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Professor Emeritus of Immunology at the University of Bologna (Italy)

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Leading scientist's research interests: Gerontology, geriatrics, immunology, longevity

Quote by the head of the laboratory:

Genetic factors of aging risks and illnesses related to it are also very different. Apart from the long-term perspective there is also an individual one: family history of a particular individual, social and economical factors, environmental factors, and habitat. The Laboratory has proposed and is currently developing an integrative approach to research of healthy aging and active longevity.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2018 – Honorary Prize in Medicine from the University of Bordeaux (France).

2012 – The Oxygen Club of California Award: Aging Research Award (USA).

2012 – Annual Hayflick Lecturer University of Alabama at

Birmingham's Center for Aging (USA).

2006 – Leadership and Excellence Award at the 4th International Bologna Meeting on Affective, Behavioural, and Cognitive Disorders in the Elderly (Italy).

2005 – Award for research on Human Longevity by Associazione

PROFUTURA, Bologn (Italy).

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