Wednesday, 24 September




Opening by

Felice Cervone (FISV President)
and Lucio Luzzatto (FISV past-President)
Commemoration of Ferruccio Ritossa by Edoardo Boncinelli


Plenary Lecture 1: EMBO LECTURE EMBO

Giacomo Cavalli (Montpellier, France)

Genome regulation by Polycomb proteins and 3D chromosome folding


Plenary Symposium 1

Microorganisms and Cancer

Chairs: Bianca Colonna, Milena Grossi

Teresa Frisan (Stockholm, Sweden)

Carcinogenic properties of bacterial genotoxins

Marina de Bernard (Padua)

Helicobacter pylori infection and Th17 profile in chronic gastritis

Massimo Tommasino (Lyon, France)

The role of human papillomaviruses in carcinogenesis

Massimo Levrero (Rome)

Molecular mechanisms of HBV-associated hepatocarcinogenesis


Round Table

La Tracciabilita Genetica per uomini, animali e piante: aspetti scientifici, economici, giuridici ed etici

Coordinatori: Dr Walter Daviddi

Tenente Colonnello Giampietro Lago (Ph.D., comandante del R.I.S. di Parma)

“Tracciabilità umana”

Prof. Andrea Armani (Responsabile Fish Lab e Docente di Ispezione Alimenti di origine Animale, Università di Pisa)

“Tracciabilità animali”

Prof. Luigi Frusciante (Ordinario di Genetica Agraria, Università di Napoli Federico II)

“Tracciabilità vegetali”

Prof. Gianluca Brunori (Economista, Ordinario di Economia Agraria, Docente di Bioeconomia, Università di Pisa)

“Aspetti economici”

Prof. Sergio Bartolommei (Filosofo e Docente di Bioetica all'Universitàdi Pisa)

“Aspetti etici”

Thursday, 25 September


Plenary lecture 2

Elena Cattaneo (Milan)

Huntington, the story of an ancient gene in search of a better future


Coffee break


Plenary Symposium 2

Modeling cell pathophysiology by integrative network-based association studies

Chairs: Gennaro Ciliberto, Ruggero Pardi

Andrea Califano (New York, NY, USA)

Elucidating non oncogene dependencies in cancer by assembly and interrogation of regulatory networks

Diego Di Bernando (Naples)

Networking drugs and diseases: a systems biology perspective

Gianni Cesareni (Rome)

The logic network underlying the anti-cancer activity of metformin: a systems approach

Ermanno Rizzi (Milan)

Genomic Integration Sites (IS) analysis of virus-based vectors for gene therapy: the Integrome

Graziano Martello (Padua)

Cracking the naive Pluripotency code

Davide Corona (Palermo)

Role of the chromatin remodelling factor ISWI intTissue regeneration


Lunch & Posters viewing (Session I)


Short talks by participants

Metabolism and its Regulation in Health and Disease

Chairs: Paola Chiarugi, Loredano Pollegioni

Santina Bruzzone (Genoa)

Impaired increase of plasma abscisic acid in response to oral glucose load in type 2 diabetes and in gestational diabetes

Paolo Cirri (Florence)

Fibroblasts transfer lipids and proteins to cancer cells through cargo vesicles supporting tumor growth

Erika Fiorino (Milan)

Histone deacetylases (HDACs) and cholesterol catabolism: effect of HDAC7 deletion on lipid and lipoprotein profile

Paolo Porporato (Brussels, Belgium)

A mitochondrial switch promotes tumor metastasis

Nutrition Biochemistry

Chairs: Francesco Bonomi, Silvana Hrelia

Cristina Angeloni (Bologna)

Neuroprotective effects of sulforaphane on methylglyoxal-induced glycation in SH-SY5Y cell line

Maria Cristina Mezzacapo (Caserta)

Nutritional values and radical scavenging capacities of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) seeds in Valle Agricola district, Italy

Gianna Ferretti (Ancona)

Protective effect of apple polyphenols on methylglyoxal-induced glycation of human High density lipoproteins

Stefania Iametti (Milan)

Physiological consequences of beta-lactoglobulin adsorption on hydrophobic surfaces: making a bad food allergen even worse?

Paola Antonia Corsetto (Milan)

Docosahexaenoic acid influences cholesterol metabolism in cancer cells

Genomics, Proteomics and System Biology

Chairs: Manuela Helmer-Citterich, Tiziana Bonaldi

Federica Ciregia (Pisa)

Glucagon-like peptide-1 protects INS-1E against palmitate-mediated β-cell dysfunction: a proteomic study

Marco Fondi (Florence)

Modelling in the cold: genome scale metabolic reconstruction and constraints-based modelling of the Antarctic bacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis TAC125

Alessio Mengoni (Florence)

Evolution of regulatory networks in Sinorhizobium meliloti is species- and replicon-specific

Angela Messina (Catania)

The interactome of human VDAC3 revealed in HeLa cells by affinity purification tag technique

Maria Manuela Rigano (Naples)

Improvement of the nutritional potential of tomato fruits through pyramiding of favorable alleles

Transcription Mechanisms and Networks

Chairs: Duccio Cavalieri, Rodolfo Negri

Cecilia Battistelli (Rome)

DNMT3s and miRs-29 in EMT/MET dynamics: a role for HNF4α

Sara Borghi (Bologna)

A novel regulatory switch controls the expression of Neisseria meningitidis NHBA at physiologically relevant temperatures

Valentina Cappelletti (Trento)

Multicellularity in yeast: heat shock proteins as actors of an epigenetic regulatory network

Angela Cirigliano (Rome)

Impairment of the COP9 signalosome in yeast leads to activation of autophagy

Silvia Santopolo (Rome)

The Dof protein DAG2 is a positive regulator of the phyB-mediated seed germination process

Human Genetic and Genomic Diversity

Chairs: Mario Ventura, Antonio Torroni

Lucia Pellè (Pisa)

A case-control association study suggests a role for CYP2E1 in the susceptibility to thyroid carcinoma

Andrea Quagliariello (Bologna)

Exploring genetic variability of genes involved in nutrition and thermoregulation processes in european populations

Carlo Sidore (Cagliari)

Whole genome sequencing of 3,514 individuals from the founder population of Sardinia

Roberta Rosa Susca (Ferrara)

Y-chromosome and mtDNA diversity in the context of Eurasian language diversity

Beniamino Trombetta (Rome)

Phylogenetic refinement and SNP-based dating of human MSY haplogroup E


Chairs: Sergio Tofanelli, Giorgio Bertorelle

Elena Bitocchi (Ancona)

Evolutionary history of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Irene Cardinali (Perugia)

The horse mitochondrial haplogroup variation in ten Italian local breeds

Claudia Catacchio (Bari)

Gorilla centromere DNA: an answer to longstanding questions?

Chiara Papetti (Bremerhaven, Germany)

Population genetics of a pelagic notothenioid fish along the Antarctic Peninsula

Claudia Vannini (Pisa)

Symbiosis evolution: retracing the tangled path from establishment to obligate association in the Betaproteobacteria-Euplotes relationship

Epigenetics and Epigenetic Therapies

Chairs: Davide Corona, Lucia Altucci

Fabio Coppedè (Pisa)

Genetic and environmental factors linked to DNA methylation in colorectal cancer revealed by artificial neural networks

Svetlana Danovska (Rome)

In vivo selection of JARID histone demethylases inhibitors and their use to enlighten the biological role of these enzymes in yeast and mammalian cells with focus on transcriptional regulation

Maria Denaro (Pisa)

Genetic and epigenetic implications of the MTHFR gene in cardiovascular disease

Stefania Sarno (Padua)

Analysis of the interaction between LSD1, lysine-specific demethylase 1, and protein kinase CK2

Andrea Stoccoro (Pisa)

Gene specific DNA methylation analysis in peripheral blood as potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Noncoding RNA

Chairs: Massimiliano Pagani, Elisa Caffarelli

Valeria Bevilacqua (Rome)

A novel long noncoding RNA promoting neural induction of human induced pluripotent stem cells

Flavia Biamonte (Catanzaro)

MiR-21 over-expression in K562 cells silenced for ferritin heavy chain (FHC) is mediated by oxidative stress

Ilaria Laudadio (Rome)

RNA interference determines nucleosome occupancy at human Transcription Start Sites by interacting with SWI/SNF complex

Ilaria Panzeri (Milan)

LincRNAs landscape in human lymphocytes highlights regulation of T cell differentiation by linc-MAF-4

Alberto Passi (Varese)

O-GlcNAcylation induces hyaluronan synthase 2 transcription modulating promoter chromatin structure via long non coding RNA

Oncogenes and Tumor suppressors

Chairs: Milena Grossi, Alberto Inga

Paolo Armando Gagliardi (Candiolo)

PDK1-mediated activation of MRCKα regulates directional cell migration and lamellipodia retraction

Alberto Inga (Trento)

The 5’-untranslated region of p16INK4a melanoma tumor suppressor acts as a cellular IRES, controls mRNA translation during hypoxic stress, and is a target of YBX1

Alessandra Pollice (Naples)

MDM2-mediated degradation of p14ARF: a novel mechanism to control ARF levels in cancer cells

Maria Cristina Sorrentino (Naples)

Epigenetic role of the N-MYC/LSD1 complex in Neuroblastoma

Annaelena Troiano (Naples)

YB-1 and ΔNp63α cross-talk in the control of squamous carcinoma cell adhesion and survival

Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis

Chairs: Sofia Pavanello, Lucia Migliore

Silvestro Conticello (Florence)

The RNA editing enzyme APOBEC1 induces somatic mutations and its mutational signature is present in esophageal adenocarcinomas

Stefania De Marco (Perugia)

Investigation of the cytotoxic, genotoxic and apoptotic activities of trans-cinnamaldehyde: pure compound and botanical matrix (cinnamon tea)

Eugenia Dogliotti (Rome)

Genetic and environmental influence on the activity of the DNA repair enzyme OGG1: a twin study

Giada Frenzilli (Pisa)

Potential use of the isoflavonic phytoestrogen genistein in thyroid cancer therapy

Teresa Brunetti (Pisa)

A panel of tests to evaluate genotoxicity and carcinogenicity induced in vitro by metal oxide nanoparticles

Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interaction

Chairs: Paolo Visca, Maria Bernardini

Gianluca Baldanzi (Novara)

Inhibition of Diacylglycerol kinase alpha rescues TCR-induced diacylglycerol signaling and restimulation induced cell death in XLP lymphocytes

Anna-Karin Hermansson (Rome)

Shigella flexneri induced cell death in human monocyte derived dendritic cells

Lisa Lombardi (Pisa)

Molecular characterization of a Candida orthopsilosis putative adhesin

Valeria Sgambati (Naples)

ApoE-AP, a new human antimicrobial peptide with promising anti-inflammatory properties

Marina Zoppo (Pisa)

Targeted gene disruption to investigate the role of Candida parapsilosis putative adhesins

Plant Development and Disease

Chairs: Simone Ferrari, Giuseppe Firrao

Alessandra Boccaccini (Rome)

The Arabidopsis DAG1 protein plays a key role in regulating hormonal balance during seed development

Andrea Carucci (Rome)

Members of AtCuAO gene family exhibit different tissue-and organ-specific expression patterns during seedling development and distinct responses to hormone or stress treatments

Simone Luti (Florence)

PAMP activity of cerato-platanin: a proteomic study

Maria Benedetta Mattei (Rome)

Proteomic insights into oligogalacturonide signalling in plant defence and development

Maurizio Trovato (Rome)

Dissecting the role of proline in pollen development


Coffee break


Societies' time


17:30 Premio Dottorato AGI/Zanichelli 2014 e presentazione del lavoro premiato
18:00 Assemblea dei Soci AGI


Assemblea dei Soci
Consegna Premio SIB
Consegna Premio Heritage
Votazioni per il parziale rinnovo del CD


(Organizzatore: M. Casiraghi)
Discussione sul convegno SIBE2015 a Bologna
Consegna borse di viaggio e premio per miglior articolo 2013-2014 in biologia evoluzionistica
Talk del vincitore del premio
Comunicazioni dalla SIBE


17:30 Lecture e consegna del premio Baccarini Melandri
18:30 Assemblea dei soci


(Organizzatori: M. Bignami, C. Bolognesi)
17:30 Premiazione dei migliori poster
18:00 Assemblea straordinaria dei Soci SIMA


(Organizzatori: B. Colonna, E. Ricca)
17:30 Paolo La Colla (Univ. Cagliari): "Dalle cefalosporine agli antivirali"
18:00 Consegna Premi e Presentazioni:

Premio Naicons
Premio Novartis
Premi Tatò e SIMGBM

19.00 Assemblea Ordinaria della Società


Social dinner (Chiostro Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine)

Friday, 26 September


Plenary Symposium 3

Metabolic changes in tumor cells

Chairs: Giancarlo Solaini, Bruno Giardina

Muller Fabbri (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

MicroRNAs as master regulators of the biology of the tumor microenvironment

Paolo Bernardi (Padua)

Between life and death: a dual function for the mitochondrial F-ATP synthase

Alessandra Baracca (Bologna)

Role of the inhibitor protein (IF1) of the mitochondrial ATP synthase on tumor cells metabolism

Paola Chiarugi (Florence)

OXPHOS and PKM2 within tumor-stroma interplay: a new druggable synergy

Roberto Scatena (Rome)

The cancer stem cells hypothesis claims for a re-evaluation of cancer metabolism


Coffee break


Parallel Symposia I

1. The multiple facets of genome instability

Chairs: M. Bignami, A. Antoccia

Daniela Cimini (Blacksburg, VA, USA)

Causes and effects of karyotype alterations

Antonio Musio (Pisa)

Mutant cohesin drives chromosomal instability in early colorectal adenomas

Francesca Demichelis (Trento)

The dynamics of cancer genomes during disease progression

Stéphanie Tomé (Paris, France)

Triplet repeat instability and human disorders

2. Epigenetics: disturbance or resource for plant improvement?

Chairs: C. Conicella, D. Carputo

Marie Mirouze (Montpellier, France)

The epigenetic guardians of genome stability in plants

Pasquale Termolino (Portici)

Histone acetylation and sex-specific recombination variation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Serena Varotto (Padua)

Epigenomics of stress response in maize leaf

Emanuele De Paoli (Udine)

Challenged from inside and outside: plant epigenetic responses to genomic modifications and environmental cues

Emidio Albertini (Perugia)

Use of MSAP markers to analyze the effects of abiotic stresses on DNA methylation

3. Biochemistry of intracellular channels, carriers and pores

Chairs: Vito De Pinto, A. Moroni

Vito De Pinto (Catania)

Introduction: distinct biochemical features and functional roles of VDAC isoforms of outer mitochondrial membrane

Tatiana Rostovtseva (Bethesda, MD, USA)

VDAC and tubulin in regulation of mitochondrial metabolism

Gerhard Thiel (Darmstadt, Germany)

Using small viral ion channels as a tool to understand protein sorting

Ildiko Szabo (Padua)

Potassium channel(s) in the inner mitochondrial membrane

Giuseppe Fiermonte (Bari)

The biochemical function of uncoupling protein 2, unknown until now

Cesare Indiveri (Cosenza)

Cation transporters in health and disease: novel functions and role as drug targets


Lunch & Posters viewing (Session II)


Plenary Lecture 3

Stephen Howell (Ames, IA, USA)

The unfolded protein response in plants — facing a changing world


Coffee break


Short talks by participants

Cellular Stress, apoptosis and autophagy

Chairs: Paola Fortini, Gian Maria Fimia

Silvia Cetrullo (Bologna)

3-hydroxytyrosol protects chondrocytes against microRNA-9 increased by oxidative stress

Giorgia Foggetti (Genoa)

Induction of autophagy by mutant p53-targeting molecules in cancer cells

Lorenza Garribba (Rome)

The fine tuning of autophagy and differentiation in the skeletal muscle

Daniele Lombardo (Messina)

Crosstalk between autophagy and apoptosis during HSV-1 replication: possible role of Us11 viral protein

Cristina Mazzoni (Rome)

mRNA degradation and its effect on cellular lifespan and apoptosis in yeast

Protein Synthesis, Degradation and Homeostasis

Chairs: Marzia Bianchi, Paola Londei

Rita Del Giudice (Naples)

Structural perturbations in hereditary amyloidosis: the case of two variants of apoA-I

Maria Elena Miranda Banos (Rome)

A single-chain variable fragment antibody against Z alpha1-antitrypsin prevents intracellular polymerisation

Emanuela Pedrazzini (Milan)

Proteostasis of the A. thaliana TPK/KCO channels

Daniela Braconi (Siena)

HGA-induced aggregation and fibrillogenesis of amyloidogenic proteins: implications in alkaptonuria

Alessandro Vitale (Milan)

An evolutionary model for protein body formation in the endoplasmic reticulum of cereal endosperm cells

Development, Differentiation and Aging

Chairs: Marco Bianchi, Giorgio Camilloni

Vittorio Abbonante (Pavia)

Megakaryocytes express extracellular matrix components

Nicoletta Filigheddu (Novara)

Unacylated ghrelin promotes skeletal muscle regeneration

Liliana Felicia Iannucci (Naples)

Silencing of Drosophila H/ACA snoRNP pseudouridine synthase dysregulates key developmental pathways

Giuseppe Lupo (Rome)

Epigenetic regulation of positional identity in neural progenitors

Robert Vignali (Pisa)

Hmga2 is required for the neural crest cell EMT and migration in the Xenopus embryo

Stem Cells, IPS, Cancer Stem Cells

Chairs: Giuseppe Lupo, Eugenia Dogliotti

Daniela Capello (Novara)

Diacylglycerol kinase alpha contributes to tumorigenicity and invasiveness of cancer stem cells

Simona Daniele (Pisa)

Role of adenosine receptors in survival and differentiation of glioblastoma stem cells

Elisa Paolicchi (Pisa)

Role of Polycomb/HIF/VEGF pathway in the etiology of mesothelioma

Maria Trincavelli (Pisa)

Allosteric modulation of A2B adenosine receptors favours mesenchymal stem cell differentiation to osteoblasts

Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology

Chairs: Roberto De Philippis, Margherita Sosio

Alessandra Adessi (Florence)

Understanding the role of EPSs in BSCs: study of the physiological response of the phototrophic community to EPS removal

Alice Checcucci (Florence)

Exploring the genetic basis con competition in bacterial symbionts: the acdS gene in the rhizobium Sinorhizobium meliloti

Luca Dall'Osto (Verona)

Domestication of the green alga Chlorella sorokiniana: reduction of antenna size improves light-use efficiency in a photobioreactor

Chiara Schiraldi (Naples)

Biotechnological transformation of hydrocortisone to prednisolone by coupling Streptomyces roseochromogenes and Arthrobacter simplex biocatalytic activities

Giulia Spini (Florence)

Phenotypic variation of the symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti in response to the plant flavonoid luteolin investigated by Phenotype Microarray

Genetic of Microorganisms

Chairs: Davide Roncarati, Anna Maria Puglia

Emanuele Bosi (Florence)

MeDuSa: a multi-draft based scaffolder

Rosaria Campilongo (Rome)

Towards the characterization of the role of YnfB protein in E.coli

Alberto Danielli (Bologna)

Helicobacter pylori acid acclimation: ménage à trois at the complex arsR promoter

Andrea Moglia (Turin)

High yield production of avenanthramide analogous endowed with antioxidant properties

Francesco Pini (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)

Cell cycle regulation by CtrA in Sinorhizobium meliloti

Chromosome Biology, Cell Division and Cell Cycle

Chairs: Silvia Bonaccorsi, Antonio Musio

Ivana Colao (Messina)

Involvement of ERK1/2 in cell cycle regulation during Herpes Simplex Virus replication

Giulia Guarguaglini (Rome)

Aurora-A kinase inhibition: mitotic effects and implications for anti-cancer strategies

Linda Mannini (Pisa)

SMC1B, a new mitotic-specific cohesin component, is involved in gene expression

Alice Mazzagatti (Pavia)

The sliding behaviour of horse chromosome 11 centromere

Isabella Saggio (Rome)

AKTIP, an E2 variant enzyme that interacts with lamin, is required for correct telomere maintenance

DNA replication, Repair and Recombination

Chairs: Pietro Pichierri, Marco Muzi Falconi

Francesca Grasso (Rome)

Colorectal carcinogenesis and the inflammatory response: a role for the MUTYH DNA glycosylase

Antonello Lorenzini (Bologna)

A cell culture comparative biology approach to study mechanisms of genome stability and their relevance for species longevity: a newer interpretation of DNA damage induced nuclear foci

Valentina Palermo (Rome)

WRN phosphorylation by CDK modulates pathway choice to repair DNA double strand breaks after end-resection

Martina Stevanoni (Padua)

Altered replication timing of the frataxin gene in the presence of the GAA/TTC repeat expansion

Micol Tillhon (Pavia)

CBP/p300-mediated acetylation of PCNA is required for its chromatin removal and degradation in nucleotide excision repair


Chairs: Tommaso Pizzorusso, Elena Battaglioli

Santina Cutrupi (Turin)

Estrogen regulates neuroglobin transcription in neuronal and non-neuronal cancer cells

Cecilia Mannironi (Rome)

miR-135a and the regulation of neuronal plasticity under stress conditions

Debora Napoli (Pisa)

Experience-dependent DNA methylation regulates plasticity in the developing visual cortex

Luigi Palmieri (Bari)

Mutations in the mitochondrial citrate carrier SLC25A1 are associated with impaired neuromuscular transmission

Cell Communication, Cell Adhesion and Membrane Trafficking

Chairs: Santina Bruzzone, Luca Primo

Valentina Bettio (Novara)

Diacylglycerol kinase alpha regulates mitotic spindle orientation during epithelial morphogenesis

Eleonora Da Pozzo (Pisa)

Synthetic agents for protein dimerization, a bridge between chemistry and biology for protein characterization and potential drug development.

Laura di Blasio (Turin)

PDK1 regulates focal adhesion disassembly through modulation of αvβ3 integrin endocytosis

Nunzia Di Maio (Naples)

Dyskerin depletion perturbs cell migration and adhesion in colon cancer cells

Tiziana Vigliarolo (Genoa)

Abscisic acid transport in human erythrocytes

Plant Metabolism and Environmental Stress

Chairs: Francesco Licausi, Anna Maria Ranieri

Francesca Verrillo (Varese)

Proteome of Triticum aestivum cv Bologna affected by free – air CO2 enrichment

Maria Concetta de Pinto (Bari)

Involvement of DNA methylation in the control of cell growth during heat stress

Stefania Pasqualini (Perugia)

Plant response mechanisms to drought and insect pest attack: signals from the roots to the leaves

Cristina Sudiro (Padua)

Addressing molecular and cellular response mechanisms induced by salt stress in two contrasting salt sensitivity varieties of Italian rice (Oryza sativa ssp. Japonica)

Mirko Zaffagnini (Bologna)

Unraveling the redox regulation and structure of Calvin-Benson cycle enzymes from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: from proteomic data to in vitro studies

Plant Nutrition

Chairs: Maurizio Chiurazzi, Luca Espen

Moez Maghrebi (Milan)

Sentinel plants to improve sulfur use efficiency: living instruments for nondestructive analysis

Bhakti Prinsi (Milan)

Modulation of root glutamine synthetase isoforms and plant amino acid balance in response to nitrogen nutrition in maize

Vladimir Totev Valkov (Naples)

Systematic characterization of members of the L. Japonicus NPF family up-regulated in symbiotic nitrogen fixation nodules. What’s their role on nodule functioning?

Laura Zanin (Udine)

Transcriptional and physiological aspects of Fe deficiency response in roots of Zea mays

Michela Zottini (Padua)

Plant growth promotion effects of endophyte community associated to Vitis vinifera cv. Glera

Saturday, 27 September


Parallel Symposia II

1. Telomeres in model organisms: similarities and differences with human telomeres

Chair: M. Gatti

Maurizio Gatti (Rome)


Maria Pia Longhese (Milan)

Protection of telomeres: mechanisms and regulation in S. cerevisiae

Giovanni Cenci (Rome)

Organization and evolution of Drosophila telomeres

Miguel Godinho Ferreira (Oeiras, Portugal)

Zebrafish telomerase is required for normal lifespan and cancer

2. Plant-soil relationships as key factors for food security and sustainability

Chairs: Roberto Pinton, Matteo Lorito

Paolo Nannipieri (Florence)

Omics approaches to unravel plant-soil relationships

Pascal Simonet (Lyon, France)

Soil Metagenomics: state of the art/The role of bacterial transformation in the rhizosphere

Matteo Lorito (Naples)

Soil-borne beneficial microbes that improve food security

Graziano Zocchi (Milan)

The long and winding road of iron from soil to seed

3. Population genomics

Chair: G. Destro Bisol

Mark Jobling (Leicester, UK)

Sex-specific histories from targeted resequencing of human and great ape genomes

Paolo Francalacci (Sassari)

Refining the human Y-chromosome tree using phylogenetically informative SNPs from the whole euchromatic region (23.1 Mbp)

Luca Pagani (Cambridge, UK)

Inferences on worldwide human diversity from a panel of 450 high coverage whole genome sequences

Enza Colonna (Naples)

Extreme pattern of genetic diversity in humans


Coffee break


Plenary Lecture 4

Johannes Krause (Tuebingen, Germany)

Genomic analysis of pre-contact Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the new world


Closing Remarks/Awards by Felice Cervone

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 1. Metabolism and its regulation in health and diseases

 8. Nutrition Biochemistry

 3. Genomics, Proteomics and System Biology

23. Transcription Mechanisms and Networks

10. Human Genetic and Genomic Diversity

12. Evolution

 9. Epigenetics and Epigenetic Therapies

24. Noncoding RNA

15. Oncogenes and Tumor suppressors

22. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis

17. Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interaction

18. Plant Development and Disease




Hepcidin binding to ferroportin prevents exocrine pancreatic failure and fatal iron overload

Sandro Altamura · Heidelberg, Germany


Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase, paraoxonase 1 and oxidized low density lipoproteins in Alzheimer’s disease patients and elderly subjects

Tiziana Bacchetti · Ancona


Silencing of FLAD1 gene affects neuromuscular transmission in Caenorhabditis elegans

Maria Barile · Bari


Modeling human coasy mutation in yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae

Camilla Ceccatelli Berti · Parma


Serglycin knockdown reduces inflammatory response in articular murine chondrocytes stimulated with LPS

Angela D'Ascola · Messina


Might Cterm LeuRS peptide sequences be used to rescue defects due to mitochondrial tRNA mutations?

Mario Fazzi D'Orsi · Rome


Class I histone deacetylases: key players in the pathophysiology of metabolic disorders 

Alessandra Ferrari · Milan


Regulation of NADPH cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and all-trans retinoic acid in acute myeloid leukemia cells

Elzbieta Gocek · Wroclaw, Poland


Overexpression of superoxide dismutase 1 in yeast devoid of endogenous porin: effect on mitochondria and oxidative stress

Andrea Magrì · Catania


The pyruvate carrier, main mitochondrial substrate transporter. From early functional characterization to recent finding of pathological gene mutations.

Sergio Papa · Bari


Impaired Nrf2/ARE system contributes to SRB1 loss, as consequence of oxidative post-translational modifications, in CDKL5 atypical Rett syndrome

Alessandra Pecorelli · Siena


Novel synthetic thyronamines as new powerful tools to explore the physiological function of TAAR1

Martina Sabatini · Pisa


Folate metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease

Pierpaola Tannorella · Pisa


miRNAs: a connection between fatty acid metabolism and cancerogenesis in  prostate cells

Anna Valentino · Naples



Effect of gender on platelet serotonin transporter expression in class III obese individuals

Laura Betti · Pisa


Effect of feeding on plasma serotonin and tryptophan levels in untrained horses

Alida Ferlazzo · Messina


Functional characterization of a recombinant maize allergenic chitinase

Giuseppina Galante · Bari


Inhibitory effects of different catechin formulations on tumor cells

Martina Giannaccini · Pisa


In vitro modulation of pancreatic insulin secretion, extrapancreatic insulin action, and peptide glycation by Curcuma longa aqueous extracts

Violet Kasabri · Amman, Jordan


Bioactive peptides with cardiovascular protective activity from wheat grains

Emanuela Leoncini · Rimini


Cardio and vascular protective activities of Olea Europea and Hibiscus extratcs

Marco Malaguti · Rimini


Nutraceutical properties of Tuscan chestnut flours: beneficial effects on skeletal muscle atrophy.

Elisabetta Meacci · Florence


In vitro assessment of Novel nutraceutical formulation: hepatocyte based model exploiting time lapse video-microscopy

Antonietta Stellavato · Naples


Characterization and evaluation of potential anti-angiogenic activity of tomato miniproteins and lycopene

Davide Treggiari · Verona



New insights into protamine-like component organization in Mytilus galloprovincialis sperm chromatin

Stefano Avagnano · Naples


Juglans regia L. genotypes identification by single nucleotide polymorphisms

Petronia Carillo · Caserta


Retrotransposon copy number variation between wild and cultivated sunflowers

Andrea Cavallini · Pisa


The inflorescence transcriptome of Orchis italica, a wild Mediterranean orchid species

Sofia De Paolo · Naples


Landscape genomics reveals environmental adaptation in Turkish Brachypodium distachyon natural populations

Matteo Dell'Acqua · Pisa


Comparative proteomic analysis of malignant pleural mesothelioma: focusing on the biphasic subtype

Antonio Lucacchini · Pisa


Genetic and molecular analysis of the cross-incompatibility phenomenon in maize

Husna Nugrahapraja · Pisa


From genome to phenome and back: understanding the high metabolic versatility of Burkholderia cepacia complex

Elena Perrin · Sesto Fiorentino (FI)



454 pyrosequencing and de novo assembly of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) transcriptome

Alberto Biscontin · Padua


Tab2 controls ERα complexes  and resistance to endocrine therapy

Michele De Bortoli · Orbassano


The Cop9 signalosome is involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism and of transition metals uptake in S. cerevisiae

Rodolfo Negri · Rome


Functional studies of Mesorhizobium loti proteins

Alessia Rivellino · Caserta



When data sharing gets close to 100%:  what ancient human DNA studies can teach to the open science movement

Paolo Anagnostou · Rome


Expression status of candidate genes in mesothelioma tissues and cell lines

Elisa Barone · Pisa


Traces of Medieval migrations in a socially-stratified population from Northern Italy. Evidence from uniparental markers and deep-rooted pedigrees

Alessio Boattini · Bologna


Identification and genomic characterization of HERV-K (HML-10) in human genome GRCh37/hg19 assembly

Marta Cadeddu · Monserrato (CA)


Could nucleoporins be involved in susceptibility to endometriosis?

Monica Cipollini · Pisa


Modern alpine populations have no maternal lineages related to the Tyrolean Iceman

Valentina Coia · Bolzano


Genetic diversity in Amazonian indigenous people from Peru': data from Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA

Tullia Di Corcia · Rome


Novel genome-wide association study-based candidate loci for differentiated thyroid cancer risk

Gisella Figlioli · Pisa


Ancient human migrations from Arabia to Eastern Africa: new clues from R0a mitogenomes

Francesca Gandini · Pavia


The origin of modern Panamanians: the Y-chromosome perspective

Viola Grugni · Pavia


Folate metabolism and gene promoter methylation in thymomas of patients affected by Myasthenia Gravis

Angela Lopomo · Pisa


Are MSLN, CFB and CCNO cancer genes of mesothelioma?

Ombretta Melaiu · Pisa


Genetic analysis of the 16 STR loci for human identification in native Amazonian populations from Perù

Francesco Messina · Rome


Population analyses of ancient Umbrians through a Next Generation Sequencing approach

Alessandra Modi · Florence


Charting the most likely geographical origin of maternal and paternal human lineages in mixed Ecuadorian populations

Giuseppina Primativo · Rome


Early human dispersal from Africa: a model-based test of two hypotheses

Francesca Tassi · Ferrara


MiR34a oncosuppressor function in paediatric embrional tumors

Massimo Zollo · Naples



Parallel domestication of common bean in Mesoamerica and Andes

Elisa Bellucci · Ancona


Phylogenetic analysis of β-glucuronidases genes in Angiosperms

Giorgio Binelli · Varese


New insights into the characterization of the ancestral centromere on human chromosome 2

Giorgia Chiatante · Bari


Seeing through the skin: dermal light sensitivity provides cryptism in moorish gecko

Francesco Itri · Naples


Genetic peculiarities of the wild boar in Italy

Hovirag Lancioni · Perugia


Bayesian inference of Pan evolutionary history inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes

Serena Tucci · Ferrara


Genetic structure of Cistus albidus, a Mediterranean shrub characterised by habitat fragmentation

Isabella Vanetti · Varese



Social defeat stress alters the expression of psychiatric disorders related genes in mouse brain cortex

Lorenzo Chiariotti · Naples


Nhp6 as regulator of gene transcription

Francesca Di Felice · Rome


Spreading Depolarization in nervous cells:DNA methylation and Preconditioning phenomenon 

Denise Drongitis · Naples


Unexpected genome-wide DNA methylation stability across plant populations adapted to divergent habitats

Emiliano Trucchi · Vienna, Austria



Post-transcriptional regulation of PHOX2B gene expression

Tiziana Bachetti · Genoa


miR-17-92 counterbalances MYC and fine-tunes MYC-centred regulatory networks in lymphoma maintenance

Tiziana Bonaldi · Milan


A common polymorphism within MSLN affects miR-611 binding site and is associated with serum mesothelin (SMRP) in healthy people

Chiara De Santi · Pisa


Identification of sRNA networks and their role in regulating virulence of Neisseria meningitidis

Giacomo Golfieri · Siena


miRVine: a microRNA expression atlas of grapevine based on small RNA library sequencing

Erica Mica · Fiorenzuola d'Arda



Oncogenic-promoting activity of 14-3-3θ in t(4;11) acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Tiziana Fioretti · Naples


∆N-P63α and TA-P63α exhibit intrinsic differences in transactivation specificities that depend on distinct features of DNA target sites

Paola Monti · Genoa


KLF7 regulates TUBB3  gene expression in ovarian cancer

Simona Mozzetti · Rome


Role of the ferritin heavy chain (FHC) in CXCR4/CXCL12 pathway

Mariafranca Panebianco · Catanzaro


An atypical ligand for the fourth PDZ domain of Scribble

Simona Panni · Arcavacata di Rende (CS)


The transcriptional factor EGR1 regulates the expression of nucleolar proein B23

Donatella Ponti · Latina


ZEB2 gene expression is regulated by the RNA binding protein HuR and correlates with prognosis in ovarian cancer

Silvia Prislei · Rome


New non canonical functions for human dyskerin

Ida Stufa · Naples



Titanium dioxide nanoparticles. A potential use in polluted environment remediation

Margherita Bernardeschi · Pisa


Effects of copper and nickel on protamine-like and on DNA oxidative damage in Mytilus galloprovincialis

Filomena Caccavale · Naples


Influence of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and cadmium genotoxicity  in the marine fish European sea bass (Dicentrachus labrax). A Trojan horse effect?

Patrizia Guidi · Pisa


Cadmium effects on protamine-like and on DNA oxidative damage in Mytilus galloprovincialis

Francesca Pollice · Naples


Effect of crystal habit on silica particle genotoxicity in human and murine cell lines

Vittoria Scarcelli · Pisa


Characterisation of RNA-editing deficient DNA-editing proficient mutants of the RNA editing enzyme APOBEC1

Francesco Severi · Florence


In vitro risk assessment of pure trans-anethole and of a herbal extract from Foeniculum vulgare (fennel), containing trans-anethole

Samuele Vannini · Perugia


The MAPEC_LIFE study (LIFE12 ENV/IT/000614): monitoring air pollution effects in children for supporting public health policy

Marco Verani · Pisa


Genotoxicity detection and flow cytometric evaluation of TiO2 nanoparticles in human PBMC

Andrea Zijno · Rome



Anti-Pseudomonal activity of the amphibian antimicrobial peptide Esculentin(1-21) and plausible mode of action

Vincenzo Luca · Rome


Pseudomonas aeruginosa adaptation to the host as a strategy to evade immune system responses

Ida Paciello · Rome


Sensitivity to infections of four silkworm Bombyx mori strains with different geographical origin

Ottavia Romoli · Padua



NMR investigation of random coil regions: clues to assess the different biological activity of two cerato platanin family members

Fabio Baroni · Parma


Characterization of cell wall traits of spikes from wheat lines resistant and susceptible to Fusarium graminearum

Daniela Bellincampi · Rome


The phytotoxin fusicoccin is a general regulator of the interaction of 14-3-3 proteins with their protein targets

Lorenzo Camoni · Rome


Pectic enzymes in the oomycetes pathogenesis

Claudio Caprari · Pesche (IS)


Petunia MAEWEST and MAEWESTb functionally overlap in promoting lateral development of floral organs

Enrico Costanzo · Lyon, France


Assessment of antitumor and antimutagenic activity of saponin fractions from Astragalus verrucosus

Maria Sole Facioni · Pisa


Characterization of Arabidopsis LysM receptors involved in plant innate immunity

Simone Ferrari · Rome


Has Trichoderma harzianum 6776 beneficial effects on different cultivation system?

Lisa Fiorini · Pisa


The functional characterization of a putative acetylornithine deacetylase of Arabidopsis thaliana reveals its role in flowering time and fruit set 

Barbara Molesini · Verona


Study of the role of type III LTPs during the symbiotic interaction between Sinorhizobium meliloti and Medicago truncatula

Chiara Santi · Verona


 2. Cellular Stress, apoptosis and autophagy

21. Protein Synthesis, Degradation and Homeostasis

 6. Development, Differentiation and Aging

16. Stem Cells, IPS, Cancer Stem Cells

 7. Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology

11. Genetic of Microorganisms

 4. Chromosome Biology, Cell Division and Cell Cycle

 5. DNA replication, Repair and Recombination

13. Neurobiology

14. Cell Communication, Cell Adhesion and Membrane Trafficking

19. Plant Metabolism and Environmental Stress

20. Plant Nutrition




Combinations of cytotoxic and pro-autophagic compounds against melanoma cells

Giulia Allavena · Siena


Changes in SAM2 expression affect lactic acid tolerance and lactic acid production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Nadia Berterame · Milan


The HDAC inhibitor SAHA synergistically stimulates the cytotoxic effect induced by Parthenolide in MDA-MB231 cells

Daniela Carlisi · Palermo


Recruitment of MyD88 in the early phases of HSV-1 infection

Maria Grazia Ceraolo · Messina


Expression of the animal pro-apoptotic protein Bid in Arabidopsis thaliana

Massimo Crimi · Verona


The human RNASET2 tumor antagonizing gene as a novel stress-response gene potentially involved in microenvironment-mediated tumor suppression

Marta Lualdi · Varese


Apoptosis induced by HSV-1 requires  BH3-only protein Puma and p73

Francesca Marino-Merlo · Messina


Involvement of TOP I and PARP inhibitors in the p53/p63-dependent cell fate decision between growth arrest and apoptosis.

Daniela Montariello · Naples


Modulation of mitochondrial Ca+2 and Mg+2 dependent F1FO-ATPase by nitrite

Salvatore Nesci · Ozzano Emilia


Deregulation  of miRNAs is linked to p21 proapototic role

Maria Teresa Piccolo · Atripalda (AV)


Characterization of recombinant human VDAC3: a VDAC forming small pores

Simona Reina · Valverde


F2-Isoprostanes play a role in Bleomycine-induced lung fibrosis

Blerta Stringa · Siena


Ferritin heavy chain silencing, ROS production and protein misfolding in K562 cells

Fabiana Zolea · Catanzaro



The role of Drosophila  pseudouridine synthase component of H/ACA snoRNPs  in  compensatory proliferation and tissue remodeling

Annamaria Di Giovanni · Naples


Structural and functional characterization of crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata L.) and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus L.) myoglobins.

Antonella Maria Assunta Di Giuseppe · Caserta


Molecular mechanisms of tonoplast protein degradation

Clarissa Lancilli · Milan


The dual role of the p300 acetyl transferase protein on ΔNp63α stability

Alessia Tramontini · Milan



Generation and characterization of a novel zebrafish reporter line for cAMP/CREB signaling

Giorgia Busolin · Padua


Translational regulation in Drosophila spermatogenesis: the role of the DEAD-box RNA helicase Belle

Nadia Formicola · Naples


Lack of FCD-2 protein during development induces developmental defects in Caenorhabditis elegans

Marcello Germoglio · Naples


Effects of natural compounds present in Chelidonium majus on stem cells and embryo development

Maria Emilia Isolani · Pisa


Impact of forced inclusion or exclusion of Extra Domain A (EIIIA) exon of fibronectin on adult murine hemopoiesis

Alessandro Malara · Pavia


Potential involvement of pdzrn3 gene during  kidney morphogenesis

Silvia Marracci · Pisa


The transcription factor Nfix regulates the proper timing of post-natal muscle growth and regeneration

Graziella Messina · Milan


P63, a new molecular target of the teratogenic drug Thalidomide

Elisa Molinari · Milan


FGF8, c-Abl and p300 cooperate in the regulation of ΔNp63α protein stability

Michela Restelli · Milan


RNA-seq and Insect pests: new methods for the identification and the analysis of sex-specific genes in species of economic or sanitary interests

Marco Salvemini · Naples


microRNA-494 promotes cellular senescence in Human Diploid Fibroblasts by targeting several genes

Mariangela Succoio · Naples


Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and its receptor level correlates with Osteoarthritis progression: implication with Matrix Metalloproteinase secretion in synovial fluid

Roberto Tiribuzi · Arezzo



Mesenchymal stromal cell secreted sphingosine 1-phosphate exerts a stimulatory effect on skeletal myoblast proliferation

Alessia Frati · Florence


Dynamic intracellular localization of natural alkaloids in different human tumor cell lines: a case study with berberine

Marco Natali · Pisa


SOX2 is critical for human melanoma initiating cells

Silvia Pietrobono · Florence


Sialidase NEU4 inhibition reduces glioblastoma stem cell renewal

Francesca Testa · Segrate


Human osteosarcoma 3AB-OS cancer stem cells is a model to study microRNA-29b-1 involvement in self-renewal and fate decisions of stem cells

Renza Vento · Palermo



Increased mitochondrial pyruvate dissimilation in yeast

Gennaro Agrimi · Bari


New technologies and tools for second generation bioethanol production: the BIOASSORT project

Antonella Amore · Naples


Persistance and effect on the soil native community of a mycorrhizal fungi-based Inoculum in the rhizosphere of maize plants

Valeria Bianciotto · Turin


Frequency of heavy metal and antibiotic resistance in enterococci isolated from coastal marine sediments

Francesca Biavasco · Ancona


A world inside a glass of drinking water: community analysis and dynamics of antibiotic resistance genes

Antonia Bruno · Milan


 Bi-fuel supply is adopted by Rhodobacter sphaeroides to cope with high concentrations of Cobalt ions

Luigi Ceci · Bari


Conversion of the genotoxin 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide into inactive products by a probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain

Giovanni Cenci · Perugia


Genomic and phenotypical characterization of the electroactive bacteria Enterobacter sp. EAN3: preliminary results

Carolina Chiellini · Florence


Phytoremediation by algae: a step of a multi-stage biotechnological process of bioremediation of an hydrocarbon sludge

Adriana Ciurli · Pisa


Impact of desert dust deposition on the bacterial community of mountain glacier snow. 

Ermanno Federici · Perugia


Characterization and monitoring of a microbial community responsible of an innovative biological process for sulfide removal from industrial waste

Cesira Giordano · Pisa


Essential oils: possible use to fight Burkholderia cepacia complex strains

Isabel Maida · Florence


A rapid method to improve selection of cellular clones targeted by the CRISPR/Cas9 system

Francesca Niccheri · Florence


Screening of thiosemicarbazones as antimycotic drugs

Cecilia Nolli · Parma


TALEs for every season: targeted DNA damage and live visualisation of DNA

Riccardo Pecori · Florence


 Mycobacterium smegmatis as model system to investigate cell wall components in nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Filomena Perrone · Caserta


Antibacterial, antifungal and antitumor activity of Mytilus galloprovincialis’ protamine-like

Marina Piscopo · Naples


Regulatory and metabolic proteins differentially expressed during NAI-107 production in Microbispora sp. ATCC-PTA 5024

Anna Maria Puglia · Palermo


In planta heterologous expression of thermophilic enzymes for the degradation of the plant cell wall

Anthony Rosa · Verona


Testing PhyloH, a new phylogenetic approach on diversity analyses of bacterial communities

Anna Sandionigi · Milan


Isolation and characterization of a microbial consortium capable to deplete total petroleum hydrocarbon in dredged sediments

Giovanna Siracusa · Pisa


Chemical-physical and biological removal of oily compounds from slops originated from oil transportation by tankers

Anna Volta · Messina


Stimulation of hydrocarbons biodegradation in a marine sediment contaminated by crude oil with biogenic pollutant mobilizing agents and biosurfactants

Giulio Zanaroli · Bologna



Analysis of intestinal microbial biodiversity in newborns exposed to intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis by means of a massive sequencing approach

Sara De Fanti · Bologna


Genetic, physiological and molecular characterization of MPV17/SYM1 mutations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Ileana Ferrero · Parma


Systems biology analysis of Helicobacter pylori heat-shock response: dissecting complex multi-layered regulatory strategies of gene expression

Elisabetta Fiore · Bologna


Investigating new pathoadaptive mutations in Shigella and EIEC strains given rise to the interaction with host cells

Adriano Leuzzi · Rome


Abiotic signal  transduction pathways in the classical eukaryotic model system: yeast

Marco Proietto · Rome


Characterization of gut microbiome and mycobiome in patients with Rett syndrome

Francesco Strati · San Michele all'Adige



Molecular and cytogenetic characterization of cell lines mutant in the dyskerin gene

Paola Leopardi · Rome


p14ARF reduces aneuploidy induced by CENPE post-transcriptional silencing

Lorena Veneziano · Palermo


Importin beta as a global regulator of mitosis

Annalisa Verrico · Rome



Fine regulation of DNA damage apoptosis in C. elegans meiosis

Adele Adamo · Naples


Myc suppression of DNA double-strand break repair

Susanna Ambrosio · Naples


Interplay between Werner syndrome protein (WRN) and the ATR-checkpoint in preserving genome integrity at common fragile sites

Giorgia Basile · Rome


Effect of the telomeric G-quadruplex ligand RHPS4 in NHEJ-proficient (M059K) and -deficient (M059J) glioblastoma cell lines

Francesco Berardinelli · Rome


A cell culture comparative biology approach to study mechanisms of genome stability and their relevance for species longevity: a newer interpretation of DNA damage induced nuclear foci.

Martine Bocchini · Bologna


A rapid and cost-effective assay to measure functional activity of Base Excision Repair enzymes in cell extracts

Caterina Cerasaro · Rome


Oncogenic disruption of promyelocytic leukemia nuclear bodies results in defective DNA double strand breaks sensing and repair

Domenica Cilli · Rome


An oxidized dNTPs pool and aberrant repair synthesis contribute to GAC/CTG repeat instability

Piera Cilli · Rome


Mycobacterium tuberculosis: investigation of the adaptive response

Pamela di Pasquale · Naples


p21 regulates the affinity of PARP-1 for damaged DNA

Ilaria Dutto · Pavia


A novel role for the WRN exonuclease activity: processing and protection of reversed forks from MRE11-mediated degradation

Chiara Iannascoli · Rome


A novel role for the Werner helicase-interacting Protein 1 in protecting genome integrity during DNA replication

Giuseppe Leuzzi · Rome


MUS81 and GEN1 nucleases are involved in DSBs formation after CHK1 inhibition

Eva Malacaria · Rome


Activity of AID driven by cell cycle specific promoters

Giorgio Mattiuz · Florence


Somatic mutations patterns in colorectal cancer patients affected by MUTYH-associated polyposis

Ettore Meccia · Rome


MUS81 phosphorylation by CHK2 is required for its efficient activation during S- and G2/M phases of cell cycle

Ivana Murfuni · Rome


Functional analysis of the putative FHA-binding site of MUS81 during replication

Anita Palma · Rome


Isolation of mutants suppressing fcd-2 phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans

Pamela Santonicola · Naples



Leigh Syndrome in Drosophila melanogaster: morphological and biochemical characterization of Surf1 post-transcriptional silencing

Cristiano De Pitta · Padua


The role of Huntingtin in EGFR pathway of non-neuronal cells: evidences in a Drosophila Melanogaster model of Hungtinton Disease

Mauro Finicelli · Naples


Neuroprotective effects of two creatine salts in brain hippocampal slices

Patrizia Garbati · Genoa


period and timeless mRNA splicing profiles under natural conditions in Drosophila melanogaster

Gabriella Mazzotta · Padua


Morning serum melatonin in patients with mood disorders and insomnia: influence of age, body mass index, smoke and photoperiod

Lionella Palego · Pisa


Unstable dendritic spines in a mouse model of CDKL5 disorder

Tommaso Pizzorusso · Pisa


Delivery of a neuroprotective cell-penetrating Hsp70

Loredano Pollegioni · Varese


Magnetic nanoparticles can direct axonal growth

Vittoria Raffa · Dundee, United Kingdom


Engineering membrane models capable to target β-amyloid and to modulate its aggregation features: implications for therapy of Alzheimer’s disease

Francesca Re · Monza


Enhanced expression of amyloid precursor protein in platelets from patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Davide Sartini · Ancona


CLIC1 is relevant for exosome-dependent growth of glioma cells

Matteo Setti · Milan


A P2X7 antagonist improves muscle strength and motor distal amplitude in CMT1A rats: preliminary results from an in vivo trial

Giovanna Sociali · Genoa



Electrical activity dependent cx43 acetylation: a new mechanism for regulating cardiomyocyte communication

Valerio Azzimato · Rome


Quantification of tissue T3, T4 and their metabolites in rat and human tissues by a novel HPLC-MS/MS method

Riccardo Donzelli · Pisa


Plasma membrane sialidase NEU3 controls epithelial-mesenchymal transition in melanoma cells

Ilaria Silvestri · Segrate


AQP8 facilitates Nox-produced hydrogen peroxide transport in leukaemia cells

Francesco Vieceli Dalla Sega · Bologna



Transcriptomic analysis of light response in Nannochloropsis gaditana highlights the basis for specific metabolic remodeling

Alessandro Alboresi · Padua


Understanding cell wall re-modelling during mycorrhizal symbiotic interactions

Raffaella Balestrini · Turin


Salts modulate δ1-pyrroline-5-carboxylate metabolism in rice

Michele Bertazzini · Ferrara


Molecular networks controlling leaf cell differentiation during drought stress in Brachypodium distachyon

Edoardo Bertolini · Pisa


The PSI peripheral antenna is crucial for acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana to changing light conditions

Mauro Bressan · Verona


Organ specificity of Strigolactone production in tomato plants under osmotic stress

Francesca Cardinale · Grugliasco (TO)


Enhanced production of bioactive compounds in plant cell suspension cultures of Artemisia annua L.

Sofia Caretto · Lecce


Molecular and technical advances for the in vivo analysis of Ca2+ dynamics in plant cells 

Alex Costa · Milan


Evaluation of new synthesized “adenosine derivatives” molecules as cytokinin-like compounds

Francesca D'Angiolillo · Pisa


The importance of osmoregulation and ionic effects on xylem hydraulics in the invasive halophyte Spartina patens (Ait.) Muhl

Valentina De Col · Udine


The effects of heavy metals exposition on the activity of recombinant plant plastidic glucose 6P dehydrogenase

Alessia De Lillo · Naples


Identification and molecular characterization of the sucrose synthase 2 gene in durum wheat

Immacolata Fanizza · Bari


Evolutionary role of a vacuolar metal transporter for hypertolerance/hyperaccumulation in Arabidopsis halleri

Elisa Fasani · Verona


Proline metabolism in salt-shocked versus salt-adapted rice seedlings

Giuseppe Forlani · Ferrara


Peroxydase and polyphenoloxidase activities and isoforms distribution in fruits of sweet cherry from Campania Region (Italy)

Amodio Fuggi · Caserta


High-level expression of Physcomitrella patens light harvesting complex stress related protein 1 (LHCSR1) protein by transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana

Leonardo Ghin · Verona


Metal adaptation can affect the response to biotic stress in higher plants: a study on Silene paradoxa L.

Cristina Gonnelli · Florence


Leaf water relation traits in typical Sicilian varieties of Vitis vinifera L.

Simone Inzerillo · Palermo


Phenotypic plasticity of Mediterranean oak species in response to combined ozone and drought stress

Marco Landi · Pisa


Changes in the levels of HSP70 in relation to heavy metals exposition in Elodea canadensis  

Marco Lentini · Naples


Interplay between cGMP and redox signalling under biotic stress

Vittoria Locato · Rome


Aquaporin involvement in controlling leaf hydraulic capacitance and resistance

Claudio Lovisolo · Grugliasco (TO)


Rooting depth as a key trait connecting water and carbon metabolism of trees

Andrea Nardini · Trieste


Potassium deficiency and drought stress in grapevine cultivars

Elisabetta Oddo · Palermo


Defense response to fungal pathogens in susceptible and resistant maize genotypes

Costantino Paciolla · Bari


Novel putative miRNAs in different graft combinations of grapevine upon drought

Chiara Pagliarani · Grugliasco (TO)


Metabolite transport pathways in durum wheat mitochondria from hyperosmotically-stressed seedlings

Donato Pastore · Foggia


Redox status of the pyridine nucleotide pools and proline synthesis in tobacco

Davide Petrollino · Ferrara


Redox regulated β-amylase 1 (BAM1) is inhibited by glutathionylation

Claudia Pirone · Bologna


Phytoremediation potentiality of Cistus ssp. and Inula viscosa in heavy metal contaminated soils

Laura Pistelli · Pisa


Redox regulation of algal ATP sulfurylase

Laura Prioretti · Ancona


Biochar amendment improves lettuce quality in metal-contaminated soils

Mike Quartacci · Pisa


Flax seed and its by-product as a source of secondary metabolites

Annamaria Ranieri · Pisa


Xylem cavitation and hydraulic degradation portend increasing risks of tree mortality under climate change scenarios

Tadeja Savi · Trieste


UV-B post-harvest irradiation is effective in increasing the level of antioxidants of peaches during a brief refrigerated storage

Claudia Scattino · Pisa


The response of Arabidopsis thaliana to mild osmotic stress involves primary starch metabolism and is triggered by the activation of the redox sensitive ß-amylase 1 (BAM1)

Francesca Sparla · Bologna


iTRAQ analysis of the molecular dialogue between an arbuscolar mycorrhizal fungus and its endosymbiotic bacteria

Lorenzo Testa · Varese


Photosynthetic response to nitrogen starvation and high light in Haematococcus pluvialis

Matteo Ballottari · Verona


Does FOF1 ATP synthase form the mitochondrial permeability transition pore in plants?

Marco Zancani · Udine


Rare earth elements: resources or pollutants?

Maria Alessandra Zicari · Bari



Nitrate control of nodule formation in Lotus japonicus: functional characterization of a low affinity nitrate transporter

Ludovico Alves · Naples


Potassium deficiency and drought stress in grapevine cultivars

Martina Calabrese · Palermo


The interplay between photorespiration and iron deficiency: a preliminary investigation.

Fabio Marco Casiraghi · Milan


Molecular characterization of two cation transporters of Arabidopsis thaliana

Silvia Piasentin · Verona


Comparative study on physiological and transcriptional responses to iron and phosphorus deficiency in roots of Lupinus albus L.

Roberto Pinton · Udine


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