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Name: Marta Murgia
Citizenship: Italian
Marital status: married, two children
Current address: Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy

Work experience and scientific interests
March 2014 to date. Main research interest: mass spectrometry-based proteomics of single muscle fibers. Ongoing collaboration with the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction (PI: Matthias Mann) at Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.
April 2012-March 2014: Visiting scientist in the Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.
Main research interests: Proteomics based on mass spectrometry applied to skeletal muscle fibers.

2004-2012. Main research interests: signal pathways and transcription factors that control activity-dependent gene regulation in skeletal muscles. Researcher at the University of Padua, Department of Biomedical Sciences.

2001-2003: Post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof.. Axel Ullrich, Max-Planck-Institutetitute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany. Main research interest: Signalling and kinase-phosphatase networks.

1997-2000: Post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Stefano Schiaffino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Padua. Main research interest: role of the small G Ras protein in the activity-dependent gene regulation in skeletal muscles.

1997: PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathology in the laboratory of Prof. Tullio Pozzan


I carry out my research activity at both the Department of Biomedical Sciences in Padua and at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. Any theses and thesis proposals will be based on scientific work in coordination between the two centres.

Office hours

  • Sempre tramite preavviso per email: Modalita' a distanza.


Since 2015
Furlan S, Campione M, Murgia M, Mosole S, Argenton F, Volpe P, Nori A (2020). FRONTIERS IN NEUROANATOMY, vol. 14, p. 1-10,

Schiaffino S, Reggiani C, Murgia M (2020).. HISTOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY, vol. 35, p. 239-246.

Wackerhage H, Everett R, Krüger K, Murgia M, Simon P, Gehlert S, Neuberger E, Baumert P, Schönfelder M (2020). DEUTSCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR SPORTMEDIZIN, vol. 71, p. 29-38, ISSN: 0344-5925

Murgia M, Tan J, Geyer PE, Doll S, Mann M, Klopstock T. Cell Rep. 2019 Dec 17;29(12):3825-3834

Itzhak DN, Sacco F, Nagaraj N, Tyanova S, Mann M, Murgia M. Dis Model Mech. 2019 Nov 11;12(11).

Schick R, Mekies LN, Shemer Y, Eisen B, Hallas T, Ben Jehuda R, Ben-Ari M, Szantai A, Willi L, Shulman R, Gramlich M, Pane LS, My I, Freimark D, Murgia M, Santamaria G, Gherghiceanu M, Arad M, Moretti A, Binah O. PLoS One. 2018 Oct 17;13(10):e0205719.

Wierer M, Prestel M, Schiller H, Yan G, Schaab C, Azghandi S, Werner J, Kessler T, Malik R, Murgia M, Aherrahrou Z, Schunkert H, Dichgans M, Mann M. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2018 Feb;17(2):321-334.

Murgia M, Toniolo L, Nagaraj N, Ciciliot S, Vindigni V, Schiaffino S, Reggiani C, Mann M. Cell Rep. 2017 Jun 13;19(11):2396-2409.

Granatiero V, Gherardi G, Vianello M, Salerno E, Zecchini E, Toniolo L, Pallafacchina G, Murgia M, Blaauw B, Rizzuto R, Mammucari C. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 24;7(1):6283

chiaffino S, Murgia M, Leinwand LA, Reggiani C. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2016 Dec 1;311(6):C1048-C1049. Comment

Moretti I, Ciciliot S, Dyar KA, Abraham R, Murgia M, Agatea L, Akimoto T, Bicciato S, Forcato M, Pierre P, Uhlenhaut NH, Rigby PW, Carvajal JJ, Blaauw B, Calabria E, Schiaffino S. Nat Commun. 2016 Aug 3;7:12397

Furlan S, Mosole S, Murgia M, Nagaraj N, Argenton F, Volpe P, Nori A. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2016 Apr;37(1-2):27-39

Schiaffino S, Reggiani C, Kostrominova TY, Mann M, Murgia M.Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Dec;25 Suppl 4:41-8.

M Murgia, R Rizzuto 2015 Cell Calcium 58 (1), 11-17

Deshmukh AS, Murgia M, Nagaraj N, Treebak JT, Cox J, Mann M. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2015 Apr;14(4):841-53

Gramlich M, Pane LS, Zhou Q, Chen Z, Murgia M, Schötterl S, Goedel A, Metzger K, Brade T, Parrotta E, Schaller M, Gerull B, Thierfelder L, Aartsma-Rus A, Labeit S, Atherton JJ, McGaughran J, Harvey RP, Sinnecker D, Mann M, Laugwitz KL, Gawaz MP, Moretti A. EMBO Mol Med. 2015 May;7(5):562-76

Murgia M, Nagaraj N, Deshmukh AS, Zeiler M, Cancellara P, Moretti I, Reggiani C, Schiaffino S, Mann M. EMBO Rep. 2015 Mar;16(3):387-95.

Research Area

Mass Spectrometry-based proteomics of skeletal muscle
Proteomic analysis of mitochondrial disorders