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Elena Maestrini

Full Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/18 Genetics

Director of First Cycle Degree in Biotechnology

Curriculum vitae

I graduated in 1989 at the University of Pavia, Italy, were I studied Biology and Genetics. I trained as a PhD student at IGBE-CNR, Pavia, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Daniela Toniolo's. During this time I gained experience in human molecular genetics and  I was involved in physical mapping of the human X chromosome and in the identification of the genes responsible for two X-linked genetic disorders: Emery-Dreifuss Muscolar Dystrophy and Barth Syndrome.

From 1994 to 1999 I have been a post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Anthony Monaco's laboratory at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford, UK. My main research interest has been the investigation of the genetic basis of autism and related disorders.

Since 1999 I have been appointed as a lecturer (associate professor) at University of Bologna. My research activity has focused on the molecular genetics of autism and other complex disorders, collaborating in different European and international consortia (IMGSAC, Autism Genome Project).

My current teaching activity includes teaching Genetics in the "Biotechnology" Degree programme, and Human Molecular Genetics in the "Health Biology" master degree course at Bologna University. I also take part in the "Cellular and Molecular Biology" PhD programme.

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