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Cecilia Prata

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/10 Biochemistry

Curriculum vitae

Cecilia Prata

2001     Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, graduation mark 110/110, University of Bologna

2001-2002      Research fellow at Dept. of Biochemistry, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

2003     Winner of grants from Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB) and Progetto MARCO POLO – University of Bologna for a research project, as PhD student, with the research group coordinated by Prof. M.V. Berridge at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research - MIMR (Wellington, New Zealand)

2003-2005      PhD in Biochemistry - Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

2006-2008      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

2007     Winner of a SIB Fellowship and of the Zanichelli Award during the 52° National Meeting of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB).

2008     Researcher, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

2009   Winner of a SIB Fellowship during the 54° National Meeting of the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB).

2010    Referee for the Journal Antioxidant and Redox Signalling of the Review “Trans-plasma membrane electron transport in mammals: functional significance in health and disease” Del Principe D et al. Antioxid Redox Signal. (2011) 14(11):2289-318.

- 7° programma Quadro dell'Unione Europea: Proposal N°312090 FP7-KBBE-2012-6 BACCHUS: “BeneficiAl effeCts of dietary bioaCtive peptides and polypHenols on cardiovascUlar health in humans”.

Horizon 2020: N°: SFS-07a-2014-double stage. Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems (DIVERSIFOOD) Grant Agreement nr. 633571

- AFM Telethon: “An integrated pharmacological/antioxidant approach for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: acid sphingomyelinase as new therapeutic target” (Cordinatore: Dott.ssa Cristiana Perrotta, Department Biomedical and Clinical Sciences "L. Sacco" University of Milan, Italy) (AFM-TELETHON - Notification project 23172, 21/07/2020

 

 Since 2004, tutor in “Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine” course, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna

- Since 2005, tutor in “Biochemistry of Nutrition” course– Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna

- Since 2006, tutor in “Biochemistry” 1st Level Degree Course, Herbal Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna

- Since 2007, tutor in “Biochemistry” and “Applied Biochemistry” courses, Faculty of Pharmacy, and in “Biochemistry of Nutrition” – 1st Level Degree Course, Environmental Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna

- Lecturer of “Biochemistry of Nutrition” and “Applied Biochemistry I” courses of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

 

Until now (June, 2022), she is co-author of 50 scientific papers published on scientific International press and more than 60 communications to National and International Meetings.

 

Co-Author of  book chapters (Devlin T.M., “BIOCHIMICA con Aspetti clinico-farmaceutici”, EdiSES, 2013)

 

Since 2002 she has been a member of several national and international research projects.

- Since 2003 she has been member of Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB).

- She is member of Alma Food IRT (Integrated Research Team) Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

 

 

 

Main research topics:

The main research topics take into consideration the double biological role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). The first research line focuses on ROS particularly derived from NAD(P)H oxidases (Nox family) in biosignalling in particular in leukemic cells; the second one deals with the preventive role of natural and synthetic antioxidants in oxidative stress, particularly in membrane lipid alterations.

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