User Biography : Prof Roberta Fraschini Roberta Fraschini was born in Milan, Italy, in 1972. She received a degree in biology, specializing in molecular biology, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2000, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Milan, she then moved to the University of Milano Bicocca where, from September 2005, she serves as an Assistant Professor. In 2000, she won the SIBBM Award of Best Paper Published in 1999 by a Young Researcher. At first, her scientific activity focused on the molecular mechanisms controlling DNA replication and the DNA damage checkpoints in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Later on, she has studied Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell cycle, focusing in particular on the regulation of progression through mitosis in the presence of alterations in the mitotic apparatus. Regarding this topic, she also studied the correlations between proteins involved in cell polarity and checkpoint proteins. She is now mainly interested in mitosis and cytokinesis control in budding yeast. She attended several international scientific conferences, presenting her work either with oral or poster presentations. Her scientific activity is certified by several publications on international journals with reviewing process.
Biography Updated on 22 April 2013