Ludvik Gomulski
Ludvik Gomulski
affiliation: Università di Pavia
research area(s): Genetics And Genomics
Course: Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
University/Istitution: Università di Pavia
Ludvik M. Gomulski, born in London (Great Britain) on the 5th May 1961, obtained his degree in Zoology and Genetics (BSc joint honours IIi) at University College Cardiff, Wales in 1982. In 1988 he obtained his PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London. He held the position of Post-doctoral Research Assistant with Dr R.J. Post at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, Great Britain (1989-1990) and with Drs C.A. Malcolm and R. Nichols at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1990-1992). In 1993 he obtained the position of Post-doctoral Research Fellow with Prof. G. Gasperi, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pavia with a grant from the European Comunity Human Capital and Mobility Programme. In 1995 he obtained a position as Visiting Research Fellow with Prof. A.R. Malacrida, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pavia with a grant CNR-RAISA. In 1996 he obtained a position as Visiting Research Fellow with Drs. C. Malva and F. Graziani at the International Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, CNR, Napoli with a grant from the European Comunity Human Capital and Mobility Programme. From 1996 to 2002 he held several funded positions with Prof. A.R. Malacrida in the Department of Animal Biology, University of Pavia. Since 1st October 2002, he holds the position of tenured University Researcher for the sector BIO/5 (Zoology) in the faculty of Science MM.FF.NN., at the University of Pavia.
He has participated in FAO/IAEA projects for the control of pest species since 1993. He has experience in the coordination of international research programmes: European Programmes (DG XII-STD, NIGA, Human Capital & Mobility DG XII, DG VI-AIR, INCO-DG XII) Italian/French Integrated Actions, GALILEO and in national programmes funded by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research FIRB and PRIN. He coordinates a research group on functional genomics of insects of economic interest at the University of Pavia. He has acquired a great deal of experience on the development and analysis of ESTs for the agricultural pest insect, medfly, as a tool for pest insect control. He also has experience in the development and application of microarray technology to analyze the medfly transcriptome.
Apart from studies on the medfly, he has also conducted behavioural studies and gene characterization studies on other insects of medical and economic importance, such as: Nephotettix virescens (rice hopper), Anopheles spp., Aedes spp., Culex spp., Simulium sp., Glossina spp., and Culicoides spp). He is author of a numerous papers published in international journals (about 48 papers).
SNP development for the Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
Genetic variation and differentiation of natural populations of the Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
Analysis of changes in transcript abundances in the medfly, Ceratitis capitata, using cDNA microarrays.
Development of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) in the medfly, Ceratitis capitata: a tool for detecting genes for control strategies
Bonomi A, Bassetti F, Gabrieli P, Beadell J, Falchetto M, Scolari F, Gomulski LM, Regazzini E, Ouma JO, Caccone A, Okedi LM, Attardo GM, Guglielmino CR, Aksoy S, Malacrida AR (2011) Polyandry is a common event in wild populations of the tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes and may impact population reduction measures. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 5: e1190.
Gabrieli P, Gomulski LM, Bonomi A, Siciliano P, Scolari F, Franz G, Jessup A, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2011) Interchromosomal duplications on the Bactrocera oleae Y chromosome imply a distinct evolutionary origin of the sex chromosomes compared to Drosophila. PLoS ONE 6: e17747.
Pasini ME, Intra J, Gomulski LM, Calvenzani V, Petroni K, Briani F, Perotti ME (2011) Identifcation and expression profiling of Ceratitis capitata genes coding for beta-hexosaminidases. Gene 473: 44-56.
Scolari F, Siciliano P, Gabrieli P, Gomulski LM, Bonomi A, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR (2011) Safe and fit genetically modified insects for pest control: from lab to field applications. Genetica 139: 41-52.
Bertin S, Scolari F, Guglielmino CR, Bonizzoni M, Bonomi A, Marchini D, Gomulski LM, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR, Matessi C (2010) Sperm storage and use in polyandrous females of the globally invasive fruitfly, Ceratitis capitata. Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 1542-51.
Gabrieli P, Falaguerra A, Sicliano P, Gomulski LM, Scolari F, Zacharopoulou A, Franz G, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2010) Sex and the single embryo: early development in the medfly, Ceratitis capitata. BMC Developmental Biology 10: 12
Khamis FM, Karam N, Ekesi S,De Meyer M, Bonomi A, Gomulski LM, Scolari F, Gabrieli P, Siciliano P, Masiga D, Kenya EU, Gasperi G, Malacrida AR, Guglielmino CR (2009) Uncovering the tracks of a recent and rapid invasion: the case of the fruit fly pest Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Africa. Molecular Ecology 18: 4798-4810.
Scolari F, Schetelig MF, Gabrieli P, Siciliano P, Gomulski LM, Karam N, Wimmer EA, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2008) Insect transgenesis applied to tephritid pest control. Journal of Applied Entomology 132: 820-831.
Karam N, Guglielmino CR, Bertin S, Gomulski LM, Bonomi A, Baldacchino F, Simeone V, Malacrida AR (2008) RAPD analysis in the parasitoid wasp Psyttalia concolor reveals Mediterranean population structure and provides SCAR markers. Biological Control 47: 22-27.
Gomulski LM, Dimopoulos G, Xi Z, Soares MB, Bonaldo MF, Malacrida AR, Gasperi G (2008) Gene discovery in an invasive tephritid model pest species, the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. BMC Genomics 9: 243.
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