Francesca Ceccherini – Silberstein, PhD

Francesca Ceccherini - Silberstein, PhD

Francesca Ceccherini Silberstein is an assistant professor at the chair of Virology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She obtained the PhD in Biology at the University of Munich “Ludwig-Maximilians”, Germany, in 2001. She has been involved in research activity on viruses since 1996.

The research interests and expertise are on HIV infection, antiviral drugs, HIV-HBV-HCV drug-resistance, viral pathogenesis, viral tropism, viral evolution and dynamics, genotypic (by standard and ultra-deep sequencing), structural and functional analysis of viral proteins.

She published 88 full papers in prestigious journals, with a total impact factor of >500. H index: 18 (

She is a member of the scientific committee of the Italian Cohort of Antiretroviral-Naïve Patients (ICONA) Foundation. She cooperates with many nationally and internationally recognised scientific researchers in several grants from the Italian National Institute of Health, the Ministry of University and Scientific Research, and the European Community.


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