Lymphoma Genomics


Group Leader

Bertoni Francesco, MD


Abo Khayal Layal, Visiting Research Fellow
Arribas Carmena Alberto, Senior Investigator
Barnabei Laura, PostDoc
Bertoni Francesco, MD, Group Leader
Cannas Eleonora, MS Stage (tesista)
Cascione Luciano, PhD
Civanelli Elisa, Research Assistant
Falzarano Chiara, Visiting Researcher
Guidetti Francesca, PhD Student
Mensah Afua, PhD
Munz Nicolas, PhD student
Napoli Sara, PhD
Regazzo Giulia, Visiting Research Fellow
Risi Giorgia, Stage
Sartori Giulio, PhD
Spriano Filippo, PostDoc
Tarantelli Chiara, Senior Investigator
Zhang Fangwen, PhD student


Research areas of our group are the development of new drugs against lymphoma and lymphoma genomics. Accordingly, we apply genomics techniques followed by bioinformatic and functional studies to elucidate the lesions underlying lymphomas and to identify new genes and new potential therapeutic targets. Since the ultimate goal of our research is the improvement of patients outcome, to obtain new and active anti-lymphoma drugs we work in strict collaboration with pharmaceuticals companies in testing novel compounds but we also develop our anti-cancer molecules. The strict connection with the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI) running clinical trials dedicated to lymphoma patients allows the development of new drugs from pre-clinical to clinical settings. We also perform molecular follow-up studies for national lymphoma clinical trials (SAKK).

Current projects

  • Mechanism of resistance to anti-lymphoma agents.
  • Non-coding RNAs in B-cell lymphoma,
  • Development of new anti-lymphoma compounds and identification of biomarkers.
  • Development of a microfluidic platform for real-time detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus.