Institution Institute for Cancer Research, Medical University Vienna (Austria)

Dr Martinelli is a joung group leader at the Institute for Cancer Research of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
She did her PhD at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, where she invertigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of mutant forms of the protein Nucleophosmin in lymphomagenesis and leukemogenesis. In 2008 she joined the group of Prof Francisco Real at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid, Spain, where she started working in the field of pancreatic cancer.
During her stay in Prof. Real’s group, she was interested in studying the role of the transcription factor GATA6 in pancreatic physiology and in pancreatic cancer initiation and progression. She was also involved in other projects aimed at understanding the first steps of malignant transformation in the pancreas. She has experience with mouse models of pancreatic cancer, as well as with the analysis of different types of –omics data.
Since November 2014, Dr Martinelli is a junior group leader at the Institute for Cancer Research in Vienna. Her major research focus is pancreatic cancer progression and metastasis, and she is combining the study of mouse models together with in vitro research and with the analysis of patients’ samples.

Work Groups:
Harmonization of research tools (wg1)