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Guglielmina Nadia Ranzani

Academic position:
Full Professor
guglielmina.ranzani (at) unipv.it
Phone number:
+39 0382 985564 (office); +39 0382 985537 (lab)
+39 0382 528496
Department of Biology and Biotechnology "Lazzaro Spallanzani"


Human Molecular Genetics
Human Molecular Genetics
Human Molecular Genetics


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Curriculum vitae

G.N. Ranzani graduated in Biology at the University of Pavia-Italy in 1974 and received a Specialization School Diploma in Biophysics from the University of Pavia in 1977.
Faculty positions. Research assistant (1976-1981), and researcher (1981-1987) at the University of Pavia; Associate Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Camerino-Italy (1987-1990) and at the University of Pavia (1990-2001). As from October 2001 she is Full Professor of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Science-University of Pavia (Dept. of Genetics and Microbiology).
Foreign research experience. Graduate student fellow for ten months (1976-1977) at the Department of Human Genetics-University of Leiden (the Netherlands), and long-term EMBO fellow for two years (1981-1983) at the Department of Animal Biology- University of Geneva (Switzerland).
Scientific activity. After having studied genetic variability in humans, G.N. Ranzani focused on the genetics of cancer. Particularly, she is interested in the investigation of the genetic lesions involved in genesis and progression of sporadic/hereditary tumors of the digestive system (gastric and colon cancer), and in the genetic characterization of Italian families with HNPPC and with hereditary polyposis. In 1998, as invited member of an expert panel, she attended the NCI-Bethesda meeting on consensus criteria to define tumor instability. She has published 73 papers in international scientific journals some of which with high impact factor, 6 reviews and 2 chapters in textbooks. She has presented about one hundred oral communications in national and international meetings, and has held numerous seminars and conferences as guest speaker both in Italy and abroad. From October 2000 to November 2004, she has been president of the A.I.F.E.G. (Italian Association for the study of familial and hereditary gastrointestinal tumors). From 2004 to 2006 she has been the principal investigator of an Italian research network on hereditary gastrointestinal tumors, granted by the Italian Ministry of Scientific Research (MIUR).
Directorships. From the Academic year 1999-2000 to 2005 G.N. Ranzani directed the Specialization School of Applied Genetics, Faculty of Science -University of Pavia. As from November 2003, she is Chairmen of the Department of Genetics and Microbiology of the University of Pavia.


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