Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Adriana Martorana

Role: research fellow
Section: Guests
Division: Palermo
Tel: (39) 0916574578
E-mail: adriana.martorana@ibbr.cnr.it


Name: Adriana Martorana

Date of Birth: 08th June 1982

Nationality: Italian

E-mail: adriana.martorana@ibbr.cnr.it


05/2014 - to now: Postdoctoral fellow at IBBR-CNR Palermo (Italy)

01/2011 -02/2014: PhD student at University of Palermo, Department of Biopathology and Medical and Forensic Biotechnologies (DIBIMEF).

04/2006 -07/2009: Master Degree in Biotechnology for Industry and Scientific Research at University of Palermo. Final grade: 110/110 cum laude

10/2001 -04/2006: Bachelor degree of in Biotechnology at University of Palermo. Final grade: 108/110


  • Characterization of genetic diversity in plant by molecular markers (ISSR, SSR) to conserve biodiversity

  • Study of shelf life of food

  • Immunological aspects of ageing, age-related diseases and longevity, focusing on B and T cell and in their role in immune response in vitro.

  • Study of rapamycin’s efficiency as fetal globin inducer in primary erythroid cell cultures from patients with Hemoglobinopathies

  • Identification of gene coding for a histone methyltransferase in Paracentrotus Lividus


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