Paolo Roncon, PhD student

University of Ferrara
Department of Medical Sciences
Section of Pharmacology
via Fossato di Mortara 17-19
44121 Ferrara, Italy

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Nationality: Italian
Date of birth
: July, 4th 1988
Place of birth: Italy
June 2012: Master degree in “Molecular and cellular Biology ” at the University of Ferrara with the score of 110/110 and the lode.
July 2010: Bachelor degree in “Biotechnology” at the University of Ferrara with score 103/110
June 2007: Hight school license with score 88/100.
Professional Background:
  • Tissue extraction and preparation (fixation and paraffin embedding)
  • Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry;
  • Laser-microdissection
  • Animal models of epilepsy (Pilocarpine model, video-EEG monitoring, behavioral tests);
  • Intrcardiac blood sampling;
  • HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography);
  • RNA and DNA purification from fresh, frozen and FFPE tissues and blood/plasma;
  • Gene expression analysis, mirnomics and transcriptomics, Real-Time PCR;
  • Statistics and Bioinformatics.
Scientific activity:
  1. Silvia Zucchini, Gianluca Marucci, Beatrice Paradiso, Giovanni Lanza, Paolo Roncon, Pierangelo Cifelli, Manuela Ferracin, Marco Giulioni, Roberto Michelucci, Guido Rubboli, Michele Simonato, Identification of miRNAs Differentially Expressed in Human Epilepsy with or without Granule Cell Pathology. Plos One. 2014 Aug.
  2.  Soukupová M, Binaschi A, Falcicchia C, Zucchini S, Roncon P, Palma E, Magri E, Grandi E, Simonato M. Impairment of GABA release in the hippocampus at the time of the first spontaneous seizure in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Exp Neurol. 2014 Jul;257:39-49.