Dejan Lazarevic

Dejan Lazarevic 2

Location: DIBIT2 A3, Floor 3, Room 56

Area coordinator, Genomics

Dejan Lazaveric is the coordinator of the Genomics research area within the Center for Omics Sciences at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, since 2011. He is an expert on the state-of-the-art technology in Next Generation Sequencing. His research interests focus on unraveling molecular mechanisms and study possible genetic causes of human disease. He holds a Medical Doctor degree earned at the School of Medicine, in University of Rijeka (former-Yugoslavia, Croatia).

Before working at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, he has been awarded several research fellowships and worked in several companies and Scientific Centers as Research Associate in Molecular Biology. In CBM srl, he was responsible for gene expression microarray facility and became proficient with Illumina and Affymetrix microarray platforms, and performing gene expression analysis, genotyping and cytogenetics. At SISSA, working with Prof. S. Gustincich, he studied the gene transcriptome in the A9 and A10 DA mouse neurons, acquiring strong skills in cDNA microarray, laser capture microdissection and catapulting (PALM-Zeiss). Here, he also collaborated with RIKEN (Japan, Piero Carninci) for developing nanoCAGE technology. In collaboration with Prof. J. Nicholls, studying of the gene expression during spinal cord development and regeneration using as animal model opossum CNS, in vivo and in vitro. In LNCIB he acquired in-depth knowledge of construction, sequencing and characterization of human full-length cDNA genes from different human tissue (Fantom project). Moreover, new genes regulated by p53TF and genes involved in cell cycle regulation were described.