Moracci, Marco

Biography

Marco Moracci is Dirigente di Ricerca at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) of the National Research Council of Italy and he has been Assistant Professor of Enzymology – Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples (2001-2009).

Dr. Moracci is leader of a research unit in the projects ENERBIOCHEM (2012-2014) and BioPolis (2014-2016), Programma Operativo Nazionale PON 2007/13 – Regione Campania on the development and production of bioethanol and biochemicals from renewable sources. Leader of the Project “Exobiology and extreme environments: from molecules chemistry to the biology of the extremophiles” from the Italian Space Agency (2014-16), and he has been leader of a research unit in PRIN 2008, Regione Campania Competence Ceter BioTekNet (2000-2006) and coordinator of Galileo Italy-France and Italy Soth Africa mobility Projects.

Marco Moracci main research areas are discovery and structure/function characterization of carbohydrate active enzymes; enzymology and molecular biology of extremophiles; gene regulation and protein glycosylation in Archaea, chemo-enzymatic synthesis of carbohydrates. He has published more than 70 papers on peer-reviewed journals and is Associate Editor of FEMS Microbiology Letters, Archaea, and Extremophiles journals.