3° World Congress on Electroporation 

Toulouse-France, September 3-6 2019. The 3rd World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine, and Food & Environmental Technologies, a meeting organized with the intent of bringing together people from different disciplines involved in basic research or developing applications based on electroporation and use of pulsed electric fields.

Registration and Call for abstracts from 1 December 2018.

Emanuela Signori is member of the Scientific Program Committee, and LaPMOS is involved in the organization of the onco-immunonology session.

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In November 2016 LaPMOS has been awarded by a short term mobility from CNR. The grant allowed Dr Signori to visit the Laboratorio de Sistemas Complejos (LSC), Departamento de Computación e Instituto de Física del Plasma, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires y Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires - Argentina.

The two multidisciplinary groups collaborate through the contribution of respective grants received for electrotransfer studies. Preliminary protocols of combined treatments in tumor affected dogs are being conducted. Electrochemotherapy (ECT) and injections of a single plasmid vector carrying immunomodulatory DNA sequences, delivered by electroporation, have demonstrated a tumor regression and an elicited immune response in the animals treated in the last two years.

Dr Emanuela Signori and Prof Guillermo Marhall have been received by the Science Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Prof. José Kenny.

During the meeting, they illustrated the joint project of the two labs and plans for future collaborations.

Signori

During her stay in Buenos Aires, Dr Signori visited the Hospital Italiano. The authorities have demonstrated great interest for the translational project on-going between LaPMOS and LSC. They agreed to take part into the research program as partner of the joint project.

Due to the importance of the research project and the collaboration programs established between CNR and CONICET, Dr Signori and Dr Maglietti (LSC), have been interviewed by Dr. Paola Gezzi at the TV program Salud y Calidad De Vida”.