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Francesca Maffei

Assistant professor

Department for Life Quality Studies

Academic discipline: BIO/14 Pharmacology

Curriculum vitae

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 Sapienza” (1987).

Post-graduated Degree in Toxicology, University of Bologna (1991).

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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

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), Heidelberg, Germany

 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).

Research interest

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 contributions.