Luca Scorrano#


Luca Scorrano
Email:luca.scorrano 'at' unipd.it
Membership Number:4907
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:lscorrano
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://www.vimm.it/scientific-board/luca-scorrano



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Scientific Director, Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Padua, Italy
  • 2013 - present Chiara Fama Full Professor of Biochemistry (equivalent to Endowed Chair), Dept. of Biology, University of Padua, Italy
  • 2007 - 2013 Full Professor, Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland
  • 2007 - 2017 Senior Telethon Scientist, Dulbecco-Telethon Institute, Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Padua, Italy
  • 2003 - 2007 Assistant Telethon Scientist, Dulbecco-Telethon Institute, Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Padua, Italy
  • 2000 - 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow (mentor: Dr. S.J. Korsmeyer) Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
  • 1996 - 2000 Doctoral Research Fellow (mentor: Dr. P. Bernardi) Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua Italy
  • 1998 Medical Lieutenant, Head of Health Service (Medicine, Compulsory Military Service), Padova Military Heliport, Italy
  • 1996 - 1997 Internship (Medicine) University Hospital, Padova, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mitochondria
  • Fusion-fission
  • Interorganellar contact sites
  • Bioenergetics
  • Apoptosis
  • Autophagy
  • Bcl-2 family members
  • Ca2+ signaling

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Chair, Gordon Research Conference "Mitochondria and Chloroplasts" Il Ciocco (Italy)
  • 2013 ESCI Award for Excellence in Basic/Translational Research, European Society for Clinical Investigation
  • 2012 Elected Member, EMBO
  • 2012 Chair, Keystone Symposium “Mitochondrial Dynamics and Physiology” Banff (Canada)
  • 2011 “Chiara D’Onofrio” Prize, The D’Onofrio Foundation
  • 2011 ERC Consolidator grant
  • 2006 Eppendorf European Young Investigator Award, Eppendorf-Nature
  • 2006 Elected EMBO Young Investigator
  • 2005 “Angelo Minich” Prize for Medicine, Venetian Institute of Science, Letter and Arts
  • 2004 Career Development Award, Human Frontier Science Program Organization
  • 2003 “AICC-Onlus” Prize, Italian Association of Cell Culture (AICC)
  • 2001 “G. Capozza” Prize, Italian Group of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes (GIBB)
  • 2000 Long Term Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program Organization
  • 2000 Special Fellowship, Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of America (declined)
  • 2000 Long Term Fellowship, EMBO (declined)

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