Diego Pasini was born in 1977 in Milan. He graduated from the University of Milan at the Faculty of Biological Sciences in 2002 and he joined the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) first as research assistant and then as a PhD student (Open University, London) in the laboratory of Prof. Kristian Helin at IEO. When Prof. Helin moved to Denmark to assume the direction of the new Biotech Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) of the University of Copenhagen, Dr Pasini followed him in his new laboratory where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2006. Since then, he continued his collaboration in the Helin’s laboratory first as post-doctorate and then as an assistant professor of BRIC. In 2010 he moved back to Italy to start his independent laboratory as junior PI at the department of experimental oncology of the IEO. Since January 2015 he became tenured PI at IEO and was elected EMBO Young Investigator. In 2017 he was awarded of an ERC Consolidator grant and since March 2018 he became associate professor at the department of health sciences of the University of Milan. He is married since 2003 and he has three children.