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Year of birth


University degree

Biological Science, Bologna University, 1982

Post-graduate specialization

Master degree in Immunology, IVIC (Venezuelan Center for Scientific Research) Caracas, 1989

Certified as ESHRE Senior Clinical Embryologist in 2008

Scientific activity

  • From 2000 to 2004: member of several Italian and international scientific societies
  • From 2000 to 2004: member of the board of directors of the PGD Consortium
  • Since 2004: member of the ESHRE’s Embryology Special Interest Group
  • Since 2008: coordinator of the ESHRE’s Embryology Special Interest Group
  • From 2005 to 2009: Italian delegate at the European Assisted Conception Consortium, EACC of ESHRE, regarding the implementation of EU Directive 2004/23/EC in member states
  • From 2007 to 2009: member of the board of directors of EACC
  • From 2011 to 2015: member of the Executive Committee of ESHRE – European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • From 2015: coordinator of ESHRE’s Special Interest Groups
  • From 2017: chairman-elect of ESHRE
  • From 2019: chairman of ESHRE
  • Author or co-author of more than 200 papers in scientific journals

Professional career

  • From 1978 to 1980: Visiting student at the Institute of Microbiology of the Ospedale S.Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna
  • From 1986 to 1988: master student at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC) in Caracas
  • From 1988 to 1991: researcher at the Physiopathology Laboratory at IVIC – Biologist in charge of the Immunogenetics cellular and molecular Unit
  • From 1991 to 2005: Laboratory director at SISMeR
  • Since 2005: R&D Director at SISMeR
  • Since 2012: Laboratory Director at SISMeR