Curriculum Vitae

Marco Agostini, Ph.D.

2000-University of Padova, Italy -M.Sc.- Biological Sciences
2006- University of Padova, Italy- Ph.D.- Oncologic and Surgical Sciences
2009- Genetic Medical School, University of Padova, Italy- Postdoc- Genetic

Positions

2008- present         Researcher at the Section of Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology and Gastroenterological Sciences

University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

29/02/2011-01/04/2016 Senior Affiliate Member, The Department of Nanomedicine, The Methodist Hospital Research               Institute, Houston, Texas, USA.

2014- present         Responsible of molecular diagnosis activity for the Center for the Prevention of Hereditary Colorectal Tumors – Clinical Surgery I University of Padua – Hospital of Padua.

Description of Research

He is a well-established scientist in the field of colorectal cancer, solid cancers, focusing on the study of the genetics and molecular biology of the cancerous tissues:

1) study of genetic and molecular characterization of cancer;

2) discovery of new molecular markers for the non-invasive (liquid biopsies) early detection of cancer;

3) decellularized colorectal cancer matrix as bioactive microenvironment for in vitro 3D cancer research.

4) Application of biomimetic proteolipid vesicles, called Leukosomes, for targeting inflamed tissues.

 

Patent

-WO2014EP58356 20140424: Title: in vitro method for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer through the analysis in a body fluid sample of the total circulating DNA and the amount of DNA released by non-apoptic cells.

WO2015145384: Title:  Method for diagnosis of colorectal cancer by determining the level of fatty acids present in a biological fluid sample, and apparatus for implementing the method.

Grant: From 2012 a total budget of 1.199.000,00 euros as Coordinator and or Principal Investigator.

Official H index and publications: 18 (according to the Scopus Elsevier database). He has published 89 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.


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Nanoinspired biomedicine

Dr. Agostini group is a well-established scientist in the field of colorectal cancer, solid cancers, focusing on the study of the genetics and molecular biology of the cancerous tissues.