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Francesco Blasi


Francesco Blasi born in Naples, October 19, 1937.
MD from Naples University Medical School, then two post-Docs at the Max Planck Institut fuer Biophysik (Frankfurt, Germany) and NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases) Bethesda, MD (U.S.A.).
In 1970 back in Italy at the CNR Research Center in the Naples University Medical School, then in 1980 Full Professor at the II Faculty of Medicine of the University of Naples.

Subsequently, Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and finally in Milano since 1992.
Is at IFOM since 2004, Director of research program Transcriptional Regulation in Development and Cancer.
From 2007 to 2011 coordinates the Molecular Oncology PhD program of SEMM. In 2011 becomes Deputy Director for Science of IFOM.
Has previously been Director of the International Institute of Genetics and Biophysics of CNR in Naples (1980-1983), of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Center in Copenhagen (Denmark), (1988- 1992), and of the Department of Cellular Biology and Functional Genomics (1998-2006) at DIBIT, Ospedale San Raffaele.
In 1979 is elected member of EMBO, the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization, and 1991-1993 of its Council. Since 1992 is a member of Academia Europaea.
Has received national and international prizes and is Author of over 270 research articles in prestigious international Journals, including Nature and Cell.
Has been a member of the Advisory Board of AIRC, Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, and of the Board of EMBO Journal.

Blasi's article

About IFOM Review

September 2013

Mechanisms of cell transformation and metastasis

Commentary on the IFOM-Kyoto University Joint Symposium.