Pierluigi Strippoli is Associate Professor of Applied Biology at the University of Bologna, Italy and has been teaching Genetics, Genetic Technologies, Genomics, Scientific Method in several academic courses. He leads the Laboratory of Genomics at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES) of the same University.
He has been using molecular genetics and genomics technologies to study blood diseases, colorectal cancer and trisomy 21. His research group has identified one of the human chromosome 21 genes and he has conceived and developed several original computational biology tools for the analysis of the human genome.
Recently, Dr. Strippoli has focused on starting a systematic study of Down Syndrome by integrating clinical, biochemical, genetic and bioinformatic data in order to identify novel therapeutic targets for the intellectual disability associated with this form of trisomy.
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