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Marco Seri

Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/03 Medical Genetics

Head of Scuola di Specializzazione Genetica Medica (DI 68/2015)

Curriculum vitae

Name: Marco Seri.
Date and place of birth: February 13, 1964; Arezzo.
Citizenship: Italian.
Status: Married.
Present affiliation: Full Professor in Medical Genetics, (SSD MED/03), University of Bologna and Director of the Medical Genetics Unit at S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital.
Foreign Languages: English and French

Education:
1990: Graduated “cum Laude” in Medicine, University of Siena. Thesis: “Toward the searching of genetic susceptibility factors in lung tumors: evaluation of the chromosomal fragile site 3p14” Tutor: Prof. Mario De Marchi
1994: Graduated “cum Laude” in Medical Genetics, University of Genoa. Thesis: “Genetic and clinical aspects of Gaucher Disease: molecular characterization of 60 Italian patients and genotype/phenotype correlation”

Fellowships:
1990-1991: fellowship supported by Consorzio Siena Ricerche. Research area: “Identification and characterization of plasma genetic markers” carried out at the Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Siena.
1992-1993: fellowship supported by Institute G. Gaslini. Research area: “Molecular characterization of patients affected with Gaucher disease” carried out at 3rd Pediatric Division, Institute G. Gaslini, Genoa.

Awards:
1993: SISECM prize at the VIII Congresso Nazionale Fisme, Sorrento (SA) October 7-10: "Gaucher Disease: molecular characterization of Italian patients by non-isotopic SSCP and genotype/phenotype correlation” M. Seri, M. Filocamo, F. Corsolini, R. Gatti.

Member of the following Scientific Societies:
1991-to date: Società Italiana di Genetica Umana (SIGU).
1994-to date: European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG).
1999-to date: American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG).

Professional activities:
1987-1990: Student, Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Siena.
Research area: Common fragile sites.
1990-1992: MD, Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Siena.
Research area: a) “Genetic characterization of haptoglobin and alpha-1-antitrypsin and identification of the P and I variants of alpha-1-antitrypsin”; b) “Molecular characterization of patients affected with Alport Syndrome”.
1992-1993: Fellowship, 3rd Pediatric Division, Institute G. Gaslini, Genoa.
Research area: “Molecular characterization of Italian patients affected with Gaucher disease and genotype/phenotype correlation”.
1993-to date: Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Institute G. Gaslini, Genoa.
Research area: a) “Identification of the gene responsible of Hirschsprung disease and functional studies”; b) “Molecular characterization of rare genetic disorders and genetic mapping using the genomewide approach”. In particular: genetic mapping of a rare complicated form of spastic paraparesis and searching for the responsible gene; molecular characterization of Nail-patella patients, identification of a susceptibility locus in familial neuroblastoma; identification of the gene responsible of the X-linked lymphoproliferative disease, identification of the gene responsible for Fechtner Syndrome, Epstein Syndrome, May-Hegglin Anomaly and Sebastian Syndrome.
1996 (March-July): Visiting scientist at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, (TIGEM).
Research area: Positional cloning of the X-linked lymphoproliferative disease.
2001-to date: Associate Professor in Medical Genetics, (SSD MED/03) at the Medical School, University of Bologna and from November 2010 Director of the Medical Genetics Unit at S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital. Research area: a) Genetic mapping and identification of the genes responsible for mendelian inherited disorders: hereditary spastic paraplegias, a case of familial neuroblastoma, a syndromic form of pseudoobstruction; b) functional studies in the MYH9-related disease.
Clinical activities.
1990-1992: Activity of Genetics Counselling at the Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Siena.
1993-2001: Activity of Genetics Counselling at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Institute G. Gaslini, Genoa.
2002-to date: Activity of Genetics Counselling at the Institute of Medical Genetics, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna.

Teaching activities:
1997-1998: Lecturer in Medical Genetics, University of Genoa Infectious Diseases School, Genoa.
1998-1999: Lecturer in Human Genetics, University of Sassari Medical School, Sassari.
2001-2002: Professor in Biology and Genetics, University of Sassari Medical School, Sassari.
2001-2011: Associate Professor in Medical Genetics, (SSD MED/03), University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna.

2011-to date: Full Professor in Medical Genetics, (SSD MED/03), University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna.