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Marcello Barbieri

  • Professor
  • Scientist
  • Department of Morphology and Embryology
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Marcello Barbieri (1940) is professor of embryology at the University of Ferrara, Italy, since 1992. Before moving to Ferrara he taught biophysics, molecular embryology and theoretical biology respectively at the Universities of Bologna, Sassari and Turin. He has conducted research on embryonic development and ribosome crystallization at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge, UK, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA, and the Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik in Berlin. He has been the founder and first editor-in-chief of the journal Biosemiotics, and in 2012 he founded the International Society of Code Biology, whose purpose is the study of all codes of life, from the genetic code to the codes of culture. His main contribution is the idea that there are many organic codes in Nature in addition to the genetic code, and that the major events of macroevolution were associated with the origin of new organic codes. His research interests include embryology, evolution, theoretical biology and code biology. Recent Books: Barbieri M (2015) Code Biology. A New Science of Life. Springer, Dordrecht Barbieri M (2003) The Organic Codes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK Barbieri M (ed) (2008) The Codes of Life. The Rules of Macroevolution. Springer, Dordrecht Recent Papers: Barbieri M (2016) From the Common Ancestor to the First Cells: the Code Theory. Biological Theory, 11:102–112. Barbieri M (2016) What is Information? Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A. 374: 20150060. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0060. Barbieri M (2016) A New Theory of Development: The Generation of Complexity in Ontogenesis. Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A. 374: 20150148. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0148. Barbieri M (2015) Evolution of the Genetic Code: The Ribosome-Oriented Model. Biological Theory, 10 (4): 301-310. Barbieri M (2014) From Biosemiotics to Code Biology. Biological Theory, 9(2): 239-249. Barbieri M (2013) The Paradigms of Biology. Biosemiotics, 6(1): 33-59. Barbieri M (2012) Codepoiesis – the Deep Logic of Life. Biosemiotics, 5(3): 297-299. Barbieri M (2011) Origin and Evolution of the Brain. Biosemiotics, 4(3): 369-399.

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Publications (5)

  • Absence of mutations involving the lim homeobox domain gene LDX9 in 46,XY gonadal agenesis and dysgenesis

    • Ottolenghi C
    • Moreira-Filho C
    • Mendonça B
    • et al.
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  • Maternal serum uric acid levels in preeclamptic twin pregnancies

    • Farina A
    • Barbieri M
    • Di Luzio L
    • et al.
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    0Citations
  • Immunocytochemical detection of the intranuclear variations of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate amount associated with changes of activity and amount of phospholipase C β<inf>1</inf>in cells exposed to mitogenic or differentiating agonists

    • Maraldi N
    • Zini N
    • Ognibene A
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  • Evaluation in experimental animals of a mathematical model of foreseeing variations in values of stable glycosylated hemoglobin

    • Del Nero E
    • Carta G
    • Granata L
    • et al.
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  • Ultrastructural investigation of the effect of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis inhibitors on ribosome crystallization

    • Maraldi N
    • Biagini G
    • Simoni P
    • et al.
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Scientist

Department of Morphology and Embryology

November 1992 - Present