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Brancati Francesco

Prof. Francesco Brancati is a professor of medical genetics at the University of L’Aquila and heads the Operational Unit of Medical Genetics at San Salvatore Regional Hospital in L’Aquila. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery and then specialized in medical genetics before embarking on a University career first as a Ph.D. at the Sapienza University of Rome, then as a University Researcher first in Chieti and then in L’Aquila where he is currently Professor I fascia for the field MED03 medical genetics. He performs the profession of clinical geneticist in strong synergy with research activity for translational research aimed at transferring new discoveries to the treatment and care of patients and families affected by genetic diseases. Research activity has always focused on the clinical and molecular genetic definition of diseases with a genetic basis, contributing to the definition of new clinical entities and identifying dozens of new disease-genes. Research is still aimed at identifying new pathogenetic mechanisms underlying genetic diseases through the use of new DNA sequencing technologies and experimental models in order to implement predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine in clinical genetic and rehabilitation settings. He has carried out research activities for several years as a consultant and grant holder at IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza – Mendel section in Rome as Head of the Molecular Pathologies research laboratory, then at IRCCS Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata- Rome, and finally directing the Functional Human Genomics Research Unit at IRCCS San Raffaele Rome. He is the author of more than 160 indexed publications (H index 45).

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  • Medical genetics