The team of Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) participated in the XVII Conference of Italian Researchers in the World held at the Charles Library of Temple University in Philadelphia (USA) on April 1st, 2023. SHRO is committed to research against cancer, thanks to the experience of professionals in the industry who invest in the training of young researchers. During the conference, scientific and humanistic projects by the best Italian researchers from around the world were discussed.
Prominent figures including Provost Gregory Mandel and Vice Provost Global Engagement Temple University Emilia Zankina, the President of the Italian Senate, Ignazio La Russa, the Italian Minister of University and Research, Anna Maria Bernini, the Deputy of the Italian Parliament and Member of Foreign Affairs Commission, Andrea Di Giuseppe, the Consul General of Italy-Philadelphia, Cristiana Mele, Rep. General Council for Italians Abroad, Vincenzo Arcobelli were present, together with SHRO President Dr. Antonio Giordano and Texas Scientific Italian Community (TSIC) Dr. Andrea Giuffrida were among the moderators.
In the photo, researcher Francesca Cersosimo presents her project “The investigation of CSF-1R Signaling in Malignant Mesothelioma” born from the collaboration between the University of Siena and SHRO in Philadelphia.
Other SHRO researchers involved in various research projects also participated in the conference: Elisa Ventura, “Progranulin modulates RYK and EGFR activity in mesothelioma cells”, Carlotta Nerini “The Sumoylation of pRb2/p130 in Mesothelioma”, Maria Carmen Ragosta, “Identification of new substrates of Ufm1 as potential therapeutic targets”, Reyes Benot Dominguez, the role of IQGAP3 in PGRN-dependent cell motility in bladder cancer: a study of the PGRN/EphA2 axis”, Sharon Burk, “The Role of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) complexes in Triple Negative Breast Cancer”, Caterina Tomassetti, “Transcriptomic Analysis of Tumor Microenvironment related pathways in Lung Adenocarcinoma”.
As stated by Dr. Andrea Morrione, the Director of the Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Signal Transduction Program at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, who moderated the STEAM session at the event, “all these projects cover different aspects of cancer research and could provide the identification of novel targets for therapy”.
Dedication and passion for research break down geographical and cultural distances with the common goal of finding a cure for cancer and contributing to technological progress.