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Faculty Bio - 2013

Winter School 2013

(Alphabetical order)

Alberto Alemanno is Associate Professor of Law at at HEC Paris, where he holds a  Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Risk Regulation. He teaches EU Law, International Economic Law, EU Affairs and Global Risk Regulation (soon available on iTunes U) at both undergraduate and master level (MBA) as well as in executive education programmes. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at, where he teaches  Global Risk Regulation and at the  Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to join the HEC faculty, he clerked for Judge Allan Rosas and Judge Alexander Arabadjiev at the  Court of Justice of the European Union and for Enzo Moavero Milanesi, the current Italian Minister for European Affairs, at the  European General Court. He previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at the  College of Europe in Bruges. Alberto is also a qualified attorney at law in New York since 2004. During the last years, Alemanno’s research has been centred on the role of science and expertise within the emerging law of risk regulation in both the EU and the WTO legal orders.

Chiara Boscarato
graduated in Law from the University of Pavia, with a grade of 110/110 presenting a final thesis on Commercial Law. Since February 2010 she has worked for the Interdepartmental Research Center ECLT - University of Pavia, Italy. During the 2010/11 Academic Year she was a Scholarship Fellow of the University of Pavia and the ECLT Centre and her research examined "legal implications of applications of neuro techniques in the field of research and rehabilitation". Since October 2011 she has been a PhD student in Civil Law at the Department of Private Law, Roman Law and European Legal Culture at the University of Pavia. Her research deals with law and new technologies, especially privacy and civil liability related to the use of cognitive and autonomous robots.  Her PhD thesis will be on "Non human agents and civil liability".

Barbara Bottalico
is a qualified Italian lawyer and a PhD Candidate at the Doctoral School of Comparative and European Legal Studies, University of Trento, Italy. During the Academic Year 2009/2010, she taught the 20-hour Seminar "New Dimensions of Individual's Liberties" at the University of Milan, Faculty of Law. In 2009, she spent one month at King’s College Law School in London (UK) as Visiting Scholar. In 2010, she received a scholarship from the MacArthur Foundation to participate in the Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp, an intensive summer school organized by the Center for Neuroscience and Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA); From February 2011 to December 2011 she was Visiting Scholar at Brooklyn Law School in New York, USA. Since January 2009, Barbara Bottalico has been a Scholarship Fellow at the European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT), University of Pavia. Her research interests are in the field of Law and New Technologies, with a particular focus on the impact of Neuroscience on the Law, from a comparative perspective. Her doctoral project is focused on the introduction of neuroscientific evidence in Italian and US criminal proceedings.

Carlo Casonato
is Associate professor of comparative constitutional law, at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento. He has been Visiting Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor of comparative constitutional law at the doctorate course and member of the council of Ph.D. in Fundamental Liberties in comparative constitutional and administrative law, Department of Legal Sciences, University of Trento. He is also coordinator for the activities on the protection of linguistic minorities. His research area goes from constitutional law to bioethics, passing through the Italian minorities’ protection. He is member of Bioethics Committee of Medical Association of Trento, Provincial Bioethics Committee of Trento, Provincial Ethical Committee of Bolzano and Legal Adviser on Medical and Educational Issues at Province of Trento.

Gabriella Bottini
is full professor of Psychobiology and Neuropsychology at the Psychology Department of Pavia University, and director of  the Cognitive Neuropsychology Center at the Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital of Milan, Italy. She is a PhD in Neurological Science (1991), Medical Doctor (1982) and Neurological Consultant (1986). Gabriella Bottini attended the Clinique Universitaire - Neuropsichiatrique Bel Air of Geneve (Switzerland) as an internal student. She spent two years for research on normal subjects and patients at the Medical Research Council Positron Emission Tomography Cyclotron Unit - Hammersmith Hospital of London and attended the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. She has been Neurologist Assistant (1990-1992) and Aid Neurologist (1994-2000) at the Neurological Science Department of Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital of Milan, Italy. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Neurology of London. She coordinates the study group of Neuropsychology of the  Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia (LICE) and of the study group of Neuroscience and Law of the Società Italiana Neurologia Demenze (SINDEM). Membership: International Neuropsychological Symposium (INS), Società  Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP), European Neuropsychological Society (ENS), Società Italiana Neurologia Demenze (SINDEM), Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia (LICE).

Alfredo Calcedo Barba
is Professor Titular de Psiquiatría (tenured professor), Medical School, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is in charge of undergraduate  teaching at the Universidad Complutense Medical School, at the Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Director of the Master Course on Forensic Psychiatry of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid since 2003, and Head of the Mental Health Unit devoted the treatment  of victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Dr. Calcedo-Barba has participated in research related to the violent behavior of schizophrenic patients, and his works have been published such journals as Schizophrenia Bulletin, the International  Journal of Psychiatry and Law, the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, World Psychiatry, General Hospital Psychiatry, Current Opinion in Psychiatry. He is very interested in the ethical implications of the practice of Psychiatry both in clinical  and forensic settings.

Cinzia Caporale
is Professor of Bioethics at University of Rome "La Sapienza", works at "Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche" (CNR) as technologist supervisor in the research module "Bioethics etichs of research and Law" at the Istituto di Studi Giuridici Internazionali  (ISGI-CNR). Member of ‘Comitato Nazionale per la Bioetica’ (Italian Presidence of Ministers’Council), she has been president of Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee of Unesco and member of World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knoweledge and Technology (COMSET) and of Legal experts Group for UNESCO GEObs-law database, for the creation and management of a biolaw world database. She has also been counselor of European Commission on ethics’ questions related to embryonic stem cells and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the scientific reviews "HEC Forum" (Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum: An Interprofessional Journal on Healthcare Institutions’ Ethical and Legal Issues) and "Journal of Medicine and Philosophy". She is member of Commissione Nazionale per la Promozione della Cultura Italiana all’Estero, (Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs), of Ethic Committe of ‘Fondazione Umberto Veronesi per il Progresso delle Scienze’, of ‘HuGeF Ethics Committee’ (Human Genetics Foundation constituted by Compagnia di san Paolo, University of Torino and Politecnico of Torino), vice-president of Ethic Committee of dell’Istituto Nazionale Malattie infettive Lazzaro Spallazani – I.R.C.C.S.

Franco Caroleo
graduated in Law from the University of Pavia (Italy). He has been an intern at the  Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Arusha, Tanzania), and Visiting Student at the Bond University (Australia). He has also been an Intern at the Italian Presidency of the  Council of Ministers – Family Policy Department. He worked as legal practitioner at the Rome Municipality Legal Office, at Orrick Rambaud Martel International Legal Office in Paris and as law clerk in the Civil Court of Rome. He  attended the Postgraduate School in Law from the University of Rome. He is now a lawyer and a PhD Student at the Doctoral School of Private Law, Roman  European legal culture at the University of Pavia (Italy) and cooperates with the European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT) in the field of law and technologies.

Paul Catley  is the Head of the Department of Law at the University of the West of England, UK. He currently teaches Criminal Law, Sexuality  and the Law and Constitutional and Administrative Law. His interest in Law and Neuroscience focuses on the use of neuroscience to assess risk, not only within the criminal justice system, but also in areas such as employment law. He is also interested  in what neuroscience can add to our understanding of capacity and responsibility. He recently jointly wrote with Lisa Claydon the chapter on English law for Tade Spranger’s forthcoming book on comparative approaches to Neurolaw around the world.

Vanessa Charland-Verville, neuropsychologist, is part of the Coma Science Group working at the Cyclotron Research Center and in the Neurology department of the CHU Sart Tilman University Hospital. She obtained her BSc. in Psychology at University of Montreal and worked on sport concussions in professional football and hockey athletes, and Master in Psychology at University of Liege. She is now pursuing her doctoral studies in Neurosciences at the University of Liege and currently has ongoing projects on the assessment of cognitive functions following a cardiac arrest and post-coma memories. Her other interests reside in investigating the neural correlates of "Near Death Experiences" and altered states of consciousness.

Lisa Claydon
is an Associate Head of Department and Reader in Law in the Department of Law at the University of the West of England: Bristol. She has been researching  neuroscience and criminal responsibility since 1998. She lectures and leads the criminal law course at the University of the West of England and writes and gives keynote lectures in the areas of criminal responsibility, mental condition defences and the  interface between law and neuroscience. In 2010/11 she was a member of the English Royal Society working group on Neuroscience and Law and contributed to the published findings of that group She has also been contributing  to the debate with the English Law Commission on the reform of the defense of insanity in England and Wales.

Federica Coppola
 graduated cum laude in Law from the University of Bologna in 2010, presenting the final thesis about the "Principle of proof beyond any reasonable doubt" both in the US and the Italian criminal systems. She has practiced the lawyer apprenticeship since September 2010, specifically in the field of criminal law. She attended the postgraduate school in Forensic Psychology at the Istituto Campano di Psicologia Giuridica in Naples. She cooperates with the European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (University of Pavia). Her current research deals with the field of neuroscience and law

Gilberto Corbellini
is Professor of History of Medicine, Bioethics and Medical Epistemology at University of Rome "La Sapienza". His areas of research comprehends philosophy and policy of biomedical science, history of immunoscience and neuroscience, evolution of aetiological models of diseases in scientific medicine, the developments of medical pedagogy, malariatherapy, neuroethics. He is co-director of "Darwin" review and writes on "Domenica del Sole 24ore" newspaper.

Maria Laura Fiorina
graduated with a J. D. magna cum laude in 2011 from the University of Pavia, Faculty of Law, presenting a final thesis on Criminal Law on criminal aspects of medical treatments in Italy and Germany. During her university studies, she spent a semester as an exchange student at the Universität  Hamburg in Hamburg (DE). In 2011 she graduated with a Social Sciences Diploma from the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) of Pavia, presenting a final thesis on the court systems in the US and in Germany. Since october 2011 she has been a PhD student in Criminal Law at the Department of Public Law, Criminal and International Justice at the University of Pavia. She is a Teaching Fellow on the Criminal Law course - Faculty of Law, University of Pavia. Since September 2012 she has been cooperating with the European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT), University of Pavia. She is also working as a trainee lawyer.

Katy De Kogel
 is a senior researcher at the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Ministry of Security and Justice in the  Netherlands. She studied psychology and has a PhD in behavioral biology. She worked several years as a researcher at the department of child psychiatry at the Medical Centre of the University of Utrecht and in Forensic Psychiatric Institution ‘De  Kijvelanden’. Since 2000 she works at the WODC. Her research includes several projects in forensic psychiatry, such as quality of life in long stay forensic patients, long-term monitoring of released offenders, and international perspectives in  forensic care. She is executive coordinator of the focus area Social Safety of the research programme ‘Brain & Cognition – Social Innovation in Health Care, Education and Safety’ hosted by the National Science Foundation of the Netherlands  (NWO). She conducts and supervises research projects on neuropsychological and physiological factors and responsiveness of detainees in a cognitive behavioral intervention, and on the role of neurobiological information in decision making in criminal  cases. From 2008 until 2011 she was a member of the executive committee of the Dutch Society for Criminology.

Oliver Goodenough
is a Professor of Law and the Director of Scholarship at Vermont Law School. He is also currently a Faculty Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he is co-director of the Law Lab project, a Research Fellow of the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, and an Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Zoology Department of the University of Cambridge, a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Visiting Professor at the Neurological Department of the Charite Medical School of Humboldt University in Berlin. He has participated as faculty for The National Judicial College since 2004. Prof. Goodenough has also served as co-director of the Education and Outreach Program of the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project.
Professor Goodenough has written on a wide variety of subjects relating law, business, the internet and cognitive and behavioral science.

Pim Haselager
 is a principal investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the head of the educational program of Artificial Intelligence (AI), both at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He works  within the philosophy of mind, with a focus on AI and Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS). He is particularly interested in the integration of empirical work (i.e. experimentation, computational modeling, and robotics) with philosophical issues regarding knowledge  and intelligent behavior. He investigates the ethical and societal implications of research in, and the ensuing technologies (e.g. Brain-Computer Interfacing) of, AI and CNS. He publishes in journals such as Cognitive Science, Cognition, Neuroethics,  Social Neuroscience, Neural Networks, and Philosophical Psychology.

Alessandra Malerba
graduated J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pavia, Faculty of Law, in 2011. During her university studies, she spent a semester as an exchange student at the Maximilianeum Foundation in Munich (DE). In 2012 she graduated with a Social Sciences Diploma from the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) of Pavia, presenting a final thesis on the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and global law. Since December 2011 she has been working with the Interdepartmental Research Centre European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT). She is also working as a trainee lawyer.

Daniela Ovadia
 is a science journalist with a strong background in medicine and neuroscience. She collaborates with the Center for cognitive neuropsychology at  Niguarda Hospital in Milan (directed by prof. Gabriella Bottini) as a science officer and supervisor. She teaches science journalism at University of Milan and is a member of the board of the professional association Science writers in Italy. She has  been conducting research and communication projects on neuroscience and its impact on society (she recently published on "Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience" a paper on the way media depicted deep brain stimulation techniques and the ethical issues  related to their use). From 2008 to 2011 she participated in the "Brain in dialogue" project, funded by the European Commission to enhance interdisciplinary dialogue between neuroscientists, media, lawyers and patients. In June 2011 she organized and  chaired the neuroethical session at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar. She is a member of the International Neuroethics Society. She recently received a fellowship by the University of Pennsylvania to participate in the multidisciplinary  professional summer course "Neuroscience and Society" directed by prof. Martha Farah.

Dennis Patterson
was appointed Professor of Jurisprudence and International Trade at the School of Law, Swansea University in 2007. He is also the Board of Governors Professor at the School of Law, Rutgers University (Camden, New Jersey, USA) and the Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Professor Patterson writes in the fields of commercial law, trade law and legal philosophy. He is the author of numerous books and articles in both commercial law and legal philosophy, including the The New Global Trading Order : The Evolving State and the Future of Trade (with Ari Afilalo), Cambridge University Press (2008) and The Commercial Sales Transaction: An Introduction to the U.C.C. (with Richard Hyland), West Publishing (2d ed., 2006).
Professor Patterson has been awarded Senior Research grants from the Fulbright Commission, Humboldt Stiftung, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been a visiting professor at several universities, such as the University of Berlin, Vienna, Texas and Georgetown. Professor Patterson is a distinguished and leading academic who has recently been elected to serve at the REF 2014 Law Sub-Panel.

Eraldo Paulesu
is Professor of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. In 1999 he was awarded the Geshwind-Rodin Prize for studies on developmental dyslexia. His research interests are in verbal working memory, anatomical bases of language, developmental dyslexia, somatosensory functions, spatial neglect, and functional and structural neuroimaging.

Telmo Pievani
graduated in philosophy of science at the University of Milan and, after that, specialized in the United States, where he conducted doctoral and post-doctoral research in evolutionary biology and philosophy of biology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has been associate professor of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Education at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Since 2012 he has been associate professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padua. He is secretary of the Scientific Council and coordinator of the Genoa Science Festival and scientific director of the "Festival of Science in Rome", he is a member of the editorial boards of international journals such as "Evolutionary Biology" and "Evolution: Education and Outreach". Together with Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza he is curator of the international exhibition project "Homo sapiens: the great history of human diversity" (Rome, Palace of Expositions, 2011-2012; Trento, 2012-2013). Telmo Pievani is director of Pikaia, the Italian portal of evolution, and scientific coordinator of the "Darwin Day" in Milan. He is also a member of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology. In 2012 he received a special mention from the jury of Science and literature-Merck Serono.

Federico Pizzetti
is  a  Professor  of  Public  Law  and  a member  of the  faculty  of  political science  at the  University  of  Milan, Italy.  Professor  Pizzetti  received  his  law  degree  from  The  Faculty  of Law  University  in Turin, Italy, in  1999,  graduating magna  cum  laude. His research and publication interests include end-life decision making, governmental issues, and multi-level constitutionalism.

Carlo Alberto Redi
is full Professor of Zoology at the University of Pavia and head of the section for Developmental Biology at the Department of Animal Biology.  A chemist by training (1968) he graduated in Biology (1972) from the University of Pavia as an alumnus of Collegio Ghislieri. He started his university career as Researcher (1973 – 1975) and Associated Professor (1975  – 1989) at the Institute of Histology and Embryology, University of Pavia, where he progressed to become full Professor of Zoology and Developmental Biology (1990). He has been  Coordinator of research grants  from NATO, EC, Italian MURST, Italian CNR, Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente, Provincia di Pavia, and private foundations (CARIPLO, Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie di Piacenza e Vigevano, Olympus Foundation Science for Life, Millipore).  He has also been acting as referee for the following international Journals: Journal of Experimental Zoology; Evolution; Andrologia; Italian Journal of Zoology; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Biological Journal of the Linnean Society; Chromosome Research;  Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics; Experimental Cell Research. Carlo Alberto Redi is one of the founders of the European Center for Law Science and New Technologies (ECLT), University of Pavia.

Caroline Roediger
studied law at the University of Bonn (Germany) and specialized in International, European and Comparative Law at the University  of Strasbourg (France). She took her First Judicial State Examination at the Higher Regional Court Cologne in May 2009 and began her Ph.D. specializing in Neurolaw (Neuroscience and Law). Caroline is involved as a research associate both in the project  "Neuroscience And Norms: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Norms in Neuroimaging" and in a forthcoming project dealing with "Neuroscience, Media and Legislation" (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research); she is also a member of the Research  Group "Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences" at the Institute of Science and Ethics, University of Bonn. She stayed at the Health Law Institute, University of Alberta (Canada) for research purposes in 2009 and 2011. Her research interests lie in investigating  the legal aspects of Neurosciences and Modern Life Sciences.

Amedeo Santosuosso
is Professor of Law at the University of Pavia. He also teaches Law at the University of Milan and serves as Judge at the Court of Appeal of Milan. He is President of the Interdepartmental Centre of the  University of Pavia European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT). Since 1997 he has cooperated with the Scientific Committee of the Italian Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura (The Supreme Council of the Judiciary).  He is author of the project  on "Education in Bioethics", approved by the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura (November 1998). Santosuosso has been member of the Commission on Hydration and Nutrition in PVS patients and of the Commission on Transplants from living donors, both  set up by the Minister of Health in 2000 and 2001.  He is member of the Ministerial Commission on End of Life Decisions (Ministry of Health). Santosuosso is author of Corpo e libertà. Una storia tra diritto e scienza, Raffaello Cortina  Editore, Milano 2001; Bioethical Matters and the Courts: do Judges Make Law?, Notizie di Politeia, n.65/2002  and main author of the edition, Science, Law and the Courts in Europe, Ibis, Como-Pavia (I), 2004. He is also author of several articles published  in international journals, on law and bioethics. Santosuosso is currently working on the worldwide law-making process in the field of scientific applications on human beings.

Anna Sedda
graduated with a M.Sc. in Neuropsychology-Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pavia. During her M.Sc. she worked with Prof.  Gabriella Bottini in her Laboratory of Cognitive Neuropsychology, where she participated in neuropsychological research on facial expression recognition in epilepsy patients. During her PhD (2006-2009) at the Department of Psychology at the University of Pavia she spent a year at the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (2008- 2009) working with Prof. Melvyn A. Goodale. In  his Laboratory of Action and Perception, she became interested in multisensory information integration during human precision movements and started to learn functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques. Currently, Dr Sedda is a Post Doc fellow  at the Department of Psychology, University of Pavia (2010-present), working with Prof Gabriella Bottini and her team. She is studying emotional processes in epilepsy and unilateral spatial neglect. Furthermore, in collaboration with the Department of  Computer Science, University of Milan, she is developing new rehabilitation paradigms based on virtual reality platforms and on multisensory processing.

Anne Lise Sibony
is professor of European Law at the University of Liège (Belgium). She read law and economics in Paris, graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure  (Paris) and holds a Master's degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics. In her research, Anne-Lise has always been keen to analyse the interplay between law and other disciplines. She wrote her PhD on the judicial use of economic reasoning  in competition law. Her main research interest lies in how (through which legal techniques) scientific knowledge may be used in the legal sphere. Anne-Lise's most recent research deals with how insights from social psychology may be used for interpretation  and enforcement of EU consumer law on unfair practices.

Elisabetta Silvestri
is an Associate professor of law at the University of Pavia, Italy. Prof. Silvestri was educated at the University of Pavia Faculty of Law and Cornell Law School; as a visiting scholar, she attended Yale Law School and the London School of Economics. Her main areas of interest include Italian civil procedure, comparative civil procedure, judicial organization and alternative dispute resolution. Author of many published essays, Prof. Silvestri is director of the Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Pavia and co-director of the annual seminar Public and Private Justice held at IUC Dubrovnik, Croatia. She is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law and a member of the editorial board of the IAPC Journal; she is also a member of the editorial board of Вестник  Гражданского Процесса (Journal of Civil Process).

Elisabetta Sirgiovanni
currently works at the ISGI-CNR, History of Medicine and Bioethics, University of Rome "La Sapienza". She graduated in Theories and Techniques of Knowledge (History and Philosophy of Science) at the University "La Sapienza". She continued her research with a PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of Siena. She has completed a period of research abroad as Honorary Research Associate at the University of Birmingham (UK) and has published two monographs in the field of philosophy of psychiatry: "Psychopathology and modularity" (in F. Ferretti, M. Marraffa, The architecture of the mind, Abraham, 2006) and "Towards a cognitive explanation of delirium" (Cognitive Psychopathology, 3 , 2, 2007). She has translated several philosophical essays for the types of Quodlibet. The online journal "Metapsychology" has published some of her reviews of recent psychiatric texts.

Tade Mathias Spranger
: is Head of the interdisciplinary BMBF (German Ministry for Science and Education) research group  "Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences"  at the Institute of Science and Ethics (IWE), Bonn; Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Bonn; Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo (2002) and at the University of Technology Sydney (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow,  2004-2005); member, inter alia, of the School of Medicine´ s Ethics Committee (University of Bonn); consultant, inter alia, to the German Government, the European Commission, the UNESCO and the German Commission for UNESCO.

Giuseppe Testa
graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Perugia in 1996. He is Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg with a thesis of genetic engineering. Currently he is the Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Epigenetics at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, the city where he teaches molecular biology and genetics at the European School of Molecular Medicine. The laboratory studies the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of stem cells to develop new regenerative therapies and to understand how changes in the processes of differentiation are involved in the onset of tumors. Giuseppe Testa has carried out research activity at the University of Dresden, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics and major research centers in Europe, USA and Japan. In 2002 he founded the Forum on Science and Society at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden, an initiative to promote debate and awareness of the social implications of biotechnology. Then, he achieved a cum laude Masters in Bioethics and Biogiurisprudenza at the University of Manchester and he has been a visiting fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Political Science at Harvard University on the legal and political implications of biotechnology.

Roberto Zanetti
is responsible for developers at DSMedica, a company specializing in the research, design and marketing of scientific softwares and medical technology, as well as scientific advisor of the most important Italian and international research institutes.

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