Messina Giovanni

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Giovanni Messina_BtBs UNIMIB


room 5050, building U3, tel.: +39 02 6448 3517

lab 3049, building U3, tel. +39 02 6448 3543

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The activity is focused on the following research lines

Health research area BtBs UNIMIB

Aging Diseases, Cancer, Neurodegenerative and neurological diseases


DNA damage, genome stability, DSB checkpoint, cancer, epigenetics, cell cycle, tumorigenesis, aging diseases, neurodegenerative and neurological diseases

Research areas

Mechanisms maintaining genome stability: DNA damage cehckpoint, control of DNA replication in stress conditions, repair of DNA double-strand breaks.

Selected articles

Messina G, Celauro E, Marsano RM, Prozzillo Y, and Dimitri P. Epigenetic Silencing of P-Element Reporter Genes Induced by Transcriptionally Active Domains of Constitutive Heterochromatin in Drosophila melanogaster. genes 2022 14(1), 12. DOI: 10.3390/genes14010012

Messina G, Prozzillo Y, Bizzochi G, Marsano RM and Dimitri P. The Green Valley of Drosophila melanogaster Constitutive Heterochromatin: Protein-Coding Genes Involved in Cell Division Control. Cells 2022, 11:3058. DOI: 10.3390/cells11193058

Messina G1*, Prozzillo Y*, Santopietro MV, Delle Monache F and Dimitri P. Evolutionarily conserved relocation of chromatin remodeling complexes to the mitotic apparatus. BMC Biol 2022, 20, 172. DOI: 10.1186/s12915-022-01365-5

Messina G , Prozzillo Y, Delle Monache F, Santopietro MV, Atterrato MT and Dimitri P. ATPase SRCAP is a new player in cell division, uncovering molecular aspects of Floating-Harbor syndrome. BMC Biol. 2021 Sep 2;19(1):184. DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-01109-x

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last update: June 2023