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Formentini Laura, MSc


Date of Birth


Current assignment

PhD Student

Title of qualification awarded

Master Degree in Molecular and Applied Biology (LM-06) at Marche Polytechnic University

Other qualifications awarded

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (L-13) at Marche Polytechnic University

Positions held
  • 2020: PhD Student at the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute; PhD programme in Oncology, Hematology and Pathology, 36th course cycle, University of Bologna. Project name: “Development of personalized medicine in osteosarcoma by exploiting novel representative, genetically characterized experimental models”
  • 2017-2019: Internship at IRCCS – INRCA  PST – Laboratory of Genetic and Molecolar Biology (Ancona). Project name: “Identification, validation and characterization of structural genomic variants associated with retroelements in patients with multiple melanoma”
  • 2013: Internship at Microbiology Laboratory (Hospital of Civitanova Marche)

Italian: mother tongue
English: B1
French: A2

  • Molecular biology techniques: nucleic acid extraction and quantification, PCR, RealTime PCR, gel electrophoresis, site specific pcr development, Sanger Sequencing, Pyrosequencing, library preparation for NGS;
  • Cellular Biology;
  • Western Blotting Analysis
  • Use of Windows and Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Use of scientific databases (NCBI, Pubmed) and online tools (Blast, Ensembl, Primer3)
Scientific activities

Genetic and molecular characterization of PDX models generated by Osteosarcoma.

Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Oncologic research, Osteosarcoma, Next Generation Sequencing for molecular discovery of driver factors in Sarcomas.