Giuliano Gasperi


Laurea degree in Biological Sciences (1970) and Post-graduated diploma in Biochemistry (1975), Univ. of Pavia
Full professor of Zoology, Univ. of Sassari (1994-1997), Univ. of Pavia (1997-2014)
Main scientific interest: Structure and evolution of genomes of dipteran insects (Tephritidae, Ceratopogonidae, Glossinidae, Culicidae); Olfactory system of C. capitata and Aedes albopictus; Transgenesis of C. capitata and Ae. albopictus; Biological control of pest and vector species.
Honors and awards:
Research leader of IOBC-WPRS Working Group “Population Genetics of Fruit Flies” (1985-1990)
Visiting scientist (fellow of European Communities), Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece (Director: Prof. Fotis Kafatos) (1989-1993)
Member of the “Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia” (since 2005)
Member of Board of Professors of the Doctoral School in “Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology”, Univ. of Pavia (1997-2014)
Member of Board of Professors of the European PhD School of “Insect Science & Biotechnology” (2002-2012)
Head of the Department of Animal Biology, Univ. of Pavia (2009-2011)
Head of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Univ. of Pavia (2011-2012)
Corresponding Member “Istituto Lombardo – Accademia di Scienze e Lettere” (since 2016)
Member of the Editorial Board of Genetica (Springer Publ., since 1999) e BMC Genomics (BioMed Central) (since 2010).

Capy P., Gasperi G., Biémont C. and Bazin C. 2000 – Stress and transposable elements: co-evolution or useful parasites? Heredity 85: 101-106.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2540.2000.00751.x

Schetelig M.F., Scolari F., Handler A.M., Kittelmann S., Gasperi G., Wimmer E.A. 2009 – Site-specific recombination for the modification of transgenic strains of the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106: 18171-18176. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0907264106

Gabrieli P., Scolari F., Di Cosimo A., Savini G., Fumagalli M., Gomulski L.M., Malacrida A.R., Gasperi G. 2016 – Sperm-less males modulate female behaviour in Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 79: 13-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2016.10.002

Manni M, Guglielmino CR, Scolari F, Vega-Rúa A, Failloux A-B, Somboon P, Lisa A, Savini G, Bonizzoni M, Gomulski M, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G 2017 – Genetic evidence for a worldwide chaotic dispersion pattern of the arbovirus vector, Aedes albopictus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11: e0005332. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005332

Falchetto M, Ciossani G, Scolari F, Di Cosimo A, Nenci S, Field L, Mattevi A, Zhou J-J, Gasperi G, Forneris F 2019 – Crystal structure of an Odorant Binding Protein of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata and evaluation of its affinity to odorants involved in inter-sex communication. Insect Molecular Biology 28: 431-443. DOI: 10.1111/imb.12559