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Irene Bozzoni is Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the “Sapienza” University of Rome, teaching Master courses for Biology and Physics from 1994. From October 2018, she is member of the Management Committeee of the Human Technopole Foundation.
Since 2016, she has been Director of the “Sapienza School for Advanced Studies" of the University of Rome, contributing to its foundation in 2011 and initially acting as Deputy Director.
She is the Director of the Master's Degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology of the same University from 2005. She is member of the Board of Directors of Science Museum of Milano.
From 1978 to 1986 she was a researcher at the Centro Acidi Nucleici of the CNR in Rome, first as research fellow and then as staff scientist. From 1977 to 1978, she was Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Molecular Biology of the University of Zurich.
She is a member of several scientific societies including the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), "Academia Europaea", “Accademia Medica di Roma”,Italian Society of Biochemistry (SIB), Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM). She serves as referee for numerous international scientific journals and for several national and international agencies such as European Research Council, AERES, Wellcome Trust, European Molecular Biology Organization and Human Frontier Science Programme.
She has coordinated very competitive research projects of the European Union, Telethon, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, MIUR and the Italian Institute of Technology. She is author of more than 140 scientific publications on peer-review international journals and of 8 patents, 3 of which have been licensed to the industry. One has received the “Orphan Drug” designation from EMEA.
Irene Bozzoni runs a lab of 30 people including post-docs, PhD and undergraduate students. Her research is mainly focused on the role of long non-coding RNA in the control of muscular and neuronal differentiation, in normal and pathological conditions, and in neuromuscular diseases.