Flore Laura





Curriculum vitae

Laura took a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2018 and the master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology 2021 at University of Cagliari, discussing a thesis titled “Evaluation of the relationship between sprint and fatigue resistance with the MCT1 polymorphism.”

In the last year of the master’s degree, she spent three months of the Erasmus+ Traineeship program at Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu (Estonia) where she analyzed the lactase gene through bioinformatic techniques and evaluated the possible presence of natural selection. After graduation, she spent another three months at Institut de Biologia Evolutiva of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona where she worked on bioinformatic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences.

She participated with an Oral Presentation at the “XXV Congress Italian Anthropological Association”.

She is currently a Ph.D student in Life, Environmental and Drugs Sciences (Animal and Human Biology, and Ecology Curriculum) under the supervision of Prof. Carla Maria Calò, with a project focused on the analysis of ancient and modern human genomes to study the evolutionary dynamics of Sardinia and Corsica.


Calò CM, Onali F, Robledo R, Flore L, Massidda M, Francalacci P. Worldwide variation of the COL14A1 gene is shaped by genetic drift rather than selective pressure. Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine, 2021 Apr;9(4):e1629. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.1629.

Massidda, L. Flore, N. Kikuchi, M. Scorcu, F. Piras, P. Cugia, P. Cięszczyk, F. Tocco, CM Calò. Influence of the MCT1-A1470T polymorphism (rs1049434) on repeated sprint ability and blood lactate accumulation in elite football players: A pilot study – Eur J Appl Physiol. 2021 Dec;121(12):3399-3408. doi: 10.1007/s00421-021-04797-z.

Massidda M, Flore L, Scorcu M, Monteleone G, Tilocca A, Salvi M, Tocco F, Calò CM. Collagen Gene Variants and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Italian Athletes: A Preliminary Report. Genes. 2023; 14(7):1418. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes14071418.


Flore L.,Tocco F., Scorcu M., Cugia P., Piras F., Massidda M.*, Calò C.M*. VDR polymorphisms: does its variability correlated with muscular mass? XXV National Congress of the Italian Anthropological Association. Torino, 6-8 settembre 2023.




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