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26th March 2024

Register to our EMBO workshopThe Spatial Biology of Cancer in London!

If you want to catch up on the spatial biology of cancer with top-notch scientists and learn all about spatially resolved data doing an hackathon please register to this EMBO Workshop that we have the pleasure to organize with Prof Francesca Ciccarelli and Prof Maria Secrier @ the Francis Crick Institute in London!
To register go on the official EMBO page here


1st December 2023

AIRC keeps funding our research!

HThe Italian Association for Cancer Research, aka AIRC fundation, will support our studies on RNA processing in pediatric and adult cancers through the BRIDGE funding scheme! A big thanks to AIRC and all the people whose generosity supports the fundation.


10th October 2023

C.G.B. Retreat 2023

Here we go again! Our third CGB lab retreat in Varenna! We spent a couple of days in our beloved Villa Monastero (Varenna, LC) discussing science and having fun with our mates of the Pozzoli lab @ IRCCS Medea!


5th November 2022

C.G.B. @ Oxford Nanopore Cancer Research Seminar 2022

We presented our work of FOXA1-mediated regulation of mRNA processing using long-read sequencing data at the Oxford Nanopore Cancer Research Seminar 2022 in Florence!

More news to come!


15th November 2022

C.G.B. attended its first intercontinental meeting

Serena and Francesca partecipated our work on pediatric sacorma tanscriptiomes at the annual meeting of Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) in Vancouver, Canada!


10th October 2022

C.G.B. @ the AIEOP congress

Our lab partecipated to the annaual meeting of the Italian Association of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (AIEOP). Serena gave her first offical oral presentation discussing novel strategy to apply RNA therapy to sacormas. Well done Serena!!


06th October 2022

Our second CGB lab retreat in Varenna!

We spent three days in the beatuful location of Villa Monastero (Varenna, LC) discussing science and having fun with friends from the Naccarati lab @ IIGM and the Pozzoli lab @ IRCCS Medea.


27th September 2022

FOXA1 drives alternative splicing in prostate cancer

Here we finally show that FOXA1 shapes mRNA production of prostate cancer. We show how these process reduce the heterogenety of transcriptomes and influcence prognosis of prostate cancer patients. Check it out!


10th July 2022

CGB went to SIBBM in Rome...and won the poster session!

Our lab partecipated to the SIBBM conference on "The RNA World 3.0" presenting posters on three projects. Francesca with RNAmars was awarded for the best poster! Well done!

More news to come!


01st May 2021

Artificial Intelligence in bulk and single-cell RNA-seq: where are we?

Here our review on learning approaches for the analysis of large-scale RNA-sequencing datasets in cancer.
We present the major solutions to disentangle tumor heterogeneity of transcriptome profiles for an effective improvement of patient management, check it out!


25th April 2021

The Italian SARS-Cov-2 screening

Together FPO-IRCCS Candiolo units, we are actively monitoring the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in Piedmont, Italy. The lab is mapping the virus lineages that are circulating in the region. Here some updates!


27th September 2020

MC farewell

Mariachiara, a very talented intership student, left the lab to complete her education at the University of Milan. We had lots of fun with Mariachiara and she opened our road to RNA methylation! Good luck MC!


13th September 2020

The Pandemic

In the horrible pandemic time the lab did not stop. We were lucky and determined enough to smartly work on our research projects.


31st December 2019

'Less is more', our paradigm shift in gene set analysis is out!

We introduced a probabilistic modelling, namely GSECA, to identify altered biological process relevant for complex phenotypes from heterogeneous high-volume RNA-seq data.

Have a look at our pancancer analysis of PTEN loss and its role in modulating immune-related processes across cancer types!

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15th July 2019

'Helper' genes promote cancer

Great collaboration with Francesca Ciccarelli's lab! We contribute to the implementation of a machine learning algorithm to identify cancer genes in individual patient affected by esophageal adenocarcinoma.

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Last updated 1st Aug 2019

Thanks to the ISMB and Contra, and the organizers, for having me as part of the great session of Computational Oncology – Heterogeneity and Immune Defence. Inspiring discussions with Maria Scrier, Nicholas McGranahan, Giovanni Ciriello and all the other speakers!

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Last updated 16th July

C.G.B. and IIGM are now relocating at the FPO IRCCS Candiolo Cancer Institute.

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Last updated 1st July 2019

First official C.G.B. poster

Serena presented GSECA at the BITS meeting in Palermo. This was the first offical presentation of our, and her, novel paradim to handle heterogeneity of high-volume RNA-seq data. Less is more!

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Last updated 1st July 2019

Marco presented our first work on trascriptional regulation of RNA binding proteins in prostate cancer at the BITS annual meeting in Palermo! Well done!

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Last updated 16th June 2019

Our free single-cell workshops reaches more than 200 partecipants!