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Prof. Rosario Rizzuto University of Ferarra, Italy1 Talk
Rosario Rizzuto completed his MD and PhD at the University of Padova, postdoctoral training at Columbia University, junior faculty positions at the Universities of Padova and Ferrara and is now Professor of General Pathology and Dean of the Pharmacy School at the University of Ferrara. Dr. Rizzuto has introduced an... read moreinnovative methodology for measuring Calcium concentrations in defined cell compartments based on the molecular engineering and specific targeting of recombinant luminescent (aequorin, luciferase) and fluorescent (GFP) proteins. This new approach allowed him to obtain a novel, unexpected insight in the field of calcium signaling, especially to the process of mitochondrial Calcium homeostasis.