Ciro Isidoro’s Laboratory


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)

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




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 Pague, September 23-25, 2019 (

NO-CANCER 2018, Novara October 28-29, 2018 NO-Cancer 2018-Miniposter  FLYER Program
registration closed owing to overbooking

HEAD of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd World Conference Cancer-2018 “Oncology and Cancer Therapeutics in the 21st Century”, Bologna July 23-25, 2018.

Poster Announcement Cancer-2018 Bologna-Italy

NO-CANCER 2017 From Cancerogenesis to Therapy: "New paradigms, new opportuinities", Novara October 29-30, 2017  

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 wishing to graduate or work with us are welcome (please contact us via e-mail).