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I am a biologist with five years experience in molecular and cellular biology. My research is application-oriented, in order to characterise potential target for cancer therapy and perform molecular diagnostic of rare disease.

Summary of Qualifications: Technical: - analysis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA): PCR,qPCR, Western Blot, RNA quality control, Gel electrophoresis, automated sequencing based on Sanger method; - genetic DNA manipulation: cloning, iRNA, virus production and transduction; - functional analysis: Luciferase assay,ELISA, Flow cytometry (FACS), Protein labelling and imaging, polysome profile assay.

Communication: - Experienced in presenting results to different audiences in meetings with colleagues and collaborators.

Languages: • Italian (native) • English (fluent) • German (basic knowledge) Software: - Data processing: MS-Office, GraphPad Prism, ApE - Image processing: ImageJ, Photoshop, Illustrator, FlowJo - Database: NCBI, Ensembl, OMIM, MGI


Past Experience

  • student research assistant
    January 2012 --- January 2016

  • Research Analyst
    September 2011 --- June 2012
    - Molecular diagnostic of lymphedema, performed by sequencing. - Bioinformatics analysis of gene mutation using multiple algorithms.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAttention to detailCollaborationEmotional reactivity


Self Assessment :
Cell biologyMammalian Cell CultureMolecular CloningMolecular geneticsProtein ExpressionProblem-solving methods and troubleshooting
LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyCell CultureReal-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)Clinical researchVector CloningProtein ExpressionPolymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)Western Blotting


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Oncology and Cancer Biology from University of Zurich in 2017
  • Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from Università degli Studi di Trieste in 2012
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Biological Sciences, General from Università di Catania in 2010


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