Lorenza Penengo

Lorenza Penengo, Prof. Dr.

Group Leader


Curriculum vitae


1979-1991 Primary and secondary education in Alessandria, Italy
1991-1996 M.S. Biology, University of Turin, Italy
1995 Erasmus student, University of Bangor, UK
1998-2002 Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, University of Piemonte Orientale, Dept of Medical Sciences, Novara, Italy

Research Experience

2001-2002Visiting Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science, Lab of Prof. Yosef Yarden, Rehovot, Israel
Topic: Ubiquitination and attenuation of the signaling triggered by receptor tyrosine kinases: the role of Cbl ubiquitin ligase
2003-2006Postdoctoral Fellow at the IFOM-IEO Campus (Institute of European Oncology and FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology), Lab of Pier Paolo di Fiore, Milan, Italy
Topic: Role of non-proteolytic functions of ubiquitination in the regulation of signal transduction and membrane trafficking
2008-2014Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy and Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Novara, Italy
2009Visiting Scientist, Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Lab of Prof Frederick Alt, Boston, USA
Oct 2014-Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research (IMCR), Zurich, Switzerland

Topic: Role of the ubiquitin system in the maintenance of genome stability

Fellowships / Awards

1997              Award for the best Master thesis, University of Piemonte Orientale

1997-1998     Lion’s club fellowship for young investigators

2001              EMBO short-term fellowship

2003- 2006    Fellowship Award Italian Association for Cancer Research


2006-2008 Lecturer of “Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies”, School of Pharmacy
(24 hours/yr, ≅ 90 students).
2006-2009  Lecturer of “Recombinant Technologies”, Medical Biotechnologies
(72 hours/yr, ≅ 70 students).
2009-2011   Lecturer of “Recombinant Technologies”, Medical Biotechnologies
(72 hours/yr, ≅ 70 students).
2009-2014  Lecturer of “Molecular Biology”, School of Pharmacy and Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (40 hours/yr, ≅ 150 students).
2009-2014 Lecturer of “Laboratory of Molecular Biology”, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (52 hours/yr, ≅ 60 students).