Monday, October 23, 2023 at 9:00 am – Aula Pocchiari

ISS Core Facilities Service

Open Day FAST

FAST, the ISS Core Facilities Service, will present the latest innovations in terms of cutting-edge technologies and new skills.

FAST logo

The FAST Areas provide integrated and interdisciplinary support to research projects, allowing access to cutting-edge technologies and highly qualified personnel. We can offer end-to-end support by accompanying the researcher from experimental design to data acquisition and analysis.

The Open Day is an opportunity to explore the technologies of the ISS core facilities that can help you accelerate and develop your projects; an opportunity for exchange in an informal atmosphere in which all members of the Institute will be able to ask their questions during the presentations in the morning or in front of the posters or stands of the individual Areas in the afternoon.


  • 09:00 – Registration

  • 09:30 – Welcome address from Prof. Rocco Bellantone
  • 09:35 – What FAST can do for you
    Marco Crescenzi
  • 10:00 – Mass spectrometry (MS) improved for new goals
    Serena Camerini
  • 10:15 – Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) for the characterization of extracellular particles or vesicles
    Federica Fratini
  • 10:30 – Use of NTA in the characterization of extracellular vesicles derived from murine plasma
    Zaira Bussadia
  • 10:45 – SPR for the study of molecular interactions
    Maurizio Zini
  • 11:00 – Ask to the spin of the electron: the EPR and its applications
    Sara Della Monaca
  • 11:15 – Analysis of the genotoxic potential of the CNF1 toxin, from Escherichia Coli, on intestinal epithelial cells: the role of ROS
    Michela Tozzi

  • 11:30 – Break

  • 11:45 – MRI unit: description of the instrument and services offered
    Gianmauro Palombelli
  • 12:00 – High resolution NMR unit: new NMR spectrometer (14.1 T) for new opportunities
    Egidio Iorio
  • 12:15 – FaBioCell and the transfer of an advanced therapy from the laboratory to the clinic
    Eleonora Aricò
  • 12:30 – NGS area: from the microbial genome to single cell sequencing through a multiplatform service
    Manuela Marra, Valentina Libri
  • 12:45 – From the biological sample to the genome: the sequencing of Neisseria meningitidis directly from CSF
    Arianna Neri

  • 13:00 – Break for lunch

  • 14:00-16:00 – Face to face meeting with the FAST Areas (Aula Marotta)

(the event is reserved for ISS staff)