Giovanni Pellegri


Head of “L’ideatorio” of the Università della Svizzera italiana

Full biography

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Between 2006 and 2008 he has been working as a Host and Editor with the “Il Giardino di Albert” program of the RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera italiana.

  • He is a Member of the Settimana del Cervello Committee and of Caritas Ticino Assembly.

  • Since 2004 he has been Regional Coordinator at the Università della Svizzera italiana of the Science et Cité Foundation, which promotes the dialogue between science and citizens.

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