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Scientific sector BIO/13 - APPLIED BIOLOGY
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Office hours
Wednesday from 10:00 to 13:00 III piano Nord -Ala scientifica- Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare Complesso Vallisneri Per qualsiasi chiarimento resto a disposizione anche in altri giorni della settimana
(updated on 12/01/2018 08:56)

Proposals for thesis
- Analysis of skeletal and CNS defects in type 1 Gaucher disease, by in vitro and in vivo models
- Analysis of skeletal, cardiac and CNS defects in type II Mucopolysaccharidosis by in vitro and in vivo models.
- Analysis of pathogenic cascades involved in neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson)
- Development of small molecules with neurotrophic and antioxidant activities

Curriculum Vitae
Padova, March, 1996: Bsc in Biological Science (Biomolecular course) at the University of Padova (Italy)

Padova, May 1997: professional license as Biologist

December 2001 : PhD in Endocrine Sciences at the University of Ferrara (Italy).

March 2011-2017: Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova (Italy).

October 2017-present: Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova (Italy).

Working experiences in International Institutes:

- 2002-2003: Research Fellow, Dr. Shlomo Melmed Laboratory, Department of Endocrinology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (USA)
- 2006: Post-Doctoral training in” Transcriptomics and Proteomics in Zebrafish”, Leiden (Holland).

Author of 58 peer-reviewed international papers and more than 50 abstracts in national and international meetings.

Co-editor of two issues of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation (2000).
Invited Speaker in more than 15 national and international meetings. Cotutor and tutor for students of the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology courses.

Reviewer for Disease Models & Mechanisms, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, , Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, PLOS One, Scientific Reports, Life Sciences, Journal of Neuroinflammation, International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience,J Molec Endocrinol.Cell & Tissue Research, Acta Neuropathol. Communication, Science Advances,Faseb Journal, J Clin Medicine, Biochimica Biophysica Acta (BBA)

-Lecturer at the School of Medicine for the six years cycle in Medicine and Surgery and in the School of Dentistry.

Research Grants

2010-2014 Progetto Giovani Ricercatori Ministero della Salute : Euros 355.000
2010-2012 and 2016-2018: University grant Junior fellowship 10000 Euros/year
2011-present :University grant 3000 euros /year
2015-2017 Co-investigator Cariparo Project Euros 265.000
2017-2018 University Grant Prid 2017 . 29000 euros

2012-2015 Genzyme Generation Program 2010. Euros 145.000
2015-2018 Genzyme Generation Program 2013. Euros 115.000
2019-2021 MPS society grant US dollars:90000

Main research focus:
Analysis of lysosomal storage disorder pathogenesis, by means of in vitro and in vivo experimental models.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 6AAF7178FAD13F45A60A6B6AB11772EA.pdf

Research areas
Pathogenesis of lysosomal storage disorders (Gaucher, Hunter)-
Cellular alterations occurring in the skeletal tissue
- Pathogenesis of cardiac and CNS defects in Mucopolysaccharidosis
- Analysis of mechanisms regulating cell differentiation to develop pharmacological approaches for the treatment of human disorders

Last five years:
rgenton, Michael Brand, Gilbert Weidinger and Christopher L. Antos1 (2014) simplet (smp) is
required for Wnt signal transduction by regulating β-catenin nuclear localization . Development.
141, 3529-3539 (IF=5.413)
47) Francesca Benato, Elisa Colletti, Tatjana Skobo, Enrico Moro, Lorenzo Colombo, Francesco
Argenton and Luisa Dalla Valle. (2014) A living biosensor model to dynamically trace
glucocorticoid transcriptional activity during development and adult life in zebrafish Molecular
and Cellular Endocrinology. 392(1-2):60-72 (IF=3.754)
48) Cosimelli B, Laneri S, Ostacolo C, Sacchi A, Severi E, Porcù E, Rampazzo E, Moro E, Basso
G, Viola G. (2014) Synthesis and biological evaluation of imidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidines and
imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines as new inhibitors of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Eur J Med Chem.
;83:45-56. (IF=6.253)
49) Marco Schiavone, Elena Rampazzo, Giusy Battilana, Luca Persano, Enrico Moro, Alessandro
Casari, Shu Liu, Steve Leach, Giuseppe Basso, Natascia Tiso, Francesco Argenton. (2014)
Zebrafish reporter lines reveal in vivo pathway activities involved in pancreatic cancer Disease
Model and Mechanism. 7 :883-94 (IF= 4.398)
50) Stamatia Kalogirou1, Nikos Malissovas1, Enrico Moro2, Francesco Argenton3, Didier Y.R.
Stainier4 and Dimitris Beis1. (2014) Intracardiac Flow Dynamics affect the Morphogenesis of the
Atrioventricular Valves. Cardiovascular research. 104(1):49-60. (IF=6.290)
51) Alessandro Casari, Marco Schiavone, Nicola Facchinello, Andrea Vettori, Dirk Meyer,
Natascia Tiso, Enrico Moro, Francesco Argenton. (2014). Smad3 mediated TGFbeta signalling
controls the progenitor to precursor switch during zebrafish spinal cord development.
Developmental Biology 396(1):81-93 (IF=3.262) .
52) Ilaria Zancan, Stefania Bellesso, Roberto Costa, Marika Salvalaio, Marina Stroppiano, Chrissy
Hammond, Francesco Argenton, Mirella Filocamo and Enrico Moro (corresponding author).
(2015) Glucocerebrosidase deficiency affects primary bone ossification through increased oxidative
stress and reduced Wnt/beta catenin signaling. Human Molecular Genetics 24(5):1280-94.
53) Roberto Costa 1, Andrea Urbani 2, Marika Salvalaio 3,4, Stefania Bellesso3, Domenico Cieri 5, Ilaria
Zancan 1, Mirella Filocamo 6, Paolo Bonaldo 1, Ildiko Szabò 2, Rosella Tomanin 3 and Enrico Moro
(corresponding author). (2017). Perturbations in cell signaling elicit early cardiac defects in
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II. Hum Mol Genet. 1;26(9):1643-1655. (IF=4.902)
54) Stefania Bellesso, Marika Salvalaio, Susanna Lualdi, Elisa Tognon, Roberto Costa, Paola
Braghetta, Chiara Giraudo, Roberto Stramare, Laura Rigon, Mirella Filocamo, Rosella Tomanin
and Enrico Moro (corresponding author). (2018) FGF signaling deregulation is associated with
early developmental skeletal defects in animal models for mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPSII)
Hum Mol Genet, 7(13):2262-2275 (IF=4.902)
55) Fiorenza Maria Teresa, Moro Enrico, Erickson Robert P. (2018) The pathogenesis of
lysosomal storage disorders: beyond the engorgement of lysosomes to abnormal development and
neuroinflammation". Hum Mol Genet. In press; IF=4.902

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
ME1730 COMMON MEL1000500 8 1st Year (2019/20) First
ME2491 COMMON MEP9085821 11 1st Year (2019/20) First
ME1726 COMMON MEP5072540 7 1st Year (2019/20) Second
ME1728 COMMON MEP5072540 7 1st Year (2019/20) Second
ME1729 COMMON MEP5072540 7 1st Year (2019/20) Second