Francesca Maffei is an established Assistant Professor
of Pharmacology at the Department for Life Quality Studies,
School of Pharmacocy, Biotechnology and Sport Science,
Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (2012-present).
Doctor in Biological Science, University of Rome “La
Post-graduated Degree in Toxicology, University of Bologna
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1997).
Visiting Researcher at the Karolinska Institute, Department of
Environmental Medicine at Stockolm, Sweden (1995, 1996).
1998-2011, Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the Department
of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alma Mater Studiorum,
University of Bologna.
She teaches “Pharmacology and Sport” (2012-present),
and “Pharmacology” (2012-present), and "Toxicology and doping
prevention" at the School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and
Sport Science of the University of Bologna.
She taught “Toxicology” (2003-2011) for the 1st level degree
course in Scientific Information on Pharmaceutical Products, and
“Food and Environmental Toxicology” (2007-2011) for the 1st level
degree in Environmental toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of
the University of Bologna. Coordinator of the training activity for
the 1st level degree course in Scientific Information on
Pharmaceutical Products (2003.2011) and in Environmental Toxicology
for the 1st level degree in Environmental toxicology at the Faculty
of Pharmacy of the University of Bologna. She teaches
“Pharmacology and Sport” (2006-2011) and “Pharmacology” (2008) at
the Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences of the University of
Bologna. She teaches “Toxicology” at the Post-Graduated School of
Preventive Medicine (2000-2011) and of Occupational Medicine
(2006-2011) at the Medicine Faculty of the University of Bologna.
She is a member of the Ph.D board in Pharmacology and
Toxicology of the University of Bologna.
Collaboration: She with National Academic Department and
International Research Centre such us the Environmental Medicine
Unit, Karolinska Institute, Stoccolma, Svezia; the Institute of
Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland, Division of Molecular
Genetic Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ),
Scientific societies: Italian Society of
Pharmacology (SIF), Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX) Italian
Environmental Mutagenesis Society (SIMA), European Environmental
Mutagenesis Society (EEMS).
Referee Activity:She is referee for some
international journal: Mutation Research, Environmental Toxicology
and Pharmacology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. She is
member of the Board of Expert for the Member of the National
Committee for the Evaluation of the Scientific Research (CIVR).
The research interests are focused on risk assessment in human
exposed to toxic compounds. She has a good experience in genetic
toxicology and molecular epidemiology study. In particularly, she
has studies biomarkers, such as cytogenetic alterations, to reveal
early carcinogenic events and to identify subjects at risk in time
for preventive intervention. Genetic and molecular approach are
also applied to evaluate the toxicological risk linked to
environmental pollution, food contaminates and drug. She has
published more than 50 articles on peer-review international
journals and book chapters, and more than 70 congress