Cesare Montecucco#


Cesare Montecucco
Email:cesare.montecucco 'at' unipd.it
Membership Number:1903
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:cmontecucco
Elected:1999
Homepage: http://www.bio.unipd.it/toxin/montecuccoCV.htm





Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1986 Full Professor of General Pathology in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Padova
  • 1983-1986 Associate Professor at the Institute of General Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Padua
  • 1978-1983 Assistant Professor at the Institute of General Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Padua
  • 1976-1977 Post-doctoral work supported by a long-term EMBO fellowship at the University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discovery of activity and targets of the clostridial neurotoxins
  • Co-discovery of the activity and substrate of the anthrax lethal factor
  • Discovery of the mechanism of action of the vacuolating VacA cytotoxin and of the neutrophil-activating protein (HP-NAP) of H. pylori

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 Prize of Harvard Medical School
  • 1998 Prize of the Italian Consortium for the Biotechnologies
  • 2000 Prize of the Deutsche Gesellschat f+r Hygiene und Microbiology
  • 2003 Prize of the Masi Foundation for the Venetian Civilization
  • 2004 Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine
  • 2009 Redi Award of the International Society on Toxinology
  • 2009 “Paul Harris” Prize of the Rotary Club
  • 2011 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize


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