Team from the Cellular and Molecular Cardiology Laboratory (CCT/FCRE) – From left to right: Giuseppina Milano, Sara Bolis, Alessandra Ciullo, Enea Pianezzi, Federica Mazzola, Vanessa Biemmi, Claudia Altomare and Lucio Barile
Every year in March, the medical research community of the italian-speaking part of Switzerland come together for a one-day event organized by the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU/EOC) focused on clinical and basic research “made in Ticino”. This year, the «Clinical Research Day of Southern Switzerland» was organized at USI University Campus in Lugano and featured presentations and a poster exhibition from each major research institute of southern Switzerland.
Several SIRM groups were of course present with their works. Two oral presentations: Stefania Sgroi (EOC/LBN) and Vanessa Biemmi (CCT/FCRE). Four posters: Salvatore Galati, Giorgia Melli and Chiara Foglieni (LBN/EOC); Matteo Moretti (RMT/EOC).
In particular, Vanessa Biemmi‘s presentation on the role of exosomes during the inflammation phase of the myocaridal heart attack was awarded as “best oral presentation” of the day. The awarded study was carried out by the Cellular and Molecular Cardiology Laboratory of Cardiocentro Ticino, led by Prof. Giuseppe Vassalli and Dr. Lucio Barile and by the Cellular and Biomedical Technologies Laboratory of Dr. Tiziano Tallone, also a research lab of CCT/FCRE working at SIRM.