Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology

Ernesto Guccione obtained his Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology in 2000 from Bologna University and his Ph.D in 2004 from the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy. He did his postdoctoral work at the European Institute of Oncology (Milan, Italy) where he studied the role of chromatin in defining c-Myc target site recognition. He also identified PRMT6, a member of the Protein Arginine MethylTransferase family, as an important enzyme in controlling transcriptional repression. During his postdoctoral training, he spent four months as an EMBO fellow in the laboratory of J.LaBaer at Harvard Institute of Proteomics. He is now a Snr. PI at IMCB, where he set up his lab in 2008.