Giovanni Romeo


European Genetics Foundation, Italy

Dr Romeo is Alma Mater Professor of Medical Genetics at University of Bologna Medical School. He obtained his Degree in Medicine in 1965 and completed his Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Bologna Medical School (1965-7). Dr Romeo was a Research Fellow, Genetics Division, Department of Paediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md. (1968-71) He is a medical geneticist with a wide international research experience documented by his leadership role during the past 30 years in different Institutions, namely in Genova (Istituto G. Gaslini), Lyon (International agency for Research on Cancer) and in Bologna. Major research interests: Hirschsprung disease, RET protooncogene, consanguinity studies and during the last 15 years mtDNA mutations in oncocytic tumors. He is President of the European School of Genetic Medicine ( devoted to the advanced training in genetics and genomics of young geneticists and health professionals from Europe and elsewhere in the world (in particular graduates from the Southern rim of the Mediterranean sea basin and the Middle East). He started this School in 1988 in collaboration with the late Prof. Victor A. McKusick and was awarded in 2011 the ASHG Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education (