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Enza Maria Valente

Enza Maria Valente, Italian geneticist. Recipient Prize, Novartis Italy, 2001, L'Oreal Prize, Italy, 2006. Member of Italian Society Human Genetics, Movement Disorders Society, Italian Society Neurology.

Background

  • Valente, Enza Maria was born on September 13, 1972 in Rome. Daughter of Alberto Valente and Vittoria Conti.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Neurogenetics, University College London, 2000. Doctor of Medicine, Catholic University School Medicine, Rome, 2004.

    Career

    • Head neurogenetics unit Computer Software Systems-Mendel Institute, Rome, since 2001. Associate professor medical genetics University Messina, Italy, since 2006. Consultant, neurogenetics Istituto di ricovero e cura a carattere scientifico San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, since 2000, Santa Maria Hospital, Terni, Italy, 2001—2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in identification of CEP290 gene as causative of a cerebello-oculo-renal syndrome. Research in characterization of the clinical and genetic basis of Joubert syndrome and related disorders. Research in characterization of the genetic basis and genotype-phenotype correlates in movement disorders.

      Research in identification of PINK1 gene as causative of a form of autosomal recessive parkinsonism.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member of Italian Society Human Genetics, Movement Disorders Society, Italian Society Neurology.

    Personality

    Interests

    Cooking, dance, travel.

    Connections

    • father: Alberto Valente
    • mother: Vittoria Conti
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    Born September 13, 1972
    (age 45)
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    • 2004
      Catholic University School Medicine
    • 2001
      Head, neurogenetics unit Computer Software Systems-Mendel Institute
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 2006
      associate, professor medical genetics University Messina
      Italy

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