The institute was founded in 1999, also with the support of the Nobel Prize winner Renato Dulbecco, after whom it is named.

Over the last tax year, Telethon invested about 36 million euros in the DTI.
The DTI is not an actual physical institute. It is a programme, the aim of which is to provide guidance and support for young researchers studying genetic diseases at Italian research laboratories who are looking to embark on an independent career.

7 active careers
40 funded careers
33 research lab created in Italy

The DTI recruits the best and most promising researchers, who receive a salary and research funding for five years so that they can work at the Italian institutes of their choice.

The funding period may be extended on the basis of the results attained and the assessments of the Telethon Scientific and Medical Committee.

Our DTI researchers

DTI Assistant

  • Emiliano Biasini
  • Stefano Biressi
  • Laura Cancedda
  • Luana Fioriti
  • Maria Pennuto
  • Giovanni Piccoli
  • Alessandra Picollo

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