Networks & Collaborations
The mission of ISCaM (ex ISPDC, International Society for Proton Dynamics in Cancer) is to improve communication and to foster collaborative activities and research programs between European and non European scientists engaged in acidity, proton dynamics, metabolism and microenvironment in cancer research. ISCaM can consolidate, co-ordinate and facilitate International collaboration, facilitate translation of research to clinical development, and fundraise for Networking activities, scientific programs and projects, scientists mobility, young scientists grants and carrier programs.
Our mission is to advocate and effectively promote our approach to cancer therapy in the scientific community, social community, Funding Agencies, Governments, and stimulate translation into clinical applications.
To create a critical mass of scientists engaged in research activities on Metabolism in Cancer.
To gain visibility at National, European and International level.
To duly raise the necessary awareness of both the scientific community and society.
To attract resources to finance and conduct research in the field of metabolism in cancer.
To be recognized as an important counterpart for the European Commission, funding agencies and Industry.
To represent the main scientific stakeholder in the field.
Stine Falsig Pedersen
Professor at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Copenhagen.
Main research interests of Prof. Pedersen are regulation, physiology, and pathophysiology of pH regulatory ion transport proteins, in particular with respect to their roles in cell motility and cancer development, and in structure-function studies of the Na+/H+ exchanger NHE1 and the Na+,HCO3–cotransporter NBCn.
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna.
He is also a staff surgeon, Orthopaedic Oncology, Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica I, and Head of the Orthopaedic Pathophysiology and Regenerative Medicine Lab, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy. Member of the Faculty of the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of Bologna. Bone cancer has been always one of his main research interests, and his research activity has recently focused on the role of proton dynamics in tumor survival, invasiveness, and chemoresistance in bone tumors, with a particular interest in cancer stem cells.
Professor of Physiology at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London; Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua and Satellite Group Leader at Francis Crick Institute of London.
His research focuses on understanding how mitochondria provide adaptation during the development of heterogeneous and chemoresistant tumours by studying the transcriptional program underlying mitochondrial biogenesis and the associated metabolic phenotype of cancer subtypes. His research groups use advanced imaging approaches at the UCL campus and perform metabolomic profiling of in vivo tumour models at the Crick institute. He co-founded the Consortium for Mitochondrial Research at UCL
Group Leader at the Veneto Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) in Padua. Alessandro investigates metabolic dependencies and their impact on epigenomic reprogramming during pancreatic carcinogenesis.
He trained at University of Pennsylvania and his lab employs mouse transgenics to dissect metabolic and epigenomic perturbations that lead to tumor onset.
Research associate at the Department of Molecular Biotechnologies at the University of Torino. Following a postdoctoral experience at Université catholique de Louvain in defining the metabolic determinants of tumor metastasis, he is currently working on defining the impact of metabolism on the progression of cancer cachexia.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, University of Minho, Principal Investigator at ICVS (Life and Health Sciences Research Institute) and Coordinator of the Surgical Sciences Research Domain. Fatima’s current research interest is on cancer glycolytic metabolism, especially on monocarboxylate transporters, focusing on the discovery of new cancer prognostic biomarkers and exploitation of therapeutic targets.
Tenure-track scientist at the Department for Research, Innovation and Technology of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli) in Bologna, Italy. Margherita’s research focus is the understanding of the interaction between tumor and stromal cells and their reciprocal metabolic reprogramming during primary and metastatic tumor growth.
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