BioMS Centre

Country: Italy

City: Milan

Institution: University of Milan Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Policlinico



PI/Co-PI:  Prof. Daniela Galimberti, PhD

Team members (name, position and contact e-mail):

Dr. Chiara Fenoglio, PhD, Senior Researcher,

Dr. Maria Serpente, PhD, Senior Resercher,

Dr. Milena A De Riz, MD, Neurologist,

Dr. Anna M Pietroboni, MD, Neurologist,

Dr. Tiziana Carandini, MD, Neurologist,

Dr. Stefano Floro, MD, Neurologist,

Dr. Caterina Visconte, PhD, post-doc,

Dr. Marianna D’Anca, PhD, post-doc,

Dr. Federica Sorrentino, PhD, PhD fellow,

Research lines include:

  • Circulating inflammatory factors (cytokines, chemokines) in body fluids
  • Isolation of extracellular vesicles from neural, microglial and astroglial origin and cargo analysis (RNA and proteins)
  • non coding RNAs in PBMC.
    Besides a better understanding of pathogenic mechanisms, we aim to identify biomarkers to predict the prognosis in relapsing-remitting patients (i.e. relapsing versus secondary progressive) and the development of cognitive dysfuntions. In addition, longitudinal analysis of the above mentioned factors is ongoing to identify early predictors of treatment response or non-response.