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Luca Scorrano, University of Padua, Italy

Luca Scorrano

Luca Scorrano (M.D., Ph.D., University of Padua, Italy) is Director of the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry, Dept. of Biology, University of Padua (Italy). Luca became interested in mitochondrial shape during his postdoc with the late Stan Korsmeyer (Harvard Medical School) when they discovered that mitochondrial cristae remodeling was involved in cytochrome c release and apoptosis. Since 2003 his lab, first in Italy, then in Geneva (Switzerland) where he was Professor at the Dept. of Cell Physiology and Metabolism for 7 years and from 2013 in Italy again, contributed to the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiological consequences of mitochondrial dynamics and tethering to the endoplasmic reticulum. He received several Prizes and Awards (including the Eppendorf European Young Investigator, the Chiara D’Onofrio and the ESCI Award), is an EMBO Member and sits in several Committees, Advisory and Editorial Boards.

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