Higher Institute of Health, National Center on Addiction and Doping, Rome, Italy
Talk Title: Building bridges between clinical and forensic toxicology
Date of birth: 17 January 1963
1990-up to now
Occupation or position held
Unit Head, Analytical Pharmacotoxicology Unit, National Centre on Addiction and Doping, National Institute of Health of Italian (Istituto Superiore di Sanità-ISS)
Main activities and responsibilities
– 2. Scientific experience
–2.1 Fields of investigation:
— Assay development and validation and drug monitoring in conventional and non conventional biological matrices.
— Pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetics of drugs, drugs of abuse and doping agents in conventional and non conventional biological matrices.
— Immunopharmacology and immunotoxicology of drugs and drugs of abuse in animal and human models.
–2.2 Scientific activities closely related to alcohol related problems:
— Italian representative at the EUFASD Alliance, the European association studies of the effects of alcohol during pregnancy from 2010
— Head of the Scientific Group SIFASD: Italian Society for the study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
— Monitoring of ethanol exposure biomarkers in newborns, pediatrics, adults and pregnant women. Correlation with clinical outcomes.
— Italian National counterpart on alcohol policy at World Health Organization
–Responsible for the Italian Early warning system on new psychoactive substances
Name and address of employer
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Viale Regina Elena n. 299, 00161 Roma (Italia)
Type of business or sector
Biomedical Research, Governmental Institution
Membership of professional bodies
Member of the Official Board of the Society of Hair Testing “since May 2004
Member of the Editorial Board of “Therapeutic Drug Monitoring” from April 2005
Member of Editorial Board of “Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis” from June 2007.
Award of Excellence in Forensic Toxicology”, from the TIAFT (The international Association of Forensic Toxicology). September 2010
Education and training
Title of qualification awarded European PhD in Clinical Pharmacology
Title of qualification awarded Doctor in Pharmacy
Title of qualification awarded Doctor in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology
Author of over 290 articles published in international scientific journals with impact.