Agnese Pisano

Agnese Pisano

PhD Student

Tel.: +41 44 634 5318


Education and working experience

2017-present Doctoral studies in RNA biology (Prof. V. G. Panse)
2016 Trainee at Center for Protein Engineering (Centre d’Ingéniérie des Protéines, CIP) - University of Liège, Belgium (Prof. M. Galleni, Prof. M. L. Tutino)
2015-2016 MSc studies, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology – University of Liège, Belgium
2014-2015 MSc studies, Molecular and Industrial Biotechnologies - University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
2014 Trainee at Laboratory of Experimental Cytology (Prof. M. De Falco) - University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
2010-2014 BSc studies, Biological Sciences – University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
2010 Istituto Magistrale “Virgilio”, high school diploma - focus on Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences


Research interests

  • RNP assembly
  • Ribosomal RNA processing and decay
  • Metazoan-specific functions in ribosome assembly and rRNA processing


The GTPase Nog1 co-ordinates assembly, maturation and quality control of distant ribosomal functional centers.
Klingauf-Nerurkar P, Gillet LC, Portugal-Calisto D, Oplova M, Jäger M, Schubert OT, Pisano A, Peña C, Rao S, Altvater M, Chang Y, Aebersold R, Panse VG (2020)
Elife 9: e52474