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Barbara Cellini, PhD - "A biochemical perspective on Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I: exploring new therapeutic strategies from pharmacological chaperones to protein therapeutics"

(Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences Section of Biological Chemistry University of Verona )
When Jun 29, 2016
from 12:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Tigem Auditorium "Vesuvius"
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Contact Phone +39-081-19230659
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Education and work experiences

2000 Degree in Biology (110/110 cum laude)

2005 PhD in Biochemistry

2005-Today Assistant Professor of Biochemistry University of Verona

07/2010, 09/2010, 04/2011 Visiting scientist Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

2015 Italian National Scientific Habilitation as Associate Professor and as Full Professor of Biochemistry

Scientific interests

The scientific interest of Dr. Cellini is protein chemistry. Her research activity is mainly focused on the study of the molecular bases of diseases involving pyridoxal 5’-phosphate-dependent enzymes and the development of new therapeutic strategies. Her current projects are mainly focused on  (i) human liver alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase, whose deficiency causes Primary Hyperoxaluria Type I, and (ii) ornithine aminotransferase, an enzyme involved in gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina. Dr. Cellini is also the PI of a project in collaboration with a private clinic of in-vitro fertilization on the development of non-invasive methods for embryo selection.

The scientific production is documented from 51 publications in peer-reviewed journals at medium-high impact factor as well as by several presentations to national and international meetings.

Didactic activity and supervision of students

Leader of a group made up of three post-doc fellow, two PhD student, three undergraduate students, one technician.

Member of the Teaching staff of the Doctoral School in Biomolecular medicine of the University of Verona.

Supervisor of 3 Bachelor’s degree students, 4  Specialist Degree students, 4 Master Degree students, and 3 PhD students.

In charge of the following courses at the University of Verona: Chemistry and Biochemistry (3 CFU), Degree in Obstetrics from 2005 to 2010; Biochemistry (2 CFU), Degree in Radiology from 2013; Molecular Bases of Disease, Degree in Bioinformatics and medical Biotechnology (6 CFU) from 2012.

 

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