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Structure Department of Biomedical Sciences
Telephone 0498276072
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
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Office hours
Friday from 09:00 to 11:00 Ufficio del docente, Via Ugo Bassi 58/B, polo "Vallisneri" - piano rialzato
(updated on 17/05/2019 10:55)

Curriculum Vitae
Marco Giorgio received the B.Sc. degree in Biology upon working on transgenic model of HBV at the University of Rome in 1991. He did the post-graduate training at the IRBM inPomezia, studying the biochemistry of IL-6. Awarded by a fellowship from AIRC, he investigated gene function and generated cancer models at the Regina Elena cancer institute. Then, for two years at the MSKCC in New York, he started working on the genetic link between cancer and aging. He received the PhD degree in Biotechnology discussing a thesis on the p66Shc aging gene and he joined the IEO in Milan, where, in the Department of Experimental Oncology, he continued investigating the mechanisms of aging involved in tumorigenesis and currently he collaborate to investigate the metabolism of metastasis.
Since 2018 he is associated professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biomedical Science of the University of Padova where he studies the molecular mechanisms of aging.

Research areas
Molecular mechanisms of aging, focusing particularly on the physiopathological mechanisms of adaptation to the environment that reshape the energy metabolism and the redox balance.

The studies of Prof. Marco Giorgio are reporte in over 90 publications, of which 75 are original articles in international peer reviewed journals in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and medicine, 11 "reviews" and 5 book chapters, cited 7500 times for an H index of 35 according to "Scopus - Orcid - Web of Science" (
Among the 5 most relevant:
-Butelli et al. Enrichment of tomato fruit with health-promoting anthocyanins by expression of select transcription factors. Nat Biotechnol. 2008.26:1301-8.
-Pinton et al. Protein kinase C beta and prolyl isomerase 1 regulate mitochondrial effects of the life-span determinant p66Shc. Science. 200. 315:659-63.
-Giorgio et al. Electron transfer between cytochrome c and p66Shc generates reactive oxygen species that trigger mitochondrial apoptosis. Cell.2005.122:221-33.
-Migliaccio et al. The p66shc adaptor protein controls oxidative stress response and life span in mammals. Nature.1999.402:309-13.
-Wang et al. Role of PML in cell growth and the retinoic acid pathway. Science.1998.279:1547-51.

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
IF0375 COMMON MEP9087178 9 1st Year (2019/20) Annual ITA MARCO GIORGIO
ME1846 999PD MEN1033479 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
ME1726 COMMON MEP5072539 8 1st Year (2019/20) First