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Maria Luisa Genova

Assistant professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/10 Biochemistry

Curriculum vitae

Maria Luisa Genova (URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-6921-2012)


STUDIES AND APPOINTMENTS

1990: BSc/MSc Degree in Biology, University of Bologna (Italy), summa cum laude.

1993 and 1996: Research fellow in Biochemistry & Cell Biology at Rice University, Houston, TX, USA. (3 four-month periods)

1995: Ph.D. Degree in Biology and Cell Physiology, University of Bologna, Italy.

1995-2005: Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Bologna, Italy.

2005-present: Tenured Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Bologna (Italy), Dept. of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM)

2014: National Scientific Qualification by the Italian Ministry of Education (ASN-MIUR) to function as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Italian Universities

2014: National Scientific Qualification by the Italian Ministry of Education (ASN-MIUR) to function as Full Professor of Biochemistry in Italian Universities

 

HONORS
2017: Visiting Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). Professional learning experience: teaching tools for biochemistry educators of English-speaking students in the medical school (April 27th-May 6th, BCSP-Study Abroad Program)

2016-present: Academic Referee, Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) inter-institutional agreement for PhD students and staff from/to the Università di Bologna (Italy) and the Universidad de Granada (Spain). Cooperation subject area: 091-Health.

2016-present: Substitute representative, Management Committe of the COST-European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action n.15203 [link]

2015-present: Council Member, Executive Committe of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association [www.icqa.org]

2014: Invited Lecturer, “Next Generation Leaders in Biology of Ageing" EU-sponsored Intensive Programme for International Master and PhD students (Rimini, IT, June 4-12). [link].

MEETINGS AS ORGANIZER
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The 8th Conference of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association (Bologna, IT, October 8-11, 2015) [link]
· The 8th International Forum on Oxidative Stress and Aging (Bologna, IT, June 12-14, 2013) [link]

TEACHING
2005-present: Assistant professor in Biochemistry at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna. Courses of: 'Biochemistry' for students in the Medical College of Podology; 'Metabolic and Molecular Biochemistry' for students in the School of Medicine; 'Cell Signaling' for students in the School of Medicine (caurse fully taught in English).

2008-present: Appointed examiner and thesis reviewer of PhD candidates [PhD degree of: Biochemistry, Univ. Roma-Sapienza (IT); Applied Biocatalysis and Industrial Microbiology, Univ. Bologna (IT); Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Univ. Bari (IT)]

ADVISING AND MENTORING
- Assistant supervisor of several PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows and visiting fellows in the Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Bologna, Italy

- Appointed supervisor of:

1. Dr. M.E. Dalmonte (2010-2014: Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Bologna, IT);

2. Dr. Muge Kopuz (2011-2013: visiting PhD student, Karadeniz Technical University of Trabzon, TÜRKIYE);

3. Dr. Yelda Birinci (2011-2013: visiting PhD student, Karadeniz Technical University of Trabzon, TÜRKIYE);

4. Dr. Jerónimo Aragón Vela (03/2015-06/2015: visiting PhD student, University of Granada, SPAIN);

5. Elisa Gazzelli (2012-2013: undergraduate student, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, IT);

6. Gaia Tioli (2013-2014: undergraduate student, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, IT; 2014-2018: postgraduate student, Dept. Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, IT; 2018-present: Ph.D. student, co-supervised with J. Garaude, Univ. Bordeaux, FRANCE [link]);

7. Eugenia Andrian (2015-2016: undergraduate student, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, IT).

8. Margherita De Luca (2018-present: undergraduate student, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, IT).

SCIENTIFIC PROFILE
Maria Luisa Genova is technically competent in advanced biochemical methods for the analysis of the mitochondrial respiratory enzymes and substrates (including spectrophotometric, fluorometric and polarographic measurements, 2D BN/SDS Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, HPLC). Her research focuses on the bioenergetic role of mitochondria, with particular emphasis on the kinetic properties of the respiratory chain, the dynamics of assembly of the supramolecular aggregates comprising respiratory complexes (supercomplexes) and the functional role of Coenzyme Q (ubiquinone). She is the author of more than 40 research publications and of some invited reviews in peer reviewed journals on the subject of mitochondrial bioenergetics in physio-pathological conditions and in ageing; invited speaker and member of the organizing committee in international conferences.