Prof. Alessandro Marcello has been the Group Leader of the Molecular Virology Laboratory of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy, since 2005.
Between 1991-1994 he was a PhD student in Biochemistry at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. In 2001 he completed his Postdoc at ICGEB, Trieste, Italy and between 2010-2015 he was an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
Alessandro Marcello organises the ICGEB Workshop on Human RNA Viruses and the ICGEB Practical Course of Fluorescent Microscopy. His teaching activity is focused on Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics through courses or seminars at various universities and institutions. He regularly trains undergraduate and PhD students in the laboratory.
The Molecular Virology Group in Trieste has made important advances in studies on Covid-19. The laboratory has also worked on advancing our understanding of the innate cellular response to Flavivirus infection. These results have important implications for our understanding of viral pathogenesis and to develop novel antiviral drugs.
He has published more than 100 of scientific papers.