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General data, education and present position

  • Born in 1966
  • 1989: academic degree in Biology, University of Padova
  • 1990: three-years fellowship sponsored by the Italian Association for Cancer Research
  • 1993: grant International Cancer Technology Transfer. Visiting fellow at the NIH, U.S.A.
  • 1993: two-years fellowship from the Italian Ministry of Health, University of Verona, Italy
  • 1996: permanent position as Laboratory Technician at the University of Verona, Italy
  • 2000: two-year contract with the National Research Council, Genova, Italy
  • 2000: visiting fellow at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 2001: visiting fellow at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 2002-2014: Associate fellow at the National Institutes for Nuclear Physics, Trieste, Italy
  • 2002 - 2018: Assistant Professor, General Pathology, University of Verona, Italy
  • 2019: Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of Verona, Italy

Responsibilities

  • 2002 – 2014: co-investigator of several initiatives in the fields biophysics of cancer (Virtus, VBL, VBL-Rad, eBON) and radiobiology (MERIDIAN) with grants from the Commission V, INFN
  • 2002 – 2004: research unit leader, project Physiopathological aspects of the interactions between cereal-based foodstuffs and the immune system, granted by the Fondazione Cariverona
  • 2002 – 2005: research unit leader, project title Food quality and health, FISR, sponsored by four Governmental Ministries
  • 2005: member of the scientific committee, National Meeting BIOSYS 2005, National Association for Automation
  • 2005 – 2016: member of the teaching/tutoring staff, PhD in Applied Biotechnology, PhD School in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
  • 2006 – 2009: I actively participated in the project Scientific Degrees (Lauree Scientifiche) sponsored by the Ministry of Instruction, University and Research. I organized lessons and practical short courses of applied mathematics for high-school students
  • 2007 – 2010: research unit leader, project Development of models to assess the risks deriving from the addition of enzymes to cereal flours on human health, granted by the Fondazione Cariverona
  • 2010: co-investigator of an HPC (High Performance Computing) project related to VBL/eBON at CINECA (C type grant)
  • 2010: co-investigator of an HPC project related to VBL at CASPUR (standard HPC grant)
  • 2010: co-investigator, project title New technologies for the “made in Italy”, Ministry of Economic Development (36 months)
  • 2011: co-investigator of an HPC project related to eBON at CASPUR (standard HPC grant)
  • 2011: local coordinator of the two years PRIN (Projects of Relevant National Interest) project Numerical simulation of tumor spheroids
  • 2011: co-investigator of the two years Joint Project (University/Industry) Strategies for the development of new vaccines for wheat allergy
  • 2014: local coordinator, project title MERIDIAN (Measuring the Effects of Radiation on Immunity and DifferentiAtioN), Commission V, INFN
  • 2017 - now: principal investigator, two years project Slowing down the aggressiveness of solid tumors (Basic Research program, University of Verona)

Advanced courses

  • 1989: (international) Molecular Mechanisms of Intracellular Targeting and Sorting, Trieste Italy
  • 1990: (national) Tumor Immunology, Verona, Italy
  • 1997: (international) Chaos and Noise in Biology and Medicine, Ischia (Napoli), Italy
  • 1997: (national) Complex Systems in Biology, Venezia, Italy
  • 2008: (national) From Genes to Models and Return, Milano, Italy

Teaching qualification

  • 2017: Habilitation in Applied Physics
  • 2017: Habilitation in Bioengineering

Teaching

  • 1991 - 1995: Immunology and Immunohematology, School for Professional Nurses, Verona
  • 1995 - 1996: Immunohematology, Nursing Sciences, University of Verona
  • 2002 - 2010: Immunology, Biotechnology Course, University of Verona
  • 2003 - 2010: Techniques of Animal Cell Culture, Biotechnology Course, University of Verona
  • 2005 - 2015: Teacher/Tutor, PhD in Applied Biotechnology, University of Verona
  • 2008 - 2010: Introduction to Pathology and Oncology, Biotechnology Course, Univ. of Verona
  • 2012 - 2013: Introduction to Pathology and Immunology, Biotechnology Course, Univ. of Verona
  • 2015 - now: Statistics, Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology, University of Verona
  • 2016 - now: Mathematical Models in Biology, Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, University of Verona

Scientific divulgation

  • 2006 - 2007: Laboratory of Applied Mathematics, secondary school G. Marconi, Verona
  • Laboratory of Applied Mathematics, secondary school G. Marconi, Verona
  • 2009: Public conference on the Origin of Tumors, Villafranca, Verona, Italy
  • 2010: Public conference on the Immune System, Villafranca, Italy
  • 2011: Public conference on Tumors and Therapy, San Pietro di Lavagno, Verona, Italy
  • 2011: Paper on the 1943 Luria and Delbrück experiment (published in Italian on the journal MatematicaMente, Italian Society for Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
  • 2012: Paper on the use of Poisson statistics in the biomedical laboratory (published in Italian on the journal MatematicaMente, Italian Society for Mathematical and Physical Sciences)