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Maria Pia Abbracchio
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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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: international development strategies

Keywords: corporate finance, export credit agency, 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: labor economy, macroeconomics

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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

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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).

 

Patrizia Azzi
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STEM area: Physics

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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) 

 

Giulia Baccarin
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STEM area: Engineering

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Region: Lombardy

Giovannella Baggio
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

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Region: Veneto

Valentina Bambini
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Region: Lombardy

Lucia Banci
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STEM area: Chemistry

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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: labor economy

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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:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Flavia Barca
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

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Region: Lazio

Ariela Benigni
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

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

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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: labor economy, population economy

Keywords:

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.

 

 

 

Magda Bianco
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Economy and Finance area

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Keywords:

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:

Keywords: 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:

Keywords:

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:

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: debt

Keywords:

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

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Keywords:

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

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Keywords:

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:

Keywords: corporate governance

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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

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Keywords:

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

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Region: Tuscany

Marina Brogi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: cybersecurity

Keywords: corporate governance

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Region: ABROAD


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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.

 

 

 

 

Sonia Calvari
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

Michela Carlana
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords: cybersecurity, 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 economy

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords: big data

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Has been Chair of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, President of the Commission of Celestial Mechanics of the International Astronomical Union

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”.

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:

Keywords:

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.

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences:

Keywords: reti wireless, wifi

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 

 

Daria Ciriaci
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Cristina Anna Colombo
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences:

Keywords:

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

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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

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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:

Keywords: System Engineering

Region: ABROAD

Paola Corradi
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords: smart city

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.

 

 

Marcella Corsi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy

Conchita D'Ambrosio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords: big data

Region: Lombardy

Elisabetta Dejana
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy

Daniela Del Boca
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

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:

Keywords: spectrum

Region: Tuscany

Maria Del Zompo
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Sardinia

Mariacristina De Nardi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: macroeconomics

Keywords:

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: labor economy

Keywords:

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:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords: debt

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:

Keywords:

Region: Veneto

Maria Cristina De Sanctis
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords: dawn, exomars

Region: Lazio

Anna Di Ciaccio
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Simonetta Di Pippo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: ABROAD

Francesca Dominici
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords: big data

Region: ABROAD

Maria Benedetta Donati
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Molise

Eleonora Dondossola
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Keywords:

Region: ABROAD

Barbara Ensoli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Elisabetta Erba
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy

Susanna Esposito
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

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Keywords:

Region: Umbria

Maria Cristina Facchini
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

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Keywords:

Region: Emilia-Romagna

Alessandra Faggian
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords:

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: labor economy, macroeconomics

Keywords:

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.

 

Caterina Falleni
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STEM area: Engineering

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Keywords:

Region: ABROAD

Roberta Fantoni
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Ilaria Ferlenghi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Tuscany

Paola Fermo
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy

Elena Ferrari
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences:

Keywords: big data, social networks, social web

Region: Lombardy

Florinda Ferreri
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Veneto

Debora Fino
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Piedmont

Cristina Finocchi Mahne
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords:

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:

Keywords: plancton

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Elsa Fornero
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

Keywords:

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.

Alessandra Franzosi
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Economy and Finance area

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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

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Keywords: big data

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”.

Maria Cristina Gambi
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

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Region: Campania

Sara Gandini
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

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Region: Lombardy

Cecilia Garlanda
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Lombardy

Amalia Gastaldelli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Tuscany

Simonetta Gentile
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STEM area: Physics

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Region: Lazio

Anna Gervasoni
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: venture capital

Keywords: 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

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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

 

Raffaella Giavazzi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Lombardy

Maria Rita Gismondo
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Lombardy

Monica Gori
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Region: Liguria

Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Region: ABROAD

Laura Guazzoni
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Economy and Finance area

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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

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Region: Emilia-Romagna

Paola Inverardi
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STEM area: Computer science

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Region: Abruzzo

Elisabetta Iossa
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Economy and Finance area

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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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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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Cecilia Laschi
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Sandra Leone
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Rosella Levaggi
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Chair in Public Economics at the University of Brescia

Professional career

BA in Economics at the University of Genova (Italy) followed by a Master in Social Science and a D.Phil in Economics at the University of York (UK). Since 2000 she has a chair in Public Economics at the University of Brescia. From 2009 to 2014 she was in the Board of SIEP (Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica), from 2012 to 2014 she is Vice President. She is Associated Editor of Health Economics, Editor of PLOS ONE and Associate Member of CIRIEC Scientific Committee.

Scientific results

Public economics and regulation are the main themes of my academic production from fiscal federalism (with particular reference to the problems of determining the relationship between spending and grants-in-aid in a context of asymmetry of information) to the design of optimal contract for health care (primary care, hospital care, emergency admissions)

 

More recently, the focus of my research has been on issues related to competition between public and private hospitals, the effects of fiscal federalism in health care, patient mobility at national and European level, soft budget constraint policies. Alongside these more traditional themes, my new area of interest is the study of incentives for innovation in health care, precision medicine, drug price regulation and its effects on innovation. Another important and relevant theme for its policy implications concerns the study of tax evasion, in particular in a dynamic context where the long-term effects of such behaviour may have important consequences on assett allocation and economic growth.          A network of collaborations with economists around the world and colleagues and scholars of other disciplines has made these activities possible.

Editorial work and publications

Author of about 150 scientific publications. The 5 most relevant publications  in the past five years

(2018) Levaggi, L.; Levaggi, R. & Trecroci, C. (2018) Decentralisation and waste flows: A welfare approach, Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier BV, 2018, 217, 969-979

(2016) Brekke KR, Levaggi R, Siciliani L, Straume OR. Patient mobility and health care quality when regions and patients differ in income. Journal of Health Economics, 50:372-387.

(2016) Levaggi R, Menoncin F. Optimal Dynamic Tax Evasion: A Portfolio Approach. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organisation, 114:115-129.

(2015) Frischut M, Levaggi R. Patient mobility in the context of austerity and an enlarged EU: The European Court of Justice’s ruling in the Petru Case. Health Policy, 119(10):1293-1297.

 (2014) Levaggi R. Pricing schemes for new drugs: A welfare analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 102:69-73.

 

Maria Vittoria Levati
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Economy and Finance area

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Full Professor of Political Economy at the University of Verona

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Banking at the University of Siena in 1993, she continued her education with a master's degree in Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan (1995) and a PhD in Economics at the University of York, UK (2000). From 2001 to 2007 she was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena (Germany) and from 2008 to the 2012 Research Group Leader / W2 Professor at the same research institute. In 2008 she won one of the Minerva positions offered by the Max Planck Society to support the search for excellent women. In 2011 she moved to the Economics Department of the University of Verona where she became a full professor in 2015.

Scientific results

Maria Vittoria Levati's research activity takes place within the experimental and behavioral economy and responds to the need to contribute to the understanding of economic behavior through (controlled) laboratory and field experiments. Particular attention is paid to the use of game theory to elaborate sophisticated models of choice, alternative to the widely used homo oeconomicus model. One of her main interests was understanding and shaping the phenomenon of voluntary contribution, often found both in the laboratory and in real life. The fact that people vote, take part in collective actions, take care of the environment and donate to charitable organizations suggests that the rigid hypothesis of self-interested behavior is not pervasive, although the results of collective action are far from being optimal. The objective of her research was on the one hand to analyze the behavior of individuals in the presence of so-called social dilemmas; on the other, to identify institutional mechanisms that promote the social optimum. Another of her strands of research has focused on the theory of bounded rationality and, in particular, on the fundamental concept of the theory of Herbert Simon, or on the "satisficing", a compound term of satisfy (satisfying) and suffix (to be sufficient). In this context, together with her collaborators, she generalized and applied the concept to contexts with strategic interaction, in particular to finished games with n. players.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(forthcoming) Conte A, Levati MV, Nardi C. Risk preferences and the role of emotions. Economica.

(2017) Levati MV, Napel S, Soraperra I. Collective choices under ambiguity. Group Decision and Negotiation, 26:133-149.

(2015) Güth W, Levati MV, Soraperra I. Common and private signals in public goods games with a point of no return. Resource and Energy Economics, 41:164-184.

(2014) Güth W, Koukoumelis A, Levati MV, Ploner M. Providing revenue-generating projects under a fair mechanism: an experimental analysis. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 108:410-419.

(2014) Levati MV, Nicholas A, Rai B. Testing the single-peakedness of other-regarding preferences. European Economic Review, 67:197-209.

(2014), Güth W, Levati MV, Montinari N. Ranking alternatives by a fair bidding rule: a theoretical and experimental analysis. European Journal of Political Economy, 34:206-221.

(2014) Conte A, Levati MV. Use of data on planned contributions and stated beliefs in the measurement of social preferences. Theory and Decision, 76:201-223.

(2012), Levati MV, Qiu J, Mahagaonkar P, Testing the Modigliani-Miller theorem directly in the lab. Experimental Economics, 15:693-716.

(2012), Güth W, Levati MV,  Ploner M. Satisficing and prior-free optimality in price competition. Economic Inquiry, 50:470-483.

(2012) Koukoumelis A, Levati MV, Weisser J. Leading by words: a voluntary contribution experiment with one-way communication. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 81:379-390.

(2011) Levati MV, Miettinen T, Rai B. Context and interpretation in laboratory experiments: the case of reciprocity. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32:846-856.

(2010) Güth W, Levati MV, Ploner M. Satisficing in strategic environments: A theoretical approach and experimental evidence. Journal of Socio-Economics, 39:554-561.

(2009) Güth W, Levati MV, Ploner M. An experimental analysis of satisficing in saving decisions. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53:265-272.

(2009) Levati MV, Fiore A, Morone A. Voluntary contributions with imperfect information: An experimental study. Public Choice, 138:199-216.

(2008) Brennan G, Gonzalez L, Güth W, Levati MV. Attitudes toward private and collective risks in individual and strategic choice situations. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 67:253-262.

(2008) Güth W, Levati MV, Ploner M. On the social dimension of time and risk preferences: An experimental study. Economic Inquiry, 46:261-272.

Awards and prizes

Maria Vittoria Levati is co-director of the experimental economics laboratory (Verona Experimental Laboratory in Economics, VELE) of the University of Verona. In 2008 she won one of the Minerva positions that are offered by the Max Planck Society to excellent researchers in their field. She was invited to hold seminars at the Liberty Fund Conference (London), the University of Sheffield, the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, the University of Siena and the Free University of Bolzano.

Sonia Levi
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Rita Lorenzini
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Fiorella Lo Schiavo
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Francesca Lotti
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Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Senior Advisor at the DG Economics and Statistics of the Bank of Italy, Head of the Production Structure Sector and Enterprises of the Economic Structure and Labor Market Division. Contract Professor of Industrial Dynamics and Labor Economics at the Department of Economics and Management of the Free International University of Social Studies (LUISS).

Professional career

After graduating in Statistical and Economic Sciences at the University of Bologna in 1997, she continued her education with a PhDs in Economics at the Sant'Anna Superiore University School (Pisa), during which she was a visiting student at the Department of economics of Harvard University (US) and visiting fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, US). Assumed at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy in 2002, she first served the Credit Intermediaries Office, then the Sectoral and Territorial Analysis Office, later merged into the Division of Economic Structure and Labor Market. In 2007-2008 she was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and in 2008-2009 a consultant for the Ministry of Economic Development for industrial policies and related assessment.

Scientific results

Francesca Lotti's research activity is mainly carried out in the field of industrial economics and applied economics, with particular attention to technological change, the choices of companies in terms of growth, investments and innovation, the dynamics of productivity and its determinants. In these areas, she also investigated economic policies and the related ex-post evaluation, a topic on which she also wrote a book published by Il Mulino ("The evaluation of aid to businesses", edited by G. De Blasio, Il Mulino, 2008). Another area of her research concerns the role of women in the economy, with contributions on gender discrimination in the credit market, on gender differences in business management and more generally in the labor market.

Editorial work and publications

Francesca Lotti is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) Lotti F, Marin G. Productivity Effects of Eco-innovations Using Data on Eco-patents. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(1):125–148.

(2013) Alesina A, Lotti F, Mistrulli PE. Do Women Pay More for Credit? Evidence from Italy, in Journal of the European Economic Association,  11(s1):45-66.

(2013) Hall BH, Lotti F e Mairesse J. Evidence on the Impact of R&D and ICT Investment on Innovation and Productivity in Italian Firms. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 22(3):300-328.

(2009) Hall BH, Lotti F e Mairesse J. Innovation and Productivity in SMEs. Empirical Evidence for Italy. Small Business Economics, 33(1):13-33.

(2008) Hall BH, Lotti F e Mairesse J. Employment, Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Microdata. Industrial and Corporate Change, 17(4):813-839.

(2007) Lotti F. Firm Dynamics in Manufacturing and Services: a Broken Mirror? Industrial and Corporate Change, 16(3):347-369.

(2007) Lotti F, Marcucci J. Revisiting the Empirical Evidence on Firms' Money Demand, Journal of Economics and Business, 59(1):51-73.

(2006) Bofondi M, Lotti F. Innovation in the Retail Banking Industry: the Diffusion of Credit Scoring Review of Industrial Organization, 28(4):343-358.

(2005)  Lotti F, Santarelli E. The Survival of Family Firms: The Importance of Control and Family Ties, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 12(2), pp. 183-192.

(2004) Gobbi G, Lotti F. Entry Decisions and Adverse Selection: an Empirical Analysis of Local Credit Markets, Journal of Financial Services Research, 26(3):225-244.

(2004) Lotti F, Santarelli E. Industry Dynamics and the Distribution of Firm Sizes: A Non Parametric Approach, Southern Economic Journal, 70(3):443-466.

(2003) Lotti F, Santarelli E, Vivarelli M. Does Gibrat's Law Hold in the Case of Young, Small Firms?, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13:213-235.

Awards and prizes

Francesca Lotti is top 5% of women economists worldwide According to the Repec ranking. Qualified as first level professor in Economic Policy (SECS-P02), Applied Economics (SECS-P04) and Economic Statistics (SECS-S03), she is external reviewer for the VQR (Evaluation for Research Quality) 2011-2014 (GEV 13) of the ANVUR (the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System).

 

Daniela Lucangeli
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Adriana Maggi
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Francesca Mallamaci
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Irene Mammarella
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Giulia Manca
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Claudia Manzi
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Lucia Margheriti
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Daniela Mari
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Luisa Donatella Marini
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Roberta Marracino
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Executive Director, Studies, Communication, CSV and Education to Export Area - SACE Spa (Cdp Group) Member of the Board of Directors and member of the Control and Risk Committee - BPER Banca

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at the University of Trieste in 1991, she obtained an MBA in International Business at the MIB School of Management. She spent about sixteen years at McKinsey & Company, first as an analyst in the banking and financial sector, then as head of the Research Department for Italy and coordinator of the European team of banking sector analysts, later as Director of Research and Communication for the Mediterranean area (Italy, Turkey, Greece, Iberia). She was also Head of Strategic Analysis of Gemini Consulting (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group) and of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. Since 2014 she has been Director of SACE Studies, Communication, Corporate Social Value and Education to Export (Cdp Group). In this role she dealt with the assessment of country risk and business opportunities in advanced and emerging markets and provides binding opinions on financing requests and guarantees that require coverage from political and sovereign risk. She also develops export education and internationalization formats for Italian SMEs and oversees internal, external and social responsibility activities. Since 2017 she has been a Director and a member of the BPER Banca Control and Risk Committee. She was the founder of the Valore D association, which today brings together about 170 companies with the common goal of eliminating the barriers to the growth of female talent, and promoted the launch of "Push to Open", a program dedicated to training and work orientation of 17-18 year olds (4,500 students involved from 2015 to present).

Scientific results

Roberta Marracino's research activity has focused on four areas. The first area of ​​study concerns the exploration of the growth vectors of the European and Italian economy, in the absence of fiscal stimuli, limited by high debt and a high public deficit. Starting from the analysis of the determinants of the wealth gap between Europe and the United States both on the demand and supply side and drawing on the best practices of other European countries, an agenda of reforms is proposed to be put in place to improve the prospects for long-term growth of the old continent. The second area concerns the enhancement of subsidiary welfare solutions, in terms of economic benefit for companies and employees. In the presence of unfavorable demographic dynamics, increase in female employment, public assistance system and social protection limited by budget constraints, the analysis shows that it is possible for companies to make a positive contribution to the demand for welfare, making the intervention beneficial. also from an economic point of view. The third strand delves into the causes of youth unemployment in Italy, which for 40% has a structural nature attributable to three factors: the quantitative imbalance between business demand and youth choices; the lack of skills adapted to the needs of the economic system; the inadequacy of job search channels. Finally, the analysis of risks and opportunities for Italian companies dealing with foreign markets, which led to the development of the Risk & Export Map, with details of specific credit risk indices, political risk, export opportunity and investment opportunity for 198 countries and for the production of the annual Italian export forecast report.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017)            Baldassarre G, Ciabattoni P, Gorissen S, Marracino R, Moneta L, Terzulli A.Export Unchained. Dove la crescita attende il Made in Italy. Rapporto Export 2017/2020, SACE Spa-

(2016)            Baldassarre G,  Gorissen S, Lucano C, Marracino R, Moneta L, Terzulli A.Re-Action. Export Calling. Rapporto Export 2016/2019, SACE Spa.

(2015) Gorissen S, Iadanza A, Marracino R, Moneta L, Padoan E, Terzulli A. Re-Start. Rapporto Export 2015/2018, SACE Spa.

(2014) Marracino R. Alla ricerca della crescita perduta. Opportunità e ritorni di un'Italia più internazionale, SACE Spa.

(2014) Castellano A, Kastorinis X, Lancellotti R, Marracino R, Villani L. Studio Ergo Lavoro. Come facilitare la transizione scuola-lavoro per ridurre in modo strutturale la disoccupazione giovanile in Italia, McKinsey & Company.

(2014) Occupazione-Istruzione-Educazione: le trappole nascoste nel percorso delle ragazze verso il lavoro
R. Marracino, McKinsey & Company

(2013) Marracino R, Rizzi F, Toia L. Il welfare sussidiario: un vantaggio per aziende e dipendenti, McKinsey & Company, Valore D.

(2013) Marracino R, Spreafico C, Terzi V, Turconi A. Investire nella crescita: Idee per rilanciare l'Italia, McKinsey & Company.

(2011) Marracino R, Santorsola G, Terzi V,  Coniugare austerità e crescita economica in Europa: uno sguardo all'Italia, McKinsey & Company.

Awards and prizes

In 2004 she was awarded the "Alumnus of the Year" award by the MIB School of Management, the first woman to receive this award for professional and career results. In 2012 she was included in the "Ready for Board Women" list of the Professional Women Association and among the 1,000 excellent resumes of the Bellisario Foundation. In 2013 she received the 2013 Merit and Talent Award from Aldai-Federmanager.

 

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Mirella Mastretti
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Barbara Mazzolai
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Deny Menghini
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Giuseppina Micela
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Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura
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Federica Migliardo
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Chiara Monfardini
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Chiara Montanari
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Rosa Maria Montereali
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Maria Concetta Morrone
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Region: Tuscany

Paola Mosconi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Keywords: empowerment and engagement della popolazione

Region: Lombardy

Vera Negri Zamagni
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Economy and Finance area

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Region: Emilia-Romagna

Giovanna Nicodano
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Economy and Finance area

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Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

 Professor of Financial Economics, @UniTo; Fellow, @Collegio Carlo Alberto

Director, Master in Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management, @Collegio Carlo Alberto

Giovanna Nicodano (Ph.D., Princeton University) is a member of the scientific committee of the European Sysstemic Risk Board and of the supervisory board of the University of Vienna, School of Business Economics and Statistics. She visited CEMFI Madrid, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, the University of Amsterdam, Haifa and Freiburg.

Scientific results

a. You should lower risk taking in the equity market, contrary to the usual prescription of target date funds, due to the negligible personal disaster risks you face during working life.

b. Markets correctly price surviving firms, while defaulting firms disappear. Stock price therefore exceeds (unconditional) firm value, the more the higher is bankruptcy exposure. This bias, due to defaulting firms having lower profits than surviving ones, generates a discount on companies when diversification helps survival and reduces bankruptcy costs. This insight finds support in both the excess survival of US diversified firms and its co-variation with their discount.

Editorial work and publications

“A Trade Off Theory of Ownership and Capital Structure”, Journal of Financial Economics,2019

“Guarantees, Debt and Taxes”, Review of Financial Studies,2014

“Pyramidal Groups and Debt”, European Economic Review,2006

"Optimal Life-Cycle portfolios for Heterogeneous Workers", Review of Finance,2014

“Should Insider Trading Be Prohibited when Share Repurchases Are Allowed?”, Review of Finance,2008

“Privatization and Stock Market Development”, Journal of Banking and Finance,2007

“Public Policy and the Creation of Active Venture Capital Markets”, Journal of Public Economics, 2006

“Insider Trading, Investment and Liquidity. A Welfare Analysis”, Journal of Finance, 2001

Awards and prizes

1. CEPR Network on Household Finance; Dutch Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar);

2. European Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels; Future of the Corporation, British Academy, London;

3.Luiss School of Political Economy.

Isabella Nova
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STEM area: Engineering

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Region: Lombardy

Claudia Olivetti
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

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Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Full Professor at the Boston College Department of Economics, Chestnut Hill, MA (USA)

 

Professional career

After graduating in Statistics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1994, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (USA). Since 2001 she has been Assistant Professor, and from 2008 to the 2015 she was Associate Professor (with tenure) at Boston University in Boston (USA). Since 2015 she has been Full Professor at Boston College (USA). She was Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University from 2005-2006.

 

Scientific results

The research activity of Claudia Olivetti takes place in the field of labor and family economics, with attention to the interaction between economic development, technology, institutions and social norms in an often historical and comparative perspective.
Her line of research has focused on the role of women in the labor market by analyzing the determinants and consequences of pay gaps, participation in the workforce and career paths. Her most recent work analyzes the intersection between traditional gender norms and economic development in influencing women's educational choices. Another line of research, complementary to the previous ones, studies the role of marriage for intergenerational mobility.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) Goldin C, Kerr S, Olivetti C. and Barth E. The Expanding Gender Earnings Gap: Evidence from the LEHD-2000 Census. American Economic Review P&P, 107 (5): 110-114. 

(2017) Olivetti C, Petrangolo B. The Economic Consequences of Family Policies: Lessons From a Century of Legislation in High-Income Countries. Journal of Economic Perspective, 31(1): 205-230.

(2016) Olivetti C, Petrangolo B. The Evolution of the Gender Gap in Industrialized. Annual Review of Economics, 8: 405-434. 
(2016) Albanesi S, Olivetti C. Gender Roles and Medical Progress. Journal of Political Economy,124 (3): 650-695. 
(2015) Paserman D, Olivetti C. In the Name of the Son (and the Daughter): Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1940. American Economic Review, 105(8): 2695-2724.
 (2014) Olivetti C. The Female Labor Force and Long-run Development: The American Experience in Comparative Perspective. Chapter 5 in (L. Platt Boustan, C. Frydman and R.A. Margo eds.) Human Capital in History: The American Record, University of Chicago Press.
 (2009) Albanesi S, Olivetti C. Home Production, Market Production, and the Gender Wage Gap: Incentives and Expectations. Review of Economic Dynamics, 12(1): 80–107.
(2008) Olivetti C, Petrangolo B. Unequal Pay or Unequal Employment? A Cross-Country Analysis of Gender Gaps.Journal of Labor Economics, 26(4): 621-654.
(2006) Olivetti C. Changes in Women's Hours of Market Work: The Role of Returns to Experience. Review of Economic Dynamics, 9 (4): 557-587.
 (2004) Fernández  R. Fogli A, Olivetti C. Mothers and Sons: Preference Development and Female Labor Force Dynamics.Quarterly Journal of Economics, 119(4): 1249-1299.

Awards and prizes

Claudia Olivetti is Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the groups of Labor Studies and Development of the American Economy and fellow of the Global Labor Organization.

She is Associate Editor of the European Economic Review. She is a member of the Economic History Association's committee, Alice Hansen Jones Prize, which awards the prize for the best North American economic history book every 2 years.

She was invited to hold the Fellows Lecture at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Labor Economist (Raleigh Durham USA), and the Keynote Lecture at the Italian conference in Econometrics and Empirical Economics (ICEEE) in the 2013 5th Annual Workshop on "Gender Equality," Bocconi University in 2015.

She received a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship, Harvard University in 2005-2006 and won teaching awards including the Gitner Teaching Award, Boston University. His research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Research Council of Norway.

 

 

 

 

Elena Pacella
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Lazio

Monica Paiella
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Economy and Finance area

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Region: Campania


Position/Role

Full professor of Economics at the University of Naples Parthenope

Professional career

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business and then a degree in Economics and Commerce at the University of Pavia, she earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 2001 at the University College London.

Her research activity began at the Institute of Fiscal Studies in London which granted her a scholarship from 1996 to 2000 and where she participated in research projects on household consumption, savings and portfolio choices. She continued to study these issues and to analyze their implications for economic policy at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. In 2007 she moved to the University of Naples as an associate professor and in 2017 was appointed full professor. Since 2017 she has also been a member of the University Board of Directors.

She has been a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York, at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, at the Frankfurt School of Finance and at EBS in Wiesbaden.

In addition to this, she has been a consultant at the General Directorate for Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability of the European Central Bank.

Scientific results

Monica Paiella is an applied economist with a long experience with econometric tools and in data analysis. Most of her work focuses on consumption, saving and investment choices of households and businesses. She contributed to the rationalization of well-known economic puzzles, including the equity premium puzzle and the stock market participation puzzle. She has studied the determinants of savings and debt and of household portfolio choices, taking into account differences in risk attitudes and financial literacy.

She has published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. Her studies on the equity premium puzzle, the costs of investing in stocks, the measurement of risk aversion and on the wealth effects on consumption are well known and widely cited in the literature.

Her most recent work includes studies on peer-to-peer lending, where she analyzes the liquidity of peer-to-peer markets, their links with the banking sector, and their implications for the European capital market union. In addition to this, as a consultant to the Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability Division of the European Central Bank, she has contributed to a project on inequality and financial stability.

Currently, she is working on issues related to robo advice, expectation formation mechanisms concerning the prices of financial and real assets, the indebtedness of the elderly, and the implications of shadow banking for financial stability.

Editorial work and publications

The Role of FinTech for the Capital Market Union (with E. Faia)

            In: F. Allen et al. (eds.), Capital Market Union and Beyond, MIT Press (forthcoming in 2019)

The Anatomy of the Wealth Effect (with L. Pistaferri)

The Review of Economics and Statistics 99(4), 710-721, 2017

Evaluating the Impact on Saving of Tax-Favored Retirement Plans (with A. Tiseno)

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 13(1), 62-87, 2014

Relative Risk Aversion is Constant: Evidence from Panel Data (with P. A. Chiappori)

The Journal of the European Economic Association 9(6), 1021-1052, 2011

Intertemporal Consumption Choices, Transaction Costs and Limited Participation in Financial Markets: Reconciling Data and Theory (with O. Attanasio)

Journal of Applied Econometrics 26(2), 322-343, 2011

Awards and prizes

She is a referee for the evaluation of national and international research projects and, from 2011 to 2014, she was a member of the Economics and Statistics panel for the Evaluation of Research Quality in Italy (VQR). She is a member of a number of scientific committees organizing national and international conferences, including the CEPR conferences and workshops of Household Finance, Women in Economics (WinE) of the European Economic Association, and the congresses of the Italian Society of Economists. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD program in Management, Governance and Economics at her University.

She has been awarded by her University an Excellence in Research Award, a mobility grant and research funds on competitive calls. She received a TMR grant and, in 2017, a grant from the Institut Europlace de Finance-Louis Bachelier LABEX.

Giovanna Paladino
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Economy and Finance area

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Keywords: corporate finance

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Chairman of Intesa Sanpaolo, Director and Curator of the MdR (Museum of Saving), Board Member of IFFM (International Federation of Finance Museums) and VUB Foundation (SK), Advisory Board Member of SAMA Financial Literacy Center (SAU).

Professional career

She graduated in Economics from “La Sapienza” University in Rome in 1988. She then received a “Diplome” (PhD pass) in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (CH). In 1992, she worked as an intern at IMF in Washington D.C. and then moved to Rhode Island where she obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from “Brown University”. In 1994, she finished her PhD in Economics at “La Sapienza” University in Rome and obtained a post doc position, as Jeanne Monnet fellow, at the “European University Institute”. From 1998 to 2014, she was adjunct professor in Monetary and Financial Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University. In 1994, she started working in the banking sector as senior economist at the IMI Research Department and later in the Intesa Sanpaolo group where, from 2010, she is the head of the Chairman’s Technical staff. She is the curator and the director of the Museum of Saving, a financial education lab located in Turin and from April 2016, she is also responsible for managing the Intesa Sanpaolo Charity Fund.

Scientific results

She has published several research articles on finance and econometrics, with attention to issues related to the time varying volatility transmission via GARCH approaches. In this domain, she has written papers on commodity prices determination using models able to identify fundamental and speculative components. Recently, the research focus has switched to the effectiveness of the ECB monetary policy, the link between sovereign risk and bank risk-taking (i.e. the bank-sovereign nexus) and the time varying behavior of fundamentalists and chartists in the exchange rate markets. Another strand of her research was centered on corporate finance and regulation. She carried out research, then published on peer reviewed journal, on the value creation of M&As in the banking sector, on the impact of the adoption of internal rating models on the cost of capital and on the relation between leverage and profitability. Adding to her research accomplishment, she established and expanded the outreach of the MdR, the first museum fully dedicated to financial literacy, and succeed to manage the IntesaSanpaolo Charity Fund according to the best international practices. In her project activities “gender gap” has been at the core of various original initiatives for arising the public awareness on the topic.

Editorial work and publications

(2018) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Can the interaction between a single long-term attractor and heterogeneous trading explain the exchange rate conundrum? Research in International Business and Finance, 46: 313-323

(2016) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Time-varying mark-up and the ECB monetary policy transmission in a highly non-linear framework. International Review of Economics & Finance, 45:247-262.

(2016) Beltratti A, Paladino G. Basel II and regulatory arbitrage. Evidence from financial crises.Journal of Empirical Finance, 39: 180-196.

(2015) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. A dynamic model of hedging and speculation in the commodity futures markets. Journal of Financial Markets, 25: 1-15.

(2013) Beltratti A, Paladino G. Is M&A different during a crisis? Evidence from the European banking sector. Journal of Banking & Finance, 37: 5394-5405

(2010)  Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Oil price dynamics and speculation: A multivariate financial approach. Energy Economics, 32:363-372.

(2005) Cifarelli G, Paladino G. Volatility linkages across three major equity markets: A financial arbitrage approach. Journal of International Money and Finance, 24:413-439.

Awards and prizes

Giovanna Paladino won several grants and scholarships that fully supported her graduate studies. She got her doctoral degree thanks to the scholarships “Luciano Iona” and the grant from Fondazione Einaudi. The post-doc was supported by the Jean Monnet fellowship of the European Community. In 2003 the Global Finance Association awarded “Volatility Co-movements in Emerging Bond Markets: Is there Segmentation between Geographical Areas?” as best paper in asset pricing.

 

Daniela Pantosti
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

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Region: Lazio

Costanza Papagno
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Region: Lombardy

Annalisa Pastore
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Tuscany

Silvia Peppoloni
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

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Region: Lazio

Daniela Perani
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

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Region: Lombardy

Chiara Petrioli
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STEM area: Computer science

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Keywords: reti wireless

Region: Lazio

Barbara Petrongolo
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

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Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Full Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University of London.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at the S. Anna High School of the University of Pisa in 1993, she obtained a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1998. From 1997 to 2001 she was assistant professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid, before returning to LSE in 2001 as a lecturer in Economics. Since 2010 she has been Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University of London, and associate research of the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Since 2015 she has directed the CEPR Labor Economics program (Center for Economic Policy Research). She has been a visiting scholar at various universities including University of California Berkeley, Paris School of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, University College London.

Scientific results

Barbara Petrongolo's research activity takes place in the field of labor economics. She has dealt with labor markets with frictions, with applications to labor mobility, the dynamics of the unemployment rate, and the effects of social assistance and territorial development policies. She also works on issues related to gender inequalities in the labor market, studying the factors that have allowed the reduction of these inequalities and the causes of the remaining disparities, with emphasis on the role of the industrial structure, of interactions within family units and social norms.

Editorial work and publications

Barbara Petrongolo is joint managing editor of the Economic Journal and author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) Manning A, Petrongolo B. How local are labor markets? Evidence from a spatial job search model.American Economic Review,107: 2877-2907.

(2017) Ngai R, Petrongolo B. Gender gaps and the rise of the service economy.American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics,9: 1-44.

 

(2016) Olivetti C, Petrongolo B. The economic consequences of family policies. Drawing lessons from a century of legislation across OECD countries.Journal of Economic Perspectives,31: 205-230.

 

(2016) Olivetti C, Petrongolo B.The evolution of the gender gap in industrialized countries. Annual Review of Economics,8: 405-434.

(2014) Olivetti C, Petrongolo B.Gender gaps across countries and skills: Demand, supply and the industry structure.Review of Economic Dynamics,17: 842-859.

 

(2014) Goux D, Maurine E, Petrongolo B.Worktime regulations and spousal labor supply.American Economic Review, 104: 252-276.

(2011) Eckstein Z, Petrongolo B, Ge S. Job and wage mobility con minimum wages and imperfect compliance.Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26: 580-612.

(2009) Olivetti C, Petrongolo B.The long-term effects of job search requirements: Evidence from the UK JSA reform. Journal of Public Economics, 93: 1234-1253.

(2008) Olivetti C, Petrongolo B. Unequal pay or unequal employment? A cross-country analysis of gender gaps.Journal of Labor Economics, 26: 621-654.

(2008) Pissarides C, Petrongolo B The ins and outs of European unemployment. American Economic Review, P&P,98: 256-262

(2008) Coles M, Petrongolo B. A test between stock-flow matching and the random matching function approach.International Economic Review, 49: 1113-1141.

(2005) Petrongolo B. Pissarides C. Scale effects in markets con search.Economic Journal, 116: 21-44.

 

 

Elisa Poggiali
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STEM area: Engineering

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Region: Tuscany

Valeria Poli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Piedmont

Gabriella Pravettoni
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Keywords: decision making

Region: Lombardy

Paola Prete
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

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Region: Apulia

Sabrina Pricl
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STEM area: Engineering

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Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Silvia Giuliana Priori
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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Region: Lombardy

Paola Profeta
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Associate professor of Public Economics at Bocconi University, Milan

Professional career

She obtained a degree in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi in 1995 and a PhD in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona in 2000. During her PhD, she spent two years as visiting scholar at  Columbia University of New York. She was post-doc at CORE, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. From 2001 to 2005 she was assistant professor of Public Economics at the University of Pavia and from 2005 she is associate professor at Bocconi, where she also coordinates the Dondena Gender initiative, a research unit on gender studies. She is also Research Fellow of CESifo, CHILD-Collegio Carlo Alberto of Turin and scientific advisor of Unicredit and Universities Foundation. From 2015 to 2018 she was member of the board of the European Public Choice Society. She is now member of the board of the International Institute of Public Finance and the Italian Society of Public Economics. She was visiting professor at several institutions such as Nuffield College (University of Oxford), CESifo of Munich, Trinity College of Dublin and the Universities of Lugano, Rennes, Edimburgh, Simon Fraser.  

Scientific results

Her research activity develops in two fields: public economics and gender economics, with a particular attention to the policy implications of pension and taxation systems and of measures which promote female employment and women’s empowerment.

Editorial work and publications

Paola Profeta is author of several publications in prestigious journals of economics and of books, among which:

 

(2018) When the state mirrors the family: the design of pension systems (with V. Galasso), Journal of European Economic Association.

(2018) Tax Policy and Economic Growth: Does it Really Matter? (with D. Baiardi, R. Puglisi and S.Scabrosetti) International tax and Public Finance.

(2014) Women Directors. The Italian Way and Beyond (with L. Amidani Aliberti, A. Casarico, M. D’Amico, A. Puccio; lead author), Palgrave MacMillan.

(2014) Gender quotas and the quality of politicians (with A. Baltrunaite, P. Bello, A. Casarico), Journal of Public Economics, 118:62-74. 

(2013) Does Democracy affect taxation and public spending? Evidence from Developing countries (with R. Puglisi and S. Scabrosetti), Journal of Comparative Economics 41: 684-717.

(2012) Public education and Redistribution when Talents are Mismatched (with M. Bernasconi), European Economic Review, 56(1): 84-96.

(2010) The political economy of taxation: lessons from developing countries (with S. Scabrosetti), E. Elgar.

(2007) The Redistributive Design of Social Security Systems (with J.I. Conde Ruiz), The Economic Journal 117: 686-712.

(2004)Lessons for an Aging Society: the Political Sustainability of Social Security Systems (with V. Galasso), Economic Policy 63-115.

(2002) The Political Economy of Social Security: A Survey (with V. Galasso), European Journal of Political Economy 18: 1-29

 

Awards and prizes

Paola Profeta is responsible of the Dondena Gender initiative, fellow of Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy all'Università Bocconi, of CHILD at Collegio Carlo Alberto of Turin and CESifo of Munich. She has been invited as keynote speaker at several conferences, such as Alp-Pop 2018, the international conference 2017 “From parents to children” Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, Lisbon, the international conference in memory of Valeria Solesin at Ca’ Foscari, the conference “Inefficient Inequality” of Intereconomics/CEPS a Bruxelles, the conference “Trust and Taxation” of UCSIA- Anvers and numerous conferences in Italy and in Europe on the topic of board gender quotas and gender quotas in politics. She is member of the editorial board of European Journal of Political Economyand CESifo Economic Studies. Her research was funded by the European Commission – DG Justice and DG Emploment, private foundations (FBBVA, Ramon Areces), universities and research centers (Sandell, Netspar). She was awarded the SIEP 3002 prize and the 2018 research impact award of Bocconi University. She was invited for hearing at the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the Italian Parliament. She organized several international workshops on the topic of equal opportunities between men and women and women’s empwoerment. On the same topic she is active in the national and international debate. She writes on Il Sole 24 Oreand collaborates with Corriere della Sera and La 27esima Ora.

 

Chiara Daniela Pronzato
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Chiara Pronzato is Associate Professor of Demography at the University of Turin (Italy) and Collegio Carlo Alberto Affiliate.

Professional career

She studied Statistics at the University of Turin and then moved to ISER, University of Essex, where she earned a Phd in Economics. In 2008, she was back to Italy with a post-doc position at Dondena, Bocconi University. In 2011, she received the UWIN (Unicredit Women’s International Network) Best Paper Award on topics related to “Economic Consequences of Gender Equality in Europe”.

Scientific results

Her main research interests are in the fields of economics of the family, demography, and policy evaluation methods. In recent years, she has received grants to study children’s time use and to carry out policy evaluation of educational programs.  

Her research appears in the Economic Journal, in the Journal of Population Economics, in the European Journal of Population, in Review of Economics of the Household, in Oxford Economic Papers, and in Regional Studies.

Roberta Rabellotti
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Professor of Economics - Department of Political and Social Science, Università di Pavia and Assigned Professor at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.

 

Professional career

She has a laurea in Economics at Bocconi University, a Master Degree in Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

She held a lecturer position in the Università di Padova and she was Associate Professor at the Università del Piemonte Orientale.

She was visiting fellow at the University of Singapore, JETRO-Institute of Developing Economies, Duke University, Northeastern University, Manchester University, Tsinghua University, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana de Mexico.

She has working experience as consultant for OECD, UE, IADB, ITC, UNCTAD, UNIDO, ILO, FMI, CEPAL.

Scientific results

Her research focuses on development economics, regional economics and innovation. She has studied clusters and small enterprises in developing countries. Furthermore, she has researched how the involvement in Global Value Chains can facilitate the entry of firms from developing countries in global markets. More recently, the focus of her research is on multinationals from emerging countries, such as China and India, investing in advanced countries and on how these investments contribute to the building of an autonomous innovation capability in these countries.

Editorial work and publications

(2019) Amendolagine V., Giuliani E., Martinelli A., Rabellotti R., Chinese and Indian MNEs shopping spree in advanced countries. How good is for their innovative output?, Journal of Economic Geography, 18(5): 1149-1176.

 

(2011) Pietrobelli C, Rabellotti R. Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems: Are There Learning Opportunities for Developing Countries? World Development 9(7):1261-1269.

(2010) Cusmano L, Morrison A, Rabellotti R. Catching-up Trajectories in the Wine Sector: A Comparative Study of Chile, Italy and South Africa. World Development 38 (11):1588-1602.

(2010) Giuliani E, Morrison A, Pietrobelli C, Rabellotti R. Why do researchers collaborate with industry? An analysis of the wine sector in Chile, Italy and South Africa. Research Policy, 39(6): 748-761.

(2207) Pietrobelli C, Rabellotti R (ed.). Upgrading to Compete: SMEs, Clusters and Value Chains in Latin America, Cambridge Mass.: Harvard University Press.

 

Greta Radaelli
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

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Region: Lombardy

Maria Alessandra Ragusa
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STEM area: Mathematics

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Region: Sicily

Manuela Teresa Raimondi
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STEM area: Engineering

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Region: Lombardy

Lucrezia Reichlin
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: macroeconomics

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Region: ABROAD


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Full Professor of Economics at the London Business School, Non-executive Director of Unicredit Banking Group, Ageas Insurance Group (member of the Risk committee), Eurobank Ergasias SA (chairman nomination committee, chair remuneration committee), Messaggerie Italiane Group, Chairman and co-founder Now-Casting Economics limited, Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation.

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Economics from the University of Modena in 1980, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from the New York Iniversity (USA). She held various academic roles. In sequence: European University Institute, Florence, Observatoire des Conjonctures Economiques of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York. From 1994 to 2004 she was professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In 2005 she was appointed general manager of research at the European Central Bank (ECB) where she headed the monetary policy, financial markets and economic forecasting divisions. After four years at the ECB she returned to the academy as Full Professor of Economics at the London Business School. Since 2009 she has been a member of the board of directors of Unicredit, since 20013 of the Board of Ageas Insurance Group and since 2016 of Eurobank Ergesias where she was also chair of the remuneration and nomination committees. In 2011 she founded the forecasting company No-Casting Economics in London and became its President. Since 2018 she has been appointed Trustee of the Foundation of the International Financial Reporting Standards.

Scientific results

Reichlin is considered the most influential European woman economist being ranked by Repec / Ideas (the site used by the profession for the international ranking) number one in Europe and number thirteen in the world for impact of its research and publications (2017 data). Her main academic contributions are in the fields of econometrics, monetary policy and business cycle analysis. On these issues she has published in numerous international journals. She was elected "Fellow" of the most prestigious international academic institutions: Econometric Society, British Academy, Academia Europaea, European Economic Association, Center for European Economic Research. She received the Birgit Grodal award from the European Economic Association for excellence in women's economic careers in Europe and other awards (see CV).

Her research leadership is also demonstrated by the various roles she holds in international research institutions. Some of her many present and past roles: Trustee Center of European Economic Policy Research, Board Member, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Board Member, International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies Geneva, Chair, Scientific Council, Bruegel, Brussels ( 2013-2016), Scientific director (2011-2013) and Program co-director, International Macroeconomics (1999-2004) of the Center of Economic Policy Research, Founder of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network.

Reichlin has been at the top of one of the most important central banks in the world for five years (see above) and has almost ten years of experience as a non-executive director in international banking and insurance groups. She is the author of influential international relations on debt issues, the economic reform of the single European currency government and various publications on monetary policy and financial crises. She is regularly called upon to contribute speeches at major international conferences on these topics: Federal Reserve including the annual Jackson Hole assembly, European Central Bank including the annual Sintra assembly and generally central banks of both developed and emerging world as well as Fund International Monetary and Organization of Economic and Development.

In 2011 Reichlin founded the company Now-Casting Economics ltd in London which is a spin-off of her research on forecasting methods based on real-time analysis of a large amount of data. The methodology, innovative from the research point of view, provides a web-based service to financial investors and is powered by a completely automatic procedure. Reichlin is the President of the company.
Finally, she has a long experience in consulting economic policy and organizing research in economic policy institutions. For example, she was a member of the Commission Economique de la Nation, (advisory board of the ministries of finance and economics of France, 2014-2016), she was a member of the research evaluation committee Banque de France and of the central banks of Spain and Sweden. She was a member of the council on the euro crisis of the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York and a consultant to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. She is an "academic advisor" to the Institute of Global Affairs, the Laby Global Policy of the London School of Economics.

Editorial work and publications

Lucrezia Riechlin is a columnist for Corriere della Sera and Project Syndicate. She occasionally writes comments for the Financial Times. She has numerous publications to her credit, including, in the academic field:

(2016) Giannoni D, Monti F, Reichlin L. Exploiting the Monthly Data Flow in Structural, Journal of Monetary Economics.

 

(2012) Giannone D, Doz C, Reichlin L. A maximum likelihood approach to dynamic factor analysis in large panels, Review of Economics and Statistics.

(2010) Lenza M, Oill H, Reichlin L. Monetary policy in exceptional times, Economic Policy, 62:295-339.

(2009) Forni M, Giannone D, Lippi M, Reichlin L. Opening the black box: the econometrics of structural factor models. Econometric Theory.

(2008) Giannone D, Reichlin L, Small D. Nowcasting GDP and inflation: the real time informational content of macroeconomic data releases. Journal of Monetary Economics.

(2008) De Mol C, Giannone D, Reichlin L.  Forecasting with a large number of predictors: is Bayesian shrinkage a valid alternative to principal components? Journal of Econometrics.

(2005) Forni M, Hallin M, Lippi M, Reichlin L. The generalised dynamic factor model: one sided estimation and forecasting. Journal of the American Statistical Association,100, 471:830-840.

(2000) Forni M, Hallin M, Lippi M, Reichlin L. The generalised dynamic factor model: identification and estimation. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 82, 4: 540-554.

(1998) Forni M, Reichlin L. Let’s get real: a factor analytical approach to disaggregated business cycle dynamics. Review of Economic Studies,65, 3:453-73.

(1995) Lippi M, Reichlin L. Diffusion of technical change and the decomposition of output into trend and cycle. Review of Economic Studies,61, 1:19-30.

Awards and prizes

In 2015 she was nominated by the President of the Republic as "Grand Officer" of the "Star of Italy", in 2017 she was nominated among the 100 Italian Excellencies and received the "Premiolino" award for her editorials for the Corriere della Sera in 2013.

 

Alessandra Ricci
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords: export

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Chief Executive Officer of SIMEST Spa

Professional career

After graduating cum laude in 1994 with a degree in Business and Economics from the LUISS University in Rome, in 1995 Ricci joined the project finance team at Mediocredito Centrale (Unicredit Group) as an Associate Director. She held senior positions in structuring/arranging and advisory roles for project finance and export finance transactions in both the emerging markets and in Italy in the petrochemicals and oil & gas sectors.

In September 2005 she joined SACE Spa as a Senior Manager in the Structured Finance division. She held positions with ever-increasing responsibility within the company, control of which was transferred from the Ministry for the Economy and Finance to Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, including:

- Head of Steel & Petrochemicals Department (2007-2009);

- Deputy Head of Export and Structured Finance Division (2009 – 2011);

- Head of the Operations Management Division (2011-2012)

- Head of Corporate and Investment Finance (2012-2014);

- Chief Business Officer (2014-2017)

- Chief Underwriting Officer (Apr-Oct 2017): in this senior position, six division heads reported directly to her (Competence Line/Underwriting, Administration, Claims, Recoveries, Marketing, Commercial Planning, Business Innovation). She established guidelines for all SACE Group companies in the areas of marketing and commercial and distribution planning, handled the development of the product portfolio and processes for taking on and managing medium/long-term business and the development of digital business. 

In October 2017 Ricci was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the subsidiary SIMEST Spa, a company that together with SACE forms the Italian export and internationalisation hub, which offers the entire range of instruments to support Italian companies interested in competing and expanding internationally, including equity investments in EU and non-EU investment projects.

In addition to her position as head of SIMEST, she is a member of the board of directors of SACE FCT and – while at SACE – was also on the board of SACE BT.

Scientific results

Alessandra Ricci is a top manager operating in the areas of corporate finance and equity investment connected with the internationalisation of firms. An expert in project finance and structured finance, she has contributed to the structuring of major transactions at the international and domestic levels, covering a large range of industries – from the energy sector to infrastructure, commodities, and oil & gas – and in various regions around the world (EMEA, LATAM, Pacific).

Over the course of her professional career, her activities have included developing forms of non-bank finance and participating in the establishment of private debt funds. Alongside her corporate finance activities, she has also been involved in a variety of major projects, including work focusing on business innovation to enhance internal corporate processes and the customer experience.

Lucia Rizzica
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy, microeconomics

Keywords:

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Economist at the Bank of Italy, DG Economics and Statistics, Economic Structure Service, Law and Economics Division

 

Professional career

Lucia Rizzica graduated in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in 2007, under the supervision of prof. Eliana La Ferrara. In the same year she held an internship period at the European Commission, DG Development, in Brussels. In 2014 she obtained a PhD in Economics from the University College London. Since 2012 she has been working as Economist at the DG Economics and Statistics of the Bank of Italy.

Scientific results

Her research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics. In particular, her research has focused on the effects that high skilled migration may have on the sending country, on labour economics topics, specifically female labour supply and public employment, and on human capital accumulation policies, with particular attention to access to tertiary education.

Furthermore, in recent years, she has developed some research projects aimed at measuring the entity and estimating the impact of criminal activity on the Italian economy, focusing especially on organized crime and on corruption.

Editorial work and publications

Lucia Rizzica published the following articles on refereed journals:

(2019 – forthcoming) Rizzica, L. Raising Aspirations and Higher Education. Evidence from the UK’s Widening Participation Policy. Journal of Labor Economics.

(2018) Carta F., Rizzica L. Early Kindergarten, maternal labor supply and children’s outcomes: evidence from Italy. Journal of Public Economics,58: 79–102.

(2018) Rizzica L. When the cat’s away…the effect of spousal migration on investments on children.The World Bank Economic Review. Volume 32, Issue 1.

(2008) Rizzica L. The Impact of Skilled Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from African Medical Brain Drain. Rivista di Politica Economica, vol. 98(6).

She also published the following articles on the Bank of Italy’s working paper series:

(2018) Giorgiantonio C., Rizzica L. Il lavoro nella gig economy.Evidenze dal mercato del food delivery.Occasional Papers 472, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2018) Rizzica, L. Raising Aspirations and Higher Education. Evidence from the UK’s Widening Participation Policy.Economic working papers 1043, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2016) Rizzica L. Why go public? A study on the individual determinants of public sector employment choice. Occasional Papers 343, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2016) Giorgiantonio C., Orlando T., Palumbo G., Rizzica L. Incentivi e selezione nel pubblico impiego.Occasional Papers 342, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2016) Occhilupo R., Rizzica L. Incentivi e valutazione dei dirigenti pubblici. Occasional Papers 310, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2015) Rizzica L., The use of fixed term contracts and the (adverse) selection of public sector workers.Economic working papers 1041, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2015) Rizzica L., Tonello M. Exposure to media and corruption perceptions. Economic working papers 1043, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2014) Cassetta A., Pauselli C., Rizzica L., Tonello M. Exploring flows to tax havens through means of a gravity model: evidence from Italy.Occasional Papers 236, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

(2013) Rizzica L. Home or away? Gender differences in the effects of an expansion of tertiary education supply.Occasional Papers 181, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

Awards and prizes

During her studies at Bocconi University, Lucia Rizzica received the Bocconi Graduate Merit Awards. With her Master thesis “Doctors on the move: an empirical study on the African Medical Brain Drain”, she won the Angelo Costa award, financed by Confindustria, and the Fausto Vicarelli prize, promoted by the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance.During her doctoral studies, she first received a scholarship from the Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, then the “B. Stringher scholarship” of the Bank of Italy and, finally, the “W.M. Gorman” scholarship by the Univeristy College of London.  In 2015, with the article “Early Kindergarten, maternal labor supply and children’s outcomes: evidence from Italy”, joint with Francesca Carta, she won the "Etta Chiuri" prize, promoted by the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP) and the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) Young Economist Award. In the same year, with Marco Tonello, she received the Giorgio Rota Prize of the Einaudi Institute, for the paper “Persuadable Perceptions: media exposure and corruption measures”.

 

Lorenza Rossi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: macroeconomics

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Economics – University of Pavia

Professional career

She graduated in Political Science at “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 2000. She gained a MSc in Economics and Quantitative Methods and a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. From 2005 to 2006, she was researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics. From 2006 to 2008, she was Post-Doc Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan. In 2008, she became researcher at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pavia. She is now Associate Professor at the same Department. During the last years, she has been visiting professor by several Universities: the University Of British Columbia (UBC), by CREI - University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcellona), by the Christian Albrecht University, l’IfW (Kiel) and EIEF (Roma). She participate to a research project of the European Commission. She is now member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Economic Journal.

Scientific results

Her research interests are in macroeconomics, business cycle analysis, and monetary and fiscal policies. She studied the effects of different monetary policies in economies with imperfect financial markets where agents have limited access to credit. She showed that in this context there could be important redistributive effects of the policies. A second research topic on which she is involved is on the relationship between firms’ dynamics and business cycle. She analyzed the effects of business dynamics on the dynamics of GDP and more in general on business cycle. In a very recent paper, she showed that the interaction between business dynamics and financial markets is important to explain business cycle movements and statistics.

 

Editorial work and publications

Lorenza Rossi si author of several scientific publications. The most recent are:

[2019] The Overshooting of Firms’ Destruction, Banks and Productivity Shocks, European Economic Review, forthcoming.

[2018] Rossi L. Are Uncertainty Shock Aggregate Demand Shocks?.Economics Letters, vol. 167, pp. 142-146, with Stefano Fasani. 

[2018] Rossi L. Firms Endogenous Entry and Monopolistic Banking in a DSGE model. Macroeconomic Dynamics, vol. 22, pp. 153-171, with Carla La Croce. 

[2017] Rossi L. Limited Asset Market Participation, Sticky Wages and Monetary Policy. Economic Inquiry, vol. 75, pp. 879-897, with Guido Ascari and Andrea Colciago. 

[2015] Rossi L. New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 51, pp. 318-340, with F. Etro. 

[2015] Rossi L. Firms Dynamics, Endogenous markups and the Labor Share of Income. Macroeconomic Dynamics, vol. 19(6) 1309-1331, with A. Colciago. 

[2015] Rossi L.  Taylor Rules, Long-Run Growth and Real Uncertainty. Economics Letters, vol. 133, pp. 31-34, with B. Annicchiarico. 

[2013] Unions Power, Collective Bargaining and Optimal Monetary. Economic Inquiry, vol. 51(1), pp. 408-427, with E. Faia. 

[2012] Rossi L. Trend Inflation and Firms Price-Setting: Rotemberg vs. Calvo. The Economic Journal, vol. 122, Issue 563, pp. 115-1141, with G. Ascari. 

 [2011] Rossi L. Monetary Policy and Automatic Stabilizers, the Role of Progressive Taxation. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, vol.44 (5), pp. 825-862, with F. Mattesini. 

[2011] Rossi L. Calvo vs. Rotemberg in a Trend Inflation World: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 35, pp. 1852--1867, with G. Ascari and E. Castelnuovo. 

[2009] Rossi L. Optimal Monetary Policy in Economies with Dual Labor Markets. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 33, 1469-14, with F. Mattesini. 

Awards and prizes

Lorenza Rossi is fellow of the EABCN (Euro Area Business Cycle Network), of CEIS di Tor Vergata. In 2011 she won the “Mela D'oro” price – of XXIII Edition of Fondazione Marisa Bellisario Price entitled: "Women, Innovation and Human Capital” - as best researcher under the age of 35 of the CUN Economic area 13 of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. She is winner of several grants of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and of the European Commission.

 

Maria Costanza Rovida
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences:

Keywords: regolamento reach

Region: Lombardy

Raffaella Rumiati
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences:

Keywords: decision making

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Sabrina Sabatini
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Paola Giuseppina Sacerdote
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy

Raffaella Sadun
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: labor economy

Keywords:

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Raffaella Sadun is the Thomas S. Murphy Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School. 

Professional career

She earned a BA in Economics from La Sapienza university in Rome, a MSc in Economics from Pompeu Fabra university, and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. She started as an Assistan Professor at Harvard Business School in 2009, and was promoted to Full Professor with tenure in 2018.

Scientific results

Professor Sadun's research focuses on the economics of productivity, management and organizational change. Her research documents the economic and cultural determinants of managerial choices, as well as their implications for organizational performance in both the private and public sector (including healthcare and education). She is among the founders of the World Management Survey (www.worldmanagementsurvey.org) and the Executive Time Use Study (www.executivetimeuse.org). 

Professor Sadun's work has appeared in leading peer reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Economic Journal, and has been featured in the business press, including The New York TimesThe Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times

She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research and Research Associate in the Ariadne Labs Program in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2012 Professor Sadun was nominated as a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. In 2018 she won the McKinsey award for the best article published on the Harvard Business Review in 2017.

Editorial work and publications

Bandiera, Oriana, Stephen Hansen, Andrea Prat, and Raffaella Sadun. "CEO Behavior and Firm Performance." Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming).  

Bandiera, Oriana, Renata Lemos, Andrea Prat, and Raffaella Sadun. "Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work." Review of Financial Studies 31, no. 5 (May 2018): 1605–1653. (Lead article.)  

Sadun, Raffaella, Nicholas Bloom, and John Van Reenen. "Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management? Neither Great Leadership Nor Brilliant Strategy Matters Without Operational Excellence." Harvard Business Review 95, no. 5 (September–October 2017): 120–127. (Winner of 59th Annual HBR McKinsey Award.)  

Bloom, Nicholas, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen. "Does Management Matter in Schools?" Economic Journal (Royal Economic Society) 125, no. 584 (May 2015): 647–674.  

Sadun, Raffaella. "Does Planning Regulation Protect Independent Retailers?" Review of Economics and Statistics 97, no. 5 (December 2015): 983–1001. 

Bloom, Nicholas, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen. "The Distinct Effects of 

Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organization." Management Science 60, no. 12 (December 2014): 2859–2885.  

Bloom, Nicholas, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen. "The Organization of Firms Across Countries." Quarterly Journal of Economics 127, no. 4 (November 2012). (Slides from 2008 , Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 12-005, August 2011.)  

Bloom, Nicholas, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen. "Americans Do IT Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle." American Economic Review 102, no. 1 (February 2012): 167–201. (Slides ; Summary ; The Economist ; Financial Times ; New York Times .) 

 

 

 

 

Martina Sanlorenzo
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: ABROAD

Serena Sanna
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: ABROAD

Paola Santini
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lazio

Paola Sapienza
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: banks, venture capital

Keywords:

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Full Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Professional career

After graduating in Political Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan, she subsequently specialized at Harvard University, earning first a master's degree and then a PhD in economics. After an experience at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy, she began her academic career in the United States. From 2011 to 2013 she was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali since April 2010. She is Research Affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a member of the AFFECT board (Academic Female Finance Committee ) of the American Finance Association.

Scientific results

Her areas of specialization, in which she is the author of several publications, include those in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance and the banking economy. For the impact of his academic research, "The most influential scientific minds" was included in the list of Thompson Reuter in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Editorial work and publications

Paola Sapienza is the author of numerous scientific publications, which can be consulted online on her web page:

http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/sapienza/htm/research.htm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Savaglio
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STEM area: Physics

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Calabria

Marika Savarese
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Liguria

Paola Schwizer
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords: corporate governance

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Financial Markets and Institution at the University of Parma, where she teaches Risk Management. Deputy Chair of the Board of the Graduate program in Finance and Risk Management. Affiliate Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Banking and Insurance Department, where she is manager and teacher of training programs for executives and boards of directors on corporate governance, internal controls and compliance.

President of Nedcommunity, the  Italian Association of non-executive and independent directors. Member of the board of directors of ecoDa, The European Confederation of Directors’ Associations in Brussels. Member of ECGI, European Corporate Governance Network. Member of the board of directors of several companies.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management and Governance. Member of the Faculty Committee of the PhD Course in Economics and Management of Innovation and Sustainability, Universities of Parma and Ferrara. Member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD School in Economics and Law at the University of Parma.

Professional career

Degree in Management at Bocconi University, in Milan. Researcher at the same University from 1994 to 1998. Since 1998 Associate Professor. Since 2000 Full Professor at the University of Salento and, from 2003, at the University of Parma.   

Scientific results

Paola Schwizer's research activity is focused on financial markets and institutions, and particularly on risk management, corporate governance and internal governance. She studied the assessment of governance systems, publishing a model, based on an alternative approach to measuring corporate governance quality using a fuzzy expert system, able to overcome the conceptual and methodological limits of the previous rating systems of corporate governance quality and to support people who make decisions.

She also carried out research on risk culture in banking, contributing to a model of risk assessment based on 92 indicators, which are already applied by several major Italian banks.

She took part to a study on the remuneration provisions applicable to credit institutions and investment firms,  prepared for the European Commission aimed at investigating the impact of EU regulation on risk management.

Editorial work and publications

(2017) Carretta A, Fiordelisi F, Schwizer P (eds). Risk Culture in Banking. Palgrave Macmillan. Series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions. ISBN 978-3-319-57591-9 (eBook ISBN 978-3-319-57592-6).

(2017) Cosma S, Mastroleo S, Schwizer P. Assessing corporate governance quality: substance over form. Journal of Management and Governance, DOI 10.1007/s10997-017-9395-3.

(2015) Carretta A, Farina V, Fiordelisi F, Schwizer P, Stentella Lopes SF. Don’t Stand So Close to Me: The role of supervisory style in banking stability, Journal of Banking and Finance, 52: 180–188.

(2015) Fiordelisi F, Soana MG, Schwizer P. Reputational losses and operational risk in banking. The European Journal of Finance, 20, 2:105–124.

(2015) Schwizer P, Carretta A, Soana MG. Can high quality independent directors reduce ceo overconfidence?, in Bracchi G, Masciandaro D, Filotto U. (a cura di) “European Banking 3.0. Bank Industry and Supervision in the Behavioural Finance Revolution”, 20th Report on the Italian Financial System, EDIBANK, Bancaria Editrice, Roma, ISBN 978-88-449-1058-7, pp. 139-151.

Awards and prizes

SDA Bocconi, Award “Best Innovative Custom Programs 2016”. Award “Excellence in Innovation 2012”. Award “Best Case & Best Seller 2011”. Award “Excellence in Innovation and Creativity 2011”. Award  “Excellence in Innovation 2008”.

 

Award “2015 Ambrogio Lorenzetti” for excellence in board membership.

 

 

 

 

 

Claudia Segre
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords:

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

President Global Thinking Foundation

Board Member and Responsible Publications Assiom Forex

Honorary Member Aci Forex International

        

Professional career

  • 2013-2017 Senior Private Banker – Executive Director, Banca Euromobiliare – Credem Group
  • 2012-2013 Head of Financial Institutions & IntraGroup – Credem Group
  • 2011-2012 Head of Markets Area – Credem Group
  • 2008-2011 Head Fixed Income & FX - Credem Group
  • 2006-2007 Head Risk Analysis & Rating Assignment Banks & Countries – Unicredit Group
  • 2005-2006 Head of UE, Supras, Authorities & Central Banks International Relations – Unicredit Group and Member Board MTS New Europe in LDN
  • 2004-2005 Head of New Europe DCM – Unicredit Group
  • 2000-2004 Head of Emerging Markets & New Europe – Unicredit Group
  • 1993-2000 Head of Emerging Market Trading – Intesa SanPaolo Group
  • 1986-1993 Equity Trader various companies in Turin and Milan

Scientific results

·         2017-present Financial Educator for GLT Foundation on Sustainability & Financial Inclusion

·         2015-2016 Lecturer for FEDUF – Islamic Finance and Geopolitical Scenario

  • 2007-present ASSIOM FOREX – The financial Association of Italy, teaching in:

-          Behavioural Finance & Financial Literacy

-          Advanced Trading       - Sovereign & Corporates/banks Risk Analysis

-          Geopolitics & Mkts     - Mifid2 & Basel III

§  2012-2015 Chairman Board of Education ACI International

§  2011 ACI World Congress 2011 – Keynote Speech  on Islamic Finance

§  2010 Parliament Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) – Lecturer on Islamic Finance

§  2009 Basso Foundation in Rome and Luiss University Lecturer on Islamic Finance

  • 2006-2009 MIP Politecnico di Milano – Lecturer in Geopolitics  and Lecturer for 

MBA Executive Finance

  • 2005-2006 University La Sapienza di Roma  Lecturer in International Economics CISUECO

1993 ICMA General Certificate

Turin University – Bachelor Economics , Major International Economics

 

Awards and prizes

2017 : Best 100 CV Excellent Women against Stereotypes, for Economy & Finance,  Fondazione Bracco supported by EU Commission

2016 : ASSIOM FOREX Cavanna Lifetime Achievement Award

2011 : 1000 CV Excellent Fondazione Bellisario

2005 Best Dealer Hungarian Market – MTS NewEurope

1999 Best Political Format “Geopolitics Atlas” RaiNews24

 

 

Annamaria Simonazzi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: macroeconomics

Keywords:

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full professor at Sapienza University of Rome

Member of various associations, including SIE, Storep, EAEPE, IWPLMS, and expert counsellor at CNEL.

Professional career

She teaches History of Economic Analysis and Advanced Macroeconomics at Sapienza University of Rome. She has directed or participated in various national and European research projects in the areas of economic policy, labor and social policies, welfare and gender economics and she has attended many national and international conferences as invited speaker.

Scientific results

Current research topics: the economics of the European Monetary Union, industrial and innovation policy; industrial relations and income distribution; gender economics.

In the field of economic policy, she has addressed problems concerning the competitiveness of the Italian economy and he Italian position in the EMU. Her recent contributions relate to the issue of the Monetary Union and the difficult relations between core and periphery countries of the euro area. Related to these issues is the problem of industrial policy and the analysis of the processes of innovation and development.

As regards labor policies and industrial relations, the analysis highlights the costs deriving from relying solely on reforms aimed at increasing the flexibility of the labor market to boost employment and growth. The interaction between labor reforms, austerity policies and structural reforms in the areas of taxation, pensions and welfare in exacerbating precariousness, inequality and poverty has been addressed in several essays. It is concluded that resumption of social dialogue and abandonment of austerity policies in favor of an effective industrial policy can provide a better recipe for overcoming the crisis and addressing the challenges of technological innovation and global competition.

The results of these analyses have been reported in several publications.

Editorial work and publications

Referee for national and international journals. Editor in chief of Economia & Lavoro; Member of the Editorial Committee of Labour and of the Editorial Board of the newsletter www.inGenere.it.

Recent publications:

(2019) Developmental industrial policies for convergence within the European Monetary Union in H. Herr, J. Priewe and A. Watt (eds.) Still Time to Save the Euro, Social Europe Publishing, Berlin (with G. Celi and D. Guarascio).

 (2018) Engines of growth and development paths in the Euro-area, in A. Rosselli, E. Sanfilippo and N. Naldi (eds.) Money, Finance and Crises in Economic History: The long-­‐term impact of economic ideas, Routledge, London.

(2018) Crisis in the European Monetary Union: A Core-Periphery Perspective, Routledge, London (with G. Celi, A. Ginzburg, D. Guarascio).

(2017) Italy: Industrial Relations and Inequality in a Recessionary Environment, in D. Vaughan-Whitehead (ed.) Inequalities and the World of Work: What Role for Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue?, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (UK)-Northampton (USA) (with G. Fiorani).

 (2017) Out of the crisis. A radical change of strategy for the euro zone. European Journal of Comparative Economics, 14, 1:13-37 (with A. Ginzburg).

(2016) Europe at a crossroads: what kind of structural reforms? in G. Bäcker, S. Lehndorff, C. Weinkopf (eds) Den Arbeitsmarkt verstehen, um ihn zu gestalten, Springer VS, Berlin (with P. Villa).

Valeria Simoncini
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Claudia Sorlini
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Maria Pia Sormani
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Maria Grazia Speranza
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Maria Grazia Spillantini
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Alessandra Stea
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Position/Role

Director at Private Equity Partners SGR Spa, management company of Italian regulated closed-end funds entirely subscribed by international institutional investors with high financial and professional profiles.

Professional career

After the honours Degree in Economic and Social Disciplines accomplished in 1999 at Luigi Bocconi University of Milan, Alessandra Stea developed her education through a period of training abroad attending the Chase Manhattan Bank Analyst Training Program in New York. Later she worked as Analyst and Investment Manager in the Italian Private Equity industry.

She currently serves as member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Private Equity Partners SGR Spa, Investindesign Spa, Italian Design Brands Spa, Gervasoni Spa, IFA Spa, Davide Groppi Srl, Saba Italia Srl.

Scientific results

Alessandra Stea today works as Director at Private Equity Partners SGR Spa, with specialization in M&A and divestment transactions in the mid-corporate market segment. In this framework she acquired significant skills in the reorganization and development of participated companies, in the structuring and execution of leveraged buy out and expansion financingtransactions and in the divestment of the participated companies in the capital markets. Her professional experience has been developed in particular in the management of the closed-end funds JP Morgan Italian Fund III and Private Equity Partners Fund IV.

She has been involved in different investment transactions, among which: Da Sistemi Spa, Wire Industries Spa, Trevisan Spa, Icos Impianti Group Spa, Tecnowind Spa, Impresa Costruzioni G. Maltauro Spa, Alessandro Rosso Incentive Spa, Mecaer Aviation Group Spa, Manutencoop Facility Management Spa, Euticals Spa, Italian Design Brands Spa, Gervasoni Spa, Meridiani Srl, Cenacchi International Srl, Davide Groppi Srl, Saba Italia Srl.

From May 2015 Alessandra Stea manages for Private Equity Partners Spa the Italian Design Brands (IDB) project - which aims at the promotion of an Italian Design district in the sector of High Quality Furniture - participating in the realization of several synergic transactions in the industry.

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Economy and Finance area

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Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Contract professor at the School of Political Science of the University of Bologna, senior fellow at Chatham House, London and non-executive director of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Professional career

After graduating in Political Economics at Bocconi University, she continued her education with a Masters degree from the University of Oxford and a PhD in economic history at Bocconi University. After a period of post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge and Bocconi University, in 1996 she began working in the City of London as an economist. From 2004 to 2017 she directed the international economics department of Chatham House in London. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and the University of Toronto, at the Institute of Monetary Research, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo.

Scientific results

The research activity of Paola Subacchi focuses on the international monetary system and the governance of international financial institutions. One area of this activity is the internationalization of the Chinese currency - the renminbi or yuan - and its recent inclusion in the international monetary system. This research deals with the question of the limits of Chinese finance and their impact on the renminbi which remains a currency with limited international circulation and liquidity and which fails to counter the dollar's hegemony.

Editorial work and publications

The main (recent) publications by Paola Subacchi are:

(2017) Subacchi P. The People’s Money. How China is building a global currency. New York, NY: Columbia University Press

(2017) Pickford S, Subacchi P. The G7’s Task for Restoring Growth and Stability. Istituto Affari Internazionali, Roma

(2017) Subacchi P, Dongmin L, Haihong  G, Qiyuan  X, Yuanfang  L, Shuan  S, Oxenford  M. The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the London Market - the Next Steps. Renminbi Internationalisation, London: Chatham House.

(2017) Bayoumi  T, Pickford  S, Subacchi P. Managing Complexity: Economic Policy Cooperation after the Crisis, Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

(2016) Colagrossi M, Subacchi P. The productivity puzzle: why improving labor productivity is critical for Europe. Nomura Foundation, Tokyo.

(2016) Van den Noord P, Subacchi P. Increasingly Apart: Post-Crisis Growth Trajectories in the UK and Eurozone.Chatham House Briefing Paper, London, Chatham House.

 

Awards and prizes

Paola Subacchi is a member of the Advisory Board of Wilton Park, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and of the executive committee of W (omen) 20, one of the G20 groups. She is a consultant for the internalization of Queen Mary, University of London. In 2016 she received the honor of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.

Giuseppina Marilia Tantillo
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Renata Targetti Lenti
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Professional career

Renata Lenti (conjugated Targetti), born in Milan on August 20, 1941, graduated with honors in Economics and Commerce from the Bocconi University in 1965. She obtained the title of Master of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1967. Extraordinary and then Professor of Political Economics at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Pavia from 1987 to 2008. In the Faculty Renata Lenti Targetti has taught as a professor in numerous courses in Economics. During the 1990s, the organization of the "Erasmus system" was actively employed on behalf of the Faculty. He also directed - from 2005 to 2008 - the Study Center for Extra-European People Cesare Bonacossa of the University of Pavia. In parallel with the teaching and research activities carried out at the Faculty of Political Science of Pavia, Renata Lenti Targetti held courses at the Bocconi University in Milan until October 2012. She also regularly collaborated with teaching activities at the International Master in "Cooperation and Development" (European School of Advanced Studies) of Pavia and the Master in "International Affairs" organized by the ISPI of Milan. She has also been a member of the teaching staff of the Doctoral School in Economic Policy of the Università Cattolica del S.Cuore, based in Piacenza, entitled "Quantitative methods for economic policy". From December 8th 2009 she is Corresponding Member of the Lombard Institute-Academy of Sciences and Letters. Since September 2013 she is professor emeritus of theUniversity of Pavia.

Scientific results

The research activity of Renata Targetti Lenti has resulted in the publication of numerous essays (64) and three monographs on the themes of development and underdevelopment, on the market structure of natural resources and raw materials, on the functional and personal distribution of income, on poverty, on theories of distributive justice, on the construction and use of Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium Models (CGE) based on SAMs.

Scientific activity has followed mainly four directions:

1) Renata Lenti has prepared and coordinated numerous research projects aimed at deepening the knowledge of different aspects of inequality and poverty by abandoning the usual aggregated

setting that hides within it controversial points in favor of a disaggregated vision in order to better explore the relationship between inequality and growth and to assess the impact of public policies on income distribution. Particular attention has been dedicated to analyzing the factors at the root of inequality and poverty, and policies aimed at fighting them. These issues were anlysed both from a theoretical and applied point of view with particular reference to the links between income distribution and the features of the economic system. The work of an applied nature has had as its object the Italian reality.

2) A second line of research has been the analysis of the problems related to the construction and use of Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) as simulation models of alternative public policies. Numerous recent works have also been dedicated to the search for an innovative analysis scheme that explains the links between functional and personal income distribution. Many theoretical and applied essays can be included in this line of research.

3) A third line of research has been to analyze some of the main problems of development with particular reference to the relations between democracy and development and to the structural characteristics of some countries such as China or India.

4) A fourth line of research has been to analyze the thinking of some political philosophers on economic analysis. The works were dedicated in particular to retracing the thoughts of J. Rawls, Amartya K. Sen with reference to the construction of a theory of justice. The contribution of Van Parijs has been analyzed with reference to his proposal for a citizenship income.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

Main works

A) Books

- Economia delle materie prime: forme di mercato e politiche di controllo, Giuffre, Milano, 1979.

- Struttura produttiva e distribuzione personale del reddito: una verifica del caso italiano, Giuffrè,

Milano, 1984.

B) Main works on “Income distribution”

- Relazioni tra distribuzione personale e distribuzione funzionale dei redditi: uno schema d’analisi,

“Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia”, novembre-dicembre 1980 (con Bottiroli

Civardi M.).

- Distribuzione personale e funzionale dei redditi in un processo di sviluppo economico, “Rivista di

Politica Economica”, anno LXXII, novembre 1982.

- Effetti redistributivi dell’IRPEF e dei trasferimenti sul reddito disponibile delle famiglie in Italia,

“Rivista di diritto finanziario e Scienza delle finanze”, anno XLIX, fascicolo 3, settembre 1990,

pp.345-380 (con Bottiroli Civardi M.).

-Povertà: problemi di concettualizzazione e di identificazione delle variabili causali, “Rivista di

Politica Economica”, anno LXXXII, maggio 1992 (con Chiappero Martinetti E.)

- Profili reddituali, livello d’istruzione e diseguaglianza nella distribuzione personale dei redditi in

Italia, Convegno Internazionale “Tecnologia e Società ”, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 5-6

aprile 2001 (con Bottiroli Civardi M.).

- Social capital, individual social capital and sustainable growth in the industrial districts,

“RISEC”, n.2, giugno 2004 (con Lodigiani E. e Missaglia M.).

C) Main works on SAM

- The distribution of Personal Income at the Sectoral Level in Italy: A SAM model, “Journal of

Policy Modeling”, 10(3), 1988, pp. 453-468 (con Bottiroli Civardi M.).

- I modelli di equilibrio economico generale calcolabile (CGE) e la metodologia SAM, “Giornale

degli Economisti e Annali di Economia”, luglio-agosto 1989, pp. 309-345.

- CGE Models Based on SAM’s Approach: Simulation for the Italian Economic System, “Economic

Notes”, vol.21, n.3, 1992, pp. 526-565 (con Bottiroli Civardi M.).

- Multiplier Decomposition, Inequality and Poverty in a SAM Framework, “Rivista di Statistica

Ufficiale”, n.1, 2008, pp.31-58 (con Bottiroli Civardi M.).

- Extensions to the Multiplier Decomposition Approach in a SAM Framework: An Application to

Vietnam, (con Bottiroli Civardi M., Vega Pansini R.), “Economic Systems Research”, Vol.22, No 2,

2010, pp.111-128.

- Can the link between functional and personal income distribution enhance the analysis of

inequality? (con Civardi M.), International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics

and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 65(2), pages 137-156, June.

D) Main works on economic development

- Democrazia e sviluppo: una relazione complessa, “Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali”,

2009, n. 2, pp. 273-306.

- Democrazie e sviluppo:un rapporto virtuoso?, in: Calchi Novati G. ( a cura di) “Asia, una

transizione sostenibile”, Asia Major 2009, pp. 31-44.

- India e Cina nel processo di integrazione internazionale, in: Calchi Novati G. ( a cura di)

“L’Alternativa Sud-Sud, chi vince e chi perde”, Asia Mjor 2011, pp.31-64 (con Beretta S.).

- L'India nel processo di integrazione internazionale. Dal primo al secondo unbundling e la

posizione dell'Italia, (con Beretta S.), “Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia Pubblica e

territoriale”, n.2/2010.

- India in the outsourcing/offshoring process: a western perspective, “Economia Internazionale”,

vol. LXIV, No.3, agosto 2011, pp. 269-296 (con Beretta S.).

E) Main works on the thinking of some political philosophers

- Sul contributo alla cultura dei grandi economisti: Libertà, diseguaglianza e povertà nel pensiero

di Amartya K. Sen, "Rivista Milanese di Economia", n.50, 1994.

- Principi di giustizia e stabilità delle istituzioni nel pensiero di J. Rawls “Rivista Milanese di

Economia”, n. 54, aprile-giugno 1995.

- Libertà, diseguaglianza e povertà nel pensiero di Amartya K. Sen, “Aggiornamenti Sociali”, n. 4,

1999.

- Reddito di cittadinanza e minimo vitale, “Rivista di diritto finanziario e Scienza delle finanze”,

anno LIX, fascicolo 2, 2000.

- Il reddito di cittadinanza: giustificazioni teoriche e problemi di sostenibilità in: Lunghini G., Silva

F., Targetti Lenti R., (a cura di) Politiche Pubbliche per il Lavoro, Il Mulino, 2001.

- L’idea di giustizia per Amartya K. Sen, “Nuova Antologia”, Ottobre-Dicembre 2010, pp.320-332.

F) Altri saggi

- Di Fenizio e l'economia politica di Keynes, “Il Politico”, anno LXVIII, n.2, 2003, pp.285-306

(con Lunghini G.).

- Di Fenizio e l'economia politica di Keynes, in: Garofalo G., Graziani A., La formazione degli

economisti in Italia, (1950-1975), Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004, pp.155-181 (con Giorgio Lunghini).

- Libero Lenti e il dibattito sulla politica economica in Italia. Dalla ricostruzione alla

programmazione, “Il Politico”, maggio-agosto 2004, pagg. 205-23 (con Beretta S.).

- Sviluppo e declino del sistema economico italiano,“Il Politico”, anno LXXVI, n. 3, 2011, pp. 72-

107.

Ines Testoni
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

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Luisa Torsi
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STEM area: Chemistry

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Daniela Trabattoni
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Antonella Trigari
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Position/Role

Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics "Ettore Bocconi" of Bocconi University

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Business at Bocconi University in 1998, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from New York University. From 2003 to 2009 she was Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, and from 2009 Associate Professor. Since 2016 she has been Council Member of the European Economic Association (EEA). She was a Research Fellow of CEPR, IGIER and Baffi Carefin Center. She won several international grants for her research. She was a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Bank of England. She made visiting periods at numerous universities and central banks including New York University, the University of Southern California, the Bank of England, the New York Fed, the Norges Bank, and the Riksbank.

Editorial work and publications

She was Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics from 2009 to 2016. From 2015 she is Panel Member of Economic Policy. She has published in prestigious international scientific journals such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Below is a selection of the most relevant publications:

(2016) Gertler M, Huckfeldt C, Trigari A. New Hires Wage Cyclicality, Match Quality and Unemployment Fluctuations. NBER Working Paper No. 22341.

(2015) Trigari A. Comment on Long-Term Nonemployment and Job Displacement. 2014 Jackson Hole Symposiumon Re-evaluating Labor Market Dynamics, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pp. 389-409.

(2013) Sala L, Soderstrom U, Trigari A. Structural and Cyclical Forces in the Labor Market during the Great Recession: Cross-Country Evidence. NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2012, The University of Chicago Press.

(2012) Monacelli T, Perotti R, Trigari A. Taxes and the Labor Market, in (Céspedes L. and Galì J. eds.), “Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic PerformanceCentral Banking”, Analysis and Economic Policies Series, Central Bank of Chile, vol. 17, ch. 2, pp. 27-58.

(2011) Monacelli T, Quadrini V, Trigari A. Financial Markets and Unemployment. NBER Working Paper No. 17389.

(2010) Sala L, Soderstrom U, Trigari A. The Output Gap, the Labor Wedge, and the Dynamic Behavior of Hours. CEPR DP No. 8005.

(2010) Monacelli T, Perotti R, Trigari A. Unemployment Fiscal Multipliers. Journal of Monetary Economics, 57(5):531-553.

(2009) Gertler M, Trigari A. Unemployment Fluctuations with Staggered Nash Wage Bargaining. Journal of Political Economy, 117(1): 38-86.

(2009) Trigari A. Equilibrium Unemployment, Job Flows and Inflation Dynamics. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 41 (1):1-33.

(2008) Gertler M, Sala L, Trigari A.  An Estimated Monetary DSGE Model with Unemployment and Staggered Nominal Wage Bargaining. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 40(8):1713-1764.

(2008)  Sala L, Soderstrom U, Trigari A. Monetary Policy under Uncertainty in an Estimated Model with Labor Market Frictions. Journal of Monetary Economics, 55 (5):983-1006.

(2008) Quadrini V, Trigari A. Public Employment and the Business Cycle. Scandinavian Journal of Economics109 (4):723-742.

 

 

 

Clara Troncon
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Filomena Tucci
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Katia Varani
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Paola Velardi
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Margherita Venturi
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Alessandra Venturini
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Position/Role

Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Turin, where she is also Head of the Jean Monet Migration in Europe Module and Director of the Diploma in Migration Studies of the University of Turin.

Professional career

She graduated in Economics at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Florence in 1977. In 1978 she carried out an internship at the European Commission in Brussels, D.G. Social Affairs. In 1982 she obtained a PhD in Economics at the European University Institute in Florence with J.P. Fitoussi and E. Tarantelli. She was Visiting Professor at Brown University, Providence, R.I. (USA), the Institute Development Studies, Sussex University of Brighton, the International Institute of Labor Studies, at the ILO, Geneva and at the COMPAS (Center of Migration, Policicy & Society) in Oxford. He has taught in Italy at the Universities of Florence, Bergamo, Padua and Turin and abroad in the USA, Oxford, Belgium.

She has twenty years of research and collaboration experience with the European Commission in Brussels (of which he is a member of the expert group), with OECD and with the World Bank, as well as with other international organizations, including: International Labor Organization, International Organization of Migration, European Training Foundation and numerous international research institutes (CEPR of London, IZA of Bonn, CASE of Warsow, IMI of Washington) and in Italy with the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies and with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She is currently co-director of the MEDAM project at the Migration Policy Center, Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute of Florence, with responsibility for addressing and research supervisor. He is a member of the Expert Group on Migration of the DG Home of the European Commission. Outgoing member of the General Council of the Compagnia di San Paolo 2014-2016. Member of the Council of the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti De Martiis. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Management of Development of the University of Law at the ILO Training Center since 2003. She was president of the Master's Degree Course in Law and Economics for public and private companies from 2008 to 2015, member of the Council of the Faculty of Law from 2005 to 2012, member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Higher Studies of the University of Genoa in 2014.

Scientific results

Alessandra Venturini is a scholar of migration dynamics, migration policies and the dynamics of asylum seekers. She is an expert on the causes and consequences of migration in European countries and of social policy interventions that can anticipate and counteract the negative effects with numerous publications in Italian and English. She is an expert in the countries of the Neighborhood of Europe, with an in-depth knowledge of migration, of the labor markets of European countries and of countries bordering with Eastern Europe - Ukraine, Moldavia, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijan - and to the South , North Africa and the Middle East, with direct contacts with members of institutions and administrations and the University.

Editorial work and publications

Alessandra Venturini is the author of numerous monographs including:

(2015) Fargues P, Venturini A, Migration from North Africa and the Middlle East.Skilled migrants, Development and Globalization, I.B. TAURIS, London.

 

(2006) Venturini A. Post-War Migration in Southern Europe.An Economic Approach, Cambridge University Press.

 

Fra gli articoli più recenti:

 

(2017) Strom S, Piazzalunga D, Venturini A, Villosio C. Wage assimilation ofimmigrantsand internal migrants: the role of linguistic distance, Regional Studies,pp.1-12.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00343404.2017.1395003?journalCode=cres20

(2017) Laurentsyeva N, Venturini A.  Social Integration of Immigrants and the role of Policy,  Intereconomics, 52:285-292.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10272-017-0691-6

(2017) Kalantaryan S, Fassio C, Venturini A.High-skilled Immigration and Innovation, in Czaika M, “High Skilled Migration, Drivers and Politics”, Oxford University Press, pp. 151-175.  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/high-skilled-migration-9780198815273?lang=en&cc=de

(2017)Venturini A.Where and when to start the integration process?, inBauböck R, Tripkovic M (eds), “The integration of migrants and refugees: an EUI forum on migration, citizenship and demography”, p. 109.

http://cadmus.eui.eu//handle/1814/45187

(2017) Venturini A. Migrant assimilation in the labour market: what is missing in the economic literature, in Weiner A, Unterrainer A, Fargues P. (eds), “Migrant Integration Between Homeland and Host Society. Volume 1. Where does the country of origin fit,” pp. 21-42. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319561745

(2017) Venturini A, Villosio C. Are migrants an asset in recession? Insights from Italy, in Finotelli C, Ponzo I (eds), “Integration in times of crisis. Migrant inclusion in Southern European societies: trends and theoretical implications”, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1345830

(2016) Venturini A. Migration in 2017, in Goldstein A, “The World in 2017, Instant book, Nomisma, Agra”.

https://www.ibs.it/world-in-2017-libro-generic-contributors/e/9788861402119

(2016), From Refugees to Workers, Mapping Labour-Market Integration Support Measure for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in The EU Members States. Vol.I Comparative Analyses and Policy Findings; Vol.II  Literature review and country case studies, Italy case study,  Bertelmans Stiftung and MPC-EUI.

http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/43505

(2016) Del Boca D, Venturini A. Migration in Italy is backing the old age welfare,  in Zimmermann K, Kaneck M (eds), “Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession”, Springer Berlin, Heidelberg.

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-662-45320-9_3

(2016) Goldstein A, VEnturini A. International Migration Policies: Should they be a new G20 Topic? China & World Economy, 24, 4:93-111.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cwe.12169/abstract

(2016) Pirani E, Venturini A, Vignoli D. Female Migration and Native Marital Stability: Insights from Italy. Journal of Family and Economic Issues 05.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10834-016-9493-4

(2016) Venturini A.Migrants and migration policies for innovation in Europe, Migration Policy Practice, VI, 2.

https://publications.iom.int/es/books/migration-policy-practice-vol-vi-number-2-april-may-2016

 

 

 

Antonella Viola
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Lucia Votano
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Ann Zeuner
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Francesca Zoratto
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