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Giovanni Capranico

Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/11 Molecular Biology

Coordinator of PhD Programme of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Curriculum vitae

Research bibliometric parameters (updated on 27/06/2017)

Total items in ISI Web of Knowledge    127
Total publications in PubMed        118

From ISI Web of Knowledge
h- index                        38
Total citations                   4251
Total citations without self-citation        3708
Average citation/item                33.5


Professional Activity and Positions Held
1.10.2006-present    Full Professor of Molecular biology, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
28.06.08-20.09.08    Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Molecular pharmacology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.
1.11.1998-30.9.2006     Associate Professor of Molecular biology, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna, Italy
1997-1998    Adjunct Professor, University of Pauda, School of Pharmacy, Padua, Italy.
1998    Chief, Molecular Pharmacology Unit, Department of Experimental oncology, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
1990-1997    Senior investigator, Experimental oncology B, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy.
06/1988-06/1990    Guest Researcher, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
02/1986-11/1990    Associate Researcher, Experimental oncology B, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy.
01/1983-01/1986    Fellow, Experimental oncology B, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy.


Academic Roles

2015 -present, Chairman of PhD program in Cellular and molecular biology

2015 - present, member, Executive Board, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology
2013 - present, member, Council of the School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport sciences  2010 - present    Chair, Biotechnology Degree Program (“Classe L-2”)
2011 - 2014    Representative of Bologna University, Management Board, CIB (“Consorzio Italiano delle Biotecnologie”)
2011 – 2014     Member, University Research Panel, CUN Area “05”
2010 - 2013    Board Member, Interdepartimental Center for Biotechnology Research
01/2012 – 10/2012    Vice-Director, Department of Biochemistry.
2008-2010    Member, Executive Board (“Giunta”), Department of Biochemistry
2006-2008    Member, Committee for “Didattica” of Pharmacy Faculty
2002-2006    Tutor, Collegio Superiore, Bologna University
2001-2004    President, Auto-evaluation Committee of the Biotechnology Degree Program, under the CRUI “CampusOne” Program

Education

07/1982
Laurea in Biological sciences, final score summa cum laude, University of Perugia, Perugia.
Final thesis on “Synthesis of phospholipids in the membrane prepared from rat brains”, Department of Biological Chemistry (G Porcellati, L Binaglia), School of Medicine.

Professional Board and Examination
1985    National Exam for the Profession of Biologist, University of Milan.
1988    National Board of Biologists.

Main Externally-Funded Research Grants
2015    Three-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy 2010    Three-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy
2007    Three-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy
2005    National coordinator of a two-year grant (DNA topoisomerase I and development of new inhibitors) from The Ministry of University and Scientific Research under the PRIN program, Rome, Italy.
2003    National coordinator of a two-year grant (Functions and structure of DNA topoisomerase I) from The Ministry of University and Scientific Research under the PRIN program, Rome, Italy.
2001    National coordinator of a two-year grant (DNA topoisomerase I) from The Ministry of University and Scientific Research under the PRIN program, Rome, Italy.
2001    Three-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy.
1999    Unit PI of a two-year grant (Chromatin dynamics and gene expression) from The Ministry of University and Scientific Research under the PRIN program, Rome, Italy.
1999    One-year contract with Menarini Ricerche Sud, Pomezia (Roma) for a screen program for new DNA topoisomerase I inibitors.
1999    One-year grant from CNR, Rome.
1998    Three-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy (PI).
1998    Two-year grant from European Commission, INTAS program, Brussels, Belgium.
1995    Three-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy (PI).
1994    One-year grant from the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Milan, Italy (PI).
1994    Two-year research grant under the European Union BIOMED I Programme, Brussels, Belgium.
1992    Five-year grant under the program “Clinical Applications of the Cancer Research” of CNR, Rome, Italy (PI).

Research Contracts and Collaborations with Industry
2015-2016    Menarini Ricerche Sud, Pomezia, Italy
1990-1994    Boehringer-Ingelman Mannheim, Monza, Italy
1999-2000    Menarini Ricerche Sud, Pomezia, Italy

Evaluator of Research Grant Applications
Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus
Sardegna Ricerche Polaris, Italy
National Science Foundation, USA
Human Frontier Science Program
Health Research Council, New Zealand
Dutch Cancer Society, The Netherlands
Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca Scientifica, Italy
Cancer Research UK, United Kingdom

Invited Speaker (main invitation only) at International and National Meetings
2013    23rd Wilhelm Bernhard Workshop on the Cell Nucleus, 19-24 August, Debrecen, Hungary
2010    BIT's First Annual International Conference of Medichem-2010, Beijing, May 18-20, 2010
2008    1° Congresso Nazionale Biotecnologie Medicina e Salute, Rimini, 14-15 Marzo 2008.
2007    EMBO Workshop on DNA Supercoiling and Topoisomerases, June 17-22, Fréjus, France
2005    DNA topology in the global regulation of genome functions: basic studies and clinical applications, June 1-4, Bertinoro, Italy.
2001    8th International Congress of Chemotherapy, September 5-9, Gdansk, Poland.
2000    The 2nd FISV Conference, September 30th-October 4th. Riva del Garda, Italy.
1999    American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, March 21-25, Anaheim, USA.
1999    The 10th Conference on DNA topoisomerases in therapy. October 6-8, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1999    International Symposium on Drug Regulation of Gene Expression, August 31 – September 4, Bressanone, Italy.
1997    The 8th Conference on DNA Topoisomerases in Therapy. October 15-17, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1997    EORTC-PAMM Group Winter Meeting, January 15-18, Munster, Germany.
1996    American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, March 24-26, New Orleans, USA.
1995    The 6th Conference on DNA topoisomerases in therapy. October 1-4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Chairman)
1995    1st European Congress of Pharmacology, June 16-19, Milan, Italy.
1995    19th International Congress of Chemotherapy, July 16-21, Montreal, Canada.
1994    8th NCI-EORTC Symposium on New Drugs in Cancer Therapy, March 15-18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1992    7th International Congress on Senology, May 3-7, Rhodes, Greece.
1990    The 23rd Jerusalem Symposium on Molecular Basis of Specificity in Nucleic Acid-Drug Interactions, May 14-17, Jerusalem, Israel.

Meeting Organization
2012    Congresso Nazionale Biotecnologie CNBXI. June 27-29, 2012, Varese (Italy).
2005    DNA topology in the global regulation of genome functions: basic studies and clinical applications, June 1-4, Bertinoro (Italy).
1999    The 10th Conference on DNA Topoisomerases in Therapy. October 6-8, Amsterdam.
1997    The 8th Conference on DNA Topoisomerases in Therapy. October 15-17, Amsterdam.
1995    The 6th Conference on DNA Topoisomerases in Therapy. October 1-4, Amsterdam.

Editorial Board Member
1995    Member, Current Pharmaceutical Design, Bentham Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2000    Current Pharmaceutical Design, Guest Editor
2000    Member, Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-cancer Agents, Bentham Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Referee for Several Research Journals.

Scientific Society
1994    Società Italiana di Biofisica e Biologia Molecolare - FISV
1991    EORTC - Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms Group
1989    American Association for Cancer Research
1985    Società Italiana di Cancerologia - EACR

Chair, PhD Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology
(see website: http://www.fabit.unibo.it/it/attivita-didattica/dottorato-in-biologia-cellulare-e-molecolare)

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