Our Advisory Board is an entity made up of expert and eminent personalities both of the academic and the cultural world. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to make a contribution to the debate and reflection on important issues of our society.
The Advisory Board is made up of Adriana Albini, Director of the Vascular Biology and Angiogenesis Laboratory of IRCCS MultiMedica of Milan; Lucilla Titta, Coordinator SmartFood project at Department of Experimental Oncology of IEO – European Institute of Oncology; Giovanni Pellegri, Head of L’Ideatorio – University of the Italian Switzerland; Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of GAMeC – Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery – of Bergamo and Teacher of History of Art, at Brera Academy of Milan and Paolo Rossi Castelli, professional Journalist since 1983 and scientific publisher, especially in the fields of medicine and biology.
Director of the Laboratory of Vascular Biology and Angiogenesis of IRCSS MultiMedica in Milan
Born in Venice, Adriana Albini holds a degree in Organic-Biological Chemistry and works in Milan at IRCCS MultiMedica, where she is Head of the Oncology Research of the Scientific and Technological Pole, and is also Head of the Vascular Biology Laboratory of the CBA-Center of Advanced Biotechnology of Genoa.
From June 2004 until October 2006 he was Deputy Director of IST Research (National Institute for Cancer Research) and Head of the Department of Translational Oncology. He is President Elect of the Italian Society of Cancerology (SIC), Past President of the International Society for the Study of Metastasis, strategic advisor of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) and European representative on the board of directors of the American association “Women in Cancer Research-WICR “. From March 2018, is one of the new five members of the Board of Directors of the Aacr (American Association for Cancer Research), is the first Italian to enter the board of this association, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the world .
He has won five scientific awards, including two abroad, in Germany and the United States, where he worked as a “scientist” for 7 years. In Italy she won the Firenze Donna prize for the scientific research sector in 2000, the Amelia Earhart award in 2004, the Berlucchi award in 2007. She has published over two hundred and sixty experimental research articles on the most qualified American and European scientific journals with impact factor ( quotes).
He deals with molecular biology and angiogenesis, or how to “stifle tumors”. In this sector, he has developed new biological and gene therapies, and holds patents for new therapeutic approaches.
Coordinator SmartFood project at Department of Experimental Oncology of IEO – European Institute of Oncology.
Lucilla Titta, PhD, researcher in nutrition science, scientist and consultant at the Department of Experimental Oncology of the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) in Milan, Italy. She coordinates the SmartFood project, a research program in nutrition and communication sciences promoted by the IEO. Since 2015 she is technical and scientific advisor for the Food Bank in Oncology (FBO) project in collaboration with Fondazione Tera. She is also consultant, as an expert in nutrition and nutrition education, for numerous public and private institutions. Speaker at national and international conferences, she is also author of numerous scientific and dissemination publications; in particular the book e SmartFood Diet, published by Rizzoli in 2016, is a bestseller translated in 10 languages and sold in 20 different countries. Since 2010 she carries out an intense scientific dissemination activity, collaborating with various newspapers, radio and TV.
Head of “L’Ideatorio” – University of Italian Switzerland
Giovanni Pellegri (Lugano, 1966) obtained his degree in biology, awarded for the excellence of the results obtained, at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lausanne. He held a doctorate in neurobiology at the Faculty of Medicine in Lausanne, also awarded as the best research of the year by the scientific journal “Le Scienze” (Italian edition of Scientific American). After dedicating 7 years to an association active in the humanitarian and social fields, he joined the USI – Università della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano, in the Research Service, with the task of promoting scientific research, and in particular the European one. Since 2005 he has created L’ideatorio, a service of USI that deals with the dialogue between science and society and the promotion of scientific culture. The ideatory offers scientific expositions, didactic courses, studies on the public perception of science, scientific holidays, science festivals, etc.
Collaborates with various cantonal, national and international initiatives. In addition, since 2006 he has been working as a host and editor with the “Il Giardino di Albert” program of the Swiss Broadcasting Radiotelevision. He is a member of the Committee of the Ticino Society of Natural Sciences, of the Brainwomen’s Committee and of the Caritas Ticino Assembly. Since 2004 he has been regional coordinator at the “Università della Svizzera italiana” of the “Science et Cité” Foundation, which promotes dialogue between science and citizens.
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio
Director of the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bergamo and Professor of Art History, Brera Academy in Milan
Born in Lettomanoppello (Pescara), Giacinto Di Pietrantonio currently lives in Milan and since 2000 has been Director of GAMeC – Bergamo Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery. He is Professor of 2 courses at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan: Publishing Systems for Art and Theory and History of Representation Methods. He was one of the founders, in 2003, of AMACI (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums), of which he is currently a member of the Board of Directors and director of I love Museums, the magazine of the Association’s information organ.
He served as Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Director then for Flash Art Italia from 1986 to 1992, a magazine with which he continues to collaborate. Since 2011 he has been in charge of the “For the record” column in the journal Artribune and, with Luca Rossi, the online column “Oltre il giardino” on the Whitehouse website.
Among the many exhibitions curated by him, we remember the exhibition of Russian artists in the “Passaggi ad Oriente” at the Venice Biennale in 1993, the editions of “Fuori Uso” of 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999 and “Over the Edges “with Jan Hoet in Ghent (Belgium). He was curator of the Advanced Course of Visual Arts at the Antonio Ratti Foundation of Como from 1995 to 2004 and is a consultant for the Furla Prize – Querini Stampalia for Art.
Commissioner of the Rome Quadrennial of 2005, he is a member of the scientific committee of the Kogart Foundation of Budapest, of the Civic Gallery Palazzo Asperia of Alessandria, of MUSEION of Bolzano and of the Spazio Oberdan of Milan.
Paolo Rossi Castelli
Journalist and scientific publisher, focused on medicine and Biology.
Journalist since 1983, Paolo Rossi Castelli has been dealing with scientific divulgation for years, especially in the fields of medicine and biology. Creator of Sportello Cancro, the site created by corriere.it (Corriere della Sera) on oncology, in collaboration with the Umberto Veronesi Foundation. He collaborated with the pages of the Science of Corriere della Sera and with Sette for several years, before becoming editor-in-chief of the monthly Ok Salute, published by RCS – Rizzoli Corriere della Sera.
He was one of the authors of the Time Machine, Network 4 program conducted by Alessandro Cecchi Paone on nature, environment, science and history, and worked as a consultant for several Mediaset productions. He was a scientific advisor to DeA Sapere, the issuer of De Agostini broadcast on Sky, news director for the SaluteBenessere channel, of the sole 24 Ore Group, and author for SeiMilano, an experimental channel owned by the Benetton Group. He also gained extensive experience working in the editorial offices of traditional newspapers, such as Italia Oggi, and online, such as Nuovo.it, for which he managed the areas of culture and health. He has written for many leading publications, including panorama, Epoca, Il Mondo. He is currently Chairman of the Foundation for Science of Lugano, he is the editor-in-chief of Assedio Bianco, a specialist immunology site and manages the science pages on the Corriere del Ticino.