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Maria Pia Abbracchio
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: cellular pharmacology

Keywords: Alzheimer, degenerative diseases, drugs, multiple sclerosis, myocardal infarction, stroke, therapy

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

President in office of the Research Observatory of the University of Milan until 2017; President of the Filarete Foundation, Milan, since May 2016

Professional career

After graduating in Pharmacy at the University of Milan in 1979, she continued her studies through a specialization in Experimental Toxicology at the same university in 1984. In 1988 she obtained a PhD in Experimental Medicine in Rome. During her studies Maria Pia Abbracchio spent periods of training abroad: in 1980 she was Postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Texas of Houston, in 1992 she is "Honorary Research Fellow" of the London College University. At the same time she continued her training and research, first as a researcher, then as an assistant professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and finally in 1998 as an associate professor of Pharmacology at the University of Milan. Since 2002 she has been an extraordinary professor and since 2005 she has been a full professor of Pharmacology at the same university. She is currently responsible for a research group consisting of 12 young scientists at the same university.

Scientific results

Her scientific interests focus on the physiopathological roles of purines, universal signaling molecules that regulate growth, survival and cell differentiation. She identified a new purinergic receptor involved in the differentiation of stem cells still present in the adult brain and in the heart, and she is developing new therapeutic approaches that can, through this receptor, enhance the repair of damage present in acute degenerative diseases (stroke and brain trauma, myocardial infarction) and chronic (Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis). In 2015, in an international study, Maria Pia Abbracchio and colleagues discovered how the anti-inflammatory drug for asthmatics "Montelukast" can stimulate neurogenesis and therefore help in cases of cognitive decline. Starting from previous studies that showed the greatest probability for patients with systemic infections of getting Alzheimer (a disease characterized by brain inflammation), the research group discovered a receptor (GPR17) present in stem-like cells of the brain that produce myelin, a substance that covers the nerves. The discovery of this receptor can also extended to the hippocampus (area of ​​the brain involved in the learning and memory process), and the research group showed that the administration of the anti-asthmatic drug, experienced on elderly mice, improves learning ability. Research on the GPR17 purinergic receptor offers hope even to patients with multiple sclerosis. While the drugs currently available intervene to block the progression of the disease, administer them with drugs that restart the damage repair action would cause the nervous system to produce new myelin and, sustaining nerve extensions with the growth substances present in myelin, the neuro-degeneration, that is typical of progressive forms and generates disabilities, could finally be avoided.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of about 180 scientific publications, including:

 

(2016) Vigan F, Schneider S, Cimino M, Bonfanti E, Gelosa P, Sironi L, Abbracchio MP, Dimou L. GPR17 expressing NG2-Glia: Oligodendrocyte progenitors serving as a reserve pool after injury. Glia, 64(2):287-99.

(2015) Marschallinger J, Schäffner I, Klein B, Gelfert R, Rivera FJ, Illes S, Grassner L, Janssen M, Rotheneichner P, Schmuckermair C, Coras R, Boccazzi M, Chishty M, Lagler FB, Renic M, Bauer HC, Singewald N, Blümcke I, Bogdahn U, Couillard-Despres S, Lie DC, Abbracchio MP, Aigner L. Structural and functional rejuvenation of the aged brain by an approved anti-asthmatic drug. Nature Communications, 6:8466.

(2015) Fumagalli M, Bonfanti E, Daniele S, Lecca D, Martini C, Trincavelli ML, Abbracchio MP. The ubiquitin ligase Mdm2 controls oligodendrocyte maturation by intertwining mTOR with G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 in the regulation of GPR17 receptor desensitization. Glia, 63(12):2327-39.

(2014) Zaratin P, Battaglia MA & Abbracchio MP. Nonprofit foundations spur translational research. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, 35, 552–5.

(2011) Ceruti S, Villa G, Fumagalli M, Colombo L, Magni G, Zanardelli M, Fabbretti E, Verderio C, van den Maagdenberg AM, Nistri A, Abbracchio MP. Calcitonin gene-related peptide-mediated enhancement of purinergic neuron/glia communication by the algogenic factor bradykinin in mouse trigeminal ganglia from wild-type and R192Q Cav2.1 Knock-in mice: implications for basic mechanisms of migraine pain. Journal of Neuroscience, 31:3638-49.

(2011) Fumagalli M, Daniele S, Lecca D, Lee PR, Parravicini C, Fields RD, Rosa P, Antonucci F, Verderio C, Trincavelli ML, Bramanti P, Martini C, Abbracchio MP. Phenotypic changes, signaling pathway, and functional correlates of GPR17-expressing neural precursor cells during oligodendrocyte differentiation. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286:10593-604.

(2009) Ceruti S, Villa G, Genovese T, Mazzon E, Longhi R, Rosa P, Bramanti P, Cuzzocrea S, Abbracchio MP. The P2Y-like receptor GPR17 as a sensor of damage and a new potential target in spinal cord injury. Brain. 132:2206-18.

(2009) Di Virgilio F, Ceruti S, Bramanti P, Abbracchio MP. Purinergic signalling in inflammation of the central nervous system. Trends in Neurosciences, 32:79-87.

(2006) Abbracchio MP, Burnstock G, Boeynaems JM, Barnard EA, Boyer JL, Kennedy C, Knight GE, Fumagalli M, Gachet C, Jacobson KA, Weisman GA. International Union of Pharmacology LVIII: update on the P2Y G protein-coupled nucleotide receptors: from molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology to therapy. Pharmacological Reviews, 5:281-341.

(2006) Ciana P, Fumagalli M, Trincavelli ML, Verderio C, Rosa P, Lecca D, Ferrario S, Parravicini C, Capra V, Gelosa P, Guerrini U, Belcredito S, Cimino M, Sironi L, (2006) Tremoli E, Rovati GE, Martini C, Abbracchio MP. The orphan receptor GPR17 identified as a new dual uracil nucleotides/cysteinyl-leukotrienes receptor. EMBO Journal, 25:4615-27.

 

 

Awards and prizes

Among the many awards received, she was nominated "Highly cited scientist" by Thomson Reuters, a definition based on the number of citations obtained in the international scientific literature that identifies scientists who are authors of the most influential publications in the world in their field (less than 0.5% of all researchers). In 2014 she was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. In 2016 she was appointed "in the name of her Majesty" Filippo VI Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain, and since the same year she has also been member of the Academia Europea.

Simonetta Acri
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: corporate finance, export credit, international development strategies, new debt instruments, sales and marketing policies, sales network organization and management

Keywords: commercial development, corporate finance, credit insurance, export credit agency, indirect networks, international growth, large corporate, minibond, supplier credit, trade finance

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Chief Sales Officer of Sace SPA; Board member Simest SPA; Board member Sace FCT SPA; Board Member Veneto Sviluppo SPA (regional financial institution) and Member of the Investment Committee of the same; Member of the Executive Council of the Master of the Catholic University of Milan CARINT Corporate Advisory and intercultural resources.

Professional career

Simonetta Acri has been with SACE since 2003, where she held various first-level roles, contributing to the development of new operational areas and giving a strong boost to the sales network. Previously she worked as Regional Head Structured Trade & Export Finance for the Corporates & Investment Bank Division of Deutsche Bank with responsibility for the Italian market and South Eastern Europe and was head of the Trade Finance unit of Morgan Grenfell. She currently holds the position of Chief Sales Officer of Sace, promoting the commercial development of the company towards the domestic market (from SMEs to Large Corporate) and towards the international market, through the Sace network of offices located abroad.

Scientific results

Proma Group minibond emission

De Cecco minibond emission

Interactive platform development (ExportPlus) for distribution of insurance products to SMEs
Acquisition of Ducati by TPG

Various bond emissions Borrower Emerging Markets

Editorial work and publications

In addition to various articles on emerging market trends published by Sole 24ore in the period 1997-99 in the insert "Imprese e Mercati", Simonetta Acri is the author, with Licastri E. of The experience of Sace in support of business financing, Monetary Observatory , number 3, year 2014.

 

Stefania Albanesi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: fiscal policy, gender economy, inequality, labor economics, macroeconomics, monetary policy

Keywords: consumer credit, income tax, inflation

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Full Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh

Professional career

After graduating in Political Economics at the Bocconi University in 1996, she continued her training with a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University (USA) completed in 2001. From 2001 to 2011 she was assistant professor at Bocconi University, at Duke University (USA) and assistant and associate professor at Columbia University in New York. In 2009 she was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. From 2012 to 2016 she was Senior Economist and Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Since 2016, she has been a full professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a visiting professor at numerous universities including New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University.

Scientific results

Stefania Albanesi's research activity takes place in the field of macroeconomics, with particular attention to inequality, its causes and the redistributive consequences of various economic policies. In this context, she studied the political determinants of inflation, regulatory aspects of taxation of labor and capital income, and the historical evolution of gender disparities in the labor market. Currently, her research focuses on various aspects of the economic crisis of the late 2000s. A line of analysis concerns the dynamics of consumer credit, and in particular the mortgage market, in the years preceding the financial crisis of 2007-2009, and during its resolution. A second vein studies the role of variation in female participation and technological changes such as automation in the different economic performance of the United States and of various European nations, with particular attention to employment dynamics and occupational polarization.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

 

(2017) Albanesi S, De Giorgi G, Nosal J. Credit Growth and the Financial Crisis: A New Narrative, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 23740.

(2017) ) Albanesi S, Sahin A. The Gender Unemployment Gap. National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 23743.

(2016) Albanesi S,Olivetti C.Gender Roles and Medical Progress. The Journal of Political Economy.

(2015) Albanesi S,Olivetti C, Prados M.Gender and Dynamic Agency: Theory and Evidence on theResearch in Labor Economics.

(2014) Albanesi S, Nosal J.  Insolvency after the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform.  Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion Paper 10533.

(2014) Albanesi S,Olivetti C. Maternal Health and the Baby Boom. Quantitative Economics.

(2012) Albanesi S, Roc A. Intertemporal Distortions in the Second Best,The Review of Economic Studies.

(2009) Albanesi S,Olivetti C. Home Production, Market Production and the Gender Wage Gap: Incentives and Expectations, Review of Economic Dynamics.

(2008) Albanesi S. Redistribution and Optimal Monetary Policy: Results and Open Questions.Rivista di Politica Economica.

(2008) Albanesi S. Social Insurance. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and Law (2nd ed.). London: Palgrave MacMillan Limited.

(2007) Albanesi S.  Inflation and Inequality. Journal of Monetary Economics.

(2006) Albanesi S,Sleet C. Dynamic Optimal Taxation with Private Information.The Review of Economic Studies.

(2003) Albanesi S. Chari VV, Christiano L. Expectation Traps and Monetary Policy.The Review of Economic Studies.

(2002)  Albanesi S. Chari VV, Christiano L. How Severe is the Time Inconsistency Problem in Monetary Policy,Advances in Economic Theory and Econometrics.

Awards and prizes

Stefania Albanesi is NBER Research Associate, CEPR Research Fellow, and non-resident fellow of Carlo F. Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University. Furthermore, she is a network member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group at the Becker-Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago. She was invited to hold keynote lectures at various conferences, including the 17th IWH-CIREQ-GW Macroeconometric Workshop on Inequality, Micro Data and Macroeconomics in 2016 and the Women and Macroeconomics and Finance Workshop in 2017. Stefania Albanesi is also associate editor of several academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Theory and the Review of Economic Dynamics. She also received research funding from the National Science Foundation for her work on female employment and capital taxation.

 

Adriana Albini
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: biochemistry, cancer research

Keywords: angiogenesis, basic research, biological therapies, chemoprevention, gene therapies, immunology, microenvironment, test tube metastases, translational research

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Responsible for oncology research at IRCCS MultiMedica

Professional career

After graduating in organic chemistry at the University of Genoa in 1979, Adriana Albini specialized in oncology both in Italy and abroad. She worked at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich and for the American Institute of Health. Back to Italy she directed the scientific laboratory of Molecular Oncology of the National Institute for Cancer Research, where she was then Scientific Vice Director and Director of the Department of Translational Oncology. In 2002 she obtained the suitability for university teaching and was head of the "Research and Statistics Infrastructure" Department of the Santa Maria Nuova Arcispedale in Reggio Emilia. Today Adriana Albini is the manager of the Vascular Biology and Angiogenesis Laboratory of IRCCS MultiMedica, in Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and is Scientific Director of Fondazione MultiMedica Onlus. Adriana Albini has never stopped conducting scientific research, her main fields of interest are: vascular biology, invasion and metastasis, angiogenesis, microenvironment, chemoprevention, immunopathogenesis linked to AIDS and associated tumors to AIDS and gene therapy with cytokines (polypeptide mediators that allow communication between the immune system and cells of other organs).

Scientific results

Adriana Albini has devoted most of her scientific and educational career to Experimental Oncology. Through translational research (a particular discipline that allows scientific findings to be converted into applicative therapies) she succeeded in developing new therapies in the field of angiogenesis. The "test tube metastasis" technique, which still allows new discoveries all over the world, has her name. Her interests do not stop just at translational research, in fact she is also involved in issues such as the prevention in the context of chronic degenerative diseases, including through her role as President of the Scientific Committee of the Women's Health Observatory.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

Adriana Albini is a member of the editorial board of the most important international oncology journals, including Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research and Carcinogenesis. She is involved in scientific communication and is enrolled in the journalists’ association. She is the author of more than three hundred scientific publications, including:

 

(2016) Albini A, DeCensi A, Cavalli F, Costa A. Cancer Prevention and Interception: A New Era for Chemopreventive Approaches. Clinical Cancer Research, 22:4322-7.

(2015) Albini A, Cavuto S, Apolone G, Noonan DM. Strategies to Prevent "Bad Luck" in Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 107.

(2014) Dallaglio K, Bruno A, Cantelmo AR, Esposito AI, Ruggiero L, Orecchioni S, Calleri A, Bertolini F, Pfeffer U, Noonan DM, Albini A. Paradoxic effects of metformin on endothelial cells and angiogenesis. Carcinogenesis, 35:1055-66.

(2014) Bruno A, Ferlazzo G, Albini A, Noonan DM. A Think Tank of TINK/TANKs: Tumor-Infiltrating/Tumor-Associated Natural Killer Cells in Tumor Progression and Angiogenesis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 106.

(2012) Albini A, Tosetti F, Li VW, Noonan DM, Li WW. Cancer prevention by targeting angiogenesis. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 9:498-509.

(2010) Cammarota R, Bertolini V, Pennesi G, Bucci EO, Gottardi O, Garlanda C, Laghi L, Barberis MC, Sessa F, Noonan DM, Albini A. The tumor microenvironment of colorectal cancer: stromal TLR-4 expression as a potential prognostic marker. Journal of Translational Medicine, 8:112.

(2010) Albini A, Pennesi G, Donatelli F, Cammarota R, De Flora S, Noonan DM. Cardiotoxicity of anticancer drugs: the need for cardio-oncology and cardio-oncological prevention. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 102:14-25.

(2010) Albini A, Noonan DM. The 'chemoinvasion' assay, 25 years and still going strong: the use of reconstituted basement membranes to study cell invasion and angiogenesis. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 22:677-89.

(2007) Albini A, Sporn MB. The tumour microenvironment as a target for chemoprevention. Nature Reviews Cancer, 7:139-47.

(2007) Albini A, Benelli R. The chemoinvasion assay: a method to assess tumor and endothelial cell invasion and its modulation. Nature Protocols, 2:504-11.

 

Awards and prizes

She is a member of the editorial board of the most important international oncology journals, including Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research and Carcinogenesis. She is involved in scientific communication and is registered with the journalists. Adriana Albini is also the author of novels, short stories and poems. She practices fencing in Masters at a competitive level: European Silver 2015 and Italian Silver 2016 by Sword. She received the "Firenze Donna" award for the scientific research sector in 2000, the Amelia Earhart award in 2004, and the Berlucchi award in 2007. In 2010 she received the Hippocratic Award Section "The Researcher". Thanks to her "test tube metastases" technique, she was awarded by John Hopkins University and the Nih (National Institutes of Health in America) "Alternative to Animal Testing". Furthermore in 2013 Adriana Albini won the ITWIIN Award (Italian Association of Women Inventors and Innovators) for the Best Inventor and Innovative Woman in the High Education category, the following year the “Women who made it” Award assigned by the councilor to Equal Opportunities in Brescia and in 2015 the EUWIIN Award (European Network of Inventory and Innovative Women).

 

Alessia Amighini
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International politics area

Competences: belt and road initiative, China’s trade expansion, Chinese economy, Chinese foreign investment, economic and trade relations between Europe and Asia, geo-economics, trade wars

Keywords: China, Chinese investment abroad, Europe-China relations, international trade networks

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Co-Head Asia Centre e Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI, Associate professor of Political Economics at Piemonte Orientale University, vice-direttore Master in Politics, Economics and Culture of China at Università Cattolica, Milan

Professional career

After a PhD in Development Economics, she started working asAssociate Economist at UNCTAD from 2003 to 2006, then she took a career track professorship in Economics and since 2015 she is also Senior Associate Research Fellow and Co-Head of ISPI Asia Programme.

Scientific results

Scientific coordinator of research projects for the European Parliament, for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and for Italy-China Business Forum. Editor and author of several books including “Networks of International Trade and Investment” (2018) (with S. Gorgoni and M. Smith), Vernon Press, “China Champion of (which) globalization?” (2018), “Xi’s policy gambles: The bumby roadahead” (2015) (with A. Berkofski), “China Dream: Still Coming True?” (2016) and “Belt and Road: A Game Changer?” (2017), all for ISPI. Author of more than 60 scientific articles in top international peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books by Edwar Elgar, Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Routledge. 

Editorial work and publications

Leading columnist and economic commentator for the media with more than 50 op-eds over the last 4 years. Speaker in national and international high-level academic, policy and business conferences.

(2018) Amighini A., "China’s New Economic Powerhouse"in Amighini A. (ed.), China champion of (which) globalisation?, ISPI. 

(2017) Amighini A., "The Belt and Road Initiative: A Game Changer in International Trade?" in Amighini, A. (ed.), The Belt and Road Initiative: A Game Changer?, ISPI. 

 (2017) Amighini A., McMillan M., Sanfilippo M., FDI and Capital Formation in Developing Economies: New Evidence from Industry- level Data, NBER Working Paper No. 23049. 

(2016) Amighini A., "Dream a Little Dream of China?", in Amighini, A. (ed.), China Dream: Still Coming True?, ISPI.

(2016) Amighini A., Trade and economic relations with Asia, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament, available at https://polcms.secure.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/upload/e7716c4a-5bdb-4f42-aa21- 2ed45dc0f51f/Workshop-Asia-trade.pdf (with E. Borghi, R. Helg, L. Tajoli) 

(2016) Amighini A., The EU external trade strategy vis-à-vis Asia, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament, available at https://polcms.secure.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/upload/e7716c4a-5bdb-4f42-aa21- 2ed45dc0f51f/Workshop-Asia-trade.pdf 

(2016) Amighini A., The EU-Korea FTA: implementation and lesson learning, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament, available at https://polcms.secure.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/upload/e7716c4a-5bdb-4f42-aa21-2ed45dc0f51f/Workshop-Asia- trade.pdf 

(2015) Amighini A., "China’s Economic Growth: Heading to a ‘New Normal’"in Amighini A. and Berkofski A. (eds), Xi’s policy gambles: The bumpy road ahead, ISPI, 2015, ISBN 978-88-98014-63-7 

(2015) Amighini A., Is labor flexibility a substitute to offshoring? Evidence from Italian manufacturing, International Economics Vol. 142, pp. 81-93 (with Presbitero A. F. and M. G. Richiardi) 

(2015) Amighini A., Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Economies: What theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review, Economia e Politica Industriale, Vol. 42 (3), pp 343-370.

(2014) Amighini A., Sanfilippo M., Impact of South-South FDI and Trade on the Export Upgrading of African economies,World Development, Vol. 64, pp. 1-17.

(2014) Amighini A., Gorgoni S.,The International Reorganization of Auto Production, World Economy, Vol. 37 (7), pp. 923-952.

(2013)Amighini A., Rabellotti R., Sanfilippo M., Do Chinese state-owned and private enterprises differ in their internationalisation strategies?, China Economic Review, Vol. 27, pp. 312-325.

Awards and prizes

One of her scientific articles on Chinese expansion abroad through investments by Chinese, private and public companies, published in the China Economic Review, was awarded as the most read of 2015.

Eleonora Ardemagni
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International politics area

Competences: Arabian Peninsula, Bab el-Mandeb, conflict in Yemen, domestic and foreign policy of the Gulf monarchies, partership NATO-Gulf monarchies

Keywords: Arabian Gulf, Bahrein, Bharein, Kuwait, maritime security, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Geopolitical Analyst. Associate Research Fellow, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Teaching Assistant, Catholic University, Milan. Gulf Analyst, NATO Defense College Foundation. Adjunct Professor, Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations (Aseri, MIMES).

Professional career

BA in Language for International Relations, Catholic University, Milan; MSc in International Relations, Catholic University, Milan; Diploma in European Affairs, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI); Specializing Master in Middle Eastern Studies, Aseri-Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations, Milan. Since 2012 she works as geopolitical analyst contributing to many specialized publications and think tanks, in Italy, in the US and in the Middle East. Since 2013 she regularly contributes to ISPI, Aspenia online and AffarInternazionali. Since 2016 she is international politics columnist (Middle Eastern affairs) for the Italian newspaper Avvenireand provides studies for the Italian Parliament. Since 2018 she lectures, on Yemen and civil-military relations in the Arab world, at the Catholic University of Milan, Aseri and ISPI.

Scientific results

One of the few Italian analysts and researches with expertise on Yemen, Eleonora Ardemagni works especially on internal, tribal-military dynamics in Yemen, with an eye to the role of external powers in the country, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In 2019 she published a monograph on the Huthis (the Yemeni Northern Shia insurgents) for CRiSSMA, the Center of Research on the Southern System and the Wider Mediterranean of the Catholic University of Milan. She authored several publications, also forthcoming, on the foreign policy and the geopolitics of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. She also investigates hybrid security in the Arab states and the relationship between armies and militias; with regard to this point, she co-edited for ISPI a series of online publications with Carnegie Middle East Center (Beirut) and authored a policy brief on the hypothesis of a National Guard in Yemen, which was the outcome of an exchange of ideas with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY). She is currently researching on conscription and the Role of the Military in Gulf Monarchies’ Evolution (with a focus on the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait e Oman), authoring the chapter “Arab Gulf States: Expanding the Role for the Military-From Rulers Protectors to Nation-Builders”, for the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Military in Politics, edited by William R. Thompson, Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Among her areas of research, there’s also maritime security along the Arabian Peninsula-Bab el Mandeb-Gulf of Aden triangle, with particular attention to the strategic implications of commercial ports and choke-points. 

Editorial work and publications

Her articles, essays, papers and scientific publications appeared on: 

 

Afriche e Orienti, International Studies Journal, NATO Defense College, NATO Review, ORIENT-German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), Gulf Affairs-Oxford University, Future Centre (FARAS, UAE), Carnegie Sada, Carnegie Middle East Center, Middle East Institute (MEI), Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), ITSTIME-Catholic University (Milan), Eastern Mediterranean Policy Notes-University of Nicosia, Storia Urbana, Orizzonte Cina-T.wai, CeSi, Limes, Fondazione Oasis, World Energy, Reset-Dialogue On Civilizations.

 

Among them:

 

                  

[2015] Ardemagni E., La politica estera come sistema di ri-generazione dei sistemi autoritari: lo Yemen fra mutamento e continuità, Afriche e Orienti, No. 1-2 

[2016] Ardemagni E., United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces in the Federation-Building Process: Seeking for Ambitious Engagement, International Studies Journal47,  Vol.12, No. 3, Winter

[2016] Ardemagni E., Framing AQAP’s intra-jihadi hegemony in Yemen: shifting patterns of governance and the importance of being local, Sicurezza, Terrorismo e Società, International Journal, Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies (ITSTIME), Vol.4, 2

[2016] Ardemagni E., Emiratization of Identity: Conscription as a Cultural Tool of Nation-Building, Gulf Affairs, OxGAPS-Oxford Gulf & Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum, Oxford University, St Antony’s College, Autumn

[2018] Ardemagni E., Oltre la rendita: la politica estera interventista dell’Arabia Saudita, in Colombo A., Magri P., Sempre più un gioco per grandi. E l’Europa?, ISPI

[2018] Ardemagni E., “New Armies for a New Era. Decrypting post-2011 Arab Military Reforms”, (con Umberto Profazio), NATO Defense College, Research Paper  n°145

[2018] Ardemagni E., The Persian Gulf Rimland: Federalism, Geostrategy and Patronage in Contemporary Southern Yemen, International Studies Journal 56, Vol.14, No. 4, Spring

[2019] Ardemagni E., Yemen’s nested conflict(s): Layers, geographies and feuds, ORIENT-German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East, No.2, pp. 35-41.

[2019] Ardemagni E., Hormuz e Bab el-Mandeb,  le porte del petrolio, in Gulf Vision, World Energy, n°42,.

[2019] Ardemagni E., The Huthis: Adaptable Players in Yemen’s Multiple Geographies, CRiSSMA-Centro di Ricerche sul Sistema Sud e il Mediterraneo Allargato dell’Università Cattolica di Milano, Educatt, N° 25, ISBN: 978-88-9335-465-3.

 

Patrizia Azzi
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: elementary particle physics, nuclear physics

Keywords: particle physics, top quark

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Staff researcher for INFN(Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Italy, Section of Padua

 

Professional career

After completion of her Physics Diploma at the University of Padua in 1992, she pursued a PhD in Physics in 1996. Immediately after she wins a grant for continuing her studies as a post-doctoral scientist at the INFN Section in Padua. In 2008, 2012 and 2014 is awarded several grants for collaboration as a Scientific Associate at the CERN laboratory in Geneva(CH) and the Fermilab National Laboratory in Chicago (USA). Currently she is leading studies for the prospects physics measurements in the context of future projects for new particle colliders to be realised after the end of the LHC. 

Scientific results

In 1996, as a member of the CDF collaboration, observes for the first time the decay of the top quark (the heaviest fundamental particle in the Standard Model) and measures its production rate and and mass developing original analysis methods of background estimate from real data. In 2004 becomes a member of the CMS collaboration at the LHC of CERN laboratory in Geneva (CH). She has participated to the discovery of the Higgs boson in the role of responsabile of the data quality to be used for the analysis. Throughout her career Patrizia Azzi has focused her interest on particle physics and their properties to explain the fundamental law of physics. Azzi has been also coordinating several research projects: from 2002-2004 she has been leading the Top physics group for the CDF collaboration at Fermilab to plan and realise the measurements of the top quark properties during the Run 2 of the Tevatron collider, coordinating a group of about 200 physicist from all countries. As a member of the CMS experiment she has been coordinating various groups, among which the "Physics Performance and Dataset" that insured the data quality for physics in 2012/2013 and the physics group "B2G" that focuses on searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model in 2014/15. Currently she is leading the physics group that studies the future prospects for the project High Luminosity LHC that will start in 2024. 

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Patrizia Azzi is also an active proponent of the Future Circular Collider project (FCC) where she studies in particular the potential for the most precise measurement of the top quark mass at a new lepton collider.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is author of vaste number of publication national and international, we quote here some of the most relevant: 


(2016) CMS Collaboration, Khachatryan S, [...] Azzi P, et al. Search for vectorlike charge 2/3 T quarks in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV.Physical Review D, 93:012003. 
(2014) CMS Collaboration. Search for top-quark partners with charge 5/3 in the same-sign dilepton final state.Physical Review Letters, 112:171801. 
(2014) Bicer M, [...] Azzi P, et al. First Look at the Physics Case of TLEP. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 01:164. 
(2012) The CMS Collaboration. Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC.Physics Letters B, 716:30-61. 
(2009) CMS Tracker Collaboration, Adam W, [...] Azzi P, et al. Performance studies of the CMS Strip Tracker before installation.Journal of Instrumentation, 4. 
(1999) CDF Collaboration, Abe F, [...] Azzi P, et al. Measurement of the top quark mass with the Collider Detector at Fermilab.Physical Review Letters, 82:271-276. 
(1997) CDF Collaboration, Abe F, [...] Azzi P, et al. First observation of the all hadronic decay of t pairs. Physical Review Letters, 79:1992-1997. 
(1995) CDF Collaboration, Abe F, [...] Azzi P, et al. Observation of top quark production in p collisions. Physical Review Letters, 74:2626-2631. 
(1994) CDF Collaboration, Abe F, [...] Azzi P, et al. Evidence for top quark production in pcollisions at √s = 1.8 TeV.Physical Review Letters, 73:225-231. 
(1994) Amidei D, Azzi P, et al. The Silicon Vertex Detector of the Collider Detector at Fermilab. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 350:73-130.

Awards and prizes

2014-2015: Scientific Associate  at CERN(Switzerland)

2013 European Physical Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics, awarded to the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, “for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism” 

2012-2013     LHC Physics Center Fellow at Fermilab (USA)

 

2008-2009: Scientific Associateat CERN(Switzerland) 

 

Alessandra Bacà
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: public finance

Keywords: e-governement, payment system and instruments

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Economist expert of public finance at Bank of Italy

Professional career

After graduating in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University, she developed her professional experience in the field of Financial Services in the international arena. In September 2016, she joined the Bank of Italy, where she is in charge of monitoring the payment times of public administrations, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and with the Agency for Digital Italy. Previously, she worked as a business consultant both in Italy and abroad at Accenture, supporting leading banks and insurance companies in streamlining processes, projects and change management. Subsequently, she dealt with corporate organization for credit and risk management at Intesa Sanpaolo; she supported the start-up of Banca del Mezzogiorno and the development of e-government within the Poste Italiane group; she carried out marketing activities on Banco Posta's financial products and payment systems.

In addition to this, she passionately cultivates her humanistic side, through the involvement in various cultural associations and the creation of the Facebook group "Culture sharing" for the development of a "culture of culture" in Rome.

Scientific results

The research activity of Alessandra Bacà has so far been carried out on issues relating to the development of the country and its institutional structure, through the publication of two works with two Roman Think Tanks (Trinità dei Monti, Forma) in order to analyze Italy’s growth perspectives in the next twenty years, and to examine the public finance implications of specific institutional reforms in Italy.

Editorial work and publications

[2017] Pierluigi Testa, Alessandra Bacà, Alessandro Bracci, Claudia Curci, Pierangelo Sardi, Roberto Venturini, L’Italia tra vent’anni,Amazon.it

[2018] di Valerio Polidori, Bruno Detti, Paolo Naggar, Andrea Negrini, Alessandra Bacà,    Giulio Bacosi, Luca Benegiamo, An innovative approach to institutional reforms,Amazon.it

 

Awards and prizes

Golden medal for graduating with honors in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in 2005.

Giulia Baccarin
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: artificial intelligence, business innovation, energy, predictive maintenance

Keywords: ethics, support women in tech

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Co-founder MIPU

Professional career

Giulia Baccarin was born in 1981 in Dueville, Vicenza.  After getting a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering and discovering her passion for predictive modelling, she spent the first years of her career in Japan working for a consultancy company and successfully completing the EU funded Executive Training Programme in Tokyo.  Back in Italy in 2008, she starts the Italian subsidiary of the engineering company I-care, today European Leader in Predictive Maintenance and Reliability. Meanwhile, pushed by a strong desire to promote and support the entrepreneurial spirit of young talents in Italy, she co-founded MIPU, a group of companies that bring artificial intelligence in Industry.

Scientific results

The solutions developed by MIPU focus on predictive analytics developed to optimize industrial processes and are today chosen by top companies in Italy and abroad.

Awards and prizes

Giulia won in 2016 the Gamma Donna award for youth and female entrepreneurship and in 2018 Fortune Italy award for “Most influent innovative women Under 40”. For over three years, Giulia is active in promoting a deep discussion about the role of ethics in artificial intelligence, diversity in programming communities and the jobless society on prestigious stages such as TedXRoma 2017, Wired Next Fest 2017, Wired Trends 2018, Wired Digital Days 2019, DIGITAL ITALY SUMMIT 2017.
 

Giovannella Baggio
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: gender medicine, geriatrics, gerontology

Keywords: environmental factors, female health, gender, gender-specific medicine, genes, health, longevity, metabolic diseases, women

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full Professor in Medicine. She is member elected of the Scientific Board of the International Society of Gender Medicine www.isogem.com.

Professional career

Professor Giovannella Baggio M.D. is specialized in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology. From 1995 she is Full Professor in Medicine. She had the Chair of  Geriatrics and Gerontology in Sassari University, and from 2013 she had the first Chair in Italy of Gender Medicine in the University of Padua.   From 1999 to 2017 she was Chief of the Internal Medicine Unit of the University Hospital of Padua (Italy). Nowadays she is Senior Full Professor of the University of Padua. She is President of the National Research Centre of Gender Health and Medicine. She is member elected of the Scientific Board of the International Society of Gender Medicine www.isogem.com.

Editorial work and publications

Author of 260 scientific papers in international and national journal, co-editor of 6 monographs.

 

Rosa Balfour
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International politics area

Competences: European politics, international relations

Keywords: contemporary European politics, democracy, European foreign policy, human rights

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Senior Transatlantic Fellow presso il German Marshall Fund of the US 

Professional career

Following a degree in History at Cambridge University, Rosa pursued post-graduate studies whilst working as a researcher and obtained a Masters Degree in European Studies and a PhD in International Relations, both at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She worked as a researcher in Italy and from 2007 in Brussels at the European Policy Centre, where she headed the programme Europe in the World, dealing primarily with European foreign policy (relations between the EU and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean region, EU enlargement, among other issues). She also co-lead the institute. Her work has included research, research team management, fundraising, policy analysis, public speaking. In 2015 Rosa moved to the German Marshall Fund of the US, still based in Brussels, where she expanded her fields of activities to European politics. Her research is currently focusing on the nexus between domestic and international politics. 

Scientific results

Alongside numerous publications which have contributed to the policy debate at the EU level, Rosa is regularly consulted by governments, EU institutions, parliaments, and civil society on a number of matters related to her work. She has been a member research and advisory committees (for instance with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Brussels Advocacy office of Save the Children). She also is called to offer training sessions, lectures and keynote speeches at institutions, universities, parliamentary committees, NGOs.

Editorial work and publications

Rosa has published academic books, policy papers, and regularly contributes to debates on European and international politics through short articles and opinion pieces. Below is a selection of recent publications.

[2019] Balfour R., Article 50 extension: Why time for the UK to live through its crisis is also good for Europe, LSE Brexit Blog, https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/03/20/long-article-50-extension-why-time-for-the-uk-to-live-through-its-crisis-is-also-good-for-europe/

[2019] Balfour R., Bouchet N., and Forbrig J.,Improving EU-U.S. Cooperation in Civil Society Support in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, GMF Policy Paper, http://www.gmfus.org/publications/improving-eu-us-cooperation-civil-society-support-eastern-europe-and-western-balkans

[2019] Balfour R.,What the Brexit shambles says about the state of British democracy,http://www.gmfus.org/blog/2019/01/17/what-brexit-shambles-says-about-state-british-democracy

[2019] Balfour R., A progressive and European foreign policy in a hostile environment, The Progressive Post, No. 11, Spring 2019.

[2018] Balfour R., ‘Human Rights in the European Neigbhourhood Policy’, in Tobias Schumacher, Andreas Marchetti and Thomas Demmelhuber (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy, London: Routledge, pp. 481-493.

[2018] Balfour R., ‘Polarization in Europe: Public Opinion and European Foreign Policy’, in Dan S. Hamilton and Teija Tiilikainen (eds.), Domestic Determinants of Foreign Policy in the European Union and the United States, Washington, DC: Centre for Transatlantic Relations, pp.79-95.

[2017] Balfour R.,What are think tanks for? Policy research in the age of anti-expertise, published by LSE, http://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas/research/updates/think-tanks

[2015] Balfour R., Carta C. and Raik K. (eds.), The European External Action Service and National Foreign Ministries: Convergence or Divergence?, Farnham: Ashgate.

[2012] Balfour R., Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy. The Cases of Ukraine and Egypt, London: Routledge, reprinted as a paperback in 2014.

Awards and prizes

In September 2018 she became non-resident fellowship on Europe’s Futuresat Institute of Human Sciences of Vienna. She also is member of Steering Committee of WIIS-Brussels (Women In International Security), Associate Fellow a LSE Ideas, and Senior Adviser at European Policy Centre. 

Valentina Bambini
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: neurolinguistics, psicolinguitics

Keywords: communication, language

Region: Lombardy

Lucia Banci
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences: chemistry, MRI

Keywords: copper transport in cells, iron, metal proteins, metals in biological systems, MRI, structural biology, vaccine design

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Lucia Banci is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence.

Professional career

She graduated in Chemistry at the University of Florence in 1978, and continued her training through various research periods abroad, mainly in the USA. She continued her academic career at the University of Florence, first as a researcher and in 1987 as Associate Professor. Since 1999 she is Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry and, from 2011 to 2017, she has been Director of CERM (Magnetic Resonance Center) of the University of Florence. Lucia Banci is the Head of the Italian Core Center of the ESFRI Research Infrastructure Instruct-ERIC, and a member of the Instruct-ERIC Executive Committee and of the Council.

Scientific results

Lucia Banci has provided and is providing original and innovative contributions in structural biology and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applied to biological systems. In particular, she has gained visibility as an international leader for the characterization of functional processes in living cells with atomic-level resolution. She applied and is applying this approach to the study of the processes responsible for the transport and use of metal ions, in particular copper and iron. She has developed innovative approaches for "in cell NMR", ie high resolution NMR in living cells, which allows the characterization of human proteins in living human cells at atomic resolution. Lucia Banci is contributing to the development and use of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a research field in which she has provided important theoretical and methodological advances. She has been active in research projects of structural genomics, in which she uses a "functional" approach, that is, she exploits the knowledge of the conformation of the biomolecules to understand their function and how it can be altered by mutations or other alterations. She has also been a pioneer in the development of an absolutely innovative approach for the rational design of highly effective vaccines, ie the structural vaccinology, based on the structural characterization of the antigens and their interaction with the antibodies.

Editorial work and publications

She has published about 400 research articles on peer reviewed journals with a total of 21.000 citations.

A few relevant publications:


(2018) Luchinat E, BanciL. In-Cell NMR in Human Cells: Direct Protein Expression Allows Structural Studies of Protein Folding and Maturation. Acc Chem Res., 51, 1550-1557.

(2016) Nuttle X, Giannuzzi G, Duyzend MH, Schraiber JG, Narvaiza I, Camponeschi F, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Sudmant PH, Penn O, Chiatante G, Malig M, Huddleston J, Benner C, Stessman HAF, Marchetto MCN, Denman L, Harshman L, Baker C, Raja A, Penewit K, Tang WJ, Ventura M, Antonacci F, Akey JM, Amemiya CT, Banci L, Gage FH, Reymond A and Eichler EE. Emergence of a Homo sapiens-specific gene family and the evolution of autism risk at chromosome 16p11.2. Nature, 536:205-209.

(2015) Banci L, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Gajda K, Muzzioli R, Peruzzini R and Winkelmann J. N-terminal domains mediate [2Fe-2S] cluster transfer from glutaredoxin-3 to anamorsin. Nature Chemical Biology, 11:772-778.

(2011) Scarselli M, Aricò B, Brunelli B, Savino S, Di Marcello F, Palumbo E, Veggi D, Ciucchi L, Cartocci E, Bottomley M.J, Malito E, Lo Surdo P, Comanducci M, Giuliani M.M, Cantini F, Dragonetti S, Colaprico A, Doro F, Giannetti P, Pallaoro M, Brogioni B, Tontini M, Hilleringmann M, Nardi-Dei V, Banci L, Pizza M. & Rappuoli R, Rational design of a meningococcal antigen inducing broad protective immunity. Science Translational Medicine, 3:91ra62.

(2010) Banci L, Bertini I, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Kozyreva T, Zovo K & Palumaa P. Affinity gradients drive copper to cellular destinations. Nature, 465:645-648

Awards and prizes

During her career she has received prizes and awards, among which the IUPAC "Distinguished Women in Chemistry" award and the "Fiorino d’Oro della Città di Firenze" Gold Medal of the City of Florence in 2015. In 2017 she received the “Instruct Bertini Award” for Integrated Structural Biology and the Premio Scienza Madre in 2018. She is a member of EMBO (European Organization for Molecular Biology) and is the Italian delegate at the Council of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

 

Oriana Bandiera
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: contracts, economic development, labor economics, organizations

Keywords: governments, incentives, institutions, poverty, social connections

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Chair Sir Anthony Atkinson at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan, respectively in 1993 and 1994, she completed her education through a PhD in Economics at Boston College (USA), in 2000. From 1999 to 2007 she was lecturer in Economics at London School of Economics (UK) and reader in Economics until 2010 in the same. From 2010 to 2017 she was Professor of Economics and from 2017 she has been Sir Anthony Atkinson chair in Economics at the London School of Economics. She has been visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago (2003), New York University (2004), Institute for International Economic Studies in Stockholm (2004 and 2006), Bocconi University (2005), Yale University (2005) and Northwestern University (2007) Currently she is also Director of the Suntory and Toyota International Centers for Economics and Related Disciplines (London), Co-Director of the State Capabilities Program at the International Growth Center (London) and of the Development Research Program at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London).

Scientific results

Oriana Bandiera has concentrated its research on the analysis of organizations and labor markets in different contexts, especially in poor and developing countries. In particular, she studied the role of economic incentives and material remuneration, and not, within public and private organizations. In this way, she highlighted the importance of adequate motivation in the selection process of public employees and in the performance of their duties. Similar themes have been applied to the industrial sector, and in particular to the introduction of social incentives in companies and in the workplace, and to the conduct of managers. One of the most recent projects in this field concerns the formation of "altruistic capital", or accumulable social motivation, but also exhaustive, through the fulfillment, or lack, of altruistic acts, that is directed to the good functioning of the community. In the field of labor markets, research on the importance of transferring skills and durable goods to women generally employed in low-return activities, aimed at an efficient allocation of time in work, and a definitive exit is particularly relevant. from poverty. Other topics of study are female affirmation, the importance of social connections and the role of governments in economic development. Her research is largely carried out through the use of empirical methods applied in the field, such as randomized controlled trials.

Editorial work and publications

Oriana Bandiera is co-editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and Economics. She is a member of the European Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society. In addition, she is on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Journal, Economics and Journal of the European Economic Association.
She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) Ashraf N, Bandiera O. Altruistic Capital. American Economic Review, vol. 107(5): 70-75.

(2016) Bandiera O, Burgess R, Das N, Gulesci S, Rasul I, Sulaiman M. Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies.Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 132(2): 811-870.

(2015) Bandiera O, Guiso L, Prat A, Sadun R. Matching Firms, Managers and Incentives. Discussion Paper 7207 Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 33(3): 623-681.

(2014) Ashraf N, Bandiera O, Jack K. No Margin, no mission? A field experiment for public service delivery. Journal of Public Economics, vol. 120(C): 1-17.

(2013) Bandiera O, Barankay I, Rasul I. Team Incentives: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 11(5): 1079-1114.

(2011) Bandiera O, Levy G. Diversity and the power of the elites in democratic societies: Evidence from Indonesia. Journal of Public Economics, vol. 95(11): 1322-1330.

(2010) Bandiera O, Barankay I, Rasul I.Social Incentives in the Workplace. Review of Economic Studies, vol. 77(2): 417-458.

(2009) Bandiera O, Prat A, Valletti T. Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a Policy Experiment. American Economic Review, vol. 99(4): 1278-1308.

(2009) Bandiera O, Barankay I, Rasul I. Social Connections and Incentives in the Workplace: Evidence from Personnel Data. Econometrics, vol. 77(4): 1047-1094.

(2008) Bandiera O, Barankay I, Rasul I. Social capital in the workplace: Evidence on its formation and consequences. Labour Economics, vol. 15(4): 724-748.

(2007) Bandiera O, Branka, I, Rasul I. Incentives for Managers and Inequality Among Worker: Evidence from a Firm Level Experiment. Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 122(2):729-775.

(2006) Bandiera O, Rasul I. Social Networks and the Adoption of New Technology in Northern Mozambique.Economic Journal, vol. 116(514): 862-902.

(2005)  Bandiera O, Barankay I, Rasul I. Social Preferences and the Response to Incentives: Evidence from Personnel Data. Quarterly Journal of Economics.vol. 120(3): 917-962.

(2003) Bandiera O. Private States and the Enforcement of Property Rights: Theory and Evidence on the origins of the Sicilian mafia. Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, vol. 19(1): 218-244.

Awards and prizes

She is a fellow of the British Academy, Econometric Society, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Bureau for the Analysis of Economic Development (BREAD), Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Center for Ecomic Studies (CESIfo), Innovation for Poverty Action ( IPA). JPAL Europe and European Development Research Network (EUDN). She was the winner of numerous awards, including the Carlo Alberto medal, awarded every two years to an Italian citizen under the age of 40 for research in economics.

Anna Barbati
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: forestry science

Keywords: biodiversity, remote sensing, resilience

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Associate Professor in Forest Planning and Silviculture at the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy).

Professional career

Associate Professor at DIBAF (Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems) of the University of Tuscia since 2016, she is currently Project Coordinator of the EU-funded project PREVAIL (PREVention Action Increases Large fire response preparedness), and Principal Investigator of the projects REFORM (Increasing resilience of forest mixtures) and FREShLIFE (Demonstrating Remote Sensing integration in sustainable forest management). From 2010 to 2016 Assistant professor at the Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF) of the University of Tuscia. 

She holds a Degree in Forest Science at the University of Florence (1996) and a Professional Master in “Remote sensing and natural resources evaluation” from the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare (Florence) (1997); a PhD in Forest Economics and Planning from the University of Florence (2001) and a II level Master Degree in “Landscape ecology and environmental planning” from La Sapienza University of Rome (2007).

Scientific results

Her main research interests concern the application of (satellite and drone) remote sensing and forest sampling strategies to forest resources monitoring. As consultant for the UNECE/FAO Timber Section and European Environment Agency, she contributed to the development of the European Forest Types, a forest classification framework for reporting on indicators of sustainable forest management in Europe.

She has participated in three national and international research projects on the topic of wildfire management in the Mediterranean region, where she tested remote sensing technologies (multispectral optical data and LIDAR) for mapping forest fuel types, as a means to support fire behaviour modelling through computer-based simulators. She has also been working on understanding the relationships between frequency and recurrence of forest fires and fuel and landscape determinants of fire ignition and propagation, in order to support decision-making on forest fire risk prevention on a large-scale through fuel management interventions. Other recent research interests include the interactions between biodiversity (number of forest tree species and forest ecosystem structure heterogeneity), ecosystem services (wood and non-wood products, forest biomass, carbon sequestration, habitat provision) and forest resilience to climate change.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of some100 scientific and technical publications, among others:

 

 

[2018] Bagaram M.B.1, Giuliarelli D., Chirici G., Giannetti F., Barbati A. UAV Remote Sensing for Biodiversity Monitoring: Are Forest Canopy Gaps Good Covariates? Remote Sensing, 10, 1397.

[2018] Barbati A, Scarascia Mugnozza G, Ayan S, Blasi E, Calama R, Canaveira P, Cicatiello C, Collalti A, Corona P, del RíoM, DucciF, PeruginiL. Adaptation and mitigation. In: FAO and Plan Bleu. 2018. State of Mediterranean Forests 2018. Food and Agriculture Organization of theUnited Nations, Rome and Plan Bleu, Marseille: 128-146

[2015] Barbati A, Corona P, D’amato E, Cartisano R. Is Landscape a Driver of Short-term Wildfire Recurrence? LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, 40 (1): 99-108. 

[2014] Corona P, Ferrari B, Cartisano R, Barbati A. Calibration assessment of forest flammability potential in Italy. IFOREST, 7: 300-305

[2014] Barbati A, Marchetti M., Chirici G., Corona P. European Forest Types and Forest Europe SFM indicators: Tools for monitoring progress on forest biodiversity conservation.FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 321: 145-157

[2013] Chiriacò MV, Perugini L, Cimini D, D’Amato E, Valentini R, Bovio G, Corona P, Barbati A (2013). Comparison of approaches for reporting forest fire-related biomass loss and greenhouse gas emissions in southern Europe. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE, 22(6): 730-738.

[2013] Barbati A, Chirici G, Corona P, Montaghi A, Travaglini D (2009). Area-based assessment of forest standing volume by field measurements and airborne laser scanner data. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 30 (19): 5177-5194.

[2011] Corona P., Chirici G., McRoberts R.E., Winter S., Barbati A. Contribution of large-scale forest inventories to biodiversity assessment and monitoring. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 262, p. 2061-2069, ISSN: 0378-1127, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.08.044

 [2008] Lamonaca A, Corona P, Barbati A. Exploring forest structural complexity by multi-scale segmentation of VHR imagery. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, vol. 112, p. 2839-2849, ISSN: 0034-4257

Awards and prizes

Coordinator of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Unit 8.02.01 - Key factors and ecological functions for forest biodiversity and Member of the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences since 2010.

Flavia Barca
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: cultural economics, media economics

Keywords: cultural heritage

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

President of Acume - www.acume.netand Member of the Italian Film and Audiovisual Council at Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities in Italy (Mibac), the independent consultative body to the Italian Minister of Culture.

Professional career

Flavia Barca is an expert in cultural policies, cultural economics, and media economics. 

She served as Deputy Mayor for Culture in the Rome City Council, and has collaborated as an expert for the UNESCO Institute of Statistics and many Italian and international institutions, as well as serving as a consultant and trainer for universities and public and private bodies. She taught Media and ICT Economics at the Media Studies Faculty of Rome University “La Sapienza”and at Teramo University. 

She has conducted extensive research for both public and commercial broadcasters, as well as authoring various audiovisual production projects. She worked as Director at IEM (the Fondazione Rosselli Institute of Media Economics) and managed a large number of research projects in various sectors of the Communications and Creative Industries. Her main areas of work include: culture, development and regional smart-specialization strategies; the economics of media groups and markets; the impact of the media and communications industry on the social and economic fabric of the country; the concept of public service and its reshaping in a new digital habitat; public investments and policies in sustaining culture and creative industries.

She graduated in Liberal Arts at Roma Tre University and received an MA in Communication Policy Studies from City University, London. 

Scientific results

She is specialised in desk and field analysis of cultural and creative SMEs. Among other projects, she conducted the first broad study about the Local TV Sector, the Videogame Sector and the TV Production Sector in Italy, combining theoretical and empirical approaches. She also carried out the first analytic study in Italy on public investments and European funds (2007-2013) in the cultural and creative industries.

More recently, she has concentrated her research on three main themes: promoting projects and research in cultural heritage and territorial development; monitoring and evaluating cultural planning and public policies; promoting gender equality.

Editorial work and publications

Her latest publications include: L’impresa culturale attrattiva e generativa di valore nel Mezzogiorno, in Territori della cultura, n.34, anno 2018, p. 92-97; Le diseguaglianze di genere nella società dello spettacolo in Economia della Cultura, 1-2/2018, pp. 163-172, Il Mulino; L’Anno Europeo del Patrimonio Culturale (The European Year of Cultural Heritage) in Digicult, Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures, vol. 2 n. 3, 2017 http://www.digitcult.com/;Public Service Media and the Common Good in Digicult, Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures, Special Issue, vol. 1 n. 1, 2016 http://www.digitcult.com/;The Television Production Sector in Italy and the Challenges of Globalization in Albarran, Faustino and Santos, “The Media as a Driver of Information Society” (MediaXXI Collection, FormalPress Group, Lisbon, 2009).

Awards and prizes

She is  Member of the Scientific Committee of JOCIS - Journal of Creative Industries and Cultural Studies: https://www.mediaxxi.com/journal-of-creative-industries-and-cultural-studies/, Member of the Scientific Committee of Digitcultwww.digitcult.com, Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Economia della Culturawww.economiadellacultura.it, Member of the David di Donatello Academy and Jury.

 

Stefania Benaglia
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International politics area

Competences: European Union, foreign and security policy, public diplomacy

Keywords: Asia, EU foreign and security policy, EU-India Relations

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Senior Expert, EU Public Diplomacy and Outreach in India. Associate Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Associate Fellow,Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI).

Professional career

Stefania Benaglia holds an MA in Strategic Studies from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, an MA in International Development from the University of Pavia and a BA in International Relations from the University of Bologna. She also studied and worked in Israel (International Institute of Counter-Terrorism), USA (Italian Embassy, SAIS and San Francisco State University), France (Science Po Grenoble) and Spain (Leonardo da Vinci programme). In 2009 Stefania moved to Brussels to join the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and then the European Commission (EC), working for the Political & Security Committee (PSC) team and representing the EC at the Political-Military Group (PMG). Between 2014 – 2017 she moved to Delhi, working on EU-India defence cooperation for Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.  In 2017 she moved back to Brussels. She is Senior Expert in the Public Diplomacy Project of the European Union Delegation to India, Research Associate at Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Associate Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). She also consult for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Scientific results

Stefania Benaglia research focuses on Foreign and Security policy and EU-India relations. Her approach uses scenario buildings to define clear and coordinated strategic objectives, identification of key stakeholders, and strategy outline.  She also research how to affect change and be an effective policy entrepreneurs.

Editorial work and publications

Stefania Benaglia regularly publishes policy papers for leading Think Tanks (IAI - Roma, CEPS - Bruxelles e ORF- Delhi), as well as OpEds.

[2019] Benaglia S., Is Italy reshaping China-EU relations? April 1, 2019, orfonline.org

[2019] Benaglia S., India-Pakistan: dal confronto ad un nuovo processo di paceMarch 3,  Affarinternazionali.it

[2018] Benaglia S., Modi-Conte meeting strengthens Indo-Italian relations, 30 October, orfonline.org

[2018] Benaglia S., EU strategy for connectivity in Asia presented at the 12th ASEM Summit, 20 October, orfonline.org

[2018] Benaglia S., Italy and the EU: Brussels must start thinking outside the box, 6 June, orfonline.org

[2017] Benaglia S., EU-India summit: slow progress, except for security deal, 9 October, euobserver.com

[2017] Benaglia S., UE-India: Federica Mogherini a Nuova Delhi, 23 April, affarinternazionali.it

[2017] Benaglia S, Casarini N. & Patil S., Moving Forward EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and Emerging Issues,February, Ed. Nuova Cultura

[2016] Benaglia S., Ungaro A. EU-India defence cooperation: A European Perspective, December ‘16, Istituto Affari Internazionali Working Paper

[2016] Benaglia S., How to boost EU– India relations, 29 March, CEPS

Awards and prizes

In 2007 she was awarded of Enzo Grilli Fellowship. In 2019 she was nominated as Top 40 Under 40 EU India Leader.

Ariela Benigni
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: molecular biology

Keywords: cell regeneration, kidney diseases, kidneys, kidney transplant, rejection, stamina cells

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Scientific Secretary of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research and Research Coordinator, Bergamo and Ranica (BG) site.

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Biological Science from the University of Milan, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She spent time abroad training and was then awarded a doctoral fellowship at the Centre Regional de Transfusion Sanguigne in Strasbourg, at Guy’s Hospital in London and at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her research group focuses on regenerative medicine and studies whether stem cells can be used to treat acute and chronic kidney diseases, and how the kidney can repair itself.

Scientific results

Her research focuses on understanding how kidney diseases develop and on the mechanisms of progression that damage the kidney and lead to renal function decline. In the field of transplant rejection, she was among the first to successfully apply gene therapy through viral vectors to prevent the rejection of solid organ transplants without the need of immunosuppressants.

Between 2007 and 2012 she was a consultant for the WHO for a multicentre observational study on the predictive uses of angiogenic factors for the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia. In connection with this study, she was made a Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, in 2007. She took part of the Visiting Committee of AERES – Agence d’Évaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supèrieur – to evaluate scientists at the Hôpital Necker in Paris. She has been a Program Committee Member at the two most important international nephrology meetings (the World Congress of Nephrology, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa and the 2016 American Society of Nephrology Meeting, Chicago, USA). Since 2017 she has been a member of the Innovation and Discovery Task Force of the American Society of Nephrology.

Editorial work and publications

Ariela Benigni has been a member of a number of editorial committees for international scientific journals: Associate Editor at Kidney International, Journal of Nephrology, International Journal of Artificial Organs; and Academic Editor at Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, PeerJ and Plos One. Since January 2015 she is the Editor in Chief of Nephron.

She is the author of over 290 scientific articles published in international scientific journals.

 

Awards and prizes

In 2012 she received the Merit Award from Bergamo City Hall for her contributions to science.

 

 

(2018) Ciampi O, Romano E, Benigni A, Tomasoni S. Generation of two isogenic iPS cell lines (IRFMNi002-A and IRFMNi002-B) from a patient affected by Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis carrying a heterozygous c.565G>A mutation in PAX2 gene. Stem Cell Research 33:175-179.

(2017) Perico L, Morigi M, Rota C, Breno M, Mele C, Noris M, Introna M, Capelli C, Longaretti L, Rottoli D, Conti S, Corna D, Remuzzi G, Benigni A. Human mesenchymal stromal cells transplanted into mice stimulate renal tubular cells and enhance mitochondrial function. Nature Communications 8:983.

(2016) Perico L, Conti S, Benigni A, Remuzzi G. Podocyte-actin dynamics in health and disease. Nature Reviews Nephrology,12:692-710.

(2015) Morigi M, Perico L, Rota C, Longaretti L, Conti S, Rottoli D, Novelli R, Remuzzi G, Benigni A, Sirtuin 3-dependent mitochondrial dynamic improvements protect against acute kidney injury. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 125:715-726.

(2014) Benigni A, Gagliardini E, Remuzzi G, Abatacept in B7-1-positive proteinuric kidney disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 370:1261-1263.

Graziella Bertocchi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: macroeconomics, political economy

Keywords: demographics, family, gender, inheritance, institutions, migrants, political power, slavery

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Full professor of political economy and director of RECent, a research center of the Marco Biagi Department of Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Professional career

After an undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Modena in 1980, she obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (USA). Between 1987 and 1993 she was an assistant professor at Brown University in Providence (USA). In 1993 she became an associate, and in 2000 a full professor, in Modena. She has been a visiting professor at several institutions including the University of Oslo, European University Institute, Royal Holloway-University of London, New York University, IGIER-Bocconi and Université Catholique de Louvain. She has coordinated the Group of Evaluation Experts for the Economics and Statistics Area within the 2011-2014 Italian National Research Evaluation run by ANVUR.

Scientific results

Graziella Bertocchi’s research belongs to the fields of political economy and macroeconomics, with a focus on the interactions between economic development and institutions in a historical perspective. In particular, she has studied the determinants and consequences of the empowerment of social groups such as women, youths, ethnic minorities, and migrants. For instance, in a recent paper she has coded the citinzenship laws applied across countries and analyzed their evolution in the face of migration flows, taking into account other factors such as the legal tradition, the level of democracy, the demographic equilibrium, the structure of the welfare state, and geo-political stability. She has also contributed to the analysis of wealth inequality and its link with inheritance systems and taxation showing that, historically, primogeniture favored wealth concentration and that the current decline in inheritance taxation can be explained by a relative decrease in inequality. In another complementary research line she has focused on family structure and the determinants of gender gaps, in terms of education, financial decisions, and sexual behavior. In particular, she has shown how in Africa the spread of polygyny is associated, especially for women, with marital infidelity and vulnerability to HIV contagion. 

Editorial work and publications

Graziella Bertocchi has authored many publications, including the following:

(2015) Bertocchi G, Gambardella A, Jappelli T, Nappi C, Peracchi F. Bibliometric Evaluation vs. Informed Peer Review: Evidence from Italy. Research Policy, 44:451-466.

(2015) Bertocchi G, Dimico A. Slavery, Education, and Inequality. European Economic Review, 70:197-209.

(2014) Bertocchi G, Brunetti M, Torricelli C. Who Holds the Purse Strings within the Household? The Determinants of Intra-family Decision Making. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 101:65-86.

(2006) Bertocchi G. The Law of Primogeniture and the Transition from Landed Aristocracy to Industrial Democracy. Journal of Economic Growth, 11:41-68.

(2002) Bertocchi G, Canova F. Did Colonization Matter for Growth? An Empirical Exploration into the Historical Causes of Africa's Underdevelopment. European Economic Review, 46:1851-1871.

Awards and prizes

Graziella Bertocchi is a fellow of Academia Europaea, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Institute for the Study of Labor, Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics, Dondena Gender Initiative, and Global Labor Organization. She is a member of the Standing Committee on Women in Economics of the European Economic Association. She was invited to deliver the Julian Simon Lecture at the 12th IZA Annual Migration Meeting in Dakar in 2015 and the Keynote Lecture at the 29th Meeting of the German-Israeli Foundation on Understanding Contemporary Migration in Jerusalem in 2008. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francesca Bettio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: gender economy, labor economics, population economy

Keywords: caring economics, prostitution

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Full professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Political Economy and Statistics, University of Siena, Italy

Professional career

Francesca Bettio graduated in political science, economics major, from the University of Bologna, then in economics from the University of Naples (Portici), London School of Economics (MSc) and University of Cambridge (GB)(PhD). Her doctoral thesis was published by Clarendon Press (Oxford) in 1988. In 1984, she resumed teaching in Italian universities as researcher in Rome (La Sapienza) and as associate professor in Salerno and Siena, where she was appointed full professor in 2000. Besides long years of postgraduate training in the UK, she also spent research and teaching periods in Europe, the US and Africa at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research (New York), the American University (Washington), St. Antony’s College (Oxford), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo) and Cape Town University.

Since her Ph.D. in the early eighties, she has collaborated intensely with the European Commission. Since 1996 she has periodically coordinated networks of community experts formed from time to time to assist the Commission on the topics of female work and gender equality at the Directorate-Generals for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and for Justice and Consumers. During more than 30 years of EC activity, she has expounded at many EC summits, publishing many research monographs in collaboration with Alina Verashchagina and other experts. Nine of them were published in EC or EU journals or volumes. She has also offered consultancy and research for Italian local government, especially on the question of gender budgets. In 2000 she co-founded the website inGenere.it to which she contributes regularly.

Scientific results

In the volume based on her doctoral thesis, she offered the first historical reconstruction of the evolution of female employment and salary gender gaps in Italy from the industrial revolution to the 1980s. In this volume and theoretically, she contributed to debate on the factors influencing pay and earnings disparity between men and women and the sex-typing of jobs (occupational segregation), developing what has come to be called the low value added hypothesis.

In the early 1990s, she and Paola Villa developed a Mediterranean model of female participation in the work force and fertility, which drew the attention of scholars to the paradoxical pattern of low employment/low fertility in Mediterreanean countries in contrast with high employment/high fertility in northern countries. The idea created a ripple in the literature and is still topical. Later, in collaboration with experts, including Janneke Plantenga, Paola Villa and Annamaria Simonazzi, she developed a taxonomy of “care regimes” that continues to have a substantial following in the international literature, and in the specific case of elderly care helped introduce the so-called migrant in the family model.

Finally, stimulus received in EC circles was determinant for two lines of research that are proving fertile. The first rests on evidence that the pension disparity between men and women is still very high in Europe, and that in Italy it is even higher than labour earnings disparities. The second concerns links between violence against women, economic status of women and gender equality in general. An important result emerged in a recent collaboration with colleagues Gianni Betti and Elisa Ticci: a methodological innovation enabling measurement of degrees of violence made it possible to show that countries “more equal” from the gender viewpoint tend to have lower indices of domestic violence.

Editorial work and publications

Francesca Bettio is author or co-author of more than 70 publications, including articles, books and research monographs. Five are listed below.

(2018) Bettio F, Ticci E, Betti G. A fuzzy set approach to measuring violence against women and its severity. GLO Discussion Papers, 171.

(2017) Bettio F, Della Giusta M, Di Tommaso ML. Sex Work and Trafficking. Moving beyond Dichotomies. Feminist Economics, 23 (3).

(2013) Bettio F, Tinios P. The Gender Gap In Pensions. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

(2013) Bettio F, Corsi M, D'Ippoliti C, Lyberaki A, Samek Lodovici M, Verashchagina A. The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Situation of Women and Men and on Gender Equality Policies. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

(2010) Bettio F, Kanti Nandi T. Evidence on Women Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation. A Rights-Based Approach. European Journal of Law and Economics, 29 (1).

(2009) Bettio F, Di Tommaso ML, Shima I, Strom S. As Bad as It Gets. Well-Being Deprivation of Sexually Exploited Trafficked Women. European Journal of Political Economy, 25 (2).

(2009) Bettio F, Verashchagina A. Gender Segregation in the Labour Market: Root Causes, Implications and Policy Responses in the EU. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

(2006) Bettio F, Villa P,  Simonazzi A Change in Care Regimes and Female Migration. Journal of European Social Policy, 16 (3).

(2004) Bettio F, Plantenga J. Comparing Care Regimes in Europe. Feminist Economics, 10 (1).

(1998) Bettio F, Villa P. A Mediterranean Perspective on the Break-Down of the Relationship between Participation and Fertility. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 22 (2).

(1988) Bettio F. The Sexual Division of Labour, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

 

 

 

Francesca Biancani
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International politics area

Competences: History, Institutions and Societies of the Modern and Contemporary Middle East, History of Middle East, History of the International Relations of the Middle East

Keywords: biopolitics, cosmopolitism, egypt, Empire, gender issues, modernity, Nation

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Bologna University. 

Professional career

Francesca Biancani graduates in Oriental History at Bologna University in 2003. She then continues her studies at SOAS (School of Oriental Studies) in London where she obtains her MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies in 2005. In 2012 she gets a PhD in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Studies. She starts teaching ME history and International Relations at Bologna University in 2010. In 2017 she is visiting post-doc researcher at IFAO  (Institut français d’archéologie orientale) and CEDEJ (Centre d'études et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales), Cairo, Egypt. From November 2018 she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Bologna University. 

Scientific results

Francesca Biancani is an expert on Middle Eastern modern and contemporary history, institutions and societies. Her main research focus so far is ME colonial history, with a special interest for colonial and semi-colonial Egypt (1882-1952) and the role bio-political concepts such gender, sex, and race played within the making of local governmentality and vernacular modernity/ies. Her main contribution to her field of expertise to date is her book “Sex Work in Colonial Egypt. Women, Modernity and the Global Economy” (IB Tauris 2018), a history of sex work regulation in colonial Cairo as a bio-political project serving a fundamental role, it is argued, in making sense of Egyptian modernity at the junction between imperial and nationalist politics. A further research line partly stemming from the previous one explores the link between gender, mobility and labour and looks at the role of female trans-Mediterranean migration in the making of the Egyptian cosmopolitan order from the last quarter of the 19thcentury until the first half of the 20thcentury. Francesca Biancani is currently working on a European Research Council (ERC) grant proposal submission about everyday cosmopolitanism, normative constructions and from below- practices of citizenship and nationality in interwar Egypt based on the systematic and innovative analysis of previously overlooked consular records. 

Other current topics of research: diachronic analysis of statecraft and sovereignty in the Middle East, politics of memory and nostalgia in the contemporary Middle East.  

Editorial work and publications

[2018] Biancani, F, Sex Work in Colonial Egypt. Women, Modernity and the Global Economy. IB Tauris: London. 

[2017] Biancani, F, and Hammad, H.  ‘Prostitution in Cairo’, in M. Rodriguez Garcia, L. Heerma van Voss, E. van Nederveen Meerkerk (eds),“Selling Sex in the City: a Global History of Prostitution, 1600a-2000s”. Leiden: Brill, 233-260.  

 [2017] Biancani, F, Genere, mobilità e razza nelle migrazioni trans-mediterranee tra la fine del XIX e l’inizio del XX secolo: il caso delle Aleksandrinke in Egitto, in Afriche e Orienti, 2: 104-122. 

[2017] Biancani, F, Politiche della nostalgia, cosmopolitismo neoliberista e la nuova Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in Afriche e Orienti1: pp. 17-34. 

[2015] Biancani, F, ‘International Migration and Sex Work in Early Twentieth Century Cairo’, in L. Kozma, A. Witznisher, C. Schayegh (eds.) A Global Middle East, Mobility, Materiality, and Culture in the Modern Age. London:I.B. Tauris, 109-133. 

[2015] Biancani, F, (2015) ‘Globalization, Gender, and Labour in Cosmopolitan Egypt, 1860-1937’, in M. Milharčič Hladnik (ed.) From Slovenia toEgypt: Aleksandrinke’s Trans-Mediterranean Domestic Workers’ Migration and National Imagination, Gottingen: V & R Unipress,207-229 

[2013] Biancani, F, (2013) Egitto, la transizione impossibile, Afriche e Orienti,1-2: 114-122.

Margherita Bianchi
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International politics area

Competences: climate, energy, European Politics and Integration, European Union

Keywords: climate political, energy policy, energy security, euro-med relations, transatlantic relations

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Jr Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Professional career

She holds a BA obtained cum laude in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholic University, Milan campus, concluded with an exchange in Paris in her last year. In the following three years she specialized in Rome and Brussels, completing two masters in EU studies and EU law. During her studies she engaged in some traineeship experiences, including United Nations (UN Environment), IAI, the European Parliament. At the Parliament she afterwards worked for about two years as a Junior Policy Advisor for an Italian MEP, dealing with the dossiers within the ENVI parliamentary committee (Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety) and the ITRE parliamentary committee (on Industry, Research and Energy), working in the Parliamentary Intergroup "for Long-term Investments and Reindustrialization" and in the EU-China and EU-US Delegations. In 2017 she works at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the task force of the Italian G7 Presidency, in charge of liaising with the Tunisian delegation. From February 2018 she works within the research team of the Italian think tank Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) on several projects, both financed by Italian and European institutions and by the private sector. She has lectured in various Italian universities, including the Catholic University (Milan), the Sant’Anna University in Pisa, the University of Trento, the University of Florence, the University of Perugia, the University of Cagliari.

Scientific results

Her main fields of research concern the dynamics of European integration, with a focus on energy and the environment; the changing geopolitical context related to the evolution of the energetic sector and the fight against climate change; the regional developments related to energy security, decarbonisation and access to energy resources. She is interested, studies and writes on issues concerning the Italian foreign policy and the European political dynamics, as well as on the relations between Member States and among institutions, and transatlantic relations. At IAI she has recently worked on a number of projects, including: the "Energy Union Watch", a quarterly report on the state of energy integration at European level; "Medreset", a project financed by the European H2020 fund, which analyses the north-south relation between the shores of the Mediterranean by rethinking the traditional approach and focusing on the local dimension. She is charge for IAI of the online platform "Europea, Parlano i fatti" thought to promote an informative debate on the European Union ahead of the May 2019 European Parliament elections. Among her main activities, she moreover follows the strategic partnership IAI has with Eni, contributing with publications and training activities.  Her most recent research interests and publications concern: the decarbonisation process in Italy, the energy transition in India, the energetic and environmental aspects of Brexit.

Editorial work and publications

She has authored scientific publications and articles in both Italian and international journals and online magazines, including:

"AffarInternazionali"www.affarinternazionali.it

"Sicurezza e Giustizia" www.sicurezzaegiustizia.com

Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) www.iai.it

Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) www.ispionline.it

Climate Diplomacy Platform - Adelphi www.climate-diplomacy.org

NATO Defense College www.ndc.nato.int

The International Spectator (Routledge)

Awards and prizes

In October 2018 she was chosen by the think tank of the European Commission (EPSC) for one week of debates on the future of Europe, with European Commissioners, senior officials, journalists, influential think tankers. She has participated as Italian representative alongside 27 young professionals from the other EU member countries. The debates ultimately ended up with a detailed list of priorities and policy recommendations for the next Commission (and Parliament).

In April 2019, under the auspices of the European Commission and of Vice-President Sefkovic, she was selected by the Greek Energy Forum as "future leader" of the Energy Union and has thus participated in a three-day discussion on the state of the art and future steps for a stronger energy integration in South Eastern Europe.

Cinzia Bianco
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International politics area

Competences: Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf

Keywords: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oil, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Senior Analyst at Gulf State Analytics and Researcher at the University of Exeter.

Professional career

Cinzia Bianco is a PhD candidate in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, where she is working on a thesis on the evolution of threat perceptions in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council after the 2011 Arab uprisings. She is also a Senior Analyst on the Arabian Peninsula at the geopolitical risk consultancy Gulf State Analytics, based in Washington D.C. Between 2013 and 2014, she was posted in the GCC region as a research fellow for the European Commission's project on EU-GCC relations 'Sharaka'. Between 2015 and 2017 she has been a Non-Resident Research Fellow at TRENDS Research & Advisory in Abu Dhabi.. She has published academic articles on the politics of security in the Arabian Peninsula in journals such as International Affairs and Middle East Policy, book chapters on relations between Europe and the Gulf, and analytical reports for think tanks located in Europe, the United States and the Gulf on domestic policies of the GCC countries. She has spoken at public events cross Europe and the Gulf, including at a Chaham House (London), l’Al Jazeera Forum (Doha), la Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (Paris), il National Defence College (Abu Dhabi). Cinzia holds a Master of Arts in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London.

Scientific results

In the early years, Cinzia’s research focused on relations between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council, with specific reference to economic relations and join projects for socio-economic developments. However, ramifications on political relations were clearly prominent, and her research largely included them. As a research fellow for the European Commission’s project on EU-GCC relations “Sharaka”, her papers were strongly policy-oriented and were provided to the community of policy-makers within the European Union, to inform the establishment of future projects of cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council. Later, Cinzia’s research turned towards regional politics and security in the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, no longer producing policy papers but instead writing analytical papers for stakeholders in both the private and public sector and academic papers to contribute to the debate on the contemporary policies of the monarchies.

Editorial work and publications

A selection of Cinzia’s publications include:

 

[2018] Bianco, C. and Roberts D. Britain and the Gulf: Ties that Bind?in External Powers in the Gulf, ed. by Fulton, J. and Li-Chen G., Routledge, August. 

[2018] Bianco, C., Gulf Security After 2011: A Threat Analysis, Middle East Policy, 25, 2, , 4 June, Paged 27-41, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mepo.12340

[2018] Bianco, C. and Stansfield G., The intra-GCC crises: mapping GCC fragmentation after 2011,  International Affairs, 94, 3, 1 May, Pages 613–635, https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiy025”

[2017] Bianco, C., “The Intra-GCC Crisis: Domestic, Regional and International Layers”, Istituto Affari Internazionali, June, http://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/intra-gcc-crisis-domestic-regional-and-international-layers

[2017] Bianco, C “Il prossimo Re dell’Arabia Saudita” in “Arabia (non solo) Saudita”, Limes 3/17, April, Roma.

[2016] Bianco, C. and Cafiero G. “Regional Turmoil Threatens Kuwait’s Calm”, Middle East Institute, Washington D.C, March, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/regional-turmoil-threatens-kuwait%E2%80%99s-calm

[2015]Bianco, C., “The European Union in the Gulf.” in "The United Statesand the GulfShiftingPressures, Strategies and Alignments. ed. by Tim Niblock / Steven Hook. Berlin : GerlachPress, 2015. 

[2015] Bianco, C., “(Petro)pecunia non olet” in “La strategia della paura”, Limes 11/15, Dicembre, Roma http://www.limesonline.com/cartaceo/petropecunia-non-olet?prv=true 

[2015] Bianco, C. “L’Iran normale divide gli arabi del Golfo”, in “Le guerre islamiche”, Limes 9/15, Ottobre, Roma http://www.limesonline.com/cartaceo/liran-normale-divide-gli-arabi-del-golfo?prv=true

[2015] Bianco, C. "Dallo Yemen al Golfo i sauditi attaccano perchè sono deboli" in “La radice quadrata del caos”, Limes 5/15, Giugno, Roma.

[2015] Bianco, C. "Qatar contro Emirati Arabi Uniti: una guerra per procura sui fronti caldi della Libia" in "Chi ha paura del Califfo?" Limes 3/2015, Marzo, Roma, http://www.limesonline.com/cartaceo/qatar-contro-emirati-arabi-uniti-una-guerra-per-procura-sui-fronti-caldi-della-libia?prv=true

Awards and prizes

In 2014, she became one of the youngest women ever accepted as speakers at the Gulf Research Meeting (University of Cambridge). She represented Italy at the G8 & G20 Youth Summits in 2011 and 2012, in the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Commission respectively.

Magda Bianco
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: consumer protection, finance, regulation

Keywords: ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolutions), finance, financial education, gender, governance, institutions, justice, protection

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Head of the Bank of Italy's Customer Protection and Anti-Money Laundering Service

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bergamo in 1985, she continued her education with a master's and doctorate in Economics at the London School of Economics. In 1989 she joined the Research Department of the Bank of Italy, where she worked until 1999 in the Sectoral and Territorial Analysis Offices and then Flows and Financial Structures (which she has held since 1997); then, since 1999, in the new unit of Economic Law, which she has managed since 2007. Since 2014 she has been the Head of the Customer Protection and Anti-Money Laundering Service, created that year within the Banking Supervision. During the course she taught at the University of Bergamo and Tor Vergata, she was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and Economic Councilor of the Minister of Justice.

Scientific results

The research activity has followed the professional path. In the early years it concerned issues of industrial economics, aimed at analyzing the Italian productive structure. A series of works, started with a joint research group Banca d’Italia - Consob - other researchers, was then dedicated to building original information and analyzing the governance of Italian companies and banks; some reform proposals have emerged. A third area concerned regulation and the role of institutions. The in-depth analyzes and analyzes in particular in the field of civil justice - carried out also with other researchers of the Bank of Italy - were the basis for identifying (and in some cases dealing with) different criticalities of the system. The coordination of an extensive research project on the role of women in the Italian economy (with over 20 contributions by researchers) provided original analysis on the situation in Italy, the causes and possible policy responses. Finally, recently, the analyzes and interventions concern the subjects covered by the institutional role: the protection of banking customers, financial education, anti-money laundering, and have resulted in an increasingly targeted supervisory activity.

Editorial work and publications

Her main publications are:

Le principali pubblicazioni di Magda Bianco sono:

(2017)L’arbitro bancario finanziario a sette anni dalla nascita, in R. Lener, A. Pozzolo (a cura di) I metodi alternativi di risoluzione delle controversie (ADR), I quaderni di Minerva Bancaria, settembre 2017.

(2013) Bianco M, Lotti F, Zizza R. Le donne e l’economia italiana. Questioni di economia e finanza, Banca d’Italia, n. 171.

(2012) Bianco M, Napolitano G.The Italian administrative system. A source of competitive disadvantage, in (a cura di G. Toniolo), Handbook of the Italian Economy since Unification, Oxford University Press.

(2012) Bianco M, Ciavarella A, Signoretti R, Women on boards in Italy. Rivista di politica economica, Apr/June 2012.

(2011) Bianco M, Golinelli R, Parigi G. Family firms’ investments, uncertainty and opacity. Small Business Economics.

(2010) Bianco M, Sestito P. I servizi pubblici locali. Liberalizzazioni, regolazione, sviluppo industriale, Il Mulino, Bologna.

(2007) Bianco M. La durata (eccessiva) dei procedimenti civili in Italia: offerta, domanda o rito? Rivista di politica economica, Sept/Oct 2007.

(2006) Bianco M, Bianchhi M. Italian corporate governance in the last 15 years: from pyramids to coalitions? ECGI WP n. 144.

(2006) Bianco M., Nicodano G. Pyramidal Groups and Debt. European Economic Review.

(2005) Bianco M, Bianchi M, Giacomelli S, Pacces A, Trento S. Proprietà e controllo delle imprese in Italia. Il Mulino, Bologna.

(2005) Bianco M, Pagano M, Jappelli T. Courts and Banks: Effects of Judicial Enforcement on Credit Markets. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

(2003) Bianco M. L’industria italiana Il Mulino, Bologna.

Awards and prizes

Magda Bianco is a member of the Financial Consumer Protection Network (FinCoNet) and its Advisory Board, of the International Network for Financial Education of the OECD, of the Committee for the promotion and coordination of financial education activities. She is a consultant for the economic policies of the President of the Republic. He received the honor of Knight of the Order "To the Merit of the Italian Republic" and the Minerva Anna Maria Mammoliti Award to the economy in 2013. She is president of the Equal Opportunities Commission of the Bank of Italy.

Ginestra Bianconi
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STEM area: Mathematics

Competences: applied mathematics, statistical mechanics

Keywords: applications to neural networks, cellular molecular networks, complex networks, complex systems, entropy, multilayer networks, network geometry, networks, non-equilibrium models, percolation, social networks

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Reader (Associate Professor) in Applied Mathematics and Head of the Complex Systems and Networks group at Queen Mary University of London, UK

Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, London UK

Professional career

In 1998 Ginestra Bianconi obtained a Laurea in Physics (equivalent to BSc and MSc) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and in 2002 she obtained a PhD in Physics at University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. She has worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Université de Fribourg, Fribourg, CH  (from 2002 to 2003) and at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (from 2003 to 2009). In 2009 she was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Northeastern University, Boston, USA. In 2013 she joined the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), London, UK where since 2015 she is Reader in Applied Mathematics. In 2018 she has been appointed Alan Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and Head of the Complex Systems and Networks group at QMUL.

Scientific results

Ginestra Bianconi’s research focuses on Network Theory,Applied Mathematics and Statistical Mechanics applied to Complex Systems. Networks describe the rich underlying structure of Complex Systems and are formed by the set of elements of the system (nodes) and the interactions among them (links). The most prominent examples of complex networks include the brain and social networks.

Ginestra Bianconi’s research activity in Network Theory is motivated by the urgent need to develop theoretical approaches that address the challenges posed by the complexity of real networks using innovative approaches at the frontier between Applied Mathematics and Statistical Mechanics. Among her most relevant results we mention the Bianconi-Barabási model. This model explains how networks such as the Internet or the World-Wide-Web evolve by establishing a map between the network evolution and the Bose-Einstein condensation, a quantum phenomenon occurring in a gas of Bose particles. Another notable research line of Ginestra Bianconi is the formulation of an information theory of networks based on entropy of network ensembles that can be used to solve inference problems. Recently the research activity of Ginestra Bianconi has focused on multilayer networks that describe systems formed by several interacting networks and on network geometry. Additonally, Ginestra Bianconi has several interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists in neuroscience and informatics and with economists.

Editorial work and publications

Ginestra Bianconi is Editor of Nature Scientific Reports, PloSOne and Entropy. She is author of the book

(2018) Bianconi, G, Multilayer Networks: Structure and Function(Oxford University Press)

 and she has published more than 140 scientific articles including


(2014) Bianconi G, Multilayer networks: Dangerous liaisons? Nature Physics 10: 712.

(2014) Boccaletti S, Bianconi G, Criado R, Del Genio CI, Gómez-Gardenes J, Romance M, Sendina-Nadal I, Wang Z, Zanin M, The structure and dynamics of multilayer networks. Physics Reports, 544(1):1-122.

 

(2009) Bianconi G, Pin P, Marsili M, Assessing the relevance of node features for network structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(28):11433-11438.

(2001) Bianconi G, Barabási A-L, Competition and multiscaling in evolving networks. Europhysics Letter, 54(4):436.

(2001) Bianconi G, Ginestra, Barabási A-L, Bose-Einstein condensation in complex networks. Physical Review Letters, 86(24):5632.

Awards and prizes

Ginestra Bianconi is member of the Network Science Society, the European Complex Systems Society, the London Mathematical Society, the European Physics Society and the European Women in Mathematics Society.

Elena Giovanna Bignami
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: anesthesia, intensive care, peri-operative medicine

Keywords: anesthesia, cardio-protection, halogenated, intensive care, protective ventilation, renal protection

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Ordinary Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Parma

 

Professional career

Graduated in 2000 in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan, in 2004 she achieves the Specialization in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

In the same year she begins her career as a Medical Director at the Department of Anesthesia and Cardiosurgical Intensive Care at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. In addition to the clinical practice she does academic and research activity: she is a professor in the theoretical and practical course "Cardio-Protction" in 2007 and she begins the activity of correlator for the degree and specialization theses. Since 2011 she has been a contract professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University for the School of Specialization Anesthesia and Intensive Care and Cardiac Surgery. In January 2014 she obtains the national scientific qualification, as second-level teacher and, in March 2017, the qualification for the first band. In December of the same year she becomes professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Parma.

Scientific results

Elena Bignami's research activity is mainly focused on Cardio-anesthesia, investigating the factors that can influence the outcome of the patient undergoing cardiac surgery, in particular renal, cardiac and respiratory protection. During her career, which has always supported clinical and academic activities, she participates in numerous international projects, including: The effect of isoflurane on myocardial infarction and mortality in cardiac and non-cardiac surgery. A metaanalysis of randomized controlled studies (2008), Role of endogenous Ouabaina as marker of renal damage in cardiac and vascular surgery (2015), CPBVent (Mechanical Ventilation during cardiac surgery) multicenter randomized controlled trial (2015), Expiratory flow limitation and mechanical ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass in cardiac surgery (2016), Driving Pressure and EFL in Adult Cardiac Surgery (2017).

 

Editorial work and publications

Elena Bignami has contributed to the realization of the following anesthesia and intensive care therapy manuals:

Kirby, Taylor, Civetta (eds), Manual of Intensive Therapy, Italian edition edited by G. Torri, Delfino Editore, Rome, 2002; Church, Melissano, Zangrillo (eds), Thoraco-Abdominal Aorta Surgical and Anesthetic Management, Springer, 2010; De Gaudio, Romagnoli (eds), Neuromuscolar Blocking Agents, Springer, 2017.

She is the author of more than 150 scientific publications in national and international journals, including:

 

(2019) Bellini V, Petroni A, Palumbo G, Bignami E. DATA QUALITY AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY. Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2019 Jan 8.

(2018) Bignami E, Saglietti F, Di Lullo A.Mechanical ventilation management during cardiothoracic surgery: an open challenge. Ann Transl Med. 2018 Oct;6(19):380

(2018) Bignami E, Bellini V.Do We Need Specific Certification to Use Anesthesia Information Management Systems? Anesth Analg. 2018 Oct 30.

(2016) Bignami E, Guarnieri M, Saglietti F, Belletti A, Trumello C, Giambuzzi I, Monaco F, Alfieri O. Mechanical ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 30(6):1668-1675.

(2013) Bignami E, Casamassima N, Frati E, Lanzani C, Corno L, Alfieri O, Gottlieb S, Simonini M, Shah KB, Mizzi A, Messaggio E, Zangrillo A, Ferrandi M, Ferrari P, Bianchi G, Hamlyn JM, Manunta P. Preoperative endogenous ouabain predicts acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery patients. Critical care medicine, 41(3) 744.

(2010) Bignami E, Landoni G, Biondi-Zoccai, Boroli F, Messina M, Dedola E, Nobile L, Buratti L, Sheiban I, Zangrillo A. Epidural analgesia improves outcome in cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 24(4): 586-597.

(2009) Bignami E, Biondi-Zoccai G, Landoni G , Fochi O, Testa V, Sheiban Im Giunta F, Zangrillo A. Volatile anesthetics reduce mortality in cardiac surgery. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 23(5): 594-599.

 

PubMed indexed publications: 129

Scopus publications: 120

H index: 30

Cited times: 2855

Awards and prizes

In December 2017, she was honoured with the "Mimmo Mileto e Salvatore Filocamo" prize for research and scientific innovation. In 2015 she won as Principal Investigator the ESA Research Project Grant in 2016, with the project "VENTilation during Cardio Pulmonary Bypass (CPBVENT 2014) for cardiac surgery: a multicenter randomized controlled trial (N ° clinical trials NCT 02090205)".

The project "The effect of isoflurane on myocardial infarction and mortality in cardiac and non-cardiac surgery. A metanalysis of randomized controlled studies "of which she was Principal Investigator was the winner of the AIFA 2008 Notice for independent research on drugs.

In 2006, she won the prize "Lab Avant Garde How To Do A Research Today: FROM ANESTHESIA TO INTENSIVE THERAPY: WHAT TOMORROW?" with the project: "Effect of moderate hemodilution in Extra-Body Circulation on postoperative outcome in cardiac surgery patients".

Monica Billio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: financial macroeconometrics

Keywords:

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full professor of Econometrics and Head of the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Professional career

She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University Paris Dauphine. She held visiting research positions at Ecole Normale Supérieur de Cachan, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, University of Orleans and Bank of France.

Scientific results

Prof. Billio has published more than 100 technical papers in refereed journals, handbooks, and conference proceedings in the areas of econometrics and financial econometrics, with applications to risk measurement, volatility modelling, financial crisis and systemic risk. She is participating to many research projects financed by the European Commission, Eurostat and the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR). She has been scientific co-coordinator of the SYRTO project, EU-FP7 project devoted to systemic risk measurement (http://syrtoproject.eu) and she is now local coordinator of two H2020-EE-CSA project on Energy Efficiency (EeMAP and EeDaPP, http://energyefficientmortgages.eu).

Editorial work and publications

 

The results of these and other research projects have appeared in peer-refereed journals, including:

(2018 forthcoming) Billio M., R. Casarin, L. Rossini, Bayesian nonparametric sparse VAR models. Journal of Econometrics.

(2018 forthcoming) Bianchi D, Billio M, Casarin R e Guidolin M. Modeling Systemic Risk with Markov Switching Graphical SUR Models. Journal of Econometrics.

(2017) Billio M, Donadelli M, Paradiso A e Riedel M. Which Market Integration Measure? Journal of Banking and Finance, 76: 150–174.

(2016) Billio M, Pelizzon L e Savona R. Systemic Risk Tomography: Signals, Measurement and Transmission Channels. ISTE-Elsevier

(2016) Billio M, Casarin R, Ravazzolo F e van Dijk HK, Interconnections between Eurozone and US booms and busts using a Bayesian Panel Markov-Switching VAR model. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 31/7:1352-1370.

(2016) Ahelegbey DF, Billio M e Casarin R. Bayesian Graphical Models for Structural Vector Autoregressive Processes. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 31:357-386.

(2013) Merton RC, Billio M, Getmansky M, Gray D, Lo AW and Pelizzon L. On a New Approach for Analyzing and Managing Macrofinancial Risks. Financial Analysts Journal, 69/2:22-33.

(2013) Billio M, Casarin R,Ravazzolo F e van Dijk HK. Time-varying Combinations of Predictive Densities using Nonlinear Filtering. Journal of Econometrics, 177/2:213-232.

(2012) Billio M, Getmansky M, Lo AW e Pelizzon L. Econometric Measures of Connectedness and Systemic Risk in the Finance and Insurance Sectors. Journal of Financial Economics, 104:535-559.

Awards and prizes

Prof. Billio is regularly on the program committees of the major international conferences and workshops of her fields (ESEM, ICEEE, CFE, EFMA, EC2, CREDIT) and serves on the editorial board for the journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis and Econometrics and Statistics. She is currently member of the Board of Directors of the European Financial Management Association (EFMA) and member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Association Financial Industry Risk Managers (AIFIRM). Her joint paper with M. Getmansky, A.W. Lo and L. Pelizzon, Econometric Measures of Connectedness and Systemic Risk in the Finance and Insurance Sectors, Journal of Financial Economics, 104, 2012 (535-559) has been recognised as the “most influential article published in leading journals of the Elsevier’s Finance portfolio” for the period 2010-2015.

Giovanna Boggio Robutti
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: civil economics, debt, electronic payments, entrepreneurship, family budget, financial education, planning, saving, social security

Keywords: cultural mediation, simplicity

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

General Director of FEduF (Foundation for financial education and savings)

Professional career

After studying at the Polytechnic School of Design in Milan, at the time of talents of the caliber of Bruno Munari and other great masters of design, she began her professional career at MKT Italia, a company set up by Fiat and Mondadori in 1983 to develop the sponsorship market, still little present in Italy. During the eighties she worked in the communication sector of small and large companies such as CBO, Dow Chemical in Italy, Waste Management Italy, Lepetit, Hoechst Marion Roussel. In 1997 she started her career as head of communications at Zurich in Italy. Five years later, she joined PattiChiari, a consortium of Italian banks that aims to promote a better bank-customer relationship, inspired by the principles of simplicity and clarity of information, mobility of services and customer assistance, where she began her experience in the area of ​​economics, through financial education. In 2010, the PattiChiari Consortium set up an office dedicated only to financial education and, in 2014, the Italian Banking Association decided to set up a Foundation dedicated exclusively to spreading economic culture and savings in Italy: the FEduF (Education Foundation) financial and savings). Giovanna Boggio Robutti was called to direct it.

Scientific results

Giovanna Boggio Robutti started working in economics and finance with PattiChiari, the project born in 2003 following the work, started at the end of 2000 by the ABI Executive Committee, on the subject of the relationship between banks and companies, with the aim of changing banking operations to concretely improve the relationship between banks and society (businesses, families, employees, etc.) in the key aspects of trust, fairness, transparency and efficiency. In particular, since 2006, she has been involved in financial education, first adopting the program dedicated to middle schools of an American-based association also active in Italy, then developing a national program for schools of all grades. She currently deals with financial education issues working between Rome and Milan alongside national institutions (first and foremost the Ministry of Education) and public and private territorial institutions. Thanks to the network of banks, which support FEduF financially and operationally, the Foundation that Giovanna Boggio Robutti directs is able to make its programs and activities available throughout the national territory, free of charge to citizens and institutions.

 

 

Cristiana Bolchini
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer engineering, computer technology, computing system architectures

Keywords: data management systems, ICT

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Professor in the area of Computing Systems at Politecnico di Milano, delegate for International Relationship with the Far East Asia, Vice-chair for Computer Science and Engineering in the Information Technology PhD Program.

Professional career

After graduating in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 1993, pursues a PhD in Automation and Computer Science Engineering in 1997. She became Assistant Professor in 1999, Associate Professor in 2003 and since 2015 is Professor in the area of Computing Systems at Politecnico di Milano.

Since 2016 she is Vice chair for Computer Science and Engineering in the Information Technology PhD Program, and is a member of the Committee since 2014. Since June 2017 she is a rector's delegate for International Relationship with the Far East Asia.

Scientific results

Cristiana Bolchini's scientific profile is two-fold as she started her research career in the Computer Architecture area, working within the field of Embedded System Design and Design Methodologies, and later extending her interests also to the Data Management area, with a focus on context-awareness.

More precisely, her main research activity has always focused on dependability aspects in computing/embedded systems, by defining methodologies and tools to implement and analyse systems able to autonomously detect the occurrence of hardware

faults and possibly tolerate their effects. While in the past this area of research was mainly attractive for highly (safety) critical environments (e.g., space and health), today dependability has become a major challenge also for traditional contexts, because of the pervasiveness of embedded/computing systems, playing an important role, together with performance and power consumption. As such, cutting edge research seeks solutions to implement systems able to autonomously adapt these aspects based on the working context and the requirements. These issues have been the main focus of an European funded project Cristiana Bolchini co-ordinated and successfully concluded in August 2016.

 

Sustainability in energy consumption is the other research area, achieved by monitoring and controlling buildings and managing the collected data, to identify how energy is used towards an increased user awareness, a key element for our society.

Editorial work and publications

She co-authored more than 140 scientific publications, among which:

[2017] C. Bolchini, A. Geronazzo, E. Quintarelli, Smart buildings: a monitoring and data analysis methodological framework. Elsevier Building and Environment, 121: 93-105.

 

[2017] M. H. Haghbayan, A. Miele, A. M. Rahmani, P. Liljeberg, A. Jantsch, C. Bolchini, H. Tenhunen, Can Dark Silicon Be Exploited to Prolong System Lifetime?. IEEE Design & Test, 34(2): 51-59.

 

[2017] C. Bolchini, L. Cassano, A Fully Automated and Configurable Cost-Aware Framework for Adaptive Functional Diagnosis. IEEE Design & Test 34(2): 79-86.

 

[2016] C. Bolchini, L. Cassano, A Novel Approach to Incremental Functional Diagnosis for Complex Electronic Boards. IEEE Trans. on Computers, 65(1): 42-52.

 

[2015] C. Bolchini, L. Cassano, P. Garza, E. Quintarelli, F. Salice, An Expert CAD Flow for Incremental Functional Diagnosis of Complex Electronic Boards. IEEE Trans. on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 34(5): 835-848.

 

Awards and prizes

Cristiana Bolchini received two gifts from Cisco University Research Program Fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation do finance her research on functional diagnosis of complex circuits. She served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing and the IEEE Transactions on Computers journals.

Paola Bonfante
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: plant biology

Keywords: agriculture, cultivation, mushrooms, plants, soil, soil biodiversity, symbiosis

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Paola Bonfante, Professor Emerita of Plant Biology, University of Torino Italy

Professional career

Paola Bonfante obtained the degree in Biology at the University of Torino in 1970 and followed a three-year formation period at CNR in the Centre of Soil Mycology, where she was enrolled as a researcher from 1973 to 1985. After a research period at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (1980), she took a position of full Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Torino, Italy covering teaching, research and administration responsibilities (1985). She was head of a CNR research group, which was based in Torino (Centre of Soil Mycology, and later Group belonging to Plant Protection Institute) from 1995 to 2009; Head of the Department of Plant Biology from 2006 to 2011; Coordinator of the Ph.D. course in Biology and Biotechnology till 2013. During the years 1985 to 2018 she has lectured in the teaching courses of Natural Sciences, Biology, and Plant Biology Biotechnology. She has directed the Laboratories of Plant-microbe Interaction; Mycorrhizal Research, and Advanced Microscopy, heading projects and supervising undergraduates, Ph.D. students, and postdocs.  She has been and still is involved in many National and international Committees.

Scientific results

Paola Bonfante has spent a long part of her scientific activity studying the intimate interactions that occur between fungi and plants as well as between bacteria and fungi, using cellular and molecular approaches.  In this context, she has first described how plant cells accommodate mycorrhizal fungi following their penetration process, identifying novel structures (from the interfacial compartment to the so-called prepenetration apparatus), thanks to the use of different cellular approaches including immunocytochemistry.  Applying DNA technologies, early in the nineties, she provided contribution to the knowledge of mycorrhizal diversity in natural as well as in cultivated fields. She has discovered a group of endobacteria, which live inside mycorrhizal fungi and may modulate some of the functional traits of their fungal hosts. This contribution is a relevant part of a novel research field (Fungal-bacterial interactions). She joined many international projects focused to the genome sequencing of mycorrhizal fungi (from truffles to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi). More recently, she has focused her attention to the role of mycorrhizal fungi as a crucial component of crop microbiota, where they act as biofertilisers and bioprotectors.

Editorial work and publications

Paola Bonfante has been editor of Fungal Biology, currently editor di Environmental Microbiology since 2013, member of the Editorial Board of journals, among which ISME Journal and New Phytologist. She acts as a referee for many journals (Science, Nature Microbiology; Trends in Plant SciencePlant CellPlant JournalPlant PhysiologyPlantaFungal Biology & Genetics,PNAS)as well as for scientific agencies(i.e.: Ministry Instruction and University, MIUR; National Science Foundation (NSF); French, Swiss, German, UK foundations)

She has signed more than 300 papers https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=WiJOKEQAAAAJ&hl=it

1. Scannerini S, Bonfante P. 1979. Ultrastructural cytochemical demonstration of polysaccharides and proteins within host–arbuscule interfacial matrix in an endomycorrhiza. New Phytologist 83: 87–94. The paper offered the first demonstration of the presence of  cell-wall related molecules  occurring at the interface between the host plant and an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. At the time in situ techniques based on the use of antibodies were not yet  available. Only later, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies as well as gold-bound lectins and enzymes were used to detect specific molecules.

 2. A Genre, M Chabaud, T Timmers, P Bonfante, DG Barker, 2005 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi elicit a novel intracellular apparatus in Medicago truncatula root epidermal cells before infection. The Plant Cell 17 (12), 3489-3499 The paper which describes a very early response of a plant host to the physical contact of an AM fungus but before its penetration, has been acknowledged as a relevant contribution in the field of plant- fungal interactions

3. P Bonfante, IA Anca, 2009 Plants, mycorrhizal fungi, and bacteria: a network of interactions Annual review of microbiology 63, 363-383. This often quoted review introduces the role of bacteria as relevant third components in mycorrhizal interactions.

4.  S Ghignone, A Salvioli, I Anca, et al., 2012 The genome of the obligate endobacterium of an AM fungus reveals an interphylum network of nutritional interactions The ISME journal 6 (1), 136-145. Starting from the observations of bacteria-like organisms living in the cytoplasm of AM fungi and from their, PB group offered the first genome sequence of an endobacterium living in  a fungus which lives inside a plant. This paper opened the way to many other papers describing the genomes of  fungal endobacteria

5.  M Chialva, A Salvioli, S Daghino, et al. 2018  Native soils with their microbiotas elicit a state of alert in tomato plants New Phytologist. Plants, like animals, have their own microbiota, which can have a powerful effect on their health.. The experiments illustrate how a natural microbiota bacteria raises the level of  the innate plant immunity

Awards and prizes

Fellow of Academy of Sciences of Torino (2000), Academy of Agriculture of Torino (2000)  Academia dei Lincei Rome (November 2011), Académie d'Agriculture de France (2018)

Award for Plant Biology 2010, Roma, June 2010

Award for the Award for the French Food Spirit- Science – Paris, December 16, 2010

She is in the list of:

1. Top Italian Scientists- Ranking 5 for the typology Natural sciences http://www.topitalianscientists.org/TIS_HTML/Top_Italian_Scientists_Natural_Environmental_Sciences.htm (H Index: 83, 

2. Highly Quoted Researchers, 2018 Clarivate Analytics, https://hcr.clarivate.com/

3. One hundred Italian Experts: http://100esperte.it/search?id=bonfante-paola-70

4. Member of Group 2003 https://www.gruppo2003.org

 

 

Paola Bonomo
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: corporate governance, digital transformation

Keywords: business angels, corporate governance, digital transformation, fintech, innovation, startup, technology

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Non Executive Director, advisor, investor

Professional career

Paola earned her undergraduate degree AT Bocconi University and started her career at McKinsey & Company. After earning an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she returned to McKinsey, where she advised large domestic and international companies on strategic positioning, growth, new markets, alliances and acquisitions, and reached the rank of Partner. She then worked in leadership roles in the digital domain such as Senior Director, European Operations at eBay International; Head of Online Business Unit at Il Sole 24 Ore; Head of Online Services, Commercial Operations at Vodafone Italia; and Regional Director, Southern Europe at Facebook.

Since 2009 she has been a member of the leading business angels group in Italy, Italian Angels for Growth, where she was a member of the Board and she focuses on investments in the digital space.

She serves on the Board of Telecom Italia S.p.A., AXA Assicurazioni S.p.A., Piquadro S.p.A., Sisal Group S.p.A., Stefanel S.p.A. and FAAC S.p.A., and on the Advisory Board of two fintech companies: MoneyFarm Ltd. and Euklid Ltd.. She is the Chair of Stanford Club Italia, the local alumni chapter of the Stanford Alumni Association.

She is an evaluator for Horizon 2020, and serves on the jury of the EU Prize for Women Innovators.

Scientific results

Paola Bonomo is one the pioneers of the digital economy in Italy. In her management roles, she mastered the key themes of digital marketing and ecommerce: the optimization of traffic and customer acquisition costs, of conversion rates and ROI, of customer lifetime value vs. acquisition cost, particularly in multichannel and omnichannel distribution. Recently, she has studied attribution models in programmatic advertising and new trends in video advertising. She has also worked on product innovation and monetization in digital publishing, as well as customer support improvement through digital channels in telecommunications. She leverages her managerial expertise in her angel investing activities; among her most successful early stage investments was AdEspresso, bought by Hootsuite in December 2016.

In her Non Executive Director roles she acts as a “Digital Director”, i.e. a member of the Board who oversees the company’s digital and/or multichannel transformation, and who informs and guides the other Board members in creating a common language and understanding of strategic priorities on such topics as the emergence of Fintech, the opportunities from AI, and the blockchain.

Editorial work and publications

(March 2018) Enough with Gender Stereotypes, LVMH Dare event; Citigroup #PressforProgress

(Nov. 2017) Technologies and Us (keynote), Salone dei Pagamenti.

(Nov. 2017) Technologies and Us, Linklaters EU Partners Meeting.

(Oct. 2017) Enough with Gender Stereotypes, TEDx Verona.

(Oct. 2017) Fintech, disruption and new ecosystems in the payments market, Mastercard Innovation Forum.

(Oct. 2017) Funding Strategies for Your HR Tech Startup, HRTech Amsterdam.

(Dec. 2016) Will one-to-one marketing save marketing?, Ambrosetti Babylon.

(June 2016) Digital Disruption, guest speaker at the course “Media and Internet”, INSEAD.

Awards and prizes

In 2017 Paola was recognized with the Business Angel of the year award in Italy and the Golden Aurora award for the best woman business angel in Europe.

In 2015 and again in 2016, she was recognized as one of the Inspiring Fifty, the fifty most inspiring women in European Technology. In 2018 she organized the first Italian edition of Inspiring Fifty.

In 2015 she was awarded the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award.

In 2013 she received the Stanford Associates Volunteer Service Award for alumni who have demonstrated significant and long-standing volunteer service to Stanford University.

Daniela Bortoletto
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: experimental physics, quantum physics

Keywords: atlas, CERN, dark matter, fermilab, higgs boson, particle physics, top quark

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Head of Particle Physics at the University of Oxford (September 2018-to present)

Professional career

Daniela Bortoletto graduated in Physics from the University of Pavia, Italy in 1982. She earned her MA (1986) and PhD (1989) from Syracuse University. In 1989 she joined the Faculty of Purdue University as Postdoctoral Research Associate (1989-1992), Assistant Professor (1992-1995), Associate Professor (1995-2001), and Full Professor (2001). She became the Edward M. Purcell Distinguished Professor of Physics in 2010. In 2013 she joined the University of Oxford where she is now the Head of the sub department of particle physics. Daniela is passionate about increasing female participation in Physics and other sciences. She has enabled efforts aimed at giving young women the resources, motivation, and confidence to pursue careers in Physics. This includes the creation of the Purdue Women in Physics Organization, the development of Purdue Sciencescape, and leadership in the APS Conference Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP). She has taken CUWiP in the UK where the conference has been extraordinarily successful.

Scientific results

She has made important contributions to heavy flavour physics at CLEO (Cornell, USA) and CDF (Fermilab USA). She is a co-discoverer of the Higgs boson (CERN, 2012) and the top quark (CDF, Fermilab, 1995). She is currently studying the properties of the Higgs boson and searching for new physics at the LHC with the ATLAS experiment at CERN. She is also searching for new physics in very rare decays of muons with the mu3e experiment at the Paul Sherrer Institut. Daniela played an important role in the construction of the muon system for the CLEO detector, the SVX II silicon system for CDF, and the CMS Forward Pixel detector.  She was the US CMS Upgrade coordinator for over 7 years and led the activities of over 40 US Universities for the phase 1 and phase 2 upgrade of CMS. She is currently participating in the construction of the ATLAS ITK for the High Luminosity LHC, high voltage CMOS sensors, and ultra-radiation hard silicon sensors. She is the Deputy Scientific Coordinator of the Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators (AIDA 2020)

Editorial work and publications

Editor of Nuclear Instrument and Methods. Author of over 1500 publications.

 

Awards and prizes

She is a fellow of the American Physical Society (2004), American Association for the Advancement of Science (2013) and the Institute of Physics (2015). She has received the Purdue University Ruth and Joel Spira for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (2004). She was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1994), the Early Career Award of the US National Science Foundation (1997) and the US NSF Career Advancement Award (1994). She has been a member of the UK STFC grants panel (2018), the UK STFC Detectors Strategic Review Panel (2018), US Particle Physics Projects Prioritization Panel (P5, 2005-2007, 2008, 2010), the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP, 2005-2008) to the US DOE and NSF, and the Mathematical and Physical Science Advisory Committee (MPSAC, 2008-2014) to the NSF and the chair of the Fermilab Program Advisory Committee (2014-2017).

Valentina Bosetti
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: economics of climate change, environmental economy

Keywords: adaptation, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor

Professional career

She has a degree in environmental sciences, a master's degree in environmental economics (University College London), and a PhD in computational mathematics and operational research (University of Milan). In 2008/2009 she was a visiting scholar at the Princeton Environmental Institute. In 2014/2015 she was a Fellow at CASBS, Stanford. She is Professor of Environmental Economics and Economics of Climate Change, Bocconi University. She is also a researcher at the Enrico Mattei Foundation and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

Scientific results

She was Lead Author of the Fifth Report of the IPCC (2014) and she will be lead author of the Sixth IPCC Report.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is in the editorial board of Nature - Energy newspapers, Energy Policy, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP).

 

Verdolini, E., L. D. Anadón, E. Baker, V. Bosetti, L. A. Reis, (2018), 'The Future Prospects of Energy Technologies: Insights from Expert Elicitations', REEP Forthcoming

Rao, N., van Ruijven, B., Riahi, K, and Bosetti, V., (2017), Improving poverty and inequality modeling in climate research, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0004-x

Cattaneo, Cristina and Valentina Bosetti (2017) Climate-induced International Migration and Conflicts, CESifo Economic Studies, ifx010, https://doi.org/10.1093/cesifo/ifx010 Published:08 September 2017

Diaz Anadon, L., E. Baker, V. Bosetti (2017) Integrating uncertainty into public energy research and development decisions, Nature Energy 2, 17071  | DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2017.71 |

Adler, M, D Anthoff, V Bosetti, G Garner, K Keller, and N Treich, (2017), Priority For The Worse Off And The Social Cost Of Carbon, Nature Climate Change, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3298

Matthew R. Sisco, Valentina Bosetti, Elke U. Weber (2017), When do extreme weather events generate attention to climate change?, forthcoming Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-1984-2

Bosetti, V., E. Weber, L. Berger, D. Budescu, N. Liu, M. Tavoni (2017) COP21 Climate Negotiators’ Responses to Climate Model Forecasts, Nature Climate Change, 7, 185-189, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3208

Marangoni, G. M. Tavoni, V. Bosetti, E. Borgonovo, et al. (2017) Sensitivity of projected long-term CO2 emissions across the Shared Socio-economic Pathways, Nature Climate Change, 7, 113–117

Awards and prizes

She obtained two scholarships from the European Research Council: RISICO "RISK and uncertainty in developing and implementing climate change pOlicies" and ICARUS "Innovation for climate in mitigation:  a study of energy R&D, its effectiveness and spillovers". She was also a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences, (CASBS), Stanford.

 

Giulia Bossi
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: geotechnical engineering

Keywords: environment, hydrogeological risk, instability, landslides, risk management, territory

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Research Fellow of the CNR-IRPI, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection, Section of Padua.

Professional career

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 2007 and a Master's Degree in Environmental and Land Engineering in 2010 at the University of Padua, in the same year she joined as a fellow the Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection of Padua.. Also at the Research Institute she has been a research fellow since 2013 and at the same time continues her education with a PhD, awarded by the University of Bologna in Civil, Environmental and Materials Engineering in 2015.

 

Scientific results

Giulia Bossi is an expert in land mechanics and landslides. She is involved, among other things, in statistical analysis of the error associated with simplifications of the stratigraphic profile in the numerical model of landslides; simulations of runout for debris flows and rock avalanches, with reconstruction of the dynamics of past events and risk scenarios; the study of possible mitigation interventions for landslides; finally, analysis of slope stability, landslide monitoring data and risk quantification. During the PhD she developed a research in which she shew a new approach in geotechnical modeling that is based on the stochastic generation of different distributions of soil layers, according to a Boolean logic. This method has been applied to the analysis of stability of landslides in two-dimensional and three-dimensional models. Within the CNR-IRPI of Padua she contributes to the definition of the dynamics of large landslides distributed between Veneto, Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Argentina and manages the monitoring activity for landslides in Italy. As part of European projects, she participated on behalf of the CNR in the training of volunteers for natural risk management. She collaborated with the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice in a project for the modeling of the risk for impacts between birdlife and airplanes near airports, for which it manages the spatial database and participates in the definition of the model.

Editorial work and publications

Giulia Bossi is reviewer for scientific journals. She is the author of numerous national and international scientific publications including:

 

(2016) Bossi G, Mantovani M, Frigerio S, Schenato L, Marcato G, Pasuto A. A Monitoring Network to Map and Assess Landslide Activity in a Highly Anthropized Area. Geosciences (MDPI), 6, 40.

(2016) Bossi G, Zabuski L, Pasuto A, Marcato G. Capabilities of Continuous and Discontinuous Modelling of a Complex, Structurally Controlled Landslide. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 1-11.

 

(2016) Bossi G, Borgatti L, Gottardi G, Marcato G. The Boolean Stochastic Generation method - BoSG: A tool for the analysis of the error associated with the simplification of the stratigraphy in geotechnical models. Engineering Geology, 203:99–106.

 

(2016) Brezzi L, Bossi G, Gabrieli F, Marcato G, Pastor M, Cola S. A new data assimilation procedure to develop a debris flow run-out model. Landslides, 13(5):1083-1096.

 

(2015) Coccon F, Zucchetta M, Bossi G, Borrotti M, Torricelli P, Franzoi P. A land-use perspective for birdstrike risk assessment: The attraction risk index. Plos One, 10(6), e0128363.

 

(2015) Bossi G, Cavalli M, Crema S, Frigerio S, Quan Luna B, Mantovani M, Marcato G, Schenato L, Pasuto A. Multi-temporal LiDAR-DTMs as a tool for modelling a complex landslide: a case study in the Rotolon catchment (eastern Italian Alps). Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 15:715-722.

 

(2014) Cortes Arevalo VJ, Charrière M, Bossi G, Frigerio S, Schenato L, Bogaard T, Bianchizza C, Pasuto A, Sterlacchini S. Evaluating quality of data collected by volunteers for first level inspection of hydraulic structures in mountain catchments. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14:2681-2698.

 

(2014) Frigerio S, Schenato L, Mantovani M, Bossi G, Marcato G, Cavalli M, Pasuto A. A Web-based platform for automatic and continuous landslide monitoring: the Rotolon case study. Computers & Geosciences, (63):96-105.

 

(2013) Bossi G, Frigerio S, Mantovani M, Schenato L, Pasuto A, Marcato G. Hazard assessment of a potential rock avalanche in South Tyrol, Italy: 3D modeling and risk scenarios. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, 6: 221–227.

 

(2012) Marcato G, Bossi G, Rivelli F, Borgatti L. Debris flood hazard documentation and mitigation on the Tilcara alluvial fan (Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy province, North-West Argentina). Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 12(6):1873–1882.

 

Awards and prizes

In 2014 she was awarded the Ivo Rocchetti Award for the best presentation of a young researcher at the IX National Conference "GIT-Geosciences and Information Technologies" of Montefalco (PG), for the work Addressing ground lithological variability for numerical modeling through a stochastic approach: the Mortisa landslide case study. It is also a member of various scientific societies such as the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the Italian Association of Applied and Environmental Geology (AIGA).

 

Laura Bottazzi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: financial economy, political economy

Keywords: crowfunding, innovation, real effects of financial crisis, venture capital

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Full Professor of Economics and Finance and research fellow IGIER, Bocconi. Head of a Master

Program in Economics (EPELM), at the University of Bologna

 

Professional career

Graduated in Economics and Social Science (DES) at Bocconi University in 1987, she has been

awarded a PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1992. Since 2005, Professor of Economics at Bologna University. She has been visiting professor at University College of London, the London School of Economics, the Massachusetts Institute of, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and visiting researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the World Bank (capital markets group).  She is non‐residence fellow at IGIER‐Bocconi. She was part of the Group of Experts for the Evaluation of the Quality of Research of the Italian Universities, year 2004‐2010, conducted by the Italian National Agency for Evaluation of the University System (ANVUR) and she has been evaluator of the Research Projects for the Austrian, the Canadian, the Israeli Ministry of Research and the UK Research Council.

 

Scientific results

The research activity of Laura Bottazzi takes place in the field of political economy and financial economics, focussing on the economics of innovation and its financing. In this context, she has studied the geographical diffusion of innovation and its determinants. Her research has also focussed on the analysis of Venture Capital and Crowdfunding. She has been promoter with two colleagues of the first Venture Capital survey in Europe and analyzed their investment methods and types of contracts, according to the institutional and legal characteristics of the European countries and the professional and cultural specialization of investors. Recently she has been interested in the determinants of financial literacy and the determinants of gender differences in the acquisition of such knowledge. The global financial crisis has been the object of his research to study the real effects of financial shocks.

Editorial work and publications

(2016) Bottazzi L, Hellmann T, Da Rin M. The Importance of Trust for Investment: Evidence from Venture Capital. Review of Financial Studies and Nasdaq Award for best paper on Capital Formation 2006

(2014) Bottazzi L. Underpricing and Voluntary Disclosure: The Case of Mining IPOs in Australia”.

International Journal of Economics, 1: 65‐77, ISSN: 2331‐5903

(2014) Bottazzi L, Girshina A. The aftermath of the financial crisis. The effect of deleveraging on thereal economy GSTF Journal of Business Review, 3:17‐22, ISSN: 2010‐4804, doi: 10.5176/2251‐ 2012_QQE14.13

(2009) Bottazzi L, Hellmann T, Da Rin M. What Role of Legal Systems in Financial Intermediation? Theory and Evidence. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 18 (3): 559‐598, October

(2008) Bottazzi L, Hellmann T, Da Rin M. Who are the active investors? Evidence from Venture Capital. Journal of Financial Economics, 89, issue 3, September

(2007) Bottazzi L, Peri G.The Dynamics of R&D and Innovation in the Short Run and in the Long Run. Mimeo University of California, Davis, Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, 117(518):486‐511,03.

(2005) Bottazzi L, Da Rin M.Financing European Entrepreneurial Firms: Facts, Issues and Research Agenda. in Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial and Public Policy, MIT Press, (eds. Vesa Kannanien CESIfo)

(2004) Bottazzi L. The Changing Face of the European Venture Capital Industry: Facts and Analysis. Journal of Private Equity, 7(2) Spring 26‐53

(2003) Bottazzi L. Asymmetric Information and Monetary Policy in Common Currency Areas. Journalof Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 37(4), pages 603‐21, August.

(2002) Bottazzi L, Manassi P. Credibility and Seignorage in a Common Currency Area. Journal of Money Credit and Banking,34, 4

(2003) Bottazzi L, Peri G. Innovation and Spillovers in Regions: Evidence from European Patent Data. European Economic Review, 47(4):687‐710

(2002) Bottazzi L, Da Rin M. Venture Capital in Europe: Euro.nm and the Financing of European Innovative Firms. ECONOMIC POLICY, 34:229‐69

(2001) Bottazzi L. Globalization and Local Proximity in Innovation: A Dynamic Process. European Economic Review, 45, 4‐6

(1996) Bottazzi L, Pesenti P., van Wincoop E. Wages, Profits and the International Portfolio Puzzle. European Economic Review, 2, 40

Awards and prizes

Laura Bottazzi is a non‐resident fellow of IGIER, Bocconi and affiliated to the European Economic Association, a Fellow of the Fondation Banque de France, a Member of the American Economic Association, a Member of American Women in Economics, a Member of the American Women in Finance. She has been awarded the Hicks‐Tinbergen medal in Economics and the Nasdaq Prize for the best paper on capital formation.

Alba Brandes
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: oncology, pharmacologic research

Keywords: anticancer drugs, brain tumor

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Chief of Medical Oncology Department, AUSL / IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences

Professional career

In July 1981 Dr Brandes graduated in Medicine at the University of Padova with the Title "Polychemotherapy in the treatment of ovarian cancer".

She completed the fellowship in Medical Oncology with the dissertation titled "The chemotherapy and surgical combined treatment in small cell lung cancer”

She was visiting physician at the Radiotherapy Department of Royal Marsden, London, at the Oncology Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Thereafter she became the Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Unit in the Azienda Ospedale-Università, Padova.

Since 2006 she was the Chief of Medical Oncology Department, AUSL / IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences

She has been the global Principal Investigator in several clinical studies.

 

Scientific results

Dr Brandes is the Coordinator of the Italian Association of Medical Oncology guidelines for the treatment of brain tumors and provides an active contribution as an EMA Expert

She is Member of the Scientific Committee for the National Institute of the Cancer (INCa), for France, reviewer for oncology guidelines of Oncological Institute of Italian Switzerland (IOSI), Member of Response Assessment in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (RAPNO), member of Immunotherapy Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO), Member of the restricted group of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) for brain tumors.

She has been also National and International coordinator for research projects of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)/National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC)

Since 2009 Dr Brandes serves as Referee and national expert for the national CME committee, evaluating scientific events and educations projects

Dr. Brandes was the Principal Investigator of the project "Role of MGMT methylation status at time of diagnosis and recurrence for patients with glioblastoma: exploratory analysis and clinical implications", funded by Fondazione Celeghin

She is a member of the regional group for rare tumors, member of the Oncology Committee of Emilia Romagna Region.

Dr Brandes is the clinical coordinator for the integrated care pathways for brain tumors for AUSL Bologna and is co-chair for the integrated care pathways for breast and lung cancers.

Editorial work and publications

Dr Brandes is the Author of many papers in peer reviewed international journals, including:

(2016) Baumert BG, Hegi ME, van den Bent MJ, von Deimling A, Gorlia T, Hoang-Xuan K, Brandes AA, Kantor G, Taphoorn MJ, Hassel MB, Hartmann C, Ryan G, Capper D, Kros JM, Kurscheid S, Wick W, Enting R, Reni M, Thiessen B, Dhermain F, Bromberg JE, Feuvret L, Reijneveld JC, Chinot O, Gijtenbeek JM, Rossiter JP, Dif N, Balana C, Bravo-Marques J, Clement PM, Marosi C, Tzuk-Shina T, Nordal RA, Rees J, Lacombe D, Mason WP, Stupp R. Temozolomide chemotherapy versus radiotherapy in high-risk low-grade glioma (EORTC 22033-26033): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 intergroup study. The Lancet Oncology. pii: S1470-2045(16)30313-8. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30313-8. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27686946

(2016) Reijneveld JC, Taphoorn MJ, Coens C, Bromberg JE, Mason WP, Hoang-Xuan K, Ryan G, Hassel MB, Enting RH, Brandes AA, Wick A, Chinot O, Reni M, Kantor G, Thiessen B, Klein M, Verger E, Borchers C, Hau P, Back M, Smits A, Golfinopoulos V, Gorlia T, Bottomley A, Stupp R, Baumert BG. Health-related quality of life in patients with high-risk low-grade glioma (EORTC 22033-26033): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 intergroup study. The Lancet Oncology. pii: S1470-2045(16)30305-9. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30305-9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27686943


(2016) Schiffgens S, Wilkens L, Brandes AA, Meier T, Franceschi E, Ermani M, Hartmann C, Sandalcioglu IE, Dumitru CA. Sex-specific clinicopathological significance of novel (Frizzled-7) and established (MGMT, IDH1) biomarkers in glioblastoma. Oncotarget. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.10465. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27409829
(2016) Wick W, Gorlia T, Bady P, Platten M, van den Bent MJ, Taphoorn MJ, Steuve J, Brandes AA, Hamou MF, Wick A, Kosch M, Weller M, Stupp R, Roth P, Golfinopoulos V, Frenel JS, Campone M, Ricard D, Marosi C, Villa S, Weyerbrock A, Hopkins K, Homicsko K, Lhermitte B, Pesce G, Hegi ME. Phase II Study of Radiotherapy and Temsirolimus versus Radiochemotherapy with Temozolomide in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma without MGMT Promoter Hypermethylation (EORTC 26082). Clinical Cancer Research. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27143690

 
(2016) Brandes AA, Finocchiaro G, Zagonel V, Reni M, Caserta C, Fabi A, Clavarezza M, Maiello E, Eoli M, Lombardi G, Monteforte M, Proietti E, Agati R, Eusebi V, Franceschi E. AVAREG: a phase II, randomized, noncomparative study of fotemustine or bevacizumab for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Neuro Oncology, 18(9):1304-12. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now035. PMID: 26951379

 
(2016) Brandes AA, Carpentier AF, Kesari S, Sepulveda-Sanchez JM, Wheeler HR, Chinot O, Cher L, Steinbach JP, Capper D, Specenier P, Rodon J, Cleverly A, Smith C, Gueorguieva I, Miles C, Guba SC, Desaiah D, Lahn MM, Wick W. A Phase II randomized study of galunisertib monotherapy or galunisertib plus lomustine compared with lomustine monotherapy in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Neuro Oncology, 18(8):1146-56. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now009. PMID: 26902851


(2015) Okada H, Weller M, Huang R, Finocchiaro G, Gilbert MR, Wick W, Ellingson BM, Hashimoto N, Pollack IF, Brandes AA, Franceschi E, Herold-Mende C, Nayak L, Panigrahy A, Pope WB, Prins R, Sampson JH, Wen PY, Reardon DA. Immunotherapy response assessment in neuro-oncology: a report of the RANO working group. The Lancet Oncology, 16(15): e534-42.


(2015) Pignata S, Lorusso D, Scambia G, Sambataro D, Tamberi S, Cinieri S, Mosconi AM, Orditura M, Brandes AA, Arcangeli V, Panici PB, Pisano C, Cecere SC, Di Napoli M, Raspagliesi F, Maltese G, Salutari V, Ricci C, Daniele G, Piccirillo MC, Di Maio M, Gallo C, Perrone F; MITO 11 investigators. Pazopanib plus weekly paclitaxel versus weekly paclitaxel alone for platinum-resistant or platinum-refractory advanced ovarian cancer (MITO 11): a randomised, open-label, phase 2 trial. The Lancet Oncolology,16(5):561-8. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)70115-4. Epub 2015 Apr 14. PMID: 25882986

 
(2015) Brandes AA, Bartolotti M, Marucci G, Ghimenton C, Agati R, Fioravanti A, Mascarin M, Volpin L, Ammannati F, Masotto B, Gardiman MP, De Biase D, Tallini G, Crisi G, Bartolini S, Franceschi E.New perspectives in the treatment of adult medulloblastoma in the era of molecular oncology. Critical Review in Oncology/Hematology, 94(3):348-59. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2014.12.016. Epub 2014 Dec 31. Review. PMID: 25600839

 
(2014) Brandes AA et al. Pattern of care and effectiveness of treatment for glioblastoma patients in the real world: Results from a prospective population-based registry. Could survival differ in a high-volume center?. Neuro-Oncology Practice, 1(4):166-171.

Awards and prizes

In 2001 she was Knighted with the title of Cavaliere della Repubblica by the President of the Republic of Italy for her activities in oncology research.

In 2012was named the 2012 Michael Gruson Lecturer in Neuro-Oncology and came to Weill Cornell Medical Center to make the Grand Rounds lecture. Of note it was the first time that an Italian researcher was awarded for the scientific contributes in the field of neuro-oncology

 

 

 

Maria Luisa Brandi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: bone metabolism diseases, endocrinology, mineral metabolism diseases, rare diseases

Keywords: bone diseases, endocrinology, osteoporosis

Region: Tuscany

Marina Brogi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: banks, capital market, corporate governance, cybersecurity, financial market

Keywords: bank management, capital market, corporate governance, disclosure, financial intermediaries, transparency

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full Professor of International Banking and Capital Markets, Sapienza University of Rome

Professional career

She graduated in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, with supervisor Prof. Tancredi Bianchi. From 2007 she teaches International Banking and Capital Markets at Sapienza Università di Roma. Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Financial Risk Managers Association (AIFIRM). She serves on the Scientific Committee of the Research Centre of Confindustria (Italy’s Industrial Association). She is invited to present her Expert opinion to public hearings of Commissions of the Italian Senate and of the Italian Camera (Italy’s lower house).

From 2012 she has been appointed by the Bank of Italy in the governance bodies of banks and other intermediaries in liquidation. From 2011 to 2017 she served as Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics Sapienza Università di Roma. From 2014 to 2016 she was one of the 5 top-ranking independent academics appointed among the 30 members which make up the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) as provided for in article 37 of the ESMA Regulation (1095/2010/EU). From 2008 she serves on the boards of listed and privately held companies. 

She currently serves on the Boards of Banco Desio e della Brianza, Mediaset and Salini Impregilo. She is member of the MSCI Thought Leadership Council on Corporate Governance Fundamentals and is the only European Advisory Board Member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation, the International think tank founded in the US that counts over 3,500 women, chairpersons and independent board members, serving on over 8,500 boards across six continents, Global Co-Chair of the WCD Family Business Council, Co-Chair of the Italian Chapter.

Scientific results

She is Program Chair of the ‘2019 New Frontiers in Banking conference: From Corporate Governance to Risk Management’, promoted by Sapienza, Bocconi University and Review of Financial Studies, Key note address Bengt Holmstrom, Nobel Laurete in Economics 2016. Program Chair of ‘2018 New Frontiers in Banking conference: From Corporate Governance to Risk Management’, promoted by Sapienza, Bocconi University and Review of Financial Studies, Key note address Jean Tirole, Nobel Laurete in Economics 2014

Program Chair of ‘2017 Bank Systemic Risk Measurement and Mitigation conference’, promoted by Sapienza, Bocconi University and Review of Financial Studies, Key note address Robert Engle, Nobel Laurete in Economics 2003.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications on corporate governance, banking and capital markets and is often invited as speaker at international academic and business community conferences. Last publications:

-        Do bank boards matter? A literature review on the characteristics of banks' Board of Directors, with Lagasio V., International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. Forthcoming

-        Lights in the shadows: exploring the need for regulation in shadow banking, with Lagasio V., International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences. Forthcoming.

-        The Courage to Choose! Primogeniture and Leadership Succession in Family Firms, with Calabrò A. e Minichilli A. and Amore M. D., Strategic Management Journal, 2018, p. 1 - 22

-        Environmental, Social and Governance, and profitability: are financial intermediaries different? with Lagasio V., Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. 2018, p. 1 – 12

-        Is the market swayed by press releases on Corporate Governance? Event study on the Eurostoxx Banks, with Lagasio V., Corporate Ownership and Control. 2018, vol. 15, p. 23 - 31

-        The Effect of Cyber Attacks on Stock Returns, with Arcuri M.C. and Gandolfi G., Corporate Ownership and Control, 2018, p. 70 - 83

-        Rischio cibernetico e sicurezza nazionale nel sistema finanziario, in AA. VV. Sicurezza è Libertà, Gnosis, dicembre 2017, p. 145 - 151

-        Cyber Risk: A Big Challenge in Developed and Emerging Markets, with Arcuri M.C. and Gandolfi G., Identity Theft: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, IGI Global, 2017, p. 292 - 307

-        SME sources of funding: more capital or more debt to sustain growth? An empirical analysis, with Lagasio V. in (edited by) Rossi S., Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions, 2017, p. 173 - 199

-        Sliced and diced: European banks’ business models and profitability, with Lagasio V., in (edited by) Bracchi, G., Filotto, U., Masciandaro, D., 2016 Report on the Italian Financial System, Fondazione Rosselli, Edibank, Milano, 2016, p. 55 - 82

-        Corporate Governance, Pixel, EGEA, Milano, 2016, p. 1 - 200

-        Weathering the storm: family ownership, governance and performance through the financial and economic crisis, with Minichilli A. and Calabrò A., Corporate Governance: An International Review, (Impact Factor: 2.169), 2016, p. 552 - 568

-        What does really matter in the internationalization of small and medium-sized family businesses?, with Calabrò A. and  Torchia M., Journal of Small Business Management, (Impact Factor: 1.937), 2016, p. 679 - 696

-        Shadow banking, banking union and capital markets union, Law and Economic Review, n. 2, 2014, p. 383 - 400

-        Le politiche di remunerazione nel sistema di corporate governance, Analisi Giuridica dell'Economia, n. 2, 2014, p. 275 - 293

-        Le politiche di remunerazione tra regolamentazione e say on pay: un'analisi empirica delle banche e delle maggiori società quotate italiane, with Langone R., Banche e Banchieri, n. 4, 2014, p. 467 - 488

-          Board, governance and firm performance: are financial intermediaries different?, Corporate Ownership and Control, n. 8, 2011, p. 60 - 68

Maria Antonia Brovelli
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: geomatics

Keywords: cartography, digital cartography, geographic information systems, gps, remote sensing, territory

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor and former Vice Rector of Politecnico di Milano for the Como Campus.

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Physics at the University of Milan in 1986, she continued her education with a PhD in Geodetic and Topographical Sciences that she obtained in 1991 at the Interuniversity Consortium of Milan, Turin and Pavia. From 1992 to 1994, she was Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, where she helped create the International Geoid Service (IGeS) of the International Geodesy Association (IAG) and became part of the IGeS Bulletin committee, becoming its chief editor. In 1994, she became a researcher at the Politecnico di Milano, and four years later an associate professor. In 1997, she founded and coordinated the Geomatics Laboratory at the Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano. From 2006 to 2011, she was a lecturer of GIS at the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich (ETH). Since 2010, she has been Full Professor of Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the Politecnico di Milano and from 2011 to 2016 she was Vice Rector of Politecnico for the Como Campus.

Scientific results

After obtaining a degree in Physics at the University of Milan in 1986, she continued her education with a PhD in Geodetic and Topographical Sciences that she obtained in 1991 at the Interuniversity Consortium of Milan, Turin and Pavia. From 1992 to 1994, she was Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, where she helped create the International Geoid Service (IGeS) of the International Geodesy Association (IAG) and became part of the IGeS Bulletin committee, becoming its chief editor. In 1994, she became a researcher at the Politecnico di Milano, and four years later an associate professor. In 1997, she founded and coordinated the Geomatics Laboratory at the Como Campus of the Politecnico di Milano. From 2006 to 2011, she was a lecturer of GIS at the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich (ETH). Since 2010, she has been Full Professor of Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the Politecnico di Milano and from 2011 to 2016 she was Vice Rector of Politecnico for the Como Campus.

Editorial work and publications

Maria Antonia Brovelli is editor of the Applied Geomatics journal published by Springer, co-author of three textbooks on the statistical processing of data, of a volume on orthophotos, i.e. geometrically correct and georeferenced aerial and satellite imagery, and digital terrain models, and author of over 150 scientific publications including:

(2018) Brovelli MA, Zamboni G, A new method for the assessment of spatial accuracy and completeness of OpenStreetMap building footprints, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7(8),289.

 

(2016) Brovelli MA, Minghini M, Zamboni G, Public Participation in GIS via Mobile Applications, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 114, pp. 306-315.

 

(2015) Brovelli MA, Molinari ME, Hussein E, Chen J, Li R. The First Comprehensive Accuracy Assessment of GlobeLand30 at a National Level: Methodology and Results. Remote Sensing, 7(4):4191-4212. 


(2008) Brovelli MA, Crespi M, Fratarcangeli F, Giannone F, Realini E. Accuracy assessment of high-resolution satellite imagery orientation by leave-one-out method. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 63(4):427-440. 


(2004) Brovelli MA, Cannata M, Longoni UM. LIDAR Data Filtering and DTM Interpolation Within GRASS. Transactions in GIS, 8(2), 155-174. 



Awards and prizes

In September 2015 she was awarded the Sol Katz Award 2015 for her contribution to Free Software and Open Source Geospatial during the FOSS4G 2015 conference in Seoul, South Korea. Maria Antonia Brovelli was one of the Directors of OSGeo (International GIS Open Foundation). She is  Chair of the working group IV / 4 "Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping (C³M)" of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), member of UN-GGIM Italy, Chair of the "Capacity Building" working group of the United Nations "UN OpenGIS", Deputy chair and member of the International Task Team (single woman) with the task of supporting the United Nations for the geospatial aspects (UN-GGIM). She was co-organizer of the annual "Europa NASA World Wind Challenge" event, which involved students and professionals in developing applications based on the virtual globe of NASA. Finally, she is a member of ACEO, the Advisory Committee for Earth Observation (ACEO), which is the main interpreter of the views and needs of the European scientific community on access to space experimentation and data exploitation in Earth science programs.

Agar Brugiavini
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: insurance markets, pension funds, pension reforms

Keywords: consumption, gender economy, pension, saving, welfare

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full Professor of Political Economy at the Ca ’Foscari University of Venice and Director of the Ca’ Foscari International College.

Professional career

After graduating in Statistical and Demographic Sciences at the Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD (Ph.D.) in Economics from the London School of Economics (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Mervyn King, she began her academic career at the London School of Economics as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. From 1989 to 1991 she was Permanent Lecturer in "Economics and Finance" at the City University Business School in London (UK). In 1991 she returned to Italy, to the Ca ’Foscari University, as a researcher. With a parantesi, in 1997-98, for a year in the United States as a visiting scholar at Northwestern University with a Fulbright scholarship. In 2004 she became Full Professor at the Ca ’Foscari University. In addition to holding the chair in Political Economy, she holds various academic positions in Italy and abroad: she is Research Affiliate of the Institute for Fiscal Studies-IFS of London, she participates in the Scientific Committees of various institutions, in particular she is President of the Scientific Committee of Max Planck Institute that studies Social Security and Insurance Forms in Munich, Germany. She was Director of the Venice International University - San Servolo Island, Venice - from 2011 to 2016. She is also Director of the CINTIA Research Center (Netspar Italy Interuniversity Center https://cintia-italy.it/) dedicated to the study on impact of aging on the economic system both at the level of economic policies and markets. In her work at Ca ’Foscari she was Vice Rector for educational activities.

Scientific results

Her research interests include individual and family behavior for consumer spending and for savings, pensions and labor participation, welfare and the gender economy. She has dealt extensively with pension reforms, pension funds and insurance markets. She plays a key role in the European project SHARE (Survey of Health Aging and Retirement in Europe http://venus.unive.it/share/) thanks to her knowledge in the area of the Economy of Aging, which studies the relationship between the different socio-economic dimensions of the aging population in Europe and the impact on the markets (labor market, insurance market and capital market).

Editorial work and publications

Agar Brugiavini was co-editor of the scientific journal Research in Economics and is currently part of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. She has published numerous articles and contributed to the drafting of various volumes, in particular with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER-USA) for the project "Social Security around the World". She has also written several popular articles on public policies.


Some recent publications in the various study areas:

(2015) Brugiavini A, Cavapozzi D, Padula M, Pettinicchi  Y. Financial Education, Literacy and Investment Attitudes, Netspar Discussion paper n. 6/2015.

 

(2015) Atella V, Brugiavini A, Pace N. The health care system reform in China: Effects on out-of-pocket expenses and saving. China Economic Review, vol. 1 , ISSN: 1043-951X, p. 1-14.

 

(2013) Brugiavini A, Buia RE, Pasini G, Zantomio F. Long-term care and reciprocity: does helping with grandchildren result in the receipt of more help at older ages?in Börsch-Supan A et al. “Active ageing and solidarity between generations in Europe”, De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany.

(2013) Brugiavini A, Gomel G, Marconi D, Musu D, Quintieri B (eds). Urban and Rural Household Savings in China: Determinants and Policy Implications, in Brugiavini A, Weber F, Wu B,“The Chinese Economy, Recent Trends and Policy Issues”, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp: 137-162, ISBN 9783642286377.

 

(2012) Brugiavini A, Peracchi F. Health Status, Welfare Programs Participation and Labor Force Activity in Italy, in:  Wise D (ed.), “Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms”, The University of Chicago Press, ISBN 9780226903095, pp.  175-216.

 

(2011) Brugiavini A, Pasini G, Trevisan E. Maternity and Labour Market Outcome: Short and Long Term Effects in : Borsch-Supan A,  Brandt M, Hank K e Schroder M(eds.) “The Individual and the Welfare State. Life Histories in Europe”, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, ISBN 9783642174711, pp.151-159.

 

(2010) Brugiavini A, Jappelli T.Verso un nuovo sistema di architettura sociale per la famiglia,Il Mulino,Bologna

(2009) Angelini V., Brugiavini A, Weber G.Ageing and Unused Capacity in Europe: Is There an Early Retirement Trap?  Economic Policy 59, p.463-508.

 

(2009) Brugiavini A, Boeri T. Pension Reforms and Women Retirement Plans (2009),  Journal of Population Ageing, Volume 1, Issue 1, p. 7-30.

 

(2008) Brugiavini A. Exits from the Labour Force,  in  A. Borsch-Supan A, Brugiavini  A et al.  “Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007),  Starting  the Longitudinal Dimension”, pp. 204-212.

 

 

 

 

Marta Burgay
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

Keywords: neutron stars, pulsar, relativity, space, stars

Region: Sardinia


Position/Role

Researcher at the Cagliari Astronomical Observatory of the Italian National Intitute for Astrophysics (INAF)

Professional career

After graduating in Astronomy at the University of Bologna in 2000, Marta Burgay continued her studies at the same university where she obtained her PhD in 2004. A few months later she became a researcher at the INAF - Cagliari Astronomical Observatory, where she works on compact objects (studying ultra-dense stars). In particular she is an expert in observations and studies of radio pulsars (one of the manifestations of the compact neutron stars, so called because they are observed through pulses of radiation appearing at short regular intervals). Since 2012 she is part of the scientific  team operating the new 64-m Sardinia Radio Telescope. She is also a member of the European and the International Pulsar Timing Array experiments for the detection of gravitational waves from supermassive black holes, and of the GRAWITA (GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm) collaboration to search for the electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave events.

Scientific results

The scientific activity of Marta Burgay is focused mainly on neutron star studies and in particular on observations and investigations of pulsars. Her name is linked to the important discovery of the binary system J0737-3039A / B, the first and, to date, the only system formed by two pulsars. Thanks to its many peculiarities, thisdouble pulsar represents a unique laboratory in several fields (nuclear physics, plasma physics, relativistic gravity...): in the field of general relativity, for example, the study of the times of arrival of the pulses of the two stars allowed her team to test the validity of the theory of general relativity with a precision of 99.95%. Continued observations of this system, still underway, will allow to further improve this limit and to test alternative theories of gravity.
Since 2008 Marta Burgay has been part of the High Time Resolution Universe Survey project for pulsars and transients searches, and since 2013 of the SUPERB survey (Survey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts). Thanks to these projects almost 200 new pulsars have been discovered, including more than 30 extremely fast rotating millisecond pulsars, a magnetar (a different type of neutron star with a huge magnetic field) emitting radio waves, a pulsar with a "diamond" planet, and a new class of transient sources, the Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), of yet unknown origin.

Editorial work and publications

Marta Burgay is (co-)author of 140 refereed articles published in international journals (including 4 in Nature and 5 in Science) that have received a total of more than 9000 citations. She is (co-)author of 22 telematic scientific communications (Astronomer's Telegram, GCN Circulars) and (co-)author of 58 conference proceedings. She is editor in chief of a volume of conference proceedings.

[2016] Keane E F, Johnston S, Bhandari S, Barr E, Bhat NDR, Burgay M, Caleb M, Flynn C, Jameson A, Kramer M, Petroff E, Possenti A, van Straten W, Bailes M, Burke-Spolaor S, Eatough RP, Stappers BW, Totani T, Honma M, Furusawa H, Hattori T, Morokuma T, Niino Y, Sugai H, Terai T, Tominaga N, Yamasaki S, Yasuda N, Allen R, Cooke J, Jencson J, Kasliwal MM, Kaplan DL, Tingay SJ, Williams A, Wayth R, Chandra P, Perrodin D, Berezina M, Mickaliger M, Bassa C. The host galaxy of a fast radio burst, Nature, 530:453. [2013] Papitto A, Ferrigno C, Bozzo E, Rea N, Pavan L, Burderi L, Burgay M, Campana S, di Salvo T, Falanga M, Filipovic MD, Freire PCC, Hessels JWT, Possenti A, Ransom SM, Riggio A, Romano P, Sarkissian JM, Stairs I H, Stella L, Torres DF, Wieringa MH, Wong G F. Swings between rotation and accretion power in a binary millisecond pulsar, Nature, 501:517.
[2013] Thornton D, Stappers B, Bailes M, Barsdell B, Bates S, Bhat N D R, Burgay M, Burke-Spolaor S, Champion D J, Coster P, D'Amico N, Jameson A, Johnston S, Keith M, Kramer M, Levin L, Milia S, Ng C, Possenti A, van Straten W. A Population of Fast Radio Bursts at Cosmological Distances, Science, 341:53.
[2011] Bailes M, Bates SD, Bhalerao V, Bhat NDR, Burgay M, Burke-Spolaor S, D'Amico N, Johnston S, Keith MJ, Kramer M, Kulkarni SR, Levin L, Lyne AG, Milia S, Possenti A, Spitler L, Stappers B, van Straten, W. Transformation of a Star into a Planet in a Millisecond Pulsar Binary, Science, 333:1717.
[2006] Kramer M, Stairs IH, Manchester RN, McLaughlin MA, Lyne AG, Ferdman RD, Burgay M, Lorimer DR, Possenti A, D'Amico N, Sarkissian J M, Hobbs G B, Reynolds J E, Freire PCC, Camilo F. Tests of General Relativity from Timing the Double Pulsar, Science, 314:97.
[2003] Burgay M, D'Amico N, Possenti A, Manchester RN, Lyne AG, Joshi BC, McLaughlin MA, Kramer M, Sarkissian JM, Camilo F, Kalogera V, Kim C, Lorimer DR. An increased estimate of the merger rate of double neutron stars from observations of a highly relativistic system, Nature, 426:531.

Awards and prizes

Marta Burgay has received several awards, from the beginning of her career, in addition to covering important scientific and institutional roles. Her PhD thesis "The Parkes High-Latitude Pulsar Survey and the Discovery of the First Double Pulsar" received the 2005 Tacchini Prize of the Italian Astronomical Society (SAIt). In 2005 she also received the Descartes Prize for excellence in scientific collaborative research, as a member of the  group PulSE (Pulsar Science in Europe). In 2006 she was awarded with two important prizes, the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravity Physics (SIGrav) Award for young researchers, and the International Union  for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Award for young physicists. In 2010 she won the Marsden Prize of the European Astrosky Network and the Vainu Bappu Award of the Astronomical Society of India. In 2011, the XXIII edition of the Marisa Bellisario Award dedicated to Women, Innovation and Human Capital assigned her a prize in the special awards section for young talents in research fields. In 2014 she was named "Chevalier de l'autonomie" of the Valle d'Aosta region and in 2015 she was designated "Sardinian woman of the year" by the Lyones Club of Cagliari. In 2017 the International Astronomical Union attributed to the asteroid n. 198634 the name Burgaymarta.

 

Patrizia Burra
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: gastroenterology, hepatology

Keywords: hepatitis, liver, liver cirrhosis, liver diseases, liver transplant, molecular biology, stamina cells

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Patrizia Burra is Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, Head of the Multivisceral Transplantation Unit and ViceRector on Research Training at Padua University.

Professional career

Professor Burra obtained her medical degree at the University of Padua in 1984, followed by specialization in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. Subsequently, she undertook an international research fellowship at the Liver Unit and Liver Research Laboratories at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, UK, before completing a PhD in Hepatology at the Padua University in 1993. She then joined the faculty at the Padua University as a Senior Registrar and Assistant Professor, Since 2004 Professor Burra is responsible of the “Regional center for cell therapy of metabolic diseases”. In 2010 she was appointed Head of the Multivisceral Transplantation Unit at the Padua University. Patrizia Burra assuming her current position of Associate Professor in 2014. Since 2015 she is ViceRector on Research Training at Padua University.

Scientific results

Patrizia Burra is interested in clinical and translational studies in the setting of liver transplantation, mainly regarding antiviral therapy for HCV recurrence, HBV prophylaxis after transplantation, acute alcoholic hepatitis as indication for liver transplantation, liver transplantation for NASH and NAFLD, adherence to medical treatments and quality of life of transplant recipients.

In the past, she has carried out studies on neurological function and regional cerebral flux by means of SPECT (single photon emission tomography) and has carried out quantitative studies on neurological function by PET (positron emission tomography) in subjects who are candidates for liver transplantation. In addition to clinical research, Patrizia Burra has been involved in basic research, mainly carrying out studies on primary cultures of human hepatocytes, receptors for thyroid hormones and stem cells from the umbilical cord and their differentiation into hepatocytes.

Editorial work and publications

Patrizia Burra is associate editor of Transplant International since 2009, of American Journal of Transplantation from 2010 to 2015 and of Digestive and Liver Disease since 2015. Since 2017 she is Special Section Editor of Journal of Hepatology and from 2018 she is co-chair of The Lancet–EASL Commission on liver diseases in Europe.

She has authored more than 290 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including:

Manns MP, Burra P, Sargent J, Horton R, Karlsen TH. The Lancet-EASL Commission on liver diseases in Europe: overcoming unmet needs, stigma, and inequities. Lancet. 2018 Aug 25;392(10148):621-622

Burra P, Zanetto A, Germani G. Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Feb 9;10(2):pii: E46

Toniutto P, Zanetto A, Ferrarese A, Burra P. Current challenges and future directions for liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2017;37:317–327

Burra P,Rodríguez-Castro K, Guarino M, Morisco F, Villa E, Mazzella G, Women in Hepatology Group; Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF). AISF position paper on liver transplantation and pregnancy: Women in Hepatology Group, Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF). Digestive and Liver Disease, 48(8):860-868.

Burra P, Germani G, Adam R, Karam V, Marzano A, Lampertico P, Salizzoni M, Filipponi F, Klempnauer JL, Castaing D, Kilic M, Carlis LD, Neuhaus P, Yilmaz S, Paul A, Pinna AD, Burroughs AK, Russo FP. Liver transplantation for HBV-related cirrhosis in Europe: an ELTR study on evolution and outcomes. J Hepatol. 2013 Feb;58(2):287-96.

Awards and prizes

Patrizia Burra is President of the NGO Marina Minnaja Foundation for the research and study of liver transplantation. She is a member of numerous Italian and international scientific societies, including: AISF (Italian Association of Liver Study) since 1985, SIGE (Italian Society of Gastroenterology) since 1985, ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) since 1994, EASL (European Association Study of the Liver) since 1995 and ILTS (International Liver Transplant) since 2008.

Additionally, Professor Burra has previously served as Vice President of ESOT, Councillor of ILTS and Chair of the ILTS Education Committee, President of ILTS as well as Chair of the European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association. Currently, she is Past President of ILTS.

 

 

 

Anna Cadinu
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: social psychology

Keywords: gender, sexual harrassment, stereotypes

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Associate Professor

 

Professional career

After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Trieste (1988) she received a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1996. From 1996 to 2003 she was a Researcher at the University of Padua, where she is Associate Professor since 2003.

Scientific results

Research activity on gender issues. Among these, the problem of sexual objectification of women and sexual harassment and the way in which the media, for example the Italian TV, support these phenomena have been investigated. This line of research has shown that viewing Italian TV clips with a representation of sexually objectified women increases adherence to traditional gender norms, which in turn increases the propensity to sexual harassment. Within the construction of a media literacy program, it has also been shown how watching complaint videos of female sexual objectification increases the intention to take collective actions, such as signing a petition against sexist and objectifying media, but only by women participants. Furthermore, the viewing of a complaint video by a group of male participants was effective in reducing their sexual harassment actions, such as sending sexist jokes to an unknown woman, and their intention to engage in more serious sexual harassment such as blackmail and qui pro quo.

Editorial work and publications

She was Associate Editor for the European Journal of Social Psychology from 2001 to 2004.
She has been an ad-hoc reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Social Cognition, Group processes and Intergroup relations, British Journal of Social Psychology, Social Psychology and Personality Science, European Journal.

International publications:

Fasoli, F., Cadinu, M., Carnaghi, A., Galdi, S., Guizzo, F., & Tassara, L. (2017). How do you self-categorize? Gender and sexual orientation self-categorization in homosexual/heterosexual men and women. Personality and Individual Differences.doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.011

 

Galdi, S., Maass, A., & Cadinu, M. (2017). Defending the Victim of Sexual Harassment: The Influence of Civil Courage and Media Exposure. Psychology of Women Quarterly, doi: 0361684317709770.

 

Guizzo, F., Cadinu, M. Galdi, S., Maass, A., Latrofa, M. (2017). Objecting to Objectification: Women's Collective Action Against Sexual Objectification on Television. Sex Roles. doi: 10.1007/s11199-016-0725-8

 

Guizzo, F., & Cadinu, M. (2016). Effects of Objectifying Gaze on Women’s Cognitive Performance: the Role of Flow Experience and Internalization of Beauty Ideals. British Journal of Social Psychology.doi: 10.1111/bjso.1217

 

Pacilli, M.G., Tomasetto, C. & Cadinu, M. (2016). Exposure to Sexualized Advertisements Disrupts Children’s Math Performance by Reducing Working Memory. Sex roles: A Journal of Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-016-0581-6.

 

Hunt, C. J., Fasoli, F., Carnaghi, A., & Cadinu, M. (2015). Masculine Self-Presentation and Distancing From Femininity in Gay Men: An Experimental Examination of the Role of Masculinity Threat. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. doi:10.1037/a0039545..

 

Galdi, S., Maass, A., & Cadinu, M. (2014). Objectifying media: Their effect on gender role norms and sexual harassment of women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38,398-413. doi: 10.1177/0361684313515185.

 

Cadinu, M., Galdi, S., & Maass, A. (2013). Chameleonic social identities: Context induces shifts in homosexuals’ self-categorization and self-stereotyping. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 474-481. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1957

 

Galdi, S. Cadinu, M., & Tomasetto, C. (2013). In Search of the Roots of Stereotype Threat: The Activation of Math-gender Stereotypes Disrupts Girls’ Performance in Absence of Stereotype Awareness. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12128

 

Maass, A., Cadinu, M., Galdi, S. (2013). Sexual Harassment: Motivations and consequences. In M.K. Ryan & N.R. Branscombe (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology (cap. 21, pp. 341-358). London: Sage.

 

Cadinu, M., Latrofa, M., & Carnaghi, A. (2013). Comparing Self-Stereotyping with Ingroup- Stereotyping and Outgroup-Stereotyping in Unequal Group Contexts: the case of Gender. Self and Identity, 12, 582-596. Taylor and Francis online.doi:10.1080/15298868.2012.712753.

 

Maass, A., & Cadinu, M. (2006). Protecting a threatened identity through sexual harassment: A social identity interpretation. In R. Brown & D. Capozza (Eds.). Social Identities: Motivational, emotional, cultural influences (pp. 109-131).Hove, England. Hove, England: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis (UK).

 

 

Awards and prizes

Member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Social Psychology - 6-year term of office (2011-2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Cadonati
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics, gravity waves

Keywords: birth of the universe, Einstein, gravity waves, universe

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Associate professor at theGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States.

Professional career

After graduating in Physics at the University of Milan, she continued her studies at the Princeton University, earning first a master's degree in 1998 and then a PhD in Physics in 2001. In the same year she became a post doc member at Princeton University, while, from 2002 to 2004 she held the same position at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

In 2005 she was a research scientist at MIT, a role she held until 2007, when she became assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At the same university she worked as associate professor from 2012 until 2015. In 2014 she has been visiting scholar of Cardiff University for about six months. Since 2015 she is associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Scientific results

Her scientific research concerns gravitational waves, specifically it deals with identifying, characterizing and interpreting those of short duration produced by huge astrophysical events such as the collapse of the supernova core or the collisions of black holes. In February 2016 a press conference was held to present the discovery (which took place in September 2015) which changed the way astrophysics is understood: Laura Cadonati and her international research team showed the existence of gravitational waves theorized by Albert Einsten in the Theory of General Relativity. The discovery was carried out by the LIGO gravitational observatory in the United States, in collaboration with an international team of a thousand scientists, including those responsible for the Italian experiment Virgo, in Cascina. Thanks to this result there will be new applications in the field of theoretical physics and applied physics: indeed the discovery is not limited to providing a better understanding of the theory of relativity, but it offers new possibilities for scientific research in the field of the birth of the universe, and of the understanding of the forces that surround us. Laura Cadonati’s previous research activity included the detection of solar neutrinos with the Borexino experiment and participation in the DarkSide project for the research of Dark Matter, both experiments took place in the Gran Sasso National Laboratories.

 

Editorial work and publications

Laura Cadonati is the author of numerous presentations of international conferences and workshops, as well as seminars and parts of university books such as:

 

“Listening to Space with LIGO.” L. Cadonati. State of the Universe 2007 - New Images, Discoveries, and Events, 2006 Springer Praxis Books, Popular Astronomy Series. Ratcliffe Editor.

 

Moreover, she is author of numerous scientific publications, including:

 

(2016) LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22 Solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence. Physical Review Letters ,116, 241103.

(2016) LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger. Physical Review Letters, 116, 061102.

(2016) LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Characterization of transient noise in Advanced LIGO relevant to gravitational wave signal GW150914. Classical & Quantum Gravity, 33, 134001.

(2016) LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions. Physical Review D, 93, 122004.

(2016) LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo. Living Reviews in Relativity, 19, 1.

(2014) Clark J, Bauswein A, Cadonati L, Janka HT, Pankow C, Stergioulas N. Prospects For High Frequency Burst Searches Following Binary Neutron Star Coalescence With Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors. Physical Review D, 90, 062004.

(2014) LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Methods and results of a search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts using the GEO600, LIGO, and Virgo detectors. Physical Review D, 89,122004.

(2014) LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, NINJA Collaboration. The NINJA-2 project: Detecting and characterizing gravitational waveforms modelled using numerical binary black hole simulations. Classical & Quantum Gravity, 31, 115004.

(2014) Borexino Collaboration. Neutrinos from the primary proton–proton fusion process in the Sun. Nature, 512, 383–386.

(2008) Borexino Collaboration. Direct Measurement of the Be 7 Solar Neutrino Flux with 192 Days of Borexino Data. Physical Review Letters, 101, 091302.

 

Awards and prizes

She has been working for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 2002. In 2010 she received the Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), in the same year she was elected to the executive committee of the Topical Group on Gravitation of the American Physical Society. In 2014 she was chosen in the Chair-line of the APS Topical Group on Gravitation (currently called “Division of Gravity”). The following year she joined the Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 2016 she became a member of the Advisory Board of the Classical and Quantum Gravity Journal.

 

 

 

 

Anna Caffarena
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International politics area

Competences: international order, international organizations, multilateralism, political discourse analysis

Keywords: change, emerging actors, ideas and representations, institutions, power, practices

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Associate professor of International Relations, President Torino World Affairs Institute – T.wai

Professional career

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Turin, Anna Caffarena got her PhD in International Relations (University of Padua). She started teaching at the Army School in Turin and became Associate professor at the University of Teramo in 2000. Since 2006 is Associate professor at the University of Turin, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society. Presently serves as Academic Coordinator of the Master course in International Relations. Recently has been part of a PRIN (Research project of national relevance) on Italian foreign policy and is presently part of an international research network on China’s role in contemporary international system. 

Scientific results

Anna Caffarena’s research interests include ideas and representations as frames influencing political discourse and policymaking; images of world politics; cooperation through international regimes and international organizations, multilateralism and international order. Recently her research has focused on two main areas: change and continuity in world politics, in particular from the perspective of political ideas and representations; China and other emerging countries’ impact on international order and the future of multilateralism.

Editorial work and publications

Anna Caffarena has authored books and articles. Her recent contributions include:

[2019] Caffarena, A., Gabusi, G., China's Belt and Road Initiative in Eurasia: Space-Shaping as Odering, in S. Giusti, I. Mirkina (eds), The EU in a Trans-European Space: External Relations Across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, London, Palgrave Macmillan.

[2018] Caffarena, A., La Trappola di Tucidide e altre immagini. Perché la politica internazionale sembra non cambiare mai,il Mulino, Bologna.

[2017] Caffarena, A., Diversity Management in World Politics. Reformist China and the Future of the (Liberal) Order, in The International Spectator, 52, 3.  

[2017] Caffarena, A., Come cambia l’ordine internazionale. Il riformismo di Pechino per un “multilateralismo efficace con caratteristiche cinesi”?, in La Comunità Internazionale, LXXII, 2.

[2017] Caffarena, A., Gabusi, G., Making sense of a changing world: foreign policy ideas and Italy's national role conceptions after 9/11, in Italian Political Science Review, 47, 2.

[2017] Caffarena, A., Conoscenti, M., The Tipping Point. Donald Trump and the Discourse on World (Dis)Order in the Press and Expert Media, in Comunicazione Politica, XVIII, 3.

[2014] ] Caffarena, A., Couples and Trust-building in International Society. A Social Capital Perspective, in B. Vassort-Rousset (ed.), Building Sustainable Couples in International Relations, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

[2011] Caffarena, A.,Primavera araba e transizioni democratiche. Considerazioni attorno all’immagine della quarta ondata, Biblioteca della libertà, XLVI, 201.

[2011] Caffarena, A., Più democrazia e meno ordine nella politica mondiale del xxisecolo?, in P.P. Portinaro (a cura di), L’interesse dei pochi, Le ragioni dei molti, Einaudi, Torino.

[2010]Caffarena, A., L’ordine internazionale alla prova del power shift, in L’orizzonte del mondo. Politica internazionali, sfide globali, nuove geografie del potere, Guerini, Milano.

[2009] Caffarena, A., Le organizzazioni internazionali, Il Mulino, Bologna.

[2009] Caffarena, A., 1989-2009, ovvero il paradosso della politica globale, in La Comunità Internazionale, LXI, 4.

Awards and prizes

Anna Caffarena is presently member of the board of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome. She served on the Steering committee of the Italian Society of Political Science -Società italiana di Scienza Politica (SISP) e on Steering Committee of the Standing Group on International Relations dello European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). She has served on the Expert Technical Review Panel of the United Nations System Staff College.  

Sonia Calvari
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: geology, volcanology

Keywords: eruption, etna, ingv, lava fountains, volcanic hazard, volcanoes, volcanology

Region: Sicily


Position/Role

Research Director of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Section Catania - Osservatorio Etneo

Professional career

She was researcher (1987-1999) at Istituto Internazionale di Vulcanologia in Catania, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), then moved to Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Sezione Catania - Osservatorio Etneo when several CNR institutes dealing with geophysics and volcanology merged together to form INGV. At INGV she was Senior Researcher (2001-2008), then Director of Research (2008-present); head of the Unità Funzionale di Vulcanologia e Geochimica (2002-2009), coordinating the activities of 35 scientists dealing with volcanology and geochemistry; leader of the Tematica Trasversale Coordinata (2004-2013) coordinating the monitoring and research activities on volcanoes of about 150 INGV scientists; leader of the Centro di Pericolosità Vulcanica (Volcanic Hazard Centre, CPV; 2016-present), coordinating within INGV the researches on volcanic hazard assessment, development of tools for hazard evaluation, and acting as a member of the "Unità di Crisi" (Crisis Unit).

Geology degree (full marks with laude) at Università della Calabria (Italy), PhD in Volcanic Hazard at Lancaster University (U.K.).

Scientific results

Monitoring and research on volcanic regions in Italy and abroad and development of tools for prompt hazard assessment, especially during volcanic crisis. Geology of volcanic systems, with development and applications of new methodologies for mapping volcanic terrains, and production of geological maps and data bases. Study on lava flows, lava flow fields and lava tubes, and ideation of routines useful for hazard assessment during effusive volcanic eruptions. Monitoring of explosive eruption using multidisciplinary data, and estimation of erupted volumes and explosion dynamics. Outreach activities, involving also several participations to Italian and foreign TV programs, such as RAI Explora (RAI Educational), Geo & Geo (RAI3), La TV delle Scienze (RAI1), National Geographic, Discovery Channel, plus several contributions and interviews to History Channel, CNN, BBC, Endemol UK, SWR (Germany), and talks to students organized by Zanichelli, where she was presenting the results from the activities and researches carried out by INGV.

Editorial work and publications

Proposer and editor of four geophysical monographs; of these, two were published by the American Geophysical Union: one dedicated to Etna volcano (Bonaccorso A, Calvari S, Coltelli M, Del Negro C, Falsaperla S (eds), Mt. Etna: Volcano Laboratory. Geophysical Monograph Series, v. 143, 2004), and the second to the 2002-03 eruption of Stromboli (Calvari S, Inguaggiato S, Puglisi G, Ripepe M and Rosi M (eds), The Stromboli Volcano: An integrated study of the 2002-2003 Eruption, Geophysical Monograph Series, 182, 2008). The third is a special issue of Frontiers in Earth Science (Calvari S, Bonaccorso A, Oppenheimer C, Spampinato L (eds), Exploring Volcanic Paroxysmal Explosive Activity From Magma Source to Ground and Atmosphere) and is in press in 2019. The fourth is a special issue of Annals of Geophysics (Calvari S, Del Negro C, Harris A (eds) and is in press in 2019. She is also author, together with Professor L.H. Tanner, of a book on Volcanoes for undergraduates published by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science of Albuquerque (New Mexico): Tanner LH and Calvari S, Volcanoes: Windows on the Earth. Albuquerque, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, A Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, 2012. 

She was Associate Editor of Bulletin of Volcanology (2011-2015) and currently she is Associate Editor of Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (2018-present). She published more than 120 papers, and here below is a small selection of the most recent papers: 

(2018) Calvari S, Cannavò F, Bonaccorso A, Spampinato L, Pellegrino AG Paroxysmal Explosions, Lava Fountains and Ash Plumes at Etna Volcano: Eruptive Processes and Hazard Implications. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6(107) doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00107.

(2018) Calvari S, Ganci G, Silva Victória S, Hernandez PA, Perez NM, Barrancos J, Alfama V, et al. Satellite and Ground Remote Sensing Techniques to Trace the Hidden Growth of a Lava Flow Field: The 2014–2015 Effusive Eruption at Fogo Volcano (Cape Verde). Remote Sensing, 10(1115) doi:10.3390/rs10071115.

(2017) Bonaccorso A, Calvari S. A new approach to investigate an eruptive paroxysmal sequence using camera and strainmeter networks: Lessons from the 3–5 December 2015 activity at Etna volcano.Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 475:231-241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.020.

 (2016) Calvari S, Intrieri E, Di Traglia F, Bonaccorso A, Casagli A, Cristaldi A. Monitoring crater-wall collapse at active volcanoes: a study of the 12 January 2013 event at Stromboli. Bulletin of Volcanology, 78(5):1-16. 
(2015) Bonaccorso A, Calvari S, Boschi E. Hazard mitigation and crisis management during major flank eruptions at Etna volcano: reporting on real experience.Geological Society, London, Special Publications 426, SP426, 4. 

Awards and prizes

2017    "Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing" awarded October 2017 by the Editors of Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Elsevier, Amsterdam The Netherlands).

2007    Most Cited Author 2003-2007 Award by Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.

2001    Diploma and Medal from the Italian Department of Civil Defence for the work carried out during the 1991-1993 Etna eruptive crisis.

1989    Diploma from the Minister of the Italian Civil Protection for having actively contributed to the first simulation of a volcanic emergency and evacuation of the island of Vulcano, Italy.

 

Barbara Caputo
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: robotic engineering

Keywords: algorithms, automata, disabled autonomy, home robotics, robot

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Professional career

In 1998 Barbara Caputo graduated in Physics at the Sapienza University of Rome, continuing her education with a specialization course in Biomedical Signal and Image Processing. Her research went on abroad, first at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, then at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco and at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, where she received her PhD of research in Computer Science in 2005. She moved to Switzerland to work at the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny and later became the Research Manager of a group on artificial cognitive systems at the Idiap Institute. Back in Italy, since 2013 she is associate professor of the Department of Automatic and Management Computer Engineering at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome.

 

Scientific results

The main research interest of Barbara Caputo, defined by the media as "the woman who talks to robots", is the development of algorithms for learning, recognition and categorization of visual and multimodal models for artificial autonomous systems, just like the robot. Leading the robotic engineering group Visual Learning and Multimodal Perception (VALEM) since 2013, Barbara Caputo, with her colleagues, is developing algorithms to allow robots to learn information directly from the internet. So it will be possible to create robots capable of learning but also of interacting and reacting to the unexpected with a wide range of uses, from home robotics to assistance for the elderly, the disabled and children.

Editorial work and publications

Barbara Caputo is the author of several publications on international newspapers, including:

(2016) Kuzborskij I, Orabona F, Caputo B. Scalable Greedy Algorithms for Transfer Learning. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, arXiv:1408.1292.

(2015) Atzori M, Gijsberts A, Kuzborskij I, Caputo B, et al. Characterization of a Benchmark Database for Myoelectric Movement Classification. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 23(1):73-83. 

(2014) Castellini C, Artemiadis P, Wininger M, Caputo B, et al. Proceedings of the first workshop on Peripheral Machine Interfaces: Going beyond traditional surface electromyography. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 8:22. 

(2014) Gijsberts A, Bohra R, Sierra Gonzalez D, Caputo B, et al. Stable Myoelectric Control of a Hand Prosthesis using Non-Linear Incremental Learning. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 25:8. 

(2014) Tommasi T, Orabona F, Caputo B. Learning Categories From Few Examples With Multi Model Knowledge Transfer. The IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 36(5):928-41. 

(2013) Gijsberts A, Caputo B. Exploiting accelerometers to improve movement classification for prosthetics. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitative Robotics, 2013:6650476. 

(2012) Atzori MGijsberts AHeynen SHager AGCastellimi CCaputo BMüller H. Experiences in the creation of an electromyography database to help hand amputated persons. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics,180:828-32.

 

Awards and prizes

In 2014 she won the prestigious Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for the project "RoboExNovo Robots learning about objects from externalized knowledge sources". The Starting Grant is a recognition that rewards the new talents in world research who are committed to building their laboratory in a European country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Caramelli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: food safety

Keywords: animal encephalopathies, histopathology, mad cow, veterinary medicine

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

General Director of the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta

Professional career

After graduating in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Turin, she specialized in Inspection of food of animal origin at the same university. Later she obtained a PhD in Comparative Veterinary Pathology at the University of Milan. In 1990 she joined the experimental zooprophylactic institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta as a veterinarian of the Department of General Diagnostics. Nine years later, she became head of the Histopathology Laboratory of the same zooprophylactic institute. Since 2001 she has been responsible for the National Reference Center for Animal Encephalopathies (based on the decree 3/8/1991) and in 2005 also for the Neuropathological and Genetic area. From 2009 she became medical director of the entire zooprophylactic experimental institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta. In 2012 she obtained the position of General Director f.f. of the experimental zooprophylactic institute of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta and since the beginning of 2016 she has been the general director of the Institute.

Scientific results

Maria Caramelli is one of the world's leading experts on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as the "mad cow" disease. The etiological hypothesis according to which the triggering agent is an altered and malevolent protein, the prion, which causes lesions and is infectious has been confirmed by several experiments all over the world: the prion triggers the production of other pathological proteins determining the typical « spongiosi "(i.e. holes in the brain), hence the name" spongiform encephalopathies ". She currently works with her team, on the detection of different strains, that is on forms of the disease never identified before: in Turin it was discovered in particular one, called BASE (from Bovine amyloid spongiform encephalopathy), typical of old cattle, originated from a probably more aggressive and virulent prion than that of BSE. She has recently committed itself to other aspects of food safety, including, for example, the "strange case" of blue mozzarella, the European scandal of racehorse-based lasagna, wild boar contaminated with Cesio137 and the problem of hepatitis A in frozen berries.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of the book:


Caramelli M, To not find out by eating ... Food security in our country, Instar Libri, 2013
She is also the author of more than one hundred publications:n

(2015) Berrone E, Corona C, Mazza M, Vallino Costassa E, Lo Faro M, Properzi F, Guglielmetti C, Maurella C, Caramelli M, Deregibus MC, Camussi G, Casalone C. Detection of cellular prion protein in exosome derived from ovine plasma. Journal of General Virology, 96(12):3698-3702.

(2015) Orrú CD, Favole A, Corona C, Mazza M, Manca M, Groveman BR, Hughson AG, Acutis PL, Caramelli M, Zanusso G, Casalone C, Caughey B. Detection and discrimination of classical and atypical L-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy by real-time quaking-induced conversion. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(4):1115-20.

(2014) Guglielmetti C, Mazza M, Pagano M, Carrella S, Sciuto S, Nodari S, Pezzolato M, Richelmi GB, Baioni E, Caramelli M, Acutis PL, Bozzetta E. Identification by a proteomic approach of a plasma protein as a possible biomarker of illicit dexamethasone treatment in veal calves. Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 31(5): 833-8.

(2014) Chieppa MN, Perota A, Corona C, Grindatto A, Lagutina I, Vallino Costassa E, Lazzari G, Colleoni S, Duchi R, Lucchini F, Caramelli M, Bendotti C, Galli C, Casalone C. Modeling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in hSOD1 transgenic swine. Neurodegenerative Diseases, 13(4):246-54.

(2013) Sciuto S, Martucci F, Desiato R, Mazza M, Guglielmetti C, Dell'Atti L, Ubaldi A, Ru G, Acutis PL, Caramelli M. Evaluation of the DR-CALUX® bioassay as screening method for the detection of contamination by dioxins in milk in Piedmont. Large Animal Review, 19(3):107-114.

(2013) Richelmi GB, Pezzolato M, Gili S, Gallina S, Decastelli L, Tarasco R, Abete MC, Ingravalle F, Serracca L, Pavino D, Vivaldi B, Riina MV, Acutis PL, Prearo M, Caramelli M, Bozzetta E. Pilot project to set up a control programme on fishery products. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 2(2):25.

(2013) Bianchi DM, Barbaro A, Gallina S, Vitale N, Chiavacci L, Caramelli M, Decastelli L. Monitoring of foodborne pathogenic bacteria in vending machine raw milk in Piedmont, Italy. Food Control, 33(2):435–439.

(2013) Meloni D, Pitardi D, Maurella C, Di Vietro D, Nocilla L, Piscopo A, Pavoletti E, Negro M, Caramelli M, Bozzetta E. Reducing the contamination of beef carcasses by specified risk materials during slaughter. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 2(1):3.

(2013) Vrentas CE, Greenlee JJ, Baron T, Caramelli M, Czub S, Nicholson EM. Stability properties of PrP(Sc) from cattle with experimental transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: use of a rapid whole homogenate, protease-free assay. BMC Veterinary Research, 9:167.

(2013) Pezzolato M, Richelmi GB, Maurella C, Pitardi D, Varello K, Caramelli M, Bozzetta E. Histopathology as a simple and reliable method to detect 17β-oestradiol illegal treatment in male calves. Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment, 30(6): 1096-9.

 

 

Awards and prizes

In 2005 she won the AIDDA Award (Association of Businesswomen and Women Executives), in 2011 she was awarded by the Turin Chamber of Commerce with the Bogianen Prize, two years later she received the Green Environment Award (VAS Onlus) and in the same year also the Tecnovisionary Award (Women and Technologies Association). In 2013, Il Sole 24 ore included her among the 10 scientists who honor Italy. In 2016 she received the Sapio Award for Research and Innovation for her commitment as a scientist.

Patrizia Caraveo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

Keywords: astrophysics, cherencov telescope array, geminga, high energy astrophysics, neutron stars, pulsar, radio emissions, space, stars

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

She has the rank of Research Director  and works at the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF)  in Milano. She is also Professor of “Introduction to Astronomy” at the University of Pavia.

Professional career

PATRIZIA CARAVEO got her degree in physics in 1977 at the Milano University. Since 2002 she has the rank of Research Director  and works atthe Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF)  in Milano. She is also Professor of “Introduction to Astronomy” at the University of Pavia

She took part in several international space missions dedicated to high energy astrophysics, starting from the European mission COS-B. Currently, she is involved in the exploitation of ESA’s Integral, of NASA’s Swift, of the Italian Agile and of the NASA Fermi missions, all fully operational in orbit. She also represents INAF within the CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) Collaboration Board.

Scientific results

She is a recognized leader in the study of neutron stars behavior at different wevelengths. Her work lead to the discovery (and to the understanding) of Geminga, the first radio quiet neutron star. Indeed, her career in astronomy was based in an interdisciplinary approach, using data from space and ground instruments.

Editorial work and publications

Her list of publication can be seen  at   http://www.iasf-milano.inaf.it/~pat/WEBpage/pat-pub.pdf .   It features:

Ø  432  papers published on international referee journals

Ø  150 conference papers (several invited papers)

Ø  Hundreds of  papers for the general public

Ø  2 books

However measured, her impact factor is very high. ADS, the system widely used by the astronomical community, quotes an h index >110, with more than 47,300 citations.

Awards and prizes

Owing to the Geminga success story, she won the Premio Nazionale Presidente della Repubblica in 2009. Moreover, she shared with her Swift, Fermi and Agile colleagues the Bruno Rossi prizeof the American Astronomical Society in 2007, 2011 and 2012

In 2014 she received the Outstanding Achievement Awardfrom the Women in Aerospace European Society and was included by Thomson Reuters in the list of Highly Cited Researchers for Space Science

In 2017 she was awarded the title of Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana

 

Silvia Carenzi
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International politics area

Competences: al-Qa‘ida, foreign fighters, institutionalized Islamist groups, Islamic State, Islamist armed groups, jihdaismo, political violence

Keywords: armed groups, international security, Islamism, terrorism

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

PhD candidate in Transnational Governance at Scuola Normale Superiore and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

Professional career

In 2016, she was awarded a Master’s Degree (with honors) in Foreign Languages Applied to International Relations from Milan’s Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. In her dissertation, she analyzed the ideological and operational evolution of global jihadism. She subsequently worked as a researcher at the Center on Terrorism and International Radicalization, based at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Transnational Governance, a doctoral program jointly offered by Scuola Normale Superiore and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. She is part of the Cosmos network (The Centre on Social Movement Studies) at Scuola Normale Superiore.

Scientific results

Her research interests are mainly focused on jihadism and Islamism. In this respect, she examined the following aspects:the foreign fighters phenomenon; radicalization and recruitment in Europe; jihadist ideology; the evolution al-Qa‘ida and the self-styled Islamic State; institutionalized Islamist groups in the MENA region. At present, as part of her PhD research project, she aims to carry out a comparative analysis of jihadist groups’ political preferences, to understand why the opt for local- and/or global-oriented strategies.

Editorial work and publications

She authored and co-authored various analyses and contributions to edited reports or volumes, including the following:

[2018] Varvelli, A.and. Carenzi, S, Islamist-Inspired Groups After the Arab Spring. In A. Varvelli & K. Mezran (ed.), The Arc of Crisis in the MENA Region, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) e Atlantic Council, settembre 

[2018] Vidino, L. and Carenzi, S., Terrorist Attacks. Youngsters and Jihadism in Europe. In IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2018, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), 

[2018] Carenzi, S., Il futuro di Daesh e la minaccia jihadista in Italia. In The Alpha Institute of Geopolitics and IntelligenceItalia: Security Report 2018, giugno, ISSN 2421-4272

[2018] Carenzi, S., Cosa rimane del califfato in Siria e Iraq?,  Focus Mediterraneo allargato n. 7, ISPI, aprile 2018

[2018] Vidino, L. and Carenzi, S., Jihadist Madrasat in Italy: A Background, ISPI Commentary, ISPI, 27 marzo, https://www.ispionline.it/en/publication/jihadist-madrasat-italy-background-19984

[2018] Carenzi, S., Twenty Years After the World Islamic Front’s Statement: Where Is the Jihadist Galaxy Heading?, European Eye on Radicalization, 14 marzo, https://eeradicalization.com/twenty-years-after-the-world-islamic-fronts-statement-where-is-the-jihadist-galaxy-heading/

[2017] Carenzi, S., Il ritorno dei foreign fighters europei: rischi e prospettive, ISPI Analysis N. 317,  6 novembre, https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/il-ritorno-dei-foreign-fighters-europei-rischi-e-prospettive-18591

[2017] Varvelli, A. and Carenzi, S., Dopo il Califfato: quali scenari per lo Stato Islamico, Focus Mediterraneo allargato n. 5, ISPI, settembre 

[2017] Carenzi, S., L’evoluzione ideologica e operativa del jihadismo globale, Il mondo dell’intelligence, Sistema di informazione per la sicurezza della Repubblica, 5 settembre, http://www.sicurezzanazionale.gov.it/sisr.nsf/approfondimenti/evoluzione-ideologica-operativa-deljihadismo-globale.html

[2017] Carenzi, S., Terror Attack in Spain: What We Know So Far, Osservatorio Mashrek, 28 agosto, http://www.osservatoriomashrek.com/terror-attack-spain-know-far/

[2017] Carenzi, S., Jihadismo in Europa: la minaccia del single-actor terrorism, Osservatorio di Politica Internazionale, 17 febbraio, http://www.bloglobal.net/2017/02/jihadismo-europa-single-actorterrorism.html

Awards and prizes

She is an affiliate member of the International Counter-Terrorism Youth Network (ICTYN), as part of its “Young Professionals” program.

Michela Carlana
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economics, public policies evaluation

Keywords: discrimination, education, gender, immigration, stereotypes

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

PhD Candidate, Bocconi University

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at the University of Padua in 2012, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University. In 2011-12 she was a visiting student at the University of California in Los Angeles, in 2015-16 visiting scholar at Harvard University and in 2016-17 Marie-Curie PODER Fellow at IIES-Stockholm University in 2016-17. Researcher affiliated with the IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) in Bonn and Bocconi-LEAP (Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Policies) in Milan, will discuss the doctoral thesis in May 2018.

Scientific results

The research activity of Michela Carlana takes place in the field of labor economics, with attention to choices related to the accumulation of human capital. In particular, she studied the influence of gender stereotypes of teachers on math performance, education choices and female students' self-esteem. Another of her research strands deals with immigration issues. She assessed the impact of the "Equal Opportunities" project, financed by some Italian banking foundations and supported by the Ministry of Education. The intervention aimed to provide support in the orientation to the choice of high school for immigrant students and had a positive impact both on the choice of the school path and on cognitive and soft skills outcomes, such as motivation and perception of social barriers. Michela is also concerned with analyzing how exposure to migratory waves influences family education and employment choices of the natives, using historical data from the US census at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of the following articles:

(2017) Carlana M. Stereotypes and Self-Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers’ Gender Bias. Mimeo, Bocconi University.

(2017) Carlana M, La Ferrara E, Pinotti P. Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children. CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12538. SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3095588

(2017) Carlana M, Tabellini M, Happily Ever After: Immigration, Natives’ Marriage, and Fertility. Working Paper.

Awards and prizes

Michela Carlana won the Best JM Paper Award (UniCredit & Universities - 4th Edition), the 2017 Tarantelli Young Labor Economist Award, the 2017 Best Presentation Award (Unicredit & Universities) and the Bocconi PhD Award 2015 (for productivity in high-quality research). In 2016-17 she won the PODER Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellowship.

Elena Carletti
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: financial intermediaries, financial regulation

Keywords: central bank, financial crisis, investments, prudential regulation, risk, supervisory authority

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Finance at the Finance Department of the "Luigi Bocconi" Commercial University. Director of the Banking, Finance and Regulation division at the Baffi Carefin Center for Applied Research center of the same university
Scientific Director and founder of the "Florence School of Banking and Finance" at the European University Institute.

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Political Economy in 1993 and a Masters in Economics (obtaining distinction and recognition as the best student) the following year at the Bocconi Commercial University, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics (UK). From 2000 to 2004 she was assistant professor at the University of Mannheim (DE), from 2004 to 2008 she was senior researcher and then associate professor at the Goethe University of Frankfurt (DE), and from 2008 to 2013 she was professor of economics at the European University Institute in Fiesole. Since 2013 she has been Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. She has been a consultant to numerous institutions such as the World Bank, the Irish and Swedish Central Banks and the OECD. She was a member of the Scientific Committee of Confindustria, from 2014 to 2016, and of the Evaluation Committee for the creation of research centers on financial markets in Sweden. Now she is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) at the European Central Bank and a member of the Group of Experts on banking supervision for the European Parliament.

Scientific results

Elena Carletti's research activity is mainly carried out in the field of financial intermediation and financial crises, with attention to the effects on the real economy and the consequences in terms of financial regulation. In this context, she studied in depth the determinants and consequences of systemic risk in the financial system. For example, in a series of recent works she has analyzed how the liquidity risk to which banks are subject generates volatility in the prices of financial assets and how this volatility affects the stability of the intermediaries themselves. She also contributed to the analysis of the interbank market and capital regulation as a means of stabilizing the banking system. Another of her research lines focuses instead on the relationship between accounting rules and prudential regulation.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, among which the most important are:

(in corso di stampa) Carletti E, Leonello A. Credit Market Competition and Liquidity Crises. Review of Finance.

(2015) Allen F, Carletti E, Marquez R. Deposits and Bank Capital Structure. Journal of Financial Economics, 118(3):601-619.

(2015) Allen F, Carletti E, Marquez R. Stakeholder Governance, Competition, and Firm Value. Review of Finance, 19 (3):1315-1346.

(2014) Allen F, Carletti E, Gale D. Money, Financial Stability and Efficiency. Journal of Economic Theory, 149:100-127.

(2013) Allen F, Carletti E. What’s Systemic Risk? Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 45(1):121-127.

(2012) Allen F, Babus A, Carletti E. Asset Commonality, Debt Maturity and Systemic Risk. Journal of Financial Economics, 104(3): 519-534.

(2011) Allen F, Carletti E, Marquez R. Competition and Capital Regulation. Review of Financial Studies, 24(4):983–1018.

(2009) Allen F, Babus A, Carletti E. Financial Crises: Theory and Evidence. Annual Review of Financial Economics, 1:97–116.

(2009) Allen F, Carletti E, Gale D. Interbank Market Liquidity and Central Bank Intervention. Journal of Monetary Economics, 56(5):639–652.

(2008) Allen F, Carletti E. Mark-to-Market Accounting and Liquidity Pricing. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 45(2-3):358–378.

 

Awards and prizes

Elena Carletti is a fellow, among others, of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London), the Wharton Financial Institutions Center (Philadelphia), the Finance Theory Group (USA) and IGIER (Milan). She is also a member of the scientific committee of the Bank of Italy for the "Paolo Baffi Lecture", of the Scientific Committee of Bruegel (Brussels) and a member of the editorial panel of the Economic Policy magazine. She is regularly invited to hold Keynote or Invited Lectures in international institutions such as the European Central Bank, the European Systemic Risk Board, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the Bank of England, and to participate in policy panels at international conferences such as "The ECB and Its Watchers "(Frankfurt) or" First Annual ESRB Conference "(Frankfurt).

 

Gabriella Carrozza
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer technology

Keywords: cloud, computer technology, cybersecurity, reliability evaluation, software

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Cloud Advisory Manager at Accenture

Professional career

After graduating in Computer Engineering at the University Federico II of Naples in 2005, she continued her studies obtaining a PhD in Computer and Automatic Engineering at the same University in 2008. In 2007 she was Visiting Researcher at the CSR (Center for Software Reliability) of London City University where she specialized in algorithms and reliability growth models (reliability growth). At the end of the PhD program she was hired by Selex Sistemi Integrati, a company of the Finmeccanica group (now Leonardo) in which she continued her research activities on highly critical software systems, applying methods and results to systems for the control of air traffic, sea traffic and for coastal control. During her experience in Leonardo, she followed industrial research projects under European and national programs as well as dependability assessment and improvement (reliability assessment and improvement) on industrial solutions. In 2014 she began to specialize in methodologies and approaches based on machine learning, to reduce defects in software systems and increase productivity. She was Visiting Researcher at the University of Coimbra under the Marie Sklodowska Curie program aimed at evaluating the reliability of critical software systems OTS (off-the-shelf). Always interested in the issues of resilience, security and reliability of critical infrastructures, she has been Cloud Advisory Manager at Accenture for a year, where she is interested in transformation and migration issues towards cloud systems with particular attention to cybersecurity aspects. In May 2017 she received her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Bologna Business School.

 

 

Scientific results

During her professional career she coordinated two European projects for SESAR JU, aimed at creating innovative software systems for the supervision of air traffic control systems and airports, and a national project (PON) for the development of methodologies and innovative techniques for testing and validating software systems almost in real time. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with the European Commission as an external expert for the review of research projects under the Horizon 2020 program. Her main areas of interest and research are software fault injection strategies, dependability assessment, reliability testing, defect management and security of cloud infrastructures. In 2014, she created a framework for measuring software defects based on static analysis of the code aimed at predicting (failure prediction) software failures. Gabriella Carrozza is present in the program committees of some of the most important conferences in the community of reliable software systems and reviewer of numerous scientific articles in the sector. Since 2017 she is member of Cloud Security Alliance Italy.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She has published a book on software fault diagnosis strategies and several chapters in European publications on reliable systems. She is the author of over 50 scientific articles in international conferences and journals including:

[2015] Carrozza G. Software Faults Diagnosis in Complex Mission Critical Systems: A novel, recovery oriented, approach. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN-13:978-3-659-67232-3 ISBN-10:3659672327. 

[2015] Carrozza G, Pietrantuono R, Russo S. Defect analysis in mission-critical software systems: a detailed investigation. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 27(1):22-49.

[2015] Pecchia A, Cinque M, Carrozza G, Cotroneo D. Industry Practices and Event Logging: Assessment of a Critical Software Development Process. IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engeneering, 2:169-178.

[2014] Carrozza G, Pietrantuono R, Russo S. Dynamic test planning: a study in an industrial context. International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer, 16(5):593-607

[2013] Carrozza G, Faella M, Fucci F, Pietrantuono R, Russo S. Engineering Air Traffic Control Systems with a Model-Driven Approach. IEEE Software, 30(3):42-48

[2013] Carrozza G, Manetti V, Marotta A, Canonico R, Avallone S. Exploiting SDN Approach to Tackle Cloud Computing Security Issues in the ATC Scenario. Dependable Computing: 54-60 

[2013] Carrozza G, Cotroneo D, Natella R, Pietrantuono R, Russo S. Analysis and Prediction of Mandelbugs in an Industrial Software System. ICST 2013, IEEE Computer Society: 262-271

[2011] Carrozza G, Natella R. A Recovery-Oriented Approach for Software Fault Diagnosis in Complex Critical Systems. International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Automatic System, 2(1):77-104

[2011] Bovenzi A, Cinque M, Cotroneo D, Natella R, Carrozza G. OS-level hang detection in complex software systems. International Journal of Critical Computer-Based System, 2(3/4):352-377

[2010] Carrozza G, Cotroneo D, Natella R, Pecchia A, Russo S. Memory leak analysis of mission-critical middleware. Journal of Systems and Software, 83(9):1556-1567

 

Awards and prizes

In 2014 she received the FINMECCANICA Innovation Silver Award for her innovative activities in terms of software quality improvement. In the same year she was Industrial Chair of the 33rd IEEE Symposium on Reliable and Distributed Systems for which she received official IEEE recognition.

Francesca Carta
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economics, public economics

Keywords: family policies, female employment, pension reforms, poverty

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Economist at the Bank of Italy, Department of Economics and Statistics, Economic Structure Service, Economic Structure Division and Labor Market.

Professional career

After obtaining a bachelor's degree (2006) and a specialist degree (2008) in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University, she continued her education with a master's degree in Economic Theory and Econometrics at the Toulouse School of Economics (France). At the same university she obtained a PhD in Economics in 2014. Since 2013 she has been an economist at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the Bank of Italy, in the Division of Economic Structure and Labor Market. She has conducted visiting periods at Bocconi University and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain).

Scientific results

Francesca Carta's research activity takes place in the context of labor economics and the public economy, combining theoretical and empirical approaches. The topics analyzed are different: the determinants of female labor supply, with particular reference to conciliation policies and family interactions that condition the choice to participate in the labor market; the structure of the taxation system for the financing of childcare policies; the theoretical construction of indices for measuring global inequality; the economic implications of introducing an unemployment benefit for the euro area. More recently, she has begun to analyze the consequences of pension reforms on the labor market and the effects of family and income support policies.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of the following publications:

(2018) Carta F, Rizzica L. Early kindergarten, maternal labor supply and children’s outcomes: evidence from Italy. Journal of Public Economics, 158: 79-102.

(2018) Carta F, De Philippis M. You've come a long way, baby. Husbands' commuting time and family labour supply. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 69:25-37.

(2016) Brandolini A, Carta F, D'Amuri F. A Feasible UnemploymentBased Shock Absorber for the Euro Area. Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(5):1123-1141.

(2016) Brandolini A, Carta F. Some reflections on the social welfare bases of the measurement of global income inequality. Journal of Globalization and Development, 7(1):1-15.

(2013) Carta F. Investing in the youngest: the optimal child care policy. Bank of Italy Occasional paper, n. 180.

Awards and prizes

As soon as she finished her studies at Bocconi University, Francesca Carta received a scholarship to start research and teaching at the Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management of Bocconi University. Thanks to her master's thesis she was selected for an internship at the Bank of Italy, after being particularly worthy of the scholarship named after B. Stringher. During her doctoral studies she obtained a scholarship for excellent students from the Toulouse School of Economics and a three-year research contract funded by the French Ministry of Education.  Since 2015 she has been a fellow of the Dondena Gender Initiative (Bocconi University).  In 2015, with the article Female Employment and Pre-Kindergarten: on the unintended effects of an Italian reform, she won, with Lucia Rizzica, the “Etta Chiuri” award, promoted by the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP) and the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) Young Economist Award.

Chiara Casarotti
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: seismic building engineering

Keywords: anti seismic building, earthquake, earthquakes, L'Aquila, reinforced concrete

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

PhD, Eng., Head of the Emergency Support Department at the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE, Pavia).

Professional career

She graduated in Building Engineering and Architecture, then she received a Master of Science and a PhD in Earthquake Engineering jointly awarded by the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia and the Università degli Studi di Pavia in 2004.

In 2005 she worked at the University of California San Diego as post-doctoral researcher, and then as a research fellow at the University of Pavia. Since 2006 she has been working at EUCENTRE.

Scientific results

Dr. Casarotti main scientific interests concern applied experimental research the field of earthquake engineering, dynamic response of RC structures, seismic isolation and dissipation devices and emergency technical response.

Since 2007 she is in charge of the scientific supervision of the tests carried out on the Bearing Tester System lab facility of EUCENTRE.

Since 2009 she has been deeply involved in the emergency management and rapid response to earthquake disasters, both within the framework of pilot projects on the European Civil Protection Mechanism modules, national Civil Protection projects and in real disasters (Abruzzi-Aquila 2009, Emilia 2012 and Central Italy 2016), with technical coordination roles.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of national and international publications, including:

(2017) Pavese, M. Furinghetti & C. Casarotti. Investigation of theConsequences of Mounting Laying Defects for Curved Surface Slider Devices under GeneralSeismic Input, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2017.1323046
(2017) Casarotti, C., A. Pavese, S. Peloso, B. Borzi.  EUCENTRE e l’emergenza sismica: attività preparatorie e supporto in emergenza durante il Sisma in Centro Italia. N° 2 (2017): Progettazione Sismica
(2014) Monteiro R, Marques M, Adhikari G, Casarotti C, Pinho R. Spectral reduction factors evaluation for seismic assessment of frame buildings. Engineering Structures, 77:129-142.
(2013) Pinho R, Marques M, Monteirom Casarotti C, et al. Evaluation of Nonlinear Static Procedures in the Assessment of Building Frames.Earthquake Spectra, 29(4):459-1476.
(2012) Casarotti C, Pavese A, Peloso S. Valutazione delle strutture nella fase post terremoto. Il modulo sviluppato da Eucentre e l'attività sul campo. Progettazione Sismica, 3:37-48.
(2009) Casarotti C, Pavese A, Peloso S. Seismic Response of the San Salvatore Hospital of Coppito (L'Aquila) during the 6th April 2009 earthquake. Progettazione Sismica, 3, Special Abruzzo, Italiano (163-176) e Inglese (159-172).
(2009) Benzoni C, Casarotti C. Effects of Vertical Load, S train Rate and Cycling on the Response of Lead-Rubber Seismic Isolators. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 13:293-312.
(2009) Casarotti C, Monteiro R & Pinho R. Verification of spectral reduction factors for seismic assessment of bridges. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 42(2).
(2009) Pinho R, Monteiro R, Casarotti C, Delgado R. Assessment of Continuous Span Bridges through Nonlinear Static Procedures. Earthquake Spectra, 25(1):143-159.
(2007) Pinho R, Casarotti C, Antoniou S. A comparison of Single-Run Pushover Analysis Techniques for seismic assessment of bridges. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 36:1347-1362.
(2007) Casarotti C, Pinho R. An adaptive capacity spectrum method for assessment of bridges subjected to earthquake action. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 5:377-390.
(2006) Casarotti C, Pinho R. Seismic response of continuous span bridges through fibre-based finite element analysis. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibrations 5(1):119-131.

Awards and prizes

Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper In Bridge Engineering 2005, University of Nevada, Reno

Isabella Castiglioni
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: applied physics

Keywords: artificial intelligence, computer technology, diagnostic imaging, image processing, molecular diagnostics

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Researcher at the IBFM-CNR (Institute of Molecular Bio-images and Physiology - National Research Council) in Milan.

Professional career

After graduating in Physics at the University of Milan in 1993, she received a scientific education in the field of physics applied to medicine, (more recently to cultural heritage and the environment), in particular in applications of imaging diagnostics combined with advanced computational techniques. Since 1997 she is Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology of the National Research Council (IBFM-CNR), where, since 2011, she is also a member of the Council of the Institute. From 2010 to 2016 she was professor on contract at the University of Milano-Bicocca. She gained experience in research responsibility through the creation and management of her own research group at the IBFM-CNR, which was consolidated in 2011 in a research laboratory (Integration & Innovation Laboratory in Molecular Imaging, INLAB www.inlab.ibfm.cnr.it), which currently hosts 10 researchers with expertise in the field of bioimaging, computer science, biology and biotechnology.

 

Scientific results

She obtained important scientific results in: 1) physical characterization of diagnostic imaging systems, in particular positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission tomography (SPECT), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI), fluorescence imaging/bioluminescence and near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS),                                  2) development of methods of acquisition and processing of diagnostic images for medical and cultural applications, 3) development of methods and models for the correction of physical effects, noise sources in diagnostic imaging studies (eg attenuation, dispersion, partial volume effect), 4) development of methods of quantification and extraction of characteristics from diagnostic images (for example analysis of statistical parametric mapping, radiomics, analysis of main components, machine learning), 5) creation of databases of synthetic medical images for the validation of processing methods and quantification of medical images. Since 2010 she has coordinated 13 scientific research projects financed on competitive tenders or through contracts, for a total non-repayable net grant of 2M €, and 12 research projects in agreement with IRCCS and Hospitals. She showed her research achievements in more than 50 seminars and lectures at national and international conferences, universities and research institutes. She is co-inventor of four softwares for the extraction and quantification of biomarker images and biomedical data in use at national and foreign health facilities. From 2012 to 2015 she was Mentor of two spin offs in the biomedical technology sector.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is credited with 112 scientific publications in ISI scientific journals, including:

Science, Nucleic Acids Research, Theranostics, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Medicine, Cerebral Cortex; she is in pole position (with the role of first, corresponding or last author) in more than 70% of her publications.

[2005] Berti A, Bottini G, Gandola M, Pia L, Smania N, Stracciari A, Castiglioni I, Vallar G. Shared cortical anatomy for motor awareness and motor control. Science, 309(5733):488-91.

[2014]Picchio M, Kirienko M, Mapelli P, Dell'Oca I, Villa E, Gallivanone F, Gianolli L, Messa C, Castiglioni I. Predictive value of pre-therapy (18)F-FDG PET/CT for the outcome of (18)F-FDG PET-guided radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer.Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 41(1):21-31.

[2015] Bertoli G, Cava C, Castiglioni I. MicroRNAs: New Biomarkers for Diagnosis, Prognosis, Therapy Prediction and Therapeutic Tools for Breast Cancer. Theranostics, 5(10):1122-43.

[2015] Salvatore C, Cerasa A, Battista P, Gilardi MC, Quattrone A, Castiglioni I; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease: a machine learning approach. Front Neurosci, 9:307. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00307. eCollection 2015.

[2016] Colaprico A, Silva TC, Olsen C, Garofano L, Cava C, Garolini D, Sabedot TS, Malta TM, Pagnotta SM, Castiglioni I, Ceccarelli M, Bontempi G, Noushmehr H. TCGAbiolinks: an R/Bioconductor package for integrative analysis of TCGA data. Nucleic Acids Res, 44(8):e71. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1507.

[2017] Antunovic L, Gallivanone F, Sollini M, Sagona A, Invento A, Manfrinato G, Kirienko M, Tinterri C, Chiti A, Castiglioni I. [18F]FDG PET/CT features for the molecular characterization of primary breast tumors. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 44(12):1945-1954.

[2017] Berti A, Della-Torre E, Gallivanone F, Canevari C, Milani R, Lanzillotta M, Campochiaro C, Ramirez GA, Bozzalla Cassione E, Bozzolo E, Pedica F, Castiglioni I, Arcidiacono PG, Balzano G, Falconi M, Gianolli L, Dagna L. Quantitative measurement of 18F-FDG PET/CT uptake reflects the expansion of circulating plasmablasts in IgG4-related disease. Rheumatology,56(12):2084-2092. 

[2018] Gargano M, Galli A, Bonizzoni L, Alberti R, Aresi N, Caccia M, Castiglioni I, Interlenghi M, Salvatore C, Ludwig N, Martini M. The Giotto's workshop in the XXI century: looking inside the “God the Father with Angels” gable. Journal of cultural heritage: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2018.09.016

[2019] Cantini L, Bertoli G, Cava C, Dubois T, Zinovyev A, Caselle M, Castiglioni I, Barillot E, Martignetti L. Identification of microRNA clusters cooperatively acting on Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Triple Negative Breast Cancer. NAR, in press (Published on-line).

[2019] Musazzi L, Sala N, Tornese P, Gallivanone F, Belloli S, Conte A, Di Grigoli G, Fenghua C, Treccani G, Bazzini C, Castiglioni I, Nyengaard JR, Wegener G, Moresco RM, Popoli P. Acute inescapable stress rapidly increases synaptic energy metabolism in prefrontal cortex and alters working memory performance. Cerebral Cortex, in press.

Awards and prizes

From 2007 to 2009 she was Foreign Scientific Visitors Tutor for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). She is a scientific evaluator of research projects for International Institutions (Engineering in the Medical and Biology Society, Fundacao para a Cienca and in Technology FCT – Portugal, French Institute National du Cancer, Poland National Science Center, Horizon2020). She is a scientific reviewer in international scientific journals in the field of bioimaging and molecular diagnostics and carries out publishing activities, as Associate Editor and Guest Editor. In particular she was Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Frontiers in Biomarkers for Theranostics" in Frontiers in Bioscience - Landmark, of the Special Issue "Frontiers from Radiomics in Molecular Imaging" in Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging, and of the Special Issue "Imaging biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative diseases” in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

 

 

 

Tiziana Catarci
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: computer engineering

Keywords: big data, computer, computer technology, digital technologies, internet

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Tiziana Catarci is full professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Sapienza University of Roma (http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/users/catarcidisuniroma1it), director of the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”, and director of the ECONA Interuniversity Research Centre on the Cognitive Processing in Natural and Artificial Systems.

Professional career

During 2010-14 she has been Sapienza vice-rector for technologies and infrastructures and during 2009-2014 she has been president of the Sapienza ICT service center. During 2015-2018 she has been director of the Sapienza Design Research center and during 2015-2017 she has been the president of KION, a private company of the Cineca group. 

Tiziana Catarci is the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality. Moreover, she is associate editor of several international journals and has been co-chair of many important international conferences in both database and hci areas. Dr. Catarci has been a founder Member of the Italian Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction.

Finally, she is very active in combating gender disparities and promoting the STEM disciplines among female students by promoting dedicated projects at both school and university level and acting as role-model for “Inspiring Girls”(http://www.inspiring-girls.com/) and other initiatives.

Scientific results

Tiziana Catarci’s main research interests are in theoretical and application oriented aspects of visual formalisms for databases, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, usability, smart environments, information visualization, data management, data quality and digital libraries. On these topics she has published over 200 papers in international journals, conferences and workshop proceedings, and 20 books. In particular, her contribution can be regarded as one of the first and most significant examples of deep analysis and formalization of the interaction between the user and the database, which takes in consideration both usability issues and various database related aspects.

Editorial work and publications

Five selected publications

(2019) Marco Angelini, Graziano Blasilli, Tiziana Catarci, Simone Lenti, Giuseppe Santucci:
Vulnus: Visual Vulnerability Analysis for Network Security. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. 25(1): 183-192.

(2018) Paolo Ceravolo, Tiziana Catarci,et al.:Big Data Semantics. J. Data Semantics7(2): 65-85.

(2014) Bauleo E, Carnevale S, Catarci T, Kimani S, Leva M, Mecella M. Design, realization and user evaluation of the SmartVortex Visual Query System for accessing data streams in industrial engineering applications. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing 25(5):577-601.

(2010) Catarci T, Dix AJ, Kimani S, Santucci G. User-Centered Data Management. Morgan & Claypool Publishers.

(2000) Catarci T. What Happened When Database Researchers Met Usability. Information Systems, 25(3):177-212.

 

 

 

Lucia Cattani
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: air treatment, alternative energies, civil engineering, energy efficiency, environmental acoustics, heat transmission, technical physics, thermodynamic cycles

Keywords: awa modula, energy saving, environment, heat transmission, renewable sources, seas-sa, sustainable building, thermodynamic cycles, water extraction from the air, water shortage

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

R&D consultant in SEAS-SA - external researcher and lecturer in University of Pavia

Professional career

In the academic year 2001 she obtained a master degree in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic, in the University of Pavia (Italy). In the same university in 2002 she obtained a first level master regarding surface waters defence. Four years later, 2006, she obtained the title of environmental acoustic expert, after a post lauream course organised by F.A.S.T. (Milan- Italy). In 2008 she obtained the energy certificatory qualification. In academic year 2008 she became Philosophy Doctor in technologies for energy and environment (Applied Physics) with a thesis about energetic sustainable buildings (University of Bergamo - Italy). From 2001 to 2014 she worked as external researcher and lecturer in Pavia University, Engineering Faculty, in Applied Physics. She also taught in several professional courses. In 2012 Lucia Cattani worked in the research team of the University of Pavia devoted to design a new machine which can extract water from air. The research ended with the prototype construction. In 2014 she became R&D manager for SEAS-SA, a Swiss start up, which bought rights about the said research and started to build and sell integrated machines which extract water from air and permit to increase energy efficiency in building heating and cooling. In 2017 she shifted to a part time occupation in SEAS, as R&D scientific consultant, in order to return to research and teaching activities in Pavia University.

Nowadays she continues her work in SEAS and at the same time carries out research in the field of water from air extraction as external researcher in Pavia University.

Scientific results

Thanks to her studies and previous research work, Lucia Cattani obtained an interdisciplinary attitude, which permits her to work in the branch of Applied Physics which regards advanced integrated plants devoted to increase energy saving and drinking water generation. Having knowledge about: thermodynamics, heat transmission, renewable energies, hydraulics, water sanification and purification treatments, waste treatment and recycling, she was able to become R&D manager of an innovative start up, SEAS SA in the field of AWG (atmospheric water generator). Integrated systems AWA modula, produced by SEAS SA, are not simple water from air extractors, but are particular machines, which can provide not only high quality drinking water, but also two thermal contributes, a fresh and dry airflow and an heating flux. All the said functionalities are obtained at the same time with the same energy consumption. AWA is an evolution of the research prototype and is designed to employ all the useful effects of a reverse cycle applied to environmental air.

Her research field regarded also applied acoustics, heat transmission, energy saving, building sustainability

 

Editorial work and publications

(2018) Cattani L. Magrini A., Cattani P. "Water Extraction from Air by Refrigeration¡ªExperimental Results from an Integrated System Application" Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(11):2262.

(2017) Magrini A, Cattani L, Cartesegna M, Magnani L.“Water Production from Air

Conditioning Systems: Some Evaluations about a Sustainable Use of Resources” Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1309; doi:10.3390/su9081309

 

 (2015) Magrini A, Cattani L, Cartesegna M, Magnani L.”Production of water from the air: the environmental sustainability of air-conditioning systems through a more intelligent use of resources. The advantages of an integrated system. “ Energy Procedia, 78:1153-1158.


(2015) Magrini A, Cattani L, Cartasegna M, Magnani L.”Integrated systems for air conditioning and production of drinking water - Preliminary considerations.” Energy Procedia, 75:1659-1665.


(2010) Magrini A, Cattani L, Magnani L.”A global index to evaluate the acoustical and thermal behavior of buildings: first evaluations and applications to common building walls.” ISRA Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Acoustical Society. 

 

Alessandra Celletti
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STEM area: Mathematics

Competences: celestial mechanics, dynamic systems

Keywords: analytical mechanics, astrodynamics, celestial mechanics, interplanetary trajectories, mathematical physics, orbit, planet, solar system, space debris

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full professor of Mathematics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, President of the Commission of Celestial Mechanics of the International Astronomical Union, Member of the ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) Board

Professional career

After the Master degree in Mathematics as the University of Rome La Sapienza, she continued her studies through a PhD in Mathematics at the Swiss Polytechnic Institute (ETH) in Zuerich, awarded in 1989. Afterwards, she becomes Researcher in Mathematical Physics at the Department of Mathematics of the University of L’Aquila until 1999. Since then, she is associate professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Since 2013 she is full professor at the same university; from 2015 to 2018 she has been chair of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she coordinates since 2010 the post-graduate course in “Space Science and Technology”. Since 2019 she is Memeber of the ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) Board

Scientific results

The research interests of Alessandra Celletti include celestial mechanics, dynamical systems theory, interplanetary trajectories and the study of the dynamics of space debris. Celestial Mechanics is a discipline which dates back to primordial times and studies the dynamics of objects in the solar system, form the Moon to the planets, from spacecraft to artificial satellites. There are several open questions that celestial mechanics tries to answer: for example, whether the solar system will undergo collisions among the planets, how it is possible to design interplanetary low-cost trajectories, which is the fate of the space debris orbiting around the Earth or which is the probability of the threat induced ny the collision of an asteroid with the Earth.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of several books at university and popular level:

Celletti A, Esercizi di Meccanica Razionale, Aracne editrice, 1999. 

Celletti A, Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics, Springer-Praxis, 2010. 

Celletti A, Perozzi E, Celestial Mechanics: The Waltz of the Planets, Springer-Praxis, 2007.

Celletti A, Perozzi E, Pianeti per caso, UTET, 2012. 

Celletti A., Meccanica Celeste, Lezioni di Fisica, Corriere della Sera, 2019.

Alessandra Celletti is also author of several scientific publications on national and international journals, among which:

(2018) Celletti A., Gales C., "Dynamics of resonances and equilibria of Low Earth Objects", SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Syst., vol. 17:203-235

(2016) Celletti A, Gales C, Pucacco G. Bifurcation of lunisolar secular resonances for space debris orbits. SIAM, Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 15(3):1352-1383. 
(2016) Lhotka C, Celletti A, Gales C. Poynting-Robertson drag and solar wind in the space debris problem. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460(1):802-815. 
(2015) Celletti A, Gales C. Dynamical investigation of minor resonances for space debris.Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 123(2):203-222. 
(2015) Celletti A, Pucacco G, Stella D. Lissajous and Halo orbits in the restricted three-body problem. Journal of Nonlinear Science, 25(2):343-370. 
(2014) Celletti A, Gales C. On the dynamics of space debris: 1:1 and 2:1 resonances. Journal of Nonlinear Science, 24(6):1231-1262. 
(2014) Calleja R, Celletti A, Falcolini C, de la Llave R. An extension of Greene's criterion for conformally symplectic systems and a partial justification. SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 46(4):2350-2384. 
(2013) Calleja R, Celletti A, de la Llave R. A KAM theory for conformally symplectic systems: efficient algorithms and their validation. Journal of Differential Equations, 255(5):978-1049. 
(2011) Celletti A, Stefanelli L, Lega E, Froeschle' C. Global dynamics of the regularized restricted three-body problem with dissipation. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 109:265-284. 
(2009) Celletti A, Chierchia L. Quasi-periodic attractors in Celestial Mechanics. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 191(2):311-345.

Awards and prizes

From 2011 to 2013 Alessandra Celletti is chair of the Italian Society of Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics; the asteroid 2005 DJ1, n. 117539 bears the name Alessandra Celletti. In 2010 she is elected member of the Celestial Mechanics Institute, an international organization composed by about 20 experts in Celestial Mechanics. In 2012 she is invited speaker at the sixth congress of the European Mathematical Society. She received from the Europen Community grants for the projects "Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks" called Astronet-II (2011), Stardust (2013), Stardust-R (2019). In 2018 she becomes president of the Scientific Committee in Celestial Mechanics of the International Astronomical Union. During the period 2015-2018 she is member of the scientific committee of the Italian Mathematical Union and since 2014 of the scientific committee of the Italian National Group of Mathematical Physics. In 2016 she is elected Editor in Chief of the international journal "Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy" (edited by Springer), a reference publication in the field of Celestial Mechanics and Flight Dynamics. She is chair of the Committee Women in Mathematics of the European Mathematical Society.

 

Virna Cerne
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: food sciences and technologies

Keywords: feeding, innovation

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Research & Development Director and Member of the Executive Board of Dr. Schär group

Professional career

After graduating in Food Science and Technologies in 1994 at the University of Udine, Virna Cerne moved to Germany where she was Project leader of Research and Development at Zuegg Frucht in Berlin. In 1996 she came back to Italy and became Responsible for Quality Assurance and Research & Development department of Dr. Schär, leading company in Europe for gluten free nutrition. Since 2003 she has been Director of Dr. Schär R&D Centre, the Reserach & Development Centre of the entire Dr. Schär group.

Scientific results

Virna Cerne and Ombretta Polenghi developed the innovative patent which allows to extract from corn proteins similar to gluten which can be added to gluten free food products. Through this process it is possible to add the isolated proteins into food products for coeliac people obtaining the taste and texture of traditional food containing wheat flour.

Awards and prizes

In 2016 Virna Cerne and the Research team of Dr. Schär were nominated finalists at the European Inventor Award, in the Industry category, the only ones in the food sector. This is one of the most important European prizes concerning Innovation.

Enrica Chiappero
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International politics area

Competences: development economy, political economy

Keywords: development, human development, poverty

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia.

Professional career

She got a degree in Political Sciences, with Major in Economics and a PhD in Public Economics. She teaches Economics, Human progress and Sustainable Development, Development Economics and Cooperation at undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Pavia and Human Development in Master programs abroad.

She is the head of the Department of Political and Social Sciences and President of the Santa Caterina University College. She is among the founders of the Human Development and Capability Association and Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, the academic journal of the Association. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan. She has been Extraordinary Professor alt the Department of Economics, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. She also teaches at the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Scientific results

Her main research interests are on poverty and human development measurement, inequalities (of income and in other dimensions as well) including gender inequalities, vulnerability and marginalization, social innovation.

She has been principal investigator of numerous European and International research projects on the above-mentioned topics.

Editorial work and publications

She is co-editor with Mozaffar Qizilbash and Siddiq Osmani of the forthcoming Handbook of the Capability Approach published by Cambridge University Press. 

Below the most recent ten scientific publications:

[2019] Chiappero E. Estimating conversion rates: a new empirical strategy with an application to healthcare in Italy (co-authors Paola Salardi, Francesco Scervini), Health Economics (2019, forthcoming)  

[2019] Chiappero E. Eliciting, Applying and Exploring Multidimensional Welfare Weights: Evidence from the Field(co-author Lucio Esposito), Review of Income and Wealth (2019, forthcoming)

[2018] Chiappero E. From resources to functioning: Rethinking and measuring conversion rates (co-authors: Paola Salardi and Francesco Scervini), in Comim F., Shailaja Fennell and P.B. Anand, New frontiers of the Capability Approach, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 232-245, 

[2018] Chiappero E. Third sector and capability-oriented policies(co-authors: G. Acconcia and P. Graziano), in H.U. Otto, M. Walker and H. Ziegler (eds.), Capability-promoting policies enhancing individual and social development, Policy Press, 2018, pp.147-163,

[2017] Chiappero E. Chronic and late poverty as the main concerns in a twofold survey on inter-temporal welfare preferences (co-author: Lucio Esposito), in Journal of International Development, oct 2017

[2017] Chiappero E. Improving the quality of life of disavantaged young people in Europe (co-authored), in Atzmüller, Bonvin, Edgell and Otto (eds), Empowering young people in disempowering times. Fighting Inequality Through Capability Oriented Policies, Edward Elgar Publisher 2017, pp. 251-261.

[2017] Chiappero E. The participation of the young in the European Union (co-authors: Goffette, Vero, Graham, Raeside, Spreafico and Peruzzi), in Atzmüller, Bonvin, Edgell and Otto (eds), Empowering young people in disempowering times. Fighting Inequality Through Capability Oriented, Edward Elgar Publisher 2017, pp. 39-53.

[2017] Chiappero E. Social Innovation, Individuals and Societies: An Empirical Investigation of Multi-layered Effects(co-author: N. von Jacobi) in Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, vol. 8, n. 2, 2017, pp.271-301.

[2017] Chiappero E. Creating (economic) space for social innovation(co-authors: Molnár György, Nadia von Jacobi, Rafael Ziegler), Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, vol. 18, n. 2, 2017, pp. 293-298.

[2017] Chiappero E. Corrosive Disadvantages and Intersectionality: empirical evidence on multidimensional inequality amongst young people in Europe( co-authors: A.M.C. Spreafico and A. D. Peruzzi), in H. U. Otto,S. Pantazis, H. Ziegler and A. Pots (eds.), Human Development in Times of Crisis: renegotiating social justice, Palgrave McMillan,  2017, pp. 39-62.

Books:

[2011] Chiappero E, S. Moroni, G. Nuvolati (a cura di) Gli spazi della povertà. Strumenti di indagine e politiche di intervento,  Bruno Mondadori, 2011.

[2011] Chiappero E. Politiche per uno sviluppo umano sostenibile, Carocci Editore, 2011.

[2010] Chiappero E. Sviluppo umano sostenibile, capability approach e cooperazione internazionale (co-autore Mario Biggeri), in “Temi avanzati di economia e politica della cooperazione internazionale allo sviluppo”, a cura di M.Biggeri e G. Canitano, 2010, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp. 37-54.

[2009] Chiappero E. Sviluppo umano sostenibile e qualità della vita. Modelli economici e politiche pubbliche, (co- editor: Stefano Pareglio), Carocci Editore, 2009.

 

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: telecomunications engineering, telematic engineering

Keywords: 4g, 5g, data transmission, innovation, mobile networks, mobile phone, wifi, wireless networks

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino; Research Associate at IEIIT-CNR

Professional career

Carla received her Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from Politecnico di Torino in 2000. Since 2000, she has been with the Electronics and Telecommunications Department at Politecnico di Torino, where she is currently Full Professor. Before her current appointment, she worked at the Politecnico di Torino under as an Assistant Professor (2000-2006), and as an Associate Professor (2006-2018). From 1998 till 2003, she did research work at the Center for Wireless Communications and at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, University of California at San Diego. In 2012 and 2016, she was a visiting professor at Monash University (Australia). From 2012 till 2018, she has been the Coordinator of the Master Program in Communications and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.

Scientific results

Carla participated in several National and European projects on wireless network systems, such as the RAMON, VICOM, PATTERN, NEWCOM++, NEWCOM#, MEADOW, VICSUM, FIGARO projects, and she has been the Principal Investigator for the MASP, TA_SL, IoT_|_ToI, and LIMPID national projects, as well as for the H2020 5G-Crosshaul, H2020 5G-TRANSFORMER, and H2020 I-REACT projects. She was the coordinator of the international QNRF GAD project on next-generation wireless access networks (2012-2015), of the international FLAG project on full-duplex radio, and of the MIMOSE project on local mobile connectivity. She has been the Principal Investigator also for the contracts between Politecnico di Torino and ALCATEL, Telecom Italia, Magneti Marelli, INLAB, FCA, and TIM.
Her research interests are mainly in the field of wireless and mobile networks. Her papers have been published in highly prestigious refereed journals, and she has received several Best Paper Awards. Carla is also co-author of six patents.

Editorial work and publications

Carla is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Communications journal and is an Associate Editor of the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking. She has served for several years in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the Ad Hoc Networks Journal, and in the Executive Editorial Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.  
She has co-authored more than 300 papers, among which: 

(2019) Agarwal, S.; Malandrino, F.; Chiasserini, C. F.; De, S., VNF Placement and Resource Allocation for the Support of Vertical Services in 5G Networks. IEEE-ACM Transactions on Networking

(2018) Malandrino, F.; Chiasserini, C. F.; Kirkpatrick, S., Cellular Network Traces Towards 5G: Usage, Analysis and Generation, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 

(2015) Malandrino F, Limani Z, Casetti C, Chiasserini CF. Interference-aware downlink and uplink resource allocation in HetNets with D2D support.IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

(2006) Chiasserini, C. F.; Garetto, M., An Analytical Model for Wireless Sensor Networks with Sleeping Nodes, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

(2005) Srinivasan, V.; Nuggehalli, P.; Chiasserini, C.F.; Rao, R.R., An Analytical Approach to the Study of Cooperation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2005

 

Awards and prizes

-         Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

-         Best Editor for the Ad Hoc Networks Journal  

-         Scientific Advisory Board of  Fondazione Bruno Kessler

-         ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) N2Women Star in Computer Networking and Communications 

 

Luisa Chiodi
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International politics area

Competences: european affairs, international politics, international relations, social and political sciences

Keywords: antidiscrimination, Balkan route, Balkans, civil society, democracy, Eastern Europe, elaboration of the European past, European decision-making process, european integration, human rights, media freedom and European public sphere, media literacy in the digital era, minorities, participation of civil society, politics of memory, post-comunism, public history, Saouth-East Europe, transnational dynamics

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Director of Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), operative unit of the Centre for International Cooperation

Professional career

PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute of Fiesole (FI), degree in Political science at the University of Milan. She has been the scientific director of OBCT since 2006.From 2003 to 2008, she was a lecturer in History and Institutions of Eastern Europe at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna. She has taught European affairs in several university courses in Italy and abroad (universities of Florence, Siena, Trento, Bergamo, Turin, University of Salento, Sarajevo). She has served as referee for various scientific journals including: Croatian International Relation Review; Albanian Journal of Politics; the series of university publications of the Carocci publishing house and the Italian magazine Diacronie. Between 2003 and 2005, she was a researcher for the Institute for Eastern and Balkan Europe (IECOB/ CECOB) and coordinated, among other things, the European research project funded by the V Framework Programme: Functional Borders and Sustainable Security. Integrating the Balkans in the European Union. From 1995 to 1999, she held various temporary positions with international governmental organisations (OSCE; World Bank) and non-governmental organisations (ICS).

Scientific results

She has coordinated several research projects as director of the OBCT and for the Institute for Eastern and Balkan Europe (IECOB), focusing on civil society and transnational social dynamics. She has led OBCT's national and European affirmation for over a decade, developing an original think-tank model on European affairs that combines information, research, training, dissemination, and advocacy and acts as a link between scientific knowledge and European public opinions, between academia and journalism; between civil and political society; and between Eastern and Western European countries. Today, showing a strong propensity to animate European networks, OBCT fosters the participation of civil society in international politics, offers its own contribution to the growth of the European public sphere, and raises public awareness on areas at the heart of many European challenges.

Editorial work and publications

She contributes to the publications of her organization with articles, policy papers, and volumes:

[2017] Chiodi L. La società civile europea contro il reato di solidarietà, Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropahttps://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Italia/La-societa-civile-europea-contro-il-reato-di-solidarieta-182156

[2015] Chiodi L.Un'iniziativa dal basso per la libertà di informazione in Europa, Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa, https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Europa/Un-iniziativa-dal-basso-per-la-liberta-di-informazione-in-Europa-159121

[2014] Chiodi L.Nuova commissione: più vicinato, meno allargamento?, Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa, https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Europa/Nuova-commissione-piu-vicinato-meno-allargamento-155957

[2014] Chiodi L. Macroregione Adriatico-ionica: potenzialità e limiti, Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa, https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Italia/Macroregione-Adriatico-ionica-potenzialita-e-limiti-153808

[2011] Chiodi L. L'89 senza l'Europa: il contagio democratico nel mondo arabo, Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa, https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Italia/L-89-senza-l-Europa-il-contagio-democratico-nel-mondo-arabo-89183

Full list here: https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/Autori/Luisa-Chiodi

Publications with other Italian and European think tanksi:

[2018] Chiodi L. Western Balkans-EU Integration: Why Italy Should Take the Lead, ISPI on-line, Milano.

[2017] Chiodi L., Bona M. Balcani: democrazia e movimenti sociali, Istituto Affari Internazionali.

[2016] Chiodi L., Martino F. La rotta balcanicaRapporto sulla protezione internazionale in Italia 2016, edito da Caritas Italiana, pp. 24-27.

[2015] Chiodi L., Simili B. Non c’è più tempo. Barriere, cemento, filo spinato Il Mulino online, https://www.rivistailmulino.it/news/newsitem/index/Item/News:NEWS_ITEM:2952

[2014] Chiodi L. The Ongoing EU Enlargement and the Public Spheres in the Western Balkans, ISPI Studies.

Publications on academic books and reviews:

[Forthcoming, 2019] Chiodi L. Youth as social actor in the Albanian Transition to democracy, in A. Rama (edited by), The End of the Communist Rule in Albania: Political Change and the role of the Student Movement,  London : Routledge

[2015] Chiodi L. L'allargamento inevitabile? Un processo da compiere tra fatiche e novità politiche, Quaderni del Circolo Rosselli, 1/2015.

[2012] Chiodi L. Mass Migration, Student Protests and the Intelligentsia Popullore in the Albanian Transition to Democracy, COSMOS WP 2012/2, Department of political and social sciences, European University Institute.

 

Awards and prizes

Award Fabbricatore di idee 2012,Città dell'Impresa https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/Premi

Annalisa Ciampi
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International politics area

Competences: European Union, human rights, International Law

Keywords: fundamental rights, International arbitration, International Criminal Court, international trade networks, investments, migration, United Nations

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full professor of International Law, Verona University and Visiting Professor of European Human Rights Law, Monash University

Professional career

She graduated magna cum laudefrom the University of Florence (Juris Doctor, 1993), has a Masters’ Degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar,and a PhD in International Law from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ (1998).  She is currently a Professor of International Law at the University of Verona in Italy (2012- ) and a Visiting Professor of European Human Rights Law at Monash University (Prato Centre, 2015- ). She is also an Attorney at Law and a member of the Italian Bars of Florence and of the Court of Cassation.

In Italy, she taught at the Universities of Florence, Trento, Macerata and Catanzaro. Prior to Monash, she was a visiting professor of international law at the Academy of European Law, European University Institute (2008) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Paris II (2009).

She served as a legal adviser to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs on issues of international and EU law. She also served as an expert to the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe (CAHDI) and acted as co-agent for the Government of Italy to the European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber), in the case Markovic vs Italy (judgment of 14 December 2005).

She served in various capacities in international organizations, including as amicus curie before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court, as visiting professional with the Legal and Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as as ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights, member of the European Committee of Social Rights and, most recently, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

She is a member of the leading professional associations of international lawyers worldwide, including ACUNS (where she also serves to Board of Directors for the term 2017-2020) and ASIL.

Scientific results

She is an international and EU law expert. Her current areas of research include human rights, international criminal and humanitarian law, the UN, international trade and arbitration as well as the interface between international law, history, art and literature.  

Editorial work and publications

Books

[2007] Ciampi A., Sanzioni del Consiglio di sicurezza e diritti umani(Milano: Giuffrè), pp. IV-500, ISBN: 88-14-13598-3

[2003] Ciampi A.,L’assunzione di prove all’estero in materia penale(with a summary in English)(Padova: Cedam), pp. XII-669, ISBN: 88-13-24704-4

Book chapters

[2019] Ciampi A., "La Cour pénale internationale et les Nations Unies", in J. Fernandez, X. Pacreau (eds.), Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale. Commentaire article par article, 2nded., Paris: Editions A. Pedone

[2019] Ciampi A., "Kafka’s Trial and the EU Dublin Asylum System", in D. Carpi (ed.), Monsters and Monstrosity, Berlin: Degruyter, 221-234

[2016] Ciampi A., "L’effetto diretto «invertito» dell’art. 325 del Trattato sul funzionamento dell’Unione europea", in C. Paonessa, l. Zilletti (eds.), Dal giudice garante al giudice disapplicatore delle garanzie. I nuovi scenari della soggezione al diritto dell'Unione europea: a proposito della sentenza della Corte di giustizia Taricco, Pisa: Pacini Giuridica, 17-32, ISBN: 978-88-6995-051-3

[2011] Ciampi A., "Invalidity and Termination of Treaties and Rules of Procedure", in E. Cannizzaro (ed.), The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 360-377, ISBN: 978-0-19-958891-6 

[2011] Ciampi A., "Security Council Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights", in B. Fassbender (ed.), Securing Human Rights? Achievements and Challenges of the UN Security Council, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 98-140, ISBN: 978-0-19-964149-9

Articles

[2018] Ciampi A., "The Divide between Human Rights, International Trade, Investment and Development Law",German Yearbook of International Law, 61, 1-43, ISSN: 0344-3094 

[2018] Ciampi A., "Can the EU Ensure Respect for the Rule of Law by Its Member States? The Case of Poland", Osservatorio sulle fonti, 11, 3, 1-14, ISSN 2038-5633

[2017] Ciampi A., (Vision) "Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association” to the General Assembly (72ndsession), UN Doc. A/72/135, July 14, 2017, http://undocs.org/A/72/135.

[2016] Ciampi A., "Il referendum per la Brexit: esiti e possibili scenari", Osservatorio sulle fonti, 9, 2, 1-6, ISSN 2038-5633

[2011] Ciampi A., "Problemi relativi all'attuale regime giuridico del Trattato di amicizia Italia-Libia",Osservatorio sulle fonti, 4, 2, 1-14,ISSN 2038-5633

[2011] Ciampi A., "L'ipotesi dell'estradizione condizionata di Battisti dal Brasile all'Italia", Rivista di diritto internazionale, 94, 183-187, ISSN: 0035-6158

[2001] Ciampi A.,"BaraldiniItalian Constitutional Court decision regarding release of prisoner convicted in the United states and transferred following agreement that the full sentence would be served", American Journal of International Law, 95, 919-927, ISSN: 0002-9300

[1999] Ciampi A., "Public Prosecutorv. AshbyItalian decision on jurisdiction under NATO Status of Forces Agreement to try U.S. military officers for deaths caused when aircraft severed ski lift cable", American Journal of International Law, 93, 219-224, ISSN: 0002-9300

Awards and prizes

Fulbright Scholar to Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA) (1995-1996)

Seminario Associazione di Studi e Ricerche Parlamentari “Silvano Tosi”, University of Florence, Grant (1994)

Soroptimist Award for the Best Dissertation Thesis, Law School, Florence (1993)

“Stucchi Prinetti” Award for the Best Graduate, Law School, Florence (1993)

Daria Ciriaci
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: european affairs, governance, industrial economics, regional economics

Keywords: brain drain, european economic governance, innovation economy

Region: Lazio

Cristina Anna Colombo
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences:

Keywords: clinical criminology, cure of mental illness, depression, mental illness, psychiatry

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Membership in scientific institutions

Operating  Committee of the Centro di Eccellenza Risonanza Magnetica ad Alto Campo di Milano (CERMAC) (Center of Excellence for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging) funded by Italian Ministry of Health and Italian  Ministry of University and Scientific Research

 

Professional career

 

7.9.1985 

graduated from the School of Medicine,  State University of Milano, Italy

1989

Received italian board certification in Psychiatry, University of Milano, Italy.

1994

Italian Licence for the practice of Psychotherapy.

2001

Received italian board certification in Criminology (full marks cum laude), University of Milano, Italy.

2005- present Head Mood Disorders Unit - Department of Clinical Neurosciences, San Raffaele Hospital (HSR), Milano

2011- present Project and direction post lauream master in “Psicopatologia forense e criminologia”, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

2013- present Project and direction University Course for “Professionisti della security aziendale”, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

2016-present Director Residency school in Psychiatry

2016- Full Professor of Psychiatry, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, School of Medicine

 

Editorial work and publications

Scientific publications

 

1         Scarone S, Pieri E, Cattaneo R, Gambini O, Colombo C, Pugnetti L (1988) Neurofunctional assessment of early phases of Alzheimer's disease: a preliminary note on hemispheric EEG characteristics during cognitive tasks. Human Neurobiology; 6: 289-293

 

2         Colombo C, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Bellodi L, Sacchetti E, Vita A, Cattaneo R, Scarone S (1989) Alpha reactivity in schizophrenia and in schizophrenic spectrum disorders: demographic, clinical and hemispheric assessment. International Journal of Psychophysiology; 7:47-54

 

3         Gambini O, Colombo C, Macciardi F, Locatelli M, Calabrese G, Sacchetti E, Scarone S (1990) EEG Power spectrum profile and structural CNS characteristics in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 27:1331-1334

 

4         Locatelli M, Gambini O, Colombo C, Canger R, Beltrami M, Scarone S (1991) A statistical approach to computerized EEG: preliminary data on control subjects and epileptic patients. Brain Topography, 3(4):401-406

 

5         Scarone S, Colombo C, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Ronchi P, Locatelli M, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (1992) Increased right caudate nucleus size in obsessive-compulsive disorder: detection with magnetic resonance imaging. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 45:115-121

 

6         Locatelli M, Gambini O, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scarone S (1992) Pharmaco-EEG characteristics of fipexide hydrochloride a brain EEG mapping study in healthy aged people. Research communications in Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavior, 17(1 e 2):16-24

 

7         Colombo C, Ronchi P, Perani D, Fazio F, Scarone S (1992) Rates of cerebral metabolic glucose utilization in the basal ganglia of patients with OCD. Clinical Neuropharmacology, 15(1), Pt. B: 231

 

8         Colombo C, Abbruzzese M, Livian S, Scotti G, Locatelli M, Bonfanti A, Scarone S (1993) Memory functions and temporal - limbic morphology in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 50: 45-56

 

9         Calabrese G, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scotti G, Scarone S (1993) Caudate nucleus abnormalities in obsessive - compulsive disorder: measurements of MRI signal intensity.Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 50:89-92

 

10      Gambini O, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Scarone S (1993) Smooth pursuit eye movements and saccadic eye movements in delusional disorder patients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150:1411-1414

 

11      Scarone S, Colombo C, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Ronchi P, Locatelli M, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (1993) Increased right caudate nucleus size in obsessive-compulsive disorder: detection with magnetic resonance imaging. Abstract-a-Card: Psychiatry Edition, Vol. 4, Number 1, Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.                                                                                                                                                       

 

12      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Scarone S (1993) Size of the corpus callosum and auditory comprehension in schizophrenics and normal controls. Schizophrenia Research, 11: 63-70

 

13      Brancato V, Barbini B, Regazzetti MG, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1994) Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: an open study placebo-fluvoxamine treatment added to neuroleptics. New trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry, vol.10:1

 

14      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scarone S (1994) Anatomical characteristics of the corpus callosum and clinical correlates in schizophrenia.European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 243: 244-248

 

15      Abbruzzese M, Scarone S, Colombo C (1994) Obsessive compulsive symptomatology in normale pressure hydrocephalus: a case report. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 19 (5):378-380                                                                                                                       

 

16      Perani D, Colombo C, Bressi S, Bonfanti A, Grassi F, Scarone S, Bellodi L, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1995) 18-F-FDG PET study in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).The British Journal of Psychiatry, 166:244-250                                                                                         

 

17      Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) A pilot, open study on the treatment of refractory schizophrenia with risperidone and clozapine.Human Psychopharmacology, Clinical and Experimental, 10(3): 231-234 

 

18      Barbini B, Bertelli S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) Sleep loss, a possible factor in augmenting manic episode. Psychiatry Research 65:121-125

 

19      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (1996) Infradian mood fluctuations during a major depressive episode. Journal of Affective Disorders, 41(2):81-87

 

20      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) Dopamine agonist amineptine prevents the antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation. Psychiatry Research, 65:179-184.

 

21      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Lucca A, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Sleep deprivation hastens the antidepressant action of fluoxetine. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences,   247:100-103

 

22      Barbini B, Scherillo P, Benedetti F, Crespi G, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (1997) Response to clozapine in cute mania is more rapid than that of chlorpromazine. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 12 (2):109-112

 

23      Benedetti F, Sforzini L, Colombo C, Maffei C, Smeraldi E. (1998) Low-dose clozapine in acute and continuation treatment of severe borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 59(3):103-107

 

24      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1998) Patterns of mood variation during antidepressant treatment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 49(2):133-139

 

25      Barbini B, Colombo C, Benedetti F, Campori E, Bellodi L, Smeraldi E. (1998) The unipolar/bipolar dichothomy and the response to sleep deprivation. Psychiatry Research, 79(1):43-50

 

26      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Guglielmo E, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1998) Perceived mood and biological rhythms in depression. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 248(3):157-160

 

27      Smeraldi E, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori C, Colombo C (1999) Sustained antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation combined with pindolol in bipolar depression: a placebo-controlled trial. Neuropsychopharmacology, 20(4):380-385

 

28      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1999) Ongoing lithium treatment prevents relapse after sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 19(3):240-245

 

29      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1999) Rate of switch from depression into mania after therapeutic sleep deprivation in bipolar depression.  Psychiatry Research,86(3): 267-270

 

30      Benedetti F, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (1999) Worsening of delusional depression after sleep deprivation: case reports. Journal of Psychiatric Research,33(1):69-72

 

31      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Campori E, Barbini B, Di Bella D, Smeraldi E (1999) Influence of a functional polymorphysm within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene on the effects of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 156(9):1450-1452

 

32      Serretti A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Lilli R, Smeraldi E (1999) Dopamine receptor D4 is not associated with antidepressant activity of sleep deprivation.Psychiatry Research, 89:107-114

 

33      Colombo C, Lucca A, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2000) Total sleep deprivation combined with lithium and light therapy in the treatment of bipolar depression: replication of main effects and interaction. Psychiatry Research,95(1):43-53

 

34      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Campori E, Barbini B, Di Bella D, Smeraldi E. (2000) Some ado for a polymorphism [letter; reply]. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157(11):1887-1888

 

35      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Serretti A. (2000) Genetic differences in antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. Eight World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Versailles, 27-31 August 2000. American Journal of Medical Genetics 96(4):537

 

36      Moresco RM, Colombo C, Fazio F, Bonfanti A, Lucignani G, Messa C, Gobbo C, Galli L, Del Sole A, Lucca A, Smeraldi E (2000) Effects of fluvoxamine treatment on the in vivo binding of [F-18]FESP in drug naive depressed patients: a PET study. Neuroimage 12(4):452-465

 

37      Zanardi R, Artigas F, Moresco R, Colombo C, Messa C, Gobbo C, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (2001) Increased 5-HT2 receptor binding in frontal cortex of depressed patients responding to paroxetine treatment: a PET scan study. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21(1):53-58

 

38      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2001) Morning sunlight reduces lenght of hospitalization for bipolar depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 62(3):221-223

 

39      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A., Colombo C (2001) Sleep phase advance and lithium to sustain the antidepressant effect of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression: new findings sustaining the internal coincidence model? Journal of Psychiatric Research,35(6):323-329

 

40      Benedetti F, Campori E, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C (2001) Dopaminergic augmentation of sleep deprivation effects in bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research,104:239-246

 

41      Benedetti F, Lucca A, Brambilla F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2002)  Interleukine-6 serum levels correlate with response to antidepressant sleep deprivation and sleep phase advance. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 26:1167-1170.

 

42      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2002) Sleep deprivation and biological rhytms in bipolar disorder. Journal of  Affective Disorders, 68:88-89

 

43      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Serretti A, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2003)  Morning light treatment hastens the antidepressant effect of citalopram: a placebo controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 64:648-653

 

44      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Barbini B,  Smeraldi E (2003)  Antidepressant effects of light therapy combined with sleep deprivation are influenced by a functional polymorphism within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene. Biological Psychiatry, 54(7):687-92

 

45      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Lilli R, Lorenzi C, Smeraldi E (2003) Dopamine receptor D2 and D3 gene variants are not associated  with the antidepressant effect of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression.  Psychiatry Research, 118(3):241-247.

 

46      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2003) Influence of CLOCK gene polymorphism on circadian mood fluctuation and illness recurrence in bipolar depression. American Journal of Medical Genetics - NeuropsychiatricGenetics, 123B(1):23-6

 

47      Serretti A, Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic dissection of psychopathological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and CLOCK gene polymorphism. American Journal of Medical Genetics,121B(1):35-8.

 

48      Messa C, Colombo C, Moresco RM, Gobbo C, Galli L, Lucignani G, Gilardi MC, Rizzo G, Smeraldi E, Zanardi R, Artigas F, Fazio F(2003) 5-HT2A receptor binding is reduced in drug-naïve and unchanged in SSRI-responder depressed patients compared to healthy controls: a PET study. Psychopharmacology, 167:72-8

 

 

49      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, SerrettiA, ColomboC, SmeraldiE (2004) A single nucleotide polimorphism in Glycogen synthase kinase 3-b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 355(1-2):37-40.

 

50      Benedetti F, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2004) Fluvoxamine treatment of major depression associated with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 16(3):364-366

 

51      Benedetti F, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2004) Lormetazepam in depressive insomnia: new evidences for phase-response effects of benzodiazepines. International Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology, 19(5):311-317

 

52      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Tubazio V, Smeraldi E. (2004) A glycogen synthase kinase 3-b promoter gene SNP is associated with age at onset and response to total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Neuroscience Letters, 368(2)123-126

 

53      Moresco RM, Cavallaro R, Messa C, Bravi D, Gobbo C, Galli L, Lucignani G, Colombo C, Rizzo G, Velonà I, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (2004) Cerebral D2 and 5HT2 receptor occupancy in schizophrenic patients treated with olanzapine or clozapine. J Psychopharmacology 18(3) 355-365

 

54      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Dotoli D, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2005) Dark therapy for mania: a pilot study. Bipolar Disorders, 7:98-101

 

55      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Colombo C (2005) Components of self-esteem in affective patients and non-psychiatric controls. J Affective Disorders, 88:93-98

 

56      Colombo C, Barbini B (2005) The importance of assessment. Editorial. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 135-136

 

57      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Cognitive assessment of depression: a new test for mood disorders. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 149-165

 

58      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Florita M, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Treatment: rapid improvement in information processing after sleep deprivation and sleep-phase advance in bipolar depression. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 180-182

 

59      Benedetti F, Anselmetti S, Florita M, Radaelli D, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Reality monitoring and paranoia in remitted delusional depression. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 199-205

 

60      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Pontiggia A,  Smeraldi E (2005) Combined Total Sleep Deprivation and Light Therapy in the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bipolar Depression: Acute Response and Long-Term Remission Rates. J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66;12:1535-1540

 

61      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Long-term response to lithium salts in bipolar illness is influenced by the glycogen synthase kinase 3-beta-50 T/C SNP. Neuroscience Letters, 376 (1) :51-55

 

62      Serretti A, Cusin, Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Insomnia improvement during antidepressant treatment and clock gene polymorphism. American Journal of Medical Genetics, B, 137(1) :36-39

 

63      Olgiati P, Serretti A, Colombo C (2006) Retrospective analysis of psychomotor agitation, hypomanic symptoms, and suicidal ideation in unipolar depression. Depression and anxiety 23(7) :389-97

 

64      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Colombo C (2006) Influence of postpartum onset on the course of mood disorders.  BMC Psychiatry, 6:4

 

65      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Marino E, Pirovano A, Calati R, Colombo C (2006) Interaction between serotonin transporter gene, catechol-o-methyltransferase gene and stressful life events in mood disorders. International J of Neuropsychopharmacology 9, 1-11

 

66      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Colombo C, Florita M, Santoro A, Rossini D, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E 2006): Improvement of cognitive functioning in mood disorder patients with depressive symptomatic recovery during treatment: an exploratory analysis. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 60, 598-604

 

67      Zanardi R, Rossini D, Magri L, Malaguti A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2006) Response to SSRIs and role if the hormonal therapy in post-menopausal depression. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol Epub dec 27

 

68      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Liebman MN, Hu H, Zhang Y, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Clinical prediction of antidepressant response in mood disorders: linear multivariate vs neural network models. Psychiatry Research. 2007 Aug 30;152(2-3):223-31. Epub 2007 Apr 18.

 

69      Serretti A, Calati R, Oasi O, De Ronchi D, Colombo C (2007) Dissecting the determinants of depressive disorders outcome : an in depth analysis of two clinical cases. Annals of general Psychiatry 6:5

 

70      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Lorenzi C, Radaelli D, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Neural and genetic correlates of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of moral valence decision in bipolar depression.. Arch Gen Psychiatry 64(2):179-87

 

71      Serretti A, Mandelli L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Olgiati P, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007): Serotonin Transporter Gene influences the time course of improvement of "Core" depressive and Somatic anxiety symptoms during treatment with SSRIs for recurrent Mood Disorders. Psychiatry Research 15:149:185-93. .

 

72      Serretti A, Zanardi R, Mandelli L, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2007) A neural network model for combining clinical predictors of antidepressant response in mood disorders. J Affective Disorders 98(3):239-45

 

73      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Fulgosi MC, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Actimetric evidence that CLOCK 3111 T/C SNP influences sleep and activity patterns in patients affected by bipolar depression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet  144(5):631-5

 

74      Serretti A, Calati R, Oasi O, De Ronchi D, Colombo C (2007) Dissecting the determinants of depressive disorders outcomes: an in depth analysis oft wo clinical cases. Annals of General Psychiatry 2007, 6:5 doi:10.1186/1744-859X-6-5

 

75      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Chronoterapeutics in a psychiatric ward. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 11:509-522

 

76      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbibi B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Phase advance is an actimetric correlate of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation and light therapy in bipolar depression. Chronobiology International, 24(5): 921-937

 

77      Maina G, Albert U, Bellodi L, Colombo C, Faravelli C, Monteleone P, Bogetto F, Cassano GB, Maj M (2007) Health-related quality of life in euthymic bipolar disorder patients: differences between bipolar I and bipolar II subtypes. J Clin Psychiatry 68(2):207-12

 

78      Olgiati P, Serretti A, Rossini D, Ferrari B, Dotoli D, Bongiorno F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Comparison between controlled trials in depression and naturalistic study data. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, vol. 4 p. 83-90

 

79      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Benazzi F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Psychomotor agitation in bipolar and unipolar depression. Clinical correlates and out come. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, vol. 4 p. 39-47

 

80      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Zanardi R, Rossini D, De Ronchi D, Tarricone I, Colombo C (2007) Antidepressant response in the elderly. Psychiatry Research 152:37-44

 

81      Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dalla Spezia S, Falini A, Scotti G, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Clock genes beyond the clock: CLOCK genotype biases neural correlates of moral valence decision in depressed patients. Genes Brain Behav. Mar 26; 7:20-25

 

82      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Fulgosi MC, Campori E, Colombo C, Dalla spezia S, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E (2008) Lithium overcomes the influence of 5-HTTLPR gene polymorphism on antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. J Clin Psychopharmacol 28(2):249-51

 

83      Zanardi R, Barbini B, Rossini D, Bernasconi A, Fregni F, Padberg F, Rossi S, Wirz-justice A, Terman M, Martiny K, Bersani G, Hariri AR, Pezawas L, Roiser JP, Bertolino A, Calabrese G, Magri L, Benedetti F, Pontiggia A, Malaguti A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2008) New perspectives on techniques for the clinical psychiatrist: brain stimulation, chronobiology and psychiatric brain imaging. Psichiatry and clinical neurosciences 62:627-637

 

84      Serretti A, Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Calati R, Caneva B, Lorenzi C, Fontana V, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Association between GSK-3β –50T/C polymorphism and psychotic symptoms in mood disorders. Psychiatry research, 158(2):132-140

 

85      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Gavinelli C, Marino E, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E (2008) Serotonin 5-HT2A receptor gene variants influence antidepressant response to repeated total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 32:1833-1866.

 

86      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Pirovano A, Marino E, Smeraldi E (2009) A length polymorphism in the circadian clock gene Per3 influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 445(2):184-7.

 

87      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pirovano A, Marino E, Smeraldi E (2009) The catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism affects antidepressant response to paroxetine in a naturalistic setting. Psychopharmacology, 203(1):155-60.

 

88      Mandelli L, Marino E, Pirovano A, Calati R, Zanardi R, Colombo , Serretti A (2009) Interaction between SERTPR and stressful life events on response to antidepressant treatment. European Neuropsychopharmacology 19: 64-67

 

89      Benedetti F, Calabrese G, Bernasconi A, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Radaelli D, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2009) Spectroscopic correlate of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation and light therapy: a 3.0 T study of bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging,173(3):238-42

 

90      Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2009) Changes in medial prefrontal cortex neural responses parallel successful antidepressant combination of venlafaxine and light therapy. Archives Italiennes de Biologie, 147:83-93

 

91      Kato M, Zanardi R, Rossini D, De Ronchi D, Okugawa G, Kinoshita T, Colombo C, Serretti A (2009) 5-HT2A gene variants influence specific and different aspects of antidepressant response in Japanese and Italian mood disorder patients. Psychiatry research, vol. 167, p. 97-105

 

92      Marino E, Fanny B, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Franchini L, Colombo C, Bramanti P, Smeraldi E. (2010) Genetic bases of comorbidity between mood disorders and migraine: possible role of serotonin transporter gene. Neurol Sci. 2010 Jun;31(3):387-91. Epub 2009 Nov 21.

 

93      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Fulgosi MC, Dallaspezia S, Gavinelli C, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E, Colombo C. (2010) Acute antidepressant response to sleep deprivation combined with light therapy is influenced by the catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism. J Affect Disord.121(1-2):68-72. Epub 2009 Jun 11.

 

94      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E (2010) Effect of catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism on antidepressant efficacy of fluvoxamine. European Psychiatry, 25(8):476-478

 

95     Lorenzi C, Delmonte D, Pirovano A, Marino E, Bongiorno F, Catalano M, Colombo C, Bramanti P, Smeraldi E (2010) Searching Susceptibility Loci for Bipolar Disorder: A Sib Pair Study on Chromosome 12.Neuropsychobiology 2010; 61:10-18 (DOI: 10.1159/000258638)

 

96      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E  (2010) Association between catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism and psychotic features of bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2010 Jan 30.

 

97      Bongiorno F, Franchini L, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Bramanti P, Smeraldi E (2010) Genetic bases of comorbidity between mood disorders and migraine: possible role of serotonin transporter gene. Neurological Sciences, vol.1 feb 2010

 

98      Rossini D, Lucca A, Magri L, Malaguti A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Zanardi R (2010) A symptom-specific analysis of the effect of high-frequency left or low-frequency right transcranial magnetic stimulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in major depression. Neuropsychology 62(2):91-7

 

99      Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2011) Circadian clock gene Per3 variants influence the post-partum onset of bipolar disorder. European Psychiatry, 26(3):138-40.

 

100   Benedetti F, Yeh PH, Bellani M, Radaelli D, Nicoletti MA, Poletti S, Falini A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E, Soares JC, Brambilla P (2011) Disruption of white matter integrity in bipolar depression as a possible structural marker of illness. Biol Psychiatry  Feb 15;69(4):309-17

 

101   Malaguti A, Rossini D, Lucca A, Magri L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Zanardi R (2011) Role of COMT, 5-HT1A, and Sert genetic polymorphisms on antidepressant response to transcranial magnetic stimulation. Depression and anxiety, 28:568-573

 

102   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2011) Recurrence of bipolar mania is associated with catechol-O-methyltransferase Val (108/158) Met polymorphism. J of Affective Disorders  132:293-296

 

103   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2011) Association of the C(-1019)G 5-HT1A promoter polymorphism with exposure to stressors preceding hospitalization for bipolar depression. J of Affective Disorders 132:297-300

 

104   Benedetti F, Colombo C (2011) Sleep deprivation in mood disorders. Neuropsychobiology, 64:141-151

 

105   Benedetti, F; Absinta, M; Rocca, MA; Radaelli, D; Poletti, S; Bernasconi, A; Dallaspezia, S; Pagani, E; Falini, A; Copetti, M; Colombo, C; Comi, G; Smeraldi, E; Filippi, M (2011) Tract-specific white matter structural disruption in patients with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord 13, 4140

 

106   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2012) Opposite effects of suicidality and lithium on gray matter volumes in bipolar depression. J of Affective Disorders 135 (1-3):139-147

 

107   Brambilla C, Gavinelli C, Delmonte D, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi e (2012) Seasonality and sleep: a clinical study on euthymic mood disorder patients. Depression Research and treatment - Hindawi Publishing Corporation doi:10.155/2012/978962

 

108   Franchini L, Ciracì M, Redaelli C, Colombo C (2012) Sexual dysfunction during long-term treat,ment with antidepressants in unipolar disorder: clinical and management aspects. J of Psychopathology 2012, EPUB February 2012

 

109   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Poletti S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2012) Gene-gene interaction of glycogen synthase kinase 3-beta and serotonin transporter on human antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. J of Affective disoders 136 (2012)514-519

 

110   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Smeraldi E (2012) Optimized light therapy for non-seasonal major depressive disorder: effects of timing and season. J Affective Disorders 138 (2012)337-342

 

111  Colombo C, Fossati A, Colom F (2012) EditorialBipolar Disorder Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 525837, 2 pages
Hindawi Publishing corporation Depression research and treatment doi:10.1155/2012/525837

 

112   Radaelli D, Poletti S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012) Neural responses to emotional stimuli in comorbid borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression. Psychiatry Res 203, 61-66

 

113   Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012) Interaction between lithium salts and a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in influencing history of illness in bipolar disorder. Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy, 16 (5):303-9

 

114  Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012). Influence of an Interaction between Lithium Salts and a Functional Polymorphism in SLC1A2 on the History of Illness in Bipolar Disorder. MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS & THERAPY, vol. 16, p. 303-309, ISSN: 1177-1062, doi: 10.1007/s40291-012-0004-5.

 

115  Radaelli D, Poletti S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012). Neural responses to emotional stimuli in comorbid borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, vol. 203, p. 61-66, ISSN: 0165-1781, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2011.09.010, How to Cite or Link Using DOI

 

116   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Barberi I, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Pirovano A,  Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2013) Lithium and GSK3-b promoter gene variants influence white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38 (2): 313-27

 

117   Casarotto S, Canali P, Rosanova M, Pigorini A, Fecchio M, Mariotti M, Lucca A, Colombo C, Benedetti F, Massimini M (2013) Assessing the Effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Cortical Excitability by Means of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Electroencephalography. Brain Topography 26 : 326-337 DOI 10.1007/s10548-012-0256-8

 

118   Zanardi R, Colombo L, Marcheggiani E, Rossini D, Delmonte D, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Colombo C (2013) Paroxetine drops versus paroxetine tablets: evaluation of compliance in a six-month study. Riv. Psichiatr. 48(3):261-7 doi:10.1708/1292.14294

 

119   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Locatelli C, Poletti S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2014) Rapid treatment response of suicidal symptoms to lithium, sleep deprivation, and light therapy (chronotherapeutics) in drug-resistant bipolar depression. J Clin Psychiatry J Clin Psychiatry 2014 75(2): 133-140

 

120   Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Smeraldi E, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Different neural responses to a moral valence decision task in unipolar and bipolar depression.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/568617

 

121   Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2013) Reality monitoring deficits as common  neuropsychological correlates of schizophrenic and affective psychosis. Behavioral sciences 3 (2): 244-252

 

122  Radaelli D, Poletti S, Gorni I, Locatelli C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Neural correlates of delusion in bipolar  depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 221 1-5

 

123   Poletti S, Sferrazza Papa G, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Neuropsychological deficits in bipolar depression persist after successful antidepressant treatment. J Affective disorders 2014 Mar;156:144-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.11.023. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

 

124   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Lorenzi C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Effect of early stress on hippocampal gray matter is influenced by a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in bipolar disorder. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 2014 Jun 3;51:146-52. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2014.01.021. Epub 2014 Feb 8.

 

125   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Adverse childhood experiences influence white-matter microstructure in patients with bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine 44, 3069-3082

 

126   Mattiello S, Brignoli SM, Cordedda A, Pedroni B, Colombo C, Rosi F (2014) Effect of the change of social environment on the behavior of a captive brown bear Journal of veterinary behavior: clinical applications and research. Vol. 9 issue 3 pages 119-123

 

127   Canali P, Sferrazza Papa G, Casali A, Schiena G, Fecchio M, Pigorini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Changes of cortical excitability as markers of antidepressant response in bipolar depression: preliminary data obtained by combining transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG). Bipolar Disorders 2014; 16(8):809-819. Doi: 10.1111/bdi.12249

 

128   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) The serotonin transporter genotype modulates the relationship between early stress and adult suicidality in bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders 2014; 16:857-866 doi: 10.1111/bdi.12250

 

129   Poletti S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Adverse childhood experiences worsen cognitive distortion during adult bipolar depression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55 (2014) 1803-1808 pii: S0010-440X(14)00182-5. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.07.013

 

130   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Lorenzi C, Vai B, Bollettini I, Falini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Lithium and GSK-3beta promoter gene variants influence cortical gray matter volumes in bipolar disorder. Psychopharmacology DOI 10.1007/s00213-014-3770-4

 

131   Canali P, Sarasso S, Rosanova M, Casarotto S, Sferrazza-Papa G, Gosseries O, Fecchio M, Massimini M, Cavallaro R, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Shared reduction of oscillatory natural frequencies in bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.  Journal of affective disorders 184:111-5

 

132   Bollettini I, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Vai B, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Disruption of white matter integrity marks poor antidepressant response in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders 174:233-240

 

133   Poletti S, Bollettini I, Mazza E, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Vai B, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Cognitive performances associate with neasures of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders 174:342-352

 

134   Radaelli D, Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Poletti S, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Fronto-limbic disconnection in bipolar disorder. European Psychiatry 30: 82-88

 

135   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Glutamate EAAT1 transporter genetic variants influence cognitive deficits in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res 226 (2015) 407-408 S0165-1781(15)00058-X DOI: 10.1016/j.psyres.2014.12.071

 

136   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2015) White matter microstructure in bipolar disorder is influenced by the serotonin transporter gene polymorphism 5-HTTLPR. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 14: 3,  238-250

 

137   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2015) Effects of CLOCK gene variants and early stress on hopelessness and suicide in bipolar depression. Chronobiology International. Posted online on July 23, 2015 http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07420528.2015.1060603

 

138   Vai B, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Bulgarelli C, Locatelli C, Bollettini I, Falini A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2015) Successful antidepressant chronotherapeutics enhance fronto-limbic neural response and connectivity in bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 233 (2015) 243-253

 

139   Poletti S, Vai B, Smeraldi E, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Adverse childhood experiences influence the detrimental effect of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia on cortico-limbic grey matter volumes. Journal of affective disorders, 189:290-297

 

140   Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Sleep homeostatic pressure and PER3 VNTR gene polymorphism influence antidepressant response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders, 192:64-69

 

141   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Hoogenboezem TA, Mazza E, Ambrée O, de Wit H, Wijkhuijs AJM, Locatelli C,  Bollettini I, Colombo C, Arolt V, Drexhage HA (2016) Inflammatory cytokines influence measures of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders 202:1-9

 

142 Suzuki M, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Uchiyama M, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Discrepancy between subjective and objective severity as a predictor of response to chronotherapeutics in bipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders, 204: 48-53

 

143   BenedettiF,PolettiS,HoogenboezemTA,LocatelliC,AmbréeO,deWitH,WijkhuijsAJM,MazzaE,  BulgarelliC,VaiB,  ColomboC,SmeraldiE,AroltV,DrexhageHA (2016) StemCellFactor (SCF) isaputativebiomarkerofantidepressantresponse. JNeuroimmunePharmacol 11:248. doi:10.1007/s11481-016-9672-y

 

144   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Adverse childhood experiences associate to reduced glutamate levels in the hippocampus of patients affected by mood disorders. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry 71 (2016) 117-122

 

145   Poletti S, Aggio V, Bollettini I, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) SREBF-2 polymorphism influences white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging 257: 39-46

 

146   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Hoogenboezem TA, Mazza E, Ambrée O, de Wit H, Wijkhuijs AJM, Locatelli C Bollettini I, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Arolt V, Drexhage HA (2016) Inflammatory cytokines influence measures of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders 202:1-9

 

147   Poletti S, Myint AM, Schuetze G, Bollettini I, MazzaE, Grillitsch, Locatelli C, Schwarz M, Colombo C, Bendetti F (2016) Kynurenine pathway and white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci  DOI 10.1007/s00406-016-0731-4

 

148   Poletti S, Riccaboni R, Pirovano C, Lorenzi C, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Behavioural genetics of suicidality in bipolar disorder: the interaction between clock and 5-HTT polymorphisms and early life stress. Psychiatry research  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.054

 

149   Bollettini I, Melloni EMT, Aggio V, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Vai B, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Clock genes associate with white matter integrity in depressed bipolar patients. J Chronobiology International http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2016.1260026

 

150   Suzuki M, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Uchiyama M, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Clock gene variants associated with the discrepancy between subjective and objective severity in bipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders 210: 14-18

 

151   Poletti S, Aggio V, Brioschi S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Multidimensional cogntive impairment in unipolar and bipolar depression and the moderator effect of adverse childhood experiences. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 71(5):309-317

 

152   Poletti S, Mazza E, Locatelli C, Aggio V, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Th17 cells correlate positively to the structural and functional integrity of the brain in bipolar depression and healthy controls. Brain, behavior, and Immunity 61:317-325

 

153   Mazza E, Poletti S, Bollettini I, Locatelli C, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017)  Body massindex associates with white matter microstructure in bipolar depression. Bipolar disorders 19(2):116-127

 

154   Benedetti F, Melloni EMT, Dallaspezia S, Bolletini I, Locatelli C, Poletti S, Colombo C (2017) Night sleep influences white matter microstructure in bipolar depression. J affective Disorders 15;218:380-387

 

155   Vai B, Riberto M, Poletti S, Bollettini I, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val (108/158)Met polymorphism affects fronto-limbic connectivity during emotional processing in bipolar disorder.Eur Psychiatry 41:53-59

 

156   Canali P, Casarotto S, Rosanova M, Sferrazza-Papa G, Casali AG, Gosseries O, Massimini M, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Abnormal brain oscillations persit after recovery from bipolar depression. Eur Psychiatry 41:10-15

 

157   Poletti S, Aggio V, Hoogenboezem TA, Ambrée O, de Wit H, Wijkhuijs AJ, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Arolt V, Drexhage HA, Benedetti F (2017) Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and gray matter volume in bipolar disorder. Eur Psychiatry 40:33-37

 

158   Benedetti F, Ambrée O, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Poletti S, Colombo C, Arolt V (2017) The effect of childhood trauma on serum BDNF in bipolar depressioni is modulated by the serotonin promoter genotype. Neuroscience Letters 656 (2017) 177-181 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.07.043

 

159   Aggio V, Brioschi S, Bollettini I, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Impact of early and recent stress on white matter microstructure in major depressive disorder. Jornal of Affective Disorders, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.08.017

 

160   Suzuki M, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Uchiyama M, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2018) Does early response predict subsequent remission in bipolar depression treated woth repeated sleep deprivation combined with light therapy and lithium? Journal of affective disorders 229 (2018) 371-37

 

Abstracts presented at international and national congresses

 

1         Cattaneo R, Pugnetti L, Colombo C, Scarone S (1985) Implicazioni terapeutiche derivanti dallo studio della postura sul flusso aereo e sull'attivita' EEG durante il sonno mediante monitoraggio combinato audiovisivo-poligrafico nella sindrome di apnee notturne. Atti XXXVI Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

 

2         Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Ragnoli D, Scarone S, Pugnetti L (1985) Descrizione quantitativa dell'attivita' EEG in specifici disordini del sonno, studio preliminare su cinque casi selezionati. Atti XXXVI Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

 

3         Pugnetti L, Scarone S, Cattaneo R, Colombo C, Massironi R (1985) Analisi automatica delle variazioni EEG in banda alfa in pazienti con schizofrenia di recente esordio. Atti XXXVI Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

 

4         Pugnetti L, Scarone S, Cattaneo R, Biserni P, Cattaneo AM, Colombo C, Massironi R (1985) Disturbi della specializzazione emisferica in pazienti affetti da schizofrenia: analisi automatica delle variazioni EEG in banda alfa. Atti III Congresso Nazionale Societa' Italiana Attivita' Nervosa Superiore, Milano, 14-15 giugno

 

5         Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Locatelli M, Gambini O, Scarone S (1989) Indagine neurofunzionale in parenti di primo grado di pazienti schizofrenici: uno studio neurofisiologico. In: Progressi in Psichiatria. Pancheri P., Reda G.C. Eds. C.I.C. Edizioni Internazionali, Roma,1:391-396. Atti del XXXVII Congresso Nazionale della Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria

 

6         Colombo C, Bellini L, Livian S, Gatti P, Scotti G, Scarone S (1990) MRI and neuropsychological tests in schizophrenic patients: a preliminary study. Second International Symposium: Imaging of the Brain in Psychiatry and Related Fields. Wurzburg, June13-16, Book of abstracts, 18

 

7         Colombo C, Scarone S (1990) Clinica e terapia dell'insonnia. Atti del I Congresso Nazionale della Societa' Italiana per la Formazione in Psichiatria (S.I.F.I.P.) "Formarsi e formare in psichiatria oggi", Roma 11-14 ottobre, pp. 267-281

 

8         Gambini O, Locatelli M, Colombo C, Macciardi F, Scarone S (1990 )The meaning of physiological computerized EEG: A statistical approach.Atti dell'International meeting on psychoneurobiology: Psychiatry and advanced technologies, Saint Vincent, 25-28 settembre

 

9         Scarone S, Colombo C, Livian S, Scotti G, Perani D, Fazio F (1991) Morphofunctional aspects of schizophrenia: PET and MRI data. In: Biological Psychiatry; 29(11S):13. 5th World Congress of World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Florence, June 9-14

 

10      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Perani D, Fazio F, Smeraldi E, Scarone S (1991) Functional aspects of schizophrenia. Preliminary PET data. Biological Psychiatry, vol. 2, p 376-378

 

11      Colombo C, Ronchi P, Perani D, Fazio F, Scarone S (1992) Rates of cerebral metabolic glucose utilization in the basal ganglia of patients with OCD. Proceedings of the 18th Collegium International Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum Congress; Vol. 15, Suppl. 1, Part B, 231, Raven Press, New York

 

12      Locatelli M, Colombo C, Beltrami M, Vittadini M, Scarone S (1992) Valutazione morfofunzionale delle fasi iniziali della demenza associata ad alcolismo mediante CEEG e RMN. X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Alcologia: "L'Alcologia in Europa", Verona

 

13      Bonfanti A, Colombo C, Abbruzzese M, Scarone S (1993) Structural characteristics of the corpus callosum and neuropsychological correlates in schizophrenics and normal controls. Schizophrenia Research, vol. 9, no. 2, 3, special issue: Abstracts of the IVth international congress on schizophrenia research, Colorado Springs, USA, 17-21 April

 

14      Calabrese G, Santino P, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Scarone S, Scotti G (1993) T2 relaxation time of basal ganglia in tardive dyskinesia. Schizophrenia Research, vol. 9, no. 2, 3, special issue: Abstracts of the IVth international congress on schizophrenia research, Colorado Springs, USA, 17-21 April

 

15      Perani D, Bressi S, Colombo C, Grassi F, Bonfanti A, Scarone S, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1993) Metabolic dysfunction in obsessive - compulsive disorder: an [18 F]FDG PET follow-up study in patients treated with inhibitors of serotonin re - uptake. In: Neurology; 43(4):189. 45th Annual Meeting Program of American Academy of Neurology, New York, april 25-may 1, 

 

16      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Perani D, Bressi S, Grassi F, Scarone S, Fazio F, Smeraldi E (1994) Studio (18 F) FDG PET in pazienti con disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo trattati con inibitori selettivi del re-uptake della serotonina. In: 7° Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria Biologica - Libro degli Abstracts. Arti Grafiche Pisano,Cagliari; S7.4:42

 

17      Calabrese G, Colombo C, Falini A, Origgi D, Lipari S, Scotti G, Scarone S (1994) La spettroscopia del protone nella valutazione del metabolismo cerebrale in pazienti schizofrenici. In: 7° Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria Biologica - Libro degli Abstracts. Arti Grafiche Pisano,Cagliari; S15.2:99

 

18      Calabrese G, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Falini A, Lipari S, Origgi D, Scotti G, Scarone S (1995) Neuronal dysfunction in the frontal-cortex in schizophrenia evaluated by H-1 MRS study. Schizophrenia Research, vol. 15, p. 79

 

19      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Calabrese G, Scarone S (1994) Psichiatric disease and brain imaging techniques: MRI/MRS studies. In: 1er Symposium sur la Resonance Magnetique Appliquée a la Psychiatrie - Libro degli Abstracts. Centre Hospitalier - Rouffach - France; 37

 

20      Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1994) Innovazioni e opportunità nel trattamento farmacologico antipsicotico. XXXIX Congresso Nazionale Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria. Atti del simposio: Intervento riabilitativo e farmaci antipsicotici: nuove prospettive:41, Riccione 23-28 ottobre, pp.41-47

 

21      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Campori E, Guglielmo E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) Perceived symptomatology and biological rhythms in unipolar patiens. World Conference on Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics. Biological Rhythms Research; 26:365

 

22      Barbini B, Colombo C, Benedetti F, Campori E, Di Molfetta D, Smeraldi E (1995) The study of circadian and infradian fluctuations in mood disorders: a methodological approach. World Conference on Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics. Biological Rhythms Research; 26:365-366

 

23      Sforzini L, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) Clozapine in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. II European Congress on Personality Disorders. Diagnostic assessment and therapeutic strategies in personality disorders. Book of abstracts. Milano, Jun 26-29

 

24      Benedetti F, Sforzini L, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Terapia acuta e a medio termine con clozapina a basso dosaggio nel disturbo di personalità borderline. II Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Pisa, 20-23 febbraio. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, 3

 

25      Barbini B, Benedetti F,  Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Differential effect of total sleep deprivation in unipolar and bipolar depression. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry 42(Suppl 1):109S

 

26      Benedetti F,  Barbini B, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Patterns of infradian mood variation in major depression. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry42(Suppl 1):109S

 

27      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Smeraldi E (1997) Clozapine treatment of borderline personality disorder. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry 42(Suppl 1):31S

 

28      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Circadian mood fluctuation as a predictor of the antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry 42(Suppl 1):233S

 

29      Smeraldi E, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Cocchi F, Moresco RM, Messa C, Fazio F (1998) Valutazione PET dell'assetto recettoriale D2 e 5HT2 in pazienti schizofrenici "drug free": correlati psicopatologici e clinici. 3° Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Psicopatologia e terapia, Roma, 25 febbraio-1 marzo

 

30      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1998) The treatment of a depressive episode in bipolar patients: sustaining the effect of sleep deprivation. Workshop on novel therapeutic strategies in the schizophrenia spectrum and mood disorders. International academy for biomedical and drug research, Venezia, 13-14 marzo 1998. Book of abstracts, pp. 89-92

 

31      Campori E, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (1998) Effect of sleep deprivation combined with dopamine agonist amineptine in bipolar depression. 21st CINP Congress; 1998 Jul 12-16, Glasgow. Book of abstracts, p. 268

 

32      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Campori E, Barbini B, Smeraldi E. (1998) Day-to-day mood changes during antidepressant treatment. 21st CINP Congress; 1998 Jul 12-16, Glasgow. Book of abstracts, p. 270

 

33      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Sforzini L, Smeraldi E. (1998) Clozapine in the treatment of severe borderline personality disorder. 21st CINP Congress; 1998 Jul 12-16, Glasgow. Book of abstracts, p. 417

 

34      Moresco RM, Gobbo C, Messa C, Zocco A, Prato K, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1998) Studio della regolazione del sistema serotoninergico mediante PET nella depressione. 8 Congresso della Società Italiana di Psichiatria Biologica, Napoli 29 settembre-3 ottobre, Book of abstracts, p. 26

 

35      Fazio F, Messa C, Moresco RM, Colombo C, Zanardi R, Prato K, Gobbo C, Galli L, Smeraldi E (1998) Dopaminergic and serotoninergic activity in drug-naive depressed patients assessed with PET and [F-18]FESP. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 39 p. 40P

 

36      Moresco RM, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Lucignani G, Messa C, Del Sole A, Gobbo C, Lucca A, Galli L, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1998) Effect of fluvoxamine on cerebral serotoninergic receptors assessed by PET and [F-18]FESP in drug naïve depressed patients. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 39, p 40P

 

37      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1999) Sleep deprivation: an efficacious alternative treatment in bipolar depressives. World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry - European regional congress. Firenze, 1999 Apr 8-11. Book of abstracts, p. 175-176

 

38      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Campori E, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (1999) Deprivazione di sonno: tool diagnostico e strategia di potenziamento nel disturbo bipolare. IV Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia; Firenze.

 

39      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2000) La deprivazione di sonno nella terapia della depressione bipolare. XLII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psichiatria, Torino 16-21 ottobre. Libro degli abstract, pag. 370.

 

40      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala M, Smeraldi E (2000) La deprivazione di sonno nel trattamento della depressione bipolare. V Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Roma, 23-27 febbraio

 

41      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2000) La deprivazione di sonno nella terapia della depressione bipolare. In: Dal pregiudizio alla cittadinanza. Atti del XLII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psichiatria, pag.721-724.

 

42      Colombo C, Benedetti F (2000) Farmacogenetica del trasportatore della serotonina. Workshop: Disturbi dell’umore e ossessività, Parigi 5-6 maggio 2000

 

43      Benedetti F, Colombo C (2000) Tecniche di potenziamento nella terapia antidepressiva. Workshop: Disturbi dell’umore e ossessività, Parigi 5-6 maggio 2000

 

44      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala M, Serretti A (2000) Genetic differences in antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. American Journal of Medical Genetics, vol. 96, 4, Abstracts of Eight World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Versailles, France, 27-31 agosto 2000

 

45      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lucca A, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2001) Light and lithium to sustain the rapid effects of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S52

 

46      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2001) Genetic predictors of antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S38

 

47      Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2001) Availability of morning sunlight and response to antidepressant treatments. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S51

 

48      Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Pontiggia A, Carbonato I, Smeraldi E (2001) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S51

 

49      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Campori E (2001) Genetic predictors of antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation. 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Berlin, 2001 July 1-6. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2(Suppl.1):214S

 

50      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2001) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Berlin, 2001 July 1-6. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2(Suppl.1):232S

 

51      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M (2001) Light, lithium and sleep phase advance to sustain the rapid effects of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Berlin, 2001 July 1-6. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2(Suppl.1):352S

 

52      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Strategie di potenziamento non farmacologico. VI Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Roma, 21-25 febbraio 2001.Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia 7(Suppl 1):12-13.

 

53      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Sole, luce e terapia dei disturbi dell’umore. VI Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Roma, 21-25 febbraio 2001.Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia 7(Suppl 1):81-82.

 

54      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Deprivazione di sonno e disturbo bipolare.  VI Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Roma, 21-25 febbraio 2001.Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia 7(Suppl 1):71-72.

 

55      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Pontiggia A, Smeraldi E (2001) I ritmi del sonno e della veglia, della luce e del buio nella terapia dei disturbi dell’umore. XI Congresso nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno. Pisa, 14-17 ottobre 2001

 

56      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2002) Genetic predictors of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. 14thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Istanbul, October 13-17.European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11 (Suppl. 3), S243

 

57      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2002) Sleep deprivation and biological rhythms in bipolar disorder. 1st Biennal Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders. Taormina, March 9-12. Journal of Affective Disorders68 (1): 88-89

 

58      Benedetti F, Colombo C (2003) Ritmi biologici e disturbo bipolare. Convegno su Ritmi Biologici e Disturbi Mentali, Roma, 11 giugno 2003. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia, 22 (2 Suppl.): 29-33.

 

59      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2003) Chronobiological treatment of bipolar depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13 (Suppl. 4):S108.

 

60      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2003) CLOCK gene and circadian mood fluctuations in bipolar depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) :S223

 

61      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Mandelli L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic dissection of psychopathological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and CLOCK gene polymorphism. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) :S225

 

62      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Glycogen synthase-kinase 3b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S225

 

63      Cigala Fulgosi M, Benedetti F, Florita M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2003) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S225.

 

64      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Cusin C, Mandelli L, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) CLOCK gene influences insomnia during antidepressant treatment. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S226.

 

65      Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Florita M, Colombo C, Cropanese I, Smeraldi E (2003) Phase-response effects of lormetazepam in depressive insomnia. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S223.

 

66      Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pontiggia A, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2003) Morning light therapy as an augmenting strategy of antidepressant treatment. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S224.

 

67      Florita M, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Bernasconi A, Pontiggia A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2003) Changes in depressive neuropsychological functioning during antidepressant treatment. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S224.

 

68      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2003) CLOCK gene and circadian mood fluctuations in bipolar depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) :S223

 

69      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Glycogen synthase-kinase 3b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S225

 

70      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A Serretti A,, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Glycogen synthase-kinase 3b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec City, October 4-8.

 

71      Serretti A, Cusin C, Lorenzi C, Benedetti F, Pirovano A, Arnoldi A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic predictors of antidepressant efficacy: the state of the art. XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec City, October 4-8.

 

72      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Benedetti F, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic dissection of psychopatological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and CLOCK gene polymorphism. XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec City, October 4-8.

 

73      Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Benedetti F, Tubazio V, Ploia C, Colombo C, De Ronchi D, Smeraldi E (2003) Human PERIOD 3 gene influences SSRIs antidepressant activity in mood disorders. The XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec, 15/09/2003. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 122B:124. pp.

 

74      Serretti A, Zanardi R, Benedetti F, Cusin C, Pirovano A, Artioli P, Colombo C (2003) Applicazione della farmacogenetica ai disturbi dell’umore. XLIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psichiatria, Bologna 19-24 ottobre 2003.

 

75      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Bernasconi A, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Smeraldi E (2004) Chronobiological treatments of bipolar depression. The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD)–2nd Biennial Conference–Cancun, Mexico 5th–10th March 2004. Journal of Affective Disorders 78(Suppl.1): S14.

 

76      Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Benedetti F, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Ploia C, Tubazio V, Smeraldi E (2004) Genetic polymorphisms influencing response of antidepressants. XXIV CINP Congress. Paris, 20-24 June. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 7(Suppl.1):S67.

 

77      Ploia C, Serretti A, Benedetti F, Fontana V, Colombo C, Catalano M, Smeraldi E (2004) Mood disorders and antidepressants treatment: haplotype analysis of human PERIOD 3 gene. XIIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Dublin, Ireland, 9th–13th October 2004. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 130B:160.

 

78      Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Benedetti F, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Ploia C, Tubazio V, Smeraldi E (2004) Genetic predictors of antidepressants efficacy: The State of the Art. European Psychiatry, 19(Suppl.1):79S-79S.

 

79      Florita M, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Bernasconi A, Pontiggia A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2004) Neuropsychological functioning during antidepressant treatment in depressed patients. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):263.

 

80      Cigala Fulgosi M, Benedetti F, Florita M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2004) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):264.

 

81      Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Anselmetti S, Florita M, Sartorio E, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2004) Reality monitoring and paranoia in remitted delusional depression. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):264.

 

82      Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pontiggia A, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2004) Light therapy in the morning: augmenting strategy of antidepressant treatment. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3 (Suppl. 1):265.

 

83      Santoro A, Florita M, Benedetti F, Lucca A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2004) Transcranial magnetic stimulation modifies the processing of emotional stimuli in subjects with a major depressive episode. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):266.

 

84      Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Florita M, Dallaspezia S (2004) Phase response effet of lormetazepam in the treatment of depressive insomnia. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):280.

 

85      Dotoli D, Insacco C, Colombo C (2005) Specificità di genere e risposta alla terapia. X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Roma 22-26 febbraio 2005, Italian Journal of Psychopathology, volume 11 suppl.:137-138.

 

86      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Pontiggia A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Bernasconi A (2005) Cronoterapia clinica dei disturbi dell’umore. X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Roma 22-26 febbraio 2005, Italian Journal of Psychopathology, volume 11 suppl.:80-81.

 

87      Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (2005) A glycogen synthase kinase 3-b -50 T/C SNP influences long-term response to lithium salts in bipolar illness. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 3-6. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 15(Suppl 1):S56-S57.

 

88      Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Recovery from bipolar depression after total sleep deprivation: a 3.0 T BOLD fMRI event-related study of moral thinking. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 3-6. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 15(Suppl 1):S61.

 

89      Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Neural correlates of distorted moral thinking in bipolar depression: a 3.0 T BOLD fMRI event-related study. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 3-6. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 15(Suppl 1):S63.

 

90      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Pontiggia A, Smeraldi E (2005) The role of brain monoamines in the antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. XIII congress of the Association of European Psychiatrists. Munich, Germany, April 2-6. European Psychiatry, 20(Suppl 1):S112.

 

91      Colombo C (2005) Ritmi biologici e malattia dell’umore. La psichiatria di genere: dallo studio delle differenze alla personalizzazione delle cure. Bormio, aprile 6-9 2005

 

92      Benedetti F, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2005) GSK3-b and the molecular clock as novel targets for lithium salts and clinical chronotherapeutics. 1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 51.

 

93      Benedetti F,  Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E. (2005) Changes in right DLPFC (BA9) neural responses parallel response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression.1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 51.

 

94      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Neural correlates of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation : a 3.0T BOLD fMRI event-related study of moral thinking. 1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 52.

 

95      Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Genetic dissection of psychopathological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and clock gene polymorphism.1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 76.

 

96      Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2005) GSK3B and the molecular clock as novel targets in the treatment of bipolar disorder. 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S160.

 

97      Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Changes in right DLPFC (BA9) after treatment in bipolar depression. 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S160-161.

 

98      Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Barbini B, Benedetti F (2005). Is sleep deprivation useful in the treatment of resistant bipolar depression? 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S166.

 

99      Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Moral thinking and depression: a 3.0T BOLD fMRI event-related study. 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S194.

 

100   Calabrese G, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Cadioli M, Colombo C,  Redaelli D, Smeraldi E, Scotti G, Falini A. (2005) The Glutamatergic Hypothesis Of Sleep Deprivation Treatment In Depression: Proton Mrs Study At 3 Tesla. International Society For Magnetic Resonance In Medicine - Ismrm Workshop On MR Spectroscopy For Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Banff, October 15-17.

 

101   Cigala Fulgosi M., Benedetti F., Barbini B., Pontiggia A., Colombo C., Dallaspezia S., Smeraldi E. (2006) Cronoterapia nella depressione bipolare resistente: follow up a 9 mesi. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 533-5.

 

102   Dallaspezia S., Benedetti F., Bernasconi A., Blasi V., Cadioli M., Colombo C., Falini A., Radaelli D., Scotti G., Smeraldi E. (2006) Correlazione tra attività basale cerebrale e risposta antidepressiva ai trattamenti cronoterapeutici: uno studio di risonanza magnetica funzionale. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 527-9.

 

103   Bernasconi A., Calabrese G., Benedetti F., Radaelli D., Dallaspezia S., Cadioli M., Colombo C., Falini A., Scotti G., Smeraldi E. (2006) Correlazione tra risposta al trattamento antidepressivo con deprivazione totale di sonno e i cambiamenti nei livelli cerebrali di glutammato: uno studio di risonanza magnetica ad alto campo. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 530-2.

 

 

104   Radaelli D., Bernasconi A., Benedetti F., Blasi V., Cadioli M., Colombo C., Falini A., Scotti G., Smeraldi E. (2006) Influenza del polimorfismo nel trasportatore della serotonina sulle attivazioni cerebrali in pazienti depressi. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 536-8.

 

105   Pontiggia A., Benedetti F., Bernasconi A., Colombo C., Lorenzi C., Serretti A., Smeraldi E. (2006) La GSK3-ß come possibile target d’azione nel trattamento del Disturbo Bipolare. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 539-41.

 

106   Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Falini A,  Radaelli D, Scotti G (2006) A 3 T BOLD functional MRI study of the neural underpinnings of depression.European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S273.

 

107   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2006) Influence of clock gene polymorphism on sleep-wake cycle in depressed bipolar patients: an actigraphic study. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S361.

 

108   Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S,  Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Neural correlates of emotional self in bipolar disorder: a BOLD functional MRI 3 T study.European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S270.

 

109   Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Smeraldi E (2006) Long term outcome of drug-resistant bipolar depression: a 9 months prospective follow-up after chronotherapeutics. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S72-73.

 

110   Bernasconi A, Calabrese G, Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Cadioli M, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Changes in brain glutamate correlate with antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation: a 3T 1H-MRS study. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S69.

 

111   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Colombo C, Falini A, Radaelli D, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Influence of brain activity at the baseline on antidepressant response to chronotherapeutic treatment: a fMRI study. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S70.

 

112   Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Influence of serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism on brain activation during a moral valence decision task. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S70-71.

 

113   Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S,  Smeraldi E (2006). An actigraphic registration of depressed patients treated with chronotherapeutics. 19th congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Paris 16-20 September. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S293.

 

114   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2007) Lithium therapy reverses the influence of 5-HTTLPR gene polymorphism on anti­depressant response to sleep deprivation. . ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 8-11. European Eeuropsychopharmacology, 17(Suppl. 1):S79

 

115   Kato, M., Serretti, A., Zanardi, R., Rossini, D., Okugawa, G., Kinoshita, T., Colombo, C., 2007. 5-ht2a gene variants influence specific and different aspects of antidepressant response in japanese and italian mood disorder patients XVth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, New York, NY, 7th - 11th October.

 

116   Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Homeostatic and allostatic response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):316.

 

117   Benedetti F, Lietti L,  Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Marino E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) CLOCK gene polymorphism rs1801260 biases response to light treatment after sleep deprivation. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):316.

 

118   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) A VNTR polymorphism in hPER3 gene influences clinical characteristic of bipolar disorder. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):317.

 

119   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S,  Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia influence neural responses in amygdala and anterior cyngulate to emotional faces. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):317.

 

120   Benedetti F, Radaelli D,  Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S,  Unterhofer V, Colombo C,  Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of emotional processing in bipolar disorder. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, in press.

 

121   Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Clock genotype biases neural correlates of moral valence decision in patients affected by bipolar depression. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 8-11. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 17(Suppl. 1):S73

 

122   Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Benedetti F, Falini A, Colombo C (2007) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of moral valence decision in patients affected by mood disorder. 20th congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Wien 13-17 October. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 17(Suppl. 4):S292.

 

123   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Period gene 3 polymorphism influences clinical characteristics of bipolar disorder. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar disorders, 10(Suppl.1):69.

 

124   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Unterhofer V, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of emotional processing in bipolar disorder. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70-71.

 

125   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Amygdala and the anterior cyngulate in the emotional processing in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. a 3.0 tesla BOLD fMRI study. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70.

 

126   Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Lietti L, Dallaspezia S, Barbini B, ColomboC,  Smeraldi E (2008) Lower need of homeostatic sleep after successful sleep deprivation therapy of depression. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar Disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70

 

127   Benedetti F, Lietti L, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Response to light treatment after sleep deprivation is influenced by CLOCK 3111 T/C SNP (rs1801260) gene polymorphism. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar Disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70.

 

128   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Personality disorder and depression: a fMRI study. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):98.

 

129   Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Calabrese G, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Changes in brain glutamate correlate with antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation in bipolare depression: An high-field 1H-MRS study. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):97.

 

130   Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Changes in medial prefrontal cortex neural responses parallel successful antidepressant combination of venlafaxine and light therapy. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):97.

 

131   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (2008) A VNTR polymorphism in hPER3 gene influences clinical characteristic of bipolar disorder. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):106.

 

132   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Giannunzio V,  Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of task targeting the depressive biases in information processing in patients affected by mood disorder. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):98.

 

133   Benedetti F, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Lietti L, Marino E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Clock gene polymorphism rs1801260 biases response to light treatment after sleep deprivation. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July.  International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1): , 11(Suppl 1):106.

 

134   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Bernasconi A, Giannunzio V,  Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Amygdala and the anterior cingulate in the emotional processing in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A 3.0 tesla BOLD fMRI study. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):269.

 

135   Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Barbini B, ColomboC,  Smeraldi E (2008) Homeostatic and allostatic response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):114.

 

136   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Anselmetti S, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Reality monitoring deficits as common neuropsychological correlates of schizophrenic and affective psychosis. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):270.

 

137   Bernasconi A, Calabrese G, Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Spectroscopic changes after chronotherapy of bipolar depression. Workshop del Gruppo di Studio di Neuroradiologia Funzionale dell'Associazione Italiana di NeuroRadiologia: Advanced MR Brain Imaging. Milano, 20-21 novembre. Materiale didattico, pag.87.

 

138   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of tasks targeting the depressive biases in information processing in patients affected by mood disorders. Workshop del Gruppo di Studio di Neuroradiologia Funzionale dell'Associazione Italiana di NeuroRadiologia: Advanced MR Brain Imaging. Milano, 20-21 novembre. Materiale didattico, pag.89.

 

139   Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Personality disorders and depression: a fMRI study. Workshop del Gruppo di Studio di Neuroradiologia Funzionale dell'Associazione Italiana di NeuroRadiologia: Advanced MR Brain Imaging. Milano, 20-21 novembre. Materiale didattico, pag. 91.

 

140   Calati R, Serretti A, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Moller HJ, Colombo C, Rujescu D (2008) Serotonin receptor 1a, 2a, 2c and CONT SNPs and personality traits in suicide attempters and controls. European Psychiatry, vol. 23, p S171-S172.

 

141   Benedetti F, Colombo C (2009) The clinical usefulness of chronotherapeutics for bipolar disorder: rationale and perspectives. Eighth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder, 25-27 June, Pittsburgh. Bipolar Disorders, 11(Suppl. 1):95.

142   Marino E, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E (2009). The COMT Val(108/158)Met polymorphism affects antidepressant response to paroxetine in a naturalistic setting. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 19:S19-S20.

 

143   Benedetti F, Yeh PH, Radaelli D, Bellani M, Nicoletti MA, Falini A, Rambaldelli G, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Soares JC, Brambilla P (2009). Voxelwise Analysis of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Data in Bipolar Disorder. Biological Psychiatry,  65:144S.

 

144   Benedetti F, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Riccaboni R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2010). Neuroprotective effect of lithium treatment on gray matter volume in bipolar disorder: A voxel based morphometry study. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 13:173

 

145    Delmonte, C. Gavinelli, C. Brambilla, B. Barbini, F. Benedetti, C. Colombo, E. Smeraldi (2010) Four months follow-up in bipolar depression after total sleep deprivation with light therapy. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 1 - 3, 2010, Vienna.

 

146   Gavinelli C, Del Monte D, Brambilla C, Barbini B, Colombo C (2010) Seasonality and heritability in euthymic  mood disorder patients 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 1 - 3, 2010, Vienna.     

 

147   Barbini B, Gavinelli C, Brambilla C, Ragni S, Colombo C (2010) Seasonality and mood disorders: clinical studies and future perspectives. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, July 1 - 3, 2010, Vienna.

 

148   Colombo C, Redaelli C, Ciraci M, Franchini L. (2011) Women’s sexual dysfunction during antidepressant treatment. 4th World congress on women’s mental health, March 16th-19th 2011, Madrid

 

149   Delmonte D., Brambilla C., Gavinelli C., Barbini B., Colombo C., Smeraldi E. (2011) Daylight exposure delay reduces  hospitalization lenght in manic episodes: a multicentric experience. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 10-13th, 2011, Montreal.

 

150   Brambilla C, Locatelli C, Gavinelli C, Cigala Fulgosi M, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Barbini B, Colombo C (2011) Seasonality in mood disorders: clinical and genetic aspects. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 10-13th, 2011, Montreal.

 

151   F. Cassulo, D. Delmonte, C. Brambilla, C. Bianco, C. Gavinelli, B. Barbini, C. Colombo, E. Smeraldi (2012) Daylight exposure delay reduces hospitalization length and self reported symptomaatology in manic patients.  24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25-27 June 2012.

 

152   D.Delmonte, C.Locatelli, C.Gavinelli, C.Brambilla, C.Desantis, F.Cassulo, C.Bianco, B.Barbini, L.Franchini, C.Colombo (2012) Care and chronobiological treatment: the italian experience at san raffaele-turro hospital, mood disorder unit. 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25-27 June 2012.   

 

153   Colombo C (2012) La terapia della luce brillante nella pratica clinica: nuove applicazioni. XXII Comgresso nazionale AIMS, Parma, 21.24 ottobre 2012

 

154   Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Effect of early stress on hippocampal gray matter is influenced by a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in bipolar disorder. 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 october. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23 (suppl. 2): S276

 

155   Bollettini I, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Effect of adverse childhood experiences on white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 october. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23 (suppl. 2): S389

 

156   Sferrazza Papa G, Poletti S, Dalla Spezia S, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Effect of functional polymorphism of EAAT1 on cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder. 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 october. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23 (suppl. 2): S173

 

157   Benedetti F, Locatelli C, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2013) Effects of clock gene variants on hopelessness and suicidality in drug-resistant bipolar depression. Society for Llight Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25th Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2013. SLTBR Program and Abstracts: Volume 25

 

158   Benedetti F, Locatelli C, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2013) Rapid treatment of suicidal symptoms in drug-resistant bipolar depression with lithium and chronotherapeutics light and wake. Society for Llight Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25th Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2013. SLTBR Program and Abstracts: Volume 25

 

159   Brioschi S, Franchini L, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2013) Early onset of lithium prophylaxis as possible good prognostic factor for staging bipolar disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology Volume 23, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S106 (March 2013)  Abstracts of the 2013 ECNP workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for Young Scientists in Europe, Nice, France, 7–10 March 2013

 

160   Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Smeraldi S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Fronto-limbic disconnection in bipolar disorder. ECNP Workshop for Junior Scientists in Europe. Nice, France, 6-9 March 2014. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24 (supll. 1):S90

 

161   Locatelli C, Del Monte D, De Santis C, Colombo C (2014) Trattamento farmacologico dei disturbi affettivi psicotici. 18 Congresso della SOPSI Torino, 12-15 febbraio 2014

 

162   Colombo C (2014) Cronobiologia e disturbo bipolare. XVIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia. Torino, 3-6-giugno 2014

 

163   Benedetti F, Canali P, Sferrazza Papa G, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Reduced oscillatorynatural frequencies of the frontal cortex in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):72

 

164   Benedetti F, Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Colombo C (2014) Fronto-limbic disconnectuion in bipolar disorder. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):74

 

165   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Chronotherapeutic treatment efficacy and white matter integrity: a tract-based spatial statistics study in bipolar patients. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):74

 

166   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radelli D, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Lorenzi C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Effect of early stress on hippocampal gray matter is influenced by a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in bipolar disorder. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):81

 

167   Benedetti F, Canali P, sferrazza Papa G, Smeraldi e, Colombo C (2014) Changes of cortical excitability as markers of antidepressant response in bipolar depression. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):51-52

 

168   Delmonte D, Manzini C, Barbini B, Colombo C (2014) Manic episode of bipolar disorder: light exposure influences the clinical course. 26th Annual Meeting Society for Light treatment and Biological Rhythms, 27-29 june 2014, Vienna

 

169   Zanardi R, Delmonte D, Trinchieri Martina, Granata A, Rivellini G, Colombo C (2014) Psychopathology and crime: research on patients of a northern italian criminal psychiatric hospital. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, 22-24 october 2014, Miami, FL pagg 460-461

 

170   Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Radaelli D, Poletti S Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Fronto-limbic disconnection in bipolar disorder. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany. European Neuropsychopharmacology 24(Suppl. 2):S90

 

171   Delmonte D, Manzini C, Brbini B, Colombo C (2014) Acute mania treatment: a comparison between first generation antipsychotics (FGAs) and second generation antipsychotics (SGAs).  27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24 (Suppl. 2): S419

 

172   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Lithium and GSK-3beta promoter gene variants influence gray matter volume in bipolar disorder. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S427

 

173   Vai B, Radaelli D, Sferrazza Papa G, Poletti S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Effect of total sleep deprivation and light therapy on cortico-limbic connectivity in bipolar depression: a dynamic causal modeling study. 27/th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S430-1

 

174   Bollettini I, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Vai B, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Serotonin transporter promoter gene and white matter integrity: a tract-based spatial statistics study in bipolar patients. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S435

 

175   Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Bollettini I, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Connectivity correlates of delusion in bipolar depression. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S437

 

176   Delmonte D, Desantis C, Verri FM, Rossini D, Lucca A, Zanardi R, Barbini B, Colombo C (2015) Electroconvulsive Therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a naturalistic study. Abstract 0844 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna 28th-31st March 2015

 

177   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2015) Effects of clock gene variants and early stress on hopelessness and suicide in bipolar depression. Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms Abst 2015; v27. 27th Annual meeting Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, San Diego, CA,  June 28, 2015 

 

178   Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Sleep homeostatic pressure and PER3 VNTR ge ne polymorphism influence antidepressant response in bipolar depression. Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms Abst 2015; v27. 27th Annual meeting Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, San Diego, CA,  June 28, 2015 

 

179   Brioschi S, Delmonte D, Cassulo F, Fossati F, Barbini B, Franchini L, Colombo C (2015) Integrated mania management: an observational study at the rehabilitative mood disordes unit of San Raffaele hospital in Milan. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 2015; 25(2): 427-S428

 

180   Delmonte D, De Santis C, Brioschi S, Barbini B, Colombo C (2015) Haloperidol, risperidone and quetiapine in the treatment of acute severe manic episode in bipolar disorder: the experience at the mood disorder unit in Milan. European Psychiatry 2015; 30 (1): 844

 

181   Brioschi S, Delmonte, De Santis C, Franchini L, Colombo C (2016) Discontinuation of antipsychotic therapy in severe mania: a six months follow-up study. European Psychiatry 2016; 33 (Supp. March): 329-S330

 

182   Aggio V, Poletti S, Ambrée O, Colombo C, Arolt V, Benedetti F (2016) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor associates with gray matter volumes and early adverse experiences in bipolar disorder. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26 (Suppl1):S68-S69

 

183   De Santis C; Delmonte D; Nuzzi M; Rossini D; Lucca A; Stankovic S; Barbini B; Colombo C (2016) Adding fentanyl to sodium-thiopental (STP) or propofol anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a pilot study.  ISEN annual meeting May 15th 2016 Atlanta GE

 

184   Delmonte D, De Santis C, Brioschi S, Nuzzi M, Rossini D, Barbini B, Colombo C (2016) Adding fentanyl to sodium-thiopental (STP) or propofol anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a pilot study. 29th ECNP congress 17-20th sept 2016 Wien European Neuropsychopharmacology , vol 26 (supp 2),  2016 p 469

 

185   Colombo C, Delmonte D, Brioschi S, Milandri F, Barbini B, Nuzzi M (2017) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in treatment-resistant depression (TRD): a 12-months cohort study in the city of Milan (Italy). American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 20-24 2017, San Diego CA

 

186   Brioschi S, Delmonte D, Locatelli C, Franchini L, Barbini B, Colombo C (2017) A comparison between manic patients with or without antipsychotic continuation treatment: data from a 12-months follow-up study at mood disorder unit of San Raffaele Turro hospital. 25th European Congress of psychiatry/European Psychiatry 41S(2017) SS106-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.01.1911

 

English book chapters

 

1         Scarone S, Pugnetti L, Cattaneo AM, Biserni P, Capuano P, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Gambini O, Cazzullo CL (1986) Electrophisiological indexes of hemispheric abnormalities in schizophrenia: clinical and  epidemiological correlates. In: Biological Psychiatry. Shagass C, Josiassen RC, Bridger W, Weiss K, Stoff D, Simpson GM, Eds. Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., New York

 

2         Cattaneo R, Colombo C, Gambini O, Pieri E, Pugnetti L, Scarone S (1986) Neurophysiological characteristics of putative Alzheimer's disease: a study of alpha reactivity during cognitive task performance. In: Senile dementias: early detection. Bes A., Cahn J, Hoyer S, Marc-Vergnes JP, Wisniewsky HM,  Eds. John Libbey and Company Ltd, London

 

3         Scarone S, Gambini O, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Bellodi L, Pugnetti L (1987) Electrophysiological characteristics of hemispheric functioning in schizophrenic disorders: diagnostic and psychopathological correlates. In: Cerebral dynamics, laterality and psychopathology. Takahashi R, Flor-Henry P, Gruzelier J, Niwa S, Eds. Elsevier Science Publishers BV, North-Holland Biomedical Press

 

4         Scarone S, Pugnetti L, Gambini O, Colombo C, Bareggi S, Forgione A (1987) Psychophysiological characteristics of benzodiazepine treatment in generalized anxiety disorders. In: Anxious depression: assessment and treatment. Smeraldi E, Racagni G Eds. Raven Press

 

5         Scarone S, Gambini O, Pugnetti L, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Bellini L, Christe W, Cazzullo CL (1987) Neurofunctional assessment of schizophrenia: neuropsychological and EEG data of lateralized imbalancement of functions. In: Etiophathogenetic hypotheses of schizophrenia: the impact of epidemiological, biochemical and neuromorphological studies. Cazzullo CL, Invernizzi G, Sacchetti E, Vita A Eds. MTP Press Limited, Falcon House, Lancaster, England

 

6         Pugnetti L, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Locatelli M, Bellodi L, Scarone S (1988) The EEG reactivity of schizophrenics and their first degree relatives: a preliminary analysis. In: A genetic perspective for schizophrenic and related disorders. Smeraldi E, Bellodi L Eds. Edi Ermes, Milano: 23 - 42

 

7         Colombo C, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Locatelli M, Calabrese G, Scarone S (1989) EEG Alpha reactivity in schizophrenia: a familial study. In:Schizophrenia: a psychobiological view. Casacchia M, Rossi A Eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London:119-124

 

8         Locatelli M, Colombo C, Scarone S (1990) CEEG analysis in neuropsychiatry: methodological and clinical problems. In: Carbamazepine: a bridge between epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. Canger R, Sacchetti E, Perini GI, Canevini MP Eds. Ciba-Geigy Edizioni, Origgio

 

9         Colombo C, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Locatelli M, Calabrese G, Scarone S (1991) EEG patterns in schizophrenia: a familial study. In: Plasticity and morphology of the central nervous system. A challenge for the psychiatry of the nineties.Cazzullo CL, Sacchetti E, Conte G, Invernizzi G, Vita A Eds. Kluver Academic Publishers, London:117-123

 

10      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Perani D, Fazio F, Smeraldi E, Scarone S (1991) Functional aspects of schizophrenia. preliminary PET data. In: Biological Psychiatry; 2:376-378. Atti del 5th World Congress of World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Florence, June 9 - 14, 1991

 

11      Colombo C, Calabrese G, Livian S, Scotti G, Scarone S (1993) Normal size of temporal areas in a group of schizophrenic patients: a magnetic resonance imaging study. In: Imaging of the brain in psychiatry and related fields. Edited by Maurer K, Springer-Verlag, Berlin /Heidelberg: 37-41

 

12      Locatelli M, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Colombo C, Scarone S (1993) A statistical approach to computed electroencephalography: preliminary data on control subjects and epileptic patients. In: Psychiatry and Advanced Technologies. Ravizza L, Bogetto F, Zanalda E Editori, Raven Press Ltd., New York, 8:73-77

 

13      Perani D, Bressi S, Colombo C, Grassi F, Bonfanti A, Scarone S, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1993) Metabolic dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an [18 f] FDG PET follow-up study in patients treated with inhibitors of serotonine re-uptake. In:Psychiatry and Advanced Technologies. A cura di Ravizza L, Boggetto F, Zanalda E, Raven Press Ltd., New York, 7:61-71

 

14      Gambini O, Locatelli M, Macciardi F, Colombo C, Scarone S (1993) The meaning of Physiological computed electroencephalography: a  statistical approach. In: Psychiatry and Advanced Tecnologies. A cura di Ravizza L, Bogetto F, Zanalda E, Raven Press Ltd., New York, 7:61-71

 

15      Calabrese G, Falini A, Lipari S, Origgi D, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scotti G, Scarone S (1995) Neuronal integrity in the frontal cortex of schizophrenics evaluated by 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In: Macher JP, Crocq MA, Nedelec JF eds. The bio-clinical interface. Bio-clinical psychiatry mapping brain function. John Libbey Eurotext. Paris, France, pp. 229-232

 

16      Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) The treatment of resistant schizophrenia: a pilot, open study on the treatment with risperidone and clozapine. In: Brunello N, Racagni G, Langer SZ, Mendlewicz J Eds. Critical issues in the treatment of schizophrenia. International Academy of Biomedical Drug Research. Basel, Karger, vol. 10:178-181

 

17      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Sforzini L, Maffei C, Smeraldi E (1999) New drugs in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. In: Treatment of personality disorders. A cura di J Derksen, C Maffei e H Grohen. Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York, pag. 229-240

 

18      Colombo C, Zanardi R, Rossini D (2017) Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders. In : Clinical Psychopharmacotherapy, 1 edition, ed Donatell Marazziti, Giovanni Fioriti Editore, Roma

 

 

Italian book chapters

 

1         Colombo C, Scarone S, Catalano M (1990) I disturbi del sonno in corso di anoressia nervosa. In: Disordini del comportamento alimentare. Muller E, Brambilla F Eds. Pythagora Press, Roma, Milano

 

2         Scarone S, Colombo C (1991) I disturbi del sonno. In: I disturbi d'ansia. Clinica e terapia. Smeraldi E, Bellodi L Eds. Edi Ermes, Milano, seconda edizione

 

3         Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Calabrese G, Ronchi P, Scarone S (1991) Brain imaging nei disturbi ossessivo-compulsivi. In: I disturbi d'ansia. Biggio G, Smeraldi E, Muller E Eds. Pythagora Press, Roma, Milano

 

4         Scarone S, Colombo C (1993) Disturbi del ritmo sonno-veglia. In: Trattato Italiano di Psichiatria. Cassano GB, D'Errico A, Pancheri P, Pavan L, Pazzagli A, Ravizza L, Rossi R, Smeraldi E, Volterra V Eds., Masson, Milano, 66:2187-2199

 

5         Bonfanti A, Colombo C, Scarone S (1994) Tomografia ad emissione di positroni: applicazioni in psichiatria. In: Neuroimaging in psichiatria. Vita A, Invernizzi G Eds. CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Roma, 8:93

 

6         Rossi E, Colombo C (1994) Caso clinico. In: Psichiatria clinica. Gabriele A, Smeraldi E eds. Poletto edizioni, Milano pp. 79-84

 

7         Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) I ritmi come elemento della terapia nella depressione. In: Pancheri P, e Cassano GB Eds. Specificità e aspecificità terapeutica dei farmaci antidepressivi. Scientific Press:181-199

 

8         Manfredonia MG, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) I disturbi dell'umore. In: La psichiatria in 100 ore. Editeam ed., pp. 67-85

 

9         Barbini B, Colombo C (1996) Terapia elettroconvulsiva. In: La psichiatria in 100 ore. Editeam ed., pp.135139

 

10      Serretti A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Utilizzo della clomipramina nel trattamento della depressione. In: Profili, Farmacologia clinica della clomipramina. Mosby Italia ed; 37-46

 

11      Manfredonia MG, Gasperini M, Colombo C (1998)  Disturbi dell'umore. In: Competenze psichiatriche nella formazione medica. Editeam ed., pp. 167-238

 

12      Bellodi L, Colombo C (1998) Glossario di psicopatologia. In: Competenze psichiatriche nella formazione medica. Editeam ed., pp. 369-418

 

13      Colombo C, Gasperini M, Lucca A, Marazziti D, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E (1999) Antidepressivi. In:Trattato Italiano di Psichiatria. Cassano GB, Pancheri P, Pavan L, Pazzagli A, Ravizza L, Rossi R, Smeraldi E, Volterra V Eds., Masson edizioni  Milano, pp.3279-3304

 

14      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2000) Uso delle benzodiazepine nei disturbi dell’umore. In: Le benzodiazepine dalla molecola alla pratica clinica. A cura di G Biggio. Springer Verlag Italia, Milano

 

15      Colombo C (2003) Presentazione dell’edizione italiana di: “Making us crazy” by Herb Kutchins e Stuart Kirk “, New York 1997,  “Ci fanno passare per matti”  Giovanni Fioriti editore Roma

 

16      Colombo C, Merzagora Betsos I (2004) Il gioco d’azzardo: profili psichiatrici, sociologici, criminologici. In: Trattato della responsabilità civile e penale in famiglia. A cura di Paolo Cendon, vol.II, CEDAM ed., Padova, pp. 1611-1636

 

17      Colombo C (2004) La spontaneità. In: Rileggendo Minkowski. La persona umana nella prospettiva psicopatologica. A cura di Enrico Smeraldi, ed. Excerpta Medica, Milano

 

18      Colombo C, Cavallaro R (2004) Il progredire delle nostre concezioni. Commento. In: Rileggendo Minkowski.  Nuove vie di approccio ed evoluzione delle vie antiche. A cura di Enrico Smeraldi, ed. Excerpta Medica, Milano

 

19      Colombo C (2005) I ritmi biologici e la malattia dell’umore. A cura di Enrico Smeraldi, Airon Edizioni

 

20      Rossini D, Colombo C, Zanardi R (2006) Disturbi da discontrollo degli impulsi. In: Psicofarmacoterapia clinica, a cura di D. Marazziti, Giovanni Fioriti ed. Roma

 

21      Colombo C, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E, (2006) Cenni storici sui rapporti tra genetica e criminalità. In:Psichiatria forense, criminologia ed etica psichiatrica, a cura di Vittorio Volterra, Masson editore, pagg. 95-98

 

22      Colombo C (2008) Gli psicofarmaci. In: Pettorossi R. Psichiatria. Manuale di apprendimento. P. 209-226. Torino, Centro Scientifico Editore

 

23      Colombo C (2009) Antisocialiità e sistema giudiziario: stato dell’arte in: Devianza e antisocialità. Dazzi S e Madeddu F, pagg. 279-299 Raffaello Cortina editore Milano 2009.

 

24      Colombo C, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E (2010) Cenni storici sui rapporti tra genetica e criminalità. In:Psichiatria forense, criminologia ed etica psichiatrica, a cura di Vittorio Volterra, Masson editore,seconda edizione pagg. 101-102

 

25      Rossini D, Colombo C, Zanardi R (2013) Disturbi da discontrollo degli impulsi. In: Psicofarmacoterapia clinica, a cura di D. Marazziti, Giovanni Fioriti ed. Roma, V edizione

 

 

Books

 

Paganelli M, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2013) La complessità del criminie: tra libertà e determinismo. Ed Uroboros

 

 

Italian scientific publications

 

1         Locatelli M, Scarone S, Gambini O, Colombo C, Beltrami M (1990) Valutazione neurofisiologica di alphaGFC (colina alfoscerato) mediante elettroencefalogramma computerizzato (CEEG). Le basi razionali della Terapia, 3(1):79-82

 

2         Calabrese G, Scarone S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1991) Prospettive nell'utilizzo della risonanza magnetica nucleare in spettroscopia dei disordini neuropsichici. Quaderni Italiani di Psichiatria, X (1):59-71

 

3         Ciapparelli A, Colombo C, Cuccato G, Levi-Minzi A, Lorizio A, Maggioni M, Siciliano G, Silvestri R, Biondi F, Casadei GL (1991) Passaggio ex-abrupto a zolpidem, nuovo ipnotico imidazopiridinico, in pazienti insonni gia' in trattamento con ipnotici benzodiazepinici.Minerva Psichiatrica, 32:3-12

 

4         Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C (1997) Fluttuazioni infradiane dell’umore durante un episodio depressivo maggiore. [abstract] New Trends in Psichiatria, V, 2:12

 

5         Colombo C, Benedetti F (1999) L'insonnia di Don Chisciotte. Deprivazione di sonno, neuroscienze e modelli epistemologici. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia analitica,13(1):18-21

 

6         Colombo C (2000) Problemi e nuove prospettive nel trattamento farmacologico della depressione. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia analitica,19(4):337-344

 

7         Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Ritmi, sonno e disturbo bipolare. Psichiatri oggi, III, 1: 44-46

 

8         Colombo CA, Merzagora Betsos I (2002) Tentare nuoce: il gioco d’azzardo in criminologia e psicopatologia forense. Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale, vol. XXIV, n.6:1361-1395

 

9         Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (2003) Luci sulla depressione. Kos 219:44-51.

 

10      Colombo C (2004) I ritmi biologici e la malattia dell’umore. In: Il dolore psicotico nella donna depressa. A cura di Rita Corsa, Pacini editore, Pisa, pp 40-48

 

11      Bongiorno F, Franchini L, Spagnolo C, Florita M, Santoro A, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Intervento psicoeducazionale in pazienti ricoverati per episodio depressivo maggiore: studio pilota. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 151-156

 

12      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Benazzi F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Psychomotor agitation in bipolar and unipolar depression. Clinical correlates and outcome. Clinical Neuropsychiatry vol.4 n.1 feb 2007 pag. 39

 

13      Olgiati P, Serretti A, Rossini D, Ferrari B, Dotoli D, Bongiorno F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Comparison between controlled trials in depression and naturalistic study data. Clinical Neuropsychiatry vol.4 n.2 april 2007 pag. 83

 

14      Franchini L, Vinante C, Florita M, Santoro A, Fresi F, Colombo C (2007) Effetto preventivo sulla ricaduta della partecipazione a terapia psicoeducazionale associata al trattamento antidepressivo di fase acuta. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, vol.13, issue 4, pp. 466-474

 

15      Franchini L, Vinante C, Ballan S, Callegari C, Romagnolo F, Zonda E, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2008) Intervento riabilitativo nel corso del trattamento di un episodio depressivo maggiore e recupero soggettivo del funzionamento globale: esperienza clinico-pratica presso il Centro per i Disturbi dell’umore dell’Ospedale San Raffaele turro. Psichiatria e psicoterapia 27,3, 1-11

 

16      Franchini L, Paredi G, Ballan S, Fresi F, Colombo C (2009) Effetto dell’intervento psicoeducativo associato al trattamento antidepressivo sulla persistenza di distorsione cognitiva in pazienti affetti da disturbo dell’umore. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, vol.15, issue 2, pp. 139-150

 

17      Franchini L, Paredi G, Ciracì M, Colombo C (2011) L’applicazione sperimentale della psicoeducazione a un gruppo misto di pazienti unipolari e bipolari: effetto a lungo termine in un follow-up di 24 mesi. Psichiatria e psicoterapia 30, 2, 113   

 

18      Franchini L, Redaelli C, Schiavo M, Colombo C (2012) Psicoeducazione ai familiari di pazienti affetti da disturbo dell’umore: possibile utilizzo di Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) per l’identificazione della specifica area critica del caregiver. Psichiatria e psicoterapia, 31, 2, pagg 1-24

 

19      Boccalon S, Alesiani R, Giarolli L, Franchini L, Colombo C, Blum N, Fossati A (2012) System Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS): modello di intervento, adattamento clinico e dati preliminari di efficacia in un campione di pazienti ricoverati con diagnosi di disturbo dell’umore e disturbo di personalità. Journal of Psychopathology 18:335-343

 

20      Merzagora I, Ischia M, Colombo C (2014) Disturbo bipolare e criminalità. Rassegna italiana di criminologia. Anno VIII, n.3, 2014 pagg 212- 219

 

 

 

Bianca Maria Colosimo
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: additive maufacturing, advanced manufacturing processes, mechanic engineering, production engineering, quality control

Keywords: advanced manufacturing processes, industrial statistics, quality, statistical process control

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Manufacturing and Production Systems, Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

 

Professional career

After graduating in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1996, prof. Colosimo got a PhD in Manufacturing and Production Systems in 2001; in the same year she was visiting postdoc at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). In 1999 she became researcher (assistant professor) and in 2003 associate professor; from 2014 she is full professor of Manufacturing and Production Systems at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2012 she has been the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering in the same university, and member of the Department Board since 2014. In January 2017 she has been nominated Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Scientific results

The main research interest of prof. Colosimo concerns the development of innovative solutions for data mining, monitoring and control in advanced manufacturing processes (e.g., additive manufacturing or 3D printing). She is carrying out research activities in several international projects, such as SAMM (Smart Additive Manufacturing for Metal) in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); some European projects (e.g., CleanSky2 AMATHO for the production of large aeronautical components in additive manufacturing); several national and regional  projects on Intelligent Manufacturing (Cluster- High Performance Machining and Sustainable Manufacturing; Made4Lo). She currently has active collaborations with several international research groups: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Pennsylvania State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), among the others.

 

Editorial work and publications

Bianca Maria Colosimo is Editor-in-chief of  the Journal of Quality Technology (Taylor & Francis). She is in the Editorial Board of Polimi Springerbriefs since 2013 and of IISE Transactions since 2017. She has been acting as refereefor many international journals, such as International Journal of Production Research, Technometrics, IISE Transactions (former IIE Transactions) and The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. She is co-author of more than 130 publications, including: 

(2018) Colosimo B.M., Grasso M. Spatially Weighted PCA for Monitoring Video Image Data with Application to Additive Manufacturing, Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 4, 2018.

(2018) Repossini G., Laguzza V., Grasso M., Colosimo B.M., On the use of spatter signature for in-situ monitoring of Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Additive Manufacturing, 16, 35-48

(2017)   Grasso M., Colosimo B.M., Process Defects and In-situ Monitoring Methods in Metal Powder Bed Fusion: a Review, Measurement Science and Technology, 28(4), 1-25.

(2017) Wang J, Pagani L, Leach RK, Zeng W, Colosimo BM, Zhou L. Study of weighted fusion methods for the measurement of surface geometry. Precision Engineering, 47, 111-121. 
(2017) Grasso M, Laguzza V, Semeraro Q, Colosimo BM. In-Process Monitoring of Selective Laser Melting: Spatial Detection of Defects Via Image Data Analysis. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(5), 016. 
(2016) Grasso M, Colosimo BM, Tsung F. A phase I multi-modelling approach for profile monitoring of signal data. International Journal of Production Research, 1-24. 
(2015) Colosimo BM, Pacella M, Senin N. Multisensor data fusion via Gaussian process models for dimensional and geometric verification. Precision Engineering, 40:199-213. 
(2015) Del Castillo E, Colosimo BM, Tajbakhsh S. Geodesic Gaussian Processes for the Reconstruction of a Free-Form Surface. Technometrics, 57, 1, 87-98. 
(2014) Colosimo BM, Cicorella P, Pacella M, Blaco M. From profile to surface monitoring: SPC for cylindrical surfaces via Gaussian Processes. Journal of Quality Technology, 46(2):95-113. 
(2013) Colombo D, Colosimo BM, Previtali B. Comparison of methods for data analysis in the remote monitoring of remote laser welding. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 51, 34-46. 
(2008) Colosimo BM, Pacella M, Semeraro Q. Statistical Process Control for Geometric Specifications: On the Monitoring of Roundness Profiles. Journal of Quality Technology, 40(1):1-18. 

Awards and prizes

In 1996 prof. Colosimo won the UCIMU Degree Award (Union of Italian Machine Tool Manufacturers) and in 2003 was awarded the Young Researcher Award of the Italian Association of Mechanical Technologies (AITeM). In 2008 the article Statistical Process Control for Geometric Specifications of theJournal of Quality Technology, that she co-authored, was recognized as the "Top downloaded paper of the year ".  In 2017 she was invited speaker at the Stu-Hunter conference.

Elisabetta Comini
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

Competences: experimental physics

Keywords: electronics, innovation, materials, metal oxides, nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanotechnologies, optics, sensors

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

She is full professor at University of Brescia and now head of the SENSOR laboratory (University of Brescia) http://sensor.unibs.it

The laboratory focuses on the research in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), nanomedicine, nutrition and safety. One of the most advanced research areas of the laboratory is precisely the one dealing with almost mono-dimensional oxide nanostructures: 1-D crystalline nanostructures are emerging today as the basis for a new generation of electronics and nanometer-scale optoelectronic devices with superior performance.

Professional career

After achieving her degree in Experimental Physics in 1996 at the University of Pisa, she has been a Ph.D. student in Materials for Engineering at the University of Brescia. She was awarded with her Ph.D. degree in 2000. From 1999 to 2001 she was employed as a technologist at INFM (National Institute of Physics of Matter). Since 2001 she has been a researcher in Physics of Matter at the University of Brescia, where she later became associate professor and then full professor of Experimental Physics of Matter.

Scientific results

EC is a researcher specialist in the growth of metal oxides, particularly nanowires, thin films and the measurement of their electronic, functional and structural properties. EC original work made an impact on the research community. She was the first to report gas sensing properties of conductometric devices based on semiconducting metal oxide nanowires. That paper, cited more than 1100 times, opened up a completely new field which is still one of the most dynamic research area.

EC is a very active member of the research community serving in various Editorial Boards of international journals. She serves as a reviewer for various international journals and she is part of the technical program committee of conferences in chemical sensing.

She was organizer of symposia within the MRS society, within E-MRS society meetings. She was communication chair of the 11th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (Brescia in July 2006). She is Member of the Technical Program Committee of several conferences such as 6th IEEE SENSORS 2007, 7th IEEE SENSORS 2008, Eurosensors 2009 to 2019.

She was one of the five co-Chair of the 2013 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society

She is a voting member of the steering committee of EUROSENSORS conference.           

She was promoter of 15 Ph.D., and supervisor of 30 undergraduate students.

Editorial work and publications

She has more than 500 communications, 130 invited communications at conferences and she has given more than 65 invited communications including 6 plenary talk. EC has more than 350 peer reviewed paper, h-index 51 (Web of Science), 53 (scopus), 61 (goggle scholar).

 

Selected publications:

(2019) Nunez-Carmona E,  Bertuna A, Abbatangelo M, Sberveglieri V, Comini E, Sberveglieri G. BC-MOS: The novel bacterial cellulose based MOS gas sensors MATERIALS LETTERS, 237 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.11.011

(2018) Zappa D, Galstyan V, Kaur N, Arachchige  HMMM, Sisman O, Comini E. "Metal oxide -based heterostructures for gas sensors" - A review ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 1039, 10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.020
(2016) Kaur N, Comini E, Zappa D, Poli N, Sberveglieri G. Nickel oxide nanowires: vapor liquid solid synthesis and integration into a gas sensing device. Nanotechnology, 27(20). 
(2015) Comini E, Galstyan V, Faglia G, Bontempi E, Sberveglieri G. Highly conductive titanium oxide nanotubes chemical sensors. Microporous and Mesoporus Materials, 208:165-170. 
(2013) Comini E. Integration of Metal Oxide Nanowires in Flexible Gas Sensing Devices. Sensors-Basel, 13(8):10659-10673. 
(2009) Comini E, Baratto C, Faglia G, Ferroni M, Vomiero A, Sberveglieri G. Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors. Progress in Materials Sciences, 54(1):1-67. 
(2007) Vomiero A, Ferroni M, Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G. Preparation of radial and longitudinal nanosized heterostructures of In2O3 and SnO2. Nano Letters, 7(12):3553-3558. 
(2006) Ponzoni A, Comini E, Sberveglieri G, Zhou J, Deng SZ, Xu NS, Ding Y, Wang ZL. Ultrasensitive and highly selective gas sensors using three-dimensional tungsten oxide nanowire networks. Applied Physics Letters, 88(20). 
(2004) Comini E, Guidi V, Malagu C, Martinelli G, Pan Z, Sberveglieri G, Wang ZL, Electrical properties of tin dioxide two-dimensional nanostructures. Journal of Physical Chemestry B, 108 (6):1882-1887. 
(2002) Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G, Pan ZW, Wang ZL. Stable and highly sensitive gas sensors based on semiconducting oxide nanobelts. Applied Physics Letters, 81(10):1869-1871.

Awards and prizes

In September 2005 she won the prize for the best presentation at the EUROSENSORS XIX conference in Barcelona. The following year, she won the same prize at the EUROSENSORS XX conference in Gothenburg. In 2010 she won the first place in Science as Art as part of the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. Two years later she won the Eurosensors fellow 2012, a leading conference for the sensor community.

Chiara Conti
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: Aeronautical Engineer, System Engineer

Keywords: System Engineering

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Engineering Manager in Thales

Professional career

Chiara Conti obtains the bachelor in Aerospace Engineering in 2006 and the Master in Aeronautical Engineer in 2009 at the University La Sapienza of Rome including six months of Erasmus experience at the university TU Delft in the Netherlands.

From 2009 to 2010 she continues to focus ont the research initiated with her thesis developing a growing interest in aerodynamics and aero acoustic associated to drones (UAV).

In 2010 Chiara starts her professional career joining the Business Unit for the design and development of Air Traffic Management System in Selex SI (Leonardo).

During the first years in Leonardo, she focuses on Human Machine Interface, Radar Tracks, flight plan trajectory optimization, and detection of conflicts between aircrafts.

In 2013 she obtains the role of Automation Specialist for the project related to the development of the new Hammad airport in Doha, Qatar. She will then grow up in responsibility roles regarding design, requirements definition, verification, and validation of multiple projects related to Air Traffic management today operative in Vietnam, Ukraine, Turkey, Luxemburg, Bulgaria. Chiara will also be product reference for european projects related to the unification of rules for air traffic control (Sesar).

From 2015 Chiara moves to Melbourne, Australia to join Thales for the development of OneSKY project, the biggest and most complex air traffic management system ever developed in the world, the first one merging civil and military control and stakeholders. The system will be characterized by strict safety and security constraints and will allow the simultaneous control of about 11% of the whole world wide air traffic.

In OneSKY she initially has the responsibility of developing the military control tower, when succeeding in this role, she evolves in the role of System Engineering leader managing the entire functional baseline of the project and a team of Senior System Engineers. 

Chiara has today full responsibility of the engineering process starting from customer needs analysis to requirements derivation, modelling of the solution taking into account safety, security, human factor constraints.

In this role Chiara leads meetings with customer counterparts and plan the activities of the team she leads.

Parallel to the leadership role, Chiara continues her research for the development and integration of drones in the existing air traffic management systems (UTM) and for the application of Artificial Intelligence concepts within Air Traffic Management environment. 

Scientific results

During her university thesis and research experience, Chiara obtained numerical and experimental results regarding the aerodynamics associated with end flaps and winglets, identifying the wing configurations that guarantee the highest performance in terms of safety for a UAV seaplane.

During her work experience in Italy, Chiara managed, as reference for the System Engineering area, numerous projects related to air traffic control that are successfully completed and now operational.

She also collaborated in the study and implementation of a new verification and validation process for integrated software, with evident gains in terms of testing time and early detection of problems during the product maturation phase.

She is repeatedly selected as a Leonardo representative and speaker at global conference, and she is responsible for presenting the company's product portfolio at the Air Traffic Management World congress from 2011 to 2015.

During her work experience in Australia, Chiara is a reference for the analysis and functional definition of the "cutting-edge technologies" regarding flight coordination, use of airspace, and optimization of traffic flows from the approach to the runway. This translates into actual results regarding fewer delayed flights and optimization of trajectories with consequent reduction of fuels and CO2 emissions.

As a System Engineering manager, collaborating with Lean management and agile experts, Chiara studies and implements improvements to the production process, obtaining a 30% reduction on the time required for the functional analysis 

Editorial work and publications

[2012] Chini S, Conti C, Bianco F, . The Innovative Working Position. Polaris Innovation Journal.

Awards and prizes

In 2012, winner of Finmeccanica Innovation Award Silver medal 2012 with the project ‘IWP – the Innovative Working Position’,

In 2013, winner together with her team the ATC global award for the project Strela System commissioned by Ukraine Uksatse and defined as  “outstanding contribution to the next generation of Air Traffic Management Systems”,  

  In 2018, wins the Thales Australia Air Traffic Management Collaboration Award.

Tiziana Corda
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International politics area

Competences: foreign policy analysis, Geopolitics, international relations

Keywords: Horn of Africa, Iran, Persic Gulg, West Asia

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Phd Candidate in Political Studies at the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP), jointly organized by the University of Milan, University of Pavia, and University of Genoa.

Professional career

Tiziana Corda is pursuing a PhD in Political Studies at the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP), jointly held at the University of Milan, University of Pavia, and University of Genoa. 

In 2017-2018 she worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan for its Africa Programme and other Centres, including the MENA and Business centres. As part of her work at ISPI, she also edited Treccani’s Geopolitical Atlas. Previously, in 2015 thanks to a grant from the University of Pavia she worked in South Africa for a local NGO dealing with migration issues, whereas in 2016 she spent a semester at the EU’s European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels, Belgium, working for the Global Issues division on a broad range of issues including the environment, energy, and migration. 

Scientific results

Currently, within the framework of her doctoral research, she is researching the economic and political impact of sanctions, specifically those sanctions targeting Iran and African countries. 

More generally, her research topics cover primarily the fields of International Relations, Geopolitics, and Foreign Policy Analysis, a discipline related to political science which develops models on foreign policy decisions. This field includes therefore the study of sanctions, a foreign policy tool whose use has increased significantly over the past few decades, and the study of violent non-state actors, vehicles used by state actors to channel their own policies through the region. 

The main geographical areas her research focuses on are West Asia, especially Iran and regional countries where Iran exerts significant influence, and the Horn of Africa. 

Editorial work and publications

Peer-reviewed:

[2016] Corda T.,“Recovering Regional Power: The Islamic Republic under Rouhani’s Presidency, Il Politico - Rivista Italiana di Scienze Politiche (Ed. Rubbettino), December.

Altre pubblicazioni (selezionate):

[2018] Corda T., Dentice G., Procopio M., “Corsa al Corno d’Africa: interessi globali e competizione regionale, Osservatorio di Politica Internazionale (Parlamento Italiano), Approfondimento, ottobre.

[2018] Corda T., Perteghella A., “Usa fuori dal JCPOA: cosa cambia per l’Italia, ISPI Analysis, n. 323, maggio.

[2018] Corda T., “A Tale of Two Related Plights: Climate Change and Humanitarian Crises in Africa, ISPI Commentary, marzo.

[2018] Corda T., “La consacrazione di Cyril Ramaphosa segna la fine dell’era Zuma, Atlante Geopolitico Treccani 2018, box di approfondimento, p.831. 

[2018] Corda T., “Iran”, in Mediterraneo Allargato, Osservatorio di Politica Internazionale (Parlamento Italiano), n. 6, gennaio.

[2017] Corda T., Perteghella A., “Oltre il dualismo conservatori-moderati: una guida alle fazioni politiche della Repubblica islamica di Iran, ISPI Analysis, n.314, aprile.

[2018] Corda T., Perteghella A., “L’Iran verso le urne. Il processo elettorale delle presidenziali iraniane e i profili dei candidati principali, ISPI Analysis, n. 312, aprile.

[2018] Corda T., Perteghella A., “Lo stato duale: la struttura istituzionale della Repubblica islamica di Iran, ISPI Analysis, n. 311, aprile.

Paola Corradi
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: ICT (Informazioni and Communications Techology), telecomunications

Keywords: cloud, environment, management, smart city, startup, women

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full professor of pharmacology at the University of Bari

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bari in 1979, she specialized in Neurology at the same university. She then obtained a scholarship from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and, in 1984, moved as a researcher to Duke University Medical Center, Durham in the United States, in the group of Dr. R.J. Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012. Her academic career continued as Research Assistant Professor at the same Duke University and, since 1992, as professor of Pharmacology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2007 she returned to Italy definitively and became professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bari.

Scientific results

Susanna Cotecchia has always been committed to basic research as an indispensable tool for understanding the mechanisms of disease and drug action. Her research focuses on the study of membrane receptors and site-directed mutagenesis, a particular technique used in molecular biology to study the structure-function relationship of proteins. This line of research aims to address the fundamental questions of molecular pharmacology, providing rapid screening methods and useful information to understand the mechanism of action of medicines. The goal is to build new molecules with selective and targeted pharmacological properties, the so-called drug design, which avoids side effects in the treatment of numerous diseases.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of more than 100 national and international scientific papers, including:

 

(2006) Stanasila L, Abuin L, Diviani D, Cotecchia S. Direct interaction of ezrin with the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor regulates recycling of the internalized receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281:4354-63.

(2005) Hosoda C, Koshimizu TA, Tanoue A, Nasa Y, Oikawa R, Tomabechi T, Fukuda S, Shinoura H, Oshikawa S, Takeo S, Kitamura T, Cotecchia S, Tsujimoto G. Two alpha1-adrenergic receptor subtypes regulating the vasopressor response have differential roles in blood pressure regulation. Molecular Pharmacology, 67:912-22.

(2005) Novi F, Stanasila L, Giorgi F, Corsini GU, Cotecchia S, Maggio R. Paired activation of two components within muscarinic M3 receptor dimers is required for recruitment of beta-arrestin-1 to the plasma membrane. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280:19768-76.

(2005) Costa T and Cotecchia S. Historical Perspective: The discovery of inverse efficacy and the constitutive activity of GPCRs. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

(2005) Hosoda C, Tanoue A, Shibano M, Tanaka Y, Hiroyama M, Koshimizu TA, Cotecchia S, Kitamura T, Tsujimoto G, Koike K. Correlation between vasoconstrictor roles and mRNA expression of alpha(1) adrenoceptor subtypes in blood vessels of genetically engineered mice. British Journal of Pharmacology 146:456-66.

(2005) Sarang Z, Molnar P, Nemeth T, Gomba S, Kardon T, Melino G, Cotecchia S, Fesus L, Szondy Z. Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) acting as G protein protects hepatocytes against Fas-mediated cell death in mice. Hepatology 42:578-87.

(2004) Diviani D, Abuin L, Cotecchia S and Pansier L. Anchoring of both PKA and 14-3-3 inhibits the Rho-GEF activity of the AKAP-Lbc signaling complex, EMBO Journal 23:2811-20.

(2004) Cotecchia S, Stanasila L, Diviani D, Bjorklof K, Rossier O and Fanelli F. Structural determinants involved in the activation and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors: lessons from the alpha1-adrenegic receptor subtypes. Biology of the Cell, 96:327-33.

(2005) Zhang H, Cotecchia S, Thomas SA, Tanoue A, Tsujimoto G and Faber JE. Gene deletion of dopamine beta-hydroxylase and alpha1-adrenoceptors demonstrates involvement of catecholamines in vascular remodeling. American Physiological Society Journals, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 287:H2106-H2114.

(2004) Townsend SA, Jung AS, Gillian Hoe YS, Lefkowitz RY, Khan SA, Lemmon CA, Harrison RW, Lee K, Barouch LA, Cotecchia S, Shoukas AA, Nyhan D, Hare JM and Berkowitz DE. Critical role for the alpha-1B adrenergic receptor at the sympathetic neuroeffector junction. Hypertension, 44:776-82.

 

Awards and prizes

Susanna Cotecchia received the award of the European Federation of Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 1995. In 2001 she obtained the "Receptor Research Prize" of Perk.

 

 

Francesca Maria Corrao
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International politics area

Competences: Arabic language and cuture, Cultural anthropology, History of Middle East, history of North Africa, Intercultural and interreligious dialogue, Mediterranean studies, multiculturalism, political discourse analysis, politila thought in arab world

Keywords: identity, political thought

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full professor of Arabic language and culture ane Director of the Master Mislam. Institutions and Economy of the Middle East and North Africa at LUISS Carlo Guidi University, Rome

Professional career

Ph.D. at Rome University “La Sapienza”, and Master in Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo. Former professor at the Napoli “L’Orientale”. Her studies are focused on literature, hystory and culture of Arab countries. 

Scientific results

She coordinated the publication of the secret correspondence between the leaders of the Young Turks and Muhammad Farid, the leader of the Egyptian National party (1912-14). She did the first translation in a European language of a manuscript of the Mamluke age.

Editorial work and publications

[2018] Corrao F.M. e VIOLANTE L, L’Islam non è terrorismo, ed. Il Mulino

[2017] Eyadat Z, Corrao F.M, Hashas M,Islam, State and ModernityMohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World, Editors: Z. Eyadat, F.M. Corrao, M.Hashas, Palgrave Macmillan US

[2017] Corrao F.M, Islam Religion and Politics, LUISS University Press (Islam Religione e politica, LUP 2015); 

[2017] Corrao F.M, Reflections on Education and Culture in al-Jabri’s Thought in Islam, State and Modernity. Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World, Editors: Z. Eyadat, F.M. Corrao, M.Hashas, Palgrave Macmillan US 9781-1-137-59760-1

[2015] Corrao F.M, Diaspora araba ed emancipazione culturale, in Gli Studi Interculturali: teorie e pratiche nel contesto degli scambi culturali con la sponda Sud del Mediterraneo, a cura di Franca Sinopoli e Isabella Camera d’Afflitto, Roma Libreria Editrice Orientalia

[2014] Corrao F.M, Médias et conflicts: l’Europe vue par les Arabes, in D. Bendo-Soupou, Le Monde arabe et l’Europe. Entre conflicts et paix, ed. l’Harmattan, pp. 101-110

[2014] Corrao F.M, The Relevance of a Humanistic Education to Intercultural Dialogue, in TŌYŌ TETSUGAKU KENKYŪJO KIYŌ, ed. THE INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL PHILOSOPHY, vol. 30, Tokyo, pp. 51-62 

[2014] Corrao F.M. – Maffettone S, Arab Minorities, Liberalism, and Multiculturalismin Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World, ed. E. Poefstl W. Kymlicka, Oxford University Press, pp. 138-172

[2014] Corrao F.M, L’Evoluzione Culturale all’Origine delle Rivoluzioni Arabe, in Economia e Istituzioni dei Paesi del Mediterraneo, a cura di Eugenia Ferragina – Adalgiso Amendola, ed. Il Mulino

[2014] Corrao F.M, Donne Islamiche in Italia: ieri e oggi, in Musulmane d’Italia, a cura di E. Poefstl, ed. Bordeaux, pp.19-56

[2011] Corrao F.M, Le rivoluzioni arabe. La transizione mediterranea, Mondadori Università

[2003] Corrao F.M, Le opinioni e l’informazione nei Paesi arabo-islamici dopo l’11 settembre, a cura di F. M. Corrao, volumetto allegato a “Giano”, n. 40

Awards and prizes

International Career Arward for translation Gherardo da Cremona, Toledo University and Anna Lindh Foundation 2016; Minerva National Awards for Culture, XXII edition 2016.

President of the cultural committee of the Fondazione Orestiadi di Gibellina. Member of the UEAI (Union of European Arabist and Islamist), and the EMTAR (European professor of Modern Arabic Literature), and Researcher at the IOP (Institute of Oriental Philosophy) at the Soka University in Tokyo. Visiting professor in different Universities: Cairo, Beirut, Tunis, Rabat, Paris Inalco and Sciencepò, Cambridge and Harvard.

Marcella Corsi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: gender economy, history of economic ideas, human development, labor economics, microfinance

Keywords: evaluation, gender, microfinance, poverty, work

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full Professor of Political Economy at the La Sapienza University of Rome. President of "Minerva. Laboratory on diversity and gender inequalities" at the same University

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Statistical Sciences (economics) from the University of Rome La Sapienza, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester (UK). From 1990 to 1992 she was a researcher at the Istituto Studi Congiuntura (ISCO) and, from 1992 to 2005, she worked as an associate professor at the LUISS "G. Carli ". From 2009 to 2013 she is a visiting professor at the Université Libre del Bruxelles. She is a member of CERMi (Center of European Research on Microfinance) at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. She has been collaborating for several years with Fondazione Risorsa Donna with reference to studies on the impact of microfinance and with the Giacomo Brodolini Foundation, on topics related to the gender economy. She is one of the founders of the Economia Civile association (http://www.economiacivile.it) and of the online magazine inGenere.it (www.ingenere.it). She has worked as a consultant for various international institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, OECD): in particular she coordinated the EGGSI network (Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion, Health and Long-Term Care) on behalf of the European Commission - DG Employment and social affairs. From 2013 to 2016 she coordinated the Gender Commission of the Italian Society of Economists (SIE). From March 2017 she directs the International Review of Sociology.

Scientific results

As part of her research activity, she has dealt with conjunctural analysis in the real world (labor market, consumption and investments, etc.), technical progress, innovations in the public sector, and, in more recent years, related topics to human development (gender inequalities, poverty, social investments, etc.) and to the evaluation of economic research. In recent years she has published in journals of international prestige such as the Journal of development studies and Feminist economics. She contributed to several collective books published by major international publishers (Routledge and Anthem Press) and edited a textbook for the publisher Laterza (in collaboration with Alessandro Roncaglia).

Editorial work and publications

Marcella Corsi is the author of numerous scientific publications, including (in more recent years):

(2018) (a cura di) Corsi M, Kregel J, D’Ippoliti C. Classical Economics Today, Anthem Press.

(2017) Corsi M, Roncaglia A.Nuovi lineamenti di economia politica, Laterza.

(2017) Corsi M, Gurubu G. Inequality and Poverty, in Jo T, Chester L, D’Ippoliti C (a cura di). Handbook of Heterodox Economics, Routledge.

(2017) Corsi M, De Angelis M. Gender Discrimination in Microfinance? Some Evidence from Uganda. Journal of Development Studies, vol. 53.

 (2016) Cirillo V, Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. Gender, Class and the Crisis,  in Fadda S, Tridico P (a cura di), Varieties of Economic Inequality, Routledge.

(2016) Botti F, Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. Gendered Nature of Poverty in the EU: Individualized versus Collective Poverty Measure. Feminist economics, vol. 22.

(2016) Botti F, Corsi M, Guarini G.Lo Stato come ‘fornitore’ d’investimenti sociali (F), Moneta e Credito, vol. 69.

(2013) Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. The Productivity of the Public Sector: A ClassicalView PSL Quarterly Review, vol. 66.

(2011) Cipollone A, Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. Building a Knowledge Economy: Education and Job Opportunities in Gender Perspective. PanOeconomicus, vol. LVIII.

 

(2011)  Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C, Lucidi F. On the Evaluation of Economic Research: The Case of Italy. Economia Politica, vol. 28.

E’ anche attiva in campo giornalistico, come redattrice del web-magazine inGenere.it (http://www.ingenere.it/persone/corsi) e come collaboratrice di lavoce.info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susanna Cotecchia
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: neurology, pharmacology

Keywords: g protein coupled receptors, neurology, pharmacology, signal trasduction

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Full professor of pharmacology at the University of Bari

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bari in 1979, she specialized in Neurology at the same university. She then obtained a scholarship from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and, in 1984, moved as a researcher to Duke University Medical Center, Durham in the United States, in the group of Dr. R.J. Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012. Her academic career continued as Research Assistant Professor at the same Duke University and, since 1992, as professor of Pharmacology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2007 she returned to Italy definitively and became professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bari.

Scientific results

Susanna Cotecchia has always been committed to basic research as an indispensable tool for understanding the mechanisms of disease and drug action. Her research focuses on the study of membrane receptors and site-directed mutagenesis, a particular technique used in molecular biology to study the structure-function relationship of proteins. This line of research aims to address the fundamental questions of molecular pharmacology, providing rapid screening methods and useful information to understand the mechanism of action of medicines. The goal is to build new molecules with selective and targeted pharmacological properties, the so-called drug design, which avoids side effects in the treatment of numerous diseases.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of more than 100 national and international scientific papers, including:

 

(2006) Stanasila L, Abuin L, Diviani D, Cotecchia S. Direct interaction of ezrin with the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor regulates recycling of the internalized receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281:4354-63.

(2005) Hosoda C, Koshimizu TA, Tanoue A, Nasa Y, Oikawa R, Tomabechi T, Fukuda S, Shinoura H, Oshikawa S, Takeo S, Kitamura T, Cotecchia S, Tsujimoto G. Two alpha1-adrenergic receptor subtypes regulating the vasopressor response have differential roles in blood pressure regulation. Molecular Pharmacology, 67:912-22.

(2005) Novi F, Stanasila L, Giorgi F, Corsini GU, Cotecchia S, Maggio R. Paired activation of two components within muscarinic M3 receptor dimers is required for recruitment of beta-arrestin-1 to the plasma membrane. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280:19768-76.

(2005) Costa T and Cotecchia S. Historical Perspective: The discovery of inverse efficacy and the constitutive activity of GPCRs. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

(2005) Hosoda C, Tanoue A, Shibano M, Tanaka Y, Hiroyama M, Koshimizu TA, Cotecchia S, Kitamura T, Tsujimoto G, Koike K. Correlation between vasoconstrictor roles and mRNA expression of alpha(1) adrenoceptor subtypes in blood vessels of genetically engineered mice. British Journal of Pharmacology 146:456-66.

(2005) Sarang Z, Molnar P, Nemeth T, Gomba S, Kardon T, Melino G, Cotecchia S, Fesus L, Szondy Z. Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) acting as G protein protects hepatocytes against Fas-mediated cell death in mice. Hepatology 42:578-87.

(2004) Diviani D, Abuin L, Cotecchia S and Pansier L. Anchoring of both PKA and 14-3-3 inhibits the Rho-GEF activity of the AKAP-Lbc signaling complex, EMBO Journal 23:2811-20.

(2004) Cotecchia S, Stanasila L, Diviani D, Bjorklof K, Rossier O and Fanelli F. Structural determinants involved in the activation and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors: lessons from the alpha1-adrenegic receptor subtypes. Biology of the Cell, 96:327-33.

(2005) Zhang H, Cotecchia S, Thomas SA, Tanoue A, Tsujimoto G and Faber JE. Gene deletion of dopamine beta-hydroxylase and alpha1-adrenoceptors demonstrates involvement of catecholamines in vascular remodeling. American Physiological Society Journals, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 287:H2106-H2114.

(2004) Townsend SA, Jung AS, Gillian Hoe YS, Lefkowitz RY, Khan SA, Lemmon CA, Harrison RW, Lee K, Barouch LA, Cotecchia S, Shoukas AA, Nyhan D, Hare JM and Berkowitz DE. Critical role for the alpha-1B adrenergic receptor at the sympathetic neuroeffector junction. Hypertension, 44:776-82.

 

Awards and prizes

Susanna Cotecchia received the award of the European Federation of Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 1995. In 2001 she obtained the "Receptor Research Prize" of Perk.

 

 

Maria Lucia Curri
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

Competences: physical chemistry of materials

Keywords: environment, inorganic nanocrystals, nanomaterials for biomedicine, nanotechnologies, photocatalytic nanomaterials

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Professional career

PhD in Chemistry at University of Bari in 1996, between 1995 and 1996 is Research Assistant at Chemistry Department of University College London (UK). From 1996 to 1998, is post-doctoral fellow at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Centro Studi Chimico Fisici sull'Interazione Luce-Materia, in Bari.

Since 1999 is staff scientist at CNR, in Bari, and since 2010 is senior scientist at Istitute for Physical and Chemical Processes (IPCF) of CNR, still in Bari.

Since October 2018 is Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at University of Bari “Aldo Moro”.

 

Scientific results

She is active in the field of material chemistry, aiming to design, fabricate and process inorganic solids at the nanoscale for obtaining nanostructured and multifunctional materials both for fundamental and application studies.

The main research work is carried out within the frame of National and International projects on the synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals - namely structures formed of atomic and/or molecular assemblies with a diameter between 2 and 200 nanometers) with a precise control on size, shape and crystalline phase, in order to carefully tune their physical and chemical size dependent properties and to engineer their surface chemistry.

She is involved in development of synthetic strategies for preparation of colloidal nanocrystal based inorganic materials to investigate their potential applications in biomedical field, as theranostic systems for diagnosis and therapy of different diseases, in energy conversion and in the environmental technologies, for detection and degradation of pollutants.

She has been and is Research Unit PI in several European and National research projects, coordinating the European Project 7th FP LIMPID "Nanocomposite Materials for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants" (G.A. 310177).

Editorial work and publications

She has been co-authoring more than 200 publications and over 180 papers on international peer-reviewed journals and a number of other publications, including 10 book chapters.

Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-5360-2009

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=IuKtR_sAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

 

1. (2019) Truppi A., Petronella F., Margiotta V., Lasorella G., Giotta G., Giannini C., Sibillano T., Murgolo S., Mascolo G., Agostiano A., Curri M. L. , Comparelli R. Gram-scale synthesis of UV–vis light active plasmonic photocatalytic nanocomposite based on TiO2/Au nanorods for degradation of pollutants in waterApplied Catalysis B, 243, 604-613.

2. (2016) Valente G, Depalo N, de Paola I, Iacobazzi RM, Denora N, Laquintana V, Comparelli R, Altamura E, Latronico T, Altomare M, Fanizza E, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Saviano M, Del Gatto A, Zaccaro L, Curri ML. Integrin Targeting with Peptide Bioconjugated to Semiconductor-Magnetic Nanocrystalline Heterostructures. Nano Research, 9:644-662.

3. (2015) Ingrosso C, Esposito Corcione C, Striani R, Comparelli R, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Curri ML, Frigione M. UV-curable Nanocomposite based on Methacrylic-Siloxane Resin and Surface modified-TiO2Nanocrystals. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7:15494-15505.

4. (2013) Placido T, Aragay G, Pons J, Comparelli R, Curri ML, Merkoçi A. Ion-Directed Assembly of Gold Nanorods: a Strategy for Mercury Detection. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 (3):1084-1092.

5. (2010) Ingrosso C, Sardella E, Keller D, Dohn S, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Boisen A, Curri ML. Surface functionalization of epoxy resist based microcantilevers with iron oxide nanocrystals. Advanced Material, 22:3288-3292.

Awards and prizes

- More than 30 invited lectures at National and International conferences and workshops

- "L. Senatore" (Italian Chemical Society) award in 2000 for the poster ”Chemical and physical characterization of hybrid structures based on in organic nanocrystalline semiconductors and semiconducting polymer for opto-electronic applications”

- Best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg June 2002 “Colloidal oxide nanoparticles for the photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes”

- Best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg 2003 "TiO2 nanocrystals -conjugated -polymer thin film for photovoltaic application"

-  Best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg May 2004. “Hybrid organic nanocomposites based on semiconducting colloidal quantum dots in polymers”.

- "L. Senatore" award Italian Chemical Society in 2006 for the poster “Optical and morphological properties of hybrid nanocomposite based on colloidal TiO2nanocrystals in polymer”.

- Best Poster Nomination at IEEE NEMS 2017 Los Angeles (CA, USA) “Drug Delivery Nanovectors Based on SPIONS for Targeted Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

Maria Grazia Daidone
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: oncological biology

Keywords: biobanks, breast cancer, liquid biopsies, molecular characterization, prognostic and treatment response biomarkers

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine of the Cancer Institute of Milan

 

Professional career

After graduating in Biological Sciences at the University of Milan in 1976, she continued her education at the oncology laboratory of the Health Science Center of Tucson, in the United States. She then obtained a specialization in Medical and Biomedical Statistics at the University of Milan in 1997. In 1985 she became a professor of the Italian School of Breast Cancer and in 2001 professor for the Master in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Senology of the University of Siena, roles she still holds. She is also head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine of the Milan Cancer Institute.

Scientific results

The main interests of Maria Grazia Daidone are the study and characterization of tumor cells with high potential. This also occurs through translational studies in solid human tumors for the identification of biomolecular markers / profiles that lead to a diagnosis, prognosis and response to specific treatments, and through the study of resistance mechanisms to antitumor agents (drugs and / or hormones). Preclinical research on biomarkers and interactions between cancer cells and the immune system is an important support for the treatment and treatment of tumors: specifically, Maria Grazia Daidone is engaged in research on cancer cells of breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. She also coordinates quality control programs for the formulation and proposition of guidelines for the clinical use of biomarkers and for the collection and storage of biological material (BioBanche).

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of several book chapters and also more than 200 scientific publications in national and international journals including:

 

(2016) Callari M, Guffanti A, Soldà G, Merlino G, Fina E, Brini E, Moles A, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. In-depth characterization of breast cancer tumor-promoting cell transcriptome by RNA sequencing and microarrays. Oncotarget, 7(1):976-94.

(2016) Callari M, Cappelletti V, D'Aiuto F, Musella V, Lembo A, Petel F, Karn T, Iwamoto T, Provero P, Daidone MG, Gianni L, Bianchini G. Subtype-Specific Metagene-Based Prediction of Outcome after Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment in Breast Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research, 22(2):337-45.

(2015) Cappelletti V, Appierto V, Tiberio P, Fina E, Callari M, Daidone MG. Circulating Biomarkers for Prediction of Treatment Response. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, (51):60-3.

(2015) D'Aiuto F, Callari M, Dugo M, Merlino G, Musella V, Miodini P, Paolini B, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. miR-30e is an independent subtype-specific prognostic marker in breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 113(2):290-8.

(2015) Musella V, Pietrantonio F, Di Buduo E, Iacovelli R, Martinetti A, Sottotetti E, Bossi I, Maggi C, Di Bartolomeo M, de Braud F, Daidone MG, Cappelletti V. Circulating tumor cells as a longitudinal biomarker in patients with advanced chemorefractory, RAS-BRAF wild-type colorectal cancer receiving cetuximab or panitumumab. International Journal of Cancer, 137(6):1467-74.

(2015) Fina E, Callari M, Reduzzi C, D'Aiuto F, Mariani G, Generali D, Pierotti MA, Daidone MG, Cappelletti V. Gene expression profiling of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer. Clinical Chemistry, 61(1):278-89.

(2014) Callari M, Musella V, Di Buduo E, Sensi M, Miodini P, Dugo M, Orlandi R, Agresti R, Paolini B, Carcangiu ML, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. Subtype-dependent prognostic relevance of an interferon-induced pathway metagene in node-negative breast cancer. Molecular Oncology, 8(7):1278-89.

(2011) Cordenonsi M, Zanconato F, Azzolin L, Forcato M, Rosato A, Frasson C, Inui M, Montagner M, Parenti AR, Poletti A, Daidone MG, Dupont S, Basso G, Bicciato S, Piccolo S. The Hippo transducer TAZ confers cancer stem cell-related traits on breast cancer cells. Cell, 147(4):759-72.

(2011) Callari M, Cappelletti V, De Cecco L, Musella V, Miodini P, Veneroni S, Gariboldi M, Pierotti MA, Daidone MG. Gene expression analysis reveals a different transcriptomic landscape in female and male breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 127(3):601-10.

(2010) Martello G, Rosato A, Ferrari F, Manfrin A, Cordenonsi M, Dupont S, Enzo E, Guzzardo V, Rondina M, Spruce T, Parenti AR, Daidone MG, Bicciato S, Piccolo S. A MicroRNA targeting dicer for metastasis control. Cell, 141(7):1195-207.

Awards and prizes

In May 2014, Maria Grazia Daidone received the R.O.S.A. (Results obtained without aid) from the Canova Club of Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

Federica Dall'Arche
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International politics area

Competences: disarmament, international security, nuclear international diplomacy, WMD diplomacy

Keywords: arms control, gender dimension in peace processes, Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD (biological, chemical, nuclear)

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Research Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome

Professional career

After graduating summa cum laude in Political Science at the University of Roma Tre, and winning a full merit scholarship for an exchange programme at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Federica obtained her Master's degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), California. In 2014, she won the Michiel Brandt Memorial Prize for best MIIS paper on Human Trafficking and concluded an internship at the Asian-Pacific Center for Security Studies, a US Department of Defense academic institute. She was the recipient of the United Nations Security Council Monitor Fellowship at the Women International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), as well as the Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Fellowship at Pacific Forum – Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She also worked at Deloitte UK, and as Graduate Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), at the William Tell Coleman Library, and as a free-lance collaborator for the online magazine Geopolitica.info.

Scientific results

Federica Dall’Archejoins IAI and its "Multilateralism and Global Governance" programme, focusing on nonproliferation and disarmament, and on gender in international security. 

Editorial work and publications

She is the main editor of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium monthly newsletterand the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network Newsletter.

[2017] Dall’Arche F.,Countering Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Adherence to WMD-Related Regimes in the Asia Pacific, 29 Agosto, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2017] Dall’Arche F.,CSCAP Study Group on Nonproliferation and Disarmament in the Asia-Pacific, 25 Maggio, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F.,Nuclear Governance in Asia after the Nuclear Security Summit Process, 6 Dicembre, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F., Toward A US-China Strategic Partnership on Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, 12 Settembre, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F.,US - China Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Dialogue, Agosto, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F.,Dialogue on Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia,  Agosto, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,Arms trade, Small Arms and Gender Based Violence, 12 Novembre, Women International League for Peace and Freedom

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,From Space Debris to Space Governance: Space Security Index 2015,  26 Ottobre, First Committee Monitor, Reaching Critical Will

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,Harnessing Tools and Technologies for Nuclear Disarmament, 19 Ottobre, First Committee Monitor, Reaching Critical Will

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,Overview of the Security Council Open Debate on Women and Peace and Security, 14 Ottobre, Women International League for Peace and Freedom

[2015] Dall’Arche F., ISIS and its hostages: an Overview, 11 February, Centro Studi di Geopolitica e Relazioni Internazionali - Geopolitica.info

Awards and prizes

Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Fellowship 2016 - 2017

United Nation Security Council Monitor Fellow 2015

Michiel Brandt Memorial Prize Fund Apr - 2014

Monterey Institute Merit Scholarship 2013 - 2015

Betty and David Jones Language (Full) Scholarship Jun 2013

Full merit extra-European scholarship - University of Roma Tre 2010 – 2011

Conchita D'Ambrosio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords: individual welfare

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of Political Economy at the University of Luxembourg

Professional career

Conchita D'Ambrosio graduated with honors in Political Economy from Bocconi University in 1993. She continued her studies with a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of New York in 1997, a PhD in Public Finance at the University of Pavia in 1009, a Master of Philosophy or then a Phd in Economics at the University of New York in 1999 and 2000. In 2001 she was a researcher in Finance at the Bocconi University. In 2004 she became an associate professor at the University of Milan-Bicocca. In 2012 she received the prestigious PEARL Grant (about 2 MEUR) from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxemburgese for the analysis of socio-economic inequalities and since 2013 she has been a full professor of Political Economy at the University of Luxembourg.

Scientific results

The research activity of Conchita D’Ambrosio is aimed at examining individual well-being, its measurement and its consequences, with particular attention to individual and social dynamics. On the one hand it proposed indicators of poverty, social exclusion, mobility, polarization, relative deprivation, economic insecurity, on the other it analyzed the association between the proposed indicators and individual behaviors in longitudinal data and cohorts of births in different countries, especially in Europe.  Her works underline the importance of inclusion in the measurement of individual well-being of confrontational elements and expectations that depend both on the individual's path being examined and on that of the others that make up the same reference group. Her recent studies are aimed at analyzing the effect of parents' economic insecurities on their children's cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, both during adolescence, - outcomes such as academic performance, mental health, behavior, the index of body mass, - both in pregnancy on characteristics such as the weight and the circumference of the head of the newborn at birth.

Editorial work and publications

Conchita D’Ambrosio has been editor of the Review of Income and Wealth since 2008 and a member of the editorial board of the International Review of Economics and of the Journal of Economic Inequality. She edited the Handbook of Research on Individual and Social Well-Being, currently being printed with Edward Elgar. She is also the author of numerous scientific articles published in national and international journals, including:

 

(In press) Bossert W, Can B, D’Ambrosio C. A Head-count Measure of Rank Mobility

and Its Directional Decomposition. Economica.

(2016) Chakravarty SR, Chattopadhyay N, D’Ambrosio C. On a Family of Achievement and Shortfall Inequality Indices. Health Economics, 25:1503-1513.

(2016) Rohde N, D’Ambrosio C, Tang KK, Rao P. Estimating the Mental Health Effects of Social Isolation. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 11:853-869.

(2016) Clark A, D’Ambrosio C, Ghislandi S. Adaptation to Poverty in Long-Run Panel Data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 98:591-600.

(2016) Bossert W, Can B, D’Ambrosio C. Measuring Rank Mobility with Variable Population

Size. Social Choice and Welfare, 46:917-931.

(2015) D’Ambrosio C, Rohde. The Distribution of Economic Insecurity: Italy and the USA over the Great Recession. Review of Income and Wealth, 60:S33-S52.

(2014) Bose A, Chakravarty SR, D’Ambrosio C. Richness Orderings. Journal of Economic Inequality, 12:5-22.

(2013) Bossert W, D’Ambrosio C. Measuring Economic Insecurity. International Economic Review, 54:1017-1030.

(2012) Bossert W A, Chakravarty SR, D’Ambrosio C. Poverty and Time. Journal of Economic Inequality, 10:145-162.

(2012) D’Ambrosio C, Frick J. Individual Well-Being in a Dynamic Perspective. Economica, 79:284-302.

 

Awards and prizes

Conchita D’Ambrosio is among the twelve WISE WOMEN 2017, Women in Science and Engineering in Luxembourg. She is a member of the Scientific Commission for the Measurement of Wellbeing, ISTAT since 2011, a member of the Eurostat Task Force for the Development of the 2013 EU-SILC ad hoc module on well-being, 2010, member of the board of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality since 2015. In 2017 she received the “Principessa Sichelgaita” international award, which won the High Patronage of the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the Presidency of the Republic - is awarded every year by the Salerno Lions Club Princess Sichelgaita, to women from Salerno who have distinguished themselves for their merits in art, entrepreneurship, entertainment or otherwise.

Valeria De Antonellis
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer engineering, computer technology

Keywords: big data, informative systems, web

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor, Deputy Director of the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia.

Professional career

Graduated cum laude in Physics from University of Milano, she has been CNR research fellow (1977-1980), assistant professor at University of Milano (1980-1989), associate professor at University of Milano (1989-1991) and at Politecnico di Milano (1991-1994), full professor and Director of the Informatics Institute at the University of Ancona (1994-1996). Since 1996, she has been full professor of Information Systems at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, where she has carried out intensive teaching, research and institutional service activities promoting the development of the area of ​​Computer Engineering. From November 2010 to October 2016, she was Rector’s Delegate for the Innovation of Information Systems of the University, and successfully led a radical and complex process of renewal of the ICT infrastructure and information systems, aimed at improving the processing of information, the communication with users and the provision of online services. In this role, she represented the University of Brescia in the Board of Directors and in the Executive Board of the CINECA consortium (Interuniversity Consortium for automatic computing) and of the CILEA consortium (Interuniversity Consortium for communication and information technology). From 2011 to 2016, she held numerous positions, including those of President of the University Library System and Chair of the ICT Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Computer Science (CINI), and University’s delegate for CINI Laboratories on Big Data, Smart Cities, Assistive Technologies.  She is member of Scientific Committees for the organization of specialization courses on Industry 4.0 promoted by the University of Brescia with the Industrial Association of Brescia.

Scientific results

The research activity of Valeria De Antonellis is in the area of ​​databases, information systems and Web with focus on design methodologies, conceptual modeling, representation and semantic integration of data, processes, services. She has been working within several national and international research projects and collaborations, coordinating parts of or whole projects. At international level, she is known for leading the national research project DATAID (Progetto Finalizzato CNR) originating the DATAID-1 methodology for the analysis, design and implementation of database systems (cited in “People Behind Informatics: The history of Conceptual Modeling”). In particular, at the beginning of the eighties, she promoted the "conceptual modeling of both data and processes" in the DATAID methodology anticipating issues of the object-oriented methodologies. To respond to the growing need to share and process data from heterogeneous sources, she proposed original techniques of semantic integration and schema matching. She faced problems in the area of ​​the Semantic Web and semantic interoperability, proposing innovative techniques of search, analysis and ranking of data and services available on the web. Her current research topics are aimed at the development of innovative models, methods and tools for the management and exploration of Big Data, with application in strategic areas such as Smart Cities and Industry 4.0.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is co-author of the books: Relational Database Theory (Benjamin/Cummings 1993, ISBN 0-8053-0249-2) and La Teoria Relazionale dei Dati (Bollati Boringhieri , ISBN: 88-339-5031-X, 1985). Co-editor of the book: Computer-Aided Database Design: the DATAID approach (North-Holland 1985, ISBN 0-444-87735-5).

She published over 200 scientific papers in relevant international journals and conference proceedings of the field, including:

(2018) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Service Discovery and Recommendation for Multi-datasource Access: Exploiting Semantic and Social Technologies. A Comprehensive Guide through the Italian Database Research over the Last 25 Years. Studies in Big Data vol. 31, 375-390, Springer Int. Publ. 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-61892-0.

(2017) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Wiser: A multi-dimensional framework for searching and ranking Web APIs. ACM Transactions on the Web, 11(3):1-32, ISSN: 1559-1131.

(2014) Bianchini D, Cappiello C, De Antonellis V, Pernici B. Service identification in inter-organizational process design. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 7(2): 265-278, ISSN: 1939-1374.

(2010) Bianchini D, Montanelli S, Aiello C, Baldoni R, Bolchini C, Bonomi S, Castano S, Catarci T, De Antonellis V, Ferrara A, Melchiori M, Quintarelli E, Scannapieco M, Schreiber FA, Tanca L. Emergent Semantics and Cooperation in Multi-knowledge Communities: the ESTEEM Approach. World Wide Web, 13(1-2): 3-31, ISSN: 1386-145X.

(2008) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Flexible Semantic-based Service Matchmaking and Discovery. World Wide Web, 11(2):227-251, ISSN: 1386-145X.

(2006) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Pernici B, Plebani P. Ontology based Methodology for e-Service Discovery. Information Systems, 31(4):361-380, ISSN: 0306-4379.

(2001) Castano S, De Antonellis V, De Capitani D, Vimercati S. Global Viewing of Heterogeneous Data Sources. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 13(2): 277-297, ISSN: 1041-4347.

(1998) Castano S, De Antonellis V, Fugini MG, Pernici B. Conceptual Schema Analysis: techniques and applications. ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 23(3): 286-332, ISSN: 0362-5915.

(1995) Castano S, De Antonellis V. Reference Conceptual Architectures for Re-engineering Information Systems. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 4(2-3): 213-236, ISSN: 0218-8430.

(1990) De Antonellis V, Zonta B. A Disciplined Approach to Office Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16(8): 822-828, ISSN: 0098-5589.

(1985) De Antonellis V, Di Leva A. DATAID-1: a Database Design Methodology. Information Systems, 10(2):181-195, ISSN: 0306-4379.

 

Awards and prizes

She has been Chair of the AICA Working Group on Databases (1990-1997). Co-founder of the Italian Pole of Scientific and technological Research on Interoperability "Interop-Vlab.IT" (2008-2014). Co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Conference SEBD (Advanced Systems for Databases).  Member of the "ER International Conference on Conceptual Modeling" Steering Committee. Associate member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Data&Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier. Member of the Scientific Committee of "Collana di Informatica", ed. Franco Angeli.

Recent awards: Outstanding contribution as Conference Co-Chair at International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, 2012; Best paper award at International Conference ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities, 2017; Best paper award at International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 2013.

 

Elisabetta Dejana
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: cellular biology

Keywords: blood vessels, cancer, cancer therapy, molecular cancer, tumor angiogenesis

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Director of the Vascular System of Cancer Research Unit at the IFOM Research Institute

 

Professional career

After graduating in Biological Sciences at the University of Bologna, she moved to Milan to work at the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research, where she studied the pathological mechanisms underlying thrombosis and cardiovascular disease.From 1978 to 1980 she worked in Canada, in one of the leading research groups in the cardiovascular sector; during that period she developed techniques for the isolation and culture of endothelial cells that make up the wall of blood vessels, in order to be able to study their normal and pathological characteristics in in vitro models. Back to Italy, she organized the Laboratory of Vascular Biology at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, which she directed until 1993, with periods of work abroad at Harvard Medical School in Boston, at the Hôpital Bicêtre in Paris and at the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. From 1993 to 1996 she directed the Laboratoire d'Hematologie of the Nuclear Energy Center in Grenoble. Again in Italy, in Milan, she took part in the implementation of the FIRC project to create a new institute entirely dedicated to cancer research. Elisabetta Dejana is also a professor of General Pathology at the Department of Oncology and Emato-oncology of the University of Milan and at the Department of Genetic Immunology and Pathology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Scientific results

The study of vascular cell biology has continued in recent years with a new goal: to understand the process of formation of new blood vessels, angiogenesis, in the embryo and during the growth of a tumor. At the birth of IFOM, in 2000, she was among the first scientists to animate its laboratories. Thus, an IFOM research program aimed at studying the process of blood vessel formation and the development of therapeutic strategies that, by acting on it, could inhibit tumor growth, was launched under her direction.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of over 400 scientific studies published in the most prestigious specialist journals, including:

(2015) Bravi L, Rudini N, Cuttano R, Giampietro C, Maddaluno L, Ferrarini L, Adams RH, Corada M, Boulday G, Tournier-Lasserve E, Dejana E, Lampugnani MG. Sulindac metabolites decrease cerebrovascular malformations in CCM3-Knockout mice. Proceeding of the National Academy Society of the United States of America, 112:8421.

(2015) Cuttano R, Rudini N, Bravi L, Corada M, Giampietro C, Papa E, Morini MF, Maddaluno L, Ralf H. Adams RH, Mukesh KJ, Owens GK, Lampugnani MG and Dejana E. KLF4 is a key determinant of development and progression of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations. EMBO Molecular Medicine, 8:6.

(2013) Maddaluno L, Rudini N, Cuttano R, Bravi L, Giampietro C, Corada M, Ferrarini L, Orsenigo F, Papa E, Boulday G, Tournier-Lasserve E, Chapon F, Richichi C, Retta SF, Lampugnani MG, Dejana E. EndMT contributes to the onset and progression of cerebral cavernous malformations. Nature, 498: 492.

(2013) Corada M, Orsenigo M, Bhat G, Nyqvist D, Breviario F, Morini MF, Briot A, Pitulescu,M. Iruela-Arispe L., Adams R. and Dejana E. Sox17 is indispensable for acquisition and maintenance of arterial identity. Nature Communications, 4:2609.

(2012) Orsenigo F, Giampietro C, Ferrari A, Corada M, Galaup A, Sigismund S, Ristagno G, Maddaluno L, Koh GY, Franco D, Kurtcuoglu V, Poulikakos D, Baluk P, McDonald D, Grazia Lampugnani M, Dejana E. Phosphorylation of VE-cadherin is modulated by haemodynamic forces and contributes to the regulation of vascular permeability in vivo. Nature Communications, 3:1208.

(2010) Corada M, Nyqvist D, Orsenigo F, Caprini A, Giampietro C, Taketo MM, Iruela-Arispe ML, Adams RH, Dejana E. The Wnt/beta-catenin pathway modulates vascular remodeling and specification by upregulating Dll4/Notch signaling. Developmental Cell, 18:938.

(2009) Dejana E, Tournier-Lasserve E, Weinstein BM. The control of vascular integrity by endothelial cell junctions: molecular basis and pathological implications. Developmental Cell, 16(2):209-21.

(2008) Taddei A, Giampietro C, Conti A, Orsenigo F, Breviario F, Pirazzoli V, Potente M, Daly C., Dimmeler S, Dejana E. Endothelial adherens junctions control tight junctions by VE-cadherin-mediated upregulation of claudin-5. Nature Cell Biology, 10:923.

(2008) Liebner S, Corada M, Bangsow T, Babbage J, Taddei A, Czupalla CJ, Reis M, Felici A, Wolburg H, Fruttiger M, Taketo MM, von Melchner H, Plate KH, Gerardt H, Dejana E. Wnt/beta-catenin signaling controls development of the blood-brain barrier. The Journal of Cell Biology, 183:409.

(1999) Carmeliet P, Lampugnani MG, Moons L, Breviario F, Compernolle V, Bono F, Balconi G, Spagnuolo R, Oosthuyse B, Dewerchin M, Zanetti A, Angelillo A, Mattot V, Nuyens D, Lutgens E, Gittenberger-de Groot A, Poelmann R, Lupu F, Herbert JM, Collen D, and Dejana E. Targeted deficiency or cytosolic truncation of the VE-cadherin gene in mice impairs VEGF-mediated endothelial survival and angiogenesis. Cell, 98:147.

 

 

Awards and prizes

During her career she has received many awards and recognitions from various Italian and foreign scientific associations: the prize of the International Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Paris; the Wennegren Foundation Award, Stockholm; the John Hopkins Award in the Lung Vascular Biology, Baltimore; the Official Award of the Italian Republic, Rome; the William Harvey Outstanding Contribution to Science, Award, 2007 London. She is also a member of the Accademia dei Lincei and of the Academy of Europe and received the honorary degree at the University of Helsinki and that of Frankfurt, Faculty of Medicine.

Daniela Del Boca
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: family economy, labor economics

Keywords:

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Daniela Del Boca, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, is Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, Fellow of Collegio Carlo Alberto and Director of CHILD.

                                                

Professional career

After her bachelor degree at the University of Turin she continued her academic training in Labor Economics at the University of  Wisconsin-Madison where she was awarded her PhD in 1988.

Nel 1990 she has been Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milan and later full Professor at the University of Turin. She has visited several Universities including New York University, Johns Hopkins, Munich

Scientific results

Her main interests are on gender gaps in the labor market and family investment in human capital and child development.

She has participated and coordinated several European Projects. Among the most recent ones: Families and Societies (FP7 2013-2017), Family and the Economic Crisis (Leibniz Association, 2015-2018), Child Care and Child Outcomes (Collegio Carlo Alberto and Jacobs Foundation), Economic Benefits of Gender Equality in the European Union. (http://www.carloalberto.org/child-collegiocarloalberto) and Closing the gender pension gap by increasing women’s awareness(2018-2010)

Editorial work and publications

Daniela Del Boca ha written several articles and books. Among the books: Women in the Labor Force: An Economic Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2005), Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Famiglie Sole (Il Mulino, 2009) e Valorizzare le Donne Conviene (Il Mulino, 2012).

Among the most recent articles:

(2018) Del Boca D, Heckman J, Biroli P et al. Evaluating the Reggio Approach on Early. Research in Economics, 71

(2017) Del Boca D, Monfardini C, Nicoletti C. Parental and child time and cognitive development of adolescents. Journal of Labor Economics 35(2):565-608

(2016) Del Boca D, Flinn C, Wiswall M. Transfers to families with children and child outcomes. Economic Journal 526: F138-F183

 (2014) Del Boca D, Flinn C. Household Behavior and Marriage Market. Journal of Economic Theory, 150: 37-155

(2014) Del Boca D, Flinn C, Wiswall M. Household Choices and Child Development. Review of Economic Studies, 81:137-185

Daniela Del Boca is also in the Editorial Board of two journals Labour (Review of Labour Economics) e Review of Economics of the Household and Member of the Editorial Committee of lavoce.info  where she is responsabile dei geneder and family policies  (www.lavoce.info). Collaborates also to 27esima ora of Corriere della Sera, the online journal inGenere and her results have cited by Repubblica, Il Sole 24 ore, International New York Times, Financial Times. She partecipates to several international conferences and workshops on women’s work, family and child outcomes.

Awards and prizes

In 2007 she was awarded by the President of the Italian Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano of the Order of Merit for her contribution to the study of conciliation work and the family. She is presently Research Associate to the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at NYU, the Becker-Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, CEPR, Ifo at the University of Munich, and  IZA (Bonn). Since 2012 is Member of General Council of Compagniadi San Paolo.

 

Liliana Dell'Osso
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: psychiatry

Keywords: anxiety, depression, mood, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders, spectrum

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Professor of Psychiatry - Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - University of Pisa (Italy), Director of the Psychiatry Care Unit of the University Hospital of Pisa, President of the Italian College of University Professors of Psychiatry

Professional career

1979: Degree School of Medicine, University of Pisa

1984: Fellowship in Psychiatry, University of Pisa

1983-1987: Researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology of University of Pisa

1987-1992: Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry of University of Pisa

1992-2001: Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies of University of Pisa

From 2001: Professor of Psychiatry - Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - University of Pisa

From 2001: Director of the Psychiatry Care Unit of the University Hospital of Pisa

From 2010: Director of the Residency Program in Psychiatry at University of Pisa

From 2010: Director of the Degree Program in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of Pisa

From 2011: Director of the Master Program in Clinics and Therapy of Mood Disorders at the University of Pisa

From 2011: Director of the Master Program in Addiction Medicine at the University of Pisa

From 2012-2015: Education and Research Coordinator of Neuroscience Department, University Hospital of Pisa

From 2015-2018: Vice-President of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP)

From 2018: President of the Italian College of Full Professors of Psychiatry

Scientific results

Her researches focused on psychopathology, neurobiology, genetic and clinical neuropharmacology. She is also involved in the “Spectrum Project”, an international collaboration (University of Pisa, University of Pittsburgh, University of New York, University of San Diego), which has developed and validated  several instrument for a dimensional assessment of psychiatric conditions, such as mood (SCI-MOODS), anxiety (SCI-PAS, SCI-SHY, SCI-OBS), stress-related (SCI-TALS) and psychotic (SCI-PSY)  disorders. Moreover, Liliana Dell’Osso lead several researches about pharmacotherapy of psychosis and bipolar disorders, with a specific focus on the use of clozapina. More recently, her studies addressed the Autism, with the development of a questionnaire for the assessment of autism subtreshold symptoms in adults (AdAS Spectrum).

Editorial work and publications

She is author of a wide number of studies published on International journals, such as:

Dell'Osso L, Carpita B, Cremone IM, Muti D, Diadema E, Barberi FM, Massimetti  G, Brondino N, Petrosino B, Politi P, Aguglia E, Lorenzi P, Carmassi C, Gesi C. The mediating effect of trauma and stressor related symptoms and ruminations on the relationship between autistic traits and mood spectrum. Psychiatry Research. 2018; pii: S0165-1781(18)30826-6

 

Galderisi S, Rossi A, Rocca P, Bertolino A, Mucci A, Bucci P, Rucci P, Gibertoni D, Aguglia E, Amore M, Bellomo A, Biondi M, Brugnoli R, Dell'Osso L, De Ronchi D, Di Emidio G, Di Giannantonio M, Fagiolini A, Marchesi C, Monteleone P, Oldani L, Pinna F, Roncone R, Sacchetti E, Santonastaso P, Siracusano A, Vita A, Zeppegno P, Maj M; Italian Network For Research on Psychoses. The influence of illness-related variables, personal resources and context-related factors on real-life functioning of people with schizophrenia

World Psychiatry. 2014;13(3):275-87

 

 

Dell'Osso L, Gesi C, Massimetti E, Cremone IM, Barbuti M, Maccariello G, Moroni I, Barlati S, Castellini G, Luciano M, Bossini L, Rocchetti M, Signorelli M, Aguglia E, Fagiolini A, Politi P, Ricca V, Vita A, Carmassi C, Maj M. Adult Autism Subthreshold Spectrum (AdAS Spectrum): validation of a questionnaire investigating subthreshold autism spectrum. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2016;73:61-83


Dell'Osso L, Carmassi C, Massimetti G, Stratta P, Riccardi I, Capanna C, Akiskal KK, Akiskal HS, Rossi A. Age, gender and epicenter proximity effects on post-traumatic stress symptoms in L'Aquila 2009 earthquake survivors. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2013;146 (2):174-180

Bevilacqua L, Doly S, Kaprio J, Yuan Q, Tikkanen R, Paunio T, Zhou Z, Wedenoja J, Maroteaux L, Diaz S, Belmer A, Hodgkinson CA, Dell'osso L, Suvisaari J, Coccaro E, Rose RJ, Peltonen L, Virkkunen M, Goldman D. A population-specific HTR2B stop codon predisposes to severe impulsivity. Nature. 2010;468(7327):1061-6

She is also co-author of several books, such as: L'altra Marilyn. Psichiatria e psicoanalisi di un cold case (2016), L'Abisso negli occhi. Spettro Autistico e violenza di genere nel mito e nell’arte (2016), La verità sulla menzogna: dalle origini alla post-verità(ETS, 2017),Il caso Coco Chanel. L’insopportabile Genio (2018), L’ombra dell’autismo. Declinazioni cliniche e psicopatologiche dello spettro autistico sottosoglia. (FrancoAngeli, 2018). Genio e follia 2.0. Il complesso rapporto tra spettro autistico e competenze eccezionali (2019).

Raffaella A. Del Sarto
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International politics area

Competences: EU-MENA relations, European foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa, European-Israeli-Palestinian relations, Israeli domestic and foreign policies, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East Studies, UE Mediterranean countries relations

Keywords: Maghreb, Mashreq, Middle East and North Africa

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe (Bologna campus)

Professional career

Graduated in Political Science at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, in Germany she began her career as an external collaborator and consultant at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Jerusalem (1997-1998) and the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. From 1998 to 2000 she is Manager of the project ‘The German Fund for Palestinian NGOs’ for Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Jerusalem. In 2003 she obtaines a PhD in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude). From 2004 to 2005 she is Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, from 2005 to 2007 Marie Curie Fellow and from 2007 to 2011 Pears Fellowin Israel and Mediterranean Studies, Middle East Center, St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Between 2011 and the spring of 2019 she is part-time Professor at the European University Institute. Since 2010 she is Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe where, in 2015, after obtaining the national scientific qualification, she becomes Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe (Bologna).

Scientific results

Raffaella A. Del Sarto obtained a research grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the project BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union's Relations with North Africa and the Middle East(2011-2018). She published two monographs, over 15 academic articles, over 10 book chapters, and numerous policy reports, working papers and grey publications. She has also edited or co-edited 5 volumes.

Editorial work and publications

Raffaella Del Sarto is member of the Editorial Board of The International Spectatore and  International and member of the Advisory Board of the review Mediterranean Politics.

[2019] Del Sarto, R. A. Insecurity, Identity Politics, and the Restructuring of the Middle East, in Shifting Global Politics and the Middle East, POMEPS Studies 34, March, Project on Middle East Political Science.
 
[2019] Del Sarto, R. A., Malmvig, H. and Soler i Lecha, E., Interregnum: The Regional Order in the Middle East and North Africa after the Arab uprisings, MENARA Final Report no. 1, February. 

 
[2017] Del Sarto, R. A. Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University.
 
[2017] Del Sarto, R. A. Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa: Context and Concepts, in International Affairs93(4): 767-787.

[2017] Del Sarto, R. A., Fawcett L. and Okyay A., eds., Contentious Borders: Sovereignty and Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa post-2011, special issue of International Affairs, 93(4).
 
[2016] Del Sarto, R. A. Normative Empire Europe: The European Union, Its Borderlands, and the “Arab Spring’, Journal of Common Market Studies,54(2): 215-232.

[2015] Del Sarto, R. A., ed.  Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
[2015] Del Sarto, R. A. Defining Borders and People in the Borderlands: EU Policies, Israeli Prerogatives and the Palestinians, Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(2): 200-216.
 
[2011] Del Sarto, R. A. and Schumacher T. From Brussels with Love: Leverage, Benchmarking, and the Action Plans with Jordan and Tunisia in the EU’s Democratization Policy, Democratization 18(4): 932-955.
 
[2006] Del Sarto, R. A., Adler E., Bicchi F., and Crawford B. eds. The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
 
[2006] Del Sarto, R. A. Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
 
[2005] Del Sarto, R. A. and Schumacher T. From EMP to ENP: What’s at Stake with the European Neighbourhood Policy towards the Southern Mediterranean?, European Foreign Affairs Review10(1): 17-38.

For a complete list of my publications see here.

Awards and prizes

In 2003 she obtained the "Alex Berger" prize for excellent doctoral dissertation at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Maria Del Zompo
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: neuropsychopharmacology

Keywords: biological bases of mood disorders, clinical psychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, psychiatric genetics

Region: Sardinia


Position/Role

Rector of the University of Cagliari

Professional career

Following her degree in Medicine at the University of Cagliari, Maria Del Zompo took a specialty degree in Neurology and started a career at the University of Cagliari as assistant in-charge in 1979. During the various phases of her career she spent more than two years at the “Biological Psychiatry Branch”, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda (USA), where she collaborated with John Tallman under Robert M. Post’s supervision.

She’s been the Rector of the University of Cagliari since April 2, 2015. Until that date she was Full Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Cagliari, Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and of the School of Specialty in Medical Pharmacology. From 2005 to 2007 she was Vice Rector of the University of Cagliari.

Scientific results

Professor Maria Del Zompo is member of numerous scientific societies, including the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, the International Society of Biological Psychiatry and the Italian Society of Pharmacology. She won the Burroughs Wellcome Stipend Award issued by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC (USA) at the Biological Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, Bethesda, MD (USA).

Her clinical activity was based at the Unit of Clinical Pharmacology of the “San Giovanni di Dio” Hospital in Cagliari (Italy), a health care facility with clinics and day hospital, dedicated to various pathologies related to the field on clinical neurosciences, such as bipolar disorder and migraine, and to more specific activities in the field of clinical pharmacology, such as the management of adverse reactions to drugs.

Her many clinical and research interests include Clinical Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Genetics (epidemiology and molecular genetics of bipolar disorder and suicidal behavior), Genetics of complex diseases such as Migraine, Cluster Headache and Alzheimer’s disease, Pharmacogenetics (genetic bases of response to drugs and adverse reactions to drugs).

She has many ongoing international collaborations with Professor Martin Alda (Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada); Professor Gustavo Turecki (Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada); Dr. Ming Ta Michael Lee (Laboratory for International Alliance on Genomic Research Core for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan) and Dr. David Gurwitz (National Institute for Psychobiology, Tel Aviv University, Israel).  

Maria Del Zompo is also a founding member of the International Consortium on Lithium Genetics (ConLiGen) and of the International Group for the Study of Lithium Treated Patients (IGSLI), whose annual meeting was held in Cagliari in 2010.

In 2006 she chaired, for the first time in Italy, the 14th World Congress of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, of which she’s an honorary member, which was held in Cagliari from October 28 to November 1. 

Editorial work and publications

Her scientific production consists of numerous publications in international books and journals, national books and journals and presentations at national and international meetings. Professor Maria Del Zompo has a total of 152 publications in international books and journals, 57 publications in national books and journals and 248 presentations at national and international meetings (H index: 30, according to Web of Science).

In 2015 she published an article entitled “Renal function during long-term lithium treatment: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study” in BMC Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal with a high impact factor, and this article was followed by an interview published in the “BioMe” website, entitled “Lithium treatment and renal function: do we really need to be concerned?“. 

Maria Del Zompo also works as a referee of scientific publications for numerous relevant international journals, and as a reviewer of scientific projects for Italian and international institutions.

Awards and prizes

In the recent years Maria Del Zompo has been involved in various social and cultural activities, local and regional, which she’s always joined with enthusiasm. In 2000 she won the “Eleonora D’Arborea” Award, a prize issued by Cagliari’s International Inner Wheel Club, that awards every year a Sardinian woman who has contributed to the social and cultural progress of Sardinia through her social, cultural and artistic activity.

She also won the AIDDA (an association of women working as managers or entrepreneurs) Prize as “Woman of the Year 2007”, for having deeply contributed to Sardinia’s luster in the world through the top level of her research and clinical activity.

Her interest in spreading the culture through the organization of scientific and educational meetings has always been consistent in time. In 2014 she joined the Marathon issued by Italian Environmental Fund (FAI), and held her speech in the city center, explaining the link between the old commercial core of the town and the University. In more recent years she hosted the Round Table entitled “Science and Society: Research and Ethics”. The relationship between ethics and science has always been a relevant topic for Maria Del Zompo: in an interview with writer Alessandro Ligas, entitled “Research, Innovation and Ethics: a comparison between scientific and medical progress and people’s rights”, she tells about her thoughts on a topic so relevant for the society.

After her election as the first woman Rector of the University of Cagliari in 60 years she gave a great impulse to the cultural activities of the University and to the involvement of the city

Giovanna De Maio
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International politics area

Competences: European Union's energy security, Italian foreign policy, Italy-Russia relations, populism within European Unione, transatlantic relations, West-Russia relations

Keywords: European Union, populism

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Visiting fellow at the Center for the US and Europe, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Council for the Italy-US relations (Consiusa) 

Professional career

Prior to joining Brookings, she worked as a trans-Atlantic post-doctoral fellow at the French Institute for International Relations in Paris, where she provided expertise on the impact of the sanctions towards Russia (and Russia’s counter-sanctions) on the Italian economy, and at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States in Washington, D.C., where she analyzed the ties between Russia and Eurosceptic parties in Italy prior to the national elections in 2018.

De Maio holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Naples, L’Orientale; an advanced certificate in diplomatic studies from the Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale in Rome; and a master’s and bachelor's degree from the University of Naples, L’Orientale. In her doctoral dissertation, she focused on the 2014 conflict in Ukraine and provided a comprehensive analysis of the crisis from the perspective of Russia, including an assessment of the decision-making mechanisms within the Kremlin and mythmaking processes addressing Russian public opinion. She conducted field research in Moscow and spent five months as a special guest of the Brookings Institution, where she completed research on EU energy security vis-à-vis Russia.

Prior to enrollment in her doctoral program, De Maio was a trainee at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, where she worked reviewed NGO projects proposals and country-targeted action plans in the fields of human rights, democracy, and rule of law.

Scientific results

Giovanna De Maio worked in important think tanks between the US and Europe in contact with international organizations and diplomatic delegations; she published her analyses in important think tank and media outlets. She presented her research in universities (Harvard, Tartu), think tanks (Brookings, Ifri) and private sector settings; she was interview by news outlets including BBC, NPR News, CGRN America and RBK Russia among others. Recently, she briefed the Executive Office of the President of the United States on asylum policies in Italy 

Editorial work and publications

[2018] De Maio G., Sartori N.,“Le relazioni Italia-Russia”, Roma, Senato, novembre, 25 p.

[2018] De Maio G.,“Russia, Eurosceptic parties and Italian elections”, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Febbraio.

[2018] De Maio G., “Doubts in Rome”, Contribution in Policy Brief Italy – One year into the Trump Presidency, Gennaio.

[2017] De Maio G., “The EU and the Ukraine crisis: Italy, Germany and the case for convergence, Center on Global Interests, Aprile.

[2016] De Maio G., “A tale of two countries: Italy, Germany and the Russian Gas”, Working Paper for The Brookings Institution, Agosto 18.

[2016] De Maio G., “L’Italia e il conflitto in Ucraina”, (written with Daniele Fattibene) in E. Greco and N. Ronzitti (eds), Rapporto sulla politica estera italiana: il governo Renzi, Quaderni IAI, issue 17, Luglio.

[2016] De Maio G., “Russia’s view of Ukraine after the Crisis”IAI Working papers 16|04 Febbraio.

[2016] De Maio G., Ukraine, how did we get here?Book review of Richard Sakwa: Frontline Ukraine, The International Spectator, Settembre.

Selezione di commentaries

[2019] De Maio G., Nord Stream 2: A failed test for EU unity and trans-Atlantic coordination, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Aprile.

[2019] De Maio G., The broken compass of Italian foreign policy,Order from Chaos, The Brookings Institution, Marzo.

[2019] De Maio G., Italy and Russia, the link is increasingly close, Reset Dialogues on Civilization, Marzo.

[2019] De Maio G., Europe’s Campaign Season Is Just Beginning, with Célia Belin, The American Interest, Febbraio.

[2019] De Maio G., Italy and immigration: Europe’s Achilles’ heel,Order from Chaos, The Brookings Institution, Gennaio.

[2018] De Maio G., The Palermo conference on Libya: A diplomatic test for Italy’s new government, Order from Chaos, The Brookings Institution, Novembre.

[2017] De Maio G., Russia: uncertain revolutions and future question marksReset Dialogues on Civilization, Novembre.

[2017] De Maio G., Anti-corruption Rallies in Russia: The Awakening of Civil Society?,Reset Dialogues on Civilization, Luglio.

Mariacristina De Nardi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: inequality, macroeconomics, public economics, saving, saving economy

Keywords: economy

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor at University College London (London) and Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, research department

 

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago (1999). She is currently Professor at University College London (London) and Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, research department, and Faculty Research Fellow of NBER and CEPR.

Scientific results

The research activity of Mariacristina De Nardi takes place in the fields of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Public Finance. Her research focuses on savings, inequality, health and medical expenses, entrepreneurship and taxes.


Here are her plenary presentations:

 

Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (WAMS),  Canberra, 2017.

Midwest Macro Meeting, Baton Rouge,  2017.

Italian Congress in Econometrics and Empirical economics (ICEEE), Messina,  2017.

Society for Economic Dynamics (SED), Toulouse,  2016.

GRIPS-Keyo University, Tokyo,  2016.

Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging, and Retirement (NETSPAR), Leiden,  2016.

70th International Institute for Public Finance, Lugano 2014.

Joint French Macro Workshop, Paris, 2014.

Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging, and Retirement (NETSPAR), Venice, 2014.

Editorial work and publications

Mariacristina De Nardi is Editor of Review of Economic Dynamics, from 2017 and Board of Editors, Journal of Economic Literature, from 2015.

She has published numerous publications, including:

 

(2017) De Nardi M, Fella G. Saving and Wealth Inequality. Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 26, pp. 280-300.

 

(2016) De Nardi M, French E, Jones JB. Medicaid Insurance in Old AgeThe American Economic Review, 106, 11:3480-3520.

 

(2016)De Nardi M, Yang F.Wealth Inequality, Family Background, and Estate Taxation. Journal of Monetary Economics, Carnegie Rochester Special Issue on “Inequality, Institutions, and Redistribution, 77:130-145.

 

(2015) Boldrin M, De Nardi M, Jones L. Social Security and Fertility. Journal of Demographic Economics, 3: 261-299.

 

(2015) Bassetto M, Cagetti, De Nardi M. Credit Crunches and Credit Allocation in a Model of Entrepreneurship. Review of Economic Dynamics, 18, 1:53-76, special issue on Money, Credit, and Financial Friction.

 

(2014) De Nardi M, Yang F. Bequests and Heterogeneity in Retirement Wealth. European Economic Review, 72: 182-196.

 

(2010) De Nardi M, French E, Jones JB. Why Do the Elderly Save? The Role of Medical Expenses. Journal of Political Economy, 118:39-75.

 

(2009) Cagetti M, De Nardi M. Estate Taxation, Entrepreneurship, and Wealth. The American Economic Review, 99(1):85-111.


(2008) Cagetti M, De Nardi M. Wealth inequality: data and models. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 12:285-313.


(2006) Cagetti M, De Nardi M. Entrepreneurship, Frictions, and Wealth. Journal of Political Economy, 114, 5: 835-870.

 

(2004) De Nardi M. Wealth Inequality and Intergenerational Links. Review of Economic Studies, 71, 3:743-768.

 

(1999) De Nardi M, Imrohoroglu  S, Sargent  TJ. Projected U.S. Demographics and Social Security. Review of Economic Dynamics, 2,3: 575-615.

 

 

 

 

Maria De Paola
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Keywords: education, evaluation, experiments, gender, politics, work

Region: Calabria


Position/Role

Full Professor of Political Economy at the University of Calabria

Professional career

After graduating in Economics at the University of Calabria in 1992, she continued her education with a PhD in Political Economy at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. She was a visiting student at the University of Cambridge and at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. From 2001 to 2006 she was a researcher at the University of Calabria, at the same university she held the position of associate professor from 2006 to 2017, from 2017 she has been a full professor of Political Economy. Since 2013 she has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn. From 2011 to 2014 she was a member of GEV 13, National Assessment of Italian Research (VQR 2011-2014). From 2015 to February 2018 she was a member of the de lavoce.info editorial committee.

Scientific results

Maria De Paola's research activity takes place mainly in the field of labor and education economics, public policy evaluation and political economy. In the field of labor and education economics she examined the determinants of students' academic performance, on-the-job training processes and professional careers and work organization. She devoted particular attention to gender differences trying to understand the role played by differences in attitudes and non-cognitive abilities. To this end, she used both observational data and data deriving from field experiments. For example, using data on national scientific certification, she examined the tendency of women to avoid competitive contexts and, for the same purpose, conducted several experiments with students. As part of the evaluation of public policies, she has conducted studies to estimate the impact of some important legislative interventions, such as the points license, the Brunetta law on absenteeism in public administration, gender quotas, the “fruit in schools” program. She also contributed to the analysis of voters' behavior in relation to the characteristics of the electoral system and of candidates for the elections.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) De Paola M. Ponzo M e Scoppa V. Gender Differences in Attitudes Towards Competition: Evidence from the Italian Scientific Qualification.Oxford Economic Papers, 1-24 doi: 10.1093/oep/gpx023

(2016) De Paola M, Gioia F. Who Performs Better under Time Pressure? Results from a Field Experiment.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 53:37-53.

(2016) De Paola, De Benedetto MA. The Impact of Incumbency on Turnout.Evidence from Italian Municipalities. Electoral Studies, 44:98-108.

(2015) De Paola M, Bracco E, Green C. Long Lasting Differences in Civic Capital: Evidence from a Unique Immigration Event in Italy. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 217–236.

 

(2015) De Paola M, Gioia F, Scoppa V. Are Females Scared of Compiting with Males? Results from a Field Experiment. Economics of Education Review, 48:117–128.

(2015) De Paola M, Scoppa V. Gender Discrimination and Evaluators’ Gender: Evidence from the Italian Academia. Economica, 82(325):162-188.

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V. The Effectiveness of Remedial Courses in Italy: A Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Design. Journal of Population Economics, 27, 2:365-386.

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V, De Benedetto MA. The Impact of Gender Quotas on Electoral Participation:  Evidence from Italian Municipalities. European Journal of Political Economy, 35:141-157. 

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V, Pupo V. Absenteeism In The Italian Public Sector: The Effects Of Changes In Sick Leave Compensation. Journal of Labor Economics, 32, 2:337-360.

(2014) De Paola M, Brunello G, Labartino G. More Apples Fewer Chips? The Effect of School Fruit Schemes on the Consumption of Junk Food. Health Policy, 118(1):114–126.

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V. The Impact of Closeness on Electoral Participation Exploiting the Italian Dual Ballot System. Public Choice, 160:467-479.

(2010) De Paola M, Scoppa V, Lombardo R. Can Gender Quotas Break Down Negative Stereotypes? Evidence from Changes in Electoral Rules. Journal of Public Economics, 94(5-6): 344-353.

(2010) De Paola M, Scoppa V, Brunello G. Residential Peer effects in Higher Education: Does the Field of Study Matter? Economic Inquiry, 48(3):621-634.

 

Awards and prizes

Maria De Paola received the Tarantelli Award in 2013 for the best paper in Labor Economics assigned by the Italian Association of Labor Economists. The book "Education and Training in Europe" (to which he contributed) was selected by Princeton University, The Firestone Library, for the best book of the year award in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations. From 2016 to today she is a member of the Scientific Commission of the publishing house Il Mulino (Bologna), of the Gender Commission of the Italian Society of Economists (SIE), of the Editorial Board of the Italian Economic Journal (ItEJ).

 

Marta De Philippis
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: political economy

Keywords: education economy, gender, labor market

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Economist in the labor market division and economic structure of the economics and statistics department of the Bank of Italy

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Social Sciences and a three-year degree in Business Economics from the Bocconi University, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, obtained in 2016. In December 2014 she joined the Bank of Italy as an economist. In the past she worked for short periods at the Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation, the European Commission and the Center of Economic Performance (LSE). Her research interests are related to labor economics, in particular to the economics of education and gender.

Scientific results

The research activity of Marta De Philippis takes place in the field of the labor market and education systems. In this context she studied the consequences on the quality of teaching and research of university professors of incentive systems that are strongly (or exclusively) result-oriented in terms of academic publications. She also studied the determinants of gender differences in obtaining purely scientific degrees (STEM) and, on average, higher paid, leading them in part to preferences regarding future job opportunities. She then contributed to the analysis of female participation and how it also depends on intra-family interactions, showing that pension reforms have greatly increased female participation, and male participation mainly through intra-family interactions, and that a reduction in time displacement would have beneficial effects on female participation, including through the effect on their partners.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of the following publications:

(2017) M. De Philippis.STEM Graduates and High School Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter?, Bank of Italy working paper  n. 1107

(2016)Adamopoulou E, Bobbio E, De Philippis M e Giorgi F. Wage Rigidities and Business Cycle Flactuations: A linked employer-employee analysis. IZA Journal of Labour Policy.

(2016) M. De Philippis. Multitask Agents and Incentives: the Case of Teaching and Research for University Professors. CEP Discussion Paper n.138.

(2016) M. De Philippis e F. Rossi. Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences across Countries. CFM LSE working paper n. 14.

(2015) Carta F e De Philippis M.You've come a long way, baby. Husbands’ Commuting Time and Family Labour Supply.Regional Science and Urban Economics, 69:25-37

(2015)Boeri T, De Philippis M, Pellizzari M e Patacchini E.Immigration, housing discrimination and employment.The Economic Journal, 125, 586:F82–F114

Awards and prizes

In 2016 Marta De Philippis received the Ezio Tarantelli award for labor economics for the STEM Graduates and High School project. Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? She also received the scholarship in honor of Marco Fanno for the years 2012 and 2013; the ESRC research fellowship (LSE) for the period 2010-2014 and the scholarship as an excellent student at the Bocconi University for the years 2008 and 2009.

 

Veronica De Romanis
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: economic policy, European Union, fiscal policy

Keywords: debt, european integration, female employment, governance, growth

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

In 2016 Marta De Philippis received the Ezio Tarantelli award for labor economics for the STEM Graduates and High School project. Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? She also received the scholarship in honor of Marco Fanno for the years 2012 and 2013; the ESRC research fellowship (LSE) for the period 2010-2014 and the scholarship as an excellent student at the Bocconi University for the years 2008 and 2009.

 

Professional career

After graduating with honors in Economics and Business at the Sapienza University of Rome, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics at Columbia University in New York (USA), where she obtained a Master of Philosophy (Major in Economics) and the Master of Art (Major in Economics). For over 10 years she has been a member of the Council of Experts at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where she mainly dealt with macroeconomics and public finance. She was also responsible for relations with Eurostat, the European Commission, the OECD and the International Monetary Fund. Currently, she teaches European Economic Policy at Stanford University (The Breyer Center for Overseas Studies) in Florence, at the Faculty of Political Sciences and at the Master of Business Administration of the Free University of Social Studies Guido Carli (LUISS) in Rome. Since April 2015, she has been an independent director of the Board of Directors, of the Risk Committee and of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee of Cementir Holding Spa (Rome).

Scientific results

The research activity of Veronica De Romanis takes place in the field of European economic policy, the female labor market and fiscal and monetary policy in Europe during the financial crisis. For example, in the book “Il Caso Germania” the various tools put in place to finance aid to countries in difficulty are illustrated, such as the European Stability Mechanism, but also the new rules agreed on the fiscal side (the Fiscal Compact, the Six Pack , the Two Pack, etc.) and the unconventional tools introduced by the European Central Bank (the SMP, the MTO and the QE). European governance is explained from the point of view of Germany, a country that has tried to reconcile "solidarity" with states in difficulty with "responsibility" among the economies that share the single currency. In particular, debtors were asked for austerity measures in exchange for aid. The latter were considered by various analysts to be the cause of the deep recession that countries like Greece had to face. In the book "Austerity makes us grow" he analyzed the impact of fiscal consolidation policies implemented in several European countries, including Spain, Greece, Ireland and Portugal, on economic growth. Particular attention was paid to the Italian case. The book shows that in countries where "good" austerity is implemented, that is the mix of unproductive spending cuts and reforms, the economy starts to grow again. When, on the other hand, governments concentrated the adjustment on the revenue side, the effects were recessive. Moreover, implementing "austerity" measures does not necessarily make the elections lose. In countries where "good" austerity has been implemented, the current premieres have been reconfirmed.

Editorial work and publications

Veronica De Romanis is the author of three monographs for Marsilio publishers: "Austerity makes us grow", 2017, "The German Case", 2013 and "The Merkel Method", 2009.  She collaborates with various newspapers and magazines (including Aspenia, Corriere della Sera, FirstonLine, Il Foglio, Il Messaggero, Panorama, Istituto Affari Internazionali) on issues of public finance, European integration, international economic policy, labor market with particular attention to female occupation.

Awards and prizes

Veronica De Romanis is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Public Accounts Observatory at the Catholic University of Milan directed by Prof. Cottarelli. She is also a member of the WE Women Empower the World International Board. She was one of the 50 women invited by Chancellor Merkel to the G7 Dialogue with Women which took place in September 2015 in Berlin. She was a member of the Department of Economics of the Scientific Committee of the Einaudi Foundation. She was selected for the D Value Course for women on the Board. She received the "President's Fellow" scholarship at Columbia University in New York.

Anita De Rossi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: molecular oncology, virological oncology

Keywords: AIDS in children, cell replication potential, human retroviruses, immunodepression, virus induced tumors

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full Professor of Pathology, Medical School, University of  Padova

Professional career

She graduated in Biology in 1976 at the University of Padova, where she  continued her research activity as research fellow and, since 1981, as assistant Professor. She specialized in Microbiology in 1986.

She had research work experiences  at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA, Laboratory of Viral Carcinogenesis (Prof. P Fischinger Head) in 1980, and Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology (Prof. R Gallo, Head) in 1984,1985,1988.

In 1992 she became Associate Professor and since 2004 she is Full Professor of Pathology, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Medical School, University of Padova.

Since March 2005 she is Head of the Viral Oncology Unit, belonging to the Hospital of Padova and since  2006 to the Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV)-IRCCS.

Since 2017 she is Vice President of Medical School, University of Padova.

Scientific results

Anita De Rossi has long been involved in oncogenic retroviruses research. Her early efforts were directed towards investigating virus-host interactions in the murine system, including the role of endogenous retroviruses on leukemia development. Since 1983, her research has shifted from murine to human retroviruses (HTLV/HIV) in both experimental models and clinical settings.  

She has been involved in several international  projects concerning pediatric HIV/AIDS (WHO 1989-1990, and Pediatric European Network for treatment of AIDS, PENTA,  since 1991); her studies in this field addressed the virological and immunological correlates of pediatric disease outcome  and are some of the first to indicate that HIV infection from  mother-to-child HIV  mainly  occurs during intrapartum period  (AIDS 1992; J Clin Invest 1996)  and that host factors may restrict HIV infection (AIDS 1995; J Inf Dis 2001).

Her  interest has expanded to studying tumors in immunocompromised patients, with particular regard to EBV-related lymphomagenesis  in HIV-infected or transplant patients, and  more recently to studying cellular replicative potential driven by telomere/telomerase in virus-driven and virus-independent malignancies.  Her studies are some of the first demonstrating that LMP1 of EBV activates at transcriptional level the expression of TERT, the catalytic component of telomerase, which in turn contributes to preserving the expression of EBV latency proteins, a prerequisite for EBV-driven transformation (J Virol 2008). The consequence is that inhibition of TERT triggers the activation of the viral lytic cycle with death of the infected cells (Clin Cancer Res 2013).

Lastly, her studies demonstrated that quantification of TERT in plasma may represent a minimally invasive tool for monitoring malignancies (Clin Cancer Res 2008) and response to therapy (Br J Cancer 2018). In addition, her studies provide the rationale for considering inhibition of TERT a useful approach for setting up new therapeutic strategies for virus-dependent and virus-independent malignancies (Clin Cancer Res 2013; Cell Death Dis 2016).

Editorial work and publications

More than 300 publications:  Hindex 47; citations more than 7000

Key publications:

Rampazzo E, Del Bianco P, Bertorelle R, Boso C, Perin A, Spiro G, Bergamo F, Belluco C, Buonadonna A, Palazzari E, Lonardi S, De Paoli S, Pucciarelli S, De Rossi A. The predictive and prognostic potential of plasma Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) RNA in Rectal Cancer. Brit  J Cancer  2018;118:878-886.

Giunco S, Dolcetti R, Keppel S, Celeghin A, Indraccolo S, Dal Col J, Mastorci K, De Rossi A.hTERT inhibition triggers Epstein-Barr virus lytic cycle and apoptosis in immortalized and transformed B cells: a basis for new therapies. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19: 2036-2047.

Terrin L, Dal Col J, Rampazzo E, Zancai P, Pedrotti M, Ammirabile G, Bergamin S, Rizzo S, Dolcetti R, De Rossi A. The latent Membrane Protein-1 of Epstein Barr virus activates hTERT promoter and enhances telomerase activity in B lymphocytes. J Virol  2008; 82, 10175-10187.

De Rossi A, Masiero S, Giaquinto C, Ruga E, Comar M, Giacca M, Chieco-Bianchi L. Dynamics of viral replication in infants with vertically acquired human immunodeficiency  virus type 1 infection.  J Clin Invest   1996; 97: 323-330.

Ometto L, Zanotto C, Maccabruni A, Caselli D, Truscia D, Giaquinto C, Ruga E, Chieco-Bianchi L, De Rossi A. Viral phenotype and host cell susceptibility to HIV-1 infection as risk factors for mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission.  AIDS  1995;  9: 427-434.

De Rossi A, Franchini G, Aldovini A, Del Mistro A, Chieco-Bianchi  L, Gallo  RC, Wong-Staal  F. Differential response to the cytopathic effects of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) superinfection in T4+ (helper) and T8+ (suppressor) T-cell clones transformed by HTLV-I.Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1986; 83: 4297-4301.

 

Maria Cristina De Sanctis
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astronomy, astrophysics

Keywords: asteroids, comets, dawn, ESA (European Space Agency), exomars, ISA (Italian Space Agency), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), planetology, rosette, solar system, space missions

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Senior researcher of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) section of Rome

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Physics at the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1992, he continued his education obtaining in 1997 a Ph.D. in Astronomy. In 1996, thanks to a grant from the CNR, he spent a year at their Institute of Space Astrophysics. Since 1998, she is a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of the CNR, now  called  Institute of Astrophysics and Space Planetology of INAF.

Scientific results

The research interests of Maria Cristina De Sanctis mainly include three fields of study: the minor bodies of the solar system and planetary surfaces, the thermal evolution of solar system bodies, the instrumentation for space missions. She analyzed data from telescope, space and laboratory observations to investigate the composition of comets and asteroids, of the surface of the Moon and  Mercury. She has experience in the study of  composition of  asteroids by ground and space observations, as well of cometary gases through high-resolution spectral observations.

She has studied the thermal evolution of icy bodies of the solar system, developing a complex numerical code that allows to simulate the processes of differentiation and evolution of such objects (comets, KBOs, Centauri, asteroids). She has  a laboratory for spectral measurements of metorites and planetary analogues. She has also developed instrumentation for space missions, image spectrometers and multi-spectral cameras, to study of the compositions of planetary surface and minor bodies of the solar system. She has followed the development of entire projects, as a Principal Investigator (PI), dealing with the scientific and technical coordination of the team's activities, and with the ESA or NASA teams. She is the PI of VIR spectrometer onboard of Dawn NASA mission of Ma_MISS on ExoMars ESA mission. She is also involved in several other instruments on Bepi-Colombo, Rosetta, Juice Missions.

 

Editorial work and publications

Author of more than 220 publications in international journals including:

              

De Sanctis et al. Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres, Science,355, 719-722, 2017.

De Sanctis et al.Bright carbonate deposits as evidence of aqueous alteration on Ceres, Nature,536, 54-57,2016

De Sanctis et al.Ammoniated phyllosilicates with a likely outer Solar System origin on Ceres, Nature,528, 241-244, 2015

De Sanctis, et al. The diurnal cycle of water ice on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Nature,525,500-503, 2015

De Sanctis  et al., Spectroscopic Characterization of Mineralogy and Its Diversity Across Vesta. Science, 336(6082), 697, 2012

 

 

Awards and prizes

·         2017- NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

 

·         2008-NASA Achievement  Award  -“ Dawn Science Payload” ce Payload"

·         2009-NASA Achievement  Award  - “DAWN post-lunch payload characterization and calibration activities”.

·         2013- NASA Achievement  Award  -" Dawn science data analysis at Vesta”

·         2012-NASA Achievement  Award “ Exceptional and Succesful execution of the DAWN  at  Vesta”

·         2004-ESA Scientific Award - “Outstanding contribution to  Rosetta Mission”

·         2016-ESA Scientific Award - “Outstanding scientific contribution to  Rosetta Mission”

·         2015-ESA Scientific Award - “Outstanding scientific contribution to  VEX Mission”

 

Asteroid  17899 Mariacristina is called in her honor

 

 

 

 

 

Francesca De Vittor
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International politics area

Competences: human rights, International Law, Migration and Refugees Law

Keywords: boundaries, immigration, refugees, search and rescue

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Researcher in Public International Law at the law Faculty of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan

Professional career

Francesca De Vittor is a researcher in Public International Law at the law Faculty of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy), where she teaches Human Rights Law and Immigration and Asylum Law. She is author of papers, and articles on many international law fields, namely on the law of jurisdictional immunities, on state responsibility for human rights violation and on search and rescue operations at sea. She has given lectures at symposia, academic courses and seminars in international public law, European Union law and human rights law. She has been member of the defense board of Italy in the case of Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening), at the International Court of Justice. She has been Jean Monnet post-doctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and researcher at the University of Macerata (Italy).

Scientific results

Her research interests range from classic issues of public international law to more contemporary issues, as migration and border control. 

Editorial work and publications

Selection of publications:

[2018] De Vittor, F.,Soccorso in mare e favoreggiamento dell’immigrazione irregolare: sequestro e dissequestro della nave Open Arms, in Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, 12, 1, 443-452

[2018] De Vittor, F., Responsabilità degli Stati e dell’Unione europea nella conclusione e nell’esecuzione di ‘accordi’ per il controllo extraterritoriale della migrazione, in Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, 12, 1, 5-27

[2017] De Vittor, F., Migrant Children’s Right to Education, in F. Ippolito (ed.) Migrant Children in the 21st Century, Editoriale scientifica

[2015] De Vittor, F., I risultati del Consiglio europeo straordinario sull’emergenza umanitaria nel Mediterraneo: repressione del traffico di migranti o contrasto all’immigrazione irregolare?, post SidiBlog 27 aprile, http://www.sidi-isil.org/sidiblog/?p=1399

[2014] De Vittor, F., IldirittoditraversareilMediterraneo…oquantomenodiprovarci, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 8, 1, 63-81 

[2013] De Vittor, F., Cannizzaro E.,Proportionality in the European Convention on Human Rights, in Kolb and Gaggioli (ed.), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, (ISBN 978 1 84980 035 8)

[2013] De Vittor, F.:Nationality and freedom of movement,in Annoni and Forlati (ed. by), The Changing Role of Nationality in International Law, Routledge, London, ISBN: 978-0-415-53545-8, 96-116

[2012] De Vittor, F.,Respingimenti in mare ed 'esternalizzazione' della protezione: il confine territoriale come limite agli obblighi di tutela, in Ius peregrinandi: il fenomeno migratorio tra diritti fondamentali, esercizio della sovranità e dinamiche dell’esclusione, Meccarelli, Sotis, Palchetti (eds), ed. EUM, Macerata, ISBN 88-978-6056-346-0, 183-205

[2010] De Vittor, F.: Institutions européennes et protection des migrants et refugiés, in Millet-Devalle (ed.), L’Union européenne et la protection des migrants et des refugiés, Pédone Paris, ISBN 978-2-233-00611-0, pp. 41-62

[2010] De Vittor, F.:Sviluppo psicofisico del minore e controllo dell’immigrazione clandestina: il bilanciamento operato dalla Corte di cassazione, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 442-447

[2009] De Vittor, F.: Soccorso in mare e rimpatri in Libia: tra diritto del mare e tutela internazionale dei diritti dell’uomo, in Rivista di diritto internazionale, 800 ss.

[2008] De Vittor, F.: Immunità degli Stati dalla giurisdizione e risarcimento del danno per violazione di diritti fondamentali: il caso Mantelli, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale

[2008] De Vittor, F.: “Diritto ad un ricorso effettivo e procedure per il riconoscimento dello status di rifugiato: la sospensione della misura di espulsione, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 427-432

Anna Di Ciaccio
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: elementary particle physics, particles detectors, subnuclear physics

Keywords: accelerators, atlas experiment, boson w, boson z, calorimeters, CERN, higgs boson, high energy physics, infn, lhc, proton-proton collisions, standard model

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

She is full professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and Director of the INFN group at Roma Tor Vergata. Her research field is the experimental Particle Physics.  She leads a group of researchers of the University of Roma Tor Vergata working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland). 

Professional career

She graduated at the University of Roma La Sapienza on the UA1 experiment at CERN. In 1984 she won a position as assistant professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and in 1999 she becme aassociate professor.  From 1981-1983 she was research associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA. In 1984 and 1985 she was visitor at the Physics Department of the Harvard University (USA) and at the Oak-Ridge American Laboratory (USA). From 1987-1988 she was fellow at CERN. In 1994 she won an “Alexander von Humboldt” fellowship for a research program in particle physics at the Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.

Scientific results

 She participated in several high energy experiments at CERN to study proton-proton collisions at 63 GeV (experiment R807 at the ISR), proton-antiproton collisions at 540 and 630 GeV (UA1 experiment at the ppbar Collider, discovery of the W and Z bosons, Nobel Prize to Prof. C. Rubbia), pion-nucleon interactions at 26 GeV in the center of mass (WA92 at the SPS proto-synchrotron) and proton-proton collisions at 7, 8, 13 TeV (ATLAS experiment at LHC, discovery of the Higgs Boson, Nobel Prize to Prof. F. Englert and Prof. P. Higgs). She was contributing to the development of a high time resolution detector,RPC, employed for the barrel muon trigger in the ATLAS spectrometer. From 2013-2015 she led the Italian participation to the ATLAS experiment. She is currently involved in the upgrade project of the ATLAS spectrometer for the high luminosity LHC program.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of more than 800 pubblication among which :

(2017) Atlas Collaboration. Evidence for the𝐻𝑏𝑏decay with the ATLAS detector, JHEP 1712 024

(2013) Atlas Collaboration. Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 726:1-3, 88-119.
(2012) Atlas Collaboration. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 716: 1, 1-29.

(1983) Arnison G, Astbury A, Aubert B, et al. Experimental-observation of isolated large transverse energy electrons with associated missing energy at square-root-s=540 GeV. Physics Letters B, 122:1, 103-116.
(1983) Arnison G, Astbury A, Aubert B, et al. Experimental-Observation of Lepton Pairs of Invariant Mass Around 95 GeV/c^2 at the CERN SpS Collider. Physics Letters B, 126:5, 398-410.

Awards and prizes

In 1987 she got a prize from the Italian Society of Physics  (SIF), in 2013 the European Society of Physics (EPS) was assigned to the ATLAS Collaboration a prize for the discovery of the Higgs Boson. In 2016 she got the prize “Cajeta 2016” assigned from the City of Gaeta (my home town) to women that distinguished in Science.

Alessia Di Pascale
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International politics area

Competences: EU policies on migration and asylum

Keywords: boundaries, European courts, European Union, fundamental rights, refugees, third country nationals

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Associate professor. Lecturer of EU migration and asylum law and EU current policies on migration and development at University of Milan

Professional career

After graduating in Law at the University of Milan in 1997, she continued her training with the Preparation Course for the diplomatic and international careers at the ISPI in Milan. Qualified as a lawyer, until 2007 she has been an Associate with the International Law Firm Baker Mckenzie. In 2005 she obtained a Phd in public community law, at the Higher Institute for Interdisciplinary Education (ISUFI) - University of Lecce. From 2007 to 2011 she has been a post-doc researcher, since 2011 she was a Senior researcher at the University of Milan and since 2018 she is associate professor. In 2018 he also obtained the national scientific qualification as full professor. She was a visiting researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and at the Center for Migration Law - Radboud University of Nijmegen. On the issues of immigration and asylum policies of the European Union, she has been a lecturer in various international institutions, including the ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) in Strasbourg and the Academy of European Law, European University Institute (Fiesole). Since 1998 she has taken part to the activities and since 2012 has been appointed as Italian representative (together with Prof. Nascimbene) of the Odysseus Network (academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum which brings together the major experts on the subject in the EU Member States).

Scientific results

Her research activity has been mainly carried out in the field of immigration and asylum policies of the European Union. She has taken part to numerous research projects funded by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Italian Ministry of University and Research. She was scientific director for the Italian part of the CONTENTION projects (http://contention.eu) and REDIAL http://euredial.eu), funded by the European Commission.

As part of the activities conducted by the Odysseus network, she has carried out numerous analyzes on the implementation of European Union legislation at national level, which were then used by the European Commission for its own political assessments and for the development of new legislation on the subject.

Editorial work and publications

Member of the editorial board of various scientific journals (Diritto, Immigrazione e cittadinanza, eurojus.it, La Comunità internazionale), she collaborates in research activities in the field of European legislation with the ISMU Foundation (Initiatives and Studies on Multi-ethnicity, Milan) and is the author of the chapter on European orientations in the annual report on migration, she is the author of numerous national and international publications. Between these:

[in corso di pubblicazione] Di Pascale A., 'Can a Justice of Peace be a good detention judge?', in Bruycker P., Cornelisse G. Moraru M Law and Judicial Dialogue on the Return of Irregular Migrants from the European Union, Hart Publishing, Oxford, in corso di pubblicazione.

[2018] Di Pascale A., 'El principio de non refoulementy su aplicación judicial en el marco europeo', in Ugartemendia J. I., Labayle Y, El Espacio de Libertad, Seguridad y Justicia y el Derecho del Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos, European Inklings(EUi) 15, IVAP, Oñati, 2.

[2018] Di Pascale A., 'As políticas de imigração e asilo da União Europeia: balanço e perspectivas', in Beltrame de Moura A., Dal Ri L., Padinha Dos Santos R. Imigração e cidadania: uma releitura de institutos jurídicos clássicos, Editora PPCJ da Univali.

[2016] Di Pascale A, Nascimbene B., Art. 19, in R. Mastroianni, O.Pollicino, S.Allegrezza, F.Pappalardo, U. Razzolini (a cura di), La Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea.

[2016] Di Pascale A., 'Lo straniero (diritto internazionale)', in Enciclopedia Treccani (online), 10.

[2015] Di Pascale A, Renaudiere G., 'AG’s Opinion in Celaj: Lost in ‘Crimmigration’?', 22 June, Redial Blog, euredial.eu/blog.

[2015] Di Pascale A., 'Le politiche dell’immigrazione e asilo dell’Unione europea: alcune riflessioni sui primi quindici anni', in M. Carta (a cura di), Quale futuro per l’Europa tra crisi, rilancio e utopia, Soveria Mannelli, 241 ss.

[2015] Di Pascale A., 'Exceptional Duties to admit Aliens', in Sir Richard Plender (ed.), International Migration Law, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 15.

[2014] Di Pascale A., 'Commento agli artt. 78, 79 del Trattato sul funzionamento dell'unione europea', in A. Tizzano, Trattati dell’Unione europea, Milano.

[2014] Di Pascale A., 'Italy and unauthorised migration: between state sovereignty and human rights obligations', in R. Rubio Marin (Ed.), Migration and Human Rights, Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law, Oxford University Press.

[2011] Di Pascale A., Garcia Andrade P., Sarraj A., 'L’importance des relations bilatérales. Une analyse de l’action extérieure de l’Espagne, la France et l’Italie et pays tiers en matière d’immigration', in De Bruycker P.- Foblets M-C. (sous la direction de), La dimension extérieure de la politique européenne d’Immigration, Bruylant, Bruxelles.

[2011] Di Pascale A., Nascimbene B., 'The ‘Arab Spring’ and the Extraordinary Influx of People who arrived in Italy from North Africa', in European Journal of Migration and Law, 13, 3, 341 ss.

[2009] Di Pascale A., 'La participation de l’Italie à la politique d’externalisation de l’Union européenne', in Rossetto J. (sous la direction de), L’externalisation de la Politique d’immigration de l’Union européenne, Paris.

[2001] Di Pascale A., 'Synthesis report', in Nascimbene B. (ed.), Expulsion and detention of aliens in the EU member states, Giuffré, Milano.

[2000] Di Pascale A., 'La régularisation des immigrés clandestins en Italie', in P. De Bruycker (sous la direction de), Regularisations of illegal immigrants in the European Union, Bruylant, Brussels.

Awards and prizes

Member of the board of directors of AISDUE (Italian Association of European Union Law Scholars), member of SIDI (Italian Society of International Law), member of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Chair "Human rights and ethics of international cooperation", University of Bergamo.

Since 2017 she has started the “Promoting Refugees integration” initiative, born from the collaboration between Baker McKenzie Italy, University of Milan, UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) and the NGO “Farsi Prossimo ", with the aim of helping refugees with international protection to acquire new knowledge and develop the necessary qualifications to increase self-esteem and facilitate stable entry into the labor market. In 2018 the initiative was awarded the prize "Pro Bono Initiative of the year" on the occasion of the XII edition of the TopLegal Awards and in 2019, on the occasion of the second edition of the Welcome - Working for refugee integration award, it received a special award from the High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Rosita Di Peri
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International politics area

Competences: democratization processes, Middle East Politics

Keywords: lebanon, mashreq, middle East, political islam

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations with a specialization in MENA politics

Professional career

After graduating in Political Science, Rosita Di Peri attended the Master in Public Policy Analysis under the direction of Luigi Bobbio, graduating with honours in 2000. She later worked as an expert on Mediterranean field, with particular attention to the issue of civil society, for Paralleli the Euromediterranean Institute of the North West attending, at the same time, the PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Turin. She studied at the Ceri in Paris and at the St. Joseph University in Beirut. In 2007 she received the PhD with a thesis on the democratization process in Lebanon. After the PhD she carried out teaching activities at the universities of Turin and Florence. She was also a visiting professor at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporaine (IRMC) in Tunis and at the St. Joseph University in Beirut. She realized fieldwork in Lebanon and Tunisia from 2005. Since 2011 she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin. In 2017 she obtained the national scientific qualification as Associate Professor.

Scientific results

Rosita Di Peri authored the first political history of contemporary Lebanon published in Italy. Her researches on the Lebanese consociative system has been published in national and international journals. She also worked on Sunni and Shiite Islamist movements in Lebanon, notably Hezbollah. Rosita Di Peri has as well researched on the Tunisian transition in post 2011 focusing, in particular, on the connections between tourism and the system of power developed in the country. She edited several volumes and collaborated with colleagues from several universities.

Rosita Di Peri has carried out several fieldwork activities in Lebanon and the Mediterranean region.

Over the past three years her researches focused mainly on the transformations of the Maronite Christian community in Lebanon and the consequences of this transformation on the political system of this country.

Rosita Di Peri was principal investigator in the project "India and Middle East in the globalization era: paths of internationalization" between 2016 and 2018 and "Globalization and Development Processes in Asia in the Age of Crisis: Continuity and Change" between 2013 and 2015 both funded by the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Torino; she was also part of the Italian team of the European project “Mare Nostrum. A heritage trail along the Phoenician maritime routes and historic port-cities of the Mediterranean Sea” between 2010 and 2012 led by the University of Florence within the framework of the Euromed Heritage IV program.

Editorial work and publications

Rosita Di Peri authored several publications on national and international journals and a monograph on Lebanese politics. Above the most relevant of the last five years:

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES 

(2018), ‘Speaking secular acting sectarian. Lebanese women’s rights beyond the Constitution’, Oriente Moderno, 98, 2, 247-264 

(2018), ‘Syro-Lebanon relations in the Middle Eastern geo-political system before and after the Arab uprisings’, 98, 1, 91-117, Oriente Moderno (In Italian) 

(2016), ‘Beyond Sectarianism: Hegemony, Reproduction and Resilience in Lebanon’, Mediterranean Politics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13629395.2016.1215047

(2016), ‘Narratives and realities from a changing Middle East’, Passato e Presente, 98, 2016, 74-89 (in Italian)

(2015), ‘An enduring ‘touristic miracle’ in Tunisia? Coping with old challenges after the revolution’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 42, 1, pp. 104-118 

(2014), ‘Islamist actors from an anti-system perspective: the case of Hizbullah’, Journal of Politics Religion and Ideology, 15, 4, pp. 487-503

(2014) ‘Introduction. Lebanon Facing the Arab Uprisings. A Lost Opportunity?’, Oriente Moderno, 94, 2, 2014, pp. 277-284 

(2014), ‘Re-defining the Balance of Power in Lebanon: Sunni and Shiites Communities Transformations', the Regional Context and the Arab Uprisings’, Oriente Moderno, 94, 2, pp. 335 -356

 

BOOKS

(2017)The contemporary Lebanon. History, politics and society, Carocci, Roma (first edition 2009, in Italian)

 

NON PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

(2015) ‘The Harirism: ascent and decline of a socio-political phenomenon’, Rivista di Politica 3, 2015, pp. 45-53 (In Italian)

(2014), ‘Islamist movements in Middle East: perspectives and dynamics after the Arab uprisings’, Rivista di Politica, 2, pp. 7-9 (In Italian) 

(2014), ‘Islamist movements in Lebanon: not only Hezbollah’, Rivista di Politica, 2, pp. 55-63 (In Italian)

 

 

BOOKS CHAPTERS 

(2017) ‘State and markets: the crisis of the tourism sector in Tunisia before and after the ‘jasmine revolution’, in E. Baroncelli, R. Mulé (eds.)Political Responses to Global Economic Crises’, Egea, Milano 

(2017), ‘Changing Perceptions of the European Union before and after the Arab uprisings’, in B. Curli, M. Ceretta (eds.), Discourses and Counter-discourses on Europe, from the Enlightenment to the EU, Routledge, pp. 249-260

(2016), The Transformation of the Maronite Community in Lebanon in the Post-2005 Era and the Rise of Relative Deprivation, in G. Proglio (ed.), ‘Decolonizing the Mediterranean’, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 19-34.

(2016), Introduction (with Daniel Meier), in ‘Lebanon facing the Arab Uprisings. Constraints and Adaptations’, R. Di Peri, D. Meier (eds.), Palgrave McMillian, London, pp. 1-11

(2016), The Sunni Community in Lebanon: From “Harirism” to “Sheikhism”? (with Daniel Meier), in ‘Lebanon facing the Arab Uprisings. Constraints and Adaptations’, R. Di Peri, D. Meier (eds.), Palgrave McMillian, London, pp. 35-53

 

EDITED VOLUMES AND SPECIAL ISSUES

(2016), Lebanon facing the Arab Uprisings. Constraints and Adaptations, Palgrave McMillian, London (co-edited with D. Meier)

(2015), Continuity and Change in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings, Special Issue co-edited with P. Rivetti, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 42, 1, pp. 1-145

(2015), Continuity and Change in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings, London, Routledge (co-edited with P. Rivetti)

(2014), Le Liban face au printemps arabe, Oriente Moderno (edited Special Issue), 94, 2, pp. 277-427 (English and French)

(2014), After the ‘Arab Spring’: Islam, politics and democracy, Rivista di Politica (edited dossier), 2, pp. 7-73 (In Italian)

Awards and prizes

Vice-president of the Master in International Studies; member of the board of SeSaMO (Italian Society for Middle East Studies); member of the scientific committee of the series ‘Mediterranean, North Africa and Middle East’ for Mimesis Publisher; member of the editorial committee of the Journal NAD (New Authoritarianism and Democracies); coordinator of the Erasmus partner countries exchange with Lebanon. From 2014 is scientific coordinator of the Summer School ‘Understanding the Middle East’ http://www.to-asia.it/to-mideast 

Simonetta Di Pippo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

Keywords: aerospatial physics, international collaboration, space, UN (United Nations), women and science

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna.

Professional career

After graduating in physics with a specialisation in astrophysics and space physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome in 1984, in 1986 she joined the National Space Plan of the National Research Council, which became the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in 1988. Her responsibilities ranged from Earth observation to automation and robotics, science and human spaceflight. In 2002, she was appointed Director of the ASI's Observation of the Universe, in charge of all the scientific programmes of ASI, including its contribution to ESA programmes, and of the exploration programmes, including the management of the Italian astronauts. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Di Pippo served as Director of Human Spaceflight at the ESA, first woman appointed Director at ESA since its inception in 1975. After having served as the Head of the European Space Policy Observatory at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) in Brussels, since 23 March 2014, she is the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.

In 2009, she co-founded the association Women in Aerospace – Europe, to expand the representation and leadership of women in the aerospace sector. Her leadership as President lasted until 2016, when she was appointed as Honorary President.  

She has been teaching at several universities, including GWU, NYUAD and LUISS.

Scientific results

Simonetta Di Pippo is considered one of the main experts in international cooperation in the aerospace sector globally. As Director of UNOOSA, she elaborates the strategies and supervises all activities of the Office, ensuring they conform to the mandate of the General Assembly and of the Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). Under her leadership, the Office strives to bring the benefits of space to everyone, everywhere, to leverage the potential of space for sustainable development and to reduce the space divide among nations, helping more countries to access space. She also advises the Secretary General of the United Nations on space-related issues such as the peaceful use of outer space and the use of space science and technology for sustainable development. UNOOSA also helps Member States use satellite technology to prevent and manage natural disasters and emergencies through the UN-SPIDER programme.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of several books and publications, including:

Books:

(2018) Di Pippo S., Davidian K., Public/Private Human Access to Space, Vol. 2, Earth Orbit and beyond, International Academy of Astronautics, ISBN 978-2-917761-52-6

(2017) Preface to the book “Women spacefarers: sixty different paths to space” edited by U. Cavallaro. ISBN: 978-3319340470

(2017) Preface to the study “Global space governance: an international study” edited by J., Ram and J., Pelton, Jakhu, Ram, Pelton, Joseph. ISBN 978-3-319-54364-2

 (2016) Introduction to the book “YES WE_STEM", edited by L. d'Ambrosio Marri, F. Marzano and E. Pietrafesa, e-book version. ISBN: 9788894076936.

 (2015) Di Pippo S, Perozzi E. European Operational Initiative on NEONear Earth Object (NEO) Hazard Monitoring. Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense, 615-635. ISBN 978-3-319-03951-0

(2009) Flamini E., Ori GG., Di Pippo S & Osinski G., Exploring Mars and its terrestrial analogues, Preface, Planetary and Space Science

(2007) Di Martino, Di Pippo et al. "Dai ghiacci della Terra ai ghiacci dell'Universo", Erga Edizioni. ISBN 978-88-8163-522-1

(2002) Di Pippo S., Astronauti, Mursia, ISBN 978-88-425-3005-3

Other publications:

(2013) Di Pippo S. An outline of the study group "Public/Private Human Access to Space". 8th IAA symposium in the future of space, Turin, Italy. 

(2012) Di Pippo S. Experience with collaborative space projects. 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy. 

(2009) Flamini E, Ori GG, Di Pippo S & Osinski G. Exploring Mars and its terrestrial analogues Preface.Planetary and Space Science, 57(5):509-509. 

(2008) Di Pippo S. Celebrating the accomplishment, preparing the future - New challenges in human spaceflight and exploration. ESA bulletin. Bulletin ASE. European Space Agency, (135):10-17. 

(2007) Foing BH, Espinasse S, Wargo M, Di Pippo S. Sorrento Lunar Declaration 2007. Advances in Space Research, 42(2):246-247. 

(2001) Coradini A, Campbell J, De Sanctis MC, [...] Di Pippo S, et al. Italian participation in the Mars exploration program. Advances in Space Research, 28(8):1197-1202. 


Awards and prizes

During her career, she received numerous national and international awards. In 2006, she was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. In 2008, the International Astronautical Union named asteroid 21887 "dipippo" as a recognition of her contribution to space exploration. In 2010 she won the international prize Sebetia-Ter Silver Award of the President of the Italian Republic Luigi Napolitano for her contributions to the space sector. In 2012 she received the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award recognising her roles managing complex space projects and inspiring women in the aerospace sector. In 2016 she received the prize for International Cooperation of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for significant contributions to international cooperation in space activities. In 2018, she received the Hubert Curien Award, which recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space.

She received an Honoris Causa Degree in Environmental Studies from St. John University, and an Honoris Causa Degree in International Relations from John Cabot University.

 

Francesca Dominici
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: biostatistics

Keywords: big data, environment, medical statistics, medicine, pollution, scientific data analysis, statistics, women

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

Professional career

After graduating in Statistics at La Sapienza University in Rome, she continued her education with a PhD at the University of Padua in 1997. After moving abroad, she became a Visiting Assistant Professor at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, homonymous university in Baltimore. She continued her academic career at John Hopkins and became Professor of the biostatistics department in 2007. She later moved to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, of the university of the same name, until she fulfilled the role not only of Professor of biostatistics but also of Senior Associate Dean for Research. Francesca Dominici's main interest is focused on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of large and complex data samples (Big Data), coming from heterogeneous sources, so that they can be combined to obtain important information that can be applied to different disciplines such as climate change, environmental sciences, cancer comparative research and public health policies.

 

Scientific results

Francesca Dominici is engaged in the development of new statistical methods for the analysis of large amounts of data (big data) detected and stored in massive databases (data warehouses) such as those of Medicare and SEER-Medicare. Her challenge is to develop new methods of Bayesian random inference (approach to statistical inference in which the probabilities of a given event happen are considered as levels of trust and no longer as frequencies), to overcome the analytical difficulties inherent in using large databases. This new approach allows Francesca Dominici, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, to compare the efficacy in medical research in the treatment of glioblastoma (a tumor that develops between the glial cells, components of the nervous system along with neurons) and other tumors. Furthermore, her studies have directly influenced American policy on air quality and pollution, leading to the creation of new air and environmental quality standards.

Editorial work and publications

(2000) Dominici F, Samet JM, Zeger SL. Combining Evidence on Air pollution and Daily Mortality from the Twenty Largest US Cities: A Hierarchical Modelling Strategy with discussion. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 163(3):263-302.

(2000) Samet JM, Dominici F, Curriero F, Coursac I, Zeger SL, Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Mortality in 20 U.S. Cities: 1987-1994. New England Journal of Medicine, 343(24):1742-9.

(2004) Dominici F, McDermott A, Hastie T. Improved Semi-parametric Time Series Models of Air Pollution and Mortality. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 468:938-948.

(2006) Dominici F, Peng D, Bell M, Pham M, McDermott A, Zeger SL, Samet JM. Fine Particulates Air Pollution and Hospital Admission for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 295:1127-1135.

(2006) Peng R, Dominici F, Zeger SL. Reproducible Epidemiological Research. American Journal of Epidemiology, 163:783-789.

(2009) Dominici F, Fried L, Zeger SL. So Few Women Leaders: Look for the Root Causes. Academe, July-August 2009.

(2012) Wang C, Parmigiani G, Dominici F. Bayesian effect estimation accounting for adjustment uncertainty. Biometrics, (68)3:681-689.

(2014) Zigler CM, Dominici F. Uncertainty in propensity score estimation: Bayesian methods for variable selection and model averaged causal effects. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109(505):95-107.

(2014) Dominici F, Greenstone M, Sunstein CR. Science and Regulation. Particulate matter matters. Science, 344(6181):257-9.

(2014) Bobb F, Obermeyer Z, Wang Y, Dominici F. Cause-specific risk of hospital admission related to extreme heat in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 312(24):2659-2667. (Recognized in January 2016 as one out of 28 NIEHS Papers of the Year).

 

Awards and prizes

Francesca Dominici has always shown commitment to promoting diversity within the academic sphere. She co-chaired the Women's Condition Commission at John Hopkins University. In 2009 she received the Diversity Recognition Award from the Rector of John Hopkins University. In 2015 she was awarded the Florence Nightingale David Award for her contributions as a model for women and for excellence demonstrated in statistical research, in leadership of multidisciplinary groups and in education. She currently chairs the University Committee for the Advancement of Women at the University of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

Maria Benedetta Donati
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: ematology, physiopathology, thrombosis

Keywords: blood, cancer, coagulation, eating habits, food, mediterranean diet, moles-healthy project, nutrition, telethon, thrombosis, tumor

Region: Molise


Position/Role

Head of the Laboratory of Translation and Medicine and of the Neuromed Biobanking Center, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli, Isernia.

Professional career

MD Degree with the Highest distinction (1968, Catholic University, Rome) specialisation in Clinical and Laboratory Haemotology (1971 same University), Ph.D. in Haemostasis Physiopathology (1973, University of Leuven, Belgium), Honoris Causa Medical Degree from two foreign Universities (Byalistok, Poland and Debrecen, Hungary), Special Mention “For Women in Science” (UNESCO-L’Oreal, Paris 2002), “100 Women Scientists “ (Fondazione Bracco, Milano 2016); “Top Italian Women Scientists”, ONDA, Milano 2016.

 

She has devoted her scientific research to the investigation of thrombosis, the process which leads to the obstruction of blood vessels and may cause major disorders such as myocardial infarction and stroke;  in particular during the first part of her scientific activity at Mario Negri Institute in Milan and subsequently in Consorzio Mario Negri Sud in the Abruzzo Region, she  has pioneered studies on cancer and thrombosis and on the treatment of some tumor types with anticoagulant drugs; in 1993 she launched the First International Group devoted to “Haemostasis and Malignancy” (within the International Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis). More recently she studied the interaction between genetic and environmental factors as determinants of Cardiovascular Risk, and discovered, together with Licia Iacoviello, the presence of a genetic variant of a clotting factor which protects 20% of the italian population from myocardial infarction.

 

Since 2005 she is one of  the founders and coordinators of the Moli-sani study, an  epidemiological prospective project on nearly 25,000 adults  living in the Molise Region, which evaluates the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean Diet on cardiovascular health and quality of life.

Editorial work and publications

Cultured human endothelial cells generate tissue factor in response to endotoxin.

Colucci M, Balconi G, Lorenzet R, Pietra A, Locati D, Donati MB, Semeraro N.

J Clin Invest1983 Jun;71(6):1893-6. PMID:6345590

 

Polymorphisms in the coagulation factor VII gene and the risk of myocardial infarction.

Iacoviello L1Di Castelnuovo ADe Knijff PD'Orazio AAmore CArboretti RKluft CBenedetta Donati M.

N Engl J Med. 1998 Jan 8;338(2):79-85. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199801083380202

 

Thrombotic complications in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a meta-analysis of 17 prospective studies comprising 1752 pediatric patients.

Caruso V, Iacoviello L, Di Castelnuovo A, Storti S, Mariani G, de Gaetano G, DonatiMB.

Blood2006 Oct 1;108(7):2216-22. Epub 2006 Jun 27. PMID:16804111

 

Circulating Tissue Factor Levels and Risk of Stroke: Findings From the EPICOR Study.

Iacoviello L1Di Castelnuovo A2de Curtis A2Agnoli C2Frasca G2Mattiello A2Matullo G2Ricceri F2Sacerdote C2Grioni S2Tumino R2Napoleone E2Lorenzet R2de Gaetano G2Panico S2DonatiMB2.

Stroke. 2015 Jun;46(6):1501-7. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.008678. Epub 2015 Apr 30

 

Interaction between Mediterranean diet and statins on mortality risk in patients with cardiovascular disease: Findings from the Moli-sani Study.

Bonaccio M1Di Castelnuovo A2Costanzo S2Persichillo M2De Curtis A2Cerletti C2DonatiMB2de Gaetano G2Iacoviello L3Moli-sani Study Investigators.

Int J Cardiol. 2019 Feb 1;276:248-254. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.11.117. Epub 2018 Nov 24

 

 

 

 

Eleonora Dondossola
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: cellular biology, intravital microscopy

Keywords: bones, cancer, molecular therapy, prostate, tissue engineering, tumor metastases

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Junior Faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Professional career

Dondossola got her BSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and her MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, where she further pursued her international PhD studies in Cell and Molecular Biology, in collaboration with the British Open University, followed by a post-doc in Molecular Oncology. She has been teaching Biochemistry and History of Cancer Research at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University since 2008. In 2011 Dondossola moved to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, USA, where she is currently working. 

Dondossola joined the American Association for Cancer Research in 2009.

Scientific results

Dondossola’s research activity focuses on the study of the tumor microenvironment, the non-malignant component that supports tumor function and progression. Her initial studies explored the role of tumor blood vessels in metastasis development and therapeutic response. She demonstrated that Chromogranin A, a circulating protein, decreases vascular permeability and inhibits the penetration of therapeutic agents, including chemotherapy and molecular drugs. She further showed that this mechanism reduces the ability of cancer cells to generate metastasis to distant organs and to the tumor itself, a process identified as tumor-self seeding (the property of circulating cancer cells to re-infiltrate their tumor of origin). Dondossola tested the provocative hypothesis that circulating tumor cells can be genetically manipulated and used as anti-cancer treatment thanks to their capacity to spontaneously home to tumors (through the self-seeding process). As a result, the application of engineered tumor cells significantly reduces the growth of both primary and metastatic tumors. Furthermore, she identified a novel population of immune cells (myeloid) that express CD13 protein and support the formation of neo-angiogenic vessels and tumor progression. 

Dondossola recently developed an interest in tissue engineering and intravital multiphoton microscopy, an approach that allows monitoring the dynamic evolution of biological processes over time. These strategies have been combined and applied to understand the mechanisms that support the progression of prostate cancer bone metastasis. She further extended these applications to the study of another non-tumor desmoplastic process, defined foreign body response.

Editorial work and publications

Eleonora Dondossola is an author/coauthor in several important scientific papers, including:

 

[2018]Dondossola E,AlexanderS, HolzapfelBM, FilippiniS, StarbuckMW, HoffmanRM, NavoneN, De-Juan-PardoEM, LogothetisCJ, HutmacherDW, Friedl P. Intravital microscopy of osteolytic progression and therapy response of cancer lesions in bone. Sci Transl Med.2018 Aug 1;10(452)

[2016] Dondossola E, Holzapfel BM, Alexander S, Filippini S, Hutmacher DW, Friedl P. Dissecting the foreign body response to biomaterials by non-linear intravital microscopy. Nat Biomed Eng. 2016 Dec 19; 1, 0007

[2016] Dondossola E, Dobroff AJ, Marchiò S, Cardó-Vila M, Hosoya H, Libutti SK, Corti A, Sidman RL, Arap W, Pasqualini R. Self-targeting of TNF-releasing cancer cells in preclinical models of primary and metastatic tumors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):2223-8.

 [2013] Dondossola E, Rangel R, Guzman-Rojas L, Barbu EM, Hosoya H, St John LS, Molldrem JJ, Corti A, Sidman RL, Arap W, Pasqualini R.CD13-positive bone marrow-derived myeloid cells promote angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis.Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013 Dec 17;110(51):20717-22.

 [2012] Dondossola E, Crippa L, Colombo B, Elisabetta Ferrero and Corti A. Chromogranin A regulates tumor self-seeding and dissemination. Cancer Research, 2012 Jan 15;72(2):449-59

Awards and prizes

In 2014 she received the AMGEN Award in Basic Science Research from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. In the same year she received the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Individual Investigator Award. In 2015 she was awarded the Gerald B. Grindey Memorial Scholar-in-Training Award at the AACR Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA. In 2016 she got the Mark Walter, Brent Nicklas, Adrianne and Jerry Cohen–PCF Young Investigator Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In 2017 she received the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Research Award, The Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas, USA.

Barbara Ensoli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: clinical research, immunology

Keywords: AIDS, aids vaccine, cancer therapy, hiv, hiv vaccine, immunology

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Director of the National HIV/AIDS Research Center - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Professional career

Barbara Ensoli, M.D., Ph.D., graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. She then spent more than 10 years at the National Institute of Health (Bethesda, Maryland, USA), working at the National Cancer Institute. During those years she elucidated the role of the HIV-1 Tat protein in HIV pathogenesis and AIDS-associated tumors.

Her current research interests are HIV pathogenesis and the development of HIV/AIDS preventative and therapeutic vaccines, which are currently in advanced clinical phase. She has coordinated several international and national research programs in Europe and Developing countries. Among them, the EU-funded "AIDS Vaccine Integrated Project" (AVIP) and the “Program to support the Ministry of Health of South Africa in the implementation of a national program of global response to HIV & AIDS” (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). She is a member of the WHO-UNAIDS Vaccine Advisory Committee and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). She has been the Vice-President of the National AIDS Committee of the Italian Ministry of Health from 2006 to 2015 and is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Health Status Report, Ministry of Health. She has been member of Member of the Scientific Council of The European Research Council, ERC from 2013 to 2016 and Member of the HIRO (Heads of International Research Organizations) representing ERC from 2015 to 2016.

She has received many national and international scientific awards and she has been appointed as Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2001 by the President of the Italian Republic Mr. A. Ciampi. Her scientific activities have resulted in more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Scientific results

Dr. Ensoli has been involved into two main fields of research:

a)      Studies on the pathogenesis of HIV infection, aimed at developing a vaccine against HIV/AIDS, able to either protect from the disease (in HIV-uninfected individuals; preventative vaccine), or to control disease progression (in HIV-infected individuals; therapeutic immunisation);

b)      Studies on pathogenesis of AIDS-associated tumours, in particular of Kaposi’s sarcoma  and of intra-epithelial neoplasm of uterine cervix and cervical carcinoma.

 

Studies for the development of a vaccine able to prevent from HIV/AIDS disease in uninfected individuals and/or to control disease progression in seropositive patients have been based on new concepts of vaccinology that have lead to identify the Tat protein of HIV-1 as the target for immunisation strategies. This protein has, in fact, a key role in the very early phases of HIV infection since it is essential for virus replication and spreading of infection.

The significant results obtained from the basic research and, later on, the preclinical studies on non-human primates, have confirmed that the Tat-based vaccine is safe, induces humoral and cell-mediated immune responses and is able to block or significantly reduce HIV replication and transmission in vaccinated monkeys. Based on these results, phase I clinical vaccine trials with a vaccine based on the Tat protein on uninfected (ISS P-001) and on HIV-infected volunteers (ISS T-001) have begun in 2003 and completed in 2006. These studies have involved 4 clinical Italian centres and have demonstrated that the Tat vaccine candidate is safe when used in both HIV-negative and –positive individuals. Results from these studies have been published in international scientific journals.

Based on the promising results obtained in phase I clinical trials, a phase 2 clinical trial was started in 2008 in 11 Clinical Centers in Italy with the aim of evaluating immunogenicity induced by vaccination with Tat protein in HIV-positive, HAART-treated, individuals. The study has produced important results of efficacy for the therapeutic immunisation with the Tat protein, also published in international scientific journals.  

 

In parallel with these activities, a bilateral cooperation programme between Italy and South Africa has been conducted, aimed at developing local health programmes to fight HIV/AIDS. The programme has started with preliminary clinical observational studies, then followed by an advanced clinical vaccine trial sponsored by the National HIV/AIDS Research Center of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South African Government. The results have been confirmed the data of the phase II trial in Italy and have also been published in scientific international Journals.

Beside the advanced clinical testing of the Tat-based vaccine, second generation vaccines have been developed, in the frame of European research Programmes (An European Programme for the development of a vaccine against HIV/AIDS; AVIP). In particular, a new vaccine candidate, based on the association of the Tat protein with a modified form of the Env protein (an Env protein deleted of its V2 region, ΔV2-Env) has been developed in the frame of the European AVIP programme and of a collaboration with Novartis Vaccines&Diagnostics (one of the most important industries producing vaccines), that is able to elicit a broader immune response. This vaccine candidate , that has produced very promising results in non human primates, has been tested in a phase I clinical trial on healthy volunteers with behaviours at high risk of HIV infection (preventative vaccination).

 

Dr. Ensoli’s research in the field of tumours has lead to the discovery that HIV protease inhibitors (HIV-PI) have anti-tumour effects. Studies started from observation that incidence of HIV-associated tumours, including Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), non-Hodkin lymphoma and the intra-epithelial neoplasm of uterine cervix (CIN) went reducing since the introduction of new combined anti-retroviral therapies (HAART), containing protease inhibitors. Results from these researchs have demonstrated that PI are molecules with strong anti-angiogenic effects, able to block the development of new blood vessels that are essential to tumour growth in numerous experimental neoplastic models, including KS and CIN, thus suggesting a possible use of these drugs in the anti-tumour  therapy, for both HIV infected patients and patients with HIV unrelated tumours.

Based on these results, two phase II clinical trials has been conducted in Italy in order to evaluate anti-tumour effects of Indinavir, one of the most common HIV-PIs, in HIV-uninfected patients with classic KS. Results from these studies have confirmed that the drug is able to control the progression of the tumour, in particular if given in the early stages of the disease. Due to these promising results, a “proof-of-concept” clinical study has been conducted, aimed at evaluating the efficacy of this class of drugs in the therapeutic treatment of patients with advanced, HIV unrelated, KS in association with conventional chemotherapy.   

The development and the conduct of these programmes in both the oncologic and infectious diseases fields, is an important example of “translational” research, from basic research to clinical advanced testing that assures that a product rapidly reaches the community.

 

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She sits on the editorial boards of Lancet Oncology, PLoS ONE, The Open AIDS Journals, Tumor Viruses, Vaccine, Development and Therapy, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Advances in Tumor Virology, Scientific Report.

She has published more than 300 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Among them:

 

(2016) Ensoli B, Nchabeleng M, Ensoli F, Tripiciano A, Bellino S, Picconi O, Sgadari C, Longo O, Tavoschi L, Joffe D, Cafaro A, Francavilla V, Moretti S, Pavone Cossut MR, Collacchi B, Arancio A, Paniccia G, Casabianca A, Magnani M, Buttò S, Levendal E, Ndimande JV, Asia B, Pillay Y, Garaci E, Monini P. HIV-Tat immunization induces cross-clade neutralizing antibodies and CD4+ T-cell increases in antiretroviral-treated South African volunteers: a randomized phase II clinical trial. Retrovirology, 13(1):34.

(2015) Ensoli F, Cafaro A, Casabianca A, Tripiciano A, Bellino S, Longo O, Francavilla V, Picconi O, Sgadari C, Moretti S, Pavone Cossut MR, Arancio A, Orlandi C, Sernicola L, Maggiorella MT, Paniccia G, Mussini C, Lazzarin A, Sighinolfi L, Palamara G, Gori A, Angarano G, Di Pietro M, Galli M, Mercurio VS, Castelli F, Di Perri G, Monini P, Magnani M, Garaci E, Ensoli B. HIV-1 Tat immunization restores immune homeostasis and attacks the HAART-resistant blood HIV DNA: results of a randomized phase II exploratory clinical trial. Retrovirology, 12:33.

(2012) Monini P, Cafaro A, Srivastava IK, Moretti S, Sharma VA, Andreini C, Chiozzini C, Ferrantelli F, Cossut MR, Tripiciano A, Nappi F, Longo O, Bellino S, Picconi O Fanales-Belasio E, Borsetti A, Toschi E, Schiavoni I, Bacigalupo I, Kan E, Sernicola L, Maggiorella MT, Montin K, Porcu M, Leone P, Leone P, Collacchi B, Palladino C, Ridolfi B, Falchi M, Macchia I, Ulmer JB, Buttò S, Sgadari C, Magnani M, Federico MP, Titti F, Banci L, Dallocchio F, Rappuoli R, Ensoli F, Barnett SW, Garaci E, Ensoli B. HIV-1 Tat promotes integrin-mediated HIV transmission to dendritic cells by binding Env spikes and competes neutralization by anti-HIV antibodies. PLoS One, 7:e48781.

(2003) Sgadari C, Monini P, Barillari G, and Ensoli B. Use of HIV protease inhibitors to block Kaposi's sarcoma and tumour growth. The Lancet Oncology, 4:537-547.

(2002) Sgadari C, Barillari G, Toschi E, Carlei D, Bacigalupo I, Baccarini S, Palladino C, Leone P, Bugarini R, Malavasi L, Cafaro A, Falchi M, Valdembri D, Rezza G, Bussolino F, Monini P & Ensoli B. HIV protease inhibitors are potent anti-angiogenic molecules and promote regression of Kaposi’s sarcoma. Nature Medicine, 8:225-232.

(1999) Cafaro A, Caputo A, Fracasso C, Maggiorella MT, Goletti D, Baroncelli S, Pace M, Sernicola L, Koanga-Mogtomo ML, Betti M, Borsetti A, Belli R, Åkerblom L, Corrias F, Buttò S, Heeney J, Verani P, Titti F & Ensoli B. Control of SHIV89.6P-infection of cynomolgus monkeys by HIV-1 Tat protein vaccine. Nature Medicine, 5:643-650.

(1994) Ensoli B, Gendelman R, Markham P, Fiorelli V, Colombini S, Raffeld M, Cafaro A, Chang HK, Brady JN & Gallo RC. Synergy between basic fibroblast growth factor and HIV-1 Tat protein in induction of Kaposi's sarcoma. Nature, 371:674-680.

(1990) Ensoli B, Barillari G, Salahuddin SZ, Gallo RC & Wong-Staal F. Tat protein of HIV-1 stimulates growth of cells derived from Kaposi's sarcoma lesions of AIDS patients. Nature, 344:84-86.

(1989) Ensoli B, Nakamura S, Salahuddin SZ, Biberfeld P, Larsson L, Beaver B, Wong-Staal F & Gallo RC. AIDS-Kaposi's sarcoma-derived cells express cytokines with autocrine and paracrine growth effects. Science, 243:223-226.

(1989) Ensoli B, Lusso P, Schachter F, Josephs SF, Rappaport J, Negro F, Gallo RC & Wong-Staal F. Human herpes virus-6 increases HIV-1 expression in co-infected T cells via nuclear factors binding to the HIV-1 enhancer. EMBO J. 8:3019-3027.

Awards and prizes

She has received many national and international scientific awards. Among them: “San Valentino d’Oro” International Award for  professional activity against AIDS, “Marisa Bellisario” International Award for professional activities, “Domenico Marotta”  Award for year 2000, conferred for professional merits by the National Academy of Sciences (also known as “National Academy of XL”), “Santa Caterina” Award for year 2002, “Paul Harris Fellow” International Award, conferred by the Rotary Foundation “Eminent Scientist of the year 2005 (International Research Promotion Council – World Scientist Forum International Award Science and Medicine), Melvin Jones (Lion’s Club), “The Abraham White Distinguished Science Award” (The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences - USA and University of Rome Tor Vergata), “Top Italian Women Scientist 2016” award conferred  by Onda, “AcademiaNet-Expert Database for Oustansing Female Scientists and Scholars” (EMBO). She has been appointed as Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2001 by the President of the Italian Republic Mr. A. Ciampi

Elisabetta Erba
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: geology

Keywords: biosphere, climate, earth, environment, geosphere, nanofossils, oceans, paleontology, soil

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor in Paleontology e Paleoecology at the University of Milano

Professional career

After a diploma (cum laude) in Geological Sciences in 1982, she finished a PhD in Earth Sciences in 1987. In 1987-1988 she was a post-DOC at the Geologisches Institut -.ETH, Zurich. In1990 E. Erba becomes Researcher and in 2000 Associate Professor at the University of Milan. Since 2005 she is Full Professor at the Dept. of Earth Sciences

Scientific results

Elisabetta Erba is specialist of calcareous nanofossils, the most efficient calcite producers in spite of their very small size. When they die, they fall on the sea floor and over the course of millions of years form marine sediments. Nannofossils are used for dating through biostratigraphy and for paleo-oceanographic reconstructions. Elisabetta Erba studies the interactions between geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and, in particular, major climate changes. Her research focused on the relationships between atmospheric CO2, climate and ocean ecosystems. In order to understand causes and consequences of current and future climate change it is important to introduce a geological perspective via high-resolution investigations of marine sediments.

Calcareous nannofossils  are also used by Elisabetta Erba to study the nature and origin of organic matter-rich sediments accumulated in stagnant waters, that are potential source rocks to produce oil.

 

Editorial work and publications

E.Erba has published  some 160 papers, including: 


(2018) Gambacorta G., Malinverno A. and Erba E,Orbital forcing of carbonate versus siliceous productivity in the late Albian–early Turonian (Umbria-Marche Basin, central Italy).Newsletters on Stratigraphy, Published online October 2018, DOI: 10.1127/nos/2018/0456

(2018) Bottini C. & Erba E., Mid-Cretaceous paleoenvironmental changes in the western Tethys. Climate of the Past, 14,1147–1163.

(2017) Faucher, G., Hoffmann, L., Bach, L. T., Bottini, C., Erba, E., and Riebesell, U., Impact of trace metal concentrations on coccolithophore growth and morphology: laboratory simulations of Cretaceous stress.Biogeosciences , 14: 3603-3613doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3603-2017.
(2015) Erba E, Duncan RA, Bottini C, Tiraboschi D. Weissert H, Jenkyns HC, Malinverno A. Environmental Consequences of Ontong Java Plateau and Kerguelen Plateau Volcanism. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 511:271-303. 
(2010) Erba E, Bottini C, Weissert HJ, Keller CE. Calcareous Nannoplankton Response to Surface Water Acidification Around Oceanic Anoxic Event 1a. Science, 329:428-432.   (2006) Erba E. The first 150 million years history of calcareous nannoplankton: biosphere-geosphere interactions. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 232:237-250. 
(2005) Muttoni G, Erba E, Kent DV & Bachtadse V. Mesozoic alpine facies deposition as a result of past latitudinal plate motion. Nature, 434:59-63. 
(2004) Erba E. Calcareous nannofossils and Mesozoic Oceanic Anoxic Events. Marine Micropaleontology, 52:85-106.   (2004) Erba, E, Bartolini A, Larson RL. The Valanginian "Weissert Oceanic Anoxic Event. Geology, 32:149-152.   (2004) Erba E & Tremolada F. Nannofossil carbonate fluxes during the Early Cretaceous: phytoplankton response to nutrification episodes, atmospheric CO2 and anoxia. Paleoceanography, 19. 
(2004) Weissert H & Erba E. Volcanism, CO2 and paleoclimate: a Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous carbon and oxygen isotope record. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 161:695-702.   (1999) Larson RL & Erba E. Onset of the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse in the Barremian-Aptian: Igneous events and the biological, sedimentary and geochemical responses. Paleoceanography, 14:663-678.   (1994) Erba E. Nannofossils and superplumes: the Early Aptian nannoconid crisis. Paleoceanography, 9:483-501.

Awards and prizes

Elisabetta Erba was President of the Italian Geological Society in 2015-2017. Since 2013 she is a Member of theAccademia dei Lincei and of the Academia Europaea (section Earth and Cosmic Sciences). In 2012 she was awarded with the Tartufari Prize for Geosciences  (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei).

 

Susanna Esposito
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: allergology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, pneumology

Keywords: antibiotics, infectious diseases, pediatric diseases, pediatrics, vaccines

Region: Umbria


Position/Role

President of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid), Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Specialty School for Pediatrics and Director of the S.C. Pediatric Clinic at the University of Perugia

 

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan in 1995, she continued her education with a specialization in Pediatrics (1999) and a next one in Infectious Diseases (2006). Two years after graduating, she was already responsible for the research laboratory of the Pediatric Clinic IV, and since 2000 for the research laboratory of the Clinical Pediatric Clinical Unit of the University of Milan, later called the High Intensity Care Unit of Pediatrics. Susanna Esposito combined her academic career with a medical career: in 2002 she is a university researcher in General and Specialized Pediatrics and since 2005 an associate professor. She also carried out research in foreign institutions: in 2007 in Dallas, Texas, at the Southwestern Medical Center of the University Hospital and Clinic, in 2009 in London, at St George's Medical Center and the following year in Burundi, Africa, at the Kiremba Hospital. From the 2009-2010 academic year, she was Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Diploma of the University of Oxford, UK. From 2010 to 2016, she was director of the High Intensity Care Pediatric Unit at the IRCCS Ca 'Granda Foundation, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of the University of Milan and head of the Regional Reference Center, in Lombardy, for HIV infection and for pediatric Lyme disease. She is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the School of Specialization in Pediatrics and Director of the S.C. Pediatric Clinic at the University of Perugia. She is president of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid).

 

Scientific results

Susanna Esposito's scientific activity began during her university studies with research on pediatric infectious diseases, in particular influenza and respiratory viruses, invasive bacteria infections, tuberculosis and HIV. Her field of interest extends progressively to immunology with studies on vaccination, immune response and immunogenetics, pneumology, allergy, rheumatology and rare diseases. She coordinated several research and clinical trials on the role of viruses and bacteria in the main infections in pediatric age and studies on vaccination efficacy, tolerability and safety. She also coordinated the development of guidelines on the diagnostic-therapeutic approach to the main infectious diseases in children and the guidelines on the new vaccination calendar and on the recommended vaccinations for children. In 2012 she identified enterovirus C-117 and enterovirus C-118, two new enteroviruses, a genus of viruses resistant to chemical and physical offenses, which can survive in the environment for a long time, affecting mainly people with low immune defenses, like children and the elderly, with effects in some cases very serious. Since 2013 she has been coordinating the study group on vaccines (EVASG) of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Editorial work and publications

Since 2005 she is a member of the International Board of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, since 2009 she is Associate Editor of BMC Infectious Diseases, since 2011 she is Associate Editor of Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, since 2013 she is Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical Virology and she is part of Editorial Board Member of PLOS One, since 2014 she is Associate Editor of Medicine and since 2016 she is a member of the Editorial Board Member of AIMS Microbiology and of Npj Vaccines. Since 2016 she has also been editor of the magazine Edit Symposia and referee for numerous scientific journals such as Lancet, the British Medical Journal, Vaccine, the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the American Journal of Physicians.

Susanna Esposito is the author of more than 1000 publications, including over 450 articles on international journals published on PubMed, and more than 1000 reports on invitation to conferences of national and international scientific societies, including:

 

(2016) Esposito S, Bonanni P, Maggi S, Tan L, Ansaldi F, Lopalco PL, Dagan R, Michel JP, van Damme P, Gaillat J, Prymula R, Vesikari T, Mussini C, Frank U, Osterhaus A, Celentano LP, Rossi M, Guercio V, Gavazzi G. Recommended immunization schedules for adults: Clinical practice guidelines by the Escmid Vaccine Study Group (EVASG), European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) and the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid). Human Vaccine Immunotherapeutics, 12:1777-1794.

(2016) Esposito S, Principi N. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Vaccine Study Group (EVASG). Strategies to develop vaccines of pediatric interest. Expert Review of Vaccines, Epub Sep 28.

(2016) Esposito S, Guez S, Orenti A, Tadini G, Scuvera G, Corti L, Scala A, Biganzoli E, Berti E, Principi N. Autoimmunity and cytokine imbalance in inherited epidermolysis bullosa. International Journal of Molecular Science, 17(10):1625.

(2016) Esposito S, Longo MR. Guillain-Barré syndrome. Autoimmunity Review, 16(1):96-101.

(2016) Principi N, Esposito S. Gut microbiota and central nervous system development. Journal of Infection, 73(6):536-546.

(2016) Esposito S, Pietro GD. Respiratory syncytial virus vaccines: an update on those in the immediate pipeline. Future Microbiology, 11:1479-1490.

(2016) Esposito S, Di Gangi M, Cardinale F, Baraldi E, Corsini I, Da Dalt L, Tovo PA, Correra A, Villani A, Sacco O, Tenero L, Dones P, Gambino M, Zampiero A, Principi N, Ita-CAP Study Group. Sensitivity and specificity of soluble triggering receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells-1, Midregional Proatrial Natriuretic Peptide and Midregional Proadrenomedullin for Distinguishing Etiology and to Assess Severity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia. PLoS One, 11:e0163262.

(2015) Esposito S, Piralla A, Zampiero A, Bianchini S, Di Pietro G, Scala A, Pinzani R, Fossali E, Baldanti F, Principi N. Characteristics and their clinical relevance of respiratory syncytial virus types and genotypes circulating in Northern Italy in five consecutive winter seasons. PLoS One, 10:e0129369.

(2015) Esposito S, Giavoli C, Trombetta C, Bianchini S, Montinaro V, Spada A, Montomoli E, Principi N. Immunogenicity, safety and tolerability of inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine in overweight and obese children. Vaccine, Epub Nov 19.

(2014) Esposito S, Corona F, Barzon L, Cuoco F, Squarzon L, Marcati G, Torcoletti M, Gambino M, Palù G, Principi N. Immunogenicity, safety and tolerability of a bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Expert Review of Vaccines, 13:1387-1393.

Awards and prizes

Susanna Esposito received the "Carlo Imperato" Award in 2002, as part of the 58th National Congress of the Italian Society of Pediatrics, for the best experimental work on "Respiratory diseases of the child", in the same year she was awarded the Young Investigator Award within the III World Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Santiago, Chile). In 2004 she received the Amici di Milano Award - Gold Medals awarded with the Silver Plate by the President of the Italian Republic and the Silver Plate of the President of the Lombardy Region, as the best medical researcher. In 2008 she was awarded the SIP Member Award as best researcher in general and specialist Pediatrics within the Italian Society of Pediatrics, in 2011 the Ambassador Prize for research abroad in the medical field and in 2014 the Certificate of Merit for the commitment and professionalism over the years dedicated to the health of children by the Amici del Policlinico and Mangiagalli Association. From 2011 to 2014 she was called to chair the Italian Society of Pediatric Infectious Disease (SITIP); from 2012 to 2015 she was president of the Commission of the World Health Organization for the eradication of measles and congenital rubella and continued to participate in the work of the Commission as Past President. Since 2015 she is president of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Cristina Facchini
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: atmospheric science

Keywords: aerosol, atmosphere, climate, clouds

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Research director of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the CNR, Bologna section

Professional career

Graduated in 1985 at the University of Bologna with a thesis in analytical chemistry, she obtained a PhD at the Department of Chemistry of the same university, and in the same department she became a post doc fellow. In 1987 she was a reaserch fellow at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the CNR in Bologna, and held this position until 1992, when she became head of the laboratory of the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection. In 1996 she entered the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Low and High Atmosphere of the CNR of Bologna. From 2001 to 2006 she was Senior Scientist at the Institute of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences of the CNR. Since 2007 she has been research director of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the CNR, Bologna section.

 

Scientific results

Maria Cristina Facchini's main research interests are the physical and chemical processes in the atmospheric system such as aerosols and clouds and their effects on changes in atmospheric composition and climate. At the beginning of her scientific career she investigated the chemical properties of fog and clouds, so much so that her first important scientific result regards the organic partition of the aerosol between mist drops and interstitial air. Based on her research, she contributed to the development of a new aerosol investigation technique based on the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance. In 2001 she contributed to a joint paper on Science, where the world's leading experts in the field discussed the need to re-establish the theory of cloud formation on the basis of new discoveries concerning the solubility of aerosols and their surface tension, as well as the effects of soluble gases. Her most recent research concerns the interaction between climate and biota (in ecology, the whole of all living beings, animals and plants, which populate a given region) marine, atmospheric, aerosol.

 

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of over 150 scientific publications, including:

 

(2011) Decesari S, Finessi E, Rinaldi M, Paglione M, […] Facchini MC. Primary and secondary marine organic aerosols over the north atlantic ocean during the map experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 116(D22).

(2011) Rinaldi M, Decesari S, Carbone C, […] Facchini MC. Evidence of a natural marine source of oxalic acid and a possible link to glyoxal. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 116(D16).

(2008) Facchini MC, Decesari S, Rinaldi M, et al. An important source of marine secondary organic aerosol from biogenic amines. Environmental Science & Technology, 42:9116-9121.

(2008) Facchini MC, Rinaldi M, Decesari S, et al. Primary submicron marine aerosol dominated by insoluble organic colloids and aggregates. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L17814.

(2005) Kanakidou M, Seinfeld JH, Pandis SN, Barnes I, Dentener FJ, Facchini MC, et al. Organic aerosol and global climate modelling: a review. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 5:1053-1123.

(2004) O’Dowd CD, Facchini MC, et al. Biogenicallydriven organic contribution to marine aerosol. Nature, 431:676-680.

(2001) Charlson RJ, Seinfeld JH, Nenes A, Kulmala M, Laaksonen M, Facchini MC. Reshaping theory of cloud formation. Science, 292:2025-2026.

(2000) Decesari S, Facchini MC, Fuzzi S & Tagliavini E. Characterization of water soluble organic compounds in atmospheric aerosol: a new approach. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105:1481-1489.

(1999) Facchini MC, Fuzzi S, Zappoli S, et al. Partitioning of the organic aerosol component between fog droplets and interstitial air. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 26821-26832.

(1999) Facchini MC, Mircea M, Fuzzi S & Charlson RJ. Cloud albedo enhancement by surface-active organic solutes in growing droplets. Nature, 401:257-259.

 

Awards and prizes

In 2014 she was a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Rank, ranking of the most influential researchers and researchers in the world. In the same year she received the Haagen-Smit Prize Award. She is a member of several scientific societies, such as the European Association for Geochemistry, the European Geophysical Union, the American Aerosol Society and is one of the founders of the Italian Aerosol Association.

 

Alessandra Faggian
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: applied economics, economic geography, regional economics

Keywords: human capital, local economic development, migration, resilience

Region: Abruzzo


Position/Role

Full Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Social Sciences area at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, where she is also Pro-rector with research authority.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan in 1997, she continued her education with a Master's degree in Regional Sciences and a PhD in Economics at the University of Reading (UK). From 2002 to 2007 she was a permanent researcher at the University of Reading (UK). From 2007 to 2011 she was associate professor at the University of Southampton (UK). In 2012 she moved to Ohio State University (USA) where in 2014 she became a full professor. In 2017 she returned to Italy to the Gran Sasso Science Institute, a new doctoral school based in L'Aquila, where she is also director of the social sciences area and pro-eect at research.

Scientific results

Alessandra Faggian's research activity takes place in the field of regional economy and economic geography, with a focus on issues such as migration (both forced and voluntary) and the role of human capital and creativity in economic development and territorial resilience. She participated in various projects funded in various ways by international bodies / institutions such as the National Science Foundation (USA), the Economic and Social Science Research Council (UK), the Australian Research Council (Australia), the OECD and the Commission European.

Editorial work and publications

Since 2013 she is co-director of Papers in Regional Science. She is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Regional Science and Review of Regional Research. She has also edited numerous special issues in international journals. She has more than 90 scientific publications, some of which have appeared in prestigious international journals such as the Journal of Economic Geography, the Oxford Economic Papers, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, Feminist Economics, Regional Studies, Urban Studies and the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.
Below are 10 relevant publications from the most recent ones:

 

(2018)Biagi B, Faggian A, Rajbhandari I e Venhorst V. (eds.) New Frontiers in Interregional Migration Research.Springer, Berlin Heidelberg.

(2018) Crescenzi R. Di Cataldo M. e Faggian A. Internationalised at work and localistic at home: the split Europeanisation of Brexit. Papers in Regional Science, doi: 10.1111/pirs.12350.

(2018), Faggian A, Partridge M e Malecki E. Creating an environment for economic growth: human capital, creativity or entrepreneurship? International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, doi:10.1111/1468-2427.12555.

(2017) Corcoran J. e Faggian, A. (eds.) Graduate migration and regional development: an international perspective. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, ISBN 9781784712150

(2017) Faggian A, Gemmiti R, Jaquet T e Santini I. Regional resilience: lessons learned from the Italian local labor markets. Annals of Regional Science,doi:10.1007/s00168-017-0822-9.

(2017) Faggian A, Rajbhandari I e Dotzel K. The interregional migration of human capital and its regional consequences: a review. Regional Studies,51(1):128-143.

(2016) Faggian A, Corcoran J e Rowe F. Evaluating the effects of federal policy changes on human capital: The role of a graduate visa scheme. Environment and Planning C, 34(1): 151-170.

(2015) Abreu M, Faggian A e McCann P. Migration and inter-industry mobility of UK graduates. Journal of Economic Geography,15 (2): 353-385.

(2014) Faggian A e Franklin. Human Capital Redistribution in the USA: The Migration of the College-bound. Spatial Economic Analysis, 9,4: 376-395, DOI: 10.1080/ 17421772.2014.961536.

(2014) Faggian A, Comunian C e Li QC. Interregional migration of human creative capital: the strange case of "Bohemian graduates". Geoforum, 55:33-42.

Awards and prizes

In 2006 Alessandra Faggian won (together with Philip McCann) the Moss Madden Medal of the British and Irish regional science association (RSAI-BIS) for the best article published by a member of the association. In 2015 she won the Geoff Hewings Award as the best young regional scientist in North America and in 2016 was mentioned in a ranking of the 100 most influential regional scientists in the world as 19th. She was President of the North American Association of Regional Sciences (NARSC) and is a member of several directorates of regional science associations in the world.

Ester Faia
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: finance, labor economics, macroeconomics

Keywords: banking crisis, expectations, financial frictions, fiscal policy, information economy, labor institutions, macro-prudential policies, monetary policy, monetary regimes, sovereign debt crisis, unemployment

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Full Professor at the Goethe University of Frankfurt (chair in Monetary and Fiscal Policy).

Professional career

Ester Faia has a degree in Political Economics from Bocconi University where she also earned a Master's degree. She held a Ph.D.at the New York University and a joint Catholic-Bocconi doctorate. She was assistant professor at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and a visiting professor at the European University Institute. Currently she is a fellow of the CEPR (Financial Economics and International Finance programs) and a fellow or scientific advisory board member of several other research centers in Europe and the United States. She was program director for the macro-finance area of the SAFE center of excellence at the University of Frankfurt and consultant for various central banks, including the ECB, and the European Commission. She has received numerous awards for research excellence and research grants (Marie Curie, EU grant FP7, Deutsch Forschung Gemeinshaft (German Research Foundation) and fellowships for studies abroad (Marco Fanno).

Scientific results

Ester Faia has published numerous works for the analysis of monetary and fiscal policies with

expanded macroeconomic models to take into account frictions in the financial, labor or product

market. Some of these analyzes included applications in international contexts for the study of

optimal monetary areas in the presence of asymmetries in the financial or labor markets. Some

jobs focused on the labor market investigated the role of institutions such as collective bargaining

or unemployment insurance for inflation developments with implications for monetary policy. In

another area of ​​research he has developed macroeconomic models with banking crises (in

particular bank liquidity crises) for the study of macro-prudential policies. More recent research

projects include the study of the role of expectations formation or other behavioral elements for

price trends in financial markets, the role of the digital economy for financial markets and the labor

market.

 

Editorial work and publications

Ester Faia has published extensively in top refereed international journals.

A complete list can be found in his CV on her webpage.

Awards and prizes

Ester Faia is top 5% for several IDEAS ranking criteria. It was ranked fourth in the Handelsblatt ranking for economists under 40 in 2013 (eighth in 2011). She was associate editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and Macroeconomic Dynamics. She was part of the Economic Policy panel. She was invited to give keynote lectures and presented in numerous international conferences and seminars.

 

Isabella Falautano
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: Communication & Digital PR

Keywords: business angels, diversity and inclusion, global governance, innovation, social innovation, start up, sustainability

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Member of the Management Team: Chief Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

illimity Bank

Professional career

Italian and Austrian, European by heart. An International mindset and bridging different worlds are the red threads of Falautano’s professional and personal career. An honor graduate in International Affairs from La Sapienza University of Rome and with a Postgraduate Degree in International Development, she started in 1996 as a research fellow in international trade and global governance at the International Affairs Institute. Here she was detached in 1998 as Summer Assistant in DECVP at the World Bank, led by Joseph Stiglitz, in Washington DC. Further opportunities to strengthen her analytical and strategic skills arose from an assignment as Expert for International Economic Relations at the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

In 2001, Falautano entered the private sector as head of Research & International Affairs at a national banking group, followed by another managerial role at a in the multinational insurance group AXA – a position she held for over a decade. During this time Falautano applied a “startup approach” to developing the activities of the communications team, including strengthening institutional relationships and increasing sustainability initiatives, as well as providing consistently thoughtful leadership. As a result she was appointed  Executive Director and member of the management team. At the end of 2018, she joined the Executive Committee of the banking startup, illimity, taking on the challenge of communicating and positioning a completely new reality in the Italian financial sector She reports directly to illimity CEO Corrado Passera, whose innovative values underpin the business.

 

Alongside her primary work, she Falautano contributes to part several international dialogue networks, including: World Responsible Leader of the BMW-Quandt Foundation; Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund; Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France; and Intheboardroom. She has been on several training and educational institutions and associations’ boards of directors, from the Partnership Foundation for Bocconi to Junior Achievement. Falautano is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Scuola di Politiche where she has also lectured on economic global governance. In 2018 she was awarded a position among the top 100 digital women of Startupitalia and, now, features in the 100esperte.it list.

Scientific results

Isabella Falautano has developed four specific areas of expertise. The first, focus is on economic global governance and multilevel policies issues, in a world of increasing complexity. Her accomplishments in this field began at the International Affairs Institute, where she designed and launched the Global Economic Outlook and published several articles on the WTO and the internationalization of the Italian system. Subsequent activities include: a collaboration with the World Bank, in which contributed to several global regionalism studies; an elaboration of studies and dossier on bilateral economic interests at the Prime Minister's Office; and most recently, lecturing and role playing on G-20 at Scuola di Politiche.  Falauntano’s second area of expertise is thought leadership in relation to risk and sustainability, which she began to develop on entering the private sector. At the multinational company AXA her contributions include:, she  launching  partnerships between AXA Research Fund and leading academic and research centers in Italy (Bocconi, EIEF, Collegio Carlo Alberto) resulting in  over 18 million of euro; designing  and coordinating 16 editions of the Italian AXA Forum, one of the main Italian events on the topic of risk; working on various policy briefs on risk issues with the Italian AXA Papers.; and instigating green corporate responsibility projects and, thus, the reporting of sustainability profiles on non-financial statements.  Her third are of expertise is innovation in the startup sector. She has been instrumental to the success of Milan’s first innovation hub and business network that supports female entrepreneurship, Angel 4 Women. And now she is leading crucial communications activities at the banking startup illimity, working to strengthen its position in the innovative fintech and ecosystem. She is among the top 100 digital women of Startupitalia.

Throughout her career, Falautano has cultivated and implemented the values of inclusion and diversity, from the ideation of formats like women in insurance a research projects on women and risk, to participating in the first edition of Intheboardroom and creation of Angels 4 Women. 

Awards and prizes

[2018] Top 100 digital WomendiStartupitalia.eu

[2018] Best Storytelling Award– rilasciato da: Lundquist

[2017] CSR Award– rilasciato da: Aifin

[2017] Best Communication Team Award– rilasciato da: Le Fonti

[2016] Leone d’Oro migliore Campagna Istituzionale– rilasciato da: Milano Finanza Awards

[2008] Young Leader e World Responsible Leader– rilasciato da: BMW/Quandt Stiftung

[2001] Marshall Memorial Fellow of German Marshall Fund of the United States

[1999] Young Leader Council for Italy and United States

 

Caterina Falleni
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: design, technological innovation

Keywords: breathalyser, design, dna, floome, freeijiis, innovation, intelligent systems, inventions, new technologies, no profit, refrigerator without electricity, robot, social innovation

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Design Strategist at Awake, San Francisco.

 

Professional career

She graduated in Product & Communication Design at the ISIA of Florence, where she later obtained a Master's degree in Product Design. In 2010 she spent three months in the WAACS Design & Consultancy in Rotterdam, working on various projects, from modeling to the development of innovative products.The following year she became Designer & Consultant for Cristina Fedi Interior Design in Africa, dealing with interior design for the Zalu Resort. In 2012 she won the Axelera Singularity Contest for the creation of Freeijis, a refrigeration system that does not require electricity and thanks to this award she moved to Singularity University, in the Nasa Ames research center in California. The following year she worked as executive director for the same Axelera, a non-profit association created by former students of Singularity University and by young professionals settled in Milan. The aim is to spread the understanding of technologies and to foster the development of Italian potential through collaboration, learning and practical application. Still in Milan, she collaborated with Design Group Italia and, in 2014, she became Product & Experience Design Manager of Makr Shark in Turin, where she took care of the design of the robotic bar, now installed all over the world. Since 2015 Caterina Falleni has been working as Design Strategist for Awake, a digital design agency in San Francisco.

 

Scientific results

For her numerous inventions she has been compared to Joy Mangano, the New Yorker who has patented the Miracle Mop self-wringing rotating broom. The Freeijis project, or zero emission fridge, was born in 2010 following a period of work in Africa, where Caterina Falleni studied some structures made with porous materials such as mud or terracotta. Structures that use the process called evaporative cooling, a refrigeration principle used in Africa and India, and recently applied in the West in the construction sector. A natural example of evaporative cooling is skin sweating which allows the lowering of internal body temperature. This process has been associated with materials called PCM (Phase Change Materials), microcapsules inserted in the water contained in the interspace of the refrigerator, which transform the thermal energy into kinetic energy and trigger a partial evaporation of the liquid. The internal aluminum part, aimed at preserving food, gives up energy in the form of heat to restore the balance of the system, activating the self-cooling of the core in which the food is contained. Among the other inventions that Caterina Falleni is working on, there are Floome, a breathalyzer for smartphones, and X&Y Genomics, a platform to display human DNA, so that everyone can access their genetic information.

 

 

Awards and prizes

In 2012 she received the Axelera Singularity Contest for the creation of Freeijis and, in the same year, she obtained the first place in the "What’s up Young Talents" under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic. In 2014 she won first place at the Wired Hack EXPO in Milan for Floome, a blood alcohol meter that can be interfaced with smartphones. In 2015 she obtained the "CoolIdea" award at the San Francisco SolidCon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberta Fantoni
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy

Keywords: laser diagnostics, laser induced processes, laser remote sensing

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Head, Technology Application for Security and Heath Division (FSN-TECFIS) at ENEA since July 2015.

 

Professional career

Degree in Chemistry at Roma University “La Sapienza” in 1978 discussing a thesis on electron spectroscopy in the gas phase. After a period of fellowships, permanent position at ENEA in 1982 initially addressed to the participation to laser assisted uranium isotope enrichment project. At the end of the project she spent some periods of specialization abroad (Catholic University of Nijmegen - NL, ETH Ecole Polytechnique Zurich - CH). Due to her professional expertise on laser diagnostics and photochemistry,  in 1998 she became the head of the Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory of ENEA at Frascati (FIS-SPET), keeping the charge until  2010. In 2010 she was appointed as director of the large Technical Unit “Applications of radiations” (UTAPRAD) of ENEA at Frascati. Following the last structural changes in ENEA, since 2015 to now, she became head of  Technology Application for Security and Heath Division (FSN-TECFIS) of ENEA at Frascati.

Scientific results

Scientific  activity. From the beginning of her career Dr. R. Fantoni was involved in multidisciplinary research activities and projects implying knowledge relevant to both chemistry and physics (spectroscopy and material processing). Successively, within the field of radiation-matter interactions, she carried out researches on processes with a broader applicative range,  from biology and medicine to cultural heritage. Her well consolidated scientific and technological background was time to time utilized and reshaped for  specific tasks, such as: laser applications in physical chemistry, starting from researches relevant to the laser isotope enrichment project  basically dealing with multi-photon and high resolution IR spectroscopy; laser spectroscopies and diagnostics, including infrared diode laser spectroscopy, laser Raman spectroscopy, emission spectroscopy in visible7ultriaviolet range, multiphoton-ionization spectrometry, Laser Induced  Fluorescence (LIF), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Coherent AntiStokes Raman Scattering (CARS), Degenerate Four Wave Mixing (DFWM) e Laser Induced Grating Spectroscopy (LIGS); different multidisciplinary laser application relevant to microelectronics  (thin film deposition), to material science (nano-structures synthesis), to the environment (laser decomposition of liquid and gaseous pollutants) and in situ and remote characterization of cultural heritage surfaces; Organization and participation to monitoring campaigns on sea waters and cultural heritage surfaces.

Along her career Dr R. Fantoni personally established and kept contacts with scientist in European laboratory of excellence (in the Netherlands, Suisse, Romania, Slovenia and Spain) and in other countries (Russia, Egypt).

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the co-author of about 165 peer reviewed scientific publications, we report only 5 significant recent titles:

 (2013)  R. Fantoni, S. Almaviva, L. Caneve, F.. Colao, A. M. Popov, G. Maddaluno “Development of Calibration-Free Laser-Induced-Breakdown-Spectroscopy based techniques for deposited layers diagnostics on ITER-like tiles” Spectrochim. Acta B87, 153-160.

(2013 )L. Caneve, F. Colao, R. Fantoni, L. Fiorani "Scanning lidar fluorosensor for remote diagnostic of surfaces" Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 720, 164–167.      

(2014)   S. Almaviva, S. Botti, L. Cantarini,R. Fantoni, S. Lecci, A. Palucci, A. Puiu and A. Rufoloni "Ultrasensitive RDX detection with commercial SERS substrates” J. Raman Spectrosc, 45, 41–46.

(2014) V. Spizzichino, R. Fantoni “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Archeometry: a review of its application and future perspectives” Spectrochim. Acta B 99, 201-209.

(2018) V. Lazic, M. Vadrucci, R. Fantoni, M. Chiari, A. Mazzinghi, A. Gorghinian, Applications of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for cultural heritage: A comparison with XRF and PIXE techniques, Spectrochim. Acta Part B 149, 1–14.

 

 

Awards and prizes

Co-winner (together with R. Barbini, F. Colao, A. Palucci, S. Ribezzo) of the Prize “Carnia Alpe Verde” for the best project aimed at protection of green areas in 1992, issued by region Friuli Venezia-Giulia.

Winner of the prize “G. Stampacchia” fort he best first work in chemistry in 1980, issued by University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

 

Ilaria Ferlenghi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: microbiology, structural biology, virology

Keywords: EMBL, iNext, meningococcus, structural biology, vaccines

Region: Tuscany


Professional career

After graduating in Biophysics at the University of Tor Vergata in 1993, she continued her studies through a specialization in Plant Biology at the C.R.I.B.I. (Interdepartmental Research Center for Innovative Sciences), at the University of Padua. She then began her research activities for her doctorate at the EMBL laboratories. In 1998 she obtained a PhD in Structural Biology at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat in Heidelberg, Germany. During her studies she spent several periods of training abroad: in 1996 she performed a stage of 6 months in the Department of Virology of the Medical University of Vienna, in 1998 she did part of her PostDoctoral Fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Children's Hospital, Howard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA. In 1999 she was PostDoctoral fellow in the Department of Structural Virology at the C.N.R.S. of Gif-sur-Yvette, France. At the same time (from 2000 to 2003) she collaborated with the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Ecole Normale Superiore in Paris, France. Her training then continued in Italy in 2004 at the GSK Vaccines Research Center (formerly Novartis, in Siena, Italy) firstly as a researcher, then as a Senior Research Investigator and finally in 2009 as Head of Structural Vaccinology. 

Scientific results

Her scientific interests are currently focused on the correlation between bacterial and viral surface protein structures and their functionality. She contributed to the development of the "Structural Vaccinology", a new approach that allows, starting from the knowledg of the three-dimensional structure of the surface proteins, to determine the most effective epitopes of a protein and to engineer them in order to make them more immunogenic and to use them as vaccines. This approach has been instrumental in the development of Bexsero ™, a recently approved FDA vaccine to protect against Meningococcus B infection. The same approach is currently in use in the identification of new vaccine candidates against additional human viral and bacterial pathogens. Since recent years she bacome member of the board of European Networks dedicated to the structural biology (iNext).

Editorial work and publications

Her scientific interests are currently focused on the correlation between bacterial and viral surface protein structures and their functionality. She contributed to the development of the "Structural Vaccinology", a new approach that allows, starting from the knowledg of the three-dimensional structure of the surface proteins, to determine the most effective epitopes of a protein and to engineer them in order to make them more immunogenic and to use them as vaccines. This approach has been instrumental in the development of Bexsero ™, a recently approved FDA vaccine to protect against Meningococcus B infection. The same approach is currently in use in the identification of new vaccine candidates against additional human viral and bacterial pathogens. Since recent years she bacome member of the board of European Networks dedicated to the structural biology (iNext).

Paola Fermo
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences: analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry

Keywords: air pollution, cultural heritage, emissions, environment, pollution, water

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

ASSOCIATIONS

Member of SCI (Divisione di Chimica Analitica e Divisione di Chimica dell’Ambiente e dei Beni Culturali)

AIAR (Italian Association of Archaeometry), ACE (Association of Chemistry and the Environment)

Secretary of the SCI Interdivisional Group of Aerosol Science and Technologies  (2009-2012)

Member of consortium INSTM (consorzio internazionale per la scienza e la tecnologia dei materiali)

Member of CRC (centro di ricerca coordinato) Beni Culturali, University of Milan (http://www.crc-beniculturali.unimi.it)

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

Member of the scientific committee of the Workshop “Sustainable knowledge and preservation of Cultural Heritage for future generations”; 2-4/05/2016, E-MRS (Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting, Lille (France)

 

Organizer of the section entitled: Measurements for ceramics and glasses

International congress: Metrology for Archaeology, 19-21/10/2016, Torino

 

Member of the scientific committee of YOCOCU congress (Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage), Matera, 23-25/05/2018

 

Member of the scientific committee of SIMA (Società Italiana di Medicina Ambientale) (http://www.simaonlus.it)

Professional career

1993    Degree in Chemistry, University of Milan (110/110)

1997    PhD in Chemistry, University of Milan

1997– 1999 Technical collaborator in the Department of Inorganic, Metallorganic and   Analytical Chemistry,  University of Milan

1999 – 2014 Researcher in Analytical Chemistry, Department of Inorganic, Metallorganic and  Analytical Chemistry, University of Milan

since 2015 - Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Milan

National Scientific qualification (ASN) as PO:  sector 03/A1 – SSD CHIM01 (call 2016-2018, primo quadrimestre)

Scientific results

Atmospheric and environmental chemistry:

Characterization of aerosol particulate matter (PM) carried out by different analytical techniques for the quantification and speciation of main species (carbonaceous fraction and ions); analysis of specific markers for the identification of aerosol PM sources.

Effect of environmental pollution on cultural heritage: study of black crust present on historical monuments in polluted environments; indoor air quality assessment  in museums and art galleries.

Chemical characterization of biomarkers of environmental pollution (honey or plant leaves); food analysis and food safety control.

 

Analytical chemistry applied to cultural heritage:

provenance and technological study of archaeological and Renaissance ceramics, paintings, mortars, etc.; new coatings based on nano-materials for the protection of materials of artistic-historical-interest (marbles, mortars).

 

Editorial work and publications

110 scientific publications on international peer-review journals (Scopus and Web of Science) in the field of environmental and analytical chemistry as well as archaeometry; 20 conference proceeding; 16 book chapters; more than 200 communications in national and international congresses; invited speakers in national and international congresses.

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More then Citations= 2384

applicate ai settori ambientale, beni culturali e alimentare”, 21/06/2005, Milan

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

Adjoint Professor 2001-2013;

since 2015 Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry (CHIM01).  Scince 1999 teaching activity for undergraduate and graduate courses leading to Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry

Member of the board of professors of PhD in Chemistry, University of Milan; supervisor of students (more than 60 Master’s theses in Chemistry; supervisor of 4 PhD students)

Teaching activity for PhD: 2003-2016

 

Recent Publications (2017-2018)

 

(2019) Ielpo, P., Mangia, C., Marra, G.P., Comite, V., Rizza, U., Uricchio, V.F., Fermo, P.

Outdoor spatial distribution and indoor levels of NO2 and SO2 in a high environmental risk site of the South Italy

Science of the Total Environment, 648, pp. 787-797.

 

(2018) Paola Fermo, Sara Goidanich, Valeria Comite, Lucia Toniolo, Davide Gulotta, Study and characterization of environmental deposition on marble and surrogate substrates at a monumental heritage site;Geosciences; in press

(2018) Maria Letizia Amadori, Valentina Raspugli, Valeria Comite, Paola Fermo, Francesco Maria Mini, Mauro La Russa, Yoshifumi Maekawa,

Integrated Scientific Investigations On Constitutive Materials From Me-taw-ya Temple, Pagán Valley, Burma (Myanmar),Measurement,ISSN 0263-2241,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2018.09.004; in press

 

(2018) Amadori, M.L., Pallante, P., Fermo, P., Emami, M.A., Chaverdi, A.A., Callieri, P., Matin, E.

Advances in Achaemenid brick manufacturing technology: Evidence from the monumental gate at Tol-e Ajori (Fars, Iran)

Applied Clay Science, 152, pp. 131-142.

 

(2018) Vecchi, R., Bernardoni, V., Valentini, S., Piazzalunga, A., Fermo, P., Valli, G.

Assessment of light extinction at a European polluted urban area during wintertime: Impact of PM1 composition and sources

Environmental Pollution, 233, pp. 679-689.

 

(2018) Daellenbach, K.R., El-Haddad, I., Karvonen, L., Vlachou, A., Corbin, J.C., Slowik, J.G., Heringa, M.F., Bruns, E.A., Luedin, S.M., Jaffrezo, J.-L., Szidat, S., Piazzalunga, A., Gonzalez, R., Fermo, P., Pflueger, V., Vogel, G., Baltensperger, U., Prévôt, A.S.H.

Insights into organic-Aerosol sources via a novel laser-desorption/ionization mass spectrometry technique applied to one year of PM10 samples from nine sites in central Europe

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (3), pp. 2155-2174.

 

(2017) Bernardoni, V., Elser, M., Valli, G., Valentini, S., Bigi, A., Fermo, P., Piazzalunga, A., Vecchi, R.

Size-segregated aerosol in a hot-spot pollution urban area: Chemical composition and three-way source apportionment

Environmental Pollution, 231, pp. 601-611. Cited 1 time.

 

(2017) Daellenbach, K.R., Stefenelli, G., Bozzetti, C., Vlachou, A., Fermo, P., Gonzalez, R., Piazzalunga, A., Colombi, C., Canonaco, F., Hueglin, C., Kasper-Giebl, A., Jaffrezo, J.-L., Bianchi, F., Slowik, J.G., Baltensperger, U., El-Haddad, I., Prévôt, A.S.H.

Long-term chemical analysis and organic aerosol source apportionment at nine sites in central Europe: Source identification and uncertainty assessment

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (21), pp. 13265-13282.

 

(2017) La Russa, M.F., Fermo, P., Comite, V., Belfiore, C.M., Barca, D., Cerioni, A., De Santis, M., Barbagallo, L.F., Ricca, M., Ruffolo, S.A.

The Oceanus statue of the Fontana di Trevi (Rome): The analysis of black crust as a tool to investigate the urban air pollution and its impact on the stone degradation

Science of the Total Environment, 593-594, pp. 297-309.

 

(2017) Marabini, L., Ozgen, S., Turacchi, S., Aminti, S., Arnaboldi , F., Lonati , G., Fermo , P., Corbella , L., Valli , G., Bernardoni , V., Dell'Acqua , M., Vecchi , R., Becagli , S., Caruso, D., Corrado , L.G., Marinovich , M.

Ultrafine particles (UFPs) from domestic wood stoves: genotoxicity in human lung carcinoma A549 cells

Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 820, pp. 39-46.

 

(2017) Bozzetti, C., El Haddad, I., Salameh, D., Daellenbach, K.R., Fermo, P., Gonzalez, R., Minguillón, M.C., Iinuma, Y., Poulain, L., Elser, M., Müller, E., Slowik, J.G., Jaffrezo, J.-L., Baltensperger, U., Marchand, N., Prévôt, A.S.H.

Organic aerosol source apportionment by offline-AMS over a full year in Marseille

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (13), pp. 8247-8268.

 

(2017) Amadori, M.L., Del Vais, C., Fermo, P., Pallante, P.

Archaeometric researches on the provenance of Mediterranean Archaic Phoenician and Punic pottery

Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (16), pp. 13921-13949.

 

(2017) Corsini, E., Vecchi, R., Marabini, L., Fermo, P., Becagli, S., Bernardoni, V., Caruso, D., Corbella, L., Dell'Acqua, M., Galli, C.L., Lonati, G., Ozgen, S., Papale, A., Signorini, S., Tardivo, R., Valli, G., Marinovich, M.

The chemical composition of ultrafine particles and associated biological effects at an alpine town impacted by wood burning

Science of the Total Environment, 587-588, pp. 223-231.

 

(2017) Pino, F., Fermo, P., La Russa, M., Ruffolo, S., Comite, V., Baghdachi, J., Pecchioni, E., Fratini, F., Cappelletti, G.

Advanced mortar coatings for cultural heritage protection. Durability towards prolonged UV and outdoor exposure

Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (14), pp. 12608-12617.

 

(2017) Bigi, A., Bianchi, F., De Gennaro, G., Di Gilio, A., Fermo, P., Ghermandi, G., Prévôt, A.S.H., Urbani, M., Valli, G., Vecchi, R., Piazzalunga, A.

Hourly composition of gas and particle phase pollutants at a central urban background site in Milan, Italy

Atmospheric Research, 186, pp. 83-94.

 

(2017) Ozgen, S., Becagli, S., Bernardoni, V., Caserini, S., Caruso, D., Corbella, L., Dell'Acqua, M., Fermo, P., Gonzalez, R., Lonati, G., Signorini, S., Tardivo, R., Tosi, E., Valli, G., Vecchi, R., Marinovich, M.

Analysis of the chemical composition of ultrafine particles from two domestic solid biomass fired room heaters under simulated real-world use

Atmospheric Environment, 150, pp. 87-97. Cited 7 times.

 

(2017) Benetello, F., Squizzato, S., Hofer, A., Masiol, M., Khan, M.B., Piazzalunga, A., Fermo, P., Formenton, G.M., Rampazzo, G., Pavoni, B.

Estimation of local and external contributions of biomass burning to PM2.5 in an industrial zone included in a large urban settlement

Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (2), pp. 2100-2115. 

(2017) Chiara Pietrogrande, M., Barbaro, E., Bove, M.C., Clauser, G., Colombi, C., Corbella, L., Cuccia, E., Dalla Torre, S., Decesari, S., Fermo, P., Gambaro, A., Gianelle, V., Ielpo, P., Larcher, R., Lazzeri, P., Massabò, D., Melchionna, G., Nardin, T., Paglione, M., Perrino, C., Prati, P., Visentin, M., Zanca, N., Zangrando, R.

Results of an interlaboratory comparison of analytical methods for quantification of anhydrosugars and biosugars in atmospheric aerosol

Chemosphere, 184, pp. 269-277. 

(2017) Corsini E, Ozgen S, Papale A, Galbiati V, Lonati G, Fermo P, Corbella L, Valli G, Bernardoni V, Dell'Acqua M, Becagli S, Caruso D, Vecchi R, Galli CL, Marinovich M. Insights on wood combustion generated proinflammatory ultrafine particles (UFP). Toxicology Letters, 266, 74-84.

Anna Maria Ferragina
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International politics area

Competences: international trade, research in economics, statistical and econometric analysis

Keywords: international economic integration, international investments, international trade

Region: Campania


Position/Role

Associate professor of Economic Policy, University of Salerno

Professional career

Since October 2016, she has served as associate professor in Economic Policy at DISES (Department of Economics and Statistics, UNISA). In December 2013, she obtained the status of associate professor in Economic Policy (SECS-P / 02). In 2013 she also got the professorship in Applied Economics (SECS-P / 06) and in Economic Statistics (SECS-S / 03). Since 2006, she has been a permanent researcher and an aggregate professor at the University of Salerno (Department of Economics and Statistics). From 2002 to 2006, she is a permanent researcher at ISSM-CNR; from 2002 to 2005 she was consultant for the Studies and Statistics Area of the ICE of Rome; from 1999 to 2002 research assistant at the CEIS, University of Rome "Tor Vergata".

2000 PhD, "La Sapienza" University of Rome; 1996 Master, International Economics, University of Sussex (UK); 1995 Master's Degree, Business Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Naples "Federico II"; 1994 Degree 110/110 cum laude in Economics and Commerce at the University of Naples "Federico II".

Scientific results

Ferragina’s reaserch focus in on empirical and theoretical research in international trade; analysis of the impact of trade liberalisation between the EU and Eastern European countries; quality upgrading and integration of national and regional labour markets, with a special emphasis on Italy; implications of trade liberalisation on firm delocalisation and on fragmentation of production; empirical testing for underlying determinants of fragmentation such as differentials in comparative advantages and in factor and skill content between firms and between national specialization models. Current applied research is also focusing on the impact of FDI on domestic firms looking at firm dynamics and spillover effects; trade liberalisation within the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) from the European Union into the Mediterranean partners; economic discovery, innovation and export diversification as driving factors of trade and growth; patterns of firm demography and growth; firm localization and local knowledge spillovers.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of several scientific publications on journals and international book among them:

Edited books

[2014] Ferragina A.M.,Taymaz E. & Yilmaz K. (eds.), Innovation, Globalisation and Firm Dynamics. Lessons for Enterprise Policy, New York, London: Routledge, ISBN: 9780415836777.

[2011] Ferragina A.M., Bridging the gap: the role of trade and FDI in the Mediterranean, (co-edited with A. Amendola), Rubbettino, ISBN: 9788849832303.

Refereed international journals

[2018] Ferragina A.M., Are Italian firms performances influenced by innovation of domestic and foreign firms nearby in space and sectors?(With Nunziante G.),  EPI - Economia e Politica Industriale, in Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. DOI:  10.1007/s40812-018-0090-4.

[2018] Iandolo S. and Ferragina A.M., Iandolo S., “Does different persistence in internationalization and innovation influence firms’ performance?Under review.

[2016] Ferragina A.M., Financial constraints and productivity growth across the size spectrum: microeconomic evidence from Morocco, in Eurasian Business Review, pp. 1-21, with Mazzotta, F.; Sekkat, K. ISSN: 1309-4297.DOI: 10.1007/s40821-016-0055-3.

[2015] Ferragina A.M., Italian FDI and Exports at sectoral level: substitutes or complements?, in Global Economy Journal, 15, 2, 277–310, ISSN (Online) 1553-5304, ISSN (Print) 2194-5659, DOI: 10.1515/gej-2015-0005, July.

[2015] Ferragina A.M., Agglomeration economies in Italy: impact on heterogeneous firms’ exit in a multilevel framework, in Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s40812-015-0016-3.

[2014] Ferragina A.M., Does multinational ownership affect firm survival?(with Pittiglio R. and Reganati F.), in Journal of Business Economics and Management, 15(1), DOI 10.3846/16111699.2012.707622.

[2013] Ferragina A.M., Mazzotta F., FDI spillovers on firms' survival in Italy: absorptive capacity matters!, in  The Journal of Technology Transfer, ISSN: 0892-9912, DOI: 10.1007/s10961-013-9321.

[2012] Ferragina A.M., Are exporters and multinational firms more resilient over a crisis? First evidence for manufacturing enterprises in Italy, (with A. Amendola, R. Pittiglio and F. Reganati), in Economics Bulletin, 32, 3 pp. 1914-1926, ISSN: 1545-2921.

[2011] Ferragina A.M., The impact of FDI on firm survival, (with Pittiglio R. and Reganati F.), in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, special issue Productivity, Profitability and Growth: the Empirics of Firm Dynamics. ISSN: 0954-349X, DOI: 10.1016/j.strueco.2011.10.002.

[2009] Ferragina A.M., A Tale of Parallel Integration Processes. A Gravity Analysis of EU Trade with Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European Countries, (with Pastore F. and Giovannetti G.), in Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 5, 2, June, already published in IZA Discussion Paper, No. 1829. ISSN: 1475-3693, DOI: 10.2202/1475-3693.1228.7

Awards and prizes

She has won several research grants and has participated in projects funded by various national and international institutions (World Bank, Femise, European Commission, CNR, Higher School of Public Administration, MAE, CeSPI, ICE, Lazio Region, CEIS- University of Rome "Tor Vergata", University of Parma, University of Naples" Federico II "). He is an elected member of the Steering Committee of the FEMISE (Euromediterranean Network of Economics Institutes).

She is member elected in the Board of the Steering Committee of FEMISE (Euromediterranean Network of the Institutes of economics).

Antonella Ferrara
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: advanced automatic control, control engineering, robotics

Keywords: autonomous driving, control of microgrids and power networks, human-robot interaction, process control, robotics, smart mobility, vehicle control, vehicle traffic control

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Automatic Control at University of Pavia

Professional career

She got her M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering in 1987 and her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 1992. She became Assistant Professor at the University of Genova (April 1992), Associate Professor at the University of Pavia (November 1998) and Full Professor of Automatic Control always at the University of Pavia (January 2005).

Scientific results

She has been dealing with the control of complex systems (robotic systems, vehicle networks, vehicular traffic, power networks also based on renewable energy resources). She proposed new algorithms for the control of plants and processes the mathematical model of which is affected by uncertainties. She proposed new approaches to control vehicle traffic in transportation networks with the aim of reducing congestion and environmental impact. She has been working in advanced vehicle control, collaborating with major car manufacturers and coordinating the Italian research group in two European projects (PROTECTOR, ITEAM). In particular, she proposed solutions for driving assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. She has been studying human-robot interaction proposing an approach based on the joint use of conventional control methodologies and artificial intelligence (deep reinforcement learning). She published more than 380 scientific works, including 118 articles in international journals and 3 scientific books. She also contributed with chapters to 23 edited books.

Editorial work and publications

[2019]Ferrara A, Incremona G.P, Cucuzzella M. Advanced andOptimization Based Sliding Mode Control. SIAM.

 

[2018]Ferrara A, Simona S, Siri S. Freeway Traffic Modelling and Control. Springer.

 

[2017]Ferrara A, (Ed.).Sliding Mode Control of Vehicle Dynamics. IET Digital Library.

 

[2019] Regolin E, Alatorre A, Zambelli M, Victorino A, Charara A, Ferrara A. A Sliding Mode Virtual Sensor for Wheel Forces Estimation with Accuracy Enhancement via EKF. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 68(4): 3457-3471.

 

[2018]  Sangiovanni B, Rendiniello A, Incremona G.P, Ferrara A, Piastra M. Deep Reinforcement Learning for Collision Avoidance of Robotic Manipulators, Proceedings of the European Control Conference ECC 2018, Limassol, Cyprus.

 

[2018]Canudas de Wit C., Ferrara A. A Variable-Length Cell Transmission Model for Road Traffic Systems. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 97: 428-455.

 

[2018]Cucuzzella M, Lazzari R, Trip S, Rosti S, Sandroni C, Ferrara A. Sliding mode voltage control of boost converters in DC microgrids, Control Engineering Practice, 73:161-170.

 

[2017]Cucuzzella M, IncremonaG.P, Ferrara A. Decentralized Sliding Mode Control of Islanded AC Microgrids with Arbitrary Topology. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64(8): 6706-6713.

 

[2017]Incremona G.P, Ferrara A, Magni L. MPC for Robot Manipulators with Integral Sliding Modes Generation. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 22(3):1299-1307.

 

[2015]Ferrara A, Simona S, Siri S. Event-triggered model predictive schemes for freeway traffic control.Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 58(Part C):554–567.

 

[2015]Goggia T, Sorniotti A, De Novellis L, Ferrara A, Gruber P, Theunissen J, Steenbeke D, Knauder B, Zehetner J. Integral Sliding Mode for the Torque-Vectoring Control of Fully Electric Vehicles: Theoretical Design and Experimental Assessment. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology64(5):1701-1715.

 

[2012]Capisani L, Ferrara A, Trajectory Planning and Second Order Sliding Mode Motion/Interaction Control for Robot Manipulators in Unknown Environments.IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 59(8):3189 – 3198. 

Awards and prizes

IEEE North Italy Section Electrical Engineering Student Award, 1986

Senior Member of theIEEE, 2003

Outstanding Reviewer for Automatica Award, 2006

Chair of the Women in Control Committee of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2013-2016)

Member of the Board of Governors IEEE Control Systems Society (2012; 2016-2018)

Member of the European Control Association (EUCA) Council (Since 2015)

EPSON EMEA WIN-A-ROBOT Contest Award, 2019

 

Elena Ferrari
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: computer technology

Keywords: big data, data management systems, iot, privacy, safety, social networks, social web

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria in Varese.

Professional career

After graduating in Computer Science at the University of Milan in 1992, she continued her education with a PhD in Computer Science at the same university in 1998. During the summer of 1996 she carried out a period of research as a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In the following two years is a visiting researcher at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. In 1998 he returned to Italy and worked as assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Milan. Later she became full professor of Computer Science at the University of Insubria in Varese.

Scientific results

Her research activities are linked to various aspects of data management systems, including web security, access control and privacy. Recently she has been involved in several research projects such as "ISocial" which develops advanced systems for the protection of privacy in social networks. She worked on the EU Euphorbia project, which provided for a series of experiments on filtering documents on the Internet according to an impartial approach. The aim was to produce a new, more powerful and flexible information review system, able to adapt to the cultural needs of each user. This system is capable of making a selection based on the semantic content of the information, and adapts to the description of the topics on a given website. She is currently involved in security and privacy issues in the IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data areas.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of numerous publications, including:

 

(soon to be published) N. Laleh, B. Carminati, E. Ferrari. Risk Assessment in Social Networks based on User Anomalous Behaviour. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

(2015) P. Colombo, E. Ferrari. Privacy aware access control for Big Data: a research roadmap. Big Data Research, 2(4).

 

(2014) Akcora C, Carminati B, Ferrari E, Kantarcioglu M. Detecting Anomalies in Social Network Data Consumption. Social Network Analysis Mining, 4(1):231.

 

(2014) Parra-Arnau J, Perego A, Ferrari E, Fornè J & Rebollo-Monedero D. Privacy-Preserving Enhanced Collaborative Tagging. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 26(1):180-193.

 

(2013) Carminati B, Ferrari E, Viviani M. Security and Trust in Online Social Networks, Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy and Trust. Morgan & Claypool.

(2011) Cao J, Carminati B, Ferrari E, Tan KL. CASTLE: Continuously Anonymizing Data Streams. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 8(3): 337-352.

 

(2010) Bonchi F, Ferrari E. Privacy-Aware Knowledge Discovery: Novel Applications and New Techniques. Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series.

 

Articles from international conferences:

 

(2016) Carminati B, Colombo P, Ferrari E & Sagirlar G. Enhancing User Control on Personal Data Usage in Internet of Things Ecosystems. Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, San Francisco, USA.

 

(2016) Colombo P & Ferrari E. Towards Virtual Private NoSQL Datastores. Proceedings of the32nd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, Helsinki, Finlandia.

 

(2014) Bahri L, Carminati B, Ferrari E. Community-based Identity Validation on Online Social Networks. Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Madrid, Spagna.

 

Awards and prizes

 

In 2009 Elena Ferrari was awarded for her research in the field of privacy and security by one of the two most important international associations of reference (IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) with the Technical Achievement Award. In 2011 she obtained the Google Research Award for her work in the field of privacy in social networks, while in 2014 she received the IBM Faculty Award for her investigation on big data privacy. She is IEEE fellow and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Distinguished Scientist.

 

Florinda Ferreri
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: clinical neurophysiology, neurology

Keywords: brain aging, brain plasticity, dementia, neuromodulation, neuroscience

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Padua, Italy.

Professional career

Dr. Florinda Ferreri received honors in Medicine in 2001 and certification in Neurology in 2006 from the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome-Italy, and PhD in Clinical Neurophysiology in 2012 from the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio-Finland. In 2006 she was Research Assistant at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. From 2007 to 2016 Dr. Ferreri was Neurologist Consultant with expertise in Neurophysiology, teaching and research duties at the University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico of Rome and in 2016 she was appointed Assistant Professor. As of April 2018, Dr. Ferreri is Associate Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Padua, Italy.

Scientific results

Dr. Florinda Ferreri research activities focus on the study of the physiology of human motor cortex and its pathophysiology in neurodegenerative disorders by using highly innovative neurophysiological techniques and multimodal data collection. In 2008 Dr. Ferreri worked in an international research group that obtained the first direct control of a biomechatronic prosthetic hand via neural interfaces implanted in the peripheral nerves of an amputated patient. In recent years, Dr Ferreri’s commitment has been focused on the technological transfer towards the early diagnosis of neurological diseases and towards rehabilitation procedures with non-invasive electromagnetic stimulations of the brain.

Editorial work and publications

[2016) Ferreri F, Vecchio F, Vollero L, Guerra A, Petrichella S, Ponzo D, Määtta S, Mervaala E, Könönen M, Ursini F, Pasqualetti P, Iannello G, Rossini PM, Di Lazzaro V. Sensorimotor cortex excitability and connectivity in Alzheimer’s disease: A TMS-EEG Co-registration study. Human Brain Mapping, 37[6):2083-96.

[2015) Rossini PM, Burke D, Chen R, Cohen LG, Daskalakis Z, Di Iorio R, Di Lazzaro V, Ferreri F, Fitzgerald PB, George MS, Hallett M, Lefaucheur JP, Langguth B, Matsumoto H, Miniussi C, Nitsche MA, Pascual-Leone A, Paulus W, Rossi S, Rothwell JC, Siebner HR, Ugawa Y, Walsh V, Ziemann U. Non-invasive electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain, spinal cord, roots and peripheral nerves: Basic principles and procedures for routine clinical and research application.An updated report from an I.F.C.N. Committee. Clinical Neurophysiology Journal,. Feb 10. Review.

[2014) Di Pino G, Pellegrino G, Assenza G, Capone F, Ferreri F, Formica D, Ranieri F, Tombini M, Ziemann U, Rothwell JC, Di Lazzaro V. Modulation of brain plasticity in stroke: a novel model for neurorehabilitation. Nature Reviews Neurology, 10(10):597-608.

[2006) Ferreri F. Curcio G. Patrizio P. De Gennaro L. Fini R. and Rossini PM. Mobile phone emission and human brain excitability. Annals of Neurology, 60(2):188-96.

[2003) Ferreri F, Pauri F, Pasqualetti P, Fini R, Dal Forno G, PM Rossini. Motor cortex excitability in Alzheimer Disease. Annals of Neurology, 53(1):102-8.

 

Debora Fino
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: biotechnologies, chemical plants, energy, environment

Keywords: biofuels, carbon dioxide conversion, catalysis, chemical reactors, circular economy, pollutants elimination, waste reduction

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Professor of Chemical Plants at the Polytechnic of Turin; Waste, Water and Food Manager of the Politecnico di Torino (Green Team).

Professional career

After graduating in Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin, she continued her studies through a PhD program in Chemical Engineering, where she obtained the title at the same University.

She won a workplace as University Researcher in Chemical Engineering, in the scientific sector for Chemical Plants in November 2002, obtaining confirmation. From July 2010 to March 2016 she worked as Associate Professor in the same SSD. In March 2016 she became full professor of Chemical Plants, where she is currently responsible for a research group consisting of 15 young researchers and PhD students at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of the Politechnic University of Turin. She is a member of the College of Chemical and Materials Engineering a the College of Energy, her teaching activity is focused on the courses of Plants for the Chemical and Food Industry and Re-use Processes and Energy Enhancement.

Scientific results

Her scientific interests focus mainly on the catalytic treatment of Diesel emissions (eg: filtration and combustion of particulates, the removal of nanoparticles, reduction and adsorption of NOx, development of catalytic traps), on the catalytic combustion of methane (eg: development of catalytic converters for methane-fueled cars), on catalytic filters for the treatment of fumes (eg.: multi-functional systems for the removal of fly ash, NOx and dioxins from incinerators) where she obtained several industrial loans (General Motors, Officine Metallurgiche Cornaglia, Petronas, Pirelli, ....), she won national and community projects (PRIN, TOP-Expert, ADDnano, FlameSOFC, ...) and she has 2 patents. Among her environmental research projects, the systems of advanced oxidation of pollutants (eg reactors and electrocatalysts for the electrochemical oxidation of biorefractory organic pollutants, such as phenol, antibiotics and other drugs, dyes, ...; remediation of polluted soil and self-cleaning surfaces) are of particular importance. Among the research undertaken in recent years of particular importance are the results obtained regarding the analysis of waste treatment platforms, the life cycle analysis of industrial processes from a circular economy perspective, where also in the agri-food sector has collaborated with industries of reference in the sector (eg Waste Italia, Ferrero, Ago Renewables, ENI, Lavazza, AUSTEP, etc.) also obtaining important structured financing as in the case of the Innovative Agro-Food-ECOFOOD platform project coordinated by Ferrero, Research & Innovation for The Improvement of the Sustainability of the Agro-Food Chain, of which Debora Fino was responsible for all the research actions of her University. She currently coordinates the research of 2 Horizon 2020 projects funded by the European Community CELBICON (Cost-effective CO2 conversion into chemicals via combination of Capture, Electrochemical and Biochemical Conversion technologies) and BIOROBURPLUS (Advanced direct biogas fuel processor for robust and cost-effective decentralized Hydrogen production ).

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is author of over 200 scientific publications, including:

 

(2018) Malavè A C L, Fino D, Gómez Camacho C E, Ruggeri B.  Experimental tests on commercial Sweet Product Residue (SPR) as a suitable feed for anaerobic bioenergy (H2+ CH4) production, Waste Management, 71: 626-635.

(2017) Massa A, Hernandez Ribullen S P, Lamberti A, Galletti C, Russo N, Fino D. Electro-oxidation of phenol over electrodeposited MnOx nanostructures and the role of a TiO2 nanotubes interlayer. Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental, 203: 270-281.

(2016) Negro V, Mancini G, Ruggeri B, Fino D. Citrus waste as feedstock for bio-based products recovery: Review on limonene case study and energy valorization. Bioresource Technology, 214: 806-815.

(2015) Hussain M, Deorsola F A, Russo N, Fino D, Pirone R. Abatement of CH4 emitted by CNG vehicles using Pd-SBA-15 and Pd-KIT-6 catalysts, Fuel, 149: 2-7.

(2014) Mancini G, Viotti P, Luciano A, Fino D. On the ASR and ASR thermal residues characterization of full scale treatment plant, Waste Management, 34: 448-457.

(2013) Ruggeri B, Luongo Malavè A C, Bernardi M, Fino D. Energy efficacy used to score organic refuse pretreatment process for hydrogen anaerobic production, Waste Management, 33: 2225-2233.

(2012) Bensaid S, Deorsola F A, Fino D, Russo N. After-treatment of household wood-fired stove emissions: from catalyst formulation to full-scale system, Catalysis Today, 197: 76-89.

(2011) Palmisano P, Hernandez S P, Hussain M, Fino D, Russo N. A new concept for a self cleaning household oven, Chemical Engineering Journal, 176-177: 253-259.

(2010) Bensaid S, Russo N; Fino D. Power and Hydrogen Co-generation from Biogas, Energy & Fuels, 24: 4743-4747.

(2009) Rutigliano L, Fino D, Saracco G, Specchia V, Spinelli P, Grizzaffi L. Electrochemical Oxidation process for water condensates recycling in a shuttle orbiter, Journal Of Applied Electrochemistry, 39 (11): 2239-2249.

(2008) Rutigliano L, Fino D, Saracco G, Specchia V, Spinelli P. Electrokinetic remediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals, Journal Of Applied Electrochemistry, 38: 1035-1041.

(2007) Fino D. Diesel Emission Control:Catalytic Filters for Particulate Removal, Science And Technology Of Advanced Materials, 8 (1-2): 93-100.

(2006) Cauda E, Hernandez S, Fino D, Saracco G, Specchia V. PM0.1 Emissions during Diesel Trap Regeneration, Environmental Science And Technology, 40: 5532-5537.

(2005) Fino D, Carlesi J C, Saracco G, Specchia V, Spinelli P. Deactivation and regeneration of Pt anodes for the electro-oxidation of phenol, Journal Of Applied Electrochemistry, 35(4): 405-411.

(2004) Fino D, Russo N, Saracco G, Specchia V.  A multifunctional filter for the simultaneous removal of fly-ash and NOx from incinerator flue gases, Chemical Engineering Science, 59 (22-23): 5329-5336.

(2003) Fino D, Russo N, Saracco G, Specchia V.  The role of suprafacial oxygen in some perovskites for the catalytic combustion of soot, Journal Of Catalysis, 217: 367-375.

(2002) Fino D, Saracco G, Specchia V. Filtration and catalytic abatement of diesel particulate from stationary sources, Chemical Engineering Science, 57(22-23): 4955-4966.

 

Awards and prizes

In November 2004 she was winner of the "ITALGAS AWARD - DEBUT IN THE RESEARCH" (XVII edition) for her doctoral thesis (Catalytic combustion of Diesel particulate matter). In February 2007 her article "Innovative means for the catalytic regeneration of particulate traps for diesel exhaust cleaning", Chem. Eng. Sci., 58 (3-6) (2003) 951-958, was awarded by Elsevier Science Publisher as one of the most cited articles of the journal Chemical Engineering Science during the four-year period 2003 - 2006. In December 2007 she was winner of the "SAPIO JUNIOR AWARD for ITALIAN RESEARCH" (IX Edition) for the results obtained in the research "Secondary nanoparticles from filters for the removal of Diesel particulate matter and in other application contexts". October 2009 - the article "Biogas Purification for MCFCs Applications" was awarded among the top 5 by the Scientific Organizing Committee of "HYSYDAYS 2009 - 3rd World Congress of Young Scientists on Hydrogen Energy Systems". The article was published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
June 2010 - ITWIIN Award for Italian Association of Women Inventors and Innovators, she also won of the DISTI (Science and Technology Information Innovation Innovation Center based in Bari) special prize, given the effectiveness of the presentation of potential social and economic impacts of scientific projects.
In September 2011, the European Union Women Inventors and Innovators Awards awarded her a special mention in view of the effectiveness in presenting potential social and economic effects of her scientific research by the jury of international experts, Reykjavik (Iceland). In February 2013 the article "M. Hussain, R. Ceccarelli, D.L. Marchisio, D. Fino, N. Russo, F. Geobaldo, Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Application of Novel TiO2 Nanoparticles "in Chemical Engineering Journal 157, 45-51 of 2010 was awarded as the eighth most cited article of the journal Chemical Engineering Journal in the during the period 10/2009 - 9/2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cristina Finocchi Mahne
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: ethic, finance, governance, quoted companies, sustainability

Keywords: finance, governance, quoted companies, sustainable economy

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Board Member and Chairwoman of Board Committees (Audit, Risks and Sustainability; Nomination and Remuneration) of companies listed in Italy and abroad; Business Economist; former Senior Executive of blue-chips with market capitalization up to €10 bn; University Professor.

Co-Chairwoman Italy and Member of the Steering Committee of WCD Foundation, international think tank on best practices in corporate governance.

Professional career

Degree in Economics and Business at La Sapienza University of Rome, MBA at Luiss Business School and further qualifications in finance, financial communication and management skills in London and Los Angeles. She began her career in Euromobiliare,  merchant bank controlled by HSBC, in the corporate finance area, and gained significant experience in finance in Tamburi & Associati, JP Morgan and Hill & Knowlton, before being appointed Senior Executive and Member of the Executive Committee, as Director of Group Investor Relations and Strategic Communication, of financial blue-chips - such as Fineco Group - with market capitalization up to 10 billion. Later she became Partner and, since its IPO, Board Member, of a leading Italian company in strategic advisory in corporate governance and financial communication. From 2004 to 2012 she was also Author and Anchorwoman of Watchdog, television talk show on corporate governance, on air on Class CNBC, Sky 507 economic and financial channel: among her guests, the most influential representatives of the economic, academic and institutional world.

She is a Lecturer on Corporate Governance and Sustainability at Luiss University; Professor in Advanced Business Administration and then in Economics of Banking and Industrial Groups, master's degree courses at La Sapienza University of Rome until 2017 and Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Luiss Business School. She was an ABI lecturer at courses reserved to Board members of banking groups, on risks and corporate governance. She was a government-appointed Member of Commission at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, as a highly recognised expert on corporate governance from 2011 to 2013.

 

Since 2010 she is Board Member and Chairwoman of Board Committees (risks, audit and sustainability; nomination and remuneration) of companies listed in Italy and abroad, up to € 4bn market cap (sectors: consumer discretionary, healthcare services, banking, IT / communication, industrial, telecom services)

Since 2012 she is also Co-Chairwoman Italy, Member of the Steering Committee of WCD Foundation, international think tank on best practices in corporate governance that brings together, from all over the world, board members of listed companies whose total market capitalization is over $ 8 trillion. She was also member of its global cyber insurance steering committee.

Scientific results

Cristina Finocchi Mahne's research activity is carried out in the field of finance, with focus on listed companies and financial markets, and in particular corporate governance and sustainability issues. Among her most recent research commitments, an international perspective on the sustainability strategy in listed companies; a research on top management incentivation plans including ESG (environmental, social, governance) targets; a cooperation in a large international research project on cyber risk and its implication on corporate governance.

Lecturer at prestigious universities, guest speaker in television talk shows and keynote speaker on corporate governance, financial markets and family business matters at national and international conferences, business and academic, in Tokio, New York, Paris, Milan, Rome, Bologna.

Editorial work and publications

Among her publications: articles on corporate governance matters published by main economic newspapers and influential news sites; international papers as ‘Boards and role models for supporting the climb upwards’ part II of ‘Women on to corporate boards: a snow ball starting in Norway’, (2013) Edward Elgar Publishing

Awards and prizes

In 2003, Luiss awarded her the Distinguished Executive Award, and in 2007 she received the Best in Class award from the University La Sapienza, Faculty of Economics, both for professional achievements.

 

Serena Fonda Umani
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: marine ecology

Keywords: biodiversity, carbon flows, food chain, marine biology, marine ecosystem, plankton, sea

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia


Professional career

Serena FONDA, was born in Trieste on 3.2.1950, she is married with a daughter. She was full Professor of Marine Ecology (University of Trieste) since 2005. Serena Fonda had a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Trieste in 1973. In 1974 she was granted by a fellowship from the Ministry of Instruction, which lasted until 1981 when she became Researcher. Then in 1992 she became Associate Professor in Ecology at the University of Trieste. She spent several months at the SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography (University of California, San Diego, USA) in the laboratory of prof. Farooq Azam. She had been visiting scientist at Horn Point Laboratory (University of Maryland, USA) at the College of Fishery (University of Tromso, Norway), at the Department of Zoology of the University of Athens (Greece). She has taken active part in many field researches, also as chief scientist (Mediterranean Sea, Ross Sea (Antarctica), Magellan Straights, Chesapeake Bay). She was the Director of Marine Biology Laboratory (now part of the Department of Oceanography of OGS) from 1992 until 2005. She was the President of the PhD course in Environmental Life Sciences. She acted as supervisor for 40 PhD students and > 200 undergraduate students.

Scientific results

 Her professional interest concerns marine plankton ecology (from virus to mesozooplankton), and more in general marine bio-geo-chemical fluxes. She has been acting as team leader for >20 regional, national and international research projects. PI in the Eurocean net. Member of the editorial board for 4 international scientific journals. Reviewer for >30 scientific journals, several international projects, and ANVUR. External advisor for NIB (Slovenia). One of the promoters of the Italian LTER. President of SItE (Italian Society of Ecology) in 2015 -2016. Member of the administrative board of the “Stazione Zoologica – Anton Dohrn” of Naples.

 

Editorial work and publications

Invited speaker at several international and national meetings. She published >330 scientific papers, >200 in peer-reviewed journals, > 100 ISI for a total of >4600 citations. Her personal H = 36.

Bibliography

1.      ChustG, VillarinoE, ChenuilA, IrigoienX, BizselN, BodeA, BromsC, ClausS, Fernández de Puelles1ML, Fonda-UmaniS, HoarauG, MazzocchiMG, MozetičP, VandepitteL, VeríssimoH, ZervoudakiS, BorjaA (2016) Dispersal similarly shapes both population genetics and community patterns in the marine realm. Scientific Rep. 6 (28730) DOI: 10.1038/srep28730     

2.      ZoccaratoL, CelussiM, PallaviciniA, Fonda UmaniS (2016) Aurelia auritaephyrae reshape a coastal microbial community. Front. Microbiol,7:749 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00749

3.      Di Poi E, Blason C, Corinaldesi , Danovaro R, Malisana E, Fonda Umani S(2013) Structure and interactions within the pelagic microbial food web (from viruses to microplankton) across environmental gradients in the Mediterranean Sea. Global Biogeoc. Cycles, 27: 1034 – 1045  DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004589

4.      GianiM., DjakovacT., DegobbisD., CozziS., SolidoroC., Fonda UmaniS (2012) Recent changes in the marine ecosystems of the northern Adriatic Sea. Estuar Coast Shelf S, 115: 1 – 13. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.08.023

5.      Fonda Umani S, Malfatti F, Del Negro P (2012) Carbon fluxes in the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Trieste (Northern Adriatic Sea). Estuar Coast Shelf S, 115: 170 – 186. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.04.006empty

Elsa Fornero
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: financial education, labor economics, pension economy, public policies, saving economy

Keywords: aging, pension funds, public systems, redistribution, saving, work

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Professor of Economics, University of Torino

Professional career

Elsa Fornero is Professor of Economics at the University of Turin (retired since Nov. 2018). She is also Scientific Coordinator at CeRP (the Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, which she founded in 1999), Vice-President of Share-Eric (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe), Research Fellow at Netspar, and Policy Fellow at the IZA Institute for the Study of Labour. She is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne, of the Advisory Group of the New Pact for Europe and of the Research Committee of the OECD International Network on Financial Education.

From November 2011 to April 2013 she served as Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities in Italy’s “technocratic” government, in which capacity she conceived and drafted the pension and labour market reforms. 

Other past positions include:

-        Vice-President of Compagnia di San Paolo, one of the largest Italian foundations (2008-2010);

-        Member of the Evaluation Unit of Welfare Expenditure, established at the Welfare Ministry (2005-11)

-        Member of the Steering Board of the Italian Associations of Economists (2005-7);

-        Vice-President of the Supervisory Board of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank (2010-2011)

-        Member of the scientific board of Confindustria (National Association of Enterprises, 2005-2006)

On behalf of the World Bank, in the early 2000s, she assessed the pension systems of Russia, Latvia, Macedonia and Albania and was invited, later, to WB conferences and events.

Fornero is also the author of many publications on public and private pension systems, pension reforms, population ageing, household saving, retirement choices and life insurance.

Scientific results

Fornero’s research activity focuses on the determinants of household’s saving behaviour, analysed through optimization and behavioural models. She has also been addressing saving for old age, the reasons why pension systems are public and the characteristics of a ‘good’ pension system. From an applied point of view, she analysed European pension systems and reforms. Her recent research focuses on financial education, seen as a way to improve individual’s life-cycle decisions and achieve a more active citizenship; and on the analysis of linguistic bias to explain gender differences in financial decisions.

Editorial work and publications

Recent publications:

a) Books

Chi ha paura delle riforme. Illusioni, luoghi comuni e verità sulle pensioni. Università Bocconi Editore, 2018.

L’economia dei fondi pensione. Potenzialità e limiti della previdenza privata in Italia, Il Mulino; Studi e Ricerche; Bologna 1999

(with Onorato Castellino), Economia del risparmio e della ricchezza. Comportamenti privati e indebitamento pubblico, Il Mulino, Ricerca, Bologna, 1990.

b) Edited Books

(with Paolo Sestito, ed.), Pension Systems: Beyond Mandatory Retirement, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2005.

(with Elisa Luciano, ed.), Developing an Annuity Market in Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004.

(with Onorato Castellino, ed.), Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003.

(with Onorato Castellino, ed.), La riforma del sistema previdenziale italiano, Il Mulino, Studi e Ricerche, Bologna, 2001.

c) Articles and book chapters    

(with A. Lo Prete) Voting in the Aftermath of a Pension Reform: The Role of Financial Literacy, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2019, pp. 1-30.

(with F. Coda Moscarola, M.C. Rossi), The family as an informal market and the (low) mobility of the Italian young Politica Economica, Journal of Economic Policy, vol. XXXIV(1), 2018, April, 45-78

(with M.C. Rossi, D. Sansone) ‘Four Bright Coins Shining at Me’ Financial Education in Childhood, Financial Confidence in Adulthood, Journal of Consumers Affairs, 2018, doi.org/10.1111/joca.12207

(with Cecilia Boggio - Henriette Prast - José Sanders), Seven ways to knit your portfolio: Is the language of investor communication gender neutral? in Giuliana Garzone, Paola Catenaccio, Kim Grego, Roxanne Doerr (eds), Specialised and professional discourse across media and genres, Milano: Ledizioni, 2017.

Awards and prizes

Tarantelli prize for AspI, (the Social Insurance for Employment scheme, one of the pillars of the labour market reform), selected as best economic idea of the year by “Il Club dell’Economia” 2013

The “Liberal Award” by the Swiss “Young Liberals”, 2013

“La Mela d’Oro / Women: innovation and human capital” prize by the Marisa Bellisario Foundation, in 2011;

(with Olivia Mitchell), INA International Prize for the Economics, Finance and Statistics of Private Insurance by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, 2003;

(jointly with Ignazio Musu), Saint Vincent Price for Economics, 2001.

Silvia Francescon
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International politics area

Competences: environment, Geopolitics, global governance, sustainability

Keywords: biodiversity, European Union, female leadership, G7, gender equality, international relations, leadership, sustainability

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Senior advisor for sustainability, European Movement 

Professional career

Silvia Francescon’s mission in life is working for the Planet. Silvia has been the Director of the Rome Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations for 9 years. She also worked for 4 years at the Prime Minister Office, G7 Sherpa Unit. In 2016-2017 in preparation of and during the Italian Presidency of the G7 focusing on the gender equality dossier and on the drafting of the Leaders’ Declaration. In 2007-2009 Silvia worked at the Prime Minister Office as Deputy head of the G8-G20 Sherpa Office, where she was in charge of coordinating the Prime Minister and Sherpa’s G8 and G20 policy dossiers and bilaterals. Silvia also served the United Nations as Coordinator of the Millennium Campaign in Italy and is a former negotiator of international and European agreements for the Italian Ministry for the Environment, where she worked for 4 years. Previously, Silvia worked at the OECD (Environment Directorate, Paris), the WTO (Legal Affairs Division, Geneva) and the European Commission (DG Agriculture, Brussels) and was Research Fellow at the International Law Departments of the Universities of Leiden (NL) and Ferrara (Italy). Silvia Francescon did her Erasmus at the University of Leiden, Faculty of Law. 

Silvia holds a Masters in International Environmental Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London) and graduated cum laude in International Law at the University of Ferrara.

She is a member of the IAI Committee of Directors, the CESPI’s Scientific Committee, the Strategic Committee of the BA on Global Governance at the University of Tor Vergata and a founding member of Women in International Security - Italy

Scientific results

Current projects: working on crafting a new generation of leaders (personal and professional mastery); make Europe the world leader for sustainable development.

Previous highlights: two Italian Presidencies of the G7/G8 (in 2009 and 2017, Prime minister’s Office), one Italian Presidency of the European Union (in 2003 Ministry for the Environment); lead a UN Campaign on the Development Goals; lead a foreign affairs think tank.

Editorial work and publications

From 2010 to 2019 multiple articles published on ECFR.EU website on geopolitics and Italian politics.

In English

[2006] Francescon, S., The impact of GMOs on Poor Countries: A Threat to the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals?, in Rivista di Biologia, Biology Forum, 3, 381-394.

[2005] Francescon, S., Ministry of Internal Affairs v. Patmos Shipping Corporation (1989), jurisprudence case in International Environmental Law Reports, International Environmental Law in National Courts, 4; Cambridge University Press, 288-297.

[2004] Francescon, S., The political momentum on access to genetic resources and equitable sharing of the benefits deriving from their utilization, in the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare’s web site.

[2003] Francescon, S., Recent developments of the international processes on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing, and on traditional knowledge of the indigenous and local communities, in the Istituto Agronomico per l’Oltremare’s web site.

[2001] Francescon, S., The New Directive 2001/18/EC on the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Organisms into the Environment: Changes and Perspectives, in RECIEL, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 10, 3, 309-320.

[2001] Francescon, S., The Precautionary Principle in the European Union, in International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Environmental Law Center Newsletter, 1, 15-19.

[2000] Francescon, S., The Precautionary Principle: Its Status under WTO Law, in The Economist Conferences - “Colloque sur le Principe de Précaution” (co-authored with Jan Kuijper P., former Director, Legal Affairs Division, WTO).

[2000] Francescon, S., The Regulation of GM Foods in the EU: An Overview, in New York University Environmental Law Journal, 8, 3, 530-555 (co-authored with Mackenzie R., former Biodiversity Programme Director, FIELD).

In Italian

[2006] Francescon, S., La cancellazione del debito quale contributo alle politiche di lotta alla povertà, in Output N.3.

[2003] Francescon, S., Quale futuro per “commercio e ambiente” dopo Hong Kong?, in Rivista Giuridica dell’Ambiente, 2, 359-366.

[2003] Francescon, S., Quali agricoltori? Il dibattito in seno al WTO, in Il Ponte, Volume speciale su “Il cibo”, 121-135.

[2002] Francescon, S.; “Biosafety”: Europa e USA su vie diverse, in Etica per le Professioni, Giornale della Fondazione Lanza, 3, 39-47.

Awards and prizes

Teaching assistant in International Law, University of Ferrara.

Alessandra Franzosi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: institutional investors, sustainability

Keywords: asset allocation, demographics, institutional investors, pension funds, sovereign funds, sustainability

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Head of Pension Funds and Asset Owners for Capital Markets of Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange Group. Lecturer of International Capital Markets at Bocconi University

Professional career

At the London Stock Exchange Group Alessandra is responsible for the relationship with the Asset Owners, such as pension funds, insurances, sovereign wealth funds. She promotes Capital Markets and LSEG brand globally and develops strategic intelligence to identify new trends and opportunities.  She is focal point for issues related to Responsible Investment and ESG. She has been working  for the Italian Stock Exchange since 2000, where she coordinated for ten years the Economic Research Team.  From 1995 to 2000 she was economist at Ref.  an independent economic research provider.  She graduated in Economics at the Bocconi University in 1995, she got a Master degree in Econometrics at the University of Southampton in 1998.  Since 2007 she has been teaching International Financial Markets at Bocconi University. 

She is regularly invited as a speaker at national and international conferences,  she is author of numerous publications, she is Judge in various Awards dedicated Institutional Investors.    

Scientific results

Alessandra had the opportunity to lead relevant projects. She contributed to the Italian National Pension Funds Day hosting international pension funds and facilitating sharing of outstanding experiences.  She participated in drafting the "ESG Guide for issuers" by LSEG and she is among the organizers of the Italian Sustainability Day. She supported to the preparatory work for “Consob SMES Table” and for  the introduction of tax reliefs for investment in SMEs.  She coordinates the working group on “Italian Institutional Investors investing in the domestic real economy”.

Her professional activity has always been strictly connected with scientific research in the field of finance and economics, with a focus on determinants of international capital flows, asset allocation of institutional investors, regulation and capital allocation connections. Recently her interest has turned to issues such as comparative analysis of pension funds, PEPP, ESG investment and active ownership, impacts of regulation on insurances capital allocation.  

Alessandra is Mentor at the London Stock Exchange Group  Mentorship Program.

Editorial work and publications

Alessandra Franzosi is author of numerous publications, including:

(2019) “Investire in Italia: attivare le potenzialità del Paese”, Quaderno di approfondimento 2019, Itinerari Previdenziali, January

(2017) “Your Guide to ESG Reporting. Guidance for issuers on the integration of ESG into investor reporting and communication”, edited by LSEG, February

 (2014) “Investitori Istituzionali, mercato azionario italiano e flussi finanziari” in ‘L'evoluzione dell'asset management durante la crisi: lesson learnt' ed. G. Giudici and F. Marchetto, McGraw-Hill, December

 (2006) “Portoflio and psychology of high frequency online traders. Second report on the Italian market”, with Alemanni B., BItNotes n. 16, July

 (2004) “Capital heterogeneity: does it matter? Fundamental Q and investment on a panel of Italian firms”, con Bontempi E., Del Boca A., Galeotti M. and Rota, L., Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 35, n. 4, Winter

Awards and prizes

Alessandra Franzosi participated as a speaker at numerous conferences. Among the most recent:

(2018) “World Pension Summit”, The Hague, April

(2018) “EPFSF lunch debate in the European Parliament  on The Pan-European Personal Product (PEPP) Chapter”, European Parliament, Brussels, March

(2018) “SMART BOARDS for SMART COMPANIES. Si può misurare la buona governance?”, Valore D, Milan, February

(2017) “L’adozione dei criteri ESG: da approccio di nicchia a mainstream”, Mefop, Rome, October

(2017) “Pension Funds Risks & Asset Allocation”, IPE360, London, 23-24 June

(2018, 2017) “Annual Meeting Compagnie di Assicurazione”, Itinerari Previdenziali, Venice, June

 

Liliana Fratini Passi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: financial economy

Keywords: big data, digitization, electronic payments, innovation, institutions

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

General Director of the CBI Consortium

Professional career

After graduating in Business and Economics at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 1995, she continued her education by taking a Master's Degree in Economy and Management of Financial and Insurance intermediaries at the LUISS Business School of Rome.

She began working with ABI in the Finance Sector for the Euro Project (‘96-’98), after which she joined the start-up team at Wind Telecommunications in the Finance Department.

In 2001, she returned to ABI to see to its start-up process for the Interbank Corporate Banking project (ACBI) and took on the role of Manager of the Technical Secretariat. Then, when ACBI turned into Consorzio CBI in 2008, she became its General Secretary. Due to the large number of innovative contributions made, she was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

She also holds various national and international appointments: she is the Chairwoman of the Working Group entitled “Financial Services” of the National Strategic Table on International Trade Facilitation and was appointed with a Decree issued by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development on 11 December 2017; she is a UN delegate at UNECE-UN/CEFACT acting as Domain Coordinator Finance in the PDA (Program Development Area) Supply Chain and for the same body UN/CEFACT, “Liaison UN/CEFACT at ISO TC68 Financial Services”; she is a member of the Board of ISO20022 RMG (Registration Management Group). In 2008, she was also a member of the European Commission and belonged to the Expert Group on E-Invoicing, helping to draw up the first final report on e-Invoicing.

She also belongs to the Scientific Committee EURISPES and is a member of the Board of the Civita Association. 

Liliana Fratini Passi is an expert on all matters related to e-payments, the financial-value chain and Big-Data analytics, but also on matters regarding the gender gap in the financial sector.

Scientific results

Here follows a list of some of the innovation projects carried out under her responsibility over the past few years:

·         2017- ongoing: as regards the PSD2 Directive, the Consorzio CBI has been tasked with – on behalf of the Italian banking industry – all standardisation activities and with setting up a cooperative gateway, called CBI Globe (www.cbiglobe.com), aimed at interconnecting Third Parties and account-servicing payment-service providers (otherwise known as ASPSPs)

·         2017: development of a CBI Big-Data cooperative service aimed at boosting the predictive capabilities of banks, and development of a Mutuitel service together with Notartel

·         2016: upgrading and extension of the CBILL Service interconnected with pagoPA. CBILL (www.cbill.it) allows online payments as well as the consultation of bills and notices to pay

·         2013: launch of “PA Invoice” function

Editorial work and publications

She has authored numerous articles offering insights into these topics which have been published on financial journals and dailies both on an Italian national and international level:

(2018) Fratini Passi L. An open banking ecosystem to survive the revised Payment Services Directive: Connecting international banks and FinTechs with the CBI Globe platform.Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems Volume 12 Number 4

 (2017) Fratini Passi L. The Italian finance industry sustains the digitalisation of the Public Administration-business-citizen relationship: electronic invoicing and CBILL service. Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems, 9, 1

(2017) Fratini Passi L. The CBILL service: e-payments for the digitalisation of the Nation. MK n. 5

As from March 2015: running a feature blog on subjects relating to digitalisation, e-payments and the modernisation process of the Public Administration. For the magazine entitled www.leurispes.it - the online Eurispes journal (Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies)

Contribution to two in-depth articles by Sole 24 Ore on the subject of Electronic Invoicing (11 March 2015 and 28 May 2014)

(2012) Fratini Passi L. Banks and new trends on the issue of the dematerialisation of the order-payment cycle Bancaria Editrice

(2012) Fratini Passi L. La Fattura elettronica in Italia e nel mondo: mercato e principali trend in corso, Bancaria Editrice

Awards and prizes

She was honoured with the “La colomba della Cività” [The Dove of Civilization] Award in December 2013 from the “Alba del Terzo Millennio” [Dawn of the Third Millennium] Association “In recognition of professional activities promoted in recent years in favour of the Italian banking system with special regard for those undertaken for the development of Consorzio CBI in the promotion of services for the dematerialisation of documents at Italian and international institutions contributing, in particular, to the innovation and modernisation of the financial-administrative-accounting processes in the Public Administration, by way of the banking system infrastructure with particular regard given to CBI, designed by the Italian Banking Association and under whose aegis Consorzio CBI expresses its mission”.

Paola Gaeta
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International politics area

Competences: international criminal law, international humanitarian law, International Law

Keywords: aggression, armed conflicts, crimes against humanity, genocide, international crimes, international criminal courts, use of force, war crimes

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of International Law at University of Geneva (Suisse)

Professional career

Paola Gaeta (PhD in Law, European University Institute, 1997) is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).  Before she joined the Institute, she was Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Previously, from 1998 to 2007, Paola Gaeta was consecutively Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of International Law at the University of Florence. 

She was the Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (with Andrew Clapham) from 2010 to 2014, and was the Director of its LLM programmes from 2007 to 2014. She was also Long-Term Visiting Professor (1.09.2014-31.08.2015) and then Adjunct Professor at the Law Department of Bocconi University, Milan (1.09.2015 -31.08.2018).

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute for International Affairs (as from January 2017) and a promoter and founder of the Antonio Cassese Intiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity.

Scientific results

Professor’s Gaeta research interests focus on International criminal law, particularly with regard to topics more closely related to general issues of public international law and/or exposed to cross-fertilization by international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

The most relevant publications in this field include The 1949 Geneva Conventions, A commentary(co-editor with A. Clapham and M. Sassòli) (OUP, 2015); The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict(co-edited with Andrew Clapham) (OUP, 2014), the third and updated edition of Cassese’s International Criminal Law(with Antonio Cassese and others, OUP 2013); The UN Genocide Convention: A Commentary(editor, OUP, 2009); and The Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary(co-editor with A. Cassese and J.R.W.D. Jones, OUP 2001). 

She is currently leading a research project, funded by the Swiss National Foundation for Research, on Lethal Autonomous Weapons and Responsibility for War Crimes.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications in leading international journals and volumes, covering a variety of issues concerning her area of interests and expertise.  She is also the co-author, with Antonio Cassese, of Cassese’s International Criminal Law, 3rd ed, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013 and Le sfide del diritto internazionale (‘Current Challenges of International Law’), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008 [315 pp]. 

The full list of publications is available at the following address: https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/academic-departments/faculty/paola-gaeta.

She is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Criminal Justiceand previously of the European Journal of International Law. She was also editor (with S. Zappalà), of the Oxford Monographs in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law (Oxford University Press) (2012-16).

Awards and prizes

Winner (together with A. Clapham and M. Sassoli) of the 2017 ASIL Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars for the following volume: Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta, and Marco Sassóli (eds), The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Simonetta Gallerini
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences: industrial chemistry, total quality management

Keywords: business model canvas, Kaizen Monozukuri WG, Lean, risk assessment, Six Sigma, Toyota Way

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Quality Assurance in SAGEA Centro di Saggio Srl, International Contract Research Organisation and International Consultant for TQM and Lean Six Sigma projects at COMATCH GmbH Berlin.

Professional career

After the Master Degree in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry sector) at the University of Florence Industrial Organic Chemistry Dep. (1999) and one fellowship at the ConsorzioC.I.R.M.M.P.Consorzio Interuniversitario per la ricerca sulle Metallo-ProteineUniversity of Florence, she has many working expertise in topics related to the study and improvement of company processes and analytical methods: Pharma at the Eli Lilly Italy Medical Area, Environment at the ARPAT Dep. Waste and Soil Remediation, C.T.A. Srl Environmental Consulting.

From 2000 to 2017 Technical Consultant of the Law Court of Florence.

From 2003 to May 2008, she worked at the ALPHA ECOLOGIA Srl to reach the Accreditation ISO17025 by ACCREDIA, company processes and lab activities continuous improvement.

From 2006 she was a Certified Internal Auditor for the Quality Management System (ISO19011), skills certificated by CSQA. 

From May 2008 to February 2016 she worked in Biochemielab Srl: first as Head Lab Manager, to implement the Quality Management System with process approach, to implement the QA/QC EPA Standard Quality System, continuous improvement of the Accreditation ISO17025 by ACCREDIA, digitization lab activities; afterwards as Lead Quality Assurance Manager working to quality-environment-safety integrated system, ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification, Accreditation ISO17025 by ACCREDIA, continuous improvement of company processes.

Since March 2016, she works in SAGEA Centro di Saggio Srl, an International Contract Research Organisation in Agrifood, as Quality Assurance Manager; dealing with GLP and GEP certification as internal auditor; she has implemented the Quality Management System ISO9001, process approach of Japanese model of Total Quality Management and now she’s working to improve the company processes with the help of Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

Since 2016 she is Italian President of Food sector of AICQ (Associazione Italiana Cultura Qualità) for the Quality diffusion in the Agri-food sector and Italian vice-president of AICQ Calibration and Testing Laboratory Committee for the Quality diffusion in the laboratories.

Since 2019 she is Green Belt Six Sigma and she is an International Consultant for TQM and Lean Six Sigma Projects at the COMATCH GmbH located in Berlin.

Scientific results

Since 2000 expertise in company implementation of Japanese model of Total Quality Management(Toyota Way), continuous improvement Kaizen, company processes analyse and Lean Six Sigma Projects, company organization of MonozukuriWG. 

On 2013 she partecipated as speaker at following Conferences:

  • Quality-Day “Fare qualità oggi nel laboratorio analisi delle acque, Accreditamento delle metodiche test in cuvetta per le analisi delle acque” with title “L’esperienza per la misura del COD”, HACHLANGE-ACCREDIA, Florence
  • Plenaria Congiunta “Idrocarburi in matrici ambientali”, IDRO 2012, with title “ISO 16703:2004 e EPA 8015D 2003 due metodi a confronto per la determinazione del parametro C12-C40”, UNICHIM, Milan
  • “Validazione di un metodo interno per un laboratorio privato”, with title “Metodo interno MP015: determinazione di istamina nel pesce fresco e conservato”, ALA/ACCREDIA/ARPA Marche, Pesaro

 

Since 2016 her AICQ activity allowed to participate at many Conferences with Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ACCREDIA, AICQ-SICEV:

  • 2016-2017 Working Group AICQ/ACCREDIA to revise ISO17025 Standard, Padua 
  • 2017, Speaker and Scientific Responsible “I PRINCIPI DI BUONA PRATICA DI LABORATORIO E LA CERTIFICAZIONE DEI CENTRI DI SAGGIO” in collaboration with Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Bologna
  • 2017, Conference AICQ-ACCREDIA “LA NUOVA NORMA ISO 17025:2017 PER I LABORATORI DI PROVA E DI TARATURA”, Padua
  • 2017 Speaker and Responsible for the Seminar “FSSC22000 v.4.1: REQUISITI E COME SODDISFARLI”, AICQ-CN Milan
  • 2018 creation and validation of the Training Course AICQ-SICEV for Auditor/Lead Auditor Quality Management System (40 hours) AgriFood sector – Bio products, ISO9001, D.Lgs. n.20 23/02/2018
  • 2018, Working Group for the Training Course AICQ-SICEV “Le innovazioni della nuova ISO 19011:2018” (16 hours)
  • Since 2018 she is Member UNI/CT 003 "Agrifood commission” with the right to vote, member UNI/CT003/GL21 "Biostimulants" with the right to vote, member UNI/CT406 “Fertilizers” with the right to vote, member UNI/CT003/GL23 “Food Authenticity” with the right to vote.

Since 2019 she is one of theResponsible of the Training European Project ENVIRECA-ERASMUS+ with partnership of European Commission, AICQ, DU, FLA, HRC, CSM and EXELIA “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training” in the HORECA sector.

Maria Cristina Gambi
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: marine biology

Keywords: biodiversity, ecology, environmental factors, evolutionary biology, oceans, polychaetes, sea

Region: Campania


Position/Role

Senior investigator at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli.

Professional career

M.C. Gambi got her Master's degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Siena in 1977 with the maximum score. From 1980 to 1982 she was a member of the Cooperative of Marine Biology, Hydrobiology and Aquaculture, "Coipa" (Rome). In 1983 she started her research activity as a scientist staff member of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, at the Benthic Ecology Laboratory, located in Villa Dohrn, Ischia. In 1986 he held a year post-doc Fullbright fellowship at the School of Oceanography of the University of Washington (WA, USA) and at the Friday Harbor Laboratories. Since 1992 she is senior researcher (equivalent to Associate Professor) of the Stazione Zoologica. She leaded the Antarctic benthic ecology programme of the Stazione Zoologica from 1990 to 2006, and she and her collaborators participated in twelve Antarctic expeditions and two sub-Antarctic cruises with Italian, German and Spanish organizations and research ships. From 2015 to 2018 she coordinated the Villa Dohrn-Benthic Ecology Center at Ischia. In 2014 she obtained the national scientific habilitation for Ecology (full professor) and Zoology (associate professor).

Scientific results

The research of Maria Cristina Gambi aims to study the diversity and evolutionary biology and ecology of marine benthic invertebrates with special focus on polychaetes (one of the most abundant and diverse groups of benthic assemblages) and their role as bioindicators and in the functioning of coastal benthic habitats. As part of her main results, Maria Cristina Gambi described 16 species of polychaetes new to science and a new and peculiar group of detritivores (debris consumers) in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica system of the Mediterranean and the Thalassia testudinum system in the Caribbean. She identified key species of polychaetes and other invertebrates resistant to various stress factors related to climate change, in particular to ocean acidification, that can be used as models to study acclimatization and adaptation to local conditions of this stressor and other forcing environmental factors. Actually, experimental research on climate change effects on polychaetes and zoobenthic communities are carried out both in the laboratory and in situ, utilizing submerged systems characterized by of emissions of CO2 of volcanic origin from the bottom (gas vents) which cause a natural acidification of the marine water and represent natural laboratories to study future scenario of climate change and ocean acidification. The studies conducted in these systems by M.C. Gambi pionereed the world international research on the effects of ocean acidification in the benthic biota.  

 

Editorial work and publications

From2005 to 2013 Editor, and from 2014 to present Associate Editor of the International Journal Marine Ecology (Wiley-Blackwell). 

She is author of over 270 scientific publications, including some books, and has edited various special issues of Marine Ecology (Wiley-Blackwell); the most recent and relevant publications are listed below: 

(2018) Teixido N, Gambi MC, Parravicini V, Kroeker K, Micheli F, Villeger S, Ballesteros E. Functional biodiversity loss along natural CO2 gradients. Nature Communications, 9(1). DOI.10.1038/s41467-018-07592-1.

(2018) Foo SA, ByrneM, RicevutoE, Gambi MC. The carbon dioxide vents of Ischia, Italy, a natural laboratory to assess impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems: an overview of research and comparisons with other vent systems. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 56, 237-310

(2017) Vizzini S, Martínez-Crego B, Andolina C, Massa-Gallucci A, Connell SD, Gambi MC. Ocean acidification as a driver of community simplification via the collapse of higher-order and rise of lower-order consumers. Scientific Report 7, 4018.DOI: http://10.0.4.14/s41598-017-03802-w

(2013) Kroeker K, Micheli F, Gambi MC. Ocean acidification causes ecosystem shifts via altered competitive interactions. Nature Climate Change, 3, 156-159. 
(2013) Kroeker KJ, Gambi MC, Micheli F. Altered recovery dynamics result in homogenous assemblages in an acidified ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS), 110 (31): 12721-12726. 
(2011) Kroeker KJ, Micheli F, Gambi MC, Martz TR. Divergent ecosystem responses within a benthic marine community to ocean acidification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), 108 (35), 14515-14520. 

Awards and prizes

She is member of the Italian Society of Marine Biology (S.I.B.M.) since 1977, where she participated in the Steering Committee of the Society from 2009 to 2012 and was for various times coordinator of the Benthos Committee. She also member of the Italian Zoological Association (U.Z.I.), and the Italian Association of Oceanology and Limnology (A.I.O.L.). She has been also a member of the GOSSOE group (Group of Specialists of Southern Ocean Ecology) of the S.C.A.R.-S.C.O.R.

From 1992 to 2001 she was the national representative of the Steering Committee of the International Polychaete Association (I.P.A.) (1992-2001) and from 2001 to 2004 she has been its President.

Sara Gandini
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: biostatistics, epidemiology

Keywords: colon cancer, melanoma, meta analysis, vitamin d

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the IEO (European Institute of Oncology) in Milan

Professional career

She graduated in Statistics at the University of Bologna in 1993, continuing her education through a specialization in Biometrics in 1995 at the University of Reading (UK). In 1996 she joined the IEO of Milan, when the Institute had just 2 years of activity behind it; there she constantly carried out research activities. In 2004 she obtained a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Birmingham (Public Health). Since 2009 she has been Deputy Director of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division of the IEO in Milan and in 2014 she became a Statistic consultant for the Multimedica Ethics Committee in Milan.

 

Scientific results

Sara Gandini, within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the IEO, provides constant advice in a wide range of sectors, including statistical analysis of experiments and clinical studies, protocol development, interpretation and discussion of results. She collaborates with researchers around the world and has conducted extensive research on cancer epidemiology, including systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis, with the aim of better understanding the aetiology of cancer. In recent years her main interest has focused on the study of melanoma and the related risk factors that led to changing the classification of the International Agency for Cancer Research in Lyon, defining exposure to the full spectrum of ultraviolet as carcinogenic. Sara Gandini has thus come to analyze the role of vitamin D within the complex system of the human body, discovering a consistent association between low presence of vitamin D and propensity to the development of colon cancer. One of the most important results is certainly the meta-analysis study which demonstrates the lowering of the mortality rate due to each cause thanks to vitamin D. She is the scientific Principal Investigator of two randomized studies that she designed and promoted to evaluate the effect of vitamin D on the prognosis of patients with melanoma and colon cancer. In general, she believes in independent research and in her career she has dealt not only with primary prevention and the study of biomarkers, including Drug repositioning, with the re-use in oncology of the active ingredient of commercial drugs (Vitamin D, Metformin, Beta-blockers ...), on which there are no economic interests and investments by pharmaceutical companies.

Editorial work and publications

Sara Gandini is the author of numerous articles in national and international journals, including:

 

(2016) Le CP, Nowell CJ, Kim-Fuchs C, Botteri E, Hiller JG, Ismail H, Pimentel MA, Chai MG, Karnezis T, Rotmensz N, Renne G, Gandini S, et al. Chronic stress in mice remodels lymph vasculature to promote tumour cell dissemination. Nature Communications, 7:10634.

(2014) Gandini S, Puntoni M, Heckman-Stoddard BM, Dunn BK, Ford L, DeCensi A, Szabo E. Metformin and cancer risk and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis taking into account biases and confounders. Cancer Prevention Research (Philadelphia), 7(9):867-85.

(2012) Boniol M, Autier P, Boyle P, Gandini S. Cutaneous melanoma attributable to sunbed use: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal, 345:e4757.

(2012) Zittermann A, Iodice S, Pilz S, Grant WB, Bagnardi V, Gandini S. Vitamin D deficiency and mortality risk in the general population: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95(1):91-100.

(2011) Gandini S, Boniol M, Haukka J, et al. Meta-analysis of observational studies of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and colorectal, breast and prostate cancer and colorectal adenoma. International Journal of Cancer, 128(6):1414-24.

(2010) DeCensi A, Puntoni M, Goodwin P, Cazzaniga M, Gennari A, Bonanni B, Gandini S. Metformin and Cancer Risk in Diabetic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Cancer Prevention Research (Philadelphia), 3(11):1451-61.

(2007) Autier P, Gandini S. Vitamin D suppl. and total mortality - A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 167(16):1730-7.

(2005) Gandini S, et al. Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: II. Sun exposure. European Journal of Cancer, 41(1):45-60.

(2005) Gandini S, et al. Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: I. Common and atypical naevi. European Journal of Cancer, 41(1):28-44.

(2005) Gandini S, et al. Meta-analysis of risk factors for cutaneous melanoma: III. Family history, actinic damage and phenotypic factors. European Journal of Cancer, 41(14):2040-59.

 

Awards and prizes

In 2008 she won the Bruno Martinetto award for research on cancer prevention. In 2014 she was unanimously elected President of the independent scientific society EuroSkin that deals with primary prevention.

Cecilia Garlanda
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: immunology

Keywords: cancer cure, immunology, immunopathology, infections, inflammation, preclinical studies

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Head of the Experimental Immunopathology Laboratory of the Humanitas Clinical Institute in Milan

 

Professional career

After graduating in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan in 1990, she specialized in immunopathology working in Italian and foreign laboratories, such as the Immunology Laboratory of the "Mario Negri" Institute of Pharmacological Research from 1990 to 2005, and the Department of Molecular Biology of the Grenoble Nuclear Studies Center for the two-year period 1994-1995. She is currently in charge of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunopathology at the Humanitas Clinical Institute. Her interests concern the cells of the immune system and the characterization of their biological activity, innate immunity to pathogens and regulation of inflammatory processes.

 

Scientific results

The research group in charge of Cecilia Garlanda is focused on the study of the PTX3 molecule, the innate immunity molecule involved in resistance to fungal, bacterial and viral infections, and in the regulation of inflammation. Recently the group pointed out that PTX3 creates an environment hostile to tumor growth, regulating the inflammation that is generated in the tumor microenvironment. Cecilia Garlanda also engages in pre-clinical studies and in studies aimed at the possibility of transferring the information obtained to clinical activity.

 

Editorial work and publications

Author of over 165 scientific publications, including:

 

(2015) Doni A, Musso T, Morone D, Bastone A, Zambelli V, Sironi M, Castagnoli C, Cambieri I, Stravalaci M, Pasqualini F, Laface I, Valentino S, Tartari S, Ponzetta A, Maina V, Barbieri SS, Tremoli E, Catapano AL, Norata GD, Bottazzi B, Garlanda C, Mantovani A. An acidic microenvironment sets the humoral pattern recognition molecule PTX3 in a tissue repair mode. J Exp Med, 1;212(6):905-25.

(2015) Bonavita E, Gentile S, Rubino M, Maina V, Papait R, Kunderfranco P, Greco C, Feruglio F, Molgora M, Laface I, Tartari S, Doni A, Pasqualini F, Barbati E, Basso G, Galdiero MR, Nebuloni M, Roncalli M, Colombo P, Laghi L, Lambris JD, Jaillon S, Garlanda C, Mantovani A. PTX3 is an extrinsic oncosuppressor regulating complement-dependent inflammation in cancer. Cell, 12;160(4):700-14.

(2014) Jaillon S, Moalli F,  Ragnarsdottir B, Bonavita E, Riva F,  Barbati E, Nebuloni M, Cvetko Krajinovic L, Markotic A, Valentino S,  Doni A, Tartari S, Graziani G, Montanelli A, Delneste Y, Svanborg C, Garlanda C,  Mantovani A. The humoral pattern recognition molecule PTX3 is a key component of innate immunity against urinary tract infection. Immunity, 17;40(4):621-32.

(2013) Garlanda C, Dinarello CA, Mantovani A, The interleukin-1 family: back to the future. Immunity, 12;39(6):1003-18.

(2010) Moalli F, Doni A, Deban L, Zelante T, Zagarella S, Bottazzi B, Romani L, Mantovani A, and Garlanda C. Role of complement and Fcg receptors in the protective activity of the long pentraxin PTX3 against Aspergillus fumigatus. Blood, 9;116(24):5170-80.

(2007) Garlanda C, Riva F, Veliz T, Polentarutti N, Pasqualini F, Radaelli E, Sironi M, Nebuloni M, Zorini EO, Scanziani E, Mantovani A. Increased susceptibility to colitis-associated cancer of mice lacking TIR8, an inhibitory member of the interleukin-1 receptor family. Cancer Research, 1;67(13):6017-21.

(2005) Garlanda C, Bottazzi B, Bastone A, Mantovani A. Pentraxins at the crossroads between innate immunity, inflammation, matrix deposition, and female fertility. Annual Review of Immunology, 23: 337-366.

(2004) Garlanda C, Riva F, Polentarutti N, Buracchi C, Sironi M, De Bortoli M, Muzio M, Bergottini R, Scanziani E, Vecchi A, Hirsch A, Mantovani A. Intestinal inflammation in mice deficient in Tir8, an inhibitory member of the IL-1 receptor family. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America, 101: 3522-3526.

(2002) Garlanda C, Hirsch E, Bozza S, Salustri A, De Acetis M, Nota R, Maccagno A, Riva F, Bottazzi B, Peri G, Doni A, Vago L, Botto M, De Santis R, Carminati P, Siracusa G, Altruda F, Vecchi A, Romani L, Mantovani A. Non-redundant role of the long pentraxin PTX3 in anti-fungal innate immune response. Nature, 420: 182-186.

(2000) Hirsch E, Katanaev V L, Garlanda C, Azzolino O, Pirola L, Silengo L, Sozzani S, Mantovani A, Altruda F, Wymann MP. Central role for G protein-coupled phosphoinositide 3-kinase gamma in inflammation. Science, 287: 1049-1053.

 

Amalia Gastaldelli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: biomedical engineering, physiopathology, translational medicine

Keywords: diabetes, liver, metabolic diseases, metabolism, obesity, pollutant endocrine disruptors, preventive medicine

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

She is director of the Cardiometabolic Risk Laboratory and Coordinator of human metabolic research at the Clinical Physiology Institute of the CNR of Pisa, she is also Adjunct associate professor at the Division of Diabetes, University of Texas Health at San Antonio, USA.

Professional career

After graduating in 1990 in Electronic Engineering with a specialization in Bioengineering at the University of Padua, she continued her education with a PhD in Bioengineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan and a PhD in Preventive Medicine and Community Health, specialized in Human Physiology , at the University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, where she was a fellow from 1991 to 1995. In that period her research focused on the physiological mechanisms that regulate the metabolism of sugars, lipids and proteins using innovative techniques based on the infusion of tracers marked with stable isotopes measured in mass spectrometry, and on their kinetics’ analysis by mathematical models. In 1995 she returned to Italy to found the Stable Isotope Laboratory at the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the CNR, in the Unit of Metabolism and Nutrition of Pisa. From 2008 to 2009 she was Director of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory of the G. Monasterio Foundation of Pisa and then in 2009 she returned as a researcher to the CNR Clinical Physiology Institute of Pisa to the CNR, where she founded the Cardiometabolic Risk Laboratory and coordinated research metabolic in humans. In addition to research, she has also been involved in the academic career since 2011: she was first Assistant, then Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Diabetes Division, in San Antonio; from 2006 to 2011 she was a contract professor at the Faculty of Engineering (a degree course in Biomedical Engineering) of the University of Pisa.
Since 2010 she has been a member of the board of directors of the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and she has been directing its European Chapter. In 2012 she founded the study group on non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (NAFLD) of the European Society for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and since then she has been leading it.

 

Scientific results

Amalia Gastaldelli is a PhD specialized in human physiology, an expert in the study of human metabolism, cardio-metabolic risk and glucose and lipid metabolism pathologies, such as insulin resistance, non-insulin-dependent diabetes and non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis. Her multidisciplinary training allowed her to carry out translational research to study human metabolism. Using tracers marked with stable isotopes and mathematical models she showed that the liver is central to proper metabolic functioning. She was among the first to show how fasting hyperglycemia in diabetic patients is mainly due to excessive hepatic glucose production by gluconeogenesis and how patients with fatty liver (NAFLD) have an altered metabolism not only in the liver, but also in the muscle and adipose tissue. She holds several European grants that study the physiopathological mechanisms of NAFLD. At the same time she was a co-investigator in many clinical trials that studied the mechanism of action of antidiabetic drugs such as: PPAR + receptor agonists (TZD), able to increase insulin sensitivity in various organs and to decrease liver fat; the agonists of the GLP-1 hormone produced by the intestine which act as incretins stimulating the production of insulin; and DPP4 enzyme inhibitors responsible for its degradation. A new line of research investigates the impact of pollutants that act as endocrine disruptors on the health of adults and children.

Editorial work and publications

Amalia Gastaldelli is an Associate Editor and a member of the Commitee for the publication of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, she is on the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Hepatology and World Journal of Diabetes, and is a reviewer for over twenty international peer review journals. She is the author of over 200 scientific articles and book chapters including:

 

(2016) Gastaldelli A, Gaggini M, Daniele G, Ciociaro D, Cersosimo E, Tripathy D, Triplitt C, Fox P, Musi N, DeFronzo R, Iozzo P. Exenatide improves both hepatic and adipose tissue insulin resistance: A dynamic positron emission tomography study. Hepatology, 64(6), 2028-2037.

 

(2016) EASL, Marchesini G, Day CP, Dufour JF, Canbay A, Nobili V, Ratziu V, Tilg H, EASD, Roden M, Gastaldelli A, Yki-Järvinen H, Schick F, EASO, Vettor R, Frühbeck G, Mathus-Vliegen L. EASL-EASD-EASO Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Hepatology, 64(6), 1388-1402.

 

(2014) Salehi M, Gastaldelli A, D'Alessio DA. Blockade of glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor corrects postprandial hypoglycemia after gastric bypass. Gastroenterology, 146(3), 669-680 e662.

 

(2013) DeFronzo RA, Tripathy D, Schwenke DC, Banerji M, Bray GA, Buchanan TA, Clement SC, Henry RR, Kitabchi AE, Mudaliar S, Ratner RE, Stentz FB, Musi N, Reaven PD, Gastaldelli A, Study AN. Prediction of diabetes based on baseline metabolic characteristics in individuals at high risk. Diabetes Care 36(11):3607-3612.

(2012) Bradley D, Conte C, Mittendorfer B, Eagon JC, Varela JE, Fabbrini E, Gastaldelli A, Chambers KT, Su X, Okunade A, Patterson BW, Klein S. Gastric bypass and banding equally improve insulin sensitivity and beta cell function. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 122(12), 4667-4674.

 

(2009) Gastaldelli A, Kozakova M, Hojlund K, Flyvbjerg A, Favuzzi A, Mitrakou A, Balkau B, Risc Investigators. Fatty liver is associated with insulin resistance, risk of coronary heart disease, and early atherosclerosis in a large European population. Hepatology, 49(5), 1537-1544.

 

(2007) Gastaldelli A, Cusi K, Pettiti M, Hardies J, Miyazaki Y, Berria R, Buzzigoli E, Sironi AM, Cersosimo E, Ferrannini E, DeFronzo RA. Relationship between hepatic/visceral fat and hepatic insulin resistance in nondiabetic and type 2 diabetic subjects. Gastroenterology, 133(2), 496-506.

 

(2006) Belfort R, Harrison SA, Brown K, Darland C, Finch J, Hardies J, Balas B, Gastaldelli A, Tio F, Pulcini J, Berria R, Ma JZ, Dwivedi S, Havranek R, Fincke C, DeFronzo R, Bannayan GA, Schenker S, Cusi K. A placebo-controlled trial of pioglitazone in subjects with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. The New England Journal of Medicine, 355(22), 2297-2307.

 

(2004) Gastaldelli A, Ferrannini E, Miyazaki Y, Matsuda M, DeFronzo RA, San Antonio Metabolism study. Beta-cell dysfunction and glucose intolerance: results from the San Antonio metabolism (SAM) study. Diabetologia, 47(1), 31-39.  

(2000) Gastaldelli A, Baldi S, Pettiti M, Toschi E, Camastra S, Natali A, Landau BR, Ferrannini E. Influence of obesity and type 2 diabetes on gluconeogenesis and glucose output in humans: a quantitative study. Diabetes, 49(8), 1367-1373.

 

Awards and prizes

During her university career, Amalia Gastaldelli received numerous awards, including over 80 readings by invitation in national and international congresses. In 1998, she was awarded the Glaxo Wellcome / EASD Burden of Diabetes prize for the study of gluconeogenesis and in 2016 she joined the Top Italian Scientist for Biomedical Sciences. She participated in many scientific commissions for the organization of national and international congresses and for the selection of international research projects (grant), and is a member of several international scientific societies.
She is also the scientific director of the European Chapter of the American College of Nutrition (ACN), a professional organization created to promote scientific research in the field of nutritional sciences; she is president of the European study group for non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis NAFLD-EASD and member of the Steering Committee of the EGIR group (European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance).

 

Simonetta Gentile
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: experimental physics

Keywords: atlas project, CERN, higgs boson, neutrinos, nucleons, particle physics

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the La SapienzaUniversity of Rome

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Physics at the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1974, she received a training grant at the same University from 1975 to 1981. In 1978 she graduated from the School of Specialization in Physics (Nuclear Physics)(corresponding to a nowadays PhD). From 1980 to 1982 she was a two-year research  fellow at the Division of Experimental Physics of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). In 1981 she worked as researcher at the La SapienzaUniversity of Rome until 1988 when she became an associate professor at the University of Calabria. In 1992  and 1993 and in1999 and 2000 she returned to CERN as Visiting Scientist. In 1992 she moved as associate professor at University La Sapienza. Since 2011 she is  Full Professor of Experimental Physics at La Sapienza in Rome.

Scientific results

The research sector, in which Simonetta Gentile is dedicated, concerns the Experimental Physics of Elementary Particles. Her lines of investigation follow the Standard Model (the theory that describes three of the four known fundamental forces: the strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions, and all the elementary particles connected to them) or the Neutrino Physics, the structure functions of the nucleons, the properties of the intermediate bosons Z and W and the search for the Higgs bosons. It is currently part of the ATLAS project (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS), one of six particle detectors built for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the particle accelerator at CERN, in Switzerland. Simonetta Gentile is also involved in research and development for particle detectors for future accelerators. During her career, she participates in experiments aimed at identifying triggers and detectors of mu-mesons (muons, sort of heavy electrons). She collaborated with the Fermi Laboratory of Batavia (Chicago) in the search for particles with charm and with NASA working  at AMS, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a detector used in particle physics installed since 19 May 2011 on the International Space Station. It is designed for the research of new types of particles (antimatter, dark matter, strange matter) through the high-precision measurement of the composition of cosmic rays. Its measures will help scientists understand the laws behind the formation of the universe.

Editorial work and publications

Publishing activities and publications she is the author of numerous international publications, including:

 

(2018) Gentile S. , ATLAS [ATLAS Collaboration, Authors: 2856], Observation of Higgs boson production in association with a top quark pair at the LHC with the ATLAS detector, Phys. Lett. B 784 (2018) 173.

(2018) Gentile S. , ATLAS [ATLAS Collaboration, Authors: 2856],  Evidence for the associated production of the Higgs boson and a top quark pair with the ATLAS detector,Phys.Rev. D97 (2018) no.7, 072003.

(2017) Gentile S. , ATLAS Search for the dimuon decay of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detectorPhys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) 051802

(2016) Gentile S.,ATLAS & CMS Collaboration, Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHCppcollision data ats=7 and 8 TeV, JHEP 08 (2016) 045

(2015) Gentile S.,ATLAS Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair in multilepton final states with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B 749 (2015) 519-541

(2013) Corcella G, Gentile S. Heavy Neutral Gauge Bosons at LHC in an Extended MSSM.Nuclear Physics B, 866:293-366.
(2012) Gentile S. Z 'production at LHC in an extended MSSM.Proceedings of Science, 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics, Melbourne, Australia.
(2012) Gentile S. Phenomenology of new heavy neutral gauge bosons in an extended MSSM. Nuovo Cimento C, 035:349-360.
(2012) Aad et al. [ATLAS Collaboration, Authors: 2932]. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC"G. Physics Letters B 716, 1.
(2010) Gentile S. Systematics in charged Higgs search in ATLAS. Proceedings of Science, Third International Workshop on Prospects for charged Higgs Discovery at colliders-CHARGED2010, Uppsala, Sweden.
(2009) Gentile S. ATLAS search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying into SUSY cascades. ATLAS Collaboration, ATL-PHYS-PUB-2009-079.
(2009) Gentile S. The ATLAS discovery potential for MSSM neutral Higgs bosons decaying into muon, tau. supersymmetric particle pairs. Balkan Physics Letters 16:109-113. Proceedings International Conference on Particle Physics in Memoriam Ergin Arik and Her collegues, Istanbul,Turkey.
(2008) Gentile S. ATLAS MSSM Higgs search in SUSY cascade. Proceedings of Science, Prospects for Charged Higgs Discovery at Collider, Uppsala, Sweden.
(2008) Fidecaro M, Gentile S. Il tassello mancante - la particella di Higgs. Giornale di Fisica, 49(2).
(2008) Gentile S. Detect MSSM neutral Higgs bosons at LHC. Proceedings Les Rencontres de physique de La Valle d'Aoste, La Thuile, 497-518.
(2007) Gentile S, Bilokon H, Chiarella V, Nicoletti G. The ATLAS discovery potential for MSSM neutral Higgs bosons decaying to a mu+mu- pair in the mass range up to 130 GeV. The European Physical Journal C, 229-245.

 

Anna Gervasoni
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: corporate finance, entrepreneurship, venture capital

Keywords: private banking, private equity, startup, venture capital

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Business Economics and Management at LIUC Cattaneo University. General Manager of AIFI, Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at Bocconi University in Milan, she has been a Board Member for more than a decade in the company Idea SpA (Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering), a medium-sized family business specialized in the design for the automotive industry. She has served as statutory auditor and board member in listed and non-listed companies including: Saipem SpA, Same Deutz-Fahr SpA, Mittel SpA. She has actively collaborated with Confindustria as a member of the “Innovation” Committee and the “Infrastructures, Logistics and Mobility” Technical Committee. She has actively worked with the Milan Chamber of Commerce on issues related to the financing and development of small and medium-sized enterprises and with reference to the Observatory on Transport, Environment and Infrastructures. From 1985 to 2001, she collaborated with Bocconi University, where since 1989 she has been Adjunct Professor of Business Economics and Management, specialized in the issue of finance for small and medium-sized businesses. She has actively cooperated with the “Institute of Studies and Research A. Lorenzetti” in the same University. First Researcher at the Faculty of Economics of LIUC Cattaneo University, then Associate Professor of Business Economics and Management (SECS-P / 08), from January 2011 she won the competition for a place as Full Professor of Business Economics and Management (SECS- P / 08). She holds many business finance courses. As regards the post-graduate training proposal, she is Director of Master Degree in Merchant Banking and Private Capital. She is Director of Center for Development and Innovation of LIUC Business School. She chairs the Scientific Committee of the Private Equity Monitor - PEM Observatory and the Venture Capital Monitor - VEM Observatory, active in the same University.

 

Scientific results

Her research activity mainly concerns the field of corporate finance, with particular reference to alternative financing instruments for companies, such as private equity, venture capital and private debt. In particular, even through some active observatories at the LIUC Cattaneo University, she is involved in analyzing the Italian private capital market and its main characteristics. Within this sphere, great attention is devolved to the start-up chain and to the related financing tools. Another field of research is focused on private banking, with a constant monitoring of the whole industry and of some of its peculiar characteristics, as well as with the analysis of some relevant and meaningful issues.

Editorial work and publications

Anna Gervasoni is the author of over 50 publications, including:

·         Manuale internazionale: Private equity and venture capital, edited by Anna Gervasoni, London, Risk Books, June 2014.

·         Dieci lezioni di finanza d’impresa. Business e impresa, by Anna Gervasoni, Milano. Guerini Next, ottobre 2014.

·         Come finanziare l’impresa. Oltre la banca: minibond, private equity, venture capital, crowfunding e altri strumenti, byAnna Gervasoni, Milano, Guerini Next, dicembre 2014.

·         Private equity e venture capital. Manuale di investimento nel capitale di rischio, by Anna Gervasoni and Fabio L. Sattin, Milano, Guerini Next, marzo 2015).

Awards and prizes

In June 2002 she was given the Honorary title of “Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana” by the president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

Mariassunta Giannetti
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: corporate finance, financial market, international finance

Keywords: finance, growth law, institutions

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics
Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research, London, UK, Financial Economics Program

Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels, Belgium

Professional career

Mariassunta Giannetti is an internationally renowned researcher, winner of numerous awards, currently professor of finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. Giannetti holds or has held a vast number of positions in the editorial boards of international newspapers and other academic organizations. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California Los Angeles and she has a degree in Economic and Social Disciplines and a Masters degree from Bocconi University. She is the author of over 30 scientific articles in corporate finance published in prestigious international newspapers.

 

Scientific results

Mariassunata deals with the financing of companies for the stability of financial systems.

Editorial work and publications

(2018) Giannetti M, Kahraman B. Open-end Organizational Structures and Limits to Arbitrage.Review of Financial Studies, 31-2, 773-810; Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality Best Paper Award, Runner Up.

(2017) Giannetti M, Favara G. Forced Asset Sales and the Concentration of Outstanding Debt: Evidence from the Mortgage Market. Journal of Finance, 72,3:1081-1118-

(2017) Giannetti M, Liberti J, Sturgess J. Information Sharing and Rating Manipulation. Review of Financial Studies, 30,9:3269–3304. 

(2016) Giannetti M, Wang T. Corporate Scandals and Household Stock Market Participation. Journal of Finance, 71, 6:2591-2636.

(2015) Giannetti M, Liao G, Yu X. The Brain Gain of Corporate Boards: Evidence from China. Journal of Finance, 70,4:1629-1682, 2015; Winner of the Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award, 2016

(2013) Cella C, Ellul A, Giannetti M. Investors' Horizons and the Amplification of Market Shocks. Review of Financial Studies, 26,7:1607-1648 (Lead Article).

(2013) Giannetti M, Simonov A. On the real effects of bank bailouts: Micro-Evidence from Japan. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 5,1:135-167.

(2012) Giannetti M, Laeven L. The Flight Home Effect: Evidence from the Syndicated Loan Market During Banking Crises. Journal of Financial Economics, 104,1:23-43.

(2012) Giannetti M, Laeven L. Flight Home, Flight Abroad, and International Credit Cycles. American Economic Review, 102, 3:219-224.

(2012) Giannetti M, YafehY.Do Cultural Differences Between Contracting Parties Matter?  Evidence from Syndicated Bank Loans. Management Science, 58,2:365-383.

(2011) Burkart M, Ellingsen T, Giannetti M. What you sell is what you lend? Explaining trade credit contracts. Review of Financial Studies, 24,4: 1261-1298.

(2009) Giannetti M, Laeven L. Pension reform, ownership structure and corporate governance: Evidence from a natural experiment. Review of Financial Studies, 22,10:4091-4127.

(2006) Giannetti M, Simonov A. Which investors fear expropriation? Evidence from investors’ portfolio choices. Journal of Finance, 61,3: 1507-1547.

Awards and prizes

Standard Life Investments Finance Prize ECGI Finance Series, 2017

Bank of England and EBRD: 6th MoFiR Workshop on Banking, keynote speaker, 2017

Rising Star in Finance (NYU-Fordham-Imperial College), 2016

Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award, China’s highest award for economists, Beijing, 2016

European Central Bank Duisenberg Fellow, 2016-2017

European Financial Management Conference, “Merton H. Miller” keynote lecture, 2015

Best Paper Award, Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2014

18th International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance, Crete, Greece, keynote speaker, 2014

Swedish Economic Association Conference, Umea, keynote speaker, 2014

Assar Lindbeck Medal, awarded biennially to an outstanding young economist in Sweden, 2013

 

Valeria Giannotta
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International politics area

Competences: international relations, UE-Turkey relations

Keywords: middle East, Turkey

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of International Relations at the University of the Turkish Aereonautical Association in Ankara

Professional career

She studied in Milan at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, where she graduated in Political Science and International Relations with the highest grades (110/110) and where she received a summa cum laude degree in International Relations and European Integration. At the Catholic University of Milan she also got a PhD in Institutions and Policies with a thesis on "AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) and its Conservative Democracy program". She has been active in Turkey since March 2009 as a researcher and lecturer. In addition to her current position, she worked at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Sabahattin Zaim University in Istanbul and as a visiting scholar at Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara, chairing the course on the democratization process in Muslim countries, and at Gazikent University in Gaziantep. Previously she was a visiting researcher at the Department of International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, and in Ankara she collaborated with the Center for European Studies at the University of Ankara (ATAUM) and at the Center for European Studies of the Middle East Technical University (CES). As a Turkey expert, she collaborates with Think Tanks and participates in high-level strategic meetings. She is the author of numerous analyzes and articles that she has presented internationally as well. Among other things, she is the scientific coordinator of EİEAD (European Institute of Eurasian Dialogue), amember of the editorial committee of Mondo Operaio, a journal of politics and society and member of the scientific committee of ReaCT (National Observatory on Radicalism and for the Contrast to Terrorism).  From 2018 she has been regularly collaborated on issues of international importance as op-ed for the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah and as an analyst for the digital platform The New Turkey. For her analytical objectivity and her commitment to supporting Italian diplomacy in Turkey, in 2017 she was awarded by the title Cavaliere della Stella di Italia by the Presidency of the Italian Republic.

Scientific results

Since 2009 she has been focusing on Turkey and Turkish politics. She studied from within the AKP phenomenon and the normalization and transformation processes of Turkish politics, culminating in the executive presidentialism in June 2018. Specifically, her research interests concern the Turkish democratic transition within contemporary Turkish politics, the Turkey-EU relations, Turkish foreign policy and relations between religion and politics. She regularly lectures and gives seminars on international relations and Turkey at universities and Thin Tanks. She takes part in panels and conferences and she is called to give her contribution to radio and television programs, newspapers and journals

 

Editorial work and publications

[2018] Giannotta V., Trump, il Mediorente e la Turchia, inQuarenghi A. (ed.),Trump e l'ordine internazionale. Continuità e discontinuità nella politica estera statunitense del XXI secolo, Egea, 2018. ISBN9788823845589.

 

[2018] Giannotta V., Erdoğan e il suo Partito. AKP tra riformismo e conservatorismo, Castelvecchi, 2018. 

ISBN:978-8832824193

[2016] Giannotta V., Narratives of the Past and Cultural Heritage in Turkish Party Politics: from Republican Political Myth to Conservative Counter- revolution, in Raudvere, C. (ed.), Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past: History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World,Routledge, London, 2016. 

ISBN: 9783319390017.

 

[2015] Giannotta V., Il partito della Nazione,in Mondoperaio, ottobre 2015.

 

[2014] Giannotta V., La Turchia e l’Azerbaijan(Turkey and Azerbaijan), in Locatelli, A. e Carati, A. Le Relazioni İnternazionali Dell’Azerbaijan,Sandro Teti ed., Roma. 

ISBN: 97-88-888249-33-9.

 

[2013] Giannotta V., La Turchia dopo la primavera Araba (Turkey after the Arab Spring), in Locatelli A., e Parsi, V. E. (ed.),L’onda lunga delle Primavere arabe,Vita e Pensiero, Milano. ISBN: 8834323165.

ISBN-13: 9788834323168.

 

[2013] Giannotta V., European Paradox, Cypriot anathema, in Rivista della Cooperazione Giuridica Internazionale (İnternational Cooperation Law Review), XXV, 43.

 

[2013] Giannotta V., AKP as Social and Political Center, in ISZU, journal of Social Sciences, spring issue, 2013.

Awards and prizes

"Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia", awarded by the Presidency of the Republic of Italy for the objectivity of analysis and activity in support of Italian diplomacy and efforts in building cultural bridge between Italy and Turkey.

The book Erdoğan e il suo partito. AKP tra Riformismo e conservatorismo got awarded with the Italian special Prize Cerruglio 2019 on contemporary essays. 

Raffaella Giavazzi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: oncological biology, pharmacology, translational research

Keywords: angiogenesis, anticancer drugs, cancer, ovarian cancer, tumor metastases

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Research Coordinator, Mario Negri Institute, Milan

Professional career

She obtained a Biological Sciences degree at the University of Milan, Italy, and then the qualification to practice as a biologist. She continued her studies with a PhD in Biology and Pharmacology at the Post-graduate School of Professional Education at the Mario Negri Institute and achieved her residency in Pharmacology at the University of Milan.

She spent several years abroad, in the US, where she worked as a post-doc Fellow in the Cancer Metastasis and Treatment Laboratory, NCI-FCRDC, Frederick (MD) and as Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Cell Biology of M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumour Institute, University of Texas in Houston.

She is Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Metastasis Therapeutics at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research since 1986, and starting from October 2018 she is the Research Coordinator of the Mario Negri Institute in Milan.

She was President of the Italian Cancer Society (2005-2007), in the board of the European Association for Cancer Research (2008-2012) and in the Board of Directors at the University of Trento (2012-2018).

Scientific results

Raffaella Giavazzi’s research interests are in the field of tumor biology and pharmacology with a specific interest in the metastatic process and tumor angiogenesis. She is involved in the pre-clinical and clinical development of new therapeutics against cancer, with particular involvement in ovarian and pancreatic cancer.

Editorial work and publications

Raffaella Giavazzi has published approximately 200 articles in the field of Cancer Research, including:
(2018) Resovi A, Bani MR, Porcu L, Anastasia A, Minoli L, Allavena P, Cappello P, Novelli F, Scarpa A, Morandi E, Falanga A, Torri V, Taraboletti G, Belotti D, Giavazzi R. Soluble stroma-related biomarkers of pancreatic cancer.Embo Molecular Medicine, 10(8), pii: e8741, doi: 10.15252/emmm.201708741.

 (2016) Cesca M, Morosi L, Berndt A, Fuso Nerini I, Frapolli R, Richter P, Decio A, Dirsch O, Micotti E, Giordano S, D’Incalci M, Davoli E, Zucchetti M, Giavazzi R. Bevacizumab-induced inhibition of angiogenesis promotes a more homogeneous intratumoral distribution of paclitaxel, improving the antitumor response. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics,15(1):125-35.
(2014) Ricci R, Bizzaro F, Cesca M, Guffanti F, Ganzinelli M, Decio A, Ghilardi C, Perego P, Fruscio R, Buda A, Milani R, Ostano P, Chiorino G, Bani MR, Damia G, Giavazzi R. A platform of patient-derived tumor xenografts (EOC-xenografts) to recapitulate the clinicopathology and genetic alterations of ovarian cancer. Cancer Research, 74(23):6980-90.
(2013) Rovida A, Castiglioni V, Decio A, Scarlato V, Scanziani E, Giavazzi R, Cesca M. Chemotherapy counteracts metastatic dissemination induced by antiangiogenic treatment in mice.Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 12(10):2237-47.
(2012) Moschetta M, Pretto F, Berndt A, Galler K, Richter P, Bassi A, Oliva P, Micotti E, Valbusa G, Schwager K, Kaspar M, Trachsel E, Kosmehl H, Bani MR, Neri D, Giavazzi R. Paclitaxel enhances the therapeutic efficacy of the F8-IL2 immunocytokine to EDA-fibronectin positive metastatic human melanoma xenografts. Cancer Research, 72(7):1814-24.

Awards and prizes

Researcher Career Award “Lega Italiana per la lotta contro i tumori” (2003); “Giorgio Prodi” Lecturship, Italian Cancer Society (2012); Top Italian Women Scientists 2016; Researcher Career Award “5th Simon Karpatkin Memorial Lecture” (2018).

Giorgia Giovannetti
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International politics area

Competences: development policy, European economy, international economics and policy

Keywords: belt and road, Brexit, China, economic development, emerging countries, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, productivity, social protection, Sub Saharan Africa

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Full professor of Political Economics and pro rector at University of Florence

Professional career

Giorgia Giovannetti is vice president for international relations and full professor of economics at the University of Florence, visiting professor at the European University Institute (EUI) and New York University - Florence, and member of the "Consiglio di reggenza" of the Bank of Italy-Florence. She was the scientific director of the first and second European Development Report (ERD 2009 and 2010); she directed the research unit of the Italian trade Agency-ICE (2005-2007). She has a PhD in economics from Cambridge-UK and a degree with honors in Statistics from Rome-Sapienza. She was a fellow of Trinity College in Cambridge (1990-1995) and a visiting professor at several universities (Pompeu Fabra University -UPF, Hoover Institution- Stanford, Universitat Torcuato de Tella). She is (or has been) member of the editorial boards of IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook (since 2010); Rapporto Commercio estero, ICE (since 2004); Italian Economy, Journal of Unicredit (2011-2014); Manlio Masi Foundation (since 2007), Italian Economic Journal, from 2017. She has published in important academic journals and presented at major international conferences. She has been a consultant to MAECI, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Foreign Trade, European Commission, World Bank, Global Development Center. She is a fellow of the Luca D’Agliano study center and of the Ferdi Foundation (Clermont Ferrand).

 

Scientific results

Giorgia Giovannetti's research activity is mainly on international economics and development economics. Giovannetti has dedicated itself to studying firms’ productivity and competitiveness both in industrial countries (with particular attention to Italy) and in developing countries. More specifically, she studied how participation in global value chains affects firms’ productivity, as well as the possibility of a country to exploit development opportunities. She also studied the Chinese economy both to understand if and to what extent Chinese exports "crowd out" the Italian and German ones and those of African countries, and to identify the reasons behind Chinese investments along the Belt and Road Initiative. Over time, she has studied European economy and Brexit, the problems of African countries in situation of fragility and conflict, as well as the role of social protection in developing countries.

Editorial work and publications

[2018] Giovannetti, G., The Dynamics of Foreign Direct Investments in Land and Pollution Accumulation, Environmental and Resource Economics with Borghesi, S., Iannucci GL and Russo. 

[2018] Giovannetti, G., The Role of Trade and Offshoring in the Determination of Relative Wages and Child Labour, in The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development RJTE Global, with S. Cigno and L. Sabani, volume 27, number 3.

[2017] Giovannetti, G., Del Prete, D., Marvasi, E., Global Value Chains: new evidence for North Africa, International Economics, November 2017, Volume 153, Issue 4, pp 675–701.

[2017] Giovannetti, G., MArvasi, E., Governance, value chain positioning and firms' heterogeneous performance: The case of Tuscany, International Economics, 2017.

[2017] Giovannetti, G., Del Prete, D., Marvasi, E., Value Chains Participation and Productivity Gains for North African Firms, Review of World Economy.

[2017] Giovannetti, G., Ricchiuti, G., Velucchi, M., Size and technology: The Odd Couple for affiliates survival, in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Volume 40, March 2017, Pages 64-71. 

[2016] Giovannetti, G., Ticci, E., Determinants of biofuel-oriented land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

[2016] Giovannetti, G., Marvasi, E., Food Exporters in Global Value Chains, in Food Policy, 2016. 

[2016] Giovannetti, G., Sanfilippo, M., China’s competition and the export price strategies of developed countries, in International Review of Applied Economics, 2016, volume 30, number 2.

[2015] Giovannetti, G., Sanfilippo, M., Marvasi, E., Supply chains and the internationalization of small firms, in Small Business Economics.

[2013] Giovannetti, G., Ricchiuti, G., Velucchi, M., Location, Internationalization and Performance of Firms in Italy: a Multilevel Approach, in Applied Economics, 2013, volume 45, issue 18.

[2013] Giovannetti, G., Cuffaro, N., Monni, S., Foreign Acquisitions of Land in Developing Countries. Risks, Opportunities and New Actors , in QA – Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria, n. 2, 2013.

Maria Rita Gismondo
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: microbiology

Keywords: anthrax, bioemergencies, bioterrorism, ebola, infections, microbiology, migrants, pandemics, virology

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Medical School, University of Milan, Italy and Director of the Depart. of Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Bioemergency. Expert of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International  Cooperation – BWC/ISU partner coordination and engagement strategy

 

Professional career

Degree in Biology, University of Catania (Italy) Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania 

(Italy) 

Specialization in Microbiology and Virology

Intern and Junior Resident in Clinical Microbiology, London   Hospital, London, UK

Intern and Junior Resident in Oral Microbiology, London   Hospital Medical School for Dentistry

Intern in Microbiology, Tennessee University, USA

Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology University of Catania  

Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology University of Milan

Expert of Bioemergency at Geneve UN - BWC Implementation

 

Editorial work and publications

 270 Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Awards and prizes

Angelo dell'anno

Ambrogino d'Oro - Comune di Milano

 

Serena Giusti
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International politics area

Competences: art and politics, Central and Eastern Europe, cultural diplomacy, EU’s foreign policy, foreign policy analysis, international relations, Russian foreign policy, secuity, United Kingdom foreign policy

Keywords: European Union, United Kingdom

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Senior Lecturer International Relations, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa and Senior Associate Research Fellow, ISPI, Milan  

Professional career

Serena Giusti graduated in Political Scienceat University of Florence and holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, as well as a Master’s degree from the College of Europe (Natolin). She has worked for the European Commission, Unicef-icdc and OSCE. She has been a visiting Researcher in the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Westminster London. She has offered courses in several universities, among them: Catholic University (Milan), Luiss (Rome), New York University (Florence), Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest), Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Novosibirsk State University. Since 2014, she teaches International Relations at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. 

Scientific results

Serena Giusti is an expert on Central-Eastern European countries and on Russia, especially in the field of their relationship with the European Union. Moreover, she has studied the dynamics of foreign policy and security both for the EU and for other actors. In 2017 she was awarded a Jean Monnet Activities project "EU-Russia, Connecting People and Ideas Revolution, Post-Soviet Space”- 587038-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPJMO-PROJECT and in 2014 a Jean Monnet module: “The EU’s responses to the challenges of its Neighbourhood”, Grant Decision n.2014 2539/553495. Since 2018, she is a partner of the project The use of Art in the Public Domain and the Politics of Heritage (Politage)headed by the University of BolzanoIn 2018, her project on the Protection of cultural heritage was financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Editorial work and publications

Among her latest publications: 

[2019] Giusti, S., Mirkina, I. (Eds.) The EU in a Trans-European Space, External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, London, Palgrave.  

[2019]Giusti, S., “Russia’s Fluctuating Foreign Policyin F. Bindi (Ed.), Europe and America- The End of the Transatlantic Relationship, The Brookings Institute, Washington, March.

[2019] Giusti,  S.,From a regional hegemony to a global power in potency: the EU’s Global Strategy”  in Giusti, S., Mirkina, I. (Eds.), The EU in a Trans-European Space, External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, London, Palgrave. 

[2018] Giusti, S., Talani, L.S., (Eds) Women in the Mediterranean,London and New York, Routledge, ISBN 978-1-1384-8043-8, pp.135. 

[2018] Giusti, S., Russo, A. The Securitisation of Cultural Heritage, in International Journal of Cultural Policy, October, pp.1-16.

[2018]Giusti, S., Lamonica, A., Foradori, P. “Reshaping Cultural Heritage Protection Policies at a Time of Securitisation: The Case of France, Italy, and the United Kingdom”, in International Spectator, 5, 3, pp. 86-101.

[2017] Giusti, S., Gender Mainstreaming towards the Mediterranean: The Case of the ENP, in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies,19, 5, October, pp. 524-540

[2017]Giusti, S., Franco, C., The Europeanization of Turkey’s Foreign Policy: from Alignment to Misalignment?, in Baracani, E., Calimli, M. (eds.), European Perspectives on Turkey's Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy, Foundation Bruno Kessler Press, pp. 73-94. 

[2017]Giusti, S., Russia Federation’s posture towards the European Neighbourhood Policy: A Neoclassical Realist Explanationin Gstohl, S. and Schunz J. (Eds.), Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy, London and New York, Routledge,pp. 61-82. 

[2016] Giusti, S., The EU’s transformative power challenged in Ukraine, in European Foreign Affairs Review, 2, 2, pp. 165-183. 

[2014]Giusti, S., Fassi, E., The European Endowment for Democracy and Democracy Promotion in the EU Neighbourhood, The International Spectator, 49, 4. December, pp. 112-129.

[2012] Giusti, S., La Proiezione sterna della Federazione Russa, Pisa, ETS. 

Awards and prizes

She is a member of the OSCE Reflection Group on European Security and sits in the Advisory board of Women International Security (WIIS) – Italy. She is also vice-President of the Forum per i problemi della Pace e della Guerra, Florence. 

Monica Gori
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: experimental psychology

Keywords: bracelet, learning, low vision, motor system, perception, rihabilitation, sensory system, visual disabilities, visually impaired children, visual perception

Region: Liguria


Position/Role

Tenure Track Researcher U-Vip Unit dell'Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (ITT) di Genova, coordinator of the european projects ABBI and WeDraw

Professional career

Monica Gori graduated in Psychology at the University of Florence in 2004 (cum laude). From 2002 to 2006 she worked at the within the VisionLab of the CNR of Pisa in David Burr’s Laboratory. In 2008 she worked in Martin Banks lab (Berkeley, California). She did her PhD in January 2009 at University of Genoa on Humanoid Technologies supervised by David Burr and Giulio Sandini. Currently Monica Gori is Tenure Track Researcher, leading the Unit for people with visual disabilities (U-Vip Unit) at the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa.

Scientific results

Monica Gori is expert of development, multisensory integration, sensorial-motor perception and visual disability. Through her research, she studies how the sensory and multi-sensorial perception skills interact during development in children with and without disabilities. The aim of her study is to exploit this knowledge to better understand brain functions, create new rehabilitation programs and to develop new technological solutions to improve the perceptual, motor and social skills of children with sensory disabilities. From 2014 to 2017 she coordinated the European ABBI project (www.abbi.eu), whose aim is precisely the development of a new technology based on sensory-motor rehabilitation for blind and low vision children. The project involves the study and creation of a wearable sound device, similar to a bracelet, also useful for creating sound networks to be placed in environments where the blind are living, thus allowing the hearing, and not the sight, to create a spatial map in which the person can move. From 2017 to 2018 she coordinated the weDRAW European project (www.wedraw.eu) in which she proposed to develop a multisensory approach and technology for learning mathematical skills at the elementary school. weDRAW involved children and teachers in Italy, UK and Ireland. WeDraw is highly interdisciplinary,  involving engineers, psychologists, pedagogics, and industrial links. The project exploits knowledge of multisensory integration in the teaching activity of elementary schools.

Editorial work and publications

Monica Gori is the author of book chapters and numerous scientific articles in international journals, including:

 

(2018) Gori, Amadeo, Campus Temporal cues influence space estimations in visually impaired individuals. iScience, vol. 6, pp. 319-326
(2018)Campus, Sandini, Concetta Morrone, & Gori. Spatial localization of sound elicits early responses from occipital visual cortex in humans. Scientific Report
(2017) Gori, Cappagli, Tonelli, Baud-Bovy, Finocchietti. Devices for visually impaired people: high technological devices with low user acceptance and no adaptability for children Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
(2017) Gori, Cappagli, Baud-Bovy, & Finocchietti. Shape Perception and Navigation in Blind Adults.Frontiers  in Psychology
(2017)Cappagli, Cocchi, & Gori. Auditory and proprioceptive spatial impairments in blind children and adults. Developmental Science, 2017
(2016)  Cuturi, Aggius-Vella, Campus, Parmiggiani, and Gori. From science to technology: orientation and mobility in blind children and adults. Neurosci and Biobe. Reviews 2016,impact factor 10.5 citations 2 (2016) Cappagli G, Gori M. Auditory spatial localization: Developmental delay in children with visual impairments. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 53-54:391-8.
(2016) Tonelli A, Brayda L, Gori M. Depth echolocation learnt by novice sighted people. PLoS ONE, 11(6):e0156654.
(2016) Vercillo T, Burr D, Gori M. Early visual deprivation severely compromises the auditory sense of space in congenitally blind children. Developmental Psychology, 52(6):847-53.
(2015) Finocchietti S, Cappagli G, Porquis LB, [...], Cocchi E, Gori M. Evaluation of the Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction for improving mobility and spatial cognition in early blind children - A pilot study. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS.
(2015) Magnusson C, Rydeman B, Finocchietti S, [...], Baud-Bovy G, Gori M. Co-located games created by children with visual impairments. MobileHCI 2015, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct.
(2015) Tinelli F, Anobile G, Gori M, [...], Cioni G, Concetta Morrone M. Time, number and attention in very low birth weight children. Neuropsychologia, 73:60-9.
(2015) Vercillo T, Gori M. Attention to sound improves auditory reliability in audio-tactile spatial optimal integration. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9:34.
(2015) Gori M. Multisensory integration and calibration in children and adults with and without sensory and motor disabilities. Multisensory Research, 28(1-2):71-99.
(2015) Gori M, Hanganu-Opatz IL. Introduction to the special issue on multisensory development and plasticity. Multisensory Research, 28, 1-2, 31-32.
(2015) Vercillo T, Burr D, Sandini G, Gori M. Children do not recalibrate motor-sensory temporal order after exposure to delayed sensory feedback. Developmental Science, 18(5):703-712.

Awards and prizes

(2008) F1000 with the article "Gori et al. 2008; Young children do not integrate visual and haptic form information. Curr Biol, 18(9)"
(2012) TR35 Giovani Innovatori
(2015) Smart Cup Liguria October 2015 Cup for new technological solutions and start-up

 

Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: behavioural neurology

Keywords: Alzheimer, aphasia, dyslexia, language, learning disabilities, neuro degenerative diseases, neuroscience, reading, syntax

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of neurology and psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco with a specialty in behavioral neurology and a PhD in neuroscience

Professional career

She specializes in understanding the neural basis of higher cognitive function with a specific interest in speech and language across the lifespan. She directs the Language Neurobiology Laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Dr. Gorno Tempini also co-founded the UCSF Dyslexia Center in 2015 and is a co-director of the center.

Scientific results

At the Dyslexia Center, she leads a large multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists with expertise in behavioral neurology, cognitive neuroscience, speech-language pathology and advanced neuroimaging techniques. Her work in neurodevelopmental disorders aims at discovering the distinct clinical and biological phenotypes of dyslexia and the best approach to diagnose and remediate them.

Editorial work and publications

Dr. Gorno Tempini has authored over 170 peer-reviewed papers on the neurobiology of language disorders in scientific journals and has been invited to speak at conferences across the globe, including the American Academy of Neurology and the Italian Senate.

Awards and prizes

She is the current recipient of multiple National Institute of Health projects grants and has received a prestigious career award for mentoring scientists and clinicians on the neurobiology of language at UCSF. In 2017, she received a Weill Institute for Neurosciences Trailblazer award to study language development in children, and in 2018, she was distinguished as the Charles Schwab Endowed Professor in Dyslexia and Neurodevelopment.

Laura Guazzoni
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: business economics, business valuations, corporate finance, corporate governance

Keywords: competitive strategies, internal control, value creation

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Member of the Board of Directors in listed and not listed companies; President or Member of several Committees within the Board of Directors; President and Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors in listed and not listed companies and public interest entities; corporate economist; academic fellow.     

Professional career

Graduated at “Bocconi University” of Milan with a degree in Management and afterwards was involved in research activities at the Research Institute about stock exchange markets “Andrea Lorenzetti” of “Bocconi University”, as well as in the professional activity consisting mainly in business valuations, corporate governance and corporate growth strategies.

Gained meaningful expertise in business and finance area with reference to business valuation, corporate governance and internal control system. Since 1991 has been cooperating with the “Bocconi University” and since 1994 has been in charge as an Academic Professor on contract of “Corporate management and business” at the said university.

During her career she has been in charge as Independent Director, President or Member of several Committees within the Board of Directors, President and Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors. She has undertaken these roles in leading renowned companies in the financial and industrial sector, both listed and not listed and public interest entities such as: Gas Plus SpA, Reno de Medici SpA, Sace BT SpA, Simest SpA, AgustaWestland SpA, CDI Centro Diagnostico Italiano SpA, Bracco Imaging Italia Srl, Campus Bio Medico SpA, Generfid SpA, Il Sole 24Ore SpA, Retelit SpA, Digital Bros SpA and ENI Group companies: Edison, Snam, Alerion.    

She has been also lecturer in several conferences upon topics such as business valuation, corporate finance and M&A deals.

Scientific results

In addition to academic and professional activity, she has been constantly committed to ongoing research activities concerning finance and business economics, with main focus on business valuation criteria, value creation leverages and corporate growth strategies.

Due to her experience gained in these years, she has also carried out in-depth studies and research about corporate governance matters with specific reference to internal control system, remuneration and incentives reports of listed companies,

In addition to business and finance advisory activities she has cooperated in relevant managing projects mainly in control and audit aiming to improve the internal control corporate processes and transparency.

Editorial work and publications

She has written and been published on business and financial newspapers and books, regarding business valuation, intangible assets appraisal, fair value, financial reports as listed below:

·         “Il fair value” in “Bilancio e reddito d’impresa” – Conti, Costanzo, Novati, Priori – Egea 2005;

·         “La valutazione dei beni immateriali legati alla tecnologia: i progetti di ricerca e sviluppo nel settore farmaceutico” – L. Guazzoni and A. Grando in “La valutazione delle aziende” n. 4/97;

·         “Cenni sulla stima dei beni immateriali nella valutazione delle aziende” on “Newsletter Lorenzetti” n. 2/97;

·         “I mercati finanziari internazionali” – M. Dallocchio and A. Dessy – IPSOA 1995;

·         “I mercati mobiliari locali” (concerning US markets) – Working paper 1993;

·         “L’informativa economic-finanziaria e il mercato mobiliare: le modalità di propagazione delle informazioni” – Working paper 1992.

 

 

Emanuela Guidoboni
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: historical seismology

Keywords: anti-seismic systems, archeology, climate, earthquakes, eedis, extreme events, history, seismic disasters, tsunamis, volcanoes

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Coordinator of the multidisciplinary activities of the Euro-Mediterranean Documentation Center for Extreme Events and Disasters

Professional career

After graduating in History at the University of Bologna, she has been developing research on earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions concerning Italy and the Mediterranean area for thirty years, with a specific focus on Earth Sciences and Engineering . Emanuela Guidoboni carries out her research activity as a manager of national projects and as a scholar. From 1983 to 2007 she was President and scientific director of the research company SGA, History of Geophysics Environment of Bologna. From 2007 to 2011, she has been a senior research director at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Since 2012 she has coordinated the multidisciplinary activities of EEDIS, the "Euro-Mediterranean documentation center for extreme events and disasters", aimed at both scientific dissemination and new research.

Scientific results

From 1983 to 1987, as part of the studies for the National Energy Plan, she directed SGA's historical research aimed at studying over 1,700 earthquakes from the ancient world to the 20th century, preparing research programs and final elaborations, managed by a bank specific data (the first in Italy). From 1987 to 1990 she directed the national GIANO project for ENEA, with the aim of studying extreme climatic events (rainfall, drought, floods and landslides) to outline a history of climate in Italy from the 11th to the 19th century. The historical sources relating to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were used for the AVI project (Italian Vulnerated Areas) of the IRPI-CNR, available online, together with the data entered in the ISPRA database on historic landslides. From 1987 to 2005 she directed national projects for historical research aimed at the database of the Strong Earthquake Catalog in Italy from the ancient world to the twentieth century for INGV (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology). In this context she has developed numerous specific researches on the evaluation of parameters connected to clusters of highly destructive earthquakes, on the characteristics of historical buildings, on pre-modern anti-seismic systems and on reconstructions from the point of view of social, economic and urban history.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

 

(2016) Guidoboni E. Erdbeben und Seebeben im antiken Mittelmeerraum. Gründe für einen Dialog zwischen Seismologie und Geschichte. Erdbeben in der Antike, Deutungen – Folgen – Repräsentationen, herausgegeben von Borsch J & Carrara L, Mohr Siebec, Tubingen Univ,15- 26. (2016) Guidoboni E. Effetti, rimedi e propagazione dei terremoti: Nota su un trattato (1571) e una dissertazione (1669). Storia dell’Ingegneria, a cura di S. D’Agostino, Sesto convegno Nazionale di Storia dell’Ingegneria, Napoli, 321-337.

(2015) Guidoboni E, Valensise G. On the complexity of earthquake sequences: a historical seismology perspective based on the L'Aquila seismicity (Abruzzo, Central Italy). 1315-1915. Earthquakes and Structures, 8(1):153-184. (2015) Dalai M, Guidoboni E (a cura di). La tutela alla prova dei terremoti. Il patrimonio storico e artistico fra restauri, ricostruzioni e perdite. Numero monografico di “Economia della cultura”, Il Mulino, Bologna, anno XXIV, 3, 4. (2015) Guidoboni E. Terremoti e Città in una prospettiva di lungo periodo. Economia della cultura, Il Mulino, Bologna, anno XXIV, n.3-4, 284-294. (2015) Guidoboni E. Che cosa è il Catalogo dei Forti Terremoti in Italia. Economia della cultura, Il Mulino, Bologna, anno XXIV, 3,4: 421-428.

(2015) Guidoboni E. When Towns Collapse: Images of Earthquakes, Floods, and Eruptions in Italy in the Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries. Wounded Cities: The Representation of Urban Disasters in European Art (XIV–XX Centuries), edited by M.Folin and M.Preti, Chap.2, Koninklijke Brill, NY– Leiden: 33-56. (2015) Guidoboni E, Terremoti e Storia trenta anni dopo. Quaderni Storici, numero monografico “Storia Applicata”, (a cura di) Torre A, 3, 753-784. (2015) Guidoboni E, Comastri A. The earthquakes of Aleppo and the region of “deadcities” (Syria) 7th–15th century. The Dead Cities of Northen Syria and their Demise , T. Riis editor, Publications of the Danish Institute of Damascus, X: 61-110.

 

She is also the author of books and monographs including:

 

Guidoboni E, Mulargia F, Teti V, (a cura di), Prevedibile / Imprevedibile. Eventi estremi nel prossimo futuro, editore Rubbettino, 2015, pp. 358.

Guidoboni E, Ciuccarelli C, Mariotti D, Comastri A, Bianchi MG, L’Etna nella Storia. Catalogo delle eruzioni dall’antichità alla fine del XVII secolo, INGV, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2014, pp. 1152.

Guidoboni E e Valensise G (a cura di), L’Italia dei disastri. Dati e riflessioni sugli impatti degli eventi naturali (1861-2013). Centro EEDIS-INGV, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2014, pp. 432.

 

 

 

Awards and prizes

In 2004 she was appointed member of the Academia Europaea for the multidisciplinary approach to seismic and volcanic hazards and in 2009 she published the first historical seismology manual with John Ebel: Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Past. A Guide to Techniques in Historical Seismology (Cambridge). In 2016 she won the first Maiella Prize for Essays.

 

Paola Inverardi
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: computer technology

Keywords: computer technology, rector, software architecture, software engineering

Region: Abruzzo


Position/Role

Dean of the University of L’Aquila.

Professional career

In 1981 she graduated in Information Science at the University of Pisa. In the same year she entered the Olivetti with the role of Researcher that she also maintained during the decade 1984-1994 at the CRN of Pisa. In 1994 she became full professor of computer science at the University of L'Aquila, where she later held various prestigious roles in university governance: from 1994 to 2000 she was Chairman of the Computer Science Degree Course and later Director of the Computer Science Department. In 2008 she became Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the same university. From July 2012 to September 2013 she directed the Department of Engineering and Information Sciences and Mathematics (DISIM). Paola Inverardi was elected Director of the University of L'Aquila in the 2013/2014 academic year, a position she would hold until 31 October 2019.

Scientific results

Her main interests concern software engineering, with particular attention to the area of software architectures, which include, in addition to the structure organization of the system itself, the ways in which the different parts integrate and interact to form a single unit. In this context, she was involved in the analysis and check of both behavioral and quantitative architectural properties for distributed and mobile systems based on components. She is also actively involved in collaborating with important information technology and telecommunications industries.She regularly works as reviewer for international research agencies, foreign universities and the European Commission.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is author of numerous national and international publications, including:

(2011) Cortellessa V, Di Marco A, Inverardi P. Model-Based Software Performance Analysis. Springer 2011, isbn 978-3-642-13620-7. 

(2009) Pelliccione P, Inverardi P, Muccini H. CHARMY: A Framework for Designing and Verifying Architectural Specifications. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 35(3):325-346. 

(2004) Balsamo S, Di Marco A, Inverardi P, Simeoni M, Model-Based Performance Prediction in Software Development: A Survey. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 30(5):295-310. 

(2004) Muccini H, Bertolino A, Inverardi P, Using Software Architecture for Code Testing. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 30(3):160-171. 

(2003) Inverardi P, Tivoli M, Deadlock-free software architectures for COM/DCOM Applications. Journal of Systems and Software, 65(3):173-183. 

(2001) F Aquilani, S Balsamo, P Inverardi: Performance analysis at the software architectural design level. Performance Evaluation, 45(2):147-178. 

(2000) Inverardi P, Wolf AL, Yankelevich D, Static checking of system behaviors using derived component assumptions. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 9 (3), 239-272. 

(1995) Inverardi P, Nesi M, Deciding observational congruence of finite-state CCS expressions by rewriting Theoretical Computer. Science, 139(1):315-354. 

(1995) Inverardi P, Wolf AL, Formal specification and analysis of software architectures using the chemical abstract machine model. IEEE transactions on Software Engineering, 21(4):373-386. 

(1993) Inverardi P, Mazzanti F, Experimenting with Dynamic Linking with Ada. Software: Practice and Experience, 23(1):1-14.

Awards and prizes

In May 2011 she  gained an honorary PhD from Mälardalen University in Sweden and, in 2013, the IEEE TCSE Distinguished Service Award "for outstanding and sustained contributions to software engineering community". Moreover she is also a member of the ACM Europe Council and of the European Academy.

 

 

Elisabetta Iossa
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: economy of public services, economy of regulation

Keywords: innovation, procurement, public-private partnership

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full Professor of Economics and Coordinator of the Research Center in Procurement and Supply Chain, Proxenter, of the University of Rome Tor Vergata (proxenter, www.proxenter.it).

Professional career

Elisabetta Iossa is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Research Fellow of the Center   for Economic Policy Research in London (CEPR) and of GREEN-Bocconi. She is also Director of the Research Center in Procurement and Supply Chain, Proxenter (www.proxenter.it) and Coordinator of the Master of Science in European Economy and Business Law of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Prior to returning to Italy, she worked for more than 10 years at Brunel University in West London and for two years at ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels. She has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard, Toulouse School of Eonomics and Università Cattolica of Milan, among others.

Scientific results

Her main research interests are in applied economic theory, with particular focus on public procurement, procurement of innovation and public-private partnerships, and on regulation of public services. On these topics, she has advised international institutions such as UK Competition Commission, European Commission, UK Financial Service Authority, OECD, Office of Fair Trading, IFAD-United Nations and World Bank. She has published in numerous international journals, including Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behaviour, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Rand Journal of Economics, among others. Further details are available on https://sites.google.com/site/profelisabettaiossa/

As of December 2017, she appears among the top 5-7% Italian economists according to the REPEC ranking. She has more than 2000 citations on google scholar.

Editorial work and publications

She has published extensively in numerous international journals. For a full list see her personal website https://sites.google.com/site/profelisabettaiossa/

1.      Iossa, Elisabetta and Stephane Saussier (2018), Public Private Partnerships in Europe for Building and Managing Public Infrastructures: An Economic Perspective. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. (Invited paper). Vol. 89, 1.

2.      Iossa, Elisabetta, Biagi, Federico and Valbonesi Paola (Forthcoming) Pre-commercial Procurement, Procurement of Innovative Solutions and Innovation Partnerships in the EU: Rationale and Strategy. Economics of Innovation and New Technology

3.      Iossa, Elisabetta and Mike Waterson (Forthcoming) “Maintaining Dynamic Competition in Procurement: The Case of London Bus Tendering”. Transport Policy.

4.      Iossa, Elisabetta and David Martimort (2016), “Corruption in PPPs, Incentives and Contract Incompleteness,”. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 44: 85–100.

5.      Iossa, Elisabetta and David Martimort (2015), “Pessimistic Information Gathering,”. Games and Economic Behavior 91, 2015, 75 – 96.

6.      Iossa, Elisabetta and David Martimort (2015), “The Simple Micro-Economics of Public Private Partnerships, with David Martimort, 2015.Journal of Public Economic Theory, 17, (1), 4–48.

7.      Iossa, Elisabetta and Patrick Rey (2014), ‘Building Reputation for Contract Renewal: Implications for Performance Dynamic and Contract Duration, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12(3), 549–574.

8.      Iossa, Elisabetta and Bruno Jullien (2012), ‘The Market for Lawyers and the Quality of Legal Services’, RAND Journal of Economics, 43(4), 677-704.

9.      Iossa, Elisabetta and David Martimort (2012), "Risk Allocation and the Costs and Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships," RAND Journal of Economics, 43(3), pp: 442-474.

10.   ‘Crowding Out Public Sector Motivation, with Yannis Georgellis, and Vurain Tabvuma, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2011, 21(3): pp: 473-493.

11.   “Building and Managing Facilities for Public Services”, with John Bennett. Journal of Public Economics, 2006, vol.  90 (10-11), pp. 2143-2160.

12.   “Auditing and Property Rights”, with Patrick Legros. RAND Journal of Economics, 2004, vol. 35, pp. 356-372.

13.   “Price Cap Regulation and Information Acquisition”, with Francesca. Stroffolini. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 20(7), 2002, pp.1013-1036.

14.  “Informative Externalities and Pricing in Regulated Multiproduct Industries”, Journal of Industrial Economics, 1999, vol. 47(2), pp.195-219.

15.  “Price Caps and Output Floors: a Comparison of Simple Regulatory Rules”, with Gianni De Fraja. Economic Journal, 1998, vol. 108, n.450, pp.1404-1421.

 

Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: bank economy, political economy

Keywords: economy, equal pay, university, women, work

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Economist, Full Professor emeritus of Economics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Currently Professor of Economics of the Public Sector in the Master Course of the Department of Political Science.

Professional career

After studying at the Department of Economics of the University of Trieste for two years under the direction of Prof. Renato Zangheri, she got her Bachelor Degree (Laurea) in Economics (magna cum laude plus dignità di stampa) in Milan at the Department of Economics of the Bocconi University in 1968. In that same year she entered the MIT Graduate School of Economics, that she left in 1970 for family reasons, after obtaining a top-score Master of Science in Economics (passed with honour). She started teaching when she was 25. In 1980, after becoming Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Statistics of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Prof. Paolo Sylos Labini and Prof. Luigi Spaventa) and Associate Professor of Economics of Banking in the same Department, she became Full Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Trieste (1980-1983), then at the Rome Postgraduate School for Public Administration and at the Rome Private University LUISS (Department of Economics, 1983-1984, and Department of Law, 1984-1992). In 1989, she became Full Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where she remained until 2011, though she was on leave in the last 7 years as member of CIVR (Committee assessing the quality of universities and research bodies in Italy). In 2011 she was appointed  as member of the Board of Directors of ANVUR (the Italian Agency for the evaluation of universities and research institutes).

In 2014 she was co-founder and first President of the Progressive Jewish Community of Rome, Beth Hillel, within the European Union of Progressive Judaism. In 2017 she obtained a Master in Jewish Studies and Communication at UCEI – Union of the Italian Jewish Communities in Rome, “magna cum laude + auspicio di stampa”. She has been volunteer in the clown therapy Banda Faclò at the Rome Paediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù since 2016.

She worked in many foreign Universities, ranging from MIT to the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Oxford, Columbia University of New York, Harvard, Washington DC. She tought at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, at the Fondation Nationale de Sciences Politiques in Paris, at the Columbia University, at the College of Europe in Bruges From 2010 to 2014 she was one of the 7 Members of the Economic Expert Group created by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton.

Since 2016 she has been member of the Steering Committee of Santa Chiara Lab Centre of the University of Siena, as well as member of the Steering Committee  of the University-Business Observatory of CRUI Foundation - Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane, Rome.Since 2017 she is member of the Advisory Board for the monitoring of the Economics Department Activity of the University of Catania.

She headed economic research institutes and was consultant of private and public bodies and institutions. She also dedicated herself to popularizing the economic theory, namely she directed the Economics Book Series for the Italian Publisher Ulrico Hoepli and  was also author and speaker of the weekly Radio Broadcast Lessico dell’economia for Radio Radicale  in 5 semesters from 2003 to 2008.  then publishing the texts in 5 volumes for Luiss University Press and each week on the Italian newspaper Il Riformista. She has been director of the Dictionary of Economics and Finance for the Enciclopedia Treccani.She has been member of the Steering Committee  of the University-Business Observatory of CRUI Foundation - Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane, Rome since 2016.He is editorialist of the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.

With reference to research, she was President of ISPE - Istituto di Studi per la Programmazione Economica -  from 1993 to 1998, and President of ISAE - Istituto di Studi e Analisi Economica – from 1999 to 2003 with the double role of CEO and Director of Research. In those same years she was member of the Coordination Committee of the Presidents of the Italian Research Institutes. She played many roles as scientific coordinator for the Italian National Research Council, CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche -,  in particular she was Vice-Coordinator  for  Prof. Franco Modigliani in the Strategic Project  Il risanamento della finanza pubblica in Italia from 1992 to 1997. Fiorella Kostoris was member of the Technical Secretary of the Italian Minister for Education, University and Research, Letizia Moratti, in 2003-06; Economic Advisor  to Riccardo Illy,  President of the Italian Administrative Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia in 2005; member of the Commission set up by the Italian Minister  for Public Administration and Innovation, Renato Brunetta, to harmonize the retirement age of male and female civil servants in 2009. Since 2016 she is member of the Comitato di Riflessione e Indirizzo strategico – i.e. Strategic Planning Committee - of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. She was Member of CAE - Conseil d’Analyse Économique of the French Prime Minister -, appointed by Mr. Jospin, confirmed by Mr. Raffarin, Paris from 1999 to 2004.

She was member of many Steering Committees, among which those of Aspen Institute Italia (since 1994), the Scientific Committees of Confindustria (1998-2000) and Italia Lavoro Spa (1999-2010). She was member of the Board of Directors of the Fondo etico BNLin theBanca Nazionale del Lavorofor Telethon in 2002-07; Advisor to Unicredit Banca Impresa in 2005; President of Sella Gestioni SGR Spain 2007-09, after being member of its Board of Directors in 2005-2006 and then Advisor to the Banca Sella Holding Group in 2009. Since 2015 she has been member of the Board of Directors of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Within the Monte dei Paschi, she has been  member of the Supervisory Board (2015-2017), member of the Related-Party Transactions Committee since 2015 and from 2015 to 2018 also President of that Committee. She has also been member of the Compensation Committee since 2017 and in 2018 became President of the Remuneration Committee of Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Scientific results

Fiorella Kostoris’ research has been focusing on policy-oriented economic analysis. Her major interest lies in the analysis of the Italian economic policy and public finance, as well as in the pension system reforms and in the General Government debt at national, regional and municipal level, also in view of possible privatizations. Her job hinged on the labour market analysis by comparing Italy and other European and world countries, with reference to the public and private sectors and to the weak population groups, namely young people, women, developing regions, migration flows. She studied European macroeconomic topics: from the principle of the mutual recognition in the 4-freedom European system, to the Stability and Growth Pact and to Fiscal Compact. She has been examining the research and teaching quality outcomes, soft skills, generalist competences, learning outcomes in a strategic sector such as University. She has always carried out her research activity alongside with her commitment against segregation, lack of opportunities and poor meritocracy for female workers in Italy.

Her commitment in favour of female workers is underlined by her studies on solutions to improve the life and job quality of women and in her participation to national initiatives and projects.

Editorial work and publications

Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa has published many books and articles, among which a whole series on gender economics, namely:

(2009) Kostoris F. L’età pensionabile femminile e i problemi strutturali della donna italiana nel mercato del lavoro, in Bonino E. (ed.), Pensionata sarà lei, Catanzaro, Rubettino Editore, 2009, pp. 31-36.

(2009) Kostoris F. A proposito di donne e di pensioni. Formiche, VI, 35, p. 53.

(2008) Kostoris F. Occupazione femminile: una leva per la competitività, Fondazione Universitaria Marco Biagi, Adapt, 2, 3 March 2008, www.fmb.unimore.it/on-line/Home/NewsletterBollettinoAdapt/ IDossierdiAdapt.html.

(2008) Kostoris F. Le politiche per la donna nel mercato del lavoro italiano. Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, 2, XVIII, pp. 479-490.

(2007) Kostoris F. La donna lavoratrice a 60 anni dalla Costituzione Italiana. Rivista di Politica Economica, VII-VIII, pp. 135-225.

(2007) Kostoris F. Le pensioni delle donne, le pensioni degli uomini: privilegi, parità, giusti sostegni e compensazioni. TFR, Pensioni, Fondi Pensione, Annex to n. 23 of Panorama Economy.

(1995) Kostoris F. Is There Female Parity in the Italian Labour Market?ISPE Documenti di Lavoro, 20.

(1994) Kostoris F. Retribuzione femminile: parità formale, disparità sostanziale nel pubblico e nel privato fra lavoratori e lavoratrici oggi in Italia. Commissione Nazionale per la Parità e le Pari Opportunità tra Uomo e Donna (ed.), Atti del Convegno Nazionale Ruolo e Prospettive delle Donne nell'Economia, Rome, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1994, pp. 9-59.

(1979) Kostoris F. Assenteismo e turnover nell'occupazione femminile. Un confronto fra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti. Queste Istituzioni, 29, pp. 23-45.

(1974) Kostoris F. La forza lavoro femminile, Bologna, il Mulino.

 

 

Awards and prizes

Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa was nominated Grande Ufficiale al Meritoof the Italian Republic  by the President of the Republic of Italy in 2000; she was also nominated Officier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneurby the French President Chirac in 2001; she received the “Premio Capalbio” Award for Economic Policy for her book Lessico dell’Economiain 2004.

For her civil and scientific committment, Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa was granted the “Donna Ande - Giuliana Florio” Award, Section of Trieste, Udine and Gorizia in 1998, the Award for “Donne Dirigenti d’Azienda Italiane” in 2000, and the “Marisa Bellisario” Award for Finance and Economics in 2001.

 

 

 

Caterina La Porta
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: biophysics, cellular biology, computational analysis, molecular biology, systems biology

Keywords: cancer stem cells

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Associate professor of general pathology at the University of Milan, group leader of the Molecular Oncology Lab, founding member of the Center for Complexity and Biosystems, University of Milan.

Professional career

After graduating in medicine in 1989 at the University of Milan and in 1995 she received a Ph. D. in physiology from the same university. 

From 1990 and 1991, she worked at the Institute for Pharmacological Research Mario Negri in Milan and spent nine months at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. From 1993 to 1994, she worked at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg and then in 1995 she spent five months at the Rockefeller University in New York. From 1994 to 1997 she was a fellow of  the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC). She came back to the University of Milan in 1997 and obtained tenure in 2002. 

 

Scientific results

In 2015, she co-founded the Center for Complexity and Biosystems at University of Milan, where she studies the

fundamental mechanisms driving an healthy cell to become cancerous. In the specific case of melanoma, a very aggressive tumor that is hard to treat, here research activity lead to the discovery of a cellular subpopulation denoted as cancer stem cells (CSC).  According to her research, all melanoma cells can transform into CSC when the number of CSC falls  below a critical threshold, an effect due to the activation of a complex network on non coding microRNA. The result of this mechanism is that the number of CSC inside a tumore is held constant. This discovery might lead to reconsider the conventional therapeutic approach to cancer by eliminating the CSC that are feeding tumor growth. The current objective of Caterina La Porta’s  research is now to explore if the CSC is the correct model to describe melanoma progression, using an interdisciplinary approach combining cancer biology, theoretical physics and clinical studies, and to investigate if it is a universal model that can be used

for other tumors as well. The long term goal of her research is to understand highly complex systems integrated into the human body.

An additional research line focuses on the study of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular on the understanding of protein aggregation such as beta amyloid or neuroserpin and on the development of innovative diagnostic techniques.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of many international publications among which:

 

(2018)F. Font-Clos, S. Zapperi, C. A. M La Porta. Topography of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity, PNAS 115 5902-5907.

 (2018) O. Chepizhko, M. C. Lionetti, C. Malinverno, G. Scita, S. Zapperi , C. A. M. La Porta

From jamming to collective cell migration through a boundary induced transition. Soft

Matter 14 (19), 3774-3782

(2018) F.Font-Clos, S. Zapperi, CAM La Porta Gene expression signature of obesity in

monozygotic twins. Physiol Meas. 39, 044008, 2018. doi: 10.1088/1361-

6579/aab85a.

(2017)F Font-Clos, S. Zapperi, C.A.M. La Porta Integrative analysis of pathway deregulation in obesity. Nature Publishing group: Systems Biology and Applications 3:18.

(2017) Z. Bertalan, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. LaPorta, Modeling mechanical control of spindle orientationof intestinal crypt stem cells Journal of Theoretical Biology 430, 103–108.

(2017)F Font, S. Zapperi, C.A.M. La Porta Integrative analysis of pathway deregulation in

obesity. Nature Publishing Journal Systems Biology and Applications 3:18 ;

doi:10.1038/s41540-017-0018-z.

(2017) C. Giampietro, MC Lionetti, G. Costantini, F. Mutti, S. Zapperi, CAM La Porta

Cholesterol impairment contributes to neuroserpin aggregation. Scientific Reports 7, 43669,

(2016)O. Chepizhko, C. Giampietro, E. Mastrapasqua., M. Nourazar, M. Ascagni, M. Sugni,

U. Fascio, L. Leggio, C. Malinverno, G. Scita, S. Santucci, M. J. Alava., S. Zapperi,

C.A.M. La Porta. Burst of activity in collective cell migration PNAS 113, 11408–11413

(2015)A. L. Sellerio, E. Ciusani, N. Bossel Ben-Moshe, S. Coco, A. Piccinini, C. R. Myers, J.

P. Sethna, C. Giampietro, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. La Porta Overshoot during phenotypic

switching of cancer cell populations Scientific Reports 5, 15464, doi:10.1038/srep15464,

(2015)A. Taloni, E. Kardash, O. U. Salman, L. Truskinovsky, S. Zapperi, C. A. M. La Porta,

Volume changes during active bleb fluctuation in cells Physical Review Letters 114, 208101,

(2014) Z. Budrikis, G. Costantini, C. A. M. La Porta, S. Zapperi, Protein accumulation in the

endoplasmic reticulum as a non-equilibrium phase transition. Nature Communications 5

3620, 2014

(2012) C. A. M. La Porta, S. Zapperi, J. P. Sethna Senescent cells in growing tumors: population dynamics in cancer stem cells. Plos Computational Biology 8, e1002316.

Cecilia Laschi
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: biorobotics

Keywords: i-droid, neuro development bioengineering, octopus project, robot

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Professor at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Rector’s delegate to Research, Vice-Director of the BioRobotics Institute

Professional career

After a Master Degree in Computer Science at the Unversity of Pisa in 1993, she obtained a PhD in Robotics from the University of Genova in 1998. From the following year she was Post-doc research assistant at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. From 2000 to 2006 she was Assistant Professor of Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and in 2001-2002 she was visiting researcher at the Humanoid Robotics Institute of Waseda University di Tokyo, Japan. Since 2006 she was Associate Professor and since 2014 Full Professor of Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Scientific results

Cecilia Laschi’s research interest is Biorobotics. Starting from experiences in basic robotics, she investigated bioinspired solutions for service robotics. Recently, she worked on an ambitious project grown in a tank at the Research Centre on Sea Technologies and Marine Robotics in Livorno, where the model was a common octopus, Octopus vulgaris. Studying this cephalopod’s movement, in the OCTOPUS European project, Cecilia Laschi and her team put the basis for the biomimetics of the future: designing and developing bioinspired robots, built with soft materials. The first prototype of soft robot arm imitates the muscular structure of the octopus arm and is built with siliconic materials, thanks to novel actuators giving a contraction of the muscular structure and a special braided structure inspired to the octopus connective tissue, covered by a an artificial skin with suckers. The robot arm works in water because, similarly to the octopus, it uses the mechanics of the interaction with water, mimicking the octopus arm bending and the elongation. The technologies developed by mimicking the octopus are now finding further development in many projects on several applications, ranging from marine explorations to the biomedical field, in surgery and assistance to the elderly. This research brought to the development of the new research area of soft robotics, at international le