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  • born in 1944

  • married, one daughter, two grandchildren

  • resident in Florence

  • degree in Biological Sciences (University of Florence)

  • specialization in Clinical Chemistry and  Microbiology (University of Camerino)

  • fellowship at National Reference Center for Mycobacteria (Pasteur Institute, Paris)

  • former professor in Specialization schools of the Universities of Florence, Pisa and Siena 

  • WHO tuberculosis consultant

  • coordinator of the working Group of Mycobacteria (Italian Society of Clinical Microbiology)  2012-2021

  • microbiologist at Mycrobiology and Virology Laboratory of Careggi University Hospital, Florence, 1974-2010 

  • responsible of the Tuscany Reference Center for Mycobacteria 2000-2010, (retirement)

  • scientific consultant at Emerging Bacterial Pathogens Unit (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan) 2011-2021

  • author of more than 250 scientific papers, 218 of them on international peer reviewed journals; H-index 46

  • speaker and/or chair in more than 150 national and international conferences 

  • Middlebroock Award, Toronto 2007

  • President of the European Society of Mycobacteriology, 2004-2010

  • missions for tecnical assistance in Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique

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