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Speakers’ biography:

Silvia Picciolini_Nevermind

Silvia Picciolini: 

graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry and technologies (CTF) at the University of Milan, she spent one year at FDG doing research experience for her experimental thesis in collaboration with a spin off of the Joint Research Centre (Ispra) aimed at the optimization of nanohole arrays as solid SERS substrates for the detection of genetic biomarkers of acute myeloid leukemia, in order to evaluate the minimal residual disease. She was granted with an AXA scholarship for the Raman analysis of lipids in the blood of Alzheimer’s patients. In 2019, she has completed her PhD in Translational and Molecular Medicine at University of Milano-Bicocca working at LABION on a  project aimed at the detection and characterization of neuronal extracellular vesicles from human plasma, in order to identify their role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In particular, the intent was to design a SPRi based biosensor for the simultaneous detection of these multiple complex circulating biomarkers using an extremely limited amount of peripheral blood. Now, she is applying the optimized SPRi platform for the rehabilitation monitoring of stroke patients. IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS - Email:


Augustin Enciso Martinez:Augustin Enciso Martinez_Nevermind

postdoctoral researcher at the BioEE group of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Within his research lines are the study of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles, as well as the development of technology for the use of vesicles as cancer biomarkers. His published work includes topics on the detection and characterization of single cancer cells and tumor-derived extracellular vesicles, using electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Agustin is originally from Mexico and graduated in biomedical engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and from a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at KU Leuven, in Belgium. He obtained his PhD from the University of Twente, under prof. Leon Terstappen and Dr. Cees Otto, where he worked on the label-free detection and characterization of individual extracellular vesicles. He has completed multiple research stays, including at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC) in Leuven, Belgium; at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, USA and at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, USA.Agustin has also been an editor of popular science articles in various magazines, including Origenes and Trayecto. Univeristy of Twente - Email: 

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