Renato Musto Award 2019: Genomics and Physics, funded by Eliana Minicozzi in memory of Prof. Renato Musto,  under the patronage of University of Naples "Federico II", Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), and Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), has received applications from many young scientists working in international academies and research institutions. The Selection Committee was impressed by the excellent quality of several applications.

In assigning the Award, the Selection Committee has chosen as the primary evaluation element the coherence of the applicant's research work with the theme of the Award, i.e. the use of physical models for the study of fundamental aspects of genomics. The Committee then examined the originality and breadth of scientific production, the attention dedicated by the international scientific community to the applicant's research work, as well as the potential of the research work to contribute to understanding the fundamental phenomena of genome biology. Based on these criteria, on September 28th, 2019, the Committee unanimously decided to assign the Award to dr. Andrea Maria Chiariello.

This choice rewards a young researcher who applied the physics of polymers to genomics, generating quantitative models to describe the organization of chromosome and algorithms to predict the effect of structural variants on chromosomal architecture, thus contributing to elucidate the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate gene expression.

The Award Cerimony will take place on Friday November 22th, 2019 at 4:45 pm, in the "Sala del Refettorio" of the Biblioteca Area Umanistica (BRAU), University of Naples, Federico II.  During the ceremony, Dr. Chiariello will give a seminar on the topic of his research.

The ceremony is open to the pubilc. 


Selection Committee

The Selection Committee for 2019 is as follows:

chair: Michele Pinelli (Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Pozzuoli, IT);

Antonella Prisco (Institute of Genetics and Biophysics "Adriano Buzzati-Traverso" - CNR, Naples IT);

Christian Gilissen( Genome bioinformatics, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, NL);



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