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TEDxPalermo – Davide Corona – Epigenetics: the multi-dimensional nature of our genome

By heheals

September 22, 2020




Davide Corona studies at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Palermo, where he attends a course of studies in Biomolecular Science. In 1993, thanks to an Erasmus scholarship he attends the University of Swansea. In 1994, after graduation with full marks and special mention, being granted a scholarship by the Bonino — Puleyo (Me) Foundation he has a stage experience at DIBIT — San Raffaele Hospital. In 1996 he earns a Ph.D. degree at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Here, he uses the Drosophila melanogaster in order to study molecular machines whose function is to make the DNA accessible in the human cells. In 2000 he receives funding from EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) and from HFSP (Human Frontier Science Program) for a post-Ph.D. in Santa Cruz (UCSC). In the USA he studies fruit fly genetics and applies it to his researches: he finds out that the molecular machines studied by Heidelberg are involved in important vital processes connected to some pathologies of genetics origin. In 2004, he becomes researcher of Telethon Dulbecco Institute (DTI) and in 2006 of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Palermo for Williams Syndrome. The research is lead by Telethon, co-financed by Armenise- Harvard Foundation, HFSP, MIUR, AIRC with the support of Confagricoltura and FSW.

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