Courses and Events

DMEM Opening Ceremony keynote lecture “Telomere biology in aging and cancer” by Dr. Fabrizio d’Adda di Fagagna

The seminar will take place at the Aula G10, Via Golgi 19.

Dr. Fabrizio d’Adda di Fagagna, Ph.D., is a cell and molecular biologist who studies the involvement of the DNA damage response (DDR) pathways in physiologically relevant processes such as aging and cancer.

Dr. d’Adda di Fagagna studied Biology at the University of Trieste and obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, in Trieste. As a research associate and postdoc in Cambridge (UK) he discovered the engagement of DDR factors in the maintenance of telomeres and demonstrated that replicative cellular senescence, a form of cell aging, is the outcome of DDR activation.

He then set up his own research group at IFOM (FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology) in Milan, in 2003, and in 2014 he was awarded a permanent position “for exceptional merits” at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pavia, where he runs a laboratory.