Professor Enzo Medico graduated in Medicine from the University of Torino in 1989, where he also specialized in Clinical Pathology in 1996. He obtained a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome in 1994.
As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Torino, in the lab of Paolo Comoglio, he worked on tyrosine kinase receptor signaling, showing the role of the MET receptor family in the control of epithelial morphogenesis and invasive growth. Since 1998, his research was focused on functional genomics of cancer. As a fellow in Philippe Soriano’s lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle WA), he developed a “gene trapping” approach for genome-wide exploration of transcriptional regulation. He subsequently worked in George Church’s lab, Harvard Medical School (Boston MA), exploiting microarray analysis to define gene expression programs associated to invasive growth of normal and neoplastic cells.
In 2001 he became Assistant Professor at the University of Torino, working as a researcher at the Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCC) of Candiolo (Torino, Italy). Since 2004 he is head of the Laboratory of Oncogenomics at IRCC, and since 2005 he is Associate Professor of Histology, University of Torino. He is directly involved in managing oncogenomics projects coordinated by the IRCC and funded by Italian public and private funds, and by the European Commission. He has been Scientific Coordinator of a European FP6 Integrated project on Functional Oncogenomics (TRANSFOG, Translational and Functional Onco-Genomics: www.transfog.eu).