Lidia Larizza is currently a Professor of medical genetics at the Medical Faculty and Director of the Post-Lauream School in Medical Genetics, University of Milan; Research Director of the Laboratory of Human Molecular Cytogenetics and Medical Genetics, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy. He is the President of European Cytogeneticists Association (ECA) and Member of Societa Italiana Genetica Umana (SIGU) Board, the Chair of the Medical Sciences Committee of the University of Milan for Research and Technological transfer. He was the President of Associazione Italiana Citogenetica Medica (AICM) for the period 1995–1997, and a Member of the Societa Italiana di Genetica Umana (SIGU) Board in 1998. Board Member of ECA since its foundation in 1987, First Vice-President of ECA since 2000 and President of FECC (Fourth European Cytogenetics Conference) held in Bologna, 6–9 September 2003, and the Chair of COST ACTION B19 on molecular cytogenetics of solid tumors. http://www.costb19.net (2000–2006). Coordinator of SIGU Workgroup “Oncological Genetics” http://users.unimi.it/~larizza/sigu.htm( 1998–2006). In 1968 from Pavia University, he received Medical Doctor degree cum laude; 1973, from Stanford University California, USA, a Research Fellow at the Department of Genetics; 1982-1983, Heidelberg, Germany, a Guest Scientist at DKFZ, Institute of Immunology and Genetics; 1990, Stanford University California, USA; Guest Scientist at the Department of Genetics. His research interests include chromosomal instability syndromes predisposing to cancer, genomic instability and cancer, cytogenetics and cytogenomics of brain tumors (pituitary adenomas, glioma), genomic diseases, microdeletion/duplication syndromes. He is the author of more than 160 publications on peer-reviewed journals and 15 monographies.
Biography Updated on 29 October 2009