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Maria Pia Abbracchio
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: cellular pharmacology

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

 

 

Editorial work and publications

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Awards and prizes

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

Adriana Albini
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: biochemistry, cancer research

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Responsible for oncology research at IRCCS MultiMedica

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

 

 

Editorial work and publications

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

 

Patrizia Azzi
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: elementary particle physics, nuclear physics

Keywords: particle physics, top quark

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

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

 

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

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

 

Editorial work and publications

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


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

Awards and prizes

2014-2015: Scientific Associate  at CERN(Switzerland)

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

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

 

2008-2009: Scientific Associateat CERN(Switzerland) 

 

Giulia Baccarin
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STEM area: Engineering

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

Keywords: ethics, support women in tech

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Co-founder MIPU

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Awards and prizes

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

Giovannella Baggio
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: gender medicine, geriatrics, gerontology

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

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Editorial work and publications

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

 

Valentina Bambini
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: neurolinguistics, psicolinguitics

Keywords: communication, language

Region: Lombardy

Lucia Banci
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STEM area: Chemistry

Competences: chemistry, MRI

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

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

A few relevant publications:


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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

 

Anna Barbati
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: forestry science

Keywords: biodiversity, remote sensing, resilience

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

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

Editorial work and publications

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

Ariela Benigni
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: molecular biology

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Ginestra Bianconi
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STEM area: Mathematics

Competences: applied mathematics, statistical mechanics

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

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

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

Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, London UK

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

 and she has published more than 140 scientific articles including


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

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

 

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

Elena Giovanna Bignami
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: anesthesia, intensive care, peri-operative medicine

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

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Ordinary Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Parma

 

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

 

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PubMed indexed publications: 129

Scopus publications: 120

H index: 30

Cited times: 2855

Awards and prizes

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

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

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

Cristiana Bolchini
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer engineering, computer technology, computing system architectures

Keywords: data management systems, ICT

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

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

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

 

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

Paola Bonfante
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: plant biology

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

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

Award for Plant Biology 2010, Roma, June 2010

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

She is in the list of:

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

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

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

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

 

 

Daniela Bortoletto
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: experimental physics, quantum physics

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

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

Giulia Bossi
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: geotechnical engineering

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

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

 

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

 

Alba Brandes
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: oncology, pharmacologic research

Keywords: anticancer drugs, brain tumor

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Scientific results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

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

 

 

 

Maria Luisa Brandi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

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

Keywords: bone diseases, endocrinology, osteoporosis

Region: Tuscany

Maria Antonia Brovelli
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: geomatics

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

 

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

 

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


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


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



Awards and prizes

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

Marta Burgay
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

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

Region: Sardinia


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

 

Patrizia Burra
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: gastroenterology, hepatology

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

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

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

 

 

 

Anna Cadinu
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STEM area: Psychology and neurosciences

Competences: social psychology

Keywords: gender, sexual harrassment, stereotypes

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Associate Professor

 

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

International publications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Awards and prizes

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Cadonati
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics, gravity waves

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

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

 

Editorial work and publications

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

 

 

 

 

Sonia Calvari
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STEM area: Natural and environmental sciences

Competences: geology, volcanology

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

Region: Sicily


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

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

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

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

 

Barbara Caputo
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: robotic engineering

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

 

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Caramelli
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: food safety

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

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of the book:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Awards and prizes

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

Patrizia Caraveo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

Ø  432  papers published on international referee journals

Ø  150 conference papers (several invited papers)

Ø  Hundreds of  papers for the general public

Ø  2 books

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

Awards and prizes

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

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

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

 

Gabriella Carrozza
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer technology

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Cloud Advisory Manager at Accenture

Professional career

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

 

 

Scientific results

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

 

 

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Awards and prizes

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

Chiara Casarotti
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: seismic building engineering

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

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

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

 

Editorial work and publications

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

Isabella Castiglioni
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: applied physics

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

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

 

Scientific results

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

 

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

 

 

 

Tiziana Catarci
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STEM area: Computer science

Competences: computer engineering

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

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

Five selected publications

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Lucia Cattani
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STEM area: Engineering

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

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

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

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

Scientific results

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

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

 

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

 

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


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


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

 

Alessandra Celletti
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STEM area: Mathematics

Competences: celestial mechanics, dynamic systems

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

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Editorial work and publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards and prizes

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

 

Virna Cerne
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: food sciences and technologies

Keywords: feeding, innovation

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

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

Professional career

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

Scientific results

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

Awards and prizes

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

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: telecomunications engineering, telematic engineering

Keywords: 4g, 5g, data transmission, innovation, mobile networks, mobile phone, wifi, wireless networks

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino; Research Associate at IEIIT-CNR

Professional career

Carla received her Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from Politecnico di Torino in 2000. Since 2000, she has been with the Electronics and Telecommunications Department at Politecnico di Torino, where she is currently Full Professor. Before her current appointment, she worked at the Politecnico di Torino under as an Assistant Professor (2000-2006), and as an Associate Professor (2006-2018). From 1998 till 2003, she did research work at the Center for Wireless Communications and at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, University of California at San Diego. In 2012 and 2016, she was a visiting professor at Monash University (Australia). From 2012 till 2018, she has been the Coordinator of the Master Program in Communications and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.

Scientific results

Carla participated in several National and European projects on wireless network systems, such as the RAMON, VICOM, PATTERN, NEWCOM++, NEWCOM#, MEADOW, VICSUM, FIGARO projects, and she has been the Principal Investigator for the MASP, TA_SL, IoT_|_ToI, and LIMPID national projects, as well as for the H2020 5G-Crosshaul, H2020 5G-TRANSFORMER, and H2020 I-REACT projects. She was the coordinator of the international QNRF GAD project on next-generation wireless access networks (2012-2015), of the international FLAG project on full-duplex radio, and of the MIMOSE project on local mobile connectivity. She has been the Principal Investigator also for the contracts between Politecnico di Torino and ALCATEL, Telecom Italia, Magneti Marelli, INLAB, FCA, and TIM.
Her research interests are mainly in the field of wireless and mobile networks. Her papers have been published in highly prestigious refereed journals, and she has received several Best Paper Awards. Carla is also co-author of six patents.

Editorial work and publications

Carla is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Communications journal and is an Associate Editor of the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking. She has served for several years in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and the Ad Hoc Networks Journal, and in the Executive Editorial Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.  
She has co-authored more than 300 papers, among which: 

(2019) Agarwal, S.; Malandrino, F.; Chiasserini, C. F.; De, S., VNF Placement and Resource Allocation for the Support of Vertical Services in 5G Networks. IEEE-ACM Transactions on Networking

(2018) Malandrino, F.; Chiasserini, C. F.; Kirkpatrick, S., Cellular Network Traces Towards 5G: Usage, Analysis and Generation, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 

(2015) Malandrino F, Limani Z, Casetti C, Chiasserini CF. Interference-aware downlink and uplink resource allocation in HetNets with D2D support.IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

(2006) Chiasserini, C. F.; Garetto, M., An Analytical Model for Wireless Sensor Networks with Sleeping Nodes, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

(2005) Srinivasan, V.; Nuggehalli, P.; Chiasserini, C.F.; Rao, R.R., An Analytical Approach to the Study of Cooperation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2005

 

Awards and prizes

-         Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

-         Best Editor for the Ad Hoc Networks Journal  

-         Scientific Advisory Board of  Fondazione Bruno Kessler

-         ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) N2Women Star in Computer Networking and Communications 

 

Cristina Anna Colombo
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences:

Keywords: clinical criminology, cure of mental illness, depression, mental illness, psychiatry

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Membership in scientific institutions

Operating  Committee of the Centro di Eccellenza Risonanza Magnetica ad Alto Campo di Milano (CERMAC) (Center of Excellence for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging) funded by Italian Ministry of Health and Italian  Ministry of University and Scientific Research

 

Professional career

 

7.9.1985 

graduated from the School of Medicine,  State University of Milano, Italy

1989

Received italian board certification in Psychiatry, University of Milano, Italy.

1994

Italian Licence for the practice of Psychotherapy.

2001

Received italian board certification in Criminology (full marks cum laude), University of Milano, Italy.

2005- present Head Mood Disorders Unit - Department of Clinical Neurosciences, San Raffaele Hospital (HSR), Milano

2011- present Project and direction post lauream master in “Psicopatologia forense e criminologia”, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

2013- present Project and direction University Course for “Professionisti della security aziendale”, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

2016-present Director Residency school in Psychiatry

2016- Full Professor of Psychiatry, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, School of Medicine

 

Editorial work and publications

Scientific publications

 

1         Scarone S, Pieri E, Cattaneo R, Gambini O, Colombo C, Pugnetti L (1988) Neurofunctional assessment of early phases of Alzheimer's disease: a preliminary note on hemispheric EEG characteristics during cognitive tasks. Human Neurobiology; 6: 289-293

 

2         Colombo C, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Bellodi L, Sacchetti E, Vita A, Cattaneo R, Scarone S (1989) Alpha reactivity in schizophrenia and in schizophrenic spectrum disorders: demographic, clinical and hemispheric assessment. International Journal of Psychophysiology; 7:47-54

 

3         Gambini O, Colombo C, Macciardi F, Locatelli M, Calabrese G, Sacchetti E, Scarone S (1990) EEG Power spectrum profile and structural CNS characteristics in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 27:1331-1334

 

4         Locatelli M, Gambini O, Colombo C, Canger R, Beltrami M, Scarone S (1991) A statistical approach to computerized EEG: preliminary data on control subjects and epileptic patients. Brain Topography, 3(4):401-406

 

5         Scarone S, Colombo C, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Ronchi P, Locatelli M, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (1992) Increased right caudate nucleus size in obsessive-compulsive disorder: detection with magnetic resonance imaging. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 45:115-121

 

6         Locatelli M, Gambini O, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scarone S (1992) Pharmaco-EEG characteristics of fipexide hydrochloride a brain EEG mapping study in healthy aged people. Research communications in Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavior, 17(1 e 2):16-24

 

7         Colombo C, Ronchi P, Perani D, Fazio F, Scarone S (1992) Rates of cerebral metabolic glucose utilization in the basal ganglia of patients with OCD. Clinical Neuropharmacology, 15(1), Pt. B: 231

 

8         Colombo C, Abbruzzese M, Livian S, Scotti G, Locatelli M, Bonfanti A, Scarone S (1993) Memory functions and temporal - limbic morphology in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 50: 45-56

 

9         Calabrese G, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scotti G, Scarone S (1993) Caudate nucleus abnormalities in obsessive - compulsive disorder: measurements of MRI signal intensity.Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 50:89-92

 

10      Gambini O, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Scarone S (1993) Smooth pursuit eye movements and saccadic eye movements in delusional disorder patients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150:1411-1414

 

11      Scarone S, Colombo C, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Ronchi P, Locatelli M, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (1993) Increased right caudate nucleus size in obsessive-compulsive disorder: detection with magnetic resonance imaging. Abstract-a-Card: Psychiatry Edition, Vol. 4, Number 1, Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.                                                                                                                                                       

 

12      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Scarone S (1993) Size of the corpus callosum and auditory comprehension in schizophrenics and normal controls. Schizophrenia Research, 11: 63-70

 

13      Brancato V, Barbini B, Regazzetti MG, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1994) Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: an open study placebo-fluvoxamine treatment added to neuroleptics. New trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry, vol.10:1

 

14      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scarone S (1994) Anatomical characteristics of the corpus callosum and clinical correlates in schizophrenia.European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 243: 244-248

 

15      Abbruzzese M, Scarone S, Colombo C (1994) Obsessive compulsive symptomatology in normale pressure hydrocephalus: a case report. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 19 (5):378-380                                                                                                                       

 

16      Perani D, Colombo C, Bressi S, Bonfanti A, Grassi F, Scarone S, Bellodi L, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1995) 18-F-FDG PET study in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).The British Journal of Psychiatry, 166:244-250                                                                                         

 

17      Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) A pilot, open study on the treatment of refractory schizophrenia with risperidone and clozapine.Human Psychopharmacology, Clinical and Experimental, 10(3): 231-234 

 

18      Barbini B, Bertelli S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) Sleep loss, a possible factor in augmenting manic episode. Psychiatry Research 65:121-125

 

19      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (1996) Infradian mood fluctuations during a major depressive episode. Journal of Affective Disorders, 41(2):81-87

 

20      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) Dopamine agonist amineptine prevents the antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation. Psychiatry Research, 65:179-184.

 

21      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Lucca A, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Sleep deprivation hastens the antidepressant action of fluoxetine. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences,   247:100-103

 

22      Barbini B, Scherillo P, Benedetti F, Crespi G, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (1997) Response to clozapine in cute mania is more rapid than that of chlorpromazine. International Clinical Psychopharmacology, 12 (2):109-112

 

23      Benedetti F, Sforzini L, Colombo C, Maffei C, Smeraldi E. (1998) Low-dose clozapine in acute and continuation treatment of severe borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 59(3):103-107

 

24      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1998) Patterns of mood variation during antidepressant treatment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 49(2):133-139

 

25      Barbini B, Colombo C, Benedetti F, Campori E, Bellodi L, Smeraldi E. (1998) The unipolar/bipolar dichothomy and the response to sleep deprivation. Psychiatry Research, 79(1):43-50

 

26      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Guglielmo E, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1998) Perceived mood and biological rhythms in depression. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 248(3):157-160

 

27      Smeraldi E, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori C, Colombo C (1999) Sustained antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation combined with pindolol in bipolar depression: a placebo-controlled trial. Neuropsychopharmacology, 20(4):380-385

 

28      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1999) Ongoing lithium treatment prevents relapse after sleep deprivation. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 19(3):240-245

 

29      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1999) Rate of switch from depression into mania after therapeutic sleep deprivation in bipolar depression.  Psychiatry Research,86(3): 267-270

 

30      Benedetti F, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (1999) Worsening of delusional depression after sleep deprivation: case reports. Journal of Psychiatric Research,33(1):69-72

 

31      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Campori E, Barbini B, Di Bella D, Smeraldi E (1999) Influence of a functional polymorphysm within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene on the effects of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 156(9):1450-1452

 

32      Serretti A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Lilli R, Smeraldi E (1999) Dopamine receptor D4 is not associated with antidepressant activity of sleep deprivation.Psychiatry Research, 89:107-114

 

33      Colombo C, Lucca A, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2000) Total sleep deprivation combined with lithium and light therapy in the treatment of bipolar depression: replication of main effects and interaction. Psychiatry Research,95(1):43-53

 

34      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Campori E, Barbini B, Di Bella D, Smeraldi E. (2000) Some ado for a polymorphism [letter; reply]. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157(11):1887-1888

 

35      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Serretti A. (2000) Genetic differences in antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. Eight World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Versailles, 27-31 August 2000. American Journal of Medical Genetics 96(4):537

 

36      Moresco RM, Colombo C, Fazio F, Bonfanti A, Lucignani G, Messa C, Gobbo C, Galli L, Del Sole A, Lucca A, Smeraldi E (2000) Effects of fluvoxamine treatment on the in vivo binding of [F-18]FESP in drug naive depressed patients: a PET study. Neuroimage 12(4):452-465

 

37      Zanardi R, Artigas F, Moresco R, Colombo C, Messa C, Gobbo C, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (2001) Increased 5-HT2 receptor binding in frontal cortex of depressed patients responding to paroxetine treatment: a PET scan study. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21(1):53-58

 

38      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2001) Morning sunlight reduces lenght of hospitalization for bipolar depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 62(3):221-223

 

39      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A., Colombo C (2001) Sleep phase advance and lithium to sustain the antidepressant effect of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression: new findings sustaining the internal coincidence model? Journal of Psychiatric Research,35(6):323-329

 

40      Benedetti F, Campori E, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C (2001) Dopaminergic augmentation of sleep deprivation effects in bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research,104:239-246

 

41      Benedetti F, Lucca A, Brambilla F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2002)  Interleukine-6 serum levels correlate with response to antidepressant sleep deprivation and sleep phase advance. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 26:1167-1170.

 

42      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2002) Sleep deprivation and biological rhytms in bipolar disorder. Journal of  Affective Disorders, 68:88-89

 

43      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Serretti A, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2003)  Morning light treatment hastens the antidepressant effect of citalopram: a placebo controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 64:648-653

 

44      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Barbini B,  Smeraldi E (2003)  Antidepressant effects of light therapy combined with sleep deprivation are influenced by a functional polymorphism within the promoter of the serotonin transporter gene. Biological Psychiatry, 54(7):687-92

 

45      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Lilli R, Lorenzi C, Smeraldi E (2003) Dopamine receptor D2 and D3 gene variants are not associated  with the antidepressant effect of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression.  Psychiatry Research, 118(3):241-247.

 

46      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2003) Influence of CLOCK gene polymorphism on circadian mood fluctuation and illness recurrence in bipolar depression. American Journal of Medical Genetics - NeuropsychiatricGenetics, 123B(1):23-6

 

47      Serretti A, Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic dissection of psychopathological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and CLOCK gene polymorphism. American Journal of Medical Genetics,121B(1):35-8.

 

48      Messa C, Colombo C, Moresco RM, Gobbo C, Galli L, Lucignani G, Gilardi MC, Rizzo G, Smeraldi E, Zanardi R, Artigas F, Fazio F(2003) 5-HT2A receptor binding is reduced in drug-naïve and unchanged in SSRI-responder depressed patients compared to healthy controls: a PET study. Psychopharmacology, 167:72-8

 

 

49      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, SerrettiA, ColomboC, SmeraldiE (2004) A single nucleotide polimorphism in Glycogen synthase kinase 3-b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 355(1-2):37-40.

 

50      Benedetti F, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2004) Fluvoxamine treatment of major depression associated with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 16(3):364-366

 

51      Benedetti F, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2004) Lormetazepam in depressive insomnia: new evidences for phase-response effects of benzodiazepines. International Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology, 19(5):311-317

 

52      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Tubazio V, Smeraldi E. (2004) A glycogen synthase kinase 3-b promoter gene SNP is associated with age at onset and response to total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Neuroscience Letters, 368(2)123-126

 

53      Moresco RM, Cavallaro R, Messa C, Bravi D, Gobbo C, Galli L, Lucignani G, Colombo C, Rizzo G, Velonà I, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (2004) Cerebral D2 and 5HT2 receptor occupancy in schizophrenic patients treated with olanzapine or clozapine. J Psychopharmacology 18(3) 355-365

 

54      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Dotoli D, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2005) Dark therapy for mania: a pilot study. Bipolar Disorders, 7:98-101

 

55      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Colombo C (2005) Components of self-esteem in affective patients and non-psychiatric controls. J Affective Disorders, 88:93-98

 

56      Colombo C, Barbini B (2005) The importance of assessment. Editorial. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 135-136

 

57      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Cognitive assessment of depression: a new test for mood disorders. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 149-165

 

58      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Florita M, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Treatment: rapid improvement in information processing after sleep deprivation and sleep-phase advance in bipolar depression. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 180-182

 

59      Benedetti F, Anselmetti S, Florita M, Radaelli D, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Reality monitoring and paranoia in remitted delusional depression. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, J of Treatment Evaluation, vol. 2 (3) 199-205

 

60      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Pontiggia A,  Smeraldi E (2005) Combined Total Sleep Deprivation and Light Therapy in the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bipolar Depression: Acute Response and Long-Term Remission Rates. J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66;12:1535-1540

 

61      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Long-term response to lithium salts in bipolar illness is influenced by the glycogen synthase kinase 3-beta-50 T/C SNP. Neuroscience Letters, 376 (1) :51-55

 

62      Serretti A, Cusin, Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Insomnia improvement during antidepressant treatment and clock gene polymorphism. American Journal of Medical Genetics, B, 137(1) :36-39

 

63      Olgiati P, Serretti A, Colombo C (2006) Retrospective analysis of psychomotor agitation, hypomanic symptoms, and suicidal ideation in unipolar depression. Depression and anxiety 23(7) :389-97

 

64      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Colombo C (2006) Influence of postpartum onset on the course of mood disorders.  BMC Psychiatry, 6:4

 

65      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Marino E, Pirovano A, Calati R, Colombo C (2006) Interaction between serotonin transporter gene, catechol-o-methyltransferase gene and stressful life events in mood disorders. International J of Neuropsychopharmacology 9, 1-11

 

66      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Colombo C, Florita M, Santoro A, Rossini D, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E 2006): Improvement of cognitive functioning in mood disorder patients with depressive symptomatic recovery during treatment: an exploratory analysis. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 60, 598-604

 

67      Zanardi R, Rossini D, Magri L, Malaguti A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2006) Response to SSRIs and role if the hormonal therapy in post-menopausal depression. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol Epub dec 27

 

68      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Liebman MN, Hu H, Zhang Y, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Clinical prediction of antidepressant response in mood disorders: linear multivariate vs neural network models. Psychiatry Research. 2007 Aug 30;152(2-3):223-31. Epub 2007 Apr 18.

 

69      Serretti A, Calati R, Oasi O, De Ronchi D, Colombo C (2007) Dissecting the determinants of depressive disorders outcome : an in depth analysis of two clinical cases. Annals of general Psychiatry 6:5

 

70      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Lorenzi C, Radaelli D, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Neural and genetic correlates of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of moral valence decision in bipolar depression.. Arch Gen Psychiatry 64(2):179-87

 

71      Serretti A, Mandelli L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Olgiati P, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007): Serotonin Transporter Gene influences the time course of improvement of "Core" depressive and Somatic anxiety symptoms during treatment with SSRIs for recurrent Mood Disorders. Psychiatry Research 15:149:185-93. .

 

72      Serretti A, Zanardi R, Mandelli L, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2007) A neural network model for combining clinical predictors of antidepressant response in mood disorders. J Affective Disorders 98(3):239-45

 

73      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Fulgosi MC, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Actimetric evidence that CLOCK 3111 T/C SNP influences sleep and activity patterns in patients affected by bipolar depression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet  144(5):631-5

 

74      Serretti A, Calati R, Oasi O, De Ronchi D, Colombo C (2007) Dissecting the determinants of depressive disorders outcomes: an in depth analysis oft wo clinical cases. Annals of General Psychiatry 2007, 6:5 doi:10.1186/1744-859X-6-5

 

75      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Chronoterapeutics in a psychiatric ward. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 11:509-522

 

76      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbibi B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Phase advance is an actimetric correlate of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation and light therapy in bipolar depression. Chronobiology International, 24(5): 921-937

 

77      Maina G, Albert U, Bellodi L, Colombo C, Faravelli C, Monteleone P, Bogetto F, Cassano GB, Maj M (2007) Health-related quality of life in euthymic bipolar disorder patients: differences between bipolar I and bipolar II subtypes. J Clin Psychiatry 68(2):207-12

 

78      Olgiati P, Serretti A, Rossini D, Ferrari B, Dotoli D, Bongiorno F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Comparison between controlled trials in depression and naturalistic study data. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, vol. 4 p. 83-90

 

79      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Benazzi F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Psychomotor agitation in bipolar and unipolar depression. Clinical correlates and out come. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, vol. 4 p. 39-47

 

80      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Zanardi R, Rossini D, De Ronchi D, Tarricone I, Colombo C (2007) Antidepressant response in the elderly. Psychiatry Research 152:37-44

 

81      Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dalla Spezia S, Falini A, Scotti G, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Clock genes beyond the clock: CLOCK genotype biases neural correlates of moral valence decision in depressed patients. Genes Brain Behav. Mar 26; 7:20-25

 

82      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Fulgosi MC, Campori E, Colombo C, Dalla spezia S, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E (2008) Lithium overcomes the influence of 5-HTTLPR gene polymorphism on antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. J Clin Psychopharmacol 28(2):249-51

 

83      Zanardi R, Barbini B, Rossini D, Bernasconi A, Fregni F, Padberg F, Rossi S, Wirz-justice A, Terman M, Martiny K, Bersani G, Hariri AR, Pezawas L, Roiser JP, Bertolino A, Calabrese G, Magri L, Benedetti F, Pontiggia A, Malaguti A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2008) New perspectives on techniques for the clinical psychiatrist: brain stimulation, chronobiology and psychiatric brain imaging. Psichiatry and clinical neurosciences 62:627-637

 

84      Serretti A, Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Calati R, Caneva B, Lorenzi C, Fontana V, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Association between GSK-3β –50T/C polymorphism and psychotic symptoms in mood disorders. Psychiatry research, 158(2):132-140

 

85      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Gavinelli C, Marino E, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E (2008) Serotonin 5-HT2A receptor gene variants influence antidepressant response to repeated total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 32:1833-1866.

 

86      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Pirovano A, Marino E, Smeraldi E (2009) A length polymorphism in the circadian clock gene Per3 influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 445(2):184-7.

 

87      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pirovano A, Marino E, Smeraldi E (2009) The catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism affects antidepressant response to paroxetine in a naturalistic setting. Psychopharmacology, 203(1):155-60.

 

88      Mandelli L, Marino E, Pirovano A, Calati R, Zanardi R, Colombo , Serretti A (2009) Interaction between SERTPR and stressful life events on response to antidepressant treatment. European Neuropsychopharmacology 19: 64-67

 

89      Benedetti F, Calabrese G, Bernasconi A, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Radaelli D, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2009) Spectroscopic correlate of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation and light therapy: a 3.0 T study of bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging,173(3):238-42

 

90      Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2009) Changes in medial prefrontal cortex neural responses parallel successful antidepressant combination of venlafaxine and light therapy. Archives Italiennes de Biologie, 147:83-93

 

91      Kato M, Zanardi R, Rossini D, De Ronchi D, Okugawa G, Kinoshita T, Colombo C, Serretti A (2009) 5-HT2A gene variants influence specific and different aspects of antidepressant response in Japanese and Italian mood disorder patients. Psychiatry research, vol. 167, p. 97-105

 

92      Marino E, Fanny B, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Franchini L, Colombo C, Bramanti P, Smeraldi E. (2010) Genetic bases of comorbidity between mood disorders and migraine: possible role of serotonin transporter gene. Neurol Sci. 2010 Jun;31(3):387-91. Epub 2009 Nov 21.

 

93      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Fulgosi MC, Dallaspezia S, Gavinelli C, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E, Colombo C. (2010) Acute antidepressant response to sleep deprivation combined with light therapy is influenced by the catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism. J Affect Disord.121(1-2):68-72. Epub 2009 Jun 11.

 

94      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E (2010) Effect of catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism on antidepressant efficacy of fluvoxamine. European Psychiatry, 25(8):476-478

 

95     Lorenzi C, Delmonte D, Pirovano A, Marino E, Bongiorno F, Catalano M, Colombo C, Bramanti P, Smeraldi E (2010) Searching Susceptibility Loci for Bipolar Disorder: A Sib Pair Study on Chromosome 12.Neuropsychobiology 2010; 61:10-18 (DOI: 10.1159/000258638)

 

96      Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E  (2010) Association between catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism and psychotic features of bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2010 Jan 30.

 

97      Bongiorno F, Franchini L, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Bramanti P, Smeraldi E (2010) Genetic bases of comorbidity between mood disorders and migraine: possible role of serotonin transporter gene. Neurological Sciences, vol.1 feb 2010

 

98      Rossini D, Lucca A, Magri L, Malaguti A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Zanardi R (2010) A symptom-specific analysis of the effect of high-frequency left or low-frequency right transcranial magnetic stimulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in major depression. Neuropsychology 62(2):91-7

 

99      Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2011) Circadian clock gene Per3 variants influence the post-partum onset of bipolar disorder. European Psychiatry, 26(3):138-40.

 

100   Benedetti F, Yeh PH, Bellani M, Radaelli D, Nicoletti MA, Poletti S, Falini A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E, Soares JC, Brambilla P (2011) Disruption of white matter integrity in bipolar depression as a possible structural marker of illness. Biol Psychiatry  Feb 15;69(4):309-17

 

101   Malaguti A, Rossini D, Lucca A, Magri L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Zanardi R (2011) Role of COMT, 5-HT1A, and Sert genetic polymorphisms on antidepressant response to transcranial magnetic stimulation. Depression and anxiety, 28:568-573

 

102   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2011) Recurrence of bipolar mania is associated with catechol-O-methyltransferase Val (108/158) Met polymorphism. J of Affective Disorders  132:293-296

 

103   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2011) Association of the C(-1019)G 5-HT1A promoter polymorphism with exposure to stressors preceding hospitalization for bipolar depression. J of Affective Disorders 132:297-300

 

104   Benedetti F, Colombo C (2011) Sleep deprivation in mood disorders. Neuropsychobiology, 64:141-151

 

105   Benedetti, F; Absinta, M; Rocca, MA; Radaelli, D; Poletti, S; Bernasconi, A; Dallaspezia, S; Pagani, E; Falini, A; Copetti, M; Colombo, C; Comi, G; Smeraldi, E; Filippi, M (2011) Tract-specific white matter structural disruption in patients with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord 13, 4140

 

106   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2012) Opposite effects of suicidality and lithium on gray matter volumes in bipolar depression. J of Affective Disorders 135 (1-3):139-147

 

107   Brambilla C, Gavinelli C, Delmonte D, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi e (2012) Seasonality and sleep: a clinical study on euthymic mood disorder patients. Depression Research and treatment - Hindawi Publishing Corporation doi:10.155/2012/978962

 

108   Franchini L, Ciracì M, Redaelli C, Colombo C (2012) Sexual dysfunction during long-term treat,ment with antidepressants in unipolar disorder: clinical and management aspects. J of Psychopathology 2012, EPUB February 2012

 

109   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Poletti S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2012) Gene-gene interaction of glycogen synthase kinase 3-beta and serotonin transporter on human antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. J of Affective disoders 136 (2012)514-519

 

110   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Smeraldi E (2012) Optimized light therapy for non-seasonal major depressive disorder: effects of timing and season. J Affective Disorders 138 (2012)337-342

 

111  Colombo C, Fossati A, Colom F (2012) EditorialBipolar Disorder Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 525837, 2 pages
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112   Radaelli D, Poletti S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012) Neural responses to emotional stimuli in comorbid borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression. Psychiatry Res 203, 61-66

 

113   Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012) Interaction between lithium salts and a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in influencing history of illness in bipolar disorder. Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy, 16 (5):303-9

 

114  Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012). Influence of an Interaction between Lithium Salts and a Functional Polymorphism in SLC1A2 on the History of Illness in Bipolar Disorder. MOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS & THERAPY, vol. 16, p. 303-309, ISSN: 1177-1062, doi: 10.1007/s40291-012-0004-5.

 

115  Radaelli D, Poletti S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2012). Neural responses to emotional stimuli in comorbid borderline personality disorder and bipolar depression. PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH, vol. 203, p. 61-66, ISSN: 0165-1781, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2011.09.010, How to Cite or Link Using DOI

 

116   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Barberi I, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Pirovano A,  Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2013) Lithium and GSK3-b promoter gene variants influence white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38 (2): 313-27

 

117   Casarotto S, Canali P, Rosanova M, Pigorini A, Fecchio M, Mariotti M, Lucca A, Colombo C, Benedetti F, Massimini M (2013) Assessing the Effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Cortical Excitability by Means of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Electroencephalography. Brain Topography 26 : 326-337 DOI 10.1007/s10548-012-0256-8

 

118   Zanardi R, Colombo L, Marcheggiani E, Rossini D, Delmonte D, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Colombo C (2013) Paroxetine drops versus paroxetine tablets: evaluation of compliance in a six-month study. Riv. Psichiatr. 48(3):261-7 doi:10.1708/1292.14294

 

119   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Locatelli C, Poletti S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2014) Rapid treatment response of suicidal symptoms to lithium, sleep deprivation, and light therapy (chronotherapeutics) in drug-resistant bipolar depression. J Clin Psychiatry J Clin Psychiatry 2014 75(2): 133-140

 

120   Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Smeraldi E, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Different neural responses to a moral valence decision task in unipolar and bipolar depression.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/568617

 

121   Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2013) Reality monitoring deficits as common  neuropsychological correlates of schizophrenic and affective psychosis. Behavioral sciences 3 (2): 244-252

 

122  Radaelli D, Poletti S, Gorni I, Locatelli C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Neural correlates of delusion in bipolar  depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 221 1-5

 

123   Poletti S, Sferrazza Papa G, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Neuropsychological deficits in bipolar depression persist after successful antidepressant treatment. J Affective disorders 2014 Mar;156:144-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.11.023. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

 

124   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Lorenzi C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Effect of early stress on hippocampal gray matter is influenced by a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in bipolar disorder. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 2014 Jun 3;51:146-52. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2014.01.021. Epub 2014 Feb 8.

 

125   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Adverse childhood experiences influence white-matter microstructure in patients with bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine 44, 3069-3082

 

126   Mattiello S, Brignoli SM, Cordedda A, Pedroni B, Colombo C, Rosi F (2014) Effect of the change of social environment on the behavior of a captive brown bear Journal of veterinary behavior: clinical applications and research. Vol. 9 issue 3 pages 119-123

 

127   Canali P, Sferrazza Papa G, Casali A, Schiena G, Fecchio M, Pigorini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Changes of cortical excitability as markers of antidepressant response in bipolar depression: preliminary data obtained by combining transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG). Bipolar Disorders 2014; 16(8):809-819. Doi: 10.1111/bdi.12249

 

128   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) The serotonin transporter genotype modulates the relationship between early stress and adult suicidality in bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders 2014; 16:857-866 doi: 10.1111/bdi.12250

 

129   Poletti S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Adverse childhood experiences worsen cognitive distortion during adult bipolar depression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55 (2014) 1803-1808 pii: S0010-440X(14)00182-5. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.07.013

 

130   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Lorenzi C, Vai B, Bollettini I, Falini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Lithium and GSK-3beta promoter gene variants influence cortical gray matter volumes in bipolar disorder. Psychopharmacology DOI 10.1007/s00213-014-3770-4

 

131   Canali P, Sarasso S, Rosanova M, Casarotto S, Sferrazza-Papa G, Gosseries O, Fecchio M, Massimini M, Cavallaro R, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Shared reduction of oscillatory natural frequencies in bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.  Journal of affective disorders 184:111-5

 

132   Bollettini I, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Vai B, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Disruption of white matter integrity marks poor antidepressant response in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders 174:233-240

 

133   Poletti S, Bollettini I, Mazza E, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Vai B, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Cognitive performances associate with neasures of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders 174:342-352

 

134   Radaelli D, Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Poletti S, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Fronto-limbic disconnection in bipolar disorder. European Psychiatry 30: 82-88

 

135   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Glutamate EAAT1 transporter genetic variants influence cognitive deficits in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res 226 (2015) 407-408 S0165-1781(15)00058-X DOI: 10.1016/j.psyres.2014.12.071

 

136   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2015) White matter microstructure in bipolar disorder is influenced by the serotonin transporter gene polymorphism 5-HTTLPR. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 14: 3,  238-250

 

137   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2015) Effects of CLOCK gene variants and early stress on hopelessness and suicide in bipolar depression. Chronobiology International. Posted online on July 23, 2015 http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07420528.2015.1060603

 

138   Vai B, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Bulgarelli C, Locatelli C, Bollettini I, Falini A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Benedetti F (2015) Successful antidepressant chronotherapeutics enhance fronto-limbic neural response and connectivity in bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 233 (2015) 243-253

 

139   Poletti S, Vai B, Smeraldi E, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Adverse childhood experiences influence the detrimental effect of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia on cortico-limbic grey matter volumes. Journal of affective disorders, 189:290-297

 

140   Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Sleep homeostatic pressure and PER3 VNTR gene polymorphism influence antidepressant response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders, 192:64-69

 

141   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Hoogenboezem TA, Mazza E, Ambrée O, de Wit H, Wijkhuijs AJM, Locatelli C,  Bollettini I, Colombo C, Arolt V, Drexhage HA (2016) Inflammatory cytokines influence measures of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders 202:1-9

 

142 Suzuki M, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Uchiyama M, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Discrepancy between subjective and objective severity as a predictor of response to chronotherapeutics in bipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders, 204: 48-53

 

143   BenedettiF,PolettiS,HoogenboezemTA,LocatelliC,AmbréeO,deWitH,WijkhuijsAJM,MazzaE,  BulgarelliC,VaiB,  ColomboC,SmeraldiE,AroltV,DrexhageHA (2016) StemCellFactor (SCF) isaputativebiomarkerofantidepressantresponse. JNeuroimmunePharmacol 11:248. doi:10.1007/s11481-016-9672-y

 

144   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Adverse childhood experiences associate to reduced glutamate levels in the hippocampus of patients affected by mood disorders. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry 71 (2016) 117-122

 

145   Poletti S, Aggio V, Bollettini I, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) SREBF-2 polymorphism influences white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging 257: 39-46

 

146   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Hoogenboezem TA, Mazza E, Ambrée O, de Wit H, Wijkhuijs AJM, Locatelli C Bollettini I, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Arolt V, Drexhage HA (2016) Inflammatory cytokines influence measures of white matter integrity in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders 202:1-9

 

147   Poletti S, Myint AM, Schuetze G, Bollettini I, MazzaE, Grillitsch, Locatelli C, Schwarz M, Colombo C, Bendetti F (2016) Kynurenine pathway and white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci  DOI 10.1007/s00406-016-0731-4

 

148   Poletti S, Riccaboni R, Pirovano C, Lorenzi C, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Behavioural genetics of suicidality in bipolar disorder: the interaction between clock and 5-HTT polymorphisms and early life stress. Psychiatry research  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.054

 

149   Bollettini I, Melloni EMT, Aggio V, Poletti S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Vai B, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2016) Clock genes associate with white matter integrity in depressed bipolar patients. J Chronobiology International http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2016.1260026

 

150   Suzuki M, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Uchiyama M, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Clock gene variants associated with the discrepancy between subjective and objective severity in bipolar depression. Journal of affective disorders 210: 14-18

 

151   Poletti S, Aggio V, Brioschi S, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Multidimensional cogntive impairment in unipolar and bipolar depression and the moderator effect of adverse childhood experiences. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 71(5):309-317

 

152   Poletti S, Mazza E, Locatelli C, Aggio V, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Th17 cells correlate positively to the structural and functional integrity of the brain in bipolar depression and healthy controls. Brain, behavior, and Immunity 61:317-325

 

153   Mazza E, Poletti S, Bollettini I, Locatelli C, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017)  Body massindex associates with white matter microstructure in bipolar depression. Bipolar disorders 19(2):116-127

 

154   Benedetti F, Melloni EMT, Dallaspezia S, Bolletini I, Locatelli C, Poletti S, Colombo C (2017) Night sleep influences white matter microstructure in bipolar depression. J affective Disorders 15;218:380-387

 

155   Vai B, Riberto M, Poletti S, Bollettini I, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val (108/158)Met polymorphism affects fronto-limbic connectivity during emotional processing in bipolar disorder.Eur Psychiatry 41:53-59

 

156   Canali P, Casarotto S, Rosanova M, Sferrazza-Papa G, Casali AG, Gosseries O, Massimini M, Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Abnormal brain oscillations persit after recovery from bipolar depression. Eur Psychiatry 41:10-15

 

157   Poletti S, Aggio V, Hoogenboezem TA, Ambrée O, de Wit H, Wijkhuijs AJ, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Arolt V, Drexhage HA, Benedetti F (2017) Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and gray matter volume in bipolar disorder. Eur Psychiatry 40:33-37

 

158   Benedetti F, Ambrée O, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Poletti S, Colombo C, Arolt V (2017) The effect of childhood trauma on serum BDNF in bipolar depressioni is modulated by the serotonin promoter genotype. Neuroscience Letters 656 (2017) 177-181 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.07.043

 

159   Aggio V, Brioschi S, Bollettini I, Falini A, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2017) Impact of early and recent stress on white matter microstructure in major depressive disorder. Jornal of Affective Disorders, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.08.017

 

160   Suzuki M, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Uchiyama M, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2018) Does early response predict subsequent remission in bipolar depression treated woth repeated sleep deprivation combined with light therapy and lithium? Journal of affective disorders 229 (2018) 371-37

 

Abstracts presented at international and national congresses

 

1         Cattaneo R, Pugnetti L, Colombo C, Scarone S (1985) Implicazioni terapeutiche derivanti dallo studio della postura sul flusso aereo e sull'attivita' EEG durante il sonno mediante monitoraggio combinato audiovisivo-poligrafico nella sindrome di apnee notturne. Atti XXXVI Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

 

2         Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Ragnoli D, Scarone S, Pugnetti L (1985) Descrizione quantitativa dell'attivita' EEG in specifici disordini del sonno, studio preliminare su cinque casi selezionati. Atti XXXVI Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

 

3         Pugnetti L, Scarone S, Cattaneo R, Colombo C, Massironi R (1985) Analisi automatica delle variazioni EEG in banda alfa in pazienti con schizofrenia di recente esordio. Atti XXXVI Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

 

4         Pugnetti L, Scarone S, Cattaneo R, Biserni P, Cattaneo AM, Colombo C, Massironi R (1985) Disturbi della specializzazione emisferica in pazienti affetti da schizofrenia: analisi automatica delle variazioni EEG in banda alfa. Atti III Congresso Nazionale Societa' Italiana Attivita' Nervosa Superiore, Milano, 14-15 giugno

 

5         Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Locatelli M, Gambini O, Scarone S (1989) Indagine neurofunzionale in parenti di primo grado di pazienti schizofrenici: uno studio neurofisiologico. In: Progressi in Psichiatria. Pancheri P., Reda G.C. Eds. C.I.C. Edizioni Internazionali, Roma,1:391-396. Atti del XXXVII Congresso Nazionale della Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria

 

6         Colombo C, Bellini L, Livian S, Gatti P, Scotti G, Scarone S (1990) MRI and neuropsychological tests in schizophrenic patients: a preliminary study. Second International Symposium: Imaging of the Brain in Psychiatry and Related Fields. Wurzburg, June13-16, Book of abstracts, 18

 

7         Colombo C, Scarone S (1990) Clinica e terapia dell'insonnia. Atti del I Congresso Nazionale della Societa' Italiana per la Formazione in Psichiatria (S.I.F.I.P.) "Formarsi e formare in psichiatria oggi", Roma 11-14 ottobre, pp. 267-281

 

8         Gambini O, Locatelli M, Colombo C, Macciardi F, Scarone S (1990 )The meaning of physiological computerized EEG: A statistical approach.Atti dell'International meeting on psychoneurobiology: Psychiatry and advanced technologies, Saint Vincent, 25-28 settembre

 

9         Scarone S, Colombo C, Livian S, Scotti G, Perani D, Fazio F (1991) Morphofunctional aspects of schizophrenia: PET and MRI data. In: Biological Psychiatry; 29(11S):13. 5th World Congress of World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Florence, June 9-14

 

10      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Perani D, Fazio F, Smeraldi E, Scarone S (1991) Functional aspects of schizophrenia. Preliminary PET data. Biological Psychiatry, vol. 2, p 376-378

 

11      Colombo C, Ronchi P, Perani D, Fazio F, Scarone S (1992) Rates of cerebral metabolic glucose utilization in the basal ganglia of patients with OCD. Proceedings of the 18th Collegium International Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum Congress; Vol. 15, Suppl. 1, Part B, 231, Raven Press, New York

 

12      Locatelli M, Colombo C, Beltrami M, Vittadini M, Scarone S (1992) Valutazione morfofunzionale delle fasi iniziali della demenza associata ad alcolismo mediante CEEG e RMN. X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Alcologia: "L'Alcologia in Europa", Verona

 

13      Bonfanti A, Colombo C, Abbruzzese M, Scarone S (1993) Structural characteristics of the corpus callosum and neuropsychological correlates in schizophrenics and normal controls. Schizophrenia Research, vol. 9, no. 2, 3, special issue: Abstracts of the IVth international congress on schizophrenia research, Colorado Springs, USA, 17-21 April

 

14      Calabrese G, Santino P, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Scarone S, Scotti G (1993) T2 relaxation time of basal ganglia in tardive dyskinesia. Schizophrenia Research, vol. 9, no. 2, 3, special issue: Abstracts of the IVth international congress on schizophrenia research, Colorado Springs, USA, 17-21 April

 

15      Perani D, Bressi S, Colombo C, Grassi F, Bonfanti A, Scarone S, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1993) Metabolic dysfunction in obsessive - compulsive disorder: an [18 F]FDG PET follow-up study in patients treated with inhibitors of serotonin re - uptake. In: Neurology; 43(4):189. 45th Annual Meeting Program of American Academy of Neurology, New York, april 25-may 1, 

 

16      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Perani D, Bressi S, Grassi F, Scarone S, Fazio F, Smeraldi E (1994) Studio (18 F) FDG PET in pazienti con disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo trattati con inibitori selettivi del re-uptake della serotonina. In: 7° Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria Biologica - Libro degli Abstracts. Arti Grafiche Pisano,Cagliari; S7.4:42

 

17      Calabrese G, Colombo C, Falini A, Origgi D, Lipari S, Scotti G, Scarone S (1994) La spettroscopia del protone nella valutazione del metabolismo cerebrale in pazienti schizofrenici. In: 7° Congresso Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria Biologica - Libro degli Abstracts. Arti Grafiche Pisano,Cagliari; S15.2:99

 

18      Calabrese G, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Falini A, Lipari S, Origgi D, Scotti G, Scarone S (1995) Neuronal dysfunction in the frontal-cortex in schizophrenia evaluated by H-1 MRS study. Schizophrenia Research, vol. 15, p. 79

 

19      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Calabrese G, Scarone S (1994) Psichiatric disease and brain imaging techniques: MRI/MRS studies. In: 1er Symposium sur la Resonance Magnetique Appliquée a la Psychiatrie - Libro degli Abstracts. Centre Hospitalier - Rouffach - France; 37

 

20      Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1994) Innovazioni e opportunità nel trattamento farmacologico antipsicotico. XXXIX Congresso Nazionale Societa' Italiana di Psichiatria. Atti del simposio: Intervento riabilitativo e farmaci antipsicotici: nuove prospettive:41, Riccione 23-28 ottobre, pp.41-47

 

21      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Campori E, Guglielmo E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) Perceived symptomatology and biological rhythms in unipolar patiens. World Conference on Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics. Biological Rhythms Research; 26:365

 

22      Barbini B, Colombo C, Benedetti F, Campori E, Di Molfetta D, Smeraldi E (1995) The study of circadian and infradian fluctuations in mood disorders: a methodological approach. World Conference on Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics. Biological Rhythms Research; 26:365-366

 

23      Sforzini L, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) Clozapine in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. II European Congress on Personality Disorders. Diagnostic assessment and therapeutic strategies in personality disorders. Book of abstracts. Milano, Jun 26-29

 

24      Benedetti F, Sforzini L, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Terapia acuta e a medio termine con clozapina a basso dosaggio nel disturbo di personalità borderline. II Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Pisa, 20-23 febbraio. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, 3

 

25      Barbini B, Benedetti F,  Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Differential effect of total sleep deprivation in unipolar and bipolar depression. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry 42(Suppl 1):109S

 

26      Benedetti F,  Barbini B, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Patterns of infradian mood variation in major depression. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry42(Suppl 1):109S

 

27      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Smeraldi E (1997) Clozapine treatment of borderline personality disorder. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry 42(Suppl 1):31S

 

28      Barbini B, Benedetti F, Campori E, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Circadian mood fluctuation as a predictor of the antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation. 6th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Jun 22-27; Nice. Biol Psychiatry 42(Suppl 1):233S

 

29      Smeraldi E, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Cocchi F, Moresco RM, Messa C, Fazio F (1998) Valutazione PET dell'assetto recettoriale D2 e 5HT2 in pazienti schizofrenici "drug free": correlati psicopatologici e clinici. 3° Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Psicopatologia e terapia, Roma, 25 febbraio-1 marzo

 

30      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1998) The treatment of a depressive episode in bipolar patients: sustaining the effect of sleep deprivation. Workshop on novel therapeutic strategies in the schizophrenia spectrum and mood disorders. International academy for biomedical and drug research, Venezia, 13-14 marzo 1998. Book of abstracts, pp. 89-92

 

31      Campori E, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (1998) Effect of sleep deprivation combined with dopamine agonist amineptine in bipolar depression. 21st CINP Congress; 1998 Jul 12-16, Glasgow. Book of abstracts, p. 268

 

32      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Campori E, Barbini B, Smeraldi E. (1998) Day-to-day mood changes during antidepressant treatment. 21st CINP Congress; 1998 Jul 12-16, Glasgow. Book of abstracts, p. 270

 

33      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Sforzini L, Smeraldi E. (1998) Clozapine in the treatment of severe borderline personality disorder. 21st CINP Congress; 1998 Jul 12-16, Glasgow. Book of abstracts, p. 417

 

34      Moresco RM, Gobbo C, Messa C, Zocco A, Prato K, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1998) Studio della regolazione del sistema serotoninergico mediante PET nella depressione. 8 Congresso della Società Italiana di Psichiatria Biologica, Napoli 29 settembre-3 ottobre, Book of abstracts, p. 26

 

35      Fazio F, Messa C, Moresco RM, Colombo C, Zanardi R, Prato K, Gobbo C, Galli L, Smeraldi E (1998) Dopaminergic and serotoninergic activity in drug-naive depressed patients assessed with PET and [F-18]FESP. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 39 p. 40P

 

36      Moresco RM, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Lucignani G, Messa C, Del Sole A, Gobbo C, Lucca A, Galli L, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1998) Effect of fluvoxamine on cerebral serotoninergic receptors assessed by PET and [F-18]FESP in drug naïve depressed patients. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 39, p 40P

 

37      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E. (1999) Sleep deprivation: an efficacious alternative treatment in bipolar depressives. World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry - European regional congress. Firenze, 1999 Apr 8-11. Book of abstracts, p. 175-176

 

38      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Campori E, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (1999) Deprivazione di sonno: tool diagnostico e strategia di potenziamento nel disturbo bipolare. IV Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia; Firenze.

 

39      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2000) La deprivazione di sonno nella terapia della depressione bipolare. XLII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psichiatria, Torino 16-21 ottobre. Libro degli abstract, pag. 370.

 

40      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala M, Smeraldi E (2000) La deprivazione di sonno nel trattamento della depressione bipolare. V Congresso nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Roma, 23-27 febbraio

 

41      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2000) La deprivazione di sonno nella terapia della depressione bipolare. In: Dal pregiudizio alla cittadinanza. Atti del XLII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psichiatria, pag.721-724.

 

42      Colombo C, Benedetti F (2000) Farmacogenetica del trasportatore della serotonina. Workshop: Disturbi dell’umore e ossessività, Parigi 5-6 maggio 2000

 

43      Benedetti F, Colombo C (2000) Tecniche di potenziamento nella terapia antidepressiva. Workshop: Disturbi dell’umore e ossessività, Parigi 5-6 maggio 2000

 

44      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala M, Serretti A (2000) Genetic differences in antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. American Journal of Medical Genetics, vol. 96, 4, Abstracts of Eight World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics, Versailles, France, 27-31 agosto 2000

 

45      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lucca A, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2001) Light and lithium to sustain the rapid effects of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S52

 

46      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2001) Genetic predictors of antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S38

 

47      Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2001) Availability of morning sunlight and response to antidepressant treatments. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S51

 

48      Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Pontiggia A, Carbonato I, Smeraldi E (2001) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. 6th ECNP Regional Meeting. Napoli, 2001 May 19-21. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl. 2):S51

 

49      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Campori E (2001) Genetic predictors of antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation. 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Berlin, 2001 July 1-6. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2(Suppl.1):214S

 

50      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2001) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Berlin, 2001 July 1-6. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2(Suppl.1):232S

 

51      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M (2001) Light, lithium and sleep phase advance to sustain the rapid effects of total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. 7th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Berlin, 2001 July 1-6. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2(Suppl.1):352S

 

52      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Strategie di potenziamento non farmacologico. VI Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Roma, 21-25 febbraio 2001.Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia 7(Suppl 1):12-13.

 

53      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Sole, luce e terapia dei disturbi dell’umore. VI Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Roma, 21-25 febbraio 2001.Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia 7(Suppl 1):81-82.

 

54      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Deprivazione di sonno e disturbo bipolare.  VI Congresso internazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia. Roma, 21-25 febbraio 2001.Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia 7(Suppl 1):71-72.

 

55      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Pontiggia A, Smeraldi E (2001) I ritmi del sonno e della veglia, della luce e del buio nella terapia dei disturbi dell’umore. XI Congresso nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno. Pisa, 14-17 ottobre 2001

 

56      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Smeraldi E (2002) Genetic predictors of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. 14thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Istanbul, October 13-17.European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11 (Suppl. 3), S243

 

57      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2002) Sleep deprivation and biological rhythms in bipolar disorder. 1st Biennal Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders. Taormina, March 9-12. Journal of Affective Disorders68 (1): 88-89

 

58      Benedetti F, Colombo C (2003) Ritmi biologici e disturbo bipolare. Convegno su Ritmi Biologici e Disturbi Mentali, Roma, 11 giugno 2003. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia, 22 (2 Suppl.): 29-33.

 

59      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2003) Chronobiological treatment of bipolar depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13 (Suppl. 4):S108.

 

60      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2003) CLOCK gene and circadian mood fluctuations in bipolar depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) :S223

 

61      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Mandelli L, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic dissection of psychopathological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and CLOCK gene polymorphism. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) :S225

 

62      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Glycogen synthase-kinase 3b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S225

 

63      Cigala Fulgosi M, Benedetti F, Florita M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2003) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S225.

 

64      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Cusin C, Mandelli L, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) CLOCK gene influences insomnia during antidepressant treatment. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S226.

 

65      Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Florita M, Colombo C, Cropanese I, Smeraldi E (2003) Phase-response effects of lormetazepam in depressive insomnia. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S223.

 

66      Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pontiggia A, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2003) Morning light therapy as an augmenting strategy of antidepressant treatment. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S224.

 

67      Florita M, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Bernasconi A, Pontiggia A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2003) Changes in depressive neuropsychological functioning during antidepressant treatment. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S224.

 

68      Benedetti F, Serretti A, Colombo C, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Campori E, Smeraldi E (2003) CLOCK gene and circadian mood fluctuations in bipolar depression. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) :S223

 

69      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Glycogen synthase-kinase 3b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. 16thCongress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Praga, September 20-24. European Neuropsychopharmacology13(Suppl. 4) : S225

 

70      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Lorenzi C, Pontiggia A Serretti A,, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Glycogen synthase-kinase 3b influences age at onset of bipolar disorder. XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec City, October 4-8.

 

71      Serretti A, Cusin C, Lorenzi C, Benedetti F, Pirovano A, Arnoldi A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic predictors of antidepressant efficacy: the state of the art. XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec City, October 4-8.

 

72      Mandelli L, Serretti A, Benedetti F, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2003) Genetic dissection of psychopatological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and CLOCK gene polymorphism. XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec City, October 4-8.

 

73      Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Benedetti F, Tubazio V, Ploia C, Colombo C, De Ronchi D, Smeraldi E (2003) Human PERIOD 3 gene influences SSRIs antidepressant activity in mood disorders. The XIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Quebec, 15/09/2003. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 122B:124. pp.

 

74      Serretti A, Zanardi R, Benedetti F, Cusin C, Pirovano A, Artioli P, Colombo C (2003) Applicazione della farmacogenetica ai disturbi dell’umore. XLIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psichiatria, Bologna 19-24 ottobre 2003.

 

75      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Bernasconi A, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Smeraldi E (2004) Chronobiological treatments of bipolar depression. The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD)–2nd Biennial Conference–Cancun, Mexico 5th–10th March 2004. Journal of Affective Disorders 78(Suppl.1): S14.

 

76      Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Benedetti F, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Ploia C, Tubazio V, Smeraldi E (2004) Genetic polymorphisms influencing response of antidepressants. XXIV CINP Congress. Paris, 20-24 June. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 7(Suppl.1):S67.

 

77      Ploia C, Serretti A, Benedetti F, Fontana V, Colombo C, Catalano M, Smeraldi E (2004) Mood disorders and antidepressants treatment: haplotype analysis of human PERIOD 3 gene. XIIth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. Dublin, Ireland, 9th–13th October 2004. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 130B:160.

 

78      Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Benedetti F, Pirovano A, Zanardi R, Colombo C, Ploia C, Tubazio V, Smeraldi E (2004) Genetic predictors of antidepressants efficacy: The State of the Art. European Psychiatry, 19(Suppl.1):79S-79S.

 

79      Florita M, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Bernasconi A, Pontiggia A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2004) Neuropsychological functioning during antidepressant treatment in depressed patients. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):263.

 

80      Cigala Fulgosi M, Benedetti F, Florita M, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2004) Rapid assessment of cognitive distorsions in major depression. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):264.

 

81      Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Anselmetti S, Florita M, Sartorio E, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2004) Reality monitoring and paranoia in remitted delusional depression. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):264.

 

82      Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pontiggia A, Florita M, Smeraldi E (2004) Light therapy in the morning: augmenting strategy of antidepressant treatment. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3 (Suppl. 1):265.

 

83      Santoro A, Florita M, Benedetti F, Lucca A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2004) Transcranial magnetic stimulation modifies the processing of emotional stimuli in subjects with a major depressive episode. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):266.

 

84      Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Florita M, Dallaspezia S (2004) Phase response effet of lormetazepam in the treatment of depressive insomnia. World Psychiatric Association International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: an update”. Firenze, November 10-13. World Psychiatry 3(Suppl. 1):280.

 

85      Dotoli D, Insacco C, Colombo C (2005) Specificità di genere e risposta alla terapia. X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Roma 22-26 febbraio 2005, Italian Journal of Psychopathology, volume 11 suppl.:137-138.

 

86      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Pontiggia A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Bernasconi A (2005) Cronoterapia clinica dei disturbi dell’umore. X Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Psicopatologia, Roma 22-26 febbraio 2005, Italian Journal of Psychopathology, volume 11 suppl.:80-81.

 

87      Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (2005) A glycogen synthase kinase 3-b -50 T/C SNP influences long-term response to lithium salts in bipolar illness. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 3-6. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 15(Suppl 1):S56-S57.

 

88      Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Recovery from bipolar depression after total sleep deprivation: a 3.0 T BOLD fMRI event-related study of moral thinking. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 3-6. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 15(Suppl 1):S61.

 

89      Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Neural correlates of distorted moral thinking in bipolar depression: a 3.0 T BOLD fMRI event-related study. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 3-6. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 15(Suppl 1):S63.

 

90      Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Pontiggia A, Smeraldi E (2005) The role of brain monoamines in the antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. XIII congress of the Association of European Psychiatrists. Munich, Germany, April 2-6. European Psychiatry, 20(Suppl 1):S112.

 

91      Colombo C (2005) Ritmi biologici e malattia dell’umore. La psichiatria di genere: dallo studio delle differenze alla personalizzazione delle cure. Bormio, aprile 6-9 2005

 

92      Benedetti F, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2005) GSK3-b and the molecular clock as novel targets for lithium salts and clinical chronotherapeutics. 1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 51.

 

93      Benedetti F,  Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E. (2005) Changes in right DLPFC (BA9) neural responses parallel response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression.1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 51.

 

94      Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Neural correlates of antidepressant response to sleep deprivation : a 3.0T BOLD fMRI event-related study of moral thinking. 1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 52.

 

95      Benedetti F, Mandelli L, Serretti A, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Genetic dissection of psychopathological symptoms: insomnia in mood disorders and clock gene polymorphism.1st International Congress of Applied Chronobiology and Chronomedicine. Antalya, June 1-5. Book of Abstracts, p. 76.

 

96      Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2005) GSK3B and the molecular clock as novel targets in the treatment of bipolar disorder. 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S160.

 

97      Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Changes in right DLPFC (BA9) after treatment in bipolar depression. 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S160-161.

 

98      Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Barbini B, Benedetti F (2005). Is sleep deprivation useful in the treatment of resistant bipolar depression? 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S166.

 

99      Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2005) Moral thinking and depression: a 3.0T BOLD fMRI event-related study. 8th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. Vienna, Austria, June 28th – July 3rd. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 6(Suppl 1):S194.

 

100   Calabrese G, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Cadioli M, Colombo C,  Redaelli D, Smeraldi E, Scotti G, Falini A. (2005) The Glutamatergic Hypothesis Of Sleep Deprivation Treatment In Depression: Proton Mrs Study At 3 Tesla. International Society For Magnetic Resonance In Medicine - Ismrm Workshop On MR Spectroscopy For Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Banff, October 15-17.

 

101   Cigala Fulgosi M., Benedetti F., Barbini B., Pontiggia A., Colombo C., Dallaspezia S., Smeraldi E. (2006) Cronoterapia nella depressione bipolare resistente: follow up a 9 mesi. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 533-5.

 

102   Dallaspezia S., Benedetti F., Bernasconi A., Blasi V., Cadioli M., Colombo C., Falini A., Radaelli D., Scotti G., Smeraldi E. (2006) Correlazione tra attività basale cerebrale e risposta antidepressiva ai trattamenti cronoterapeutici: uno studio di risonanza magnetica funzionale. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 527-9.

 

103   Bernasconi A., Calabrese G., Benedetti F., Radaelli D., Dallaspezia S., Cadioli M., Colombo C., Falini A., Scotti G., Smeraldi E. (2006) Correlazione tra risposta al trattamento antidepressivo con deprivazione totale di sonno e i cambiamenti nei livelli cerebrali di glutammato: uno studio di risonanza magnetica ad alto campo. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 530-2.

 

 

104   Radaelli D., Bernasconi A., Benedetti F., Blasi V., Cadioli M., Colombo C., Falini A., Scotti G., Smeraldi E. (2006) Influenza del polimorfismo nel trasportatore della serotonina sulle attivazioni cerebrali in pazienti depressi. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 536-8.

 

105   Pontiggia A., Benedetti F., Bernasconi A., Colombo C., Lorenzi C., Serretti A., Smeraldi E. (2006) La GSK3-ß come possibile target d’azione nel trattamento del Disturbo Bipolare. XV Congresso della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia.Genova, 6-9 giugno 2004. Libro degli abstract, pag. 539-41.

 

106   Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Falini A,  Radaelli D, Scotti G (2006) A 3 T BOLD functional MRI study of the neural underpinnings of depression.European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S273.

 

107   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Barbini B, Colombo C, Lorenzi C, Serretti A, Smeraldi E (2006) Influence of clock gene polymorphism on sleep-wake cycle in depressed bipolar patients: an actigraphic study. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S361.

 

108   Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S,  Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Neural correlates of emotional self in bipolar disorder: a BOLD functional MRI 3 T study.European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S270.

 

109   Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Smeraldi E (2006) Long term outcome of drug-resistant bipolar depression: a 9 months prospective follow-up after chronotherapeutics. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S72-73.

 

110   Bernasconi A, Calabrese G, Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Cadioli M, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Changes in brain glutamate correlate with antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation: a 3T 1H-MRS study. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S69.

 

111   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Blasi V, Colombo C, Falini A, Radaelli D, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Influence of brain activity at the baseline on antidepressant response to chronotherapeutic treatment: a fMRI study. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S70.

 

112   Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Blasi V, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2006) Influence of serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism on brain activation during a moral valence decision task. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 9-12. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16(Suppl 1):S70-71.

 

113   Pontiggia A, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S,  Smeraldi E (2006). An actigraphic registration of depressed patients treated with chronotherapeutics. 19th congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Paris 16-20 September. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (Suppl 4):S293.

 

114   Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2007) Lithium therapy reverses the influence of 5-HTTLPR gene polymorphism on anti­depressant response to sleep deprivation. . ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 8-11. European Eeuropsychopharmacology, 17(Suppl. 1):S79

 

115   Kato, M., Serretti, A., Zanardi, R., Rossini, D., Okugawa, G., Kinoshita, T., Colombo, C., 2007. 5-ht2a gene variants influence specific and different aspects of antidepressant response in japanese and italian mood disorder patients XVth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, New York, NY, 7th - 11th October.

 

116   Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) Homeostatic and allostatic response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):316.

 

117   Benedetti F, Lietti L,  Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Marino E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) CLOCK gene polymorphism rs1801260 biases response to light treatment after sleep deprivation. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):316.

 

118   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2007) A VNTR polymorphism in hPER3 gene influences clinical characteristic of bipolar disorder. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):317.

 

119   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S,  Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia influence neural responses in amygdala and anterior cyngulate to emotional faces. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 11(4):317.

 

120   Benedetti F, Radaelli D,  Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S,  Unterhofer V, Colombo C,  Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of emotional processing in bipolar disorder. 7th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Budapest  5-7 December. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, in press.

 

121   Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2007) Clock genotype biases neural correlates of moral valence decision in patients affected by bipolar depression. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. Nice, France, March 8-11. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 17(Suppl. 1):S73

 

122   Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Benedetti F, Falini A, Colombo C (2007) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of moral valence decision in patients affected by mood disorder. 20th congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Wien 13-17 October. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 17(Suppl. 4):S292.

 

123   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Period gene 3 polymorphism influences clinical characteristics of bipolar disorder. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar disorders, 10(Suppl.1):69.

 

124   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Unterhofer V, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of emotional processing in bipolar disorder. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70-71.

 

125   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Bernasconi A, Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Amygdala and the anterior cyngulate in the emotional processing in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. a 3.0 tesla BOLD fMRI study. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70.

 

126   Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Lietti L, Dallaspezia S, Barbini B, ColomboC,  Smeraldi E (2008) Lower need of homeostatic sleep after successful sleep deprivation therapy of depression. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar Disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70

 

127   Benedetti F, Lietti L, Barbini B, Cigala Fulgosi M, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Pontiggia A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Response to light treatment after sleep deprivation is influenced by CLOCK 3111 T/C SNP (rs1801260) gene polymorphism. 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, New Dehli-Agra 27-30 January. Bipolar Disorders, 10(Suppl.1):70.

 

128   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Personality disorder and depression: a fMRI study. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):98.

 

129   Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Calabrese G, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Changes in brain glutamate correlate with antidepressant response to total sleep deprivation in bipolare depression: An high-field 1H-MRS study. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):97.

 

130   Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Changes in medial prefrontal cortex neural responses parallel successful antidepressant combination of venlafaxine and light therapy. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):97.

 

131   Benedetti F, Dallaspezia S, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (2008) A VNTR polymorphism in hPER3 gene influences clinical characteristic of bipolar disorder. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):106.

 

132   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Poletti S, Giannunzio V,  Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of task targeting the depressive biases in information processing in patients affected by mood disorder. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):98.

 

133   Benedetti F, Barbini B, Lorenzi C, Lietti L, Marino E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Pontiggia A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Clock gene polymorphism rs1801260 biases response to light treatment after sleep deprivation. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July.  International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1): , 11(Suppl 1):106.

 

134   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Bernasconi A, Giannunzio V,  Colombo C, Cavallaro R, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Amygdala and the anterior cingulate in the emotional processing in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A 3.0 tesla BOLD fMRI study. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):269.

 

135   Benedetti F, Cigala Fulgosi M, Gavinelli C, Barbini B, ColomboC,  Smeraldi E (2008) Homeostatic and allostatic response to sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):114.

 

136   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Anselmetti S, Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2008) Reality monitoring deficits as common neuropsychological correlates of schizophrenic and affective psychosis. XXVI Congress of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP), Munich 13-17 July. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(Suppl 1):270.

 

137   Bernasconi A, Calabrese G, Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Dallaspezia S, Cadioli M, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Spectroscopic changes after chronotherapy of bipolar depression. Workshop del Gruppo di Studio di Neuroradiologia Funzionale dell'Associazione Italiana di NeuroRadiologia: Advanced MR Brain Imaging. Milano, 20-21 novembre. Materiale didattico, pag.87.

 

138   Benedetti F, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Falini A, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Stressful life events bias neural correlates of tasks targeting the depressive biases in information processing in patients affected by mood disorders. Workshop del Gruppo di Studio di Neuroradiologia Funzionale dell'Associazione Italiana di NeuroRadiologia: Advanced MR Brain Imaging. Milano, 20-21 novembre. Materiale didattico, pag.89.

 

139   Radaelli D, Benedetti F, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Falini A, Colombo C, Scotti G, Smeraldi E (2008) Personality disorders and depression: a fMRI study. Workshop del Gruppo di Studio di Neuroradiologia Funzionale dell'Associazione Italiana di NeuroRadiologia: Advanced MR Brain Imaging. Milano, 20-21 novembre. Materiale didattico, pag. 91.

 

140   Calati R, Serretti A, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Moller HJ, Colombo C, Rujescu D (2008) Serotonin receptor 1a, 2a, 2c and CONT SNPs and personality traits in suicide attempters and controls. European Psychiatry, vol. 23, p S171-S172.

 

141   Benedetti F, Colombo C (2009) The clinical usefulness of chronotherapeutics for bipolar disorder: rationale and perspectives. Eighth International Conference on Bipolar Disorder, 25-27 June, Pittsburgh. Bipolar Disorders, 11(Suppl. 1):95.

142   Marino E, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E (2009). The COMT Val(108/158)Met polymorphism affects antidepressant response to paroxetine in a naturalistic setting. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 19:S19-S20.

 

143   Benedetti F, Yeh PH, Radaelli D, Bellani M, Nicoletti MA, Falini A, Rambaldelli G, Bernasconi A, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E, Soares JC, Brambilla P (2009). Voxelwise Analysis of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Data in Bipolar Disorder. Biological Psychiatry,  65:144S.

 

144   Benedetti F, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Riccaboni R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2010). Neuroprotective effect of lithium treatment on gray matter volume in bipolar disorder: A voxel based morphometry study. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 13:173

 

145    Delmonte, C. Gavinelli, C. Brambilla, B. Barbini, F. Benedetti, C. Colombo, E. Smeraldi (2010) Four months follow-up in bipolar depression after total sleep deprivation with light therapy. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 1 - 3, 2010, Vienna.

 

146   Gavinelli C, Del Monte D, Brambilla C, Barbini B, Colombo C (2010) Seasonality and heritability in euthymic  mood disorder patients 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 1 - 3, 2010, Vienna.     

 

147   Barbini B, Gavinelli C, Brambilla C, Ragni S, Colombo C (2010) Seasonality and mood disorders: clinical studies and future perspectives. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, July 1 - 3, 2010, Vienna.

 

148   Colombo C, Redaelli C, Ciraci M, Franchini L. (2011) Women’s sexual dysfunction during antidepressant treatment. 4th World congress on women’s mental health, March 16th-19th 2011, Madrid

 

149   Delmonte D., Brambilla C., Gavinelli C., Barbini B., Colombo C., Smeraldi E. (2011) Daylight exposure delay reduces  hospitalization lenght in manic episodes: a multicentric experience. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 10-13th, 2011, Montreal.

 

150   Brambilla C, Locatelli C, Gavinelli C, Cigala Fulgosi M, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Barbini B, Colombo C (2011) Seasonality in mood disorders: clinical and genetic aspects. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms , July 10-13th, 2011, Montreal.

 

151   F. Cassulo, D. Delmonte, C. Brambilla, C. Bianco, C. Gavinelli, B. Barbini, C. Colombo, E. Smeraldi (2012) Daylight exposure delay reduces hospitalization length and self reported symptomaatology in manic patients.  24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25-27 June 2012.

 

152   D.Delmonte, C.Locatelli, C.Gavinelli, C.Brambilla, C.Desantis, F.Cassulo, C.Bianco, B.Barbini, L.Franchini, C.Colombo (2012) Care and chronobiological treatment: the italian experience at san raffaele-turro hospital, mood disorder unit. 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25-27 June 2012.   

 

153   Colombo C (2012) La terapia della luce brillante nella pratica clinica: nuove applicazioni. XXII Comgresso nazionale AIMS, Parma, 21.24 ottobre 2012

 

154   Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Effect of early stress on hippocampal gray matter is influenced by a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in bipolar disorder. 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 october. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23 (suppl. 2): S276

 

155   Bollettini I, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Effect of adverse childhood experiences on white matter microstructure in bipolar disorder. 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 october. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23 (suppl. 2): S389

 

156   Sferrazza Papa G, Poletti S, Dalla Spezia S, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2013) Effect of functional polymorphism of EAAT1 on cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder. 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 5-9 october. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23 (suppl. 2): S173

 

157   Benedetti F, Locatelli C, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2013) Effects of clock gene variants on hopelessness and suicidality in drug-resistant bipolar depression. Society for Llight Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25th Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2013. SLTBR Program and Abstracts: Volume 25

 

158   Benedetti F, Locatelli C, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2013) Rapid treatment of suicidal symptoms in drug-resistant bipolar depression with lithium and chronotherapeutics light and wake. Society for Llight Treatment and Biological Rhythms, Geneva, 25th Annual Meeting, June 21-23, 2013. SLTBR Program and Abstracts: Volume 25

 

159   Brioschi S, Franchini L, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2013) Early onset of lithium prophylaxis as possible good prognostic factor for staging bipolar disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology Volume 23, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S106 (March 2013)  Abstracts of the 2013 ECNP workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for Young Scientists in Europe, Nice, France, 7–10 March 2013

 

160   Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Smeraldi S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Fronto-limbic disconnection in bipolar disorder. ECNP Workshop for Junior Scientists in Europe. Nice, France, 6-9 March 2014. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24 (supll. 1):S90

 

161   Locatelli C, Del Monte D, De Santis C, Colombo C (2014) Trattamento farmacologico dei disturbi affettivi psicotici. 18 Congresso della SOPSI Torino, 12-15 febbraio 2014

 

162   Colombo C (2014) Cronobiologia e disturbo bipolare. XVIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Neuropsicofarmacologia. Torino, 3-6-giugno 2014

 

163   Benedetti F, Canali P, Sferrazza Papa G, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Reduced oscillatorynatural frequencies of the frontal cortex in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):72

 

164   Benedetti F, Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Colombo C (2014) Fronto-limbic disconnectuion in bipolar disorder. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):74

 

165   Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Chronotherapeutic treatment efficacy and white matter integrity: a tract-based spatial statistics study in bipolar patients. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):74

 

166   Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radelli D, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Lorenzi C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C (2014) Effect of early stress on hippocampal gray matter is influenced by a functional polymorphism in EAAT2 in bipolar disorder. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):81

 

167   Benedetti F, Canali P, sferrazza Papa G, Smeraldi e, Colombo C (2014) Changes of cortical excitability as markers of antidepressant response in bipolar depression. 29th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver 22-26 June 2014. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 17(Suppl. 1):51-52

 

168   Delmonte D, Manzini C, Barbini B, Colombo C (2014) Manic episode of bipolar disorder: light exposure influences the clinical course. 26th Annual Meeting Society for Light treatment and Biological Rhythms, 27-29 june 2014, Vienna

 

169   Zanardi R, Delmonte D, Trinchieri Martina, Granata A, Rivellini G, Colombo C (2014) Psychopathology and crime: research on patients of a northern italian criminal psychiatric hospital. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, 22-24 october 2014, Miami, FL pagg 460-461

 

170   Sferrazza Papa G, Vai B, Radaelli D, Poletti S Smeraldi E, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Fronto-limbic disconnection in bipolar disorder. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany. European Neuropsychopharmacology 24(Suppl. 2):S90

 

171   Delmonte D, Manzini C, Brbini B, Colombo C (2014) Acute mania treatment: a comparison between first generation antipsychotics (FGAs) and second generation antipsychotics (SGAs).  27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24 (Suppl. 2): S419

 

172   Poletti S, Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Lithium and GSK-3beta promoter gene variants influence gray matter volume in bipolar disorder. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S427

 

173   Vai B, Radaelli D, Sferrazza Papa G, Poletti S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Effect of total sleep deprivation and light therapy on cortico-limbic connectivity in bipolar depression: a dynamic causal modeling study. 27/th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S430-1

 

174   Bollettini I, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Vai B, Locatelli C, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Serotonin transporter promoter gene and white matter integrity: a tract-based spatial statistics study in bipolar patients. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S435

 

175   Locatelli C, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Bollettini I, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2014) Connectivity correlates of delusion in bipolar depression. 27th ECNP Congress 18-21 october 2014, Berlin, Germany, European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(Suppl. 2):S437

 

176   Delmonte D, Desantis C, Verri FM, Rossini D, Lucca A, Zanardi R, Barbini B, Colombo C (2015) Electroconvulsive Therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a naturalistic study. Abstract 0844 23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna 28th-31st March 2015

 

177   Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Colombo C (2015) Effects of clock gene variants and early stress on hopelessness and suicide in bipolar depression. Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms Abst 2015; v27. 27th Annual meeting Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, San Diego, CA,  June 28, 2015 

 

178   Dallaspezia S, Colombo C, Benedetti F (2015) Sleep homeostatic pressure and PER3 VNTR ge ne polymorphism influence antidepressant response in bipolar depression. Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms Abst 2015; v27. 27th Annual meeting Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, San Diego, CA,  June 28, 2015 

 

179   Brioschi S, Delmonte D, Cassulo F, Fossati F, Barbini B, Franchini L, Colombo C (2015) Integrated mania management: an observational study at the rehabilitative mood disordes unit of San Raffaele hospital in Milan. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 2015; 25(2): 427-S428

 

180   Delmonte D, De Santis C, Brioschi S, Barbini B, Colombo C (2015) Haloperidol, risperidone and quetiapine in the treatment of acute severe manic episode in bipolar disorder: the experience at the mood disorder unit in Milan. European Psychiatry 2015; 30 (1): 844

 

181   Brioschi S, Delmonte, De Santis C, Franchini L, Colombo C (2016) Discontinuation of antipsychotic therapy in severe mania: a six months follow-up study. European Psychiatry 2016; 33 (Supp. March): 329-S330

 

182   Aggio V, Poletti S, Ambrée O, Colombo C, Arolt V, Benedetti F (2016) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor associates with gray matter volumes and early adverse experiences in bipolar disorder. ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for young scientists in Europe. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26 (Suppl1):S68-S69

 

183   De Santis C; Delmonte D; Nuzzi M; Rossini D; Lucca A; Stankovic S; Barbini B; Colombo C (2016) Adding fentanyl to sodium-thiopental (STP) or propofol anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a pilot study.  ISEN annual meeting May 15th 2016 Atlanta GE

 

184   Delmonte D, De Santis C, Brioschi S, Nuzzi M, Rossini D, Barbini B, Colombo C (2016) Adding fentanyl to sodium-thiopental (STP) or propofol anesthesia during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a pilot study. 29th ECNP congress 17-20th sept 2016 Wien European Neuropsychopharmacology , vol 26 (supp 2),  2016 p 469

 

185   Colombo C, Delmonte D, Brioschi S, Milandri F, Barbini B, Nuzzi M (2017) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in treatment-resistant depression (TRD): a 12-months cohort study in the city of Milan (Italy). American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 20-24 2017, San Diego CA

 

186   Brioschi S, Delmonte D, Locatelli C, Franchini L, Barbini B, Colombo C (2017) A comparison between manic patients with or without antipsychotic continuation treatment: data from a 12-months follow-up study at mood disorder unit of San Raffaele Turro hospital. 25th European Congress of psychiatry/European Psychiatry 41S(2017) SS106-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.01.1911

 

English book chapters

 

1         Scarone S, Pugnetti L, Cattaneo AM, Biserni P, Capuano P, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Gambini O, Cazzullo CL (1986) Electrophisiological indexes of hemispheric abnormalities in schizophrenia: clinical and  epidemiological correlates. In: Biological Psychiatry. Shagass C, Josiassen RC, Bridger W, Weiss K, Stoff D, Simpson GM, Eds. Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., New York

 

2         Cattaneo R, Colombo C, Gambini O, Pieri E, Pugnetti L, Scarone S (1986) Neurophysiological characteristics of putative Alzheimer's disease: a study of alpha reactivity during cognitive task performance. In: Senile dementias: early detection. Bes A., Cahn J, Hoyer S, Marc-Vergnes JP, Wisniewsky HM,  Eds. John Libbey and Company Ltd, London

 

3         Scarone S, Gambini O, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Bellodi L, Pugnetti L (1987) Electrophysiological characteristics of hemispheric functioning in schizophrenic disorders: diagnostic and psychopathological correlates. In: Cerebral dynamics, laterality and psychopathology. Takahashi R, Flor-Henry P, Gruzelier J, Niwa S, Eds. Elsevier Science Publishers BV, North-Holland Biomedical Press

 

4         Scarone S, Pugnetti L, Gambini O, Colombo C, Bareggi S, Forgione A (1987) Psychophysiological characteristics of benzodiazepine treatment in generalized anxiety disorders. In: Anxious depression: assessment and treatment. Smeraldi E, Racagni G Eds. Raven Press

 

5         Scarone S, Gambini O, Pugnetti L, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Bellini L, Christe W, Cazzullo CL (1987) Neurofunctional assessment of schizophrenia: neuropsychological and EEG data of lateralized imbalancement of functions. In: Etiophathogenetic hypotheses of schizophrenia: the impact of epidemiological, biochemical and neuromorphological studies. Cazzullo CL, Invernizzi G, Sacchetti E, Vita A Eds. MTP Press Limited, Falcon House, Lancaster, England

 

6         Pugnetti L, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Colombo C, Cattaneo R, Locatelli M, Bellodi L, Scarone S (1988) The EEG reactivity of schizophrenics and their first degree relatives: a preliminary analysis. In: A genetic perspective for schizophrenic and related disorders. Smeraldi E, Bellodi L Eds. Edi Ermes, Milano: 23 - 42

 

7         Colombo C, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Locatelli M, Calabrese G, Scarone S (1989) EEG Alpha reactivity in schizophrenia: a familial study. In:Schizophrenia: a psychobiological view. Casacchia M, Rossi A Eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London:119-124

 

8         Locatelli M, Colombo C, Scarone S (1990) CEEG analysis in neuropsychiatry: methodological and clinical problems. In: Carbamazepine: a bridge between epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. Canger R, Sacchetti E, Perini GI, Canevini MP Eds. Ciba-Geigy Edizioni, Origgio

 

9         Colombo C, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Locatelli M, Calabrese G, Scarone S (1991) EEG patterns in schizophrenia: a familial study. In: Plasticity and morphology of the central nervous system. A challenge for the psychiatry of the nineties.Cazzullo CL, Sacchetti E, Conte G, Invernizzi G, Vita A Eds. Kluver Academic Publishers, London:117-123

 

10      Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Perani D, Fazio F, Smeraldi E, Scarone S (1991) Functional aspects of schizophrenia. preliminary PET data. In: Biological Psychiatry; 2:376-378. Atti del 5th World Congress of World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Florence, June 9 - 14, 1991

 

11      Colombo C, Calabrese G, Livian S, Scotti G, Scarone S (1993) Normal size of temporal areas in a group of schizophrenic patients: a magnetic resonance imaging study. In: Imaging of the brain in psychiatry and related fields. Edited by Maurer K, Springer-Verlag, Berlin /Heidelberg: 37-41

 

12      Locatelli M, Gambini O, Macciardi F, Colombo C, Scarone S (1993) A statistical approach to computed electroencephalography: preliminary data on control subjects and epileptic patients. In: Psychiatry and Advanced Technologies. Ravizza L, Bogetto F, Zanalda E Editori, Raven Press Ltd., New York, 8:73-77

 

13      Perani D, Bressi S, Colombo C, Grassi F, Bonfanti A, Scarone S, Smeraldi E, Fazio F (1993) Metabolic dysfunction in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an [18 f] FDG PET follow-up study in patients treated with inhibitors of serotonine re-uptake. In:Psychiatry and Advanced Technologies. A cura di Ravizza L, Boggetto F, Zanalda E, Raven Press Ltd., New York, 7:61-71

 

14      Gambini O, Locatelli M, Macciardi F, Colombo C, Scarone S (1993) The meaning of Physiological computed electroencephalography: a  statistical approach. In: Psychiatry and Advanced Tecnologies. A cura di Ravizza L, Bogetto F, Zanalda E, Raven Press Ltd., New York, 7:61-71

 

15      Calabrese G, Falini A, Lipari S, Origgi D, Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Scotti G, Scarone S (1995) Neuronal integrity in the frontal cortex of schizophrenics evaluated by 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In: Macher JP, Crocq MA, Nedelec JF eds. The bio-clinical interface. Bio-clinical psychiatry mapping brain function. John Libbey Eurotext. Paris, France, pp. 229-232

 

16      Cavallaro R, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) The treatment of resistant schizophrenia: a pilot, open study on the treatment with risperidone and clozapine. In: Brunello N, Racagni G, Langer SZ, Mendlewicz J Eds. Critical issues in the treatment of schizophrenia. International Academy of Biomedical Drug Research. Basel, Karger, vol. 10:178-181

 

17      Benedetti F, Colombo C, Sforzini L, Maffei C, Smeraldi E (1999) New drugs in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. In: Treatment of personality disorders. A cura di J Derksen, C Maffei e H Grohen. Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York, pag. 229-240

 

18      Colombo C, Zanardi R, Rossini D (2017) Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders. In : Clinical Psychopharmacotherapy, 1 edition, ed Donatell Marazziti, Giovanni Fioriti Editore, Roma

 

 

Italian book chapters

 

1         Colombo C, Scarone S, Catalano M (1990) I disturbi del sonno in corso di anoressia nervosa. In: Disordini del comportamento alimentare. Muller E, Brambilla F Eds. Pythagora Press, Roma, Milano

 

2         Scarone S, Colombo C (1991) I disturbi del sonno. In: I disturbi d'ansia. Clinica e terapia. Smeraldi E, Bellodi L Eds. Edi Ermes, Milano, seconda edizione

 

3         Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Calabrese G, Ronchi P, Scarone S (1991) Brain imaging nei disturbi ossessivo-compulsivi. In: I disturbi d'ansia. Biggio G, Smeraldi E, Muller E Eds. Pythagora Press, Roma, Milano

 

4         Scarone S, Colombo C (1993) Disturbi del ritmo sonno-veglia. In: Trattato Italiano di Psichiatria. Cassano GB, D'Errico A, Pancheri P, Pavan L, Pazzagli A, Ravizza L, Rossi R, Smeraldi E, Volterra V Eds., Masson, Milano, 66:2187-2199

 

5         Bonfanti A, Colombo C, Scarone S (1994) Tomografia ad emissione di positroni: applicazioni in psichiatria. In: Neuroimaging in psichiatria. Vita A, Invernizzi G Eds. CIC Edizioni Internazionali, Roma, 8:93

 

6         Rossi E, Colombo C (1994) Caso clinico. In: Psichiatria clinica. Gabriele A, Smeraldi E eds. Poletto edizioni, Milano pp. 79-84

 

7         Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1995) I ritmi come elemento della terapia nella depressione. In: Pancheri P, e Cassano GB Eds. Specificità e aspecificità terapeutica dei farmaci antidepressivi. Scientific Press:181-199

 

8         Manfredonia MG, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1996) I disturbi dell'umore. In: La psichiatria in 100 ore. Editeam ed., pp. 67-85

 

9         Barbini B, Colombo C (1996) Terapia elettroconvulsiva. In: La psichiatria in 100 ore. Editeam ed., pp.135139

 

10      Serretti A, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1997) Utilizzo della clomipramina nel trattamento della depressione. In: Profili, Farmacologia clinica della clomipramina. Mosby Italia ed; 37-46

 

11      Manfredonia MG, Gasperini M, Colombo C (1998)  Disturbi dell'umore. In: Competenze psichiatriche nella formazione medica. Editeam ed., pp. 167-238

 

12      Bellodi L, Colombo C (1998) Glossario di psicopatologia. In: Competenze psichiatriche nella formazione medica. Editeam ed., pp. 369-418

 

13      Colombo C, Gasperini M, Lucca A, Marazziti D, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E (1999) Antidepressivi. In:Trattato Italiano di Psichiatria. Cassano GB, Pancheri P, Pavan L, Pazzagli A, Ravizza L, Rossi R, Smeraldi E, Volterra V Eds., Masson edizioni  Milano, pp.3279-3304

 

14      Colombo C, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Smeraldi E (2000) Uso delle benzodiazepine nei disturbi dell’umore. In: Le benzodiazepine dalla molecola alla pratica clinica. A cura di G Biggio. Springer Verlag Italia, Milano

 

15      Colombo C (2003) Presentazione dell’edizione italiana di: “Making us crazy” by Herb Kutchins e Stuart Kirk “, New York 1997,  “Ci fanno passare per matti”  Giovanni Fioriti editore Roma

 

16      Colombo C, Merzagora Betsos I (2004) Il gioco d’azzardo: profili psichiatrici, sociologici, criminologici. In: Trattato della responsabilità civile e penale in famiglia. A cura di Paolo Cendon, vol.II, CEDAM ed., Padova, pp. 1611-1636

 

17      Colombo C (2004) La spontaneità. In: Rileggendo Minkowski. La persona umana nella prospettiva psicopatologica. A cura di Enrico Smeraldi, ed. Excerpta Medica, Milano

 

18      Colombo C, Cavallaro R (2004) Il progredire delle nostre concezioni. Commento. In: Rileggendo Minkowski.  Nuove vie di approccio ed evoluzione delle vie antiche. A cura di Enrico Smeraldi, ed. Excerpta Medica, Milano

 

19      Colombo C (2005) I ritmi biologici e la malattia dell’umore. A cura di Enrico Smeraldi, Airon Edizioni

 

20      Rossini D, Colombo C, Zanardi R (2006) Disturbi da discontrollo degli impulsi. In: Psicofarmacoterapia clinica, a cura di D. Marazziti, Giovanni Fioriti ed. Roma

 

21      Colombo C, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E, (2006) Cenni storici sui rapporti tra genetica e criminalità. In:Psichiatria forense, criminologia ed etica psichiatrica, a cura di Vittorio Volterra, Masson editore, pagg. 95-98

 

22      Colombo C (2008) Gli psicofarmaci. In: Pettorossi R. Psichiatria. Manuale di apprendimento. P. 209-226. Torino, Centro Scientifico Editore

 

23      Colombo C (2009) Antisocialiità e sistema giudiziario: stato dell’arte in: Devianza e antisocialità. Dazzi S e Madeddu F, pagg. 279-299 Raffaello Cortina editore Milano 2009.

 

24      Colombo C, Zanardi R, Smeraldi E (2010) Cenni storici sui rapporti tra genetica e criminalità. In:Psichiatria forense, criminologia ed etica psichiatrica, a cura di Vittorio Volterra, Masson editore,seconda edizione pagg. 101-102

 

25      Rossini D, Colombo C, Zanardi R (2013) Disturbi da discontrollo degli impulsi. In: Psicofarmacoterapia clinica, a cura di D. Marazziti, Giovanni Fioriti ed. Roma, V edizione

 

 

Books

 

Paganelli M, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2013) La complessità del criminie: tra libertà e determinismo. Ed Uroboros

 

 

Italian scientific publications

 

1         Locatelli M, Scarone S, Gambini O, Colombo C, Beltrami M (1990) Valutazione neurofisiologica di alphaGFC (colina alfoscerato) mediante elettroencefalogramma computerizzato (CEEG). Le basi razionali della Terapia, 3(1):79-82

 

2         Calabrese G, Scarone S, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (1991) Prospettive nell'utilizzo della risonanza magnetica nucleare in spettroscopia dei disordini neuropsichici. Quaderni Italiani di Psichiatria, X (1):59-71

 

3         Ciapparelli A, Colombo C, Cuccato G, Levi-Minzi A, Lorizio A, Maggioni M, Siciliano G, Silvestri R, Biondi F, Casadei GL (1991) Passaggio ex-abrupto a zolpidem, nuovo ipnotico imidazopiridinico, in pazienti insonni gia' in trattamento con ipnotici benzodiazepinici.Minerva Psichiatrica, 32:3-12

 

4         Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C (1997) Fluttuazioni infradiane dell’umore durante un episodio depressivo maggiore. [abstract] New Trends in Psichiatria, V, 2:12

 

5         Colombo C, Benedetti F (1999) L'insonnia di Don Chisciotte. Deprivazione di sonno, neuroscienze e modelli epistemologici. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia analitica,13(1):18-21

 

6         Colombo C (2000) Problemi e nuove prospettive nel trattamento farmacologico della depressione. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia analitica,19(4):337-344

 

7         Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori E, Cigala Fulgosi M, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2001) Ritmi, sonno e disturbo bipolare. Psichiatri oggi, III, 1: 44-46

 

8         Colombo CA, Merzagora Betsos I (2002) Tentare nuoce: il gioco d’azzardo in criminologia e psicopatologia forense. Rivista Italiana di Medicina Legale, vol. XXIV, n.6:1361-1395

 

9         Bernasconi A, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. (2003) Luci sulla depressione. Kos 219:44-51.

 

10      Colombo C (2004) I ritmi biologici e la malattia dell’umore. In: Il dolore psicotico nella donna depressa. A cura di Rita Corsa, Pacini editore, Pisa, pp 40-48

 

11      Bongiorno F, Franchini L, Spagnolo C, Florita M, Santoro A, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E (2005) Intervento psicoeducazionale in pazienti ricoverati per episodio depressivo maggiore: studio pilota. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 151-156

 

12      Serretti A, Olgiati P, Benazzi F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Psychomotor agitation in bipolar and unipolar depression. Clinical correlates and outcome. Clinical Neuropsychiatry vol.4 n.1 feb 2007 pag. 39

 

13      Olgiati P, Serretti A, Rossini D, Ferrari B, Dotoli D, Bongiorno F, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2007) Comparison between controlled trials in depression and naturalistic study data. Clinical Neuropsychiatry vol.4 n.2 april 2007 pag. 83

 

14      Franchini L, Vinante C, Florita M, Santoro A, Fresi F, Colombo C (2007) Effetto preventivo sulla ricaduta della partecipazione a terapia psicoeducazionale associata al trattamento antidepressivo di fase acuta. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, vol.13, issue 4, pp. 466-474

 

15      Franchini L, Vinante C, Ballan S, Callegari C, Romagnolo F, Zonda E, Zanardi R, Colombo C (2008) Intervento riabilitativo nel corso del trattamento di un episodio depressivo maggiore e recupero soggettivo del funzionamento globale: esperienza clinico-pratica presso il Centro per i Disturbi dell’umore dell’Ospedale San Raffaele turro. Psichiatria e psicoterapia 27,3, 1-11

 

16      Franchini L, Paredi G, Ballan S, Fresi F, Colombo C (2009) Effetto dell’intervento psicoeducativo associato al trattamento antidepressivo sulla persistenza di distorsione cognitiva in pazienti affetti da disturbo dell’umore. Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, vol.15, issue 2, pp. 139-150

 

17      Franchini L, Paredi G, Ciracì M, Colombo C (2011) L’applicazione sperimentale della psicoeducazione a un gruppo misto di pazienti unipolari e bipolari: effetto a lungo termine in un follow-up di 24 mesi. Psichiatria e psicoterapia 30, 2, 113   

 

18      Franchini L, Redaelli C, Schiavo M, Colombo C (2012) Psicoeducazione ai familiari di pazienti affetti da disturbo dell’umore: possibile utilizzo di Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) per l’identificazione della specifica area critica del caregiver. Psichiatria e psicoterapia, 31, 2, pagg 1-24

 

19      Boccalon S, Alesiani R, Giarolli L, Franchini L, Colombo C, Blum N, Fossati A (2012) System Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS): modello di intervento, adattamento clinico e dati preliminari di efficacia in un campione di pazienti ricoverati con diagnosi di disturbo dell’umore e disturbo di personalità. Journal of Psychopathology 18:335-343

 

20      Merzagora I, Ischia M, Colombo C (2014) Disturbo bipolare e criminalità. Rassegna italiana di criminologia. Anno VIII, n.3, 2014 pagg 212- 219

 

 

 

Bianca Maria Colosimo
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: additive maufacturing, advanced manufacturing processes, mechanic engineering, production engineering, quality control

Keywords: advanced manufacturing processes, industrial statistics, quality, statistical process control

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Manufacturing and Production Systems, Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

 

Professional career

After graduating in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1996, prof. Colosimo got a PhD in Manufacturing and Production Systems in 2001; in the same year she was visiting postdoc at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). In 1999 she became researcher (assistant professor) and in 2003 associate professor; from 2014 she is full professor of Manufacturing and Production Systems at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2012 she has been the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering in the same university, and member of the Department Board since 2014. In January 2017 she has been nominated Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Scientific results

The main research interest of prof. Colosimo concerns the development of innovative solutions for data mining, monitoring and control in advanced manufacturing processes (e.g., additive manufacturing or 3D printing). She is carrying out research activities in several international projects, such as SAMM (Smart Additive Manufacturing for Metal) in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); some European projects (e.g., CleanSky2 AMATHO for the production of large aeronautical components in additive manufacturing); several national and regional  projects on Intelligent Manufacturing (Cluster- High Performance Machining and Sustainable Manufacturing; Made4Lo). She currently has active collaborations with several international research groups: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Pennsylvania State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), among the others.

 

Editorial work and publications

Bianca Maria Colosimo is Editor-in-chief of  the Journal of Quality Technology (Taylor & Francis). She is in the Editorial Board of Polimi Springerbriefs since 2013 and of IISE Transactions since 2017. She has been acting as refereefor many international journals, such as International Journal of Production Research, Technometrics, IISE Transactions (former IIE Transactions) and The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. She is co-author of more than 130 publications, including: 

(2018) Colosimo B.M., Grasso M. Spatially Weighted PCA for Monitoring Video Image Data with Application to Additive Manufacturing, Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 4, 2018.

(2018) Repossini G., Laguzza V., Grasso M., Colosimo B.M., On the use of spatter signature for in-situ monitoring of Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Additive Manufacturing, 16, 35-48

(2017)   Grasso M., Colosimo B.M., Process Defects and In-situ Monitoring Methods in Metal Powder Bed Fusion: a Review, Measurement Science and Technology, 28(4), 1-25.

(2017) Wang J, Pagani L, Leach RK, Zeng W, Colosimo BM, Zhou L. Study of weighted fusion methods for the measurement of surface geometry. Precision Engineering, 47, 111-121. 
(2017) Grasso M, Laguzza V, Semeraro Q, Colosimo BM. In-Process Monitoring of Selective Laser Melting: Spatial Detection of Defects Via Image Data Analysis. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(5), 016. 
(2016) Grasso M, Colosimo BM, Tsung F. A phase I multi-modelling approach for profile monitoring of signal data. International Journal of Production Research, 1-24. 
(2015) Colosimo BM, Pacella M, Senin N. Multisensor data fusion via Gaussian process models for dimensional and geometric verification. Precision Engineering, 40:199-213. 
(2015) Del Castillo E, Colosimo BM, Tajbakhsh S. Geodesic Gaussian Processes for the Reconstruction of a Free-Form Surface. Technometrics, 57, 1, 87-98. 
(2014) Colosimo BM, Cicorella P, Pacella M, Blaco M. From profile to surface monitoring: SPC for cylindrical surfaces via Gaussian Processes. Journal of Quality Technology, 46(2):95-113. 
(2013) Colombo D, Colosimo BM, Previtali B. Comparison of methods for data analysis in the remote monitoring of remote laser welding. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 51, 34-46. 
(2008) Colosimo BM, Pacella M, Semeraro Q. Statistical Process Control for Geometric Specifications: On the Monitoring of Roundness Profiles. Journal of Quality Technology, 40(1):1-18. 

Awards and prizes

In 1996 prof. Colosimo won the UCIMU Degree Award (Union of Italian Machine Tool Manufacturers) and in 2003 was awarded the Young Researcher Award of the Italian Association of Mechanical Technologies (AITeM). In 2008 the article Statistical Process Control for Geometric Specifications of theJournal of Quality Technology, that she co-authored, was recognized as the "Top downloaded paper of the year ".  In 2017 she was invited speaker at the Stu-Hunter conference.

Elisabetta Comini
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

Competences: experimental physics

Keywords: electronics, innovation, materials, metal oxides, nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanotechnologies, optics, sensors

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

She is full professor at University of Brescia and now head of the SENSOR laboratory (University of Brescia) http://sensor.unibs.it

The laboratory focuses on the research in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), nanomedicine, nutrition and safety. One of the most advanced research areas of the laboratory is precisely the one dealing with almost mono-dimensional oxide nanostructures: 1-D crystalline nanostructures are emerging today as the basis for a new generation of electronics and nanometer-scale optoelectronic devices with superior performance.

Professional career

After achieving her degree in Experimental Physics in 1996 at the University of Pisa, she has been a Ph.D. student in Materials for Engineering at the University of Brescia. She was awarded with her Ph.D. degree in 2000. From 1999 to 2001 she was employed as a technologist at INFM (National Institute of Physics of Matter). Since 2001 she has been a researcher in Physics of Matter at the University of Brescia, where she later became associate professor and then full professor of Experimental Physics of Matter.

Scientific results

EC is a researcher specialist in the growth of metal oxides, particularly nanowires, thin films and the measurement of their electronic, functional and structural properties. EC original work made an impact on the research community. She was the first to report gas sensing properties of conductometric devices based on semiconducting metal oxide nanowires. That paper, cited more than 1100 times, opened up a completely new field which is still one of the most dynamic research area.

EC is a very active member of the research community serving in various Editorial Boards of international journals. She serves as a reviewer for various international journals and she is part of the technical program committee of conferences in chemical sensing.

She was organizer of symposia within the MRS society, within E-MRS society meetings. She was communication chair of the 11th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (Brescia in July 2006). She is Member of the Technical Program Committee of several conferences such as 6th IEEE SENSORS 2007, 7th IEEE SENSORS 2008, Eurosensors 2009 to 2019.

She was one of the five co-Chair of the 2013 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society

She is a voting member of the steering committee of EUROSENSORS conference.           

She was promoter of 15 Ph.D., and supervisor of 30 undergraduate students.

Editorial work and publications

She has more than 500 communications, 130 invited communications at conferences and she has given more than 65 invited communications including 6 plenary talk. EC has more than 350 peer reviewed paper, h-index 51 (Web of Science), 53 (scopus), 61 (goggle scholar).

 

Selected publications:

(2019) Nunez-Carmona E,  Bertuna A, Abbatangelo M, Sberveglieri V, Comini E, Sberveglieri G. BC-MOS: The novel bacterial cellulose based MOS gas sensors MATERIALS LETTERS, 237 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.11.011

(2018) Zappa D, Galstyan V, Kaur N, Arachchige  HMMM, Sisman O, Comini E. "Metal oxide -based heterostructures for gas sensors" - A review ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 1039, 10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.020
(2016) Kaur N, Comini E, Zappa D, Poli N, Sberveglieri G. Nickel oxide nanowires: vapor liquid solid synthesis and integration into a gas sensing device. Nanotechnology, 27(20). 
(2015) Comini E, Galstyan V, Faglia G, Bontempi E, Sberveglieri G. Highly conductive titanium oxide nanotubes chemical sensors. Microporous and Mesoporus Materials, 208:165-170. 
(2013) Comini E. Integration of Metal Oxide Nanowires in Flexible Gas Sensing Devices. Sensors-Basel, 13(8):10659-10673. 
(2009) Comini E, Baratto C, Faglia G, Ferroni M, Vomiero A, Sberveglieri G. Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors. Progress in Materials Sciences, 54(1):1-67. 
(2007) Vomiero A, Ferroni M, Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G. Preparation of radial and longitudinal nanosized heterostructures of In2O3 and SnO2. Nano Letters, 7(12):3553-3558. 
(2006) Ponzoni A, Comini E, Sberveglieri G, Zhou J, Deng SZ, Xu NS, Ding Y, Wang ZL. Ultrasensitive and highly selective gas sensors using three-dimensional tungsten oxide nanowire networks. Applied Physics Letters, 88(20). 
(2004) Comini E, Guidi V, Malagu C, Martinelli G, Pan Z, Sberveglieri G, Wang ZL, Electrical properties of tin dioxide two-dimensional nanostructures. Journal of Physical Chemestry B, 108 (6):1882-1887. 
(2002) Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G, Pan ZW, Wang ZL. Stable and highly sensitive gas sensors based on semiconducting oxide nanobelts. Applied Physics Letters, 81(10):1869-1871.

Awards and prizes

In September 2005 she won the prize for the best presentation at the EUROSENSORS XIX conference in Barcelona. The following year, she won the same prize at the EUROSENSORS XX conference in Gothenburg. In 2010 she won the first place in Science as Art as part of the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. Two years later she won the Eurosensors fellow 2012, a leading conference for the sensor community.

Chiara Conti
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: Aeronautical Engineer, System Engineer

Keywords: System Engineering

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Engineering Manager in Thales

Professional career

Chiara Conti obtains the bachelor in Aerospace Engineering in 2006 and the Master in Aeronautical Engineer in 2009 at the University La Sapienza of Rome including six months of Erasmus experience at the university TU Delft in the Netherlands.

From 2009 to 2010 she continues to focus ont the research initiated with her thesis developing a growing interest in aerodynamics and aero acoustic associated to drones (UAV).

In 2010 Chiara starts her professional career joining the Business Unit for the design and development of Air Traffic Management System in Selex SI (Leonardo).

During the first years in Leonardo, she focuses on Human Machine Interface, Radar Tracks, flight plan trajectory optimization, and detection of conflicts between aircrafts.

In 2013 she obtains the role of Automation Specialist for the project related to the development of the new Hammad airport in Doha, Qatar. She will then grow up in responsibility roles regarding design, requirements definition, verification, and validation of multiple projects related to Air Traffic management today operative in Vietnam, Ukraine, Turkey, Luxemburg, Bulgaria. Chiara will also be product reference for european projects related to the unification of rules for air traffic control (Sesar).

From 2015 Chiara moves to Melbourne, Australia to join Thales for the development of OneSKY project, the biggest and most complex air traffic management system ever developed in the world, the first one merging civil and military control and stakeholders. The system will be characterized by strict safety and security constraints and will allow the simultaneous control of about 11% of the whole world wide air traffic.

In OneSKY she initially has the responsibility of developing the military control tower, when succeeding in this role, she evolves in the role of System Engineering leader managing the entire functional baseline of the project and a team of Senior System Engineers. 

Chiara has today full responsibility of the engineering process starting from customer needs analysis to requirements derivation, modelling of the solution taking into account safety, security, human factor constraints.

In this role Chiara leads meetings with customer counterparts and plan the activities of the team she leads.

Parallel to the leadership role, Chiara continues her research for the development and integration of drones in the existing air traffic management systems (UTM) and for the application of Artificial Intelligence concepts within Air Traffic Management environment. 

Scientific results

During her university thesis and research experience, Chiara obtained numerical and experimental results regarding the aerodynamics associated with end flaps and winglets, identifying the wing configurations that guarantee the highest performance in terms of safety for a UAV seaplane.

During her work experience in Italy, Chiara managed, as reference for the System Engineering area, numerous projects related to air traffic control that are successfully completed and now operational.

She also collaborated in the study and implementation of a new verification and validation process for integrated software, with evident gains in terms of testing time and early detection of problems during the product maturation phase.

She is repeatedly selected as a Leonardo representative and speaker at global conference, and she is responsible for presenting the company's product portfolio at the Air Traffic Management World congress from 2011 to 2015.

During her work experience in Australia, Chiara is a reference for the analysis and functional definition of the "cutting-edge technologies" regarding flight coordination, use of airspace, and optimization of traffic flows from the approach to the runway. This translates into actual results regarding fewer delayed flights and optimization of trajectories with consequent reduction of fuels and CO2 emissions.

As a System Engineering manager, collaborating with Lean management and agile experts, Chiara studies and implements improvements to the production process, obtaining a 30% reduction on the time required for the functional analysis 

Editorial work and publications

[2012] Chini S, Conti C, Bianco F, . The Innovative Working Position. Polaris Innovation Journal.

Awards and prizes

In 2012, winner of Finmeccanica Innovation Award Silver medal 2012 with the project ‘IWP – the Innovative Working Position’,

In 2013, winner together with her team the ATC global award for the project Strela System commissioned by Ukraine Uksatse and defined as  “outstanding contribution to the next generation of Air Traffic Management Systems”,  

  In 2018, wins the Thales Australia Air Traffic Management Collaboration Award.

Paola Corradi
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: ICT (Informazioni and Communications Techology), telecomunications

Keywords: cloud, environment, management, smart city, startup, women

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full professor of pharmacology at the University of Bari

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bari in 1979, she specialized in Neurology at the same university. She then obtained a scholarship from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and, in 1984, moved as a researcher to Duke University Medical Center, Durham in the United States, in the group of Dr. R.J. Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012. Her academic career continued as Research Assistant Professor at the same Duke University and, since 1992, as professor of Pharmacology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2007 she returned to Italy definitively and became professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bari.

Scientific results

Susanna Cotecchia has always been committed to basic research as an indispensable tool for understanding the mechanisms of disease and drug action. Her research focuses on the study of membrane receptors and site-directed mutagenesis, a particular technique used in molecular biology to study the structure-function relationship of proteins. This line of research aims to address the fundamental questions of molecular pharmacology, providing rapid screening methods and useful information to understand the mechanism of action of medicines. The goal is to build new molecules with selective and targeted pharmacological properties, the so-called drug design, which avoids side effects in the treatment of numerous diseases.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of more than 100 national and international scientific papers, including:

 

(2006) Stanasila L, Abuin L, Diviani D, Cotecchia S. Direct interaction of ezrin with the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor regulates recycling of the internalized receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281:4354-63.

(2005) Hosoda C, Koshimizu TA, Tanoue A, Nasa Y, Oikawa R, Tomabechi T, Fukuda S, Shinoura H, Oshikawa S, Takeo S, Kitamura T, Cotecchia S, Tsujimoto G. Two alpha1-adrenergic receptor subtypes regulating the vasopressor response have differential roles in blood pressure regulation. Molecular Pharmacology, 67:912-22.

(2005) Novi F, Stanasila L, Giorgi F, Corsini GU, Cotecchia S, Maggio R. Paired activation of two components within muscarinic M3 receptor dimers is required for recruitment of beta-arrestin-1 to the plasma membrane. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280:19768-76.

(2005) Costa T and Cotecchia S. Historical Perspective: The discovery of inverse efficacy and the constitutive activity of GPCRs. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

(2005) Hosoda C, Tanoue A, Shibano M, Tanaka Y, Hiroyama M, Koshimizu TA, Cotecchia S, Kitamura T, Tsujimoto G, Koike K. Correlation between vasoconstrictor roles and mRNA expression of alpha(1) adrenoceptor subtypes in blood vessels of genetically engineered mice. British Journal of Pharmacology 146:456-66.

(2005) Sarang Z, Molnar P, Nemeth T, Gomba S, Kardon T, Melino G, Cotecchia S, Fesus L, Szondy Z. Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) acting as G protein protects hepatocytes against Fas-mediated cell death in mice. Hepatology 42:578-87.

(2004) Diviani D, Abuin L, Cotecchia S and Pansier L. Anchoring of both PKA and 14-3-3 inhibits the Rho-GEF activity of the AKAP-Lbc signaling complex, EMBO Journal 23:2811-20.

(2004) Cotecchia S, Stanasila L, Diviani D, Bjorklof K, Rossier O and Fanelli F. Structural determinants involved in the activation and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors: lessons from the alpha1-adrenegic receptor subtypes. Biology of the Cell, 96:327-33.

(2005) Zhang H, Cotecchia S, Thomas SA, Tanoue A, Tsujimoto G and Faber JE. Gene deletion of dopamine beta-hydroxylase and alpha1-adrenoceptors demonstrates involvement of catecholamines in vascular remodeling. American Physiological Society Journals, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 287:H2106-H2114.

(2004) Townsend SA, Jung AS, Gillian Hoe YS, Lefkowitz RY, Khan SA, Lemmon CA, Harrison RW, Lee K, Barouch LA, Cotecchia S, Shoukas AA, Nyhan D, Hare JM and Berkowitz DE. Critical role for the alpha-1B adrenergic receptor at the sympathetic neuroeffector junction. Hypertension, 44:776-82.

 

Awards and prizes

Susanna Cotecchia received the award of the European Federation of Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 1995. In 2001 she obtained the "Receptor Research Prize" of Perk.

 

 

Susanna Cotecchia
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: neurology, pharmacology

Keywords: g protein coupled receptors, neurology, pharmacology, signal trasduction

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Full professor of pharmacology at the University of Bari

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bari in 1979, she specialized in Neurology at the same university. She then obtained a scholarship from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and, in 1984, moved as a researcher to Duke University Medical Center, Durham in the United States, in the group of Dr. R.J. Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012. Her academic career continued as Research Assistant Professor at the same Duke University and, since 1992, as professor of Pharmacology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2007 she returned to Italy definitively and became professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bari.

Scientific results

Susanna Cotecchia has always been committed to basic research as an indispensable tool for understanding the mechanisms of disease and drug action. Her research focuses on the study of membrane receptors and site-directed mutagenesis, a particular technique used in molecular biology to study the structure-function relationship of proteins. This line of research aims to address the fundamental questions of molecular pharmacology, providing rapid screening methods and useful information to understand the mechanism of action of medicines. The goal is to build new molecules with selective and targeted pharmacological properties, the so-called drug design, which avoids side effects in the treatment of numerous diseases.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of more than 100 national and international scientific papers, including:

 

(2006) Stanasila L, Abuin L, Diviani D, Cotecchia S. Direct interaction of ezrin with the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor regulates recycling of the internalized receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281:4354-63.

(2005) Hosoda C, Koshimizu TA, Tanoue A, Nasa Y, Oikawa R, Tomabechi T, Fukuda S, Shinoura H, Oshikawa S, Takeo S, Kitamura T, Cotecchia S, Tsujimoto G. Two alpha1-adrenergic receptor subtypes regulating the vasopressor response have differential roles in blood pressure regulation. Molecular Pharmacology, 67:912-22.

(2005) Novi F, Stanasila L, Giorgi F, Corsini GU, Cotecchia S, Maggio R. Paired activation of two components within muscarinic M3 receptor dimers is required for recruitment of beta-arrestin-1 to the plasma membrane. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280:19768-76.

(2005) Costa T and Cotecchia S. Historical Perspective: The discovery of inverse efficacy and the constitutive activity of GPCRs. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

(2005) Hosoda C, Tanoue A, Shibano M, Tanaka Y, Hiroyama M, Koshimizu TA, Cotecchia S, Kitamura T, Tsujimoto G, Koike K. Correlation between vasoconstrictor roles and mRNA expression of alpha(1) adrenoceptor subtypes in blood vessels of genetically engineered mice. British Journal of Pharmacology 146:456-66.

(2005) Sarang Z, Molnar P, Nemeth T, Gomba S, Kardon T, Melino G, Cotecchia S, Fesus L, Szondy Z. Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) acting as G protein protects hepatocytes against Fas-mediated cell death in mice. Hepatology 42:578-87.

(2004) Diviani D, Abuin L, Cotecchia S and Pansier L. Anchoring of both PKA and 14-3-3 inhibits the Rho-GEF activity of the AKAP-Lbc signaling complex, EMBO Journal 23:2811-20.

(2004) Cotecchia S, Stanasila L, Diviani D, Bjorklof K, Rossier O and Fanelli F. Structural determinants involved in the activation and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors: lessons from the alpha1-adrenegic receptor subtypes. Biology of the Cell, 96:327-33.

(2005) Zhang H, Cotecchia S, Thomas SA, Tanoue A, Tsujimoto G and Faber JE. Gene deletion of dopamine beta-hydroxylase and alpha1-adrenoceptors demonstrates involvement of catecholamines in vascular remodeling. American Physiological Society Journals, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 287:H2106-H2114.

(2004) Townsend SA, Jung AS, Gillian Hoe YS, Lefkowitz RY, Khan SA, Lemmon CA, Harrison RW, Lee K, Barouch LA, Cotecchia S, Shoukas AA, Nyhan D, Hare JM and Berkowitz DE. Critical role for the alpha-1B adrenergic receptor at the sympathetic neuroeffector junction. Hypertension, 44:776-82.

 

Awards and prizes

Susanna Cotecchia received the award of the European Federation of Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 1995. In 2001 she obtained the "Receptor Research Prize" of Perk.

 

 

Maria Lucia Curri
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

Competences: physical chemistry of materials

Keywords: environment, inorganic nanocrystals, nanomaterials for biomedicine, nanotechnologies, photocatalytic nanomaterials

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Professional career

PhD in Chemistry at University of Bari in 1996, between 1995 and 1996 is Research Assistant at Chemistry Department of University College London (UK). From 1996 to 1998, is post-doctoral fellow at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Centro Studi Chimico Fisici sull'Interazione Luce-Materia, in Bari.

Since 1999 is staff scientist at CNR, in Bari, and since 2010 is senior scientist at Istitute for Physical and Chemical Processes (IPCF) of CNR, still in Bari.

Since October 2018 is Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at University of Bari “Aldo Moro”.

 

Scientific results

She is active in the field of material chemistry, aiming to design, fabricate and process inorganic solids at the nanoscale for obtaining nanostructured and multifunctional materials both for fundamental and application studies.

The main research work is carried out within the frame of National and International projects on the synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals - namely structures formed of atomic and/or molecular assemblies with a diameter between 2 and 200 nanometers) with a precise control on size, shape and crystalline phase, in order to carefully tune their physical and chemical size dependent properties and to engineer their surface chemistry.

She is involved in development of synthetic strategies for preparation of colloidal nanocrystal based inorganic materials to investigate their potential applications in biomedical field, as theranostic systems for diagnosis and therapy of different diseases, in energy conversion and in the environmental technologies, for detection and degradation of pollutants.

She has been and is Research Unit PI in several European and National research projects, coordinating the European Project 7th FP LIMPID "Nanocomposite Materials for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants" (G.A. 310177).

Editorial work and publications

She has been co-authoring more than 200 publications and over 180 papers on international peer-reviewed journals and a number of other publications, including 10 book chapters.

Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-5360-2009

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=IuKtR_sAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

 

1. (2019) Truppi A., Petronella F., Margiotta V., Lasorella G., Giotta G., Giannini C., Sibillano T., Murgolo S., Mascolo G., Agostiano A., Curri M. L. , Comparelli R. Gram-scale synthesis of UV–vis light active plasmonic photocatalytic nanocomposite based on TiO2/Au nanorods for degradation of pollutants in waterApplied Catalysis B, 243, 604-613.

2. (2016) Valente G, Depalo N, de Paola I, Iacobazzi RM, Denora N, Laquintana V, Comparelli R, Altamura E, Latronico T, Altomare M, Fanizza E, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Saviano M, Del Gatto A, Zaccaro L, Curri ML. Integrin Targeting with Peptide Bioconjugated to Semiconductor-Magnetic Nanocrystalline Heterostructures. Nano Research, 9:644-662.

3. (2015) Ingrosso C, Esposito Corcione C, Striani R, Comparelli R, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Curri ML, Frigione M. UV-curable Nanocomposite based on Methacrylic-Siloxane Resin and Surface modified-TiO2Nanocrystals. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7:15494-15505.

4. (2013) Placido T, Aragay G, Pons J, Comparelli R, Curri ML, Merkoçi A. Ion-Directed Assembly of Gold Nanorods: a Strategy for Mercury Detection. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 (3):1084-1092.

5. (2010) Ingrosso C, Sardella E, Keller D, Dohn S, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Boisen A, Curri ML. Surface functionalization of epoxy resist based microcantilevers with iron oxide nanocrystals. Advanced Material, 22:3288-3292.

Awards and prizes

- More than 30 invited lectures at National and International conferences and workshops

- "L. Senatore" (Italian Chemical Society) award in 2000 for the poster ”Chemical and physical characterization of hybrid structures based on in organic nanocrystalline semiconductors and semiconducting polymer for opto-electronic applications”

- Best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg June 2002 “Colloidal oxide nanoparticles for the photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes”

- Best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg 2003 "TiO2 nanocrystals -conjugated -polymer thin film for photovoltaic application"

-  Best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg May 2004. “Hybrid organic nanocomposites based on semiconducting colloidal quantum dots in polymers”.

- "L. Senatore" award Italian Chemical Society in 2006 for the poster “Optical and morphological properties of hybrid nanocomposite based on colloidal TiO2nanocrystals in polymer”.

- Best Poster Nomination at IEEE NEMS 2017 Los Angeles (CA, USA) “Drug Delivery Nanovectors Based on SPIONS for Targeted Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

Maria Grazia Daidone
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: oncological biology

Keywords: biobanks, breast cancer, liquid biopsies, molecular characterization, prognostic and treatment response biomarkers

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine of the Cancer Institute of Milan

 

Professional career

After graduating in Biological Sciences at the University of Milan in 1976, she continued her education at the oncology laboratory of the Health Science Center of Tucson, in the United States. She then obtained a specialization in Medical and Biomedical Statistics at the University of Milan in 1997. In 1985 she became a professor of the Italian School of Breast Cancer and in 2001 professor for the Master in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Senology of the University of Siena, roles she still holds. She is also head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine of the Milan Cancer Institute.

Scientific results

The main interests of Maria Grazia Daidone are the study and characterization of tumor cells with high potential. This also occurs through translational studies in solid human tumors for the identification of biomolecular markers / profiles that lead to a diagnosis, prognosis and response to specific treatments, and through the study of resistance mechanisms to antitumor agents (drugs and / or hormones). Preclinical research on biomarkers and interactions between cancer cells and the immune system is an important support for the treatment and treatment of tumors: specifically, Maria Grazia Daidone is engaged in research on cancer cells of breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. She also coordinates quality control programs for the formulation and proposition of guidelines for the clinical use of biomarkers and for the collection and storage of biological material (BioBanche).

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of several book chapters and also more than 200 scientific publications in national and international journals including:

 

(2016) Callari M, Guffanti A, Soldà G, Merlino G, Fina E, Brini E, Moles A, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. In-depth characterization of breast cancer tumor-promoting cell transcriptome by RNA sequencing and microarrays. Oncotarget, 7(1):976-94.

(2016) Callari M, Cappelletti V, D'Aiuto F, Musella V, Lembo A, Petel F, Karn T, Iwamoto T, Provero P, Daidone MG, Gianni L, Bianchini G. Subtype-Specific Metagene-Based Prediction of Outcome after Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment in Breast Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research, 22(2):337-45.

(2015) Cappelletti V, Appierto V, Tiberio P, Fina E, Callari M, Daidone MG. Circulating Biomarkers for Prediction of Treatment Response. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, (51):60-3.

(2015) D'Aiuto F, Callari M, Dugo M, Merlino G, Musella V, Miodini P, Paolini B, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. miR-30e is an independent subtype-specific prognostic marker in breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 113(2):290-8.

(2015) Musella V, Pietrantonio F, Di Buduo E, Iacovelli R, Martinetti A, Sottotetti E, Bossi I, Maggi C, Di Bartolomeo M, de Braud F, Daidone MG, Cappelletti V. Circulating tumor cells as a longitudinal biomarker in patients with advanced chemorefractory, RAS-BRAF wild-type colorectal cancer receiving cetuximab or panitumumab. International Journal of Cancer, 137(6):1467-74.

(2015) Fina E, Callari M, Reduzzi C, D'Aiuto F, Mariani G, Generali D, Pierotti MA, Daidone MG, Cappelletti V. Gene expression profiling of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer. Clinical Chemistry, 61(1):278-89.

(2014) Callari M, Musella V, Di Buduo E, Sensi M, Miodini P, Dugo M, Orlandi R, Agresti R, Paolini B, Carcangiu ML, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. Subtype-dependent prognostic relevance of an interferon-induced pathway metagene in node-negative breast cancer. Molecular Oncology, 8(7):1278-89.

(2011) Cordenonsi M, Zanconato F, Azzolin L, Forcato M, Rosato A, Frasson C, Inui M, Montagner M, Parenti AR, Poletti A, Daidone MG, Dupont S, Basso G, Bicciato S, Piccolo S. The Hippo transducer TAZ confers cancer stem cell-related traits on breast cancer cells. Cell, 147(4):759-72.

(2011) Callari M, Cappelletti V, De Cecco L, Musella V, Miodini P, Veneroni S, Gariboldi M, Pierotti MA, Daidone MG. Gene expression analysis reveals a different transcriptomic landscape in female and male breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 127(3):601-10.

(2010) Martello G, Rosato A, Ferrari F, Manfrin A, Cordenonsi M, Dupont S, Enzo E, Guzzardo V, Rondina M, Spruce T, Parenti AR, Daidone MG, Bicciato S, Piccolo S. A MicroRNA targeting dicer for metastasis control. Cell, 141(7):1195-207.

Awards and prizes

In May 2014, Maria Grazia Daidone received the R.O.S.A. (Results obtained without aid) from the Canova Club of Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

Valeria De Antonellis
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer engineering, computer technology

Keywords: big data, informative systems, web

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor, Deputy Director of the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia.

Professional career

Graduated cum laude in Physics from University of Milano, she has been CNR research fellow (1977-1980), assistant professor at University of Milano (1980-1989), associate professor at University of Milano (1989-1991) and at Politecnico di Milano (1991-1994), full professor and Director of the Informatics Institute at the University of Ancona (1994-1996). Since 1996, she has been full professor of Information Systems at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, where she has carried out intensive teaching, research and institutional service activities promoting the development of the area of ​​Computer Engineering. From November 2010 to October 2016, she was Rector’s Delegate for the Innovation of Information Systems of the University, and successfully led a radical and complex process of renewal of the ICT infrastructure and information systems, aimed at improving the processing of information, the communication with users and the provision of online services. In this role, she represented the University of Brescia in the Board of Directors and in the Executive Board of the CINECA consortium (Interuniversity Consortium for automatic computing) and of the CILEA consortium (Interuniversity Consortium for communication and information technology). From 2011 to 2016, she held numerous positions, including those of President of the University Library System and Chair of the ICT Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Computer Science (CINI), and University’s delegate for CINI Laboratories on Big Data, Smart Cities, Assistive Technologies.  She is member of Scientific Committees for the organization of specialization courses on Industry 4.0 promoted by the University of Brescia with the Industrial Association of Brescia.

Scientific results

The research activity of Valeria De Antonellis is in the area of ​​databases, information systems and Web with focus on design methodologies, conceptual modeling, representation and semantic integration of data, processes, services. She has been working within several national and international research projects and collaborations, coordinating parts of or whole projects. At international level, she is known for leading the national research project DATAID (Progetto Finalizzato CNR) originating the DATAID-1 methodology for the analysis, design and implementation of database systems (cited in “People Behind Informatics: The history of Conceptual Modeling”). In particular, at the beginning of the eighties, she promoted the "conceptual modeling of both data and processes" in the DATAID methodology anticipating issues of the object-oriented methodologies. To respond to the growing need to share and process data from heterogeneous sources, she proposed original techniques of semantic integration and schema matching. She faced problems in the area of ​​the Semantic Web and semantic interoperability, proposing innovative techniques of search, analysis and ranking of data and services available on the web. Her current research topics are aimed at the development of innovative models, methods and tools for the management and exploration of Big Data, with application in strategic areas such as Smart Cities and Industry 4.0.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is co-author of the books: Relational Database Theory (Benjamin/Cummings 1993, ISBN 0-8053-0249-2) and La Teoria Relazionale dei Dati (Bollati Boringhieri , ISBN: 88-339-5031-X, 1985). Co-editor of the book: Computer-Aided Database Design: the DATAID approach (North-Holland 1985, ISBN 0-444-87735-5).

She published over 200 scientific papers in relevant international journals and conference proceedings of the field, including:

(2018) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Service Discovery and Recommendation for Multi-datasource Access: Exploiting Semantic and Social Technologies. A Comprehensive Guide through the Italian Database Research over the Last 25 Years. Studies in Big Data vol. 31, 375-390, Springer Int. Publ. 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-61892-0.

(2017) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Wiser: A multi-dimensional framework for searching and ranking Web APIs. ACM Transactions on the Web, 11(3):1-32, ISSN: 1559-1131.

(2014) Bianchini D, Cappiello C, De Antonellis V, Pernici B. Service identification in inter-organizational process design. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 7(2): 265-278, ISSN: 1939-1374.

(2010) Bianchini D, Montanelli S, Aiello C, Baldoni R, Bolchini C, Bonomi S, Castano S, Catarci T, De Antonellis V, Ferrara A, Melchiori M, Quintarelli E, Scannapieco M, Schreiber FA, Tanca L. Emergent Semantics and Cooperation in Multi-knowledge Communities: the ESTEEM Approach. World Wide Web, 13(1-2): 3-31, ISSN: 1386-145X.

(2008) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Flexible Semantic-based Service Matchmaking and Discovery. World Wide Web, 11(2):227-251, ISSN: 1386-145X.

(2006) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Pernici B, Plebani P. Ontology based Methodology for e-Service Discovery. Information Systems, 31(4):361-380, ISSN: 0306-4379.

(2001) Castano S, De Antonellis V, De Capitani D, Vimercati S. Global Viewing of Heterogeneous Data Sources. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 13(2): 277-297, ISSN: 1041-4347.

(1998) Castano S, De Antonellis V, Fugini MG, Pernici B. Conceptual Schema Analysis: techniques and applications. ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 23(3): 286-332, ISSN: 0362-5915.

(1995) Castano S, De Antonellis V. Reference Conceptual Architectures for Re-engineering Information Systems. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 4(2-3): 213-236, ISSN: 0218-8430.

(1990) De Antonellis V, Zonta B. A Disciplined Approach to Office Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16(8): 822-828, ISSN: 0098-5589.

(1985) De Antonellis V, Di Leva A. DATAID-1: a Database Design Methodology. Information Systems, 10(2):181-195, ISSN: 0306-4379.

 

Awards and prizes

She has been Chair of the AICA Working Group on Databases (1990-1997). Co-founder of the Italian Pole of Scientific and technological Research on Interoperability "Interop-Vlab.IT" (2008-2014). Co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Conference SEBD (Advanced Systems for Databases).  Member of the "ER International Conference on Conceptual Modeling" Steering Committee. Associate member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Data&Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier. Member of the Scientific Committee of "Collana di Informatica", ed. Franco Angeli.

Recent awards: Outstanding contribution as Conference Co-Chair at International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, 2012; Best paper award at International Conference ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities, 2017; Best paper award at International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 2013.

 

Elisabetta Dejana
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: cellular biology

Keywords: blood vessels, cancer, cancer therapy, molecular cancer, tumor angiogenesis

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Director of the Vascular System of Cancer Research Unit at the IFOM Research Institute

 

Professional career

After graduating in Biological Sciences at the University of Bologna, she moved to Milan to work at the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research, where she studied the pathological mechanisms underlying thrombosis and cardiovascular disease.From 1978 to 1980 she worked in Canada, in one of the leading research groups in the cardiovascular sector; during that period she developed techniques for the isolation and culture of endothelial cells that make up the wall of blood vessels, in order to be able to study their normal and pathological characteristics in in vitro models. Back to Italy, she organized the Laboratory of Vascular Biology at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, which she directed until 1993, with periods of work abroad at Harvard Medical School in Boston, at the Hôpital Bicêtre in Paris and at the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. From 1993 to 1996 she directed the Laboratoire d'Hematologie of the Nuclear Energy Center in Grenoble. Again in Italy, in Milan, she took part in the implementation of the FIRC project to create a new institute entirely dedicated to cancer research. Elisabetta Dejana is also a professor of General Pathology at the Department of Oncology and Emato-oncology of the University of Milan and at the Department of Genetic Immunology and Pathology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Scientific results

The study of vascular cell biology has continued in recent years with a new goal: to understand the process of formation of new blood vessels, angiogenesis, in the embryo and during the growth of a tumor. At the birth of IFOM, in 2000, she was among the first scientists to animate its laboratories. Thus, an IFOM research program aimed at studying the process of blood vessel formation and the development of therapeutic strategies that, by acting on it, could inhibit tumor growth, was launched under her direction.

 

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of over 400 scientific studies published in the most prestigious specialist journals, including:

(2015) Bravi L, Rudini N, Cuttano R, Giampietro C, Maddaluno L, Ferrarini L, Adams RH, Corada M, Boulday G, Tournier-Lasserve E, Dejana E, Lampugnani MG. Sulindac metabolites decrease cerebrovascular malformations in CCM3-Knockout mice. Proceeding of the National Academy Society of the United States of America, 112:8421.

(2015) Cuttano R, Rudini N, Bravi L, Corada M, Giampietro C, Papa E, Morini MF, Maddaluno L, Ralf H. Adams RH, Mukesh KJ, Owens GK, Lampugnani MG and Dejana E. KLF4 is a key determinant of development and progression of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations. EMBO Molecular Medicine, 8:6.

(2013) Maddaluno L, Rudini N, Cuttano R, Bravi L, Giampietro C, Corada M, Ferrarini L, Orsenigo F, Papa E, Boulday G, Tournier-Lasserve E, Chapon F, Richichi C, Retta SF, Lampugnani MG, Dejana E. EndMT contributes to the onset and progression of cerebral cavernous malformations. Nature, 498: 492.

(2013) Corada M, Orsenigo M, Bhat G, Nyqvist D, Breviario F, Morini MF, Briot A, Pitulescu,M. Iruela-Arispe L., Adams R. and Dejana E. Sox17 is indispensable for acquisition and maintenance of arterial identity. Nature Communications, 4:2609.

(2012) Orsenigo F, Giampietro C, Ferrari A, Corada M, Galaup A, Sigismund S, Ristagno G, Maddaluno L, Koh GY, Franco D, Kurtcuoglu V, Poulikakos D, Baluk P, McDonald D, Grazia Lampugnani M, Dejana E. Phosphorylation of VE-cadherin is modulated by haemodynamic forces and contributes to the regulation of vascular permeability in vivo. Nature Communications, 3:1208.

(2010) Corada M, Nyqvist D, Orsenigo F, Caprini A, Giampietro C, Taketo MM, Iruela-Arispe ML, Adams RH, Dejana E. The Wnt/beta-catenin pathway modulates vascular remodeling and specification by upregulating Dll4/Notch signaling. Developmental Cell, 18:938.

(2009) Dejana E, Tournier-Lasserve E, Weinstein BM. The control of vascular integrity by endothelial cell junctions: molecular basis and pathological implications. Developmental Cell, 16(2):209-21.

(2008) Taddei A, Giampietro C, Conti A, Orsenigo F, Breviario F, Pirazzoli V, Potente M, Daly C., Dimmeler S, Dejana E. Endothelial adherens junctions control tight junctions by VE-cadherin-mediated upregulation of claudin-5. Nature Cell Biology, 10:923.

(2008) Liebner S, Corada M, Bangsow T, Babbage J, Taddei A, Czupalla CJ, Reis M, Felici A, Wolburg H, Fruttiger M, Taketo MM, von Melchner H, Plate KH, Gerardt H, Dejana E. Wnt/beta-catenin signaling controls development of the blood-brain barrier. The Journal of Cell Biology, 183:409.

(1999) Carmeliet P, Lampugnani MG, Moons L, Breviario F, Compernolle V, Bono F, Balconi G, Spagnuolo R, Oosthuyse B, Dewerchin M, Zanetti A, Angelillo A, Mattot V, Nuyens D, Lutgens E, Gittenberger-de Groot A, Poelmann R, Lupu F, Herbert JM, Collen D, and Dejana E. Targeted deficiency or cytosolic truncation of the VE-cadherin gene in mice impairs VEGF-mediated endothelial survival and angiogenesis. Cell, 98:147.

 

 

Awards and prizes

During her career she has received many awards and recognitions from various Italian and foreign scientific associations: the prize of the International Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Paris; the Wennegren Foundation Award, Stockholm; the John Hopkins Award in the Lung Vascular Biology, Baltimore; the Official Award of the Italian Republic, Rome; the William Harvey Outstanding Contribution to Science, Award, 2007 London. She is also a member of the Accademia dei Lincei and of the Academy of Europe and received the honorary degree at the University of Helsinki and that of Frankfurt, Faculty of Medicine.

Liliana Dell'Osso
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: psychiatry

Keywords: anxiety, depression, mood, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders, spectrum

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Professor of Psychiatry - Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - University of Pisa (Italy), Director of the Psychiatry Care Unit of the University Hospital of Pisa, President of the Italian College of University Professors of Psychiatry

Professional career

1979: Degree School of Medicine, University of Pisa

1984: Fellowship in Psychiatry, University of Pisa

1983-1987: Researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology of University of Pisa

1987-1992: Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry of University of Pisa

1992-2001: Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies of University of Pisa

From 2001: Professor of Psychiatry - Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - University of Pisa

From 2001: Director of the Psychiatry Care Unit of the University Hospital of Pisa

From 2010: Director of the Residency Program in Psychiatry at University of Pisa

From 2010: Director of the Degree Program in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of Pisa

From 2011: Director of the Master Program in Clinics and Therapy of Mood Disorders at the University of Pisa

From 2011: Director of the Master Program in Addiction Medicine at the University of Pisa

From 2012-2015: Education and Research Coordinator of Neuroscience Department, University Hospital of Pisa

From 2015-2018: Vice-President of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP)

From 2018: President of the Italian College of Full Professors of Psychiatry

Scientific results

Her researches focused on psychopathology, neurobiology, genetic and clinical neuropharmacology. She is also involved in the “Spectrum Project”, an international collaboration (University of Pisa, University of Pittsburgh, University of New York, University of San Diego), which has developed and validated  several instrument for a dimensional assessment of psychiatric conditions, such as mood (SCI-MOODS), anxiety (SCI-PAS, SCI-SHY, SCI-OBS), stress-related (SCI-TALS) and psychotic (SCI-PSY)  disorders. Moreover, Liliana Dell’Osso lead several researches about pharmacotherapy of psychosis and bipolar disorders, with a specific focus on the use of clozapina. More recently, her studies addressed the Autism, with the development of a questionnaire for the assessment of autism subtreshold symptoms in adults (AdAS Spectrum).

Editorial work and publications

She is author of a wide number of studies published on International journals, such as:

Dell'Osso L, Carpita B, Cremone IM, Muti D, Diadema E, Barberi FM, Massimetti  G, Brondino N, Petrosino B, Politi P, Aguglia E, Lorenzi P, Carmassi C, Gesi C. The mediating effect of trauma and stressor related symptoms and ruminations on the relationship between autistic traits and mood spectrum. Psychiatry Research. 2018; pii: S0165-1781(18)30826-6

 

Galderisi S, Rossi A, Rocca P, Bertolino A, Mucci A, Bucci P, Rucci P, Gibertoni D, Aguglia E, Amore M, Bellomo A, Biondi M, Brugnoli R, Dell'Osso L, De Ronchi D, Di Emidio G, Di Giannantonio M, Fagiolini A, Marchesi C, Monteleone P, Oldani L, Pinna F, Roncone R, Sacchetti E, Santonastaso P, Siracusano A, Vita A, Zeppegno P, Maj M; Italian Network For Research on Psychoses. The influence of illness-related variables, personal resources and context-related factors on real-life functioning of people with schizophrenia

World Psychiatry. 2014;13(3):275-87

 

 

Dell'Osso L, Gesi C, Massimetti E, Cremone IM, Barbuti M, Maccariello G, Moroni I, Barlati S, Castellini G, Luciano M, Bossini L, Rocchetti M, Signorelli M, Aguglia E, Fagiolini A, Politi P, Ricca V, Vita A, Carmassi C, Maj M. Adult Autism Subthreshold Spectrum (AdAS Spectrum): validation of a questionnaire investigating subthreshold autism spectrum. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2016;73:61-83


Dell'Osso L, Carmassi C, Massimetti G, Stratta P, Riccardi I, Capanna C, Akiskal KK, Akiskal HS, Rossi A. Age, gender and epicenter proximity effects on post-traumatic stress symptoms in L'Aquila 2009 earthquake survivors. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2013;146 (2):174-180

Bevilacqua L, Doly S, Kaprio J, Yuan Q, Tikkanen R, Paunio T, Zhou Z, Wedenoja J, Maroteaux L, Diaz S, Belmer A, Hodgkinson CA, Dell'osso L, Suvisaari J, Coccaro E, Rose RJ, Peltonen L, Virkkunen M, Goldman D. A population-specific HTR2B stop codon predisposes to severe impulsivity. Nature. 2010;468(7327):1061-6

She is also co-author of several books, such as: L'altra Marilyn. Psichiatria e psicoanalisi di un cold case (2016), L'Abisso negli occhi. Spettro Autistico e violenza di genere nel mito e nell’arte (2016), La verità sulla menzogna: dalle origini alla post-verità(ETS, 2017),Il caso Coco Chanel. L’insopportabile Genio (2018), L’ombra dell’autismo. Declinazioni cliniche e psicopatologiche dello spettro autistico sottosoglia. (FrancoAngeli, 2018). Genio e follia 2.0. Il complesso rapporto tra spettro autistico e competenze eccezionali (2019).

Maria Del Zompo
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: neuropsychopharmacology

Keywords: biological bases of mood disorders, clinical psychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, psychiatric genetics

Region: Sardinia


Position/Role

Rector of the University of Cagliari

Professional career

Following her degree in Medicine at the University of Cagliari, Maria Del Zompo took a specialty degree in Neurology and started a career at the University of Cagliari as assistant in-charge in 1979. During the various phases of her career she spent more than two years at the “Biological Psychiatry Branch”, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda (USA), where she collaborated with John Tallman under Robert M. Post’s supervision.

She’s been the Rector of the University of Cagliari since April 2, 2015. Until that date she was Full Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Cagliari, Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and of the School of Specialty in Medical Pharmacology. From 2005 to 2007 she was Vice Rector of the University of Cagliari.

Scientific results

Professor Maria Del Zompo is member of numerous scientific societies, including the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, the International Society of Biological Psychiatry and the Italian Society of Pharmacology. She won the Burroughs Wellcome Stipend Award issued by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC (USA) at the Biological Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, Bethesda, MD (USA).

Her clinical activity was based at the Unit of Clinical Pharmacology of the “San Giovanni di Dio” Hospital in Cagliari (Italy), a health care facility with clinics and day hospital, dedicated to various pathologies related to the field on clinical neurosciences, such as bipolar disorder and migraine, and to more specific activities in the field of clinical pharmacology, such as the management of adverse reactions to drugs.

Her many clinical and research interests include Clinical Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Genetics (epidemiology and molecular genetics of bipolar disorder and suicidal behavior), Genetics of complex diseases such as Migraine, Cluster Headache and Alzheimer’s disease, Pharmacogenetics (genetic bases of response to drugs and adverse reactions to drugs).

She has many ongoing international collaborations with Professor Martin Alda (Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada); Professor Gustavo Turecki (Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada); Dr. Ming Ta Michael Lee (Laboratory for International Alliance on Genomic Research Core for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan) and Dr. David Gurwitz (National Institute for Psychobiology, Tel Aviv University, Israel).  

Maria Del Zompo is also a founding member of the International Consortium on Lithium Genetics (ConLiGen) and of the International Group for the Study of Lithium Treated Patients (IGSLI), whose annual meeting was held in Cagliari in 2010.

In 2006 she chaired, for the first time in Italy, the 14th World Congress of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, of which she’s an honorary member, which was held in Cagliari from October 28 to November 1. 

Editorial work and publications

Her scientific production consists of numerous publications in international books and journals, national books and journals and presentations at national and international meetings. Professor Maria Del Zompo has a total of 152 publications in international books and journals, 57 publications in national books and journals and 248 presentations at national and international meetings (H index: 30, according to Web of Science).

In 2015 she published an article entitled “Renal function during long-term lithium treatment: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study” in BMC Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal with a high impact factor, and this article was followed by an interview published in the “BioMe” website, entitled “Lithium treatment and renal function: do we really need to be concerned?“. 

Maria Del Zompo also works as a referee of scientific publications for numerous relevant international journals, and as a reviewer of scientific projects for Italian and international institutions.

Awards and prizes

In the recent years Maria Del Zompo has been involved in various social and cultural activities, local and regional, which she’s always joined with enthusiasm. In 2000 she won the “Eleonora D’Arborea” Award, a prize issued by Cagliari’s International Inner Wheel Club, that awards every year a Sardinian woman who has contributed to the social and cultural progress of Sardinia through her social, cultural and artistic activity.

She also won the AIDDA (an association of women working as managers or entrepreneurs) Prize as “Woman of the Year 2007”, for having deeply contributed to Sardinia’s luster in the world through the top level of her research and clinical activity.

Her interest in spreading the culture through the organization of scientific and educational meetings has always been consistent in time. In 2014 she joined the Marathon issued by Italian Environmental Fund (FAI), and held her speech in the city center, explaining the link between the old commercial core of the town and the University. In more recent years she hosted the Round Table entitled “Science and Society: Research and Ethics”. The relationship between ethics and science has always been a relevant topic for Maria Del Zompo: in an interview with writer Alessandro Ligas, entitled “Research, Innovation and Ethics: a comparison between scientific and medical progress and people’s rights”, she tells about her thoughts on a topic so relevant for the society.

After her election as the first woman Rector of the University of Cagliari in 60 years she gave a great impulse to the cultural activities of the University and to the involvement of the city

Anita De Rossi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: molecular oncology, virological oncology

Keywords: AIDS in children, cell replication potential, human retroviruses, immunodepression, virus induced tumors

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full Professor of Pathology, Medical School, University of  Padova

Professional career

She graduated in Biology in 1976 at the University of Padova, where she  continued her research activity as research fellow and, since 1981, as assistant Professor. She specialized in Microbiology in 1986.

She had research work experiences  at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA, Laboratory of Viral Carcinogenesis (Prof. P Fischinger Head) in 1980, and Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology (Prof. R Gallo, Head) in 1984,1985,1988.

In 1992 she became Associate Professor and since 2004 she is Full Professor of Pathology, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Medical School, University of Padova.

Since March 2005 she is Head of the Viral Oncology Unit, belonging to the Hospital of Padova and since  2006 to the Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV)-IRCCS.

Since 2017 she is Vice President of Medical School, University of Padova.

Scientific results

Anita De Rossi has long been involved in oncogenic retroviruses research. Her early efforts were directed towards investigating virus-host interactions in the murine system, including the role of endogenous retroviruses on leukemia development. Since 1983, her research has shifted from murine to human retroviruses (HTLV/HIV) in both experimental models and clinical settings.  

She has been involved in several international  projects concerning pediatric HIV/AIDS (WHO 1989-1990, and Pediatric European Network for treatment of AIDS, PENTA,  since 1991); her studies in this field addressed the virological and immunological correlates of pediatric disease outcome  and are some of the first to indicate that HIV infection from  mother-to-child HIV  mainly  occurs during intrapartum period  (AIDS 1992; J Clin Invest 1996)  and that host factors may restrict HIV infection (AIDS 1995; J Inf Dis 2001).

Her  interest has expanded to studying tumors in immunocompromised patients, with particular regard to EBV-related lymphomagenesis  in HIV-infected or transplant patients, and  more recently to studying cellular replicative potential driven by telomere/telomerase in virus-driven and virus-independent malignancies.  Her studies are some of the first demonstrating that LMP1 of EBV activates at transcriptional level the expression of TERT, the catalytic component of telomerase, which in turn contributes to preserving the expression of EBV latency proteins, a prerequisite for EBV-driven transformation (J Virol 2008). The consequence is that inhibition of TERT triggers the activation of the viral lytic cycle with death of the infected cells (Clin Cancer Res 2013).

Lastly, her studies demonstrated that quantification of TERT in plasma may represent a minimally invasive tool for monitoring malignancies (Clin Cancer Res 2008) and response to therapy (Br J Cancer 2018). In addition, her studies provide the rationale for considering inhibition of TERT a useful approach for setting up new therapeutic strategies for virus-dependent and virus-independent malignancies (Clin Cancer Res 2013; Cell Death Dis 2016).

Editorial work and publications

More than 300 publications:  Hindex 47; citations more than 7000

Key publications:

Rampazzo E, Del Bianco P, Bertorelle R, Boso C, Perin A, Spiro G, Bergamo F, Belluco C, Buonadonna A, Palazzari E, Lonardi S, De Paoli S, Pucciarelli S, De Rossi A. The predictive and prognostic potential of plasma Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) RNA in Rectal Cancer. Brit  J Cancer  2018;118:878-886.

Giunco S, Dolcetti R, Keppel S, Celeghin A, Indraccolo S, Dal Col J, Mastorci K, De Rossi A.hTERT inhibition triggers Epstein-Barr virus lytic cycle and apoptosis in immortalized and transformed B cells: a basis for new therapies. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19: 2036-2047.

Terrin L, Dal Col J, Rampazzo E, Zancai P, Pedrotti M, Ammirabile G, Bergamin S, Rizzo S, Dolcetti R, De Rossi A. The latent Membrane Protein-1 of Epstein Barr virus activates hTERT promoter and enhances telomerase activity in B lymphocytes. J Virol  2008; 82, 10175-10187.

De Rossi A, Masiero S, Giaquinto C, Ruga E, Comar M, Giacca M, Chieco-Bianchi L. Dynamics of viral replication in infants with vertically acquired human immunodeficiency  virus type 1 infection.  J Clin Invest   1996; 97: 323-330.

Ometto L, Zanotto C, Maccabruni A, Caselli D, Truscia D, Giaquinto C, Ruga E, Chieco-Bianchi L, De Rossi A. Viral phenotype and host cell susceptibility to HIV-1 infection as risk factors for mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission.  AIDS  1995;  9: 427-434.

De Rossi A, Franchini G, Aldovini A, Del Mistro A, Chieco-Bianchi  L, Gallo  RC, Wong-Staal  F. Differential response to the cytopathic effects of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) superinfection in T4+ (helper) and T8+ (suppressor) T-cell clones transformed by HTLV-I.Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1986; 83: 4297-4301.

 

Maria Cristina De Sanctis
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astronomy, astrophysics

Keywords: asteroids, comets, dawn, ESA (European Space Agency), exomars, ISA (Italian Space Agency), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), planetology, rosette, solar system, space missions

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Senior researcher of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) section of Rome

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Physics at the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1992, he continued his education obtaining in 1997 a Ph.D. in Astronomy. In 1996, thanks to a grant from the CNR, he spent a year at their Institute of Space Astrophysics. Since 1998, she is a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of the CNR, now  called  Institute of Astrophysics and Space Planetology of INAF.

Scientific results

The research interests of Maria Cristina De Sanctis mainly include three fields of study: the minor bodies of the solar system and planetary surfaces, the thermal evolution of solar system bodies, the instrumentation for space missions. She analyzed data from telescope, space and laboratory observations to investigate the composition of comets and asteroids, of the surface of the Moon and  Mercury. She has experience in the study of  composition of  asteroids by ground and space observations, as well of cometary gases through high-resolution spectral observations.

She has studied the thermal evolution of icy bodies of the solar system, developing a complex numerical code that allows to simulate the processes of differentiation and evolution of such objects (comets, KBOs, Centauri, asteroids). She has  a laboratory for spectral measurements of metorites and planetary analogues. She has also developed instrumentation for space missions, image spectrometers and multi-spectral cameras, to study of the compositions of planetary surface and minor bodies of the solar system. She has followed the development of entire projects, as a Principal Investigator (PI), dealing with the scientific and technical coordination of the team's activities, and with the ESA or NASA teams. She is the PI of VIR spectrometer onboard of Dawn NASA mission of Ma_MISS on ExoMars ESA mission. She is also involved in several other instruments on Bepi-Colombo, Rosetta, Juice Missions.

 

Editorial work and publications

Author of more than 220 publications in international journals including:

              

De Sanctis et al. Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres, Science,355, 719-722, 2017.

De Sanctis et al.Bright carbonate deposits as evidence of aqueous alteration on Ceres, Nature,536, 54-57,2016

De Sanctis et al.Ammoniated phyllosilicates with a likely outer Solar System origin on Ceres, Nature,528, 241-244, 2015

De Sanctis, et al. The diurnal cycle of water ice on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Nature,525,500-503, 2015

De Sanctis  et al., Spectroscopic Characterization of Mineralogy and Its Diversity Across Vesta. Science, 336(6082), 697, 2012

 

 

Awards and prizes

·         2017- NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

 

·         2008-NASA Achievement  Award  -“ Dawn Science Payload” ce Payload"

·         2009-NASA Achievement  Award  - “DAWN post-lunch payload characterization and calibration activities”.

·         2013- NASA Achievement  Award  -" Dawn science data analysis at Vesta”

·         2012-NASA Achievement  Award “ Exceptional and Succesful execution of the DAWN  at  Vesta”

·         2004-ESA Scientific Award - “Outstanding contribution to  Rosetta Mission”

·         2016-ESA Scientific Award - “Outstanding scientific contribution to  Rosetta Mission”

·         2015-ESA Scientific Award - “Outstanding scientific contribution to  VEX Mission”

 

Asteroid  17899 Mariacristina is called in her honor

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Di Ciaccio
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: elementary particle physics, particles detectors, subnuclear physics

Keywords: accelerators, atlas experiment, boson w, boson z, calorimeters, CERN, higgs boson, high energy physics, infn, lhc, proton-proton collisions, standard model

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

She is full professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and Director of the INFN group at Roma Tor Vergata. Her research field is the experimental Particle Physics.  She leads a group of researchers of the University of Roma Tor Vergata working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland). 

Professional career

She graduated at the University of Roma La Sapienza on the UA1 experiment at CERN. In 1984 she won a position as assistant professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and in 1999 she becme aassociate professor.  From 1981-1983 she was research associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA. In 1984 and 1985 she was visitor at the Physics Department of the Harvard University (USA) and at the Oak-Ridge American Laboratory (USA). From 1987-1988 she was fellow at CERN. In 1994 she won an “Alexander von Humboldt” fellowship for a research program in particle physics at the Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.

Scientific results

 She participated in several high energy experiments at CERN to study proton-proton collisions at 63 GeV (experiment R807 at the ISR), proton-antiproton collisions at 540 and 630 GeV (UA1 experiment at the ppbar Collider, discovery of the W and Z bosons, Nobel Prize to Prof. C. Rubbia), pion-nucleon interactions at 26 GeV in the center of mass (WA92 at the SPS proto-synchrotron) and proton-proton collisions at 7, 8, 13 TeV (ATLAS experiment at LHC, discovery of the Higgs Boson, Nobel Prize to Prof. F. Englert and Prof. P. Higgs). She was contributing to the development of a high time resolution detector,RPC, employed for the barrel muon trigger in the ATLAS spectrometer. From 2013-2015 she led the Italian participation to the ATLAS experiment. She is currently involved in the upgrade project of the ATLAS spectrometer for the high luminosity LHC program.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of more than 800 pubblication among which :

(2017) Atlas Collaboration. Evidence for the𝐻𝑏𝑏decay with the ATLAS detector, JHEP 1712 024

(2013) Atlas Collaboration. Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 726:1-3, 88-119.
(2012) Atlas Collaboration. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 716: 1, 1-29.

(1983) Arnison G, Astbury A, Aubert B, et al. Experimental-observation of isolated large transverse energy electrons with associated missing energy at square-root-s=540 GeV. Physics Letters B, 122:1, 103-116.
(1983) Arnison G, Astbury A, Aubert B, et al. Experimental-Observation of Lepton Pairs of Invariant Mass Around 95 GeV/c^2 at the CERN SpS Collider. Physics Letters B, 126:5, 398-410.

Awards and prizes

In 1987 she got a prize from the Italian Society of Physics  (SIF), in 2013 the European Society of Physics (EPS) was assigned to the ATLAS Collaboration a prize for the discovery of the Higgs Boson. In 2016 she got the prize “Cajeta 2016” assigned from the City of Gaeta (my home town) to women that distinguished in Science.

Simonetta Di Pippo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

Keywords: aerospatial physics, international collaboration, space, UN (United Nations), women and science

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Director of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna.

Professional career

After graduating in physics with a specialisation in astrophysics and space physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome in 1984, in 1986 she joined the National Space Plan of the National Research Council, which became the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in 1988. Her responsibilities ranged from Earth observation to automation and robotics, science and human spaceflight. In 2002, she was appointed Director of the ASI's Observation of the Universe, in charge of all the scientific programmes of ASI, including its contribution to ESA programmes, and of the exploration programmes, including the management of the Italian astronauts. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Di Pippo served as Director of Human Spaceflight at the ESA, first woman appointed Director at ESA since its inception in 1975. After having served as the Head of the European Space Policy Observatory at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) in Brussels, since 23 March 2014, she is the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.

In 2009, she co-founded the association Women in Aerospace – Europe, to expand the representation and leadership of women in the aerospace sector. Her leadership as President lasted until 2016, when she was appointed as Honorary President.  

She has been teaching at several universities, including GWU, NYUAD and LUISS.

Scientific results

Simonetta Di Pippo is considered one of the main experts in international cooperation in the aerospace sector globally. As Director of UNOOSA, she elaborates the strategies and supervises all activities of the Office, ensuring they conform to the mandate of the General Assembly and of the Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). Under her leadership, the Office strives to bring the benefits of space to everyone, everywhere, to leverage the potential of space for sustainable development and to reduce the space divide among nations, helping more countries to access space. She also advises the Secretary General of the United Nations on space-related issues such as the peaceful use of outer space and the use of space science and technology for sustainable development. UNOOSA also helps Member States use satellite technology to prevent and manage natural disasters and emergencies through the UN-SPIDER programme.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of several books and publications, including:

Books:

(2018) Di Pippo S., Davidian K., Public/Private Human Access to Space, Vol. 2, Earth Orbit and beyond, International Academy of Astronautics, ISBN 978-2-917761-52-6

(2017) Preface to the book “Women spacefarers: sixty different paths to space” edited by U. Cavallaro. ISBN: 978-3319340470

(2017) Preface to the study “Global space governance: an international study” edited by J., Ram and J., Pelton, Jakhu, Ram, Pelton, Joseph. ISBN 978-3-319-54364-2

 (2016) Introduction to the book “YES WE_STEM", edited by L. d'Ambrosio Marri, F. Marzano and E. Pietrafesa, e-book version. ISBN: 9788894076936.

 (2015) Di Pippo S, Perozzi E. European Operational Initiative on NEONear Earth Object (NEO) Hazard Monitoring. Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense, 615-635. ISBN 978-3-319-03951-0

(2009) Flamini E., Ori GG., Di Pippo S & Osinski G., Exploring Mars and its terrestrial analogues, Preface, Planetary and Space Science

(2007) Di Martino, Di Pippo et al. "Dai ghiacci della Terra ai ghiacci dell'Universo", Erga Edizioni. ISBN 978-88-8163-522-1

(2002) Di Pippo S., Astronauti, Mursia, ISBN 978-88-425-3005-3

Other publications:

(2013) Di Pippo S. An outline of the study group "Public/Private Human Access to Space". 8th IAA symposium in the future of space, Turin, Italy. 

(2012) Di Pippo S. Experience with collaborative space projects. 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy. 

(2009) Flamini E, Ori GG, Di Pippo S & Osinski G. Exploring Mars and its terrestrial analogues Preface.Planetary and Space Science, 57(5):509-509. 

(2008) Di Pippo S. Celebrating the accomplishment, preparing the future - New challenges in human spaceflight and exploration. ESA bulletin. Bulletin ASE. European Space Agency, (135):10-17. 

(2007) Foing BH, Espinasse S, Wargo M, Di Pippo S. Sorrento Lunar Declaration 2007. Advances in Space Research, 42(2):246-247. 

(2001) Coradini A, Campbell J, De Sanctis MC, [...] Di Pippo S, et al. Italian participation in the Mars exploration program. Advances in Space Research, 28(8):1197-1202. 


Awards and prizes

During her career, she received numerous national and international awards. In 2006, she was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. In 2008, the International Astronautical Union named asteroid 21887 "dipippo" as a recognition of her contribution to space exploration. In 2010 she won the international prize Sebetia-Ter Silver Award of the President of the Italian Republic Luigi Napolitano for her contributions to the space sector. In 2012 she received the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award recognising her roles managing complex space projects and inspiring women in the aerospace sector. In 2016 she received the prize for International Cooperation of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for significant contributions to international cooperation in space activities. In 2018, she received the Hubert Curien Award, which recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space.

She received an Honoris Causa Degree in Environmental Studies from St. John University, and an Honoris Causa Degree in International Relations from John Cabot University.