Workshop on “microRNAs and innovative technologies for human diseases diagnosis”

6 febbraio 2017
February 6, 2017

Where: Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico Fabio Ferrari
University of Trento
Via Sommarive 9, Povo (TN)
Room A103

This Workshop will provide an overview on the role of microRNAs as improved biomarkers for the diagnosis of diseases and for clinical decision-making, and on its prospective use in innovative miRNA detection systems matching chemistry, optoelectronics and bioinformatics. The event is organized in the framework of the EU project miRNA-DisEASY*, which delivers the sharing, education and training of talented researchers for an insight in the future of biomarkers.


1.45 pm


  • Cristina Ress, Coordinator of the miRNA-DisEASY project, Optoelettronica Italia Srl, Trento, Italy
2.00 pm

The complexity of biomarker identification and validation

  • Juergen Borlak, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2.30 pm

Molecular markers in lung carcinomas

  •  Mattia Barbareschi, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy
3.00 pm

MicroRNAs: New Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy Prediction

  • Michela Denti, Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology, Centre for Integrative Biology, Trento, Italy 
3.30 pm

Extracellular RNA and biomarker discovery: which is the contribution of extracellular vesicles?

  • Manuela Basso, Laboratory of Transcriptional Neurobiology, Centre for Integrative Biology, Trento, Italy 
4 p.m.  Coffee break
4.15 pm

Pathway corruption in cancer. Role of transcription factors and miRNAs

  • Alexander Kel, GeneXplain, Hannover, Germany 
4.45 pm

Dynamic chemistry for microRNA detection

  • Hugh Ilyine, DestiNA Genomica SL, Granada, Spain 
5.15 pm

miRNA detection & recognition by time-gated fluorescence

  • Emilio Fernandez, University of Granada, Granada, Spain 
5.45 pm

Optoelectronic technologies and sensitive devices

  • Matteo Bregoli, Optoelettronica Italia srl, Trento, Italy

Information and contacts:

Fabio Ledda 
Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO)
Povo - TN - Italy
fabio.ledda [at]

Cristina Ress
Optoelettronica Italia srl
Trento, Italy
cristina.ress [at] 

The Project is part of


microRNA biomarkers in an innovative biophotonic sensor kit for high-specific diagnosis     


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 690866

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