High Throughput Screening

Miguel Mano

Scientific Manager (2008-2015)

(updated Oct.2015)


Miguel Mano

ICGEB, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste, Italy


2006, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
2000, Degree in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Career History

2015- present, Group Leader, Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology (CNC), Coimbra, Portugal
2011-2015, Staff Research Scientist, ICGEB
2008-2015, Scientific Manager HTS Facility, ICGEB
2006-2008, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Molecular Medicine Laboratory, ICGEB


Miguel Mano graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 2001 and obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 2006, studying the mechanisms of internalization of cell penetrating peptides and their potential application as non-viral gene therapy vectors.
After the PhD, M. Mano worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow (2006-2008) at the Molecular Medicine laboratory of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy), under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Giacca, focusing his research on the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying cell transduction by gene therapy vectors based on the Adeno-Associated virus.
Starting in 2008, M. Mano has taken the position of Scientific Manager of the High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility at the ICGEB Trieste. He was responsible for the initial setting-up of this screening Facility and has been responsible for coordinating the different screening projects with intra- and extra-mural investigators and supervising all the activities performed at the HTS Facility. In 2011 M. Mano became Staff Research Scientist at the ICGEB.


Miguel Mano on Scopus

29. M. Mano, R. Ippodrino, S. Zacchigna, L. Zentilin and M. Giacca. 2015. "Genome-wide RNAi screening identifies host restriction factors critical for in vivo AAV transduction". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:11276-11281. Pubmed link

28. A. Eulalio and M. Mano. 2015. “MicroRNA screening and the quest for biologically relevant targets”. Journal of Biomolecular Screening 20:1003-1017. Pubmed link

27. A.L. Cardoso, P.M. Costa, M. Mano and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2015. “MicroRNAs in glioblastoma: role in pathogenesis and opportunities for targeted therapies”. CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets 14:222-238. Pubmed link

26. C. Maudet, M. Mano, U. Sunkavalli, M. Sharan, M. Giacca, K. Forstner and A. Eulalio. 2014. “Functional high-throughput screening identifies the miR-15 microRNA family as cellular restriction factors for Salmonella infection”. Nature Communications 5:4718. Pubmed link

25. C. Maudet, M. Mano and A. Eulalio. 2014. “MicroRNAs in the interaction between host and bacterial pathogens”. FEBS Letters 588:4140-4147. Pubmed link

24. R. Verardo, S. Piazza, E. Klaric, Y. Ciani, G. Bussadori, S. Marzinotto, L. Mariuzzi, D. Cesselli, A.P. Beltrami, M. Mano, M. Itoh, H. Kawaji, T. Lassmann, P. Carninci, Y. Hayashizaki, A.R.R. Forrest, C.A. Beltrami, C. Schneider and the FANTOM consortium. 2014. “Specific mesothelial signature marks the heterogeneity of mesenchymal stem cells from high-grade serous ovarian cancer”. Stem Cells 32:2998-3011. Pubmed link

23. G. Sorrentino, N. Ruggeri, V. Specchia, M. Cordenonsi, M. Mano, S. Dupont, A. Manfrin, E. Ingallina, R. Sommaggio, S. Piazza, A. Rosato, S. Piccolo and G. Del Sal. 2014. “Metabolic control of YAP and TAZ by the mevalonate pathway”. Nature Cell Biology 16:357-366. Pubmed link

22. F. Arnoldi, G. De Lorenzo, M. Mano, E.M. Schraner, P. Wild, C. Eichwald and O.R. Burrone. 2014. “Rotavirus increases levels of lipidated LC3 supporting accumulation of infectious progeny virus without inducing autophagosome formation”. PLoS One 9:e95197. Pubmed link

21. A. Zecchin, L. Pattarini, M.I. Gutierrez, M. Mano, A. Mai, S. Valente, M.P. Myers, S. Pantano and M. Giacca. 2014. ”Reversible acetylation regulates Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-2 activity”. Journal of Molecular Cell Biology 6:116-27. Pubmed link

20. G. Ottaviani, M. Gobbo, M. Sturnega, V. Martinelli, M. Mano, F. Zanconati, R. Bussani, G. Perinetti, R. Di Lenarda, M. Giacca, M. Biasotto, and S. Zacchigna. 2013. “Effect of low-level and high-level laser therapy on chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis : a clinical and experimental study”. American Journal of Pathology 183:1747-57. Pubmed link

19. A. Eulalio, M. Mano, M. Dal Ferro, L. Zentilin, G. Sinagra, S. Zacchigna and M. Giacca. 2012. “Functional screening identifies microRNAs inducing cardiac regeneration”. Nature 492:376-81. Pubmed link

18. Carrer, S. Moimas, S. Zacchigna, L. Pattarini, L. Zentilin, G. Ruozi, M. Mano, M. Sinigaglia, F. Maione, G. Serini, E. Giraudo, F. Bussolino, and M. Giacca. 2012. “Neuropilin-1 identifies a subset of GR-1 monocytes that induce tumor vessel normalization and inhibit tumor growth”. Cancer Research 72:6371-81. Pubmed link

17. J. Lovric, M. Mano, L. Zentilin, A. Eulalio, S. Zacchigna and M. Giacca. 2012. "Terminal cell differentiation induces permissivity to AAV transduction by relieving inhibition imposed by DNA damage response proteins". Molecular Therapy 20:2087-2097. Pubmed link

16. G. De Lorenzo, C. Eichwald, E.M. Schraner, V. Nicolin, R. Bortul, M. Mano, O.R. Burrone and F. Arnoldi. 2012. “Production of in vivo biotinylated rotavirus particles”. Journal of General Virology 93:1474-82. Pubmed link

15. J.E. Girardini, M. Napoli, S. Piazza, A. Rustighi, C. Marotta, E. Radaelli, V. Capaci, L. Jordan, P. Quinlan, A. Thompson, M. Mano, A. Rosato, T. Crook, E. Scanziani, A.R. Means, G. Lozano, C. Schneider and G. Del Sal. 2011. “A Pin1/mutant p53 axis promotes aggressiveness in breast cancer”. Cancer Cell 20:79-91. Pubmed link

14. A. Eulalio, K. Frohlich, M. Mano, M. Giacca and J. Vogel. 2011. “A candidate approach implicates the secreted Salmonella effector protein SpvB in P-body disassembly”. PLoS One 6:e17296. Pubmed link

13. R. Contin, F. Arnoldi, M. Mano and O.R. Burrone. 2011. “Rotavirus replication requires a functional proteasome for effective assembly of viroplasms”. Journal of Virology 85:2781-92. Pubmed link

12. K. Padari, K. Koppel, A. Lorents, M. Hallbrink, M. Mano, M.C. Pedroso de Lima and M. Pooga. 2010. “S4(13)-PV cell-penetrating peptide forms nanoparticle-like structures to gain entry into cells”. Bioconjugate Chemistry 21:774-83. Pubmed link

11. S. Trabulo, A.L. Cardoso, M. Mano and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2010. “Cell penetrating peptides – mechanisms of cellular uptake and generation of nucleic acid delivery systems”. Pharmaceuticals 3:961-993. link

10. S. Murgia, A.M. Falchi, M. Mano, S. Lampis, R. Angius, A.M. Carnerup, J. Schmidt, G. Diaz, M. Giacca, Y. Talmon and M. Monduzzi. 2010. “Nanoparticles from lipid-based liquid crystals: emulsifier influence on morphology and cytotoxicity”. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114:3518-3525. Pubmed link

9. S. Trabulo, M. Mano, H. Faneca, A.L. Cardoso, S. Duarte, A. Henriques, A. Paiva, P. Gomes, S. Simoes and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2008. "S4(13)-PV cell penetrating peptide and cationic liposomes act synergistically to mediate intracellular delivery of plasmid DNA". The Journal of Gene Medicine 10:1210-1222. Pubmed link

8. T. Cervelli, J.A. Palacios, L. Zentilin, M. Mano, R. Schwartz, M. Weitzman and M. Giacca. 2007. “Processing of recombinant AAV genomes occurs in specific nuclear structures that overlap with foci of DNA damage response proteins”. Journal of Cell Science 121:349-357. Pubmed link

7. M. Mano, A. Henriques, A. Paiva, M. Prieto, F. Gavilanes, S. Simoes and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2007. “Interaction of S4(13)-PV cell penetrating peptide with model membranes: relevance to peptide translocation across biological membranes”. Journal of Peptide Science 13:301-313. Pubmed link

6. M. Mano, A. Henriques, A. Paiva, M. Prieto, F. Gavilanes, S. Simoes and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2006. “Cellular uptake of S4(13)-PV peptide occurs upon conformational changes induced by peptide-membrane interactions”. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1758:336-346. Pubmed link

5. M. Mano, C. Teodosio, A. Paiva, S. Simoes and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2005. “On the mechanisms of the cellular uptake of S4(13)-PV cell penetrating peptide”. Biochemical Journal 390:603-612. Pubmed link

4. S. Simoes, A. Filipe, H. Faneca, M. Mano, N. Penacho, Nejat Duzgunes and M.C. Pedroso de Lima. 2005. “Cationic liposomes for gene delivery”. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 2:237-254. Pubmed link

3. J.A.P. Piedade, M. Mano, M.C. Pedroso de Lima, T.S. Oretskaya and A.M. Oliveira-Brett. 2004. “Electrochemical sensing of the behavior of oligonucleotide-lipoplexes at charged interfaces”. Biosensors & Bioelectronics 20:975-984. Pubmed link

2. J.A.P. Piedade, M. Mano, M.C. Pedroso de Lima, T.S. Oretskaya and A.M. Oliveira-Brett. 2004. “Voltammetric behavior of oligonucleotide-lipoplexes adsorbed onto glassy carbon electrodes”. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 564:25-34. link

1. M.C. Pedroso de Lima, H. Faneca, M. Mano, N. Penacho, N. Duzgunes and S. Simoes. 2003. “Biophysical characterization of cationic liposome‑DNA complexes and their interaction with cells”. Methods in Enzymology 373:298-312. Pubmed link


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