Fondazione Ivo de Carneri, Torino, Italy
Technical adviser for the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization since 1996, and member of Expert Panel on General Parasitology for WHO, Geneva. Associate in the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimora since 2000. Scientific Director of the Ivo de Carneri Foundation, Milan, Italy, since 1996. Expertise in epidemiology and control of helminthic infections such as intestinal helminthiasis, schistosomiasis and filariasis. Extensive work experience on these diseases both in the public health setting and in the parasitological domain. Experience in managing public health laboratories and health staff in developing countries, as well as advising Ministries of Health in control strategies for controlling helminthic infections. Principal investigator in numerous randomised trials on anthelminthic drug efficacy. Lecturer in several international training courses on the above-mentioned subjects and organiser of international training courses and scientific events. Lecturer of Parasitology at the University of Turin. Author of more than 70 scientific publication on peer review journals, and of book chapters and reviews. Awarded the Woodruff Medal from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2001.