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Enza Maria Valente

geneticist

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.

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.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking, dance, travel.

Connections

father:
Alberto Valente

mother:
Vittoria Conti