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Researcher Elisabetta Palazzo is one of the two European winners of ESDR/SID Award 2019

Elisabetta Palazzo, a researcher from Unimore financed by the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi at the Surgical, Medical, Dental and of Morphological Sciences Department, focused on Transplants, Oncology and Regeneration Medicine, is one of the two European winners of the ESDR/SID Collegiality Award 2019

The acknowledgment was assigned to her by the European Society for Dermatological Research, a European company committed to the research in the dermatological field, during the SID - the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology - that this year was held in Chicago. The purpose of this acknowledgment is to support young researchers in the dermatological field to develop their university career, both by participating in the SID, and by later staying at one US Research Institute.

Only other 4 Italian women researchers had been awarded until now: Caterina Ferreli (Cagliari), Serena Lembo (Napoli), Maria Gnarra (Rome/Boston), Paola Arcidiacono (Rome/London).

“This award has been one of the most important events of my scientific career and gives me a strong motivation to continue my research activity – Unimore researcher Elisabetta Palazzo remarks -. I have also been invited to the National Institute of Health, in Bethesda, to hold a seminar on my projects and my field of study. On that occasion, the foundations have been laid for an actual collaboration with the Department of Genomic Technology of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, through which I will be able to integrate my projects with the most advanced technologies of transcriptomics analysis”. 

Fondazione Umberto Veronesi supports the work of hundreds of excellent researchers. Until now, nearly 1,600 young scientists have been supported in 157 institutes in Italy and abroad, of which 198 researchers in 2019, with PhDs in the fields of oncology, cardiology, neuroscience and nutrigenomics.


Elisabetta Palazzo

She was born in Galatina (Le) on 21 January 1983. She took the specialist degree in Medical Biotechnologies with mark 110 with honours in 2008 and PhD in Molecular and Regenerative Medicine in 2012, both at Unimore. The post-degree experience includes a research internship in 2011 at the "Platform of Cellular and Tissular Models" of LVMH Recherche Christian Dior, in Paris, focused on the characterisation of epidermal stamina cells. Since January 2012, she has been a Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory of Skin Biology of NIAMS (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease) of NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Bethesda (Maryland, USA). Here she is project leader of various scientific projects, focused on the study of normal and pathological skin, with special focus to molecular factors controlling the cell cycle and epidermal differentiation. In addition, she collaborates with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to the development of new models for the study of nonmelanoma skin cancer. In 2015, she comes back to Italy in the Laboratory of Dermal Biology of Unimore, still continuing as NIH Guest Researcher. A researcher for the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi since 2017, she deals with the study of skin cancer both through 3D in vitro models and animal models of the pathology.

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Articolo pubblicato da: Ufficio Stampa Unimore - ufficiostampa@unimore.it il 17/06/2019