Ferdinando Palmieri#


Ferdinando Palmieri
Email:ferdinando.palmieri 'at' uniba.it
Membership Number:3593
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 Emeritus professor of the University of Bari nominated by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), Rome
  • 2010 - 2012 National Representative of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)
  • 2009 - 2012 Member of the National Evaluation Committee for the University of Catania
  • 2003 - 2008 President of the National Evaluation Committee for the University of Bari
  • 2001 Scientific Coordinator of the “Center of Excellence in Comparative Genomics” (CEGBA), University of Bari
  • 1997 - 2006 Member elected by the Italian full professors of biological sciences in the National University Council (CUN) of the Ministery of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
  • 1995 President of the “Center of Interdepartmental Services for Biological Studies (CISBi)”, University of Bari
  • 1984 - 1989 Member of the Fellowships Committee of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
  • 1974 - 2011 Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari
  • 1972 - 2002 Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Research Council (CNR) Unit for the Study of Mitochondria and Bioenergetics, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Bari, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Identification and characterization of mitochondrial carrier family members in man, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Structure and function of mitochondrial carriers in cell metabolism, and special cell functions (e.g., insulin secretion)
  • Diseases caused by defects of mitochondrial carrier genes, and role of the carriers in diabetes, cancer, etc.
  • Import mechanism of nuclear-coded mitochondrial carriers into the inner mitochondrial membrane
  • Transcriptional regulation of mitochondrial carrier gene expression

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Nominated Emeritus Professor of Bari University by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
  • 2010 Nominated Honorary Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
  • 2010 Recipient of the “Caduceo d’Oro” from the Order of the Italian Chemists
  • 2006 Recipient of the “Renoir” Cultural Award from the Apulia Region
  • 2003 Member of the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei”, Rome, Italy
  • 2000 Recipient of the “Gold Medal 2000” Award from the President of the Italian Republic for contributions to Science and Culture


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