Research groups

Translational genomics


Coordinators of the group

  • Cinzia Lavarino

Integration of the knowledge of the genome and of medicine to improve therapeutic strategies. The aim is to use "omics" technologies to identify the underlying molecular mechanisms of the biology and clinical-pathological behaviour of developmental tumours, as a possibility for the development of diagnostic, prognostic and treatment-response biomarkers.

Specific goals:

  • Identification of epigenetic biomarkers.
  • Development of tools for the determination of treatment response.
  • Genomic study of developmental tumours.
  • Sequencing of the transcriptome of individual tumour cells.
  • Identification of tumour stem cells.