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Role of Muscle-secreted Factors in Health, Diseases and Exercise - MusHDE 2015

15 - 17 November, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - icSPORTS 2015



Rosanna Piccirillo
Oncology, IRCCS-Mario Negri Institute for pharmacological research

Brief Bio
Rosanna Piccirillo graduated summa cum laude in Medical Biotechnologies in 2001 with a thesis in Experimental Oncology at the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan. In 2006, she obtained the PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, studying the intracellular sorting and transport of a protein implied in a human genetic disease (Ocular Albinism Type 1). In 2006, this original research work was awarded with the prestigious Premio Sapio Junior per la Ricerca Italiana. In 2007, she worked as Visiting Assistant Researcher in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she acquired useful biochemical skills. From 2007 to 2012, she worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab headed by Prof. Alfred L. Goldberg in the Cell Biology Department at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. There, she expanded her knowledge about protein ubiquitination and degradation in neurodegenerative diseases as well as in muscle atrophy. Since March 2012, she is head of the laboratory Cancer Cachexia AIRC Start-Up in the Oncology Department at IRCCS-Mario Negri Research Institute, Milan, Italy. She is interested to understand the molecular mechanisms causing muscle wasting during cancer and how physical exercise can protect from cancer growth and progression.
Massimo Amadei
Independent Researcher

Brief Bio
Massimo Amadei was born in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples, Italy) on january 31, 1968. In 1984, he started to write about sports for local newspapers, such as "Napoli Notte". In 1988, he completed his studies as journalist at press agency Rotopress, where he received the title of journalist. From 1991 to 1998, he was sport journalist at Radio Club91 in Naples and for seven years he was commentator of sport events of football, basketball and highly active in sport news. He wrote about sports at national newspapers such as "Il Tempo", "Il Mattino" and "Sport Sud". Presently, he is the main communications manager for A.P.I. (Associazione Poliziotti Italiani) in Milan and he is organizer and chair of conferences for them. Very recently, he became director of the newspaper "Noi Cittadini per la Sicurezza".


Exercise and muscle functional capacity are important predictors of age-related mortality in humans. The molecular mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise against multiple diseases (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, etc) have recently started to be explored. Because of its high metabolic rate during exercise, muscle has a profound influence on body metabolism. The concept that muscle is an endocrine organ able to release molecules (myokines) is quiet new and opens exciting fields to explore, most importantly, the search for novel molecules from exercised muscle with therapeutic potential against various metabolic diseases.

Authors should submit either a complete paper or an extended abstract in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, in any of the topics listed above. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
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All accepted Extended Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of the congress and on CD-ROM support, without ISBN. All accepted Complete Papers (full and short) will be published in the Congress Proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the congress venue will also be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The Congress Proceedings will be submitted to appropriate indexes for indexation. A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Taylor & Francis in Sports Technology Journal.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Elsevier in Human Movement Science Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Sports Engineering Journal.
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ICSPORTS Symposia - MusHDE 2015