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Antonello Lorenzini

Assistant professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/10 Biochemistry

Curriculum vitae

Personal info

 

Name / Family name: Antonello Lorenzini

address: Department DIBINEM section of Biochemistry, Via Irnerio 48, 40126 Bologna (Italy)

Telephone: 051 209 1208; Fax: 051 209 1208

E- mail: antonello.lorenzini@unibo.it

 

 Occupation

Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition at the School of Pharmacy , Biotecnology and Exercise and Sport Science and at the School of Medicine ,

University Researcher at Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences,

University of Bologna

 

 

Education

 

Bachelor and Master

- 1989-1995. University of Pisa (Italy), Bachelor plus Master in Biology (5 years program with subspecialty in Physiopathology). Thesis title "Impaired adaptive capacity of pancreatic endocrine function in aging: dexamethasone effect". Laurea (Graduated with full marks and distinction: 110/110 "summa cum laude"). Mentors: Dr Vincenzo De Tata, and Prof. Zina Gori; Laboratories of Prof. Ettore Bergamini.

- 1993 INPDAI student prize for high student records.

- 1995 Prize from University of Pisa for “summa cum laude” graduation.

 

PhD

- 1995-2000 University of Bologna (Italy), Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Physiopathology of Aging. Thesis title “Modifications of lipid metabolism and their effects in two models of cellular aging”. Mentor: Prof. PierLuigi Biagi, Dean: Prof. Claudio Marcello Caldarera.

 

Specialized courses attended

- 1997 1st course of the International School on the Pathobiology of Aging, Pisa and Volterra (Italy).

- 1998 2nd course of the International School on the Pathobiology of Aging, Urbino and Ancona (Italy).

- 1999 3rd course of the International School on the Pathobiology of Aging, Pisa and San Miniato (Italy).

- 2001 9th Annual Summer Training Course in Aging Research, San Antonio TX, (U.S.A.).

- 2009 1st International Summer School in Artificial General Intelligence, Xiamen, (China)

 

 

Professional Experience

 

- 1996-1997 Science Teacher at a Bologna High School (Lindbergh Flying School) teaching: biology, geography, astronomy and earth sciences.

- 1998-2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.). Principal Investigator: Vincent Cristofalo PhD.

- 2004-2006 Scientist at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.).

- 2005-2007 Research Associate at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.).

- 2007-present, Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Universitario). Bologna University (Italy)

- 2009 – present, Coordinator of EU Intensive programmes, Bologna University (Italy), more details in other titles section.

 

 

Honors and Awards

2000-2002 Churchman Postdoctoral Award. Co-recipient of a competitive Postdoctoral fellowship, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research. Wynnewood, Philadelphia, PA (U.S.A.).

 

Coordinator of a EU Intensive programme (2009- present)

 

The applicant is the Coordinator since 2009 of the International Summer School in Education and Sport supported mainly by a European Union Erasmus grant of the Italian Life Long Learning Programme Agency.

The Coordinator is responsible for writing the annual application to the relative EU Agency and for managing the project. This type of projects, that in the EU terminology are called Intensive Programme, are supported by a competitive grant system.

Each edition ha received since 2009 around 50 000 euro of grant support. Since 2009 the total founding received and administered so far for these intensive programme by the coordinator sum up to over 250 000 euro.

Each edition see the participation of 50 to 100 among students and professors for a minimum duration of 10 tuition days.

The International Summer School in Education and Sport is promoted by the University of Bologna, with the collaboration of:

Berzsenyi Dániel College, Szombathely, Hungary;

JH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria;

University School of Physical Education, Poznan, Poland;

Telemark University College, Norway;

Otto-von-Guericke University ISPW, Magdeburg, Germany;

University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain;

University of Valencia General Study, Valencia, Spain;

Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, Kaunas, Lithuania;

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic;

J.A. Komenski State School of Higher Vocational Education in Leszno, Poland;

and other Universities depending from the edition.

Details from the past editions are available from a dedicated web site:

http://www.sm.unibo.it/Scienze+Motorie/Didattica/Summer+e+winter+school/default.htm

 

 

Invited seminars

 

- “The relationship between replicative senescence in vitro and aging in vivo: a comparative analysis” at the Department of Biochemistry “G. Moruzzi”, University of Bologna, (Italy) July 6, 2004.

- “The relationship between replicative senescence in vitro and aging in vivo: a comparative analysis” at the Medical School of Pisa University, (Italy) July 14, 2004.

- “A Comparative Approach to Cell Culture to Study Longevity Assuring Mechanisms” at the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center Investigators Meeting, Special Lecture Series; Sealy Center on Aging. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, (USA), November 1st, 2006

- “Longevity and genome stability across mammals” The Corriel Institute, Camden, New Jersey (USA) January 2007.

- “DNA damage and Aging” (In italian), Conferenze “Pacinotti per la Scienza” Incontri con ex studenti organizzati dal Liceo Scientifico Pacinotti di La Spezia, La Spezia, (Italy) 23 gennaio 2010. Available on the web at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjui3E_XEzs

 

 

Oral presentation at meetings

 

- “Role of the Raf/MEK/ERK and the PI3K/Akt(PKB) pathways in fibroblast senescence”.Biological Aging, 2nd Euro Conference on Normal Ageing, Longevity and Age-related Diseases. Spetses, (Greece), May 18-22. 2002.

- “Lipids: why we should not fear them” (In Italian), Italian Society for Human Nutrition (SINU) - Italian Biochemical Society (SIB), Incontro di Studio Congiunto, Cesena, (Italy), May 31-June 1. 2007

- “Nutritional role of Bread” (in Italian) in a WHO and FAO sponsored meeting on bread. Association of Bologna bread makers, Bologna (Italy) Nov, 11, 2007.

- “Correlation of Species Longevity with DNA Double StrandBreak-Recognition”.

Riunione Societa' Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale (SIBS) 3-31-2008, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, (Italy).

- “EduSport international summer school 2008” International Network on Sport and Health Sciences, 4th Convention Bad Gleichenberg (Austria) 31-Jan, 1-Feb-2008

- “Dietary Restriction and Aging” San Marino Symposium on  “La Sindrome Metabolica: effetto della nutrizione e dell'esercizio fisico”. 19-20 aprile 2008, San Marino (San Marino).

- “EduSport international summer school 2009” International Network on Sport and Health Sciences, 5th Convention, Cardiff, Wales, (U.K.) 21 – 23 January 2009

-“EduSport international summer school 2010” International Network on Sport and Health Sciences, 6th Convention, Telemark, (Norway) 06-09/10/2010

- “Child Obesity - 7 days for my health” International Network on Sport and Health Sciences, 6th Convention, Telemark, (Norway) 06-09/10/2010

- “Earth 3.0: for a sustainable lifestyle” (in Italian). Primo convengo Nazionale ASAS, Bologna (Italy) 6 Novembre 2010.

- “EduSport international summer school 2012” International Network on Sport and Health Sciences, 8th Convention, March, 21-25 2012, Opatija, (Croatia)

- “Life style influence on health span: the role of nutrition” International Symposium: A Child in Motion for Healthy Aging, Koper, (Slovenia), 5 ottobre 2012

- “Unaware lifestyle and health risks” (In Italian) Secondo convegno Nazionale ASAS su Alimentazione e attività motoria: i capisaldi per la salute di una società inconsapevole, Rimini, (Italy) 20 Ottobre, 2012

 

 

 

Lectures inside short courses

 

- “Aging Physical Activity and Sedentariety” 3° Corso Girolamo Mercuriale: Apparato Cardiovascolare e Attività Fisica, Riccione (Italy), 7-9 novembre 2008.

- “The correct Nutrition for the sportive person” (In Italian), Inside the Course “Corso base di Nutrizione Umana, la biologia dell'alimentazione e la gestione della pratica sportiva, aspetti biochimici, fisiologici e psicologici” Bologna (Italy) 21-4-2012.

- “Nutraceutical” (In italian) inside a seminar dedicated to health professionals (Seminario formativo per la prescrizione e somministrazione di una dose di esercizio fisico e di un programma di educazione alimentare monitorata, Rimini, (Italy) 30 Novembre - 1 Dicembre 2012

- “The role of overweigh in oncogenesis” (In Italian) lecture inside the course intitled “Role of nutrition in the prevention of tumors” (L'Alimentazione nella Prevenzione dei Tumori) for Nutritionists, Bologna, (Italy) 9 marzo 2013 

 

 

University level Teaching not included in the dedicated page of this web site

 

 

Academic year 2007-2008

 

 Teaching at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, U.S.A

- Topics in Biomedical Chemistry.

Graduate level course offered by Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Science (6 hours)

 

Academic year 2011-2012

 

Teaching at the University of Bologna, Italy

- Human Nutrition (30 hours)

Specialization School in Hygiene and Preventive medicine, School of Medicine and Chirurgy (Scuola di Specializzazione in Igiene e Medicina Preventiva, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia)

- Tuitions inside the Master in NUTRITION ED HEALTH EDUCATION (4 hours)

University Master for graduate students (Master Universitario di II livello),

School of Medicine and Chirurgy (Facoltà Medicina e Chirurgia)

 

Teaching at the School of “NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS IN SPORTS” Sa.N.I.S. (Scuola di Nutrizione ed Integrazione nello Sport), Rimini, Italy

- total tuitions inside the 2011-12 course (4,5 hours)

 

Academic year 2012-2013

Teaching at the University of Bologna, Italy

- Tuitions inside the Master in NUTRITION ED HEALTH EDUCATION (4 hours)

University Master for graduate students (Master Universitario di II livello),

School of Medicine and Chirurgy (Facoltà Medicina e Chirurgia)

 

 

Other responsibilities

 

- Student thesis: supervisor for around 30 and co-supervisor for around 10 Bachelor or Master thesis in the Schools of Exercise and Sport Science, Biology and Pharmacy.

- Occasionally reviewer for “Mechanism of Ageing and Development” and others scientific journals.

- 2007-2012 Coordinator of the animal facility of the Biochemistry Department “Moruzzi”, University of Bologna

 

 

Total Scientific production up to Dec 2012

 

Co-author of 29 manuscripts in international and/or national scientific journals

Co-author of 24 abstract at international or national scientific meetings

Editors for 3 books and 1 web site.

Author e co-author of 6 book-chapters in University text books

Co-author of 1 encyclopedia entries.