Qualifications and history
- 2006 MD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- 2010 PhD, San Raffaele Vita-Salute University & The Open University, Italy & UK
- 2011 Full Italian (FNOMCeO) and UK (GMC) medical registration, Italy & UK
- 2011 Post-doctoral fellow, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
- 2012 Senior Research Associate, University College London, UK
- 2014 Principal Research Associate, University College London, UK
- 2015 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK
- 2015 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics, University College London, UK
- 2018 Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), UK
- 2018 European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant awardee
- 2018 Associate Professor (Reader) of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, University College London, UK
- 2019 NIHR Clinical Lectureship in Paediatric Neurology, University College London & Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
- 2020 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, UK
Francesco Saverio Tedesco is a clinician scientist with a long-standing interest in muscle regeneration and paediatric neuromuscular diseases.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery with honours at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy). He then continued his studies at San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan, Italy), where he obtained his PhD in 2010 studying novel gene and cell therapy strategies for muscular dystrophy.
After his PhD, he coupled postdoctoral research and clinical training between Italy and the UK. Dr Tedesco joined UCL in 2012 and in 2014 he established his independent research group.
He has been invited to present his work at several international conferences and institutions; he received a number of awards and research grants, including an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and then a Clinical Lectureship, the European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy 2015 Young Investigator Award and an European Research Council grant.