|November 2008 to present:||First year of PhD course in Biomolecular and Genetic Sciences at the University of Pavia, Italy|
|October 2006 to September 2008:||Laurea Magistrale (2-year
course, Master of Science equivalent ) in Industrial Biotechnology (Biomolecular
research Major) at the University of Pavia, Italy.
110/110 cum laude
|October 2003 to July 2006:||Laurea di primo livello
(3-year undergraduate course, Bachelor of Science equivalent) in Biotechnology
at the University of Pavia, Italy.
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude
|September 1998 to July 2003:||Diploma di Istruzione Secondaria
Superiore Liceo Scientifico (High school degree)
Istituto di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore “Lorenzo Lotto”
Final grade: 100/100
|November 2008 to Present:||PhD student of the first year
of PhD course in Biomolecular and Genetic Sciences. The research
project is being carried out in Animal Genetics laboratory, directed
by Professor Luca Ferretti, at the Department of Genetics and Microbiology,
University of Pavia.
topics: analysis of mitochondrial DNA and chromosome Y variation in
|November 2007 to July 2008:||Post-graduate student. Thesis
work on analysis of cattle mitochondrial DNA variation.
The research project is being
carried out in Animal Genetics laboratory, directed by Professor Luca
Ferretti, at the Department of Genetics and Microbiology, University
|October 2006 to May 2007:||Training in Dr Alessandra Montecucco’s laboratory of “Enzymology and Molecular Virology”, Istituto di Genetica Molecolare, IGM-CNR, Pavia|
|September 2005 to June 2006:||Undergraduate Researcher.
Thesis work carried out in Dr Alessandra Montecucco’s
laboratory of “Enzymology and Molecular Virology”, Istituto
di Genetica Molecolare, IGM-CNR, Pavia.
Thesis title: “Analisi dell’espressione inducibile dell’endonucleasi I-SceI in cloni di Cellule HeLa contenenti numerose copie del sito di taglio” (Analysis of endonuclease I-SceI inducible expression in HeLa cell clones with many copies of cleavage site”)
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
|TECHNICAL SKILLS:||PCR, RT-PCR; nucleic acid
purification; mammalian cell culture techniques; agarose gel electrophoresis
of DNA and RNA; molecular cloning; Western blotting |
|COMPUTER SKILLS:||Acceptable knowledge of Windows
and Mac operating systems.
User of basic
Bioinformatic techniques and tools; skilled user of “Sequencher
||Mother tongue: Italian
Good written and spoken English: awarded certificate grade A in the Examination for the First Certificate in English, University of Cambridge, June 2002
|Achilli A, Bonfiglio S, Olivieri A, Malusà A, Pala M, Pala M, Kashani BH, Perego UA, Ajmone Marsan P, Liotta L, Semino O, Bandelt HJ, Ferretti L, Torroni A. (2009) The multifaceted origin of taurine cattle reflected by the mitochondrial genome. PLoS ONE 4:e5753.|
|Bonfiglio S, Achilli A, Malusà A, Olivieri A, Pala M, Hooshiar Kashani B, Perego UA, Ajmone Marsan P, Negrini R, Pellecchia M, Colli L, Semino O, Torroni A, Ferretti L. (2009) The novel mtDNA haplogroup R: the contribution of Italian aurochsen to modern cattle. FISV 11th Annual Congress, Riva del Garda 23-25 Settembre 2009, P9.2|
Bonfiglio S, Malusà A, Denis C, Boussaha M, Russo V, Roperto F,
Perucatti A, Di Meo GP, Eggen A, Ferretti L (2009). Comparative mapping
and genomic annotation of the bovine oncosuppressor WWOX gene.
and Genome Research. In press.