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Since December 2019 – Staff Scientist. Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona (Spain)
2014-2019 – Research specialist. Cancer Research Centre of Marseilles (CRCM), Marseilles (France)
2013-2014 – Postdoctoral researcher. Institut Curie, Unité de Physico-Chimie Curie, Paris (France)
2010-2014 – Associate member of the Transcription Imaging Consortium. HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn - VA (USA)
2009-2013 – Postdoctoral researcher. Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (LKB) & Institut de Biologie de l’ENS (IBENS), Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), Paris (France)
2007-2009 – Postdoctoral researcher. Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Barcelona (Spain)
February 2007 – International Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy. European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), Florence (Italy)
February 2003 – Master Science in Physics. Department of Physics, University of Florence, Florence (Italy)
Davide Normanno is a single-molecule bio-physicist with a passion for optics and microscopy and fascinated by how complex and tightly regulated processes governing biological systems emerge from interactions of molecular constituents subjected to stochastic behaviour.
The purpose of Davide’s scientific activity is to gain insight into the interplay of physical and biological mechanisms that shape and govern living cells. To this end, Davide develops and applies advanced optical and imaging tools to directly visualize and quantify, in situ, dynamical processes and biochemical reactions in vitro and in living cells, at the single-molecule level. Davide’s work is mainly focused on the study of protein-DNA transactions, in transcription and gene expression regulation and in DNA repair and genome integrity maintenance, as well as of cytoplasmic transport properties and cytoskeleton self-organization dynamics.