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Year of birth


University degree

Medicine and Surgery, Bologna University, 1979

Post-graduate specialization

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bologna University, 1985
PhD in Endocrine and Metabolic Science, 1990

Scientific activity

  • Since 1985: member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Since 1987: member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • From 1994 to 1998: coordinator of the Special Interest Group on babies born following IVF at the Italian Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • Since 1994: member of S.I.S.Me.R.’s Ethics Comittee
  • Since 1999: founding member of the  Italian Society for Reproduction (SIdR)
  • From 1998 to 2005: Italian coordinator of ART data collection for the EIM Registry (European In Vitro Fertilization Monitoring)
  • Since 1998: member of ESHRE’s Ethics Special Interest Group
  • From 2002 to 2008: member of ESHRE’s Advisory Committee
  • From 2010 to 2014: member of the ESHRE Task Force for Cross-border Reproductive Care
  • From 2011 to 2013: chairman of the EIM Consortium (European IVF Monitoring)
  • From 2014 to 2016: Coordinator of ESHRE’s Special Interest Group on Socio-cultural aspects of infertility
  • Author or co-author of more than 300 papers in scientific journals.

Professional career

  • From 1979 to 1981: attending physician at the Department of Reproductive Physiopathology of the University of Bologna
  • From 1981 to 1982: Fellowship at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, USA)
  • From 1983 to 1989: co-supervisor of the IVF Unit within the Department of Reproductive Physiopathology of Bologna University
  • From 1990 to 1994: Clinical director of the IVF program at “Casa di Cura Villa Regina” (Bologna)
  • From 1995 to 2005: Clinical director of the IVF program at “S.I.S.Me.R.” within the Quality Management System ISO-9002
  • Since 2004: Person in charge of S.I.S.Me.R. for the Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • From 2006 to 2012: Scientific Director at SISMeR
  • Since 2012: Coordinator Gynecologic Endocrinology at  S.I.S.Me.R.