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Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Genomics in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona. PhD in Plant Pathology from University of Arizona.
Georg Umgiesser has two masters degrees in oceanography and physics and a PhD in biomedical sciences. He is working at the CNR as a senior scientist.
Principal fields of investigation are hydrodynamic modeling, circulation and sediment transport. He has developed a series of finite element models for shallow water bodies (SHYFEM) for the study of hydrodynamic processes, water quality and transport phenomena. He has participated in various EU projects dealing with the North Sea and the Mediterranean, turbulence studies and application of 3D models. He was a visiting professor at the Kyushu University, Japan. He is also lead researcher at the Open Access Center of Klaipeda University. He is the Italian coordinator of the ESFRI project Danubius-RI dealing with study on river-sea systems.
Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine of University of South Florida, College of Medicine, and a Leading Scientist at the Institute for Biological Instrumentation, Russian Academy of Sciences.
I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Leningrad State University in Russia in 1986, then, completed Ph.D. and Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) degrees in Physics and Mathematics (field of study - Biophysics) at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1991) and the Institute Experimental and Theoretical Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1998), respectively. I spent early career working on protein folding at Institute of Protein Research and the Institute for Biological Instrumentation (Russia). In 1998, I moved to the University of California Santa Cruz to study protein folding, misfolding, protein conformation diseases, and protein intrinsic disorder phenomenon. In 2004, I was invited to join the Indiana University School of Medicine to primary work on the intrinsically disordered proteins. Since 2010, I am with USF, where I continue to study intrinsically disordered proteins and analyze protein folding and misfolding processes.
I have authored over 750 scientific publications and edited several books and book series on protein structure, function, folding and misfolding. I am an editor of several scientific journals. In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, I was included by the Thomson Reuters to the list of Highly Cited Researchers.