Name: MARINA PISCOPO
Professore Aggregato di Biologia Molecolare UniversitÃ degli studi di Napoli Federico II
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Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo, Via Cinthia 80126,
Napoli Dipartimento di Biologia Edificio 7 stanza 2f17/2f21
My research is performed on marine organisms and humans.
Dr Marina Piscopo is Adjunct Professor of Molecular Biology (BIO11 SSD) and pertains to Department of Biology of University of Naples Federico II. She has been relator for about 200 theses of molecular biology. Her scientific interest is directed to the study of histone proteins, histone variants and Sperm Nuclear Basic Proteins (SNBP) under the aspect of structure; DNA binding and regulation of genes related. In particular she studies the molecular effects of heavy metals on the reproductive health of marine organisms and humans. Moreover, she researches and characterizates new natural cationic molecules (from animal or plant source) with antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and antitumor activities. She collaborates with italian and foreign scientists and her research works, published in widely international journals, have been object of invitation as a speaker at national and international conferences.