Prof. Rena Balzan

Prof. Rena Balzan

Prof. Rena Balzan

 B.Pharm.,Spec.Dip. in App.Genetics(Milan),Ph.D.(Cran.)

Senior Research Fellow

Room 145
Biomedical Sciences Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2336
Professor Balzan’s work is focused on the following areas:

(1) The effect of aspirin on apoptosis in yeast cells

(2) Protein-mitochondrial targeting in yeast.

Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is being used as a eukaryotic model. It has powerful
experimental advantages for the study of human disease genes and feasible therapies.
Investigations of the mechanisms by which aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) function are very important because they may contribute
towards a better understanding of the early stages of apoptosis and oxidative stress
before cell damage has become irreversible.

Other Information

Professor Balzan is also a reviewer for BBA - Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General
Subjects, and for Experimental Cell Research.