Luca BRAGA

HTS Facility Scientific Manager, Molecular Medicine Group
ICGEB, Trieste, ITALY and Research Associate British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, King’s College London, UK

Thursday 1 October 2020 |12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY – further notice

High throughput Screening: From Large Libraries to Functional Hits

Host: L. Banks

Luca Braga received his Bachelor in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Milan, Italy, followed by a master in Functional Genomics at the University of Trieste, Italy. He obtained his PhD in molecular biology (Open University UK, ICGEB Trieste, Italy), with a thesis focused on the use of High Throughput Screening for the identification of novel microRNAs for the treatment of cardiac hypertrophy. In 2016, he became the scientific supervisor of the High Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Headquarters in Trieste (Italy). During his experience at ICGEB, he successfully developed HTS assays using a great variety of cellular models and he supervised multiple scientific collaborations across the ICGEB network. Finally, in 2019, he moved to King’s College London (UK) where he is covering the role of scientific supervisor of the High Throughput screening (HTS) facility of the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences. The main focus of his research activity is to use High Throughput Screening to dissect complex molecular mechanism at the basis of pathological processes with the final aim to identify unknown targets for the development of innovative therapeutical strategies