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We are working hard to put together another exciting program! The complete 2023 scientific program will be available soon!

Four topics will be discussed during the symposium highlighted by keynote lecturers, experts in their field.


Lance Liotta, Microgenomics 2016
  • Methodological Approaches & Instruments
  • Solid-tissue Analysis & Spatial Omics
  • Circulating Biomarkers, EV & Single Cells
  • Integrative analysis from Omics to Bioinformatics


The times for the symposium will be the following :

  • June 29th : 9am - 6pm ; gala dinner for registerd participants 8pm
  • June 30th : 8:30am - 4:30pm

Final Scientific Program

Pdf of final program Final Symposium Program + timetables

Abstract book to download Microgenomics-2023-Abstract-book

We have the pleasure of welcoming the President of the University of Florence who will open the symposium on June 29th.

8:00-9:00          Registration

9:00-9:10          Welcome: Alessandra Petrucci, Rector of the University of Florence

Session 1: New Methodological Approaches and Instruments in Microgenomics Analysis

Chairman: Claudia Bevilacqua & Alexandra Whale

9:10-9:40          Keynote Lecturer - Mikael Kubista (Czech Republic) - Spatiotemporal characterization of wound healing and regeneration in amphibians and of ischemic brain injury in mice

9:40-10:10        Invited Lecturer - Davide Cittaro (Italy) - Sketching chromatin dynamics at single cell level (pdf) Final Abstract Cittaro

10:10-10:40       Invited Lecturer - Viacheslav MYLKA (Belgium) Doing more with less: comparative analysis of sample multiplexing methods for single-cell RNA-seq Final Abstracct Mylka V

10:40-10:55       Selected oral presentation - Nikoletta Galambos (France) - Young Scientist Grant - Cellular specialization inside the symbiotic organ of an insect pest: deciphering the dialogue between host and symbiotic bacteria and their adaptation to different dietetic conditions

10:55-11:25       Coffee break & Posters & Sponsors

1:25-11:55         Invited Lecturer - Alexandra Whale (UK) - Using digital PCR to characterise viral vector genomes Final Abstract Whale

11:55-12:15       GOLD sponsor presentation - BIO-RAD - Sergey Yakushev (Switzerland) - Examples of the duplex and multiplex ddPCR applications from the contract research organization practice Final Abstract Yakushev

12:15-12:30       Selected oral presentation - Eloise Debare & Benjamin Tisserand (France) - OPTO-Cas9 allows easy, fast and precise spatiotemporal genome editing in vertebrate embryo at cellular resolution

12:30-12:45       Selected oral presentation - Adele Calabri (Italy) - Monitoring circulating tumor DNA during immunotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients by targeted NGS: preliminary data on the CORELAB project

12:45-13:00       Invited oral presentation : Fabio Morecchiato (Italy) dPCR vs. qRT-PCR for quantitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in environmental specimens Final abstract Morecchiato

13:00-13:45       Lunch & Posters & Sponsors

13:45-14:15       BIO-RAD Lunch Conference

Session 2: Solid Tissues and Spatial Omics

Chairman: Pamela Pinzani & Mikael Kubista

14:30-15:00       Keynote Lecturer: Pascal Barbry (France) - Omics at the bedside of human lung diseases

15:00-15:30       Invited Lecturer: Evren Azeloglu (USA) - Integrated multiomics for creation of a human kidney tissue atlas Final Abstract Azeloglu

15:30-15:45       Selected oral presentation: Giorgia Egidy (France) - Spatiotemporal analysis of melanoma heterogeneity in a spontaneous swine model at single-cell resolution

15:45-16:15       Coffee break & Posters & Sponsors

16:15-16:45       Invited Lecturer: Letizia De Chiara (Italy) - Single Cell RNA sequencing to identify rare populations in complex organs Final Abstract DE CHIARA

16:45-17:00       Selected oral presentation: Lorenzo Giordani (France) - Multimodal Spatial profiling of Neuromuscular Disorders

17:00-17:30       Invited Lecturer : Ying Zhu (USA) - Deep spatial proteomics at cellular and subcellular resolution for human and plant biology Final Abstract Zhu

17:30-17:45       Selected oral presentation: Maria Elena Melica (Italy) - Single-cell enable the identification of the molecular mechanisms driving drug-dependent restoration of the filtration barrier in crescentic glomerulonephritis

Session 3: Circulating Biomarkers & Extracellular Vesicles & Single-Cells

Chairman: Michael Pfaffl & Patrice Martin

8:30-9:00          Keynote Lecturer: Pieter Mestdagh (Belgium): Cell free RNA biomarkers in cancer (pdf) Final-Abstract-Mestdagh

9:00-9:30          Invited Lecturer: Simon Carding (UK) - Bacterial extracellular vesicle; Spheres of influence within and beyond the gut (pdf) Final Abstract Carding

9:30-10:00        Invited Lecturer: Michael Pfaffl (Germany): A development and analysis pipeline for microRNA biomarker signatures in molecular diagnostics based on circulating EV Final Abstract Pfaffl

10:00-10:15       Selected oral presentation: Matteo Cuccato (Italy) - Extracellular vesicles miRNome profiling for subclinical mastitis detection

10:15-10:45       Coffee break & Posters & Sponsors

10:45-11:00       Selected oral presentation: Davide Ferraro (Italy) - Fast and reproducible method for extracellular vesicle isolation  by novel droplet microfluidics device

11:15-11:30       Invited Lecturer: Christian Preusser (Germany) - Using single-cell sequencing and Cre-Lox reporters for tracking tumor EV Final Abstract Preusser

11:30-11:45       Selected oral presentaation: Giulia Cantini (Italy) - Circulating tumor cells: a novel technique for single cell isolation and analysis in adrenocortical carcinoma

11:45-12:05       GOLD sponsor presentation: QIAGEN - Monique van Eijndhoven & Cristina Gomez (The Netherlands) - Single-nucleotide resolution sequencing (IsoSeek) of plasma EV-associated miRNAs for treatment response prediction in Multiple Myeloma patients Final Abstract Qiagen Van Eijndhoven

12:05-12:45       Lunch & Posters & Sponsors

12:45-13:15        QIAGEN Lunch Conference

Session 4: New Approaches and Instruments for Microgenomics Analysis

Chairman: Alexandra Whale & Daan Noordemeer

14:00-14:30       Keynote Lecturer: Daan Noordemeer (France), Allele-specific multi-omics investigation of imprinted gene domains using phased long-reads (pdf) Final Abstract Noordermeer

14:30-15:00       Invited Lecturer: Benedikt Kirchner (Germany) - Hidden layers of complexity - How small RNA distribution and sample handling affect sequencing results Final Abstract Kirchner

15:00-15:30       Invited Lecturer: Chiara Lanzuolo (Italy) - SAMMY-SEQ: A new technology to capture Dysfunctional Chromatin Landscapes Final Abstract Lanzuolo

15:30-15:45       Selected oral presentation: Adrien Dufour (France) - Multiomics analysis of pig pre-implantation embryo

15:45-16:15       Invited Lecturer: Stephen Clark (UK): Single-cell multiomics sequencing to investigate the role of the
epigenome in cell fate decisions during mouse embryogenesis Final Abstract Clark

16:15-16:30      Closing remarks

Arrive a day early to the symposium and participate in the Technical Workshop. More information available here :