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Structure Department of Molecular Medicine
Telephone 0498272364
Qualification Ricercatore universitario confermato
Scientific sector MED/07 - MICROBIOLOGY AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
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Via A. Gabelli, 63 -35121 Padova su appuntamento da fissare via e-mail
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Proposals for thesis
Discovery of new antivirals for the treatment of highly pathogenic viruses (such as Ebola virus, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, etc).

Evaluation of virus/vector interaction to elucidate the mechanism of the persistent infection of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV) in ticks.




Curriculum Vitae
PRESENT POSITION
Assistant Professor – Dept. of Molecular Medicine (DMM) – Univ. of Padova; Biologist in charge for the coordination of molecular diagnostics in the Microbiology and Virology Unit, Padova Hospital, and referent for the influenza and other viral respiratory infections.

EDUCATION
2002 Ph.D. in Virology, Univ. of Padova, Italy; 1998 Member of the college of Biologists of Italy after passing the National board examination; 1997 Degree in Biological Sciences (110/110 cum laude), Univ. of Padova, Italy

RESEARCH ACTIVITY
2016-17 Visiting scientist at the Public Health Agency of Sweden – Solna, Sweden.
2013-14 Visiting scientist at the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (from January 2014, Public Health Agency of Sweden) – Solna, Sweden.
2008- Assistant Professor, - Dept. of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies (DIMMB, from 2012 DMM) – Univ. of Padova, Italy.
2007-2008 Postdoctoral fellow, Padova Hospital, Italy.
2003-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, DIMMB, Univ. of Padova, Italy.
2002-2003 Postdoctoral fellow, DIMMB, Univ. of Padova, Italy.
2002 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Univ. of Padova, Italy.
1999-2001 Ph.D. student, Institute of Microbiology, Univ. of Padova, Italy.
1997-1998 Industrial researcher, AB Analitica-srl, Padova, Italy.

AFFILIATIONS AND OFFICES
Member of the: Italian Society for Virology (SIV) (2001-2016); Organizing Committee of the National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology (2002-2012); SIV Executive Committee (2004-2007); European Society for Virology (Founding member, April 2009-); Influenza Pandemic Task Force (Padova Hospital, 2009-2010); Federation of European Microbiological Societies (from 2010); Swedish Society for Virology (2013); Società Italiana di Virologia - Italian Society for Virology (SIV-ISV) (from 2016); International Society on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (2017-).

PARTECIPATION TO TRAINING COURSES
Practical and theoretical course on the Development of a laboratories network for the surveillance and diagnosis of influenza viruses. National Influenza Center (NIC) - Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome 11-14 December 2007.
Lipari International Summer School on BioInformatics and Computational Biology on “Biological Networks: Evolution, Interaction and Computational”, Lipari (Messina-Italy) from June 14 to June 21, 2008.
BSL4 Biosafety Training Program involving operational activities related to and performed at the BSL4 laboratory at the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control. Solna from March to May 2013.

PARTECIPATION TO ROUND TABLES
"Expert opinions on new influenza A/H1N1v virus". Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Rome, Italy - June 8th, 2009.
“The new influenza A H1N1 virus: strategies to address the emergency”. Cison di Valmarino (TV), Italy- July 9th, 2009.

ORGANIZATION OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
Organization of ten editions of the National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology (2002- 2012); 1st International Workshop on Viral Oncology Research - Padova, Italy - April 27th-29th, 2006; 4th European Congress of Virology – Cernobbio, (CO), Italy – April 7th-11th, 2010. Workshop “CCHF treatment by using human monoclonal antibodies” – Stockholm – 30 Nov - 1 Dec, 2017.

Research areas
Main research topics:
i) characterization of the virus/host interactions;
ii) development of new antimicrobial compounds;
iii) surveillance and molecular epidemiology of emerging zoonotic agents;
iv) molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases.

Publications


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): D5C219C265DAD9577CCD61544C26C066.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
ME1729 COMMON MEP5071038 11 2nd Year Second
semester
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