Eng. Ermanno Angonese
He graduated in Electronic Engineering, with a thesis on a mathematical multi-compartments model of a biological system (cerebral-spinal fluid), at the University of Padua in 1974. He then worked for two private Companies.
In 1975, when he was just 26 years old, he was elected Mayor of the town council of Mason Vicentino, a position he held for four consecutive terms.
From 1980 to 1991 he was the vice President of the Management Committee of the Ulss 5 and delegated to the coordination of the construction works to build a new hospital in Bassano del Grappa, a structure with a capacity of 800 beds. In 1991, at the same Ulss Health Authority, he was appointed as administrator. Subsequently, he was re-confirmed as a commissioner until 1994.
From 1995 to 2002 he held the position of General Director of the Ulss 3 of Bassano del Grappa, formed by the joining of Ulss 5 with the Ulss 35.
From 2003 to 2007 he was General Director of the Ulss 20 of Verona, whose territorial area includes 36 municipalities distributed in four Health Care districts, with a consumer area of about 450,000 inhabitants.
From the 1st January 2008, he was the General Director of Ulss 1 of Belluno.
From the 1st November 2010 he was General Director of Ulss 4 of Alto Vicentino, where he followed the realization of the Hospital of Santorso in project financing, which since February 2012 replaced the hospitals Boldrini of Thiene and the De Lellis of Schio, which have been resized to health districts.
Since the 1st January 2013, he is the General Director of Ulss 6 of Vicenza.
Dr. Marco Dotto
He graduated in Biotechnology at the University of Padua and he specialized in Industrial Biotechnology in the same Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, graduating cum laude. He also studied at the prestigious University of California in San Diego, where he received the Provost’s Honor of the Faculty of Bioengineering – Biotechnology of the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management at the same UCSD. He then attended the MABIT: Masters in Management from the CUOA foundation, a renowned Business School in Vicenza.
He then became head of business development of BMR Genomics, a leading company in Italy for the sequencing of DNA and then he became the Technology Specialist for the service of Next Generation Sequencing, where he followed hundreds of sequencing projects for the most important Italian research centers, universities and hospitals.
In the meantime he taught Innovation Management as a contract Professor at the University of Padua in the Faculty of International Economics.
In 2013 he became vice President and Director of Business Development for Personal Genomics, where he contributes to the development of the service portfolio provided in the wide range of personalized genomics.
Prof. Oliviero Olivieri
He graduated in 1978 cum laude at the University of Padua (in Verona) with a thesis entitled: “Le protein-chinasi di membrana nei globuli rossi sferocitosici” (supervisor Prof. Giorgio De Sandre); in the same year he qualified as a medical surgeon at the University of Padua (in Verona) and in 1983 he specialized cum laude at the School of Specialization in Internal Medicine at the University of Verona.
After a long teaching career at the university, he is currently a Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine at the University of Verona.
Since 2007 he is also the coordinator of the PhD School in Clinical Proteomics at the University of Verona, in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
He is the director of the School of Specialization in Emergency Medicine at the University of Verona.
He is currently head physician of the department of Internal Medicine at the Policlinico G.B. Rossi of Verona. He is the author of 203 publications, most of them in international journals censured by “Current Contents”, and more than 260 communications at National and International Conferences, he also worked as “Referee” for international journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Trends in Medicine and the following scientific societies: European Atherosclerosis Society, European Society of Hypertension, International Society of Hypertension.
Prof. Domenico Girelli
He is a Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Verona and he is 1st level Medical Director at the Division of Internal Medicine in the Hospital Company Integrated with the University of Verona.
From 2005 he is the manager for the regional reference Center for diseases of iron overload and from 2009 he is manager of the Basic Unit of Emergency Medicine at the Policlinico G.B. Rossi of Verona.
He is a reviewer for several international scientific journals, member of the editorial board of the journals The Scientific World Journal, Journal of Hematology, World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Hepatology, reviewer for research products on behalf of ANVUR (2012), reviewer of Prin on behalf of MIUR (2012).
He is specialized in the areas of cardiovascular genomic research and iron metabolism.
Since 2012 he is also part of the Academic Senate of the University of Verona. He is an author of 208 extending publications and invited to speak at numerous lectures and oral presentations at international congresses, with a global Impact Factor of 1264.8. Thanks to his publications he has obtained a H-INDEX of 41 according to Web of Science and 49 according to Google Scholar.
He is 1st level Medical Director at the Policlinico G.B. Rossi and Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Verona.
Prof. Claudio Franceschi
He is Full Professor of Immunology at the Department of Experimental Pathology at the University of Bologna, in the Faculty of Medicine; he previously occupied the same position at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and he was Associate Professor of Immunology at the University of Padua.
From 1996 to 2005 he was the scientific director of the National Institute of hospitalization and treatment for the elderly (INRCA) in Ancona, a scientific Institute of hospitalization and treatment (IRCCS) of the Department of Health.
In 2002 he founded and until 2006 he directed the Interdepartmental Centre “L. Galvani ” for integrated studies of Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biocomplexity at the University of Bologna. He coordinates the Integrated Project “GEHA – Genetics of Healthy Aging” funded by the European Union under the 6th Programme Framework for research of genetic determinants of longevity.
He has made a fundamental contribution to the studies of biology, of aging genetics, of human longevity and is the author of over 500 publications in the main scientific international journals. He is a pioneer of studies on the centenarians in Italy and worldwide.
Prof. Luca Prodi
Luca Prodi is a Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bologna.
He is currently a member of the Research Observatory at the University of Bologna and he was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Fluorescence (Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers) from 1999 to 2001 and served on the editorial board of the New Journal of Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry and CNRS) from 2001 to 2006. He is currently a member on the International Advisory Board for this last journal.
In 1990 he received the Federchimica Award “Per un Futuro Intelligente” and in 2009 was awarded the Gonzales-Ciamician, an award given jointly by the Italian Chemical Society and the Real Sociedad Española de Química.
Lately his research has focused on the synthesis and characterization of luminescent tracers and sensors, using the supramolecular approach to the recognition of the analyte and signal transduction. In this field, he also worked on the synthesis and characterization of metal and silica nanoparticles, with the aim of improving the efficiency of the sensor and of the tracer by amplification of the signal. He also developed a fluorescent molecular thermometer for determining the temperature with high temporal and spatial resolution.
This research activity is documented by more than 170 articles in international journals (which have received more than 6,600 citations and a h-index of 46) from 3 national patents, 4 national patent applications and by 4 PCT applications.
In 2003, Luca Prodi was also a founding member of a company active in the field of markers for genomics and proteomics.
Prof. Giovanni Martinelli
He is specialized in General Haematology and Medical Genetics at the University of Verona, he is currently an Associate Professor of Hematology and a manager of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and acute leukaemia’s in the Department of Hematology and Oncology Sciences “L. and A. Seràgnoli” at the University di Bologna.
He has an H-index of 60.5 and is included in the list of the top 500 Italian researchers; he published more than 400 articles in international journals with an IF total over the last five years of 879.738 (Average 7.6). He is the “Editor in chief” of Leukemia Review and he is a reviewer for more than 15 international journals.
He organized and promoted more than 250 international scientific events (Included ASH, ASCO and EHA) and more than 450 at national events, including conferences of the Società di Ematologia and of the Società di Ematologia Sperimentale (SIES e SIE).
He is the main manager of clinical research studies at the Institute “L. and A. Seràgnoli “, where he coordinates the clinical care activities and the translational research of acute and chronic leukemia’s team.
He is a clinical experimenter and a Principal Investigator (PI) of 38 clinical protocols for Phase 1, 2 and 3 as well as manager for the Laboratory of Molecular Biology “Candida Fiorini” at the Seragnoli Institute which is an internationally, nationally and European accredited Laboratory.
He is also a manager for the largest project funded by the European Union on the genetics of leukemia “NGS-PTL.”
Dr. Paola Tagliati
Architect, Freelancer, enrolled in the Association of Architects, Landscape Architects and Curators of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Province of Verona.
She collaborates with several companies based in Verona, managing after-sale customisations requested by buyers and designing the internal accommodation of buildings intended for sale.
Since 2002, she has been collaborating with Banco Popolare Società Cooperativa, with headquarters in Verona, piazza Nogara, preparing appraisals, as concerns the application of requirements, for financial exposures guaranteed by real estate. Residential, industrial and commercial buildings, farmland and their outbuildings, lots, buildings under construction and the relevant progress reports, aimed at the provision of mortgage loans and debt restructuring.
She obtained her professional qualification at the University of Florence.
Dr. Maria Giulia Bacalini
She graduated in Biotechnology from the University of Bologna, and later obtained a Research Doctorate in Biology and Human Genetics at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, focusing on the role of the reactions of poly-ADP-ribosylation in response to DNA damage and in the regulation of DNA methylation.
She is currently completing a post-doctorate at the University of Bologna, conducting research activities on the identification of the molecular bases of physiological and pathological ageing, with particular attention to epigenetic changes occurring in those processes. Scientific advisor.
Dr. Paolo Garagnani
Temporary research fellow at the Department of Specialist, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine of the University of Bologna, Faculty of Medicine. He received his PhD in biodiversity and evolution at the University of Bologna in 2007.
He is mainly involved with studies of genetics and epigenetics, both on a candidate gene-level and on a genome-level, applied to evolutionary, populationist and medical scientific issues.
He is the author of several scientific publications on international journals.
Researcher at the Department of Experimental Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna.
Dr. Valter Carturo (Mentor)
An expert in corporate management and in (national and international) tax and company law. Business Angel for StartCup Veneto, for the Universities of Verona, Padua and Venice. Start-up business-model designer. Business developer in the start-up expansion and growth process, even on an international scale. Chairman and founding partner of the “Custodi di Successo” start-up incubator in Verona and also a member of IBAN (Italian Business Angels Network).
He teaches at courses on strategic planning and control, Balanced Scorecard, Budget/Reporting, etc. promoted by Apindustria VR, Apindustria Udine, the Industrialists’ Association of Rimini and the Industrialists’ Association of Vicenza. A professor on the above subjects within graduate and master courses at the University of Verona.