Position: Alma Mater Professor, University of Bologna
Date of Birth: October 15, 1944
Education and Training
|Institution and Location||Degree||Years||Field of study
|University of Bologna, Italy||Sc. Dr.||1967||Biology|
|University of Bologna, Italy||Specialization||1973||Virology|
Professional career and records
|1967-1968||Research Assistant, Institute of General Pathology, Medical School, University of Bologna|
|1969||Visiting Research Assistant, the Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, Great Britain.|
|1970||Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute für Medizinische Forshung, Heidelberg, Germany.|
|1971-1973||Research Assistant on behalf of the Ministry of Public Education, Institute of Microbiology, University of Bologna.|
|1973-1983||Assistant Professor, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Medical School, University of Bologna.|
|1983 -1994||Associate Professor of Virology Medical School, University of Bologna|
|1982-1987||Visiting Research Associate for one-two months every year, The Marjorie B. Kovler Viral Oncology Laboratories, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago, USA.|
|1986 --||Professor, Ph.D. Program on Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Bologna.|
|1994 -1996||Full Professor of General Microbiology, University of Milano|
|1996 --||Full Professor of General Microbiology, University of Bologna|
|until 15-10-2012||Department of Experimental Pathology - Section of Microbiology and Virology, University of Bologna, Italy.|
|since 16-10-2012||Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), University of Bologna, Italy.|
Other experience and Professional memberships
|1983 -1986||Director, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Medical School, University of Bologna.|
|1986 - 1994||Head, Section on Microbiology and Virology, Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Bologna|
|2001 - 2003||. Member of the Research Committee of Ministry of Health|
|2005 --||Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Virology|
|2013 --||Ed. Board, Pathogens and Disease (FEMS)|
|Referee for Nature, Nat Rev Microbiol, Nat Rev Biotech, Lancet, PNAS USA, Virology, J. Gen Virol, Cell. Microb, J Biol Chem, J Med Virol.|
EUROPEAN SOCIETY for VIROLOGY - Founding Member, Exec. Board
EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY- Founding Member
ITALIAN SOCIETY OF VIROLOGY - Founding Member.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MICROBIOLOGY - Ambassador
Member of ASM, ASV, SIMGBM, SIM
|Prize from the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens|
|2000||Prize from Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei for outstanding research in Virology|
European seminars in Virology, Founder
Co-organizer of 9°-15° "International Conference On Immunobiology And Prophylaxis Of Human Herpesvirus Infections", 2nd-5th European Congresses of Virology.
Congresses of SIV (2001-2009).
Coordinator of EC grants, TargetHerpes, VI FP, and IV FP.
Grants from MIUR, CNR (Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering), private foundations (AIRC, Telethon), AIDS Project from Ministry of Health.
EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL, member LS6
Committees from DGXII Health Commission, Brussels, EU.
Health Research Committee from Italian Ministry of Health (2000-2006).
Author of about 150 papers published in International journals.
Editor of books
Major fields of interest
Long term interest in the field of Molecular Herpesvirology
Molecular basis of herpes simplex virus (HSV) entry into the cell and exit out of the cell. B-herpesviruses:human herpesvirus-6 and human herpesvirus-7.
Design and activity of oncolytic HSVs retargeted to tumor-specific receptors.