VAZZA GIOVANNI

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Scientific sector BIO/13 - APPLIED BIOLOGY
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Dipartimento di Biologia, Laboratorio di Genetica Umana, 2 piano sud, complesso Vallisneri Contattare il docente per appuntamento
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Proposals for thesis
- Identification of genes involved in familial papillary thyroid cancer.

- Improvement of models for forensic eye and hair color prediction (forensic DNA phenotyping) in collaboration with Scientific Division of Carabinieri (RIS) of Parma.

Curriculum Vitae
Education
2003: Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Ferrara (Italy).
1999: degree in Biology (Bimolecular area), University of Padova.

Positions and employment
2000-2003: Ph.D. student in Genetic Sciences, University of Ferrara.
2003-2007: Post-Doctoral researcher, Department of Biology, University of Padova
2008: visiting scientist at the Department of Genetics, unit INSERM U679, Institut Pitié-Salpetrière, Paris (France).
2007-present: Assistant Professor (SSD BIO/13), Department of Biology University of Padova

Organizing and coordinating activities
2009-2010: member of the commission for the curriculum in Biology
2013-: member of the commission for the final exam (CCS of Molecular Biology)
2013-: member of the commission “orientamento” (CCS of Molecular Biology)
2016-: member of the TTO commission of the Department of Biology.

Teaching activities
- A.A. 2001-2002 e 2002-2003: Assistant (12 hours), course of “Human Genetics”, Master in Psicology, University of Padova.
- A.A. 2003-2004 e 2004-2005: Assistant (12 hours), course of “Human Genetics”, Master in “Scienze Psicologiche Cognitive e Psicobiologiche”, University of Padova.
- A.A. 2003-2004 e 2004-2005: Assistant (25 hours), course of “Human molecular genetics and laboratory of human molecular genetics”, Master in “Biologia Sanitaria”, University of Padova.
- A.A. 2005-2006: course of “Human Molecular Genetics and Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics” (5+3 CFU), Master in “Biologia Sanitaria”, University of Padova.
- A.A. 2007-2008: assistant (64 hours), course of “Human Molecular Genetics and Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics” (5+4 CFU), Master in “Biologia Sanitaria”, University of Padova.
- A.A 2008-2009, 2009-2010 e 2014-2015: course of “Biotechnologies” (5+1CFU), Master in “Biologia Evoluzionistica”, University of Padova.
- A.A. 2012-2013: 2 CFU of “Applied Biology” within the course of “Biology and Biochemistry”, Bachelor in “Ostetricia”, University of Padova.
- A.A 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018: course of “Forensic Genetics” (5+1 CFU), Master in “Biologia Sanitaria”, University of Padova.
- A.A 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018: 3 CFU within the course of “Genetics”, Master in “Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione”, University of Padova.


Undergraduate student instructor and tutor of Bachelor and Master degree thesis for Molecular Biology curriculum.

Research areas
Research interests:

- Identification and functional characterization of genes associated to human hereditary diseases involving central and peripheral nervous system.

- Molecular characterization of genes causing morpho-functional alterations of mobile cilia in primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)

- Identification of genetic factors predisposing to for familial papillary thyroid cancer (PTC)

- Improvement of models and methods for forensic DNA phenotyping. Prediction of eye, hair and skin color using SNP genotypes.

Publications
Publications are available at this link:

https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=N29aUgcAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1177 COMMON SC01122943 9 1st Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA ALESSANDRA RAMPAZZO
SC1177 COMMON SCP3054691 8 2nd Year (2019/20) First
semester
ITA GIOVANNI VAZZA
PS1090 COMMON PSO2043598 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First
semester
ITA NATASCIA TISO


Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1166 COMMON SCL1000694 6 3rd Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA GIOVANNI VAZZA