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Francesco Alviano

Assistant professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: BIO/17 Histology

Curriculum vitae

Biographical  data

Francesco Alviano was born in Conegliano (Treviso) - Italy on 2nd May 1977.

Professional experiences

May 2015 - present

Confirmation as Researcher for the SSD BIO/17 - Histology at the School of Medicine, University of Bologna.

March 2012 –April 2015

Researcher in Histology, Department of Histology, Embryology and Applied Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna.

December 2010 – 2011

Research fellowship of two years for attending a research program titled “In vitro generation of pancreatic islet-like structures with amniotic membrane stem cells: prospective developments for patients with diabetes and for patients with pancreatic cancer” at the Department of Histology, Embryology and Applied Biology, University of Bologna.

Supervisor: Prof. Gian Paolo Bagnara.

December 2008 – November 2010

Research fellowship of two years for attending a research program titled “Study of mesenchymal stem cell angiogenic potential based on developing of three-dimensional in vitro model” at the Department of Histology, Embryology and Applied Biology, University of Bologna.

Supervisor: Prof. Gian Paolo Bagnara.

October 2006 – October 2008

Post-Doc Fellowship in the Medical scientific area and in the scientific disciplinary sector of Histology and Embryology at the Department of Histology, Embryology and Applied Biology, University of Bologna. Research Program entitled: “In vitro differentiation study of the angiogenic potential of human mesenchymal stem cells derived from extraembryonic tissues”.

Supervisor: Prof. Gian Paolo Bagnara.

January 2003 – May 2006

Ph.D. thesis in “Human and Molecular Morphological Sciences”. Department of Anatomy, University of Bologna. Research program: “Isolation, characterization and in vitro differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells from fetal membranes”.

Supervisor: Prof. Lucio Cocco.

July 2002

Awarded Degree in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Bologna with 110/110 cum laude. Dissertation on “Biotechnological study of Amniotic Membrane in the conjunctival allergic diseases: down-regulatory role in the inflammatory and fibrotic processes".

Supervisor: Prof. Gian Paolo Bagnara and Prof. Francesca Levi-Schaffer.

March 2001 - June 2002

Undergraduate student at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The research program was titled “Biotechnological study of the down-regulating effect of amniotic membrane on the inflammatory and fibrotic process in the conjunctival allergic diseases” under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Levi-Schaffer.

 

Scientific Activity

Actual scientific activity is dedicated to investigating the differentiation potential and the immunomodulatory ability of stem cells isolated from various sources in particular from extraembrional tissues such as Placenta umbilical cord and fetal membranes. He is the author of 48 article in peer-reviewed international journals and over 70 communications to national and international congresses.

2010 - present: founder member, in office as treasurer, of the following scientific society: IPLASS - International Placenta Stem Cell Society.

Teaching Experience

2017- present: Assistant Professor of "Stem Cells", School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science, University of Bologna.

2013 - present: Assistant Professor of “Embryo-fetal development and fetal membranes”, School of Medicine, University of Bologna.

2014 - present: Assistant Professor of "Laboratory of stem cells", School of Medicine, University of Bologna. 

2013 present: Assistant Professor of "Stem cells with laboratory", School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science,  University of Bologna.

2013 - Assistant Professor of "Stem cells -  II", School of Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Sport Science,  University of Bologna.

2003 – 2012: Teaching assistant of “Histology” at the basic degree course in the Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

2004 – present: Teaching assistant of “Embryology” at the master degree course of Medical Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna.

2005 – 2012: Teaching assistant of  “Stem Cells and Cell Therapy” at the master degree course of Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology, University of Bologna.

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