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Giorgio Cantelli Forti

Professor emeritus

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Curriculum vitae

Born February 4, 1944, Pharmacy degree, 1967 and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, 1970, University of Bologna. Full Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, University of Bologna since 1986. Senior Research Associate, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA, 1975-1978. Adjunct Professor, Division of Environmental Toxicology, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA, since 1989. Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, 1994-2000 and 2003-2005. Director of the Post-Graduate School of Toxicology, 1987-2003. Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1999- present. President of “Polo Scientifico-Didattico” di Rimini, 2007/2010–2010/2012.

President of the Italian College of Pharmacologists (2010); Guarantee Member of the PRIN Committee for the evaluation of research projects of national interest, Italian Ministery of Instruction, University and Research (2010-); President of the Italian Society of Toxicology, 2000-2009. He was member of a variety of Committees at national and european level: Member of the Regional Committee on Pesticides, 1987-1989 and coordinator of the Pesticide Research Program Review Panel, editing of 38 toxicological expertises, 1989-1991; Consultant Committee on Pesticides, National Ministery of Health, 1992-95; Scientific Committee for the EU certification of Parmesan Cheese, 1993; Consultant of the National Academy of Agricolture, 1998-present; Coordinator of the Working Group on Food Toxicology, 1996-present; Member of the Scientific Committee of the “G. Lorenzini” Foundation, 1998-present; Expert in the Scientific Committee on Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Environment of the European Community, 2000-2004; Member of the FIRB Committee (National funding committee for scientific research), Italian Ministery of Instruction, University and Research, 2001-2007; Expert member of the technical and scientific Committee of the Italian Ministery of Agricolture (Consiglio tecnico-scientifico degli esperti per la politica agricola ed agroalimentare, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali), 2001-2004; Member of the Working Group for the revision of the Guidelines for an Healthy Nutrition, National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition, 2002-2003; Member of the Working Group of the Italian Ministry of Health to redige quality criteria for mineral water, 2003-2005; Member of the National Committee for the evaluation of the scientific research (CIVR), 2005; Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Ministry of Environment, 2005. Member of the Register of Italian Certified Toxicologists (RENTIC), 2001-. Several teaching responsabilities in postgraduate courses in the Medical and Pharmacy Schools. Authored more than 300 full papers in the field of pharmacology and toxicology, with focus on cellular and molecular mechanism of mutagenesis and drug metabolism. Knowledge and qualifications: GeneticToxicology, Toxicokinetics, Biochemical Toxicology, Food Toxicology.

Awards and Honors:

Mercanzia Prize 1995; Invernizzi Prize 2002; Cited on the International Journal of Toxicology 21 (6), 439-440, 2002 and on Toxicology 190, 35-54, 2003; Medal of the President of the Italian Republic awarded by Pio Manzù Centre's International Scientific Committee, 2011; Esculapio Prize 2011; “Rotary Livio Minguzzi” Prize 2012.