Ciro Isidoro’s Laboratory

WEBINARS ON CANCER 15-16 December 2020

Information for Students in the section “Educational Activities-Teaching”


In Italia tutto ti è perdonato, fuorché il successo / In Italy everything is forgiven, except for success (Enzo Ferrari)

Tutti sono necessari e ciascuno è indispensabile (Ciro Isidoro)

Anela all’Ammirazione dei Giusti, sopporta l’invidia dei perdenti, rifuggi dalla compassione degli amici / Yearn for the Admiration of the Righteous, endure envy of the losers, flee from the compassion of the friends (Ciro Isidoro)


HEAD of the Scientific Organizing Committee of the 4th World Conference Cancer-2020 Oslo, June15-17, 2020

post-poned due to COVID-19

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Annual meeting of the International Society of Precision Cancer Medicine (ISPCM), March 2-4, 2020 Tokyo Medical and Dental University    post-poned due to COVID-19 ( ISPCM2020_New 



Guest Editor of Special Issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences on “Biogenesis and the Functional Roles of Lysosomes: Their Implications for the Pathogenesis and Therapy of Human Diseases”
HEAD of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd World Conference Cancer-2019 Prague, September 23-25, 2019 ( Poster Congress Cancer 2019 Prague
Member of the Organizing Committee of the Annual Meeting of the International Ovarian Cancer Research Consortium and International Symposium on Tumor Microenvironment, hosted by the Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, on June 30 – July 1, 2019. 2019_OKC_Meeting-announcement poster
Chair of NO-CANCER 2018, Novara October 28-29, 2018 NO-Cancer 2018-Miniposter FLYER Program 

HEAD of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd World Conference Cancer-2018, Bologna (I) July 23-25, 2018Poster Announcement Cancer-2018 Bologna-Italy

Chair of NO-CANCER 2017 Novara October 29-30, 2017  PHOTOGALLERY 

Chair of BASIC TO TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE 2016: focus on CANCER (Novara, Oct 6-7, 2016) info

Welcome message of Prof. Ciro Isidoro

Welcome to the Laboratory of Molecular Pathology headed by Prof. Ciro Isidoro.
The laboratory was established in the Department of Health Sciences (formerly Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche) at the Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” in Novara in September 1996.
Our mission is to study the role and the involvement of lysosomal proteolysis in the pathogenesis of diseases. Main areas include:
  1. the biogenesis and pathophysiological function of Cathepsin D;
  2. the regulation of the autophagy-lysosomal pathway in cancer and in neurodegeneration;
  3. the nanobioimaging of vesicular traffic defects.
(ongoing projects are described in the LAB ACTIVITIES/RESEARCH section).
Scholars willing to visit our laboratory and students/postDoc who wish graduating or working with us are welcome (please contact us via e-mail).