Sonia MELINOProfessore Associato SSD: Bio/10 BiochimicaStanza: F0 – 13
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 Medicine–University 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”.