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Giuseppe Manco

Giuseppe Manco

Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Italy

Title: Hyperthermophilic phosphotriesterases/ lactonases: Structure, function and applications

Biography

Giuseppe Manco is Senior Staff Researcher (1st Researcher) and Group Leader at Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. He graduated in Biological Sciences at the University Federico II of Naples in 1987 and in 1989 he got the Diploma to exert the Profession of Biologist at the same University. Then he moved to CNR working as recipient of several fellowships first at the International Institute of Genetics and Biophysics and then at the Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology. In 1995 he was for a short period at NIH, Bethesda, USA in the Lab of E. Stadtman and R. Levine as visiting scientist. Starting from 1994 until 1997 he was hired as Researcher at the Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology with a non-permanent position, which became permanent in October 1997. In 2001 he became Senior Staff Researcher (1st Researcher) in the same Institute. From 2003 to 2009 he was elected member of the Institute Committee. Since 1998 Dr Manco started leading his independent research group and as such had the responsibility of Regional, National and International projects. At the moment he is coordinating a large Italian project from the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR) in the field of Security and Environment. He is member of the CNBRE group of SERIT (Security Research in Italy) a consortium between CNR and Finmeccanica; member of the Group of Technological Transfer of the Regional District in Biotechnology “Campania Biosciences”; member of the Italian Society of Microbiology. Dr. Manco is co-author of more than 100 papers in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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