Born : August 18 / 1951 in Rome
Academic affiliation: Department of Biology University of Padua
Via U.Bassi 58/B Padua Italy
Full Professor of Molecular Biology University of Padua in the Biotechnology and Biology Programs.
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology from 2000-2006
Fom May 1984 to Septeber 2000 Research member of the Institute of Cell Biology CNR Rome
Degree : Laurea in Biological Sciences University of Rome
July 12 1977 110/ 110 Magna cum laude
Since 1973- 1977 student at the Institute of Cell Biology in the group of Prof. Glauco P. Tocchini-Valentini.
1979-1982 : fellowship from the Anna Villa Rusconi Foundation
1983 : supported at the Institute of Cell Biology with a grant of the Italian Federation of Scientific and Technological Association (FAST)
From 1988 to 1991 Visiting Scholar of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University
2000-2004 Member of the Commission of the Ministry of Education that oversees the Communication of Science and the founding for the Italian Science Museums
2003 National coordinator for the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Double Helix.
Is author of more than 40 publications on high impact Jourmals including Cell, Nature, Science, PNAS and JBC.
Is co author of a book “The origins” about the life on the planet.
Co autor of the text book "Molecular Biology" Amaldi F, Benedetti P, Pesole G, Plevani P. CEA 3rd edition 2018.
1992-1997 responsible of a Research Unit of the Progetto Finalizzato A.C.R.O (Clinical Application of Oncology Research)
2000-2008 MIUR Cofin
1991-2000 Responsible of the Electron Microscopy Unit of the Polo Biologico of the C.N.R. Rome
Ad hoc referee for : Nucleic Acid Research (member of the referee panel), Cancer Research, Embo Journal, Anticancer Drugs Biochemical Pharmacology, Biochemical
Journal, Molecular General Genetics.