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Dr Marco Gasparetto

Dr Marco Gasparetto

Paediatrician with special interest in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Research Interests

Supervisor: Matthias Zilbauer  

Research interest:

Investigating epigenetic mechanisms and their potential use as disease prognostic biomarkers in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 

Research project:

Analysis of gene expression and DNA methylation profile in CD8 positive T lymphocytes extracted from peripheral blood of paediatric patients with IBD versus controls.


epigenetics ; lymphocytes T CD8 positive ; DNA methylation ; paediatric gastroenterology ; paediatrics,


  • early-onset IBD
  • inflammatory bowel disease

Key Publications


Review: Gasparetto M, Guariso G. Crohn's disease and growth deficiency in children and adolescents. WJG 20th Anniversary Special Issues (3): Inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol 2014; 20(37): 13219-13233.

Review: Gasparetto M, Zilbauer M. Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – brief update on current practice and future perspectives. Paediatrics and Child Health  01/2014.

Aloi M, Lionetti P, Barabino A, Guariso G, Costa S, Fontana M, Romano C, Lombardi G, Miele E, Alvisi P, Diaferia P, Baldi M, Romagnoli V, Gasparetto M, Di Paola M, Muraca M, Pellegrino S, Cucchiara S, Martelossi S; on behalf of SIGENP IBD Group. Phenotype and Disease Course of Early-onset Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis 2014. [Epub ahead of print].

Gasparetto M, Guariso G. Highlights in IBD Epidemiology and Its Natural History in the Paediatric Age. Gastroenterol Res Pract 2013; 1-12.

Case Series: “Infliximab and pediatric stricturing Crohn’s disease : a possible alternative to surgery ? Experience of seven cases”. Authors: M. Gasparetto, S. Corradin, F. Vallortigara, M. Cananzi, G. Guariso. Acta Gastroenterologica Belgica 2012 Mar;75(1):58-60. 

Guariso G, Gasparetto M, Visonà Dalla Pozza L, D’Incà R, Zancan L, Sturniolo GC, Brotto F, Facchin P. Inflammatory Bowel Disease developing in paediatric and adult age: a single-centre comparative study. Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2010; 51 (6): 698-707.