Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    High School, Liceo Scientifico Vito Volterra, Rome, Italy (Summa cum Laude)

  • 1996 – 2003
    Studies of Biology, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy (Summa cum Laude)

  • 2003 – 2007
    Ph.D. in Functional Genomics, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany (Magna cum Laude)

  • 2008 – 2011
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital, Boston, USA

  • 2011 – 2012
    Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, EMBL Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain

  • Since 2012
    BioSysNet Junior Research Group Leader, Gene Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

  • Since 2013
    Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Leader, Institute of Human Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich

  • Since 2013
    Associate Investigator of the Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology

Selected publications

  • Baughman JM*, Perocchi F*, Girgis HS, Plovanich M, Belcher-Timme CA, Sancak Y, Bao XR, Strittmatter L, Goldberger O, Bogorad RL, Koteliansky V, Mootha VK (2011). Integrative genomics identifies MCU as an essential component of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter. Nature 476(7360):341-5.

  • Perocchi F, Gohil VM, Girgis HS, Bao XR, McCombs JE, Palmer AE, Mootha VK (2010). MICU1 encodes a mitochondrial EF hand protein required for Ca(2+) uptake. Nature 467(7313):291-6.

  • Perocchi F*, Mancera E*, Steinmetz LM (2008). Systematic screens for human disease genes, from yeast to human and back. Mol Biosyst 4(1):18-29.

  • Perocchi F*, Xu Z*, Clauder-Münster S, Steinmetz LM (2007). Antisense artifacts in transcriptome microarray experiments are resolved by actinomycin D. Nucleic Acids Res 35(19):e128.

  • Perocchi F, Jensen LJ, Gagneur J, Ahting U, von Mering C, Bork P, Prokisch H, Steinmetz LM (2006). Assessing systems properties of yeast mitochondria through an interaction map of the organelle. PLoS Genetics. 2(10):e170.

Complete list of publications

Media coverage

  • see also

  • Fabiana Perocchi e i mitocondri (FORUM2 Cultura e Salute),06-22-13

  • Mystery of the mitochondria (The Broad Institute Blog), 06-22-11

  • Cell's linchpin protein found: Discovery ends 50-year search for calcium channel (Harvard University, The Harvard Gazette),06-19-11

  • Mitochondrial mystery demystified (The Broad Institute, News and Publications),06-17-11

  • Celebrating prize-winning MGH research (Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH News),04-22-11

  • Cracking Open a Cell Biology Mystery (Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH News), 08-08-10


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