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Christian Bergamini

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/10 Biochemistry

Curriculum vitae

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna. Academic discipline:Biochemistry

Research topics: The research lines focus on the study of mitochondrial bioenergetics, particularly in the study of electron transfer in the electron transport chain, the mechanisms of ROS production and the bioenergetic and antioxidant role of Coenzyme Q

Education and training:

03-2002 Master degree in Chemical Pharmaceutics, University of Bologna. Thesis title: “ Effect of asbestos fibers on mitochondrial respiratory activities”. Final mark 106/110

05-2006 Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of Bologna. Title thesis: “Reactive oxygen species production and electron transfer in mitochondrial Complex I”. Tutor: Prof. G Lenaz

June-October 2006 “Marco Polo” scholarship. Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia” in the laboratory of Prof. Tomoko Ohnishi. He investigated mitochondria and sub mitochondrial particles treated with different inhibitors by means of low temperature EPR techniques

Work experience:

September 2014- December 2015

Research Fellowship, University of Bologna, Dept. of Pharmacy and Biotechnology. Project title” Electron transfer in Complex I in situ and in isolated enzyme”

January 2013 – August 2014

Research Fellowship, University of Bologna, Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research, Health Sciences & Technologies (CIRI-HST). Project title "Preparation and characterization of intracellular nanoscale biosensors”

April 2012 – December 2012

Research contract. Scharper S.P.A. Project title: “Study on cellular penetration and bioavailability of Coenzyme Q10 formulations

August 2009 – April 2012

Research Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bologna. Project title: “Role of mitochondrial Complex I in oxidative stress and development of neurodegenerative diseases “.

April 2007 – July 2009

Research Fellowship, Department of Pharmacology, University of Bologna. Project title: “Tau proteins and oxidative stress: role of 3β (GSK3β) on neuronal degeneration“.

January 2007 – February 2007

Research Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bologna.

March 2006 – June 2006

Research contract. Visufarma S.P.A. Project title: “Study on Coenzyme Q10 pharmacokinetics after eye drop instillation”

Aprile 2002 - Dicembre 2002

Research Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bologna.