Giuseppe Palmieri

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Prof. Giuseppe Palmieri (born August 23rd, 1964, San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA), Italy) is medical oncologist; he is actually Full Professor of Medical Oncology at University of Sassari[1] and Head of the Unit of Cancer Genetics at the CNR of Sassari[2]. He has been Research Director of the National Research Council (CNR) and Head of the Sassari Branch of the Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB-CNR), Sassari, Italy. He gained National-based Scientific Professional Qualification as University Full Professor in Medical Genetics.

Giuseppe Palmieri
August 23rd, 1964, San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA), Italy
University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy)
cancer genetics; translational medicine; molecular diagnosis in oncology.
University of Sassari (2021-Present)
National Research Council (1998-2020)
Top Italian Scientist in Biomedical Sciences [3]

Education and career


  • October 1988: Degree in Medicine & Surgery, University Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • October 1991: Specialization in Medical Oncology, University Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • 1992 – 1995: Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Oncology at National Tumour Institute “Pascale”, Naples, Italy.
  • 1995 – 1996: Visiting Scientist, National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Centre, Frederick, MD, USA.
  • 1996 – 1998: Research Fellowship at National Tumour Institute “Pascale”, Naples, Italy.


  • 2021 to date: Full Professor in Medical Oncology, University of Sassari, Italy - Immuno-Oncology and Targeted Cancer Biotherapies, Hospital-University Health Unit, Sassari, Italy.
  • 2019 to date: Head of the Sassari Branch of the Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research (IRGB), National Research Council (CNR), Sassari, Italy.
  • 2006 to date: Head of Unit of Cancer Genetics, National Research Council (CNR), Sassari, Italy.
  • 2010 – 2020: Research Director of the National Research Council (CNR), Italy.
  • 2000 – 2009: Principal Researcher of the National Research Council (CNR), Italy.
  • 1998 – 2000: Assistant Researcher of the National Research Council (CNR), Italy.

Research Interests

Prof. Palmieri is focusing his research activity on cancer genetics as well as on translational medicine and molecular diagnosis in oncology.

He served as President of the Italian Melanoma Intergroup/IMI (2017-2019).

He is author of >250 publications on indexed Journals[4], and several book chapters or monographs. He was invited as speaker-chairman at >200 national and international events (congresses, workshops, meetings, courses) in past ten years.

Selected Publications

  • Francesco Sabbatino, Yangyang Wang, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Elvira Favoino, Steven A. Feldman, Vincenzo Villani, Keith T. Flaherty, Sjoerd Nota, Diana Giannarelli, Ester Simeone, Anna M. Anniciello, Giuseppe Palmieri, Stefano Pepe, Gerardo Botti, Paolo A. Ascierto, Cristina R. Ferrone, Soldano Ferrone. Antitumor Activity of BRAF Inhibitor and IFNα Combination in BRAF-Mutant Melanoma JOURNAL OF THE NATL CANCER INSTITUTE, 2016, vol.108.
  • Maria Colombino, Mariaelena Capone, Amelia Lissia, Antonio Cossu, Corrado Rubino, Vincenzo De Giorgi, Daniela Massi, Ester Fonsatti, Stefania Staibano, Oscar Nappi, Elena Pagani, Milena Casula, Antonella Manca, MariaCristina Sini, Renato Franco, Gerardo Botti, Corrado Caracò, Nicola Mozzillo, Paolo A. Ascierto, Giuseppe Palmieri. BRAF/NRAS Mutation Frequencies Among Primary Tumors and Metastases in Patients With Melanoma. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2012, vol. 30, p. : 2522-2529.
  • Giuseppe Palmieri, Mariaelena Capone, Maria Libera Ascierto, Giusy Gentilcore, David F Stroncek, Milena Casula, Maria Cristina Sini, Marco Palla, Nicola Mozzillo & Paolo A Ascierto. Main roads to melanoma JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 2009, vol. 7, p. 86.
  • Helen Davies, Graham R. Bignell, Charles Cox, Philip Stephens, Sarah Edkins, Sheila Clegg, Jon Teague, Hayley Woffendin, Mathew J. Garnett, William Bottomley, Neil Davis, Ed Dicks, Rebecca Ewing, Yvonne Floyd, Kristian Gray, Sarah Hall, Rachel Hawes, Jaime Hughes, Vivian Kosmidou, Andrew Menzies, Catherine Mould, Adrian Parker, Claire Stevens, Stephen Watt, Steven Hooper, Rebecca Wilson, Hiran Jayatilake, Barry A. Gusterson, Colin Cooper, Janet Shipley, Darren Hargrave, Katherine Pritchard-Jones, Norman Maitland, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Gregory J. Riggins, Darell D. Bigner, Giuseppe Palmieri, Antonio Cossu, Adrienne Flanagan, Andrew Nicholson, Judy W. C. Ho, Suet Y. Leung, Siu T. Yuen, Barbara L. Weber, Hilliard F. Seigler, Timothy L. Darrow, Hugh Paterson, Richard Marais, Christopher J. Marshall, Richard Wooster, Michael R. Stratton & P. Andrew Futreal. Mutations of the BRAF gene in human cancer .NATURE, 2002, vol. 417, p. 949-954.