Daniele Filippo Condorelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Full Professor of Biochemistry
Affiliation: Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, Section of Medical Biochemistry, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 97, 95125 Catania (Italy).
Prof. Condorelli is a member of the Gioenia Academy since 2007. He has been elected President on March 22nd, 2023.
Mentors: Prof. Giuseppe Ricceri (biochemist, 1920-1983), Prof. Anna Maria Giuffrida Stella (biochemist, 1932-2020).
Academic Degrees: 1974-1980: M.D. University of Catania. 1980-1984: Degree of specialist in Neurology, University of Catania. 1984-1986: Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry and Biology, University of Bari and Catania.
Professional Positions at University of Catania: 2001-today: Full professor of Biochemistry, School of Medicine; 1988-2000: Associate Professor of Biochemistry. 2005-2009: Director of the School of Clinical Biochemistry; 2007-2013 coordinator of the PhD School in Translational Biomedicine. 2007-2012: Coordinator of the Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Department of Chemical Sciences; 2012-2014: Coordinator of the Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences; 2013-2015 member of the Evaluation Committee of the University of Catania; 2015-2018: coordinator of the Section of Medical Biochemistry of the Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences. 2016-2019 member of the governing board of the “Center for Research and Innovation in Bio- and Nanotechnologies”.
Research Training Abroad
1983: Research associate at the MRC Developmental Neurobiology Unit. London (Director: Prof. R. Balazs);
1989-1990: Visiting Professor at the Neurobiochemistry Group of the Mental Retardation Center, Los Angeles, UCLA, (Director: Prof J. De Vellis).
Neurotransmitter and neurotrophin receptors in glial cells; studies on the glial fibrillary acidic protein (GenBank accession number Z48978 e AF028784); studies on neuronal connexins (discovery of a novel member of the mammalian connexin family, GenBank accession number AF153047, AF016190, AY341000, AF514298); experimental therapy of glioma tumors; cancer genomics; biochemistry of cancer.
1981-2023: 158 scientific original papers published in international peer-reviewed journal and 27 book chapters. Citations (years 1981-2023): 5853; h-index 46 (Database Scopus).
The list of indexed publications can be retrieved at:
Activities in National and International Scientific Societies and Organizations
1993 Honorary member of the American Society for Neurochemistry.
2000-2004: elected member of the Governing Council of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience.
2007-2011 elected member of the Governing Council of the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), a nonprofit membership organization and the only international society focused on neurochemistry. With a proud history dating back to its establishment in 1965, ISN strives to promote all relevant aspects of molecular and cellular neuroscience.
2017-2020 elected member of the Governing Council of the Italian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB).
2017-2020 elected member of the board of Biochemistry Professors (giunta dei Professori ordinari del SSD BIO/10, Biochimica)
Invited speaker at International Scientific Meetings or International Schools: American Society for Neurochemistry, International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, European Meeting on Glial Cell Function in Health and Disease, International Gap Junction Conferences, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, International Society for Neurochemistry; European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Course, Federation of European Biochemical Societies, 75th Anniversary of Albert Szent-Györgyi’s Nobel Prize Award (University of Szeged, Hungary).