Francesco Cucca

Director Institute for Genetics & Biomedical Research

University of Sassari, Italy



1985-1989 Residency in Paediatrics, University of Cagliari 1989-1990 Postdoctoral fellow at the “Istituto di Clinica e Biologia dell’età evolutiva”, University of Cagliari, headed by Prof. Antonio Cao. Field of interest: genetic bases of complex traits common in children 1991-1993 Registrar in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Brotzu Hospital, Cagliari 1994-1996 Postdoctoral fellow at the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, working in John Todd’s laboratory on the genetic bases of type 1 diabetes 1997-1998 Registrar in Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, S. Michele Hospital, Cagliari 1998-2004 Assistant professor in Paediatrics University of Cagliari, Head Immunogenetics group, children’s hospital, Cagliari (Ospedale delle Microcitemie) 2005-2010 Associate Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Sassari 2011-present Full Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Sassari 2009-present Director “Istitituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica” (IRGB), of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) 2015-present Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Sassari.