The Management Board has selected the members of the Scientific Committee, supported by 4 experts.

The Directive Commission has charged Prof. Corda with the coordination of the Scientific Committee.


  • Scientific Committee Lucia Altucci

    Professor of General Pathology at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. Delegate of the Rector for Research and Innovation. President of the CNGR (Comitato Nazionale dei Garanti della Ricerca), member of the Scientific Council of the RiMED Foundation, Palermo, and member of the Cenacolo della Cultura e delle Scienze.

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  • Scientific Committee Giovanni Antonini

    Giovanni Antonini, Dept. of Sciences, Roma Tre University. Born in Rome, November 10th, 1956. Married with two children. Medical Doctor (1981). Specialized in Medical Toxicology (1983). 1984-1992 Assistant Professor, 1992-1994 Associate Professor, 1994- present Full Professor of Molecular Biology.

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  • Scientific Committee Nicola Baldini

    Nicola Baldini, a graduate in Medicine and Surgery and specialist in Orthopaedics and Oncology, has completed his clinical and research training in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Full Professor at the School of Medicine and Surgery of the Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna. 

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  • Scientific Committee Lorenzo Chiari

    Director of CIRI Life Sciences and Technologies for Health and Professor in Bioengineering Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Bologna since 2016. He carries out research in the field of technologies for rehabilitation and support of healthy and active ageing, eHealth, and the identification of new digital biomarkers.

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  • Scientific Committee Alfonsa Martelli

    Graduated in Biological Sciences with specialization in Biochemistry, researcher at the beginning, she continues her career in a pharmaceutical company, where she also holds management roles in research.

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  • Scientific Committee Giuseppe Matarese

    Full Professor of General Pathology at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology of the University of Naples Federico II. After graduating in Medicine and Surgery in 1994, in 2004 he obtained a PhD in Endocrinological and Metabolic Sciences. CNR Researcher in 2001 and then First CNR Researcher in 2005, at the Institute of Endocrinology and Experimental Oncology of the National Research Council (IEOS-CNR), Naples.

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  • Scientific Committee Graziano Pesole

    Graziano Pesole is full professor of Molecular Biology in the University of Bari “A. Moro”, past Director of the Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies (IBIOM) of the National Research Council (Bari) and past-president of the Italian Society of Bioinformatics.  

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  • Scientific Committee Lia Rimondini

    Professor at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Department of Health Sciences, Center for Translational Research on Autoimmune and Allergic Diseases in Novara. President of the Italian Society for Biomaterials.

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  • Expert Massimiliano Malavasi

    Biomedical electronic engineer, he is the coordinator of the Centro Regionale Ausili of Bologna, the public consulting centre of reference for Emilia-Romagna specialized in technologies for the inclusion and quality of life of people with disabilities and the elderly.

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  • Expert Giuseppe Patanè

    Giuseppe Patanè is senior researcher at CNR-IMATI. Since 2001, his research and teaching activities are focused mainly on Data Science, Computer Graphics, and Applied Mathematics. In 2018, he obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Computer Science.

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  • Expert Pietro Presti

    Graduated in Law and PhD in Business and Management at the University of Turin, MBA at the University of Geneva, Pietro Presti is a dynamic and creative manager active in the Health and Life Sciences sectors. CEO of the SPCC in Bellinzona and DG of the Fondazione Tempia in Biella.

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The members of the Scientific Committee will not receive any remuneration with the exception of reimbursement of expenses previously approved.