Beatrice Bodega - Researcher

Institution: Istituto Nazionale di Genetica Molecolare “Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi” INGM
tel. +39 02 0066 0302
Curriculum Vitae
lab's website: Human Genome Biology in health and disease
institutional profile page: INGM
see also: PubMed

Keywords: non-coding genome, epigenetics, 3D-structure, Polycomb, muscle skeletal differentiation.

Research interests

    1. Role of DNA repetitive elements in maintaining cell identity and coordinating transcriptional programs during cellular differentiation.
    2. Epigenetic role of D4Z4 repeat in Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy manifestation and progression.
    3. Interplay between DNA repeats and Polycomb repressive complex in cancer transformation.

Curriculum vitae

    Date of Birth: February 11, 1980
    Place of Birth: Lecco, Italy
    Nationality: Italian
    Present affiliation and work address:
    Istituto Nazionale Genetica Molecolare - INGM
    Via Francesco Sforza 35
    20122, Milano
    Telephone Number: +390200660302
    Fax Number: +390200662346

Education and training

    2006 PhD in Biotechnology Applied to Medical Sciences, University of Milan (Prof. Enrico Ginelli)
    2003 Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Biotechnology, University of Milan (Prof. Anna Marozzi)
    Research and Professional Experience
    2013 – to date: Junior Program Leader of Genome Biology Unit, INGM, Milan.
    2009-2013: Senior PostDoctoral Fellow in the lab of Epigenetics and Genome Reprogramming, Dr. Valerio Orlando, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome.
    2006-08 PostDoctoral Fellow in the lab of Functional Genomics, Prof. Enrico Ginelli, University of Milan.
    2003-2006 PhD student in the lab of Functional Genomics, Prof. Enrico Ginelli, University of Milan.


    2010 – Postdoctoral fellowship from AFM Telethon French foundation ( with a project entitled " Dissecting the role of repetitive DNA elements in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" (two years incl. renewal)
    2008 – Nomination for Genomic Pioneers Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Genomics - Human Genome Meeting (HGM) Hyderabad 27-30 September
    2008 – European Society of Human Genetics “Young Scientist” Award

    2008 – Chiara D’Onofro “Young Investigator” Award (Most prestigious award in Cellular and Molecular Biology in Italy)
    2008 – Research Assistant Fellowship (Assegno di Ricerca) from University of Milan (four years incl. renewal)


    2008-Present – SIBBM (Italian Society of Biophysics and Molecular Biology)
Fantom_5 2010-Present – Consortium Project, official collaborator (RIKEN OMICS CENTER, Yokohama, Japan)
    2008- Present – Ad hoc Reviewer
Stem Cells, FEBS letters, Human Genetics, PLoS ONE, BMC Genomics, BMC Medical Genomics, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Marasca F, Bodega B, Orlando V.
    How Polycomb-Mediated Cell Memory Deals With a Changing Environment: Variations in PcG complexes and proteins assortment convey plasticity to epigenetic regulation as a response to environment.
    Bioessays. 2018 Apr;40(4):e1700137. doi: 10.1002/bies.201700137.

  • Bodega B, Marasca F, Ranzani V, Cherubini A, Della Valle F, Neguembor MV, Wassef M, Zippo A, Lanzuolo C, Pagani M, Orlando V
    A cytosolic Ezh1 isoform modulates a PRC2-Ezh1 epigenetic adaptive response in postmitotic cells.
    Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2017 May;24(5):444-452. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.3392.

  • Cortesi A, Bodega B.
    Chromosome Conformation Capture in Primary Human Cells.
    Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1480:213-21. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6380-5_19.

last update - May 2018