Federico Carrozzo


College / University

University of Padova

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Sterile human cell culture (monolayer and 3D), MTS cell viability assay, SDS-PAGE and agarose gel electrophoresis, Western blot, PCR, molecular cloning (restriction enzymes and Golden Gate assembly), DNA and gel extraction, bacterial transformation and plasmid purification.
Plant sterile culture, transformation, genotyping and phenotyping, agroinfiltration.

Projects / Research

  • 10/2021 – 04/2022: "Identification of novel transcription factors regulating the expression of ethylene biosynthesis genes in relation to hypoxia stress in Arabidopsis thaliana" – Prof Bram Van de Poel, Department of Biosystems, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 04/2021 – 06/2021: "In vitro evaluation of the antitumoral efficacy of salinomycin and tocotrienol nanoformulations" (Bachelor Thesis) – Prof Francesca Moret, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2021: Erasmus+ for Traineeship - mobility grant to spend a training period in Europe (6 months at KU Leuven, Belgium)
2020: Erasmus+ for Studies UK - mobility grant to spend one semester study in the UK (Imperial College London, UK)
2018 – 2020: University of Padova "Mille e una lode" Award - merit-based awards to excellent students in each degree programme


My interests reside in the variety of processes involving gene expression at both transcriptional and translational level. One aspect of gene regulation I am particularly interested in is non-coding RNAs. I wish to investigate their cellular functions to uncover their role in disease and to prospectively exploit them in biotechnological applications (such as siRNA for gene silencing). Through this program, I desire to master new molecular biology techniques to expand the tools I can employ to dive deep into biological questions and perform multidisciplinary research that can positively impact society.