Associate Professors

Sonia MELINO

Professore Associato SSD: Bio/10 BiochimicaStanza: F0 – 13
Telefono: (+39) 06 7259 4410 / 4449
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Biographical Info

1992 Master Degree, summa cum laude, in “Biological Sciences”/”Biochemistry”, University of Rome “Sapienza” Italy
1992-1995 Specialization  in  Biotechnology  cum laude  (with  fellowship  Montedison-ENI), University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
1997-2000 Ph.D in “Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics” at University “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti, Italy
2002 Researcher in Biochemistry (SSD- Bio10- 05/E1) at the Department of Sciences and Chemical Technologies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
2003-2010 Member of the Centre for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
2012/2013 National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in Biochemistry (SSD- Bio 10)
2013- presentMember of the Editorial Board of Molecular & Cellular Oncology
2015 Associate Professor in Biochemistry (SSD- Bio 10) at the of Sciences and Chemical Technologies
2015 Member of the Spin-off Algares s.r.l.
2016- present Founder and Member of CIMER-Interdepatmental Center  of  Regenerative MedicineUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata
2017 National Scientific Qualification for Full Professor in Biochemistry (SSD- Bio 10)
2017- present Member of “Commissione Paritetica” for Chemistry degree
2018- present Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Molecular Science
2019 Member of “Commissione  Scienza Orienta” for the Department of  Sciences and Chemical Technologies

She has drawn the following INTERNATIONAL  AGREEMENTS  signed with the University of Rome Tor Vergata: 2009 Deakin University Melburne- Australia; 2013 Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie- Poland; 2011 and 2018 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology of Haifa- Israel.
RESEARCH ACTIVITY For more than 20 years she has been investigating in Biochemistry field. Initially   the   Sonia   Melino’s   research   work   was   focused   on   the   structural   and   functional characterization of proteins/peptides including: proteins of the phase II of the detoxification system and   viral   proteases,   Calmodulin-like   proteins,   Reticulon1-C   and   WW   domains   and   metal antimicrobial peptides. Her current research is focused on the study of the effects on pluripotent and cancer cells of Organosulfur Compounds that are hydrogen sulfide releasing agents, and on the fabrication  of  novel  composite  3D-scaffolds  based  on  proteins  for  tissue  regeneration.  At  this moment,  she  is  a  co-author  of  more  than  70  papers  published  on  international  peer-reviewed journals.   She   has   been   referee   for   several   international   scientific   journals.
TEACHING ACTIVITY.  2002-2009  Teacher  of  “Laboratory  of Biochemistry”,  University  of  Rome  “Tor Vergata” (Master Degree in Chemistry); 2009-present Teacher of “Biochemistry and Laboratory (9 CFU)”,   University   of   Rome   “Tor   Vergata”   (Master   Degree   in   Chemistry);   Teacher   of “Macromolecules and Biochemical Processes” (6 CFU), University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Master Degree in Material Sciences and Technologies); 2010-present Member of Teaching Council of the PhD Program in “Molecular and Cellular Biology”, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.