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Marco Foiani


Prof. Foiani has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Milan (Italy).

Since 2002, Prof. Foiani, who is also Head of the Genome Integrity Laboratory at IFOM since its establishment, is Full Professor in Molecular Biology at the University of Milan.

His research interest focuses on the regulatory mechanisms that control genome integrity. Particularly, his work has contributed to elucidate the cellular mechanisms causing genome instability in cancer cells and chromosome abnormalities in certain human syndromes leading to cancer predisposition. Prof. Foiani has more than 80 papers published in international scientific journals.

Since 2008 Prof. Marco Foiani is the Scientific Director of IFOM.

Prof. Foiani was honored with internationally recognized memberships and awards, such as: the European Molecular Biology Organization membership; the Academia Europaea membership; the New York Academy of Sciences membership; the Italian Society of Genetics (AGI) membership; the Italian Society of Biophisics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM) membership; the Award from the Italian Society for Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM); the Biotec Award promoted by Amgen and Dompé; the "Chiara D'Onofrio" Prize from the Italian Federation of Life Sciences.

He was the founder in 2009 of the European Nanomedicine Foundation (CEN) and vice-president up to 2011.

He is also member of the Scientific Advisory Board of AIRC, the Italian Cancer Research Association, member of the editorial board of Cell and editor and reviewer for top impact factor scientific journals.

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About IFOM Review

November 2013

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