Francesca Cutruzzolà obtained her degree in Biology and ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Sapienza University of Rome. Since 1994 she enrolled in the same University as an assistant Professor and in 2000 she became Associate Professor of Biochemistry. From 2011 she is Full Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Biochemical Sciences “A.Rossi Fanelli” of Sapienza University.
She has spent several periods abroad, for her PhD, post-doc and as a visiting scientist, working at the following institutions: Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA), ETH Politechnic Zurich (CH), Univ. of California-Davis (USA), Univ. of Leiden (NL), Weizmann Institute of Science (IL) and the MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester (UK) .
She is author of more than 100 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals (H-index 28) and one patent; she has been invited to present her work in over 30 national and international meetings. Her research is funded by national (MIUR, CNR, Sapienza Univ., Institute Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, AIRC, Cystic Fibrosys Foundation) and international agencies (EU). She has ongoing collaborations with european and international groups.
She is expert project reviewer for MIUR (ERC LS1-1, LS1-2) and ANVUR (GEV 05/06) of Italy; ad hoc reviewer for J.Biol.Chem, Biochemistry, ARS, J.Inorg Chem, Curr.Op.Microb., Nature Reviews Microbiology and other international journals.
In 2012, her group was selected as one of the three best european research groups in the European Life Science Awards.
From 2014 she is a member of:
-Scientific Board of Directors of Institute Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti (Italy).
-ERC (European Research Council) Grants Evaluation panels.
From 2016 :
Italian Member of the Management Committee Cost Action 15126 Mobieu Between Atom and Cell: Integrating Molecular Biophysics Approaches for Biology and Healthcare (2016-2020)