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Prof. Christian Scerri

M.D.,Ph.D.,(Melit.),MMCPath

Professor
Physiology & Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2774

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Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Genetics of Breast Cancer
  • Thalassaemia and Haemoglobinopathies
  • Genetics of Coeliac Disease
  • Molecular genetics
  • Medical genetics
  • Clinical genetics
  • Biomedical ethics


Selected Publications

De Blasio, A., Di Fiore, R., Morreale, M., Carlisi, D., Drago-Ferrante, R., Montalbano, M., Scerri, C., Tesoriere, G. & Vento, R. 2016, "Unusual roles of caspase-8 in triple-negative breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231", International journal of oncology, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 2339-2348.

Grech, G., Scerri, C.A. & Scerri, J. 2015, "Biobanks and Preventive Genetics" in Preventive and Predictive Genetics: Towards Personalised Medicine, eds. G. Grech & I. Grossman, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Szajewska, H., Chmielewska, A., Piescik-Lech, M., Ivarsson, A., Kolacek, S., Koletzko, S., Mearin, M.L., Shamir, R., Auricchio, R., Troncone, R. & PREVENTCD Study Group 2012, "Systematic review: early infant feeding and the prevention of coeliac disease", Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 607-618.

Zika, E., Paci, D., Braun, A., Rijkers-Defrasne, S., Deschenes, M., Fortier, I., Laage-Hellman, J., Scerri, C.A. & Ibarreta, D. 2011, "A European survey on biobanks: trends and issues", Public health genomics, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 96-103.

Borg, J., Papadopoulos, P., Georgitsi, M., Gutierrez, L., Grech, G., Fanis, P., Phylactides, M., Verkerk, A.J., van der Spek, P.J., Scerri, C.A., Cassar, W., Galdies, R., van Ijcken, W., Ozgur, Z., Gillemans, N., Hou, J., Bugeja, M., Grosveld, F.G., von Lindern, M., Felice, A.E., Patrinos, G.P. & Philipsen, S. 2010, "Haploinsufficiency for the erythroid transcription factor KLF1 causes hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin", Nature genetics, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 801-805.

De Palma, G., Dick, F.D., Calzetti, S., Scott, N.W., Prescott, G.J., Osborne, A., Haites, N., Mozzoni, P., Negrotti, A., Scaglioni, A., Mutti, A. & Geoparkinson Study Group 2010, "A case-control study of Parkinson's disease and tobacco use: gene-tobacco interactions", Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 912-919.

Vidal, C., Borg, J., Xuereb-Anastasi, A. & Scerri, C.A. 2009, "Variants within protectin (CD59) and CD44 genes linked to an inherited haplotype in a family with coeliac disease", Tissue antigens, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 225-235.

Dick, F.D., De Palma, G., Ahmadi, A., Osborne, A., Scott, N.W., Prescott, G.J., Bennett, J., Semple, S., Dick, S., Mozzoni, P., Haites, N., Wettinger, S.B., Mutti, A., Otelea, M., Seaton, A., Soderkvist, P., Felice, A. & Geoparkinson Study Group 2007, "Gene-environment interactions in parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease: the Geoparkinson study", Occupational and environmental medicine, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 673-680.

Scerri, A.C. 2003, "What are the molecular switches for the various globin genes (embryonal, foetal and adult) and what triggers them?", IUBMB life, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 167-169.

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