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Amelia Morrone

Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Area of ​​Pharmacy and Child
University of Florence


Amelia Morrone graduated in Biological Sciences in 1987 at the University of Florence where she obtained her doctorate in Neurometabolic Sciences and where she specialized in Medical Genetics in 1997 and Biochemistry Clinic in 2001. She was visiting fellow at the Dept. of Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus University-Rotterdam (Laboratory Dr Sandra D'Azzo) from 1991 to 1993 and at the Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Pittsburgh University (laboratory Dr. Eric P Hoffman) since 1993 1995. Since 2001 she has been a researcher in Pediatrics at the University of Florence and in 2014 she has been awarded a degree in Medical Genetics. Pediatrics General, Specialist and Infantile Neuropsychiatry; General Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry at the same University. He has also been PI in several genomic research programs for neuromuscular diseases, Urea cycle disorders, organic acidosis, and amino acid disorders. He collaborates with several National and International Centers on research projects in the field of congenital metabolism, including LSDs. He is a member of the European Lysosomal Disease Workgroup (ESGLD), the Society for the Study of Congenital Metabolism (SSIEM), the Italian Society of Human Genetics and the Italian Society for the Study of Infertility Metabolic Diseases and Neonatal Screening. Prof Morrone is the author or co-author of numerous scientific articles and chapters of books in the field of metabolic diseases.

Research Interest

General and specialist pediatrics


  • D'Adamio, Giampero; Matassini, Camilla; Parmeggiani, Camilla; Catarzi, Serena; Morrone, Amelia; Goti, Andrea; Paoli, Paolo; Cardona, Francesca (2016). Evidence for a multivalent effect in inhibition of sulfatases involved in lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). RSC ADVANCES, vol. 6, pp. 64847-64851, ISSN:2046-2069

  • Verrecchia, Elena; Zampetti, Anna; Antuzzi, Daniela; Ricci, Roberta; Ferri, Lorenzo; Morrone, Amelia; Feliciani, Claudio; Dagna, Lorenzo; Manna, Raffaele (2016). The impact of fever/hyperthermia in the diagnosis of Fabry: A retrospective analysis. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol. 32, pp. 26-30, ISSN:0953-6205

  • Front, Sophie; Biela-Banaś, Anna; Burda, Patricie; Ballhausen, Diana; Higaki, Katsumi; Caciotti, Anna; Morrone, Amelia; Charollais-Thoenig, Julie; Gallienne, Estelle; Demotz, Stéphane; Martin, Olivier R (2017). (5aR)-5a-C-Pentyl-4-epi-isofagomine: A powerful inhibitor of lysosomal β-galactosidase and a remarkable chaperone for mutations associated with GM1-gangliosidosis and Morquio disease type B. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 126, pp. 160-170, ISSN:0223-5234

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