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Giovanni Perini

Full Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/18 Genetics

Curriculum vitae


Born: Mantova, May 1st, 1964

Citizenship: Italian

Address: Laboratory of Functional Genomics and Epigenetics, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, via F. Selmi 3, 40126, Bologna, Italy.

Tel: +39-051-2094167

Fax: +39-051-2094286



October 1987: Doctoral degree in Biological Sciences, (mark 110/110 summa cum laude), University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.


1988-1992: Training activity at the Institute of “Genetica Biochimica ed Evoluzionistica, CNR”, Pavia, Italy. Supervisors: Prof. Silvano Riva.

1993-1998: Postdoctoral fellow “Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Ma, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Michael R. Green.

1999-2004: Assistant Professor of Genetics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

2005-2014: Associate Professor of Genetics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2014-to date: Professor of Genetics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


1988. One-year Fellowhsip from "Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Policlinico San Matteo”, Pavia, Italy.

1989. Fellowship from “A. Buzzati-Traverso Foundation”, Rome, Italy.

1990. Postdoctoral fellowship from Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC), Milan, Italy.

1993. Postdoctoral fellowship from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Lyon, France

1995-1998. Postdoctoral fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baltimora, USA.


2012. Award for best oral presentation at the ANR2012 ( Advances in Neuroblastoma Research) May 18-23 2012. Toronto Canada.


Since 2005, he has been teaching courses in Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics in the Undergraduate Programs of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, and in the Master degree Programs of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Molecular Biotechnology.

He has been also the supervisor of 9 PhD theses, 18 Master degree theses, and more than 60 undergraduate theses in Molecular Genetics of Cancer.

He also served as an external referee for the evaluation of the final PhD thesis work of candidates enrolled in PhD programs at: Universities of Bari, Naples, Milan, Modena, Ferrara, UCL (London), Cancer Children's Hospital, Baylor College (Houston, TX, USA).

He has translated the textbook, "Advanced Genetic Analysis by Philip Meenely", in Italian language.

Members of the lab.

Roberto Bernardoni, PhD, Assistant Professor in Genetics

Giorgio Milazzo PhD, senior postdoc

Stefania Purgato PhD, senior postdoc

Daniela Erriquez, PhD, junior postdoc

Francesca Ferrucci, PhD student

Paolo Pigini, PhD student

Simone Di Giacomo PhD student

Donatella Manzoni, technician.

Former lab members and their present position.

Daniel Diolaiti, PhD, Assistant Professor Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA.

Antonio Porro. PhD, Assistant Professor at the ETH-Zurich, Zurich Swiss.

Nunzio Iraci. PhD. Researcher at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Antonella Papa PhD. Assistant Professor at the Monash University, Victoria, AUS

Samuele Gherardi PhD, researcher at CNRS Lyon, France

Emanuele Valli, PhD, Junior Investigator Children's Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney, AUS.

Margherita Paschini, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Dept of Biology, MIT, Boston, MA, USA

Francesco Gualdrini, Postdoctoral fellow al Cancer UK Institute, London, UK.

Francesco Sottile, PhD Student al CRG Institute, Barcellona, Spain

Gabriele Zaffagnini PhD student at the Max Perutz Institute, Vienna, AU.

Samuele Maria Amante, PhD student al King's College London, London, UK.


Dr. Giovanni Martinelli MD, University of Bologna, Bologna , Italy

Dr. Marco Seri MD, University of Bologna, Bologna , Italy

Dr. Elisabetta Ciani, PhD, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Dr. Alessandra Ferlini, University of Ferrara, Ferrara Italy

Dr. Barbara Majello University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Dr. Robert N. Eisenman, FHCRC, Seattle, USA

Dr. Arturo Sala, UCL, London UK

Dr. Deborah Tweddle, Newcastle University, Newcastle UK

Dr. Martin Eilers University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany

Dr. Jason Shohet, Texas Children's Cancer, Houston TX, USA

Dr. Michelle Haber, Children's Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Glenn Marshall, Children's Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Paul Ekert Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria AUS.

Dr Jo Vandesompele, Ghent University, Ghent Belgium.


IV Framework European Program,2000

Young scientist national program, 2002 (Italy)

AIRC 2005 (Italy)


Children Cancer Institute Australia, 2008-2010 Sydney, Australia

University of Bologna 2003-2011

Telethon 2010

PRIN2009, 2011

AIRC (Milan, Italy) 2011

AIRC (Milan Italy) 2014

NHMRC 2015 Sydney, Australia

CCIA 2016 Sydney, Australia

Referee for peer-reviewed journals such as: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Oncogene, Cancer Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, BBA-Gene-Regulatory Mechanisms, International Journal of Cancer, British Journal of Cancer and Biochemical Journal.

Editorial Board member of BBA-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms

Editorial board member of Frontiers in Oncology

Seminars given in the period 2008-2013.

2008 Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italia. Host: Dr. Silvia Barabino.

2009 CRG Barcellona, Spagna. Host Dr. Juan Valcarcel.

2009 Università di Hannover. Hannover, Germania. Host Prof. Brigitte Schlegenberger.

2009 Texas Children Hospital, Houston TX, USA. Host Dr. Jason Shohet.

2010. UCL, London, UK. Host Dr. Arturo Sala.

2010 University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, USA, Host: Dr. Peter A Jones.

2010 Penn State University, PA, USA. Host: Dr. Joseph C. Reese.

2011 University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. Host. Dr. Alessandra Ferlini.

2012 Brunel University, London, UK. Host: Dr. Arturo Sala

2013 Children Cancer Institute Australia, Sydney AUS, Host Prof. Michelle Haber

2013 Brunel University, London UK, Host: Dr. Arturo Sala

2013 Naples University, Naples Italy. Host: Dr. Barbara Majello

2014 Texas Cancer Children Institute, Houston TX, USA. Host: Dr. Jason Shohet

2016 University of Bari, Bari Italy. Host: Dr. Mariano Rocchi