Vincenzo Corbo, Italy

Dr Vincenzo Corbo is assistant professor at the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, University of Verona, Italy. He received his PhD from the University of Verona in 2009. In Verona, he contributed to set up next generations sequencing platforms in the lab of Professor Aldo Scarpa, where he participated to international efforts to describe somatic alterations of pancreas cancers. He completed his training as Post-Doc in the laboratory of Prof David Tuveson at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY (USA), where he participated to the development of a novel three-dimensional culture system to study pancreatic cancer. During his post doctoral training he also developed a therapeutic platform availing of organoids and participated to the definition of a novel-coculture system. He is now co-PI of an international initiative for the generation and characterization of organoids from different diseases. His work focuses on the description of the role of molecular anomalies in tumorigenesis and maintenance of different pancreatic cancer types. Recently, he started research projects aimed at understanding the contribution of epigenetic regulations to progression of the disease and resistance to therapy.