Dr. Bubacco, deputy chairman of the Department of Biology at the University of Padova. In 1989, he received a Bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Padova, and in 1995, he received a Master's degree and doctorate in biophysics from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then moved, as postdoc, to the University of Leiden to work on a structural biology of metalloproteins. Since 1998 he has been in Padova first as researcher and then as professor of molecular physiology. Currently the main focus of his laboratory is the investigation of the molecular mechanism of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease.