Daniela Corda#


Daniela Corda
Email:d.corda 'at' ibp.cnr.it
Membership Number:3713
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:dcorda
Elected:2014
Homepage: http://www.ibp.cnr.it/research/daniela_corda_dr





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 President, National Research Council Research Area NA1, Via Pietro Castellino 111, Naples
  • 2009 Director, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council, Naples, Italy
  • 2004-2009 Director for Research & Development, "Mario Negri Sud" Institute, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti), Italy
  • 1996-2003 Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Oncology, “Mario Negri Sud" Institute, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti), Italy
  • 1988-2009 Head of the Laboratory of Cell Regulation, "Mario Negri Sud" Institute, S. Maria Imbaro (Chieti), Italy
  • 1986-1988 Chief of the Research Unit on Cell Regulation, "Mario Negri" Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milano, Italy
  • 1983-1986 Fogarty Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Metabolism, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1979-1983 PhD Student, Department of Membrane Research, the Weizmann Institute of Science. Rehovot, Israel
  • 1978-1979 Part-time Teaching Assistant in Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Perugia, Italy
  • 1973-1977 Student, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cell biology: components and regulation of the fission machinery involved in membrane traffic
  • CtBPs/BARS
  • Post-traslational modifications: role of endogenous mono-ADP-ribosylation in cell regulation
  • PARPs
  • Lipid signalling: the glycerophosphoinositols as phosphoinositide metabolites involved in cell regulation
  • Drug target identification: the concepts developed in the laboratory are exploited for the identification of novel targets for drug development
  • Small molecules: synthetic glycerophosphoinositols developed for the treatment of inflammation and "disseminated intravascular coagulation" (DIC); see patents

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Qualified for the position of Full Professor in Biology by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR)
  • 2013 - 2020: Italian Delegate for Horizon 2020 (ERC, Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)) and for the National Representative Board (NRB) of FLAG ERA
  • 2008 - 2013: Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Evaluation Panel, Framework Programme 7, European Commission, Brussels
  • 2012 Qualified for the position of Director of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Italian National Research Council (CNR)
  • 2011 - 2014 Member of the Steering Committee of the BIO-IMAGINE Project, FP7-REGPOT-2010-1, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 to date: Member of the Fellowship Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC)
  • 2010 AIDDA (Association of Managers and BusinessWomen) prize for Women in Science
  • 2009 to date: Member of the External Advisory Board of the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Madrid, Spain.
  • 2009 to date FP7 GenSET project – member of the Science Leaders Panel
  • 2009 Member of the Research Quality Review Panel, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • 2008 - 2010 Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 2008 - 2010 Chair of the Working Group “Young Scientists’ Forum” of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 2007 - 2008 Member of the Expert group “Realising a single labour market for researchers” (ERA), Framework Programme 7, European Commission
  • 2007 - 2008 Member of the External Advisory Group for the People Programme, Framework Programme 7, European Commission
  • 2004 - 2007 Member of the External Advisory Group for the Human Resources and Mobility Programme, Framework Programme 6, European Commission
  • 2004 - 2007 Member of the Advanced Courses Committee of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 2000 Founding member (and Chair until 2005) of the Career Development Committee (CDC) of the European Life Scientist Organization (ELSO)
  • since 2000 Permanent Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 1983 - 1986 Fogarty Fellowship, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
  • 1979 - 1983 The graduated Feinberg School Fellowship, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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