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BIOINFORMATICS, EVOLUTION, AND COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (BEACON)

Development of bioinformatic algorithms and tools. Bioinformatic analysis of data produced by wet biology research groups, with focus on next-generation … read more

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BIOLOGY OF MEMBRANE TRAFFICKING, SIGNALING AND DEVELOPMENT

Our lab investigates fundamental questions concerning the role of membrane trafficking in signal transduction during organ development and homeostasis. In … read more


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COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

We use computational methods to study the role played by the conformational dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes in … read more

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EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF SKELETAL MUSCLE MASS

Our research interest centers on the dissection of epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle mass determination in physiological and … read more


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GENE REGULATION IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE

We are interested in studying genes, which are relevant for embryonic development and human pathologies, using zebrafish as model system. … read more

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GENOME INSTABILITY AND HUMAN PATHOLOGIES

Genomes are constantly exposed to damage. Failure to repair DNA lesions leads to mutations, which can contribute to ageing and … read more


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HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS

We study the trimeric transcription factor NF-Y, which has similar structure to histones. We characterize structure/function features and the … read more

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ION CHANNEL BIOPHYSICS

Ion channels are membrane proteins that control cell electrical signals in response to a variety of physical and chemical stimuli. … read more


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MEDICAL GENETICS AND RNA BIOLOGY

The lab main research focus is:
  1. the study of the molecular bases of human genetic diseases (e.g. … read more

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MOLECULAR ENZYMOLOGY

With the aim to understand biological processes and their regulation, and to use the ensuing knowledge in biomedical sciences and … read more


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MOLECULAR GENETICS

Our research activity is mainly focused on the understanding of post-transcriptional regulation mechanisms of CDK5R1 expression mediated by … read more


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MOLECULAR HISTOLOGY AND CELL GROWTH

The lab focuses on the study of translational mechanisms regulating gene expression. The studies are in the context of the … read more


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MOLECULAR IMAGING IN PLANTS

Our research interests are aimed at understanding the role of second messengers in the study of how plants do interact … read more

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MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

Gram-negative bacteria are characterized by a peculiar envelope architecture comprising an outer membrane (OM) in addition to the cytoplasmic, inner (… read more


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NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROANATOMY

In the field of neuroscience, our interest is focused on neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease and on neurological diseases … read more

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PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMIC

We do basic and applied research for a sustainable agriculture exploring the molecular mechanisms controlling plant development and reproduction using … read more


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PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS AND NUTRIGENOMICS

We aim to discover the fundamental genetic mechanisms that contribute to the adaptability of plants in water-scarce environments. We also … read more

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PhotoLab

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the short and long-term regulation of photosynthesis in the model … read more



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STEM CELL BIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

The lab works on Huntington's Disease (HD) in order to identify the pathways affected by the disease mutation … read more

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STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND THERAPIES

In the lab we are interested in the identification of the mechanisms at the basis of skeletal muscle development and … read more


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STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

We study the 3D structure of proteins ranging from bacterial antigens, viral enzymes and transcription factors to proteins involved in … read more

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UNIT OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY

The Unit of Molecular and Cellular Microbiology comprises five research teams with a broad … read more


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BIOINFORMATICS, EVOLUTION, AND COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (BEACON)

Development of bioinformatic algorithms and tools. Bioinformatic analysis of data produced by wet biology research groups, with focus on next-generation … read more

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BIOLOGY OF MEMBRANE TRAFFICKING, SIGNALING AND DEVELOPMENT

Our lab investigates fundamental questions concerning the role of membrane trafficking in signal transduction during organ development and homeostasis. In … read more

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COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

We use computational methods to study the role played by the conformational dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes in … read more

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EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF SKELETAL MUSCLE MASS

Our research interest centers on the dissection of epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle mass determination in physiological and … read more

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GENE REGULATION IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE

We are interested in studying genes, which are relevant for embryonic development and human pathologies, using zebrafish as model system. … read more

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GENOME INSTABILITY AND HUMAN PATHOLOGIES

Genomes are constantly exposed to damage. Failure to repair DNA lesions leads to mutations, which can contribute to ageing and … read more

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HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS

We study the trimeric transcription factor NF-Y, which has similar structure to histones. We characterize structure/function features and the … read more

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ION CHANNEL BIOPHYSICS

Ion channels are membrane proteins that control cell electrical signals in response to a variety of physical and chemical stimuli. … read more

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MEDICAL GENETICS AND RNA BIOLOGY

The lab main research focus is:
  1. the study of the molecular bases of human genetic diseases (e.g. … read more

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MOLECULAR ENZYMOLOGY

With the aim to understand biological processes and their regulation, and to use the ensuing knowledge in biomedical sciences and … read more

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MOLECULAR GENETICS

Our research activity is mainly focused on the understanding of post-transcriptional regulation mechanisms of CDK5R1 expression mediated by … read more


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MOLECULAR HISTOLOGY AND CELL GROWTH

The lab focuses on the study of translational mechanisms regulating gene expression. The studies are in the context of the … read more

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MOLECULAR IMAGING IN PLANTS

Our research interests are aimed at understanding the role of second messengers in the study of how plants do interact … read more

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MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

Gram-negative bacteria are characterized by a peculiar envelope architecture comprising an outer membrane (OM) in addition to the cytoplasmic, inner (… read more

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NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROANATOMY

In the field of neuroscience, our interest is focused on neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease and on neurological diseases … read more

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PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMIC

We do basic and applied research for a sustainable agriculture exploring the molecular mechanisms controlling plant development and reproduction using … read more

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PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS AND NUTRIGENOMICS

We aim to discover the fundamental genetic mechanisms that contribute to the adaptability of plants in water-scarce environments. We also … read more

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PhotoLab

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the short and long-term regulation of photosynthesis in the model … read more


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STEM CELL BIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

The lab works on Huntington's Disease (HD) in order to identify the pathways affected by the disease mutation … read more

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STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND THERAPIES

In the lab we are interested in the identification of the mechanisms at the basis of skeletal muscle development and … read more

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STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

We study the 3D structure of proteins ranging from bacterial antigens, viral enzymes and transcription factors to proteins involved in … read more

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UNIT OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY

The Unit of Molecular and Cellular Microbiology comprises five research teams with a broad … read more




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