Tonelli, Francesca


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I am passionate about basic research that has relevance to disease. My bachelor, master and PhD were focused on elucidating the fundamental pathways involved in melanoma and prostate cancer. I then developed an interest in mutations in kinases that lead to Parkinson’s disease. I was a lead scientist in the team that finally revealed the pathway that unites many of the mutations that result in Parkinson’s disease, and I have since worked on various projects in this area, in collaboration with both academic and industrial partners. In addition to this role, I am the Research Project Manager on a major international Parkinson’s research programme sponsored by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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