Erminia Mariani, MD

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Erminia Mariani, MD
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Personal information - Education and work experience

10/07/1951
Associate Professor, University of Bologna and Senior Medical Manager

Director of the Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration

Head of the Specialist Reference Centre in Clinical Immunology

1975: Biological Science degree, University of Bologna, Italy.
1979: Medical degree, cum laude, University of Chieti, Italy.

1984: Specialist qualification in Health and Preventive Medicine, cum laude, University of Bologna, Italy.

  • 1978-1980: Fellowship of the National Research Council from Italy;
  • 1980-2005: Permanent Academic Researcher, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy;
  • From 1989: Senior Medical Manager of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration;
  • 2002- 2008: special qualification in "Cellular Immunology", Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration;
  • From 2002: Vice-Director of the Laboratory of  Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration;
  • From 2005: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Bologna University, Italy;
  • From 2007: Quality representative of the Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration;
  • From 2008: coordinator of Specialistic reference center in “Clinical Immunology”, Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration.
  • 2010-2015: Quality representative of the RAMSES Laboratory;
  • From 2014: Deputy Director, Laboratory of Immunorheumatology and Tissue Regeneration.

English: fluent.

Good skills: application of tools for word processing, database management, graphic systems and statistical analysis.

  • From 1983: Tutor for degree and specialist thesis, University of Bologna, Italy;
  • From 1986: She was or presently is full Professor of post-graduate courses in Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Health and Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedy and Traumatology, Toxicology; University of Bologna, Italy;
  • 1999-2003: Professor of Ageing physiopathology and biochemistry doctorate, University of Bologna, Italy;
  • From 2001: Full Professor of degree courses in Anatomy Design, Biotechnology and Orthopaedic Techniques; University of Bologna, Italy.

Scientific training outside Italy

  • 1984: Ludwing Institute for Cancer Research, Lousanne (Switzerland): Laboratory of Human Immunology;
  • 1986: Institutes of the Organization for Health Research T.N.O., Rijswijk (Netherland): Institute for Experimental Gerontology, Department of Immunology;
  • 1988: New York Medical College, Valhalla N.Y. (USA): Department of Immunology and Microbiology;
  • 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000: Mediziniske Universitatsklinik, Tubingen (Germany): Section for Transplantation Immunology and Immunohaematology.

Participation in research projects

  • 1982-1987: Italian National Research Council project: Preventive and rehabilitative medicine, SP2 Mechanisms of ageing;
  • 1984-1988: Italian National Research Council project: Oncology;
  • 1989-1993: Italian National Research Council project: BTBS - Biotechnology and Bioinstrumentation;
  • 1989-1993: Research project of Italian Health Ministry: Clinical and diagnostic importance of autoantibodies against nuclear components in connective diseases;
  • 1990-1995: A.I.D.S. projects of the Italian Health Institute;
  • 1993-1995: Research project of the Italian Health Ministry: Protection against hepatitis B virus infection in health professionals: cellular and antibody immune response;
  • 2007-2009: Strategic project of Bologna University: “Common Molecular Targets among inflammatory and anti-inflammatory pathways in Osteoarthritis;
  • 2010-2014: ADIPOA Project, European Union FP7 (HEALTH-2009: n.241719);
  • 2011–2015: FIRB Project Pathogenesis and molecular targets of muscle-skeletal system degenerative diseases.

Grants

  • Frp, 1989: Fundamental Oriented Research (ex 60%) funds, University of Bologna, Italy;
  • 1994-1997: EUCAMBIS Project, European Union (CT94-1209);
  • 2000-2002: Research project of Italian Health Ministry: Metallothionein, zinc and other molecules involved in inflammation, as possible biological and genetic markers of immunosenescence and age-related inflammatory diseases;
  • 2000-2002: Strategic research project , Italian Health Ministry: Osteoporotic fractures;
  • 2000-2003: ImAginE Thematic Network, European Union FP5 (QLK6-CT-1999-02031);
  • 2002-2004: Research project of Italian Health Ministry: Influence of nutritional anti-oxidant factors, micro and macro nutrients on the immune response to inflammation in the elderly;
  • 2004-2007: ZINCAGE Project, European Union FP6 (FOOD-CT-2003-506850).
  • 2011-2015: Research project of Italian Health Ministry: Platelet Rich Plasma, from clinical application to research and back: a new non-surgical bioactive treatment for knee cartilage degeneration and osteoarthritis
  • 2013-2017: Strategic programmes, Region-University 2010-2012, Regenerative medicine of cartilage and bone.
  • 2014–2015: FIRB Project Pathogenesis and molecular targets of muscle-skeletal system degenerative diseases (as Project leader).

Evaluation boards for assignment of research funds

  • 1997-2003: Member of the commission for the management of Fundamental Oriented Research funds of Medical and applied Biological Science Committee, University of Bologna, Italy;
  • 1999: Peer-reviewer of European Union FP5, FP6 and FP7projects;
  • 2002: Peer-reviewer of Italian MIUR (DDL 297/99, art. 7) and MAP projects;
  • 2009: Peer-reviewer of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council;
  • From 2012: Reviewer list for the evaluation of Quality Research of MIUR University and Research Centers 2004-2010 (seven years).

Reviewer of scientific Journals
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Experimental Gerontology, Human Immunology, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, Immunity and ageing, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Biogerontology.

Editorial board
From 2007: Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research

Publications
207 “in extenso” (112 on SCI), 12 book chapters, 215 Abstracts.

Basic and clinical immunology. Physio-pathology of immune response during ageing and age-related diseases (rheumatic, in particular).

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