Vincenzo Bonifati received his MD (cum laude) in 1988 from 'La Sapienza' University of Roma, Italy. In 1992 he completed his residency in neurology at the same University and was appointed staff neurologist. He later moved to the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he received his PhD in human molecular genetics in 2003.
In 2006 he was appointed Associate Professor, and in 2012 he became Professor of Genetics of Movement Disorders in the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dept. of Clinical Genetics. He has a long-standing research interest in the genetics of the neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders, with a focus on Parkinson's disease (PD).
His publications are as follows:
Quadri M, Federico A, Zhao T, Breedveld GJ, Battisti C, Delnooz C, Severijnen LA, Di Toro Mammarella L, Mignarri A, Monti L, Sanna A, Lu P, Punzo F, Cossu G, Willemsen R, Rasi F, Oostra BA, van de Warrenburg BP, Bonifati V (2012).Mutations in SLC30A10 cause parkinsonism and dystonia with hypermanganesemia, polycythemia, and chronic liver disease.Am J Hum Genet 90:467-77.
Zhao T, Zondervan-van der Linde H, Severijnen LA, Oostra BA, Willemsen R, Bonifati V (2012) Dopaminergic neuronal loss and dopamine-dependent locomotor defects in Fbxo7-deficient zebrafish PLoS One 7:e48911.
Di Fonzo A, Dekker MC, Montagna P, Baruzzi A, Yonova EH, Correia Guedes L, Szczerbinska A, Zhao T, Dubbel-Hulsman LO, Wouters CH, de Graaff E, Oyen WJ, Simons EJ, Breedveld GJ, Oostra BA, Horstink MW, Bonifati V (2009) FBXO7 mutations cause autosomal recessive, early-onset parkinsonian-pyramidal syndrome Neurology 72: 240-5.
Di Fonzo A, Rohe CF, Ferreira J, Chien HF, Vacca L, Stocchi F, Guedes L, Fabrizio E, Manfredi M, Vanacore N, Goldwurm S, Breedveld G, Sampaio C, Meco G, Barbosa E, Oostra BA, Bonifati V (2005) A frequent LRRK2 gene mutation associated with autosomal dominant Parkinson's disease The Lancet 365:412-415.
Bonifati V, Rizzu P, van Baren MJ, Schaap O, Breedveld GJ, Krieger E, Dekker MC, Squitieri F, Ibanez P, Joosse M, van Dongen J, Vanacore N, van Swieten JC, Brice A, Meco G, van Duijn CM, Oostra BA, Heutink P (2003) Mutations in the DJ-1 gene associated with autosomal recessive early-onset parkinsonism Science 299:256-259.