Davide Seruggia is awarded ISTT Young Investigator Award

Published Friday, December 17, 2021

ISTT Young Investigator Award identifies and recognizes young scientists who will keep the field of transgenic technologies vibrant with new ideas and innovative research. Young Investigator Award Committee reached an unanimous decision and chosen Davide Seruggia, nominated by Lluis Montoliu, as the winner. Davide Seruggia joined Lluis Montoliu´s lab on 1st October 2010 and got his PhD thesis passed, on December 15, 2014. During his stay, also as a post-doc, he authored or co-authored seven scientific publications. Thereafter, he joined Prof. Stuart Orkin´s laboratory at the Boston Childrens Hospital, from October 1, 2015, where he has been working, also very successfully, in complex projects requiring advanced CRISPR technology. He has produced several top scientific publications, as a first author, and has been involved in numerous other papers published in very prestigious journals, thereby illustrating again his capacity as successful researcher in different laboratories.  Davide Seruggia was essential in pioneering CRISPR genome-editing techniques in Spain, and in demonstrating the exceptional use of these CRISPR methods for the functional investigation of regulatory elements found at the non-coding area of mammalian genomes as well as developing a novel technology for animal transgenesis in Pawel Pelczar’s lab: a binary recombinase system (Hermann et al. 2014). Davide Seruggia will present his scientific achievements at TT20​22 (Finland) where he will receive his award.

Davide Seruggia lab