Professor Massimo Delledonne 

Institution: Personal Genomics


Massimo Delledonne received his Ph.D. from Università Cattolica del S. C. in 1994.  During 1995-1998 he visited Chris Lamb at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California, discovering the function of nitric oxide in plant disease resistance.

In 2001, he joined the University of Verona as Associate Professor of Plant Genetics (SSD Agr/07). Together with his colleague Mario Pezzotti, in January 2007 founded the Center of Functional Genomics. This center is dedicated to the development and use of the new tools that the new genomic technologies are offering to microbial, plant, animal and human biologists.

Massimo Delledonne is currently Full Professor of Genetics (SSD Bio/18). He manages a vigorous research program that emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to understanding plant and human biology. His own expertise is in the areas of genetics, molecular biology and genomics, and collaborates with researchers in diverse fields, including bioinformatics, microbiology and plant genomics, and medicine.

He is co-founder of Personal Genomics S. R. L., a former spin-off of University of Verona established in 2011 that operates in the field of human genomics and personalized medicine, now part of the SOL group.


Supervisor to: Barbara Iadarola