento dei due anni precedenti, cliccando direttamente su questo LINK.

A nome di tutto il Consiglio Direttivo di AICC, ti ringrazio per la fiducia che ancora una volta hai ritenuto riporre nella nostra Associazione.

Katia Scotlandi
Presidente AICC

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