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Claudio Franceschi Professore emerito di Patologia generale dell'Universitą di Bologna

Claudio Franceschi
Professore emerito di Patologia generale
dell'Universitą di Bologna

- s.c.r. eletto il 23 marzo 2024

Professor Emeritus, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (UNIBO) Italy;
Head of Lab Systems Medicine and Healthy Aging, Lobachevsky University, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, 2018-; 
Full Professor of Immunology at the Universities of Padua (1980-86), Modena (1986-1998) and UNIBO (1998-2013); 
Editor-in-Chief of "Ageing Research Review" (IF 2023: 13.1) since 2018;
One of the Editors of the "Handbook of Immunosenescence", 2nd ed. 2019, XLIX, 2921 pages, 272 illus. 3 volumes, Springer Int. Publ. 2019; 
Authors of about 900 papers (103688 citations, h-index: 146, Google Scholar, April 2024);
Keynote lecturer at Gordon Conferences, Keystone Symposia on Molecular Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Symposia, EMBO Courses, European and World Congresses on Aging; 
Major Research Achievements: 
i) proposal of the "Inflammaging" theory of aging; among others, the original paper "Franceschi C et al., Inflamm-aging. An evolutionary perspective on immunosenescence. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2000 Jun; 908:244-54) has received 5291 citations, and the paper "Franceschi C and Campisi J, Chronic Inflammation (Inflammaging) and Its Potential Contribution to Age-Associated Diseases, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 69 (Suppl_1), S4-S9, has received 3575 citations;                                               
ii) study and biological characterizations of centenarians as a model of healthy aging;
iii) discovery of important characteristics of immunosenescence in humans;                       
iv) pioneering studies on omics of human aging and longevity (genetics, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, glycomics).
Coordinator of European large collaborative projects:
GEHA (GEnetics of Heathy Aging, 2004-2010; 7.2M€); NU-AGE (Mediterranean Diet for the elderly, 2011-2016; 9M€); PROPAG-AGEING (Aging and Parkinson disease, 2015-2019; 6M€); ADAGE (Alzheimer disease; 2016-2019; 1.3M€); 
PI of the Russian MEGAGRANT "DPM-AGEING" Digital Personalized Medicine of Healthy Ageing (2018-2022) funded by Government of Russian Federation at "Lobachevsky" State National Research University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. 
Recipient of Laurea Honoris causa: 
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), August 2008;
University of Bordeaux, France, March 2018; 
Lobachevsky State University, Nihzny Novgorod, Russia, May 2021;  
Recipient of International Awards: 
Annual Hayflick Lecturer 2012, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Aging, March 2012;
The Oxygen Club of California Award: Aging Research Award, June 2012; 
IAGG-ER Award of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics of the European Region, April 2015; 
Schober Price, Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany, September 2017. 
Nencki Prize, Polish Academy of Sciences, Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland, October 2017; 
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award in Immunology and Aging Research, Montreal, Canada.
Member of the Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna.  



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