Prof. Marco Foiani is the Scientific Director of IFOM - The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology Foundation, a cutting-edge science and technology center focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms of cancer formation and development. At IFOM Prof. Foiani is responsible for the research strategic planning, the development of programs aimed at the results reduction into practice and for the establishment of national and international co-operation programs and joint ventures.
Since 2002 he is Head of the Genome Integrity Laboratory at IFOM. His research interest focuses on the regulatory mechanisms that control genome integrity. Particularly, his work has contributed to elucidate the cellular mechanisms causing genome instability in cancer cells and chromosome abnormalities in certain human syndromes leading to cancer predisposition.
Since 2002 he is Full Professor in Molecular Biology at the University of Milan and also professor at the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM).
Prof. Foiani was honored with internationally recognized memberships and awards, such as: the European Molecular Biology Organization membership (EMBO); the Academia Europaea membership (since 2010); the Italian Society of Biophisics and Molecular Biology (SIBBM) membership; the Biotec Award promoted by Amgen and Dompé; the "Chiara D'Onofrio" Prize from the Italian Federation of Life Sciences.
He is also member of the Scientific Advisory Board of AIRC (the Italian Cancer Research Association), member of the editorial board of Cell and editor and reviewer for top impact factor scientific journals.
Prof. Foiani has more than 80 papers published in international scientific journals such as Nature, Science and Cell.
Prof. Foiani was the founder and vice-president of the European Nanomedicine Foundation (CEN). He is co-founder of the IFOM-IEO Campus, a research infrastructure that hosts IFOM, the IEO laboratory research activities, SEMM, IIT and Cogentech.