Scientific Director of IFOM Foundation,
The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation, Milan
Office: T-Lab Level 5, #05-03-11
MBI Academic Visitor Professor Marco Foiani, Scientific Director of IFOM Foundation – The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation, Milan, Italy will be arriving in Singapore on 7 February 2015 for his visit in NUS and will be with us until 6 March 2015.
Prof Foiani is a Scientific Director of IFOM – The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation, that hosts 20 groups and 300 scientists. Two research groups are operating in IFOM outstations located in Singapore (at ASTAR-p53 Laboratory and at MBI) and one in Bangalore, India (at inSTEM). At IFOM, Prof. Foiani is responsible for the research strategic planning, the development of programs aimed at the results reduction into practice and for the establishment of national and international co-operation programs and joint ventures. He is the founder of the European Nanomedicine Foundation (CEN) that aims at supporting multidisciplinary projects/teams in biomedicine. Since 2012 he directs a cancer genetics diagnostic laboratory within Cogentech.
Prof Foiani has studied different cellular processes (translational, chromosome replication, DNA recombination, DNA repair, DNA topology, transcription, autophagy and nuclear envelope dynamics) and regulatory pathways (translational control, cell cycle, checkpoint, sumo and ubiquitin pathways, protein acetylation, gene gating) using a variety of approaches (biochemical, genetic, imaging, genomic, molecular biology). His major contributions are within the fields of chromosome dynamics and genome integrity. His work has contributed to elucidate the ATR and ATM-dependent checkpoint processes controlling the interfaces between DNA replication, recombination, transcription and DNA topology and preventing abnormal chromosome transitions.
Prof Marco Foiani’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. His office is located at T-Lab Level 5, #05-03-11.
Please join us in welcoming him to MBI!
Prof Foiani’s seminar, titled “ATR-mediated mechanisms controlling genome integrity” will be held on 26 February 2015 @ 4pm at DBS Conference Room 1, Blk S3, Level 5, hosted by Prof GV Shivashankar.