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Institute of Molecular Cancer Research Penengo Lab

Prof. Dr. Lorenza Penengo

Prof. Dr. Lorenza Penengo

University of Zurich
Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich


Building / Room: Y17-K-66
Phone: +41 44 635 34 88
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Curriculum vitae

Education / Positions

1991-1996    M.S. in Biological Sciences, summa cum laude, University of Torino
1995             Erasmus student, University of Bangor, North Wales, UK
1998- 2002    PhD in Molecular Medicine, University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO) “A. Avogadro”, Novara, IT, and Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL
2003- 2006    Postdoctoral Fellow, IFOM-IEO Campus (Institute of European Oncology and FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology), Milan, IT
2009             Visiting Scientist, Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, US
2008-2014    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UPO, Novara, IT
2014-2017    Oberassistent, Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (IVPT) and Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich
Since 2017    Group Leader and Assistant Professor, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich

Research Experience / Interest

Ubiquitin modifications in the regulation of genome stability: identifying new players involved in DNA damage response and DNA replication

Interferon system and ISG15: understanding the relevance of ‘the context’ in the control of DNA replication

Ubiquitin phosphorylation: a novel signalling in the chromatin landscape

Fellowships / Awards

1997    Award for the best Master thesis, University of Piemonte Orientale
1997-1998     Lion’s club fellowship for talented young investigators
2001    EMBO fellowship
2003- 2006    Fellowship Award Italian Association for Cancer Research (A.I.R.C.)