Stefano Bonassi
Head, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Roma

Education and specialty training:

Doctor in Biological Sciences - University of Genova (1981)
Specialist in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology - University of Pavia (1987)

Research and professional experience

- IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana – Rome.
Unit of Clinical adn Molecular Epidemiology (Head) (2009-to.present)

- University of Genoa – Genova.
Adjunct Professor of Molecular Epidemiology (2006-to present)

- National Cancer Research Institute – Genova.
Unit of Molecular Epidemiology (Head) (1987-2009)

- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Cincinnati, OH, USA.
Visiting Scientist (1985).

Teacher of Epidemiological Methods in several international courses for postgraduate students Dr. Bonassi has supervised many specialization theses and postgraduate research projects in Europe. His research has been funded by several national and international agencies.

In the August 2009 Dr. Bonassi has been elected President of the International Association Of Environmental Mutagens Societies (IAEMS) an international association with nearly 10.000 members all over the world.

Dr. Bonassi’s main scientific interest is focused on the use of biomarkers in human population studies. In particular he has been actively involved in assessing the role of chromosomal damage in the early stages of carcinogenesis and other chronic diseases. He is the coordinator of epidemiology in international collaborative projects, such as ESCH on chromosomal damage, HUMN and HUMNxl on the micronucleus assay. He is active in designing and coordinating studies in general population and in clinical series based on high throughput techniques, using gene expression profile and genotype. His appointment in Rome includes research on neurodegenerative disorders, COPD, aging, pharmacoepidemiology, and rehabilitation. More recently he started a collaborative project on the validation of a systems medicine approach for the collection and evaluation of clinical and biological information of patients affected by non communicable diseases.

Dr. Stefano Bonassi participated as invited speaker to over 50 meeetings (40 out if Italy), and gave several seminars abroad. Overall he has published 180 papers and has been cited over 7000 times with a h index of 45 (Scholar).