Short CV/Education and training

  • 1970
    Born

  • 1994
    Master degree in Animal Science, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland

  • 1994
    The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, stage funded by Polish Ministry of Agriculture

  • 1994 – 1995
    Grad. Res. Asst., Department of Animal Biology, University of Sassari, Italy

  • 1995 – 1999
    Grad. Res. Asst., Division of Reproduction, Institute of Zootechnics, Sardinia, Italy

  • 1998
    Training on oocytes methylation, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, funded by The Royal Society

  • 1999
    Master degree in Animal Production, University of Milan, Italy

  • 2000
    Doctorate in Biology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

  • 2000 – 2004
    Postdoctoral fellow, Section of Physiology, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Teramo, Italy

  • Since 2005
    Research Scientist in Animal Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

  • Since 2005
    Lecturer in Embryology, University of Teramo, Italy

  • 2011
    Habilitation by Polish Academy of Sciences – Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding – European Centre of Excellence

Selected publications

  • Ptak GE, D'Agostino A, Toschi P, Fidanza A, Zacchini F, Czernik M, Monaco F, Loi P. Post-implantation mortality of in vitro produced embryos is associated with DNA methyltransferase 1 dysfunction in sheep placenta. Hum Reprod. 2012 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Ptak GE, Tacconi E, Czernik M, Toschi P, Modlinski JA, Loi P (2012). Embryonic diapause is conserved across mammals. PLOS ONE, ISSN: 1932-6203

  • Ptak G, Zacchini F, Czernik M, Fidanza A, Palmieri C, Della Salda L, Scapolo PA, Loi P (2012). A short exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls deregulates cellular autophagy in mammalian blastocyst in vitro. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, vol. 27, p. 1034-1042, ISSN: 0268-1161

  • Loi P, Modlinski JA, Ptak G (2011). Interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer: a salvage tool seeking first aid.. THERIOGENOLOGY, vol. 76, p. 217-228, ISSN: 0093-691X

  • Loi P, Fulka J Jr, Hildebrand T, Ptak G (2011). Genome of non-living cells: trash or recycle?. REPRODUCTION, vol. 76, p. 217-228, ISSN: 1470-1626

  • Loi P, Beaujean N, Khochbin S, Fulka J JR, Ptak G (2008). Asymmetric nuclear reprogramming in somatic cell nuclear transfer. BIOESSAYS, vol. 30, p. 66-74, ISSN: 0265-9247

  • Turco MY, Matsukawa K, Czernik M, Gasperi V, Battista N, Della Salda L, Scapolo PA, Loi P, Maccarrone M, Ptak G (2008). High levels of anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid, block the growth of sheep preimplantation embryos by inducing apoptosis and reversible arrest of cell proliferation. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, vol. 23, p. 2331-2338, ISSN: 0268-1161

  • Loi P, Galli C, Ptak G (2007). Cloning of endangered mammalian species: any progress?. TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 25, p. 195-200, ISSN: 0167-7799

  • Ptak G, Lopes F, Matsukawa K, Tischner M, Loi P (2006). Leukaemia inhibitory factor enhances sheep fertilization in vitro via an influence on the oocyte. THERIOGENOLOGY, vol. 65, p. 1891-1899, ISSN: 0093-691X

  • Loi P, Clinton M, Vackova I, Fulka JR J, Feil R, Palmieri, Della Salda L, Ptak G (2006). Placental abnormalities associated with post-natal mortality in sheep somatic cell clones. THERIOGENOLOGY, vol. 65, p. 1110-1121, ISSN: 0093-691X


Selected projects

  • British Council/MIUR/CRUI award 'Inducing Cell Plasticity by Epigenetic Reprograming ex ovo'

    24 months, Coordinator, 2004

  • British Council/MIUR/CRUI award 'Electropollution and global warming: impact on the development of embryo'

    24 months, Coordinator, 2006

  • PRIN 2007: Regolazione della angiogenesi placentare nei feti normali, clonati, fertilizzati in vitro e monoparentali

    24 months, Coordinator

  • Programme "Ideas" European Research Council, FP7 ERC-2007-StG: Expression and Methylation Status of Genes Regulating Placental Angiogenesis in Normal, Cloned, IVF and Monoparental Sheep Foetuses

    36 months, Coordinator

  • Collaboration programme of 7PQ EU: COST Gemini

    48 months, participant, 2008 – 2011

  • Progetto di eccelenza del l'UNITE 2011: Recupero delle razze autoctone ovicaprine della provincia di Teramo. Acronimo: OVI-TE-CA. 24 months, Coordinator

  • FP7 KBBE 2012 – 6 sigle stage GA 312097 Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs): Optimisation of early reproductive success in dairy cattle through the definition of new traits and improved reproductive biotechnology.

    48 months, Principal Investigator

  • Collaboration programme of 7PQ EU: COST Epiconcept

    48 months, participant, 2012 – 2015

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