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Alberto Danielli

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/11 Molecular Biology

Curriculum vitae

AD is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology of the University of Bologna. He has a strong background in fundamental aspects of gene regulation and molecular cell biology of infectious pathogens and disease vectors. He has been recently involved in phage biotechnological research, combining molecular techniques with synthetic biology approaches to exploit filamentous phages as therapeutic vectors, as well as nanobiotechnological scaffolds for biosensors and bio-conjugations. AD participated to many research programs and has been awarded several research grants as independent PI. He is author of numerous research articles in the field of molecular microbiology and co-inventor in several patent applications involving nanobiotechnological applications of phages. He is member of the Italian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM) and of the EMBL Alumni Association.


POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, Department of Biology, University of Bologna - September 2001-2004 Gene regulation in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori (supervisor V. Scarlato);

PHD DEGREE IN BIOLOGY, University of Heidelberg – 19 December 2002 (academic supervisor H. Bujard);

PHD PROGRAMME of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) – October 1997-September 2001 (supervisor F.C. Kafatos);

GRADUATION cum laude in Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna – June 1996 (supervisor A. Bertaccini).

 Scientific activity

AD served as referee for many PhD Thesis Committees and for the evaluation of PRIN and SIR Research Programs (REPRISE) and for the VQR.

Evaluation committee member for the French National Agency of Research (ANR)

Reviewer of numerous research articles and grant proposals in the field of molecular microbiology including PNAS, Nature Communications, Nucleic Acids Research, PLoS, Frontiers etc

THESIS SUPERVISION >50 BS & MS degree thesis in Molecular Biology; 2 PhD thesis in Molecular Biotechnology (2)


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