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Elena Bacchelli

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/18 Genetics

Curriculum vitae

Elena Bacchelli graduated with honors in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Bologna in 2000, carrying out research on the methylation analysis of two imprinted candidate genes for autism.

From 2001 to 2004 she trained as a PhD student at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Prof. Elena Maestrini. During this time she gained experience in human molecular genetics and she was involved in the characterization of a susceptibility locus for autism on chromosome 2q31-q33. In 2004 she obtained the PhD degree in Cell Biology and Physiology and from 2004 to 2012 she worked as post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Elena Maestrini at the University of Bologna and her research activity has focused on the molecular genetics of autism. During her Ph.D and the years as post-doctoral fellow, she spent several training periods in the laboratory of Prof. Anthony Monacoat the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford, UK.

In 2007 she obtained the Professional Master 2nd level degree in Biostatistics at the University of Bologna.

Since September 2012 she has been appointed as Research Associate in Genetics at the Faculty of Science, University of Bologna. 

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