NEWS - February 2018
Marta Gomarasca is awarded 18-month grant by the Fondazione Roche
Marta Gomarasca, researcher at the Laboratory of Experimental Biochemistry & Molecular Biology has won an 18-month grant “Bando Roche per la Ricerca 2018”, conferred by Fondazione Roche, with the independent research project proposal entitled: “Targeting di miRNA coinvolti nell’escape immunitario di metastasi ossee da carcinoma mammario mediante peptide nucleic acids (PNA)” (Peptide nucleic acids (PNA)-mediated targeting of miRNA involved in the immune escape of bone metastasis from breast cancer). The proposal has been selected, along with other eleven proposals, based on the evaluation of the Fondazione GIMBE (Gruppo Italiano Medicina Basata sulle Evidenze – Italian Group on Evidence-based Medicine). The project is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of targeting important modulators of the metastatic evolution by using a new classes of compounds, the PNAs, having extraordinary specificity and stability and, hence, they represent a promising strategy in this field. The research group acknowledge Fondazione Roche for having granted the proposal.