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Francesca Fornari

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department for Life Quality Studies

Academic discipline: BIO/12 Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Short Bio

Senior researcher (BIO/12, Clinical Biochemestry and Molecular Biology) at Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna. She carries out her research in the molecular oncology at Policlinico St.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna. The research interests are aimed at the study of molecular mechanisms involved in tumor progression and drug resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma. She actually investigate the role of microRNAs as possible therapeutic targets and biomarkers of early diagnosis and response to treatments.

She participates in national and international research projects. Author of scientific publications, she has received several prizes and awards including a grant funding as a young investigator in the program Regione-Università, call ‘Alessandro Liberati’. She is the principal investigator of an AIRC invetigator grant entitled 'Identification of circulating biomarkers for patient allocation to the best treatment in hepatocellular carcinoma'.

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Dipartimento di Scienze per la Qualità della Vita
Corso D'Augusto 237, Rimini - Go to map

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Office hours

Tuesday  from 1 to 2 pm, fix an appointment in advance via e-mail, at Dept. of Biochemistry, Via Irnerio 48, Bologna.

Friday from 1 to 2 pm, fix an appointment in advance via e-mail, at Dept. for Life Quality Studies, Corso d'Augusto 237, Rimini.