foto serviddio per JGGGaetano Serviddio was born in Bari on 22 August 1971. He obtained his university degree in Medicine and Surgery on 21 July 1998 “Magna cum laude” with a thesis entitled “Mitochondrial oxidative alterations after partial hepatectomy in the rats”.

Since 1995 he is working in the Internal Medicine Unit at the University of Bari, directed by Prof. O. Albano. During the internship he worked on liver diseases and diabetes and frequented the “Laboratory for the study of free radical diseases” directed by Prof. G. Vendemiale.

In August of 1995 he attended for one month the Internal Medicine Unit at the “Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève” directed by Prof. Francis Waldvogel as a fellow, within the project of International Federation of Medicine Students Association (IFMSA).

Since November 1998 he has been enrolled in the Internal Medicine Specialization course at the Institute of Internal Medicine I of the University of Bari directed by Prof. O. Albano and collaborates to clinical, teaching (clinical exercises for students and nurses) and research activities.

From September 1999 he has been Medical Officer in the Italian Air Force were he worked on the flyer diseases until June 2000.

From February to December 2001 he has been attending as a research fellow the Clinical and Pathology Department of Turin University, Biology and Molecular Unit, directed by Prof. G. Poli, making research activity in the field of ischaemia-reperfusion model of liver damage.

In June 2001 he obtained a research fellowship of the Italian Society of Pneumology with a project entitled: “COPD and ROS: effects of the                         s-carbomethylcystein on the bronchus redox balance”.

From January 2002 to May 2004 he was attending the Department of Physiology of the University of Valencia in the lab of Prof. José Viña working on mitochondria change during liver disease.

From February 2006 to 2014 he has been assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Foggia and coordinates the activity of the “Laboratory for the study of oxidative diseases”.

From December 2014 he is Associated Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Foggia.

From January 2015 he is Director of Graduate School of Geriatrics & Gerontology at the University of Foggia.

He has been awarded for the young investigator bursary from the Italian Society of Internal medicine in 1999, 2001 and 2004 and from the European Association for the Study of the Liver in 2001 and 2004.

In 2012 he has been granted form the SFRR of the Catherine Pasquier Award.

He is author of about 200 publications.

 

 

 

 

Personal information Immagine1

Name and Surname: Francesco Bellanti

Date of birth: 29 July 1979

Place of birth: Foggia, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Office Address: Department of Medical and Surgical Science, Internal Medicine Unit, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, 71122 Foggia, Italy.

Current position: Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Medical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Foggia; Medical Assistant at the Internal Medicine Unit, Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia”

Phone and Email: 0039 0881 732671; francesco.bellanti@unifg.it

Education 

– 2004 – Medical Degree.

– 2009 – Specialization in Internal Medicine.

– 2010 – Research Fellowship at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares “Carlos III” (CNIC), Madrid, Spain.

– 2013 – Philosophiae Doctor in Medical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences.

– 2013 – Visiting Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

Research fields 

– drugs kinetics and biotransformation, oxidative mechanisms of drugs hepatotoxicity;

– role of reduced glutathione and antioxidant therapy in liver diseases;

– lipoperoxides, protein and glutathione oxidation in experimental models and in human pathology (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis);

– mitochondrial energy metabolism alterations, ATP homeostasis disruption and oxidative stress in liver pathology;

– antioxidant compounds in experimental and human liver diseases;

– mitochondria-targeted therapy for the treatment of liver diseases;

– redox cell signalling in liver stem cells activation and differentiation

– Scopus search: 25 publications 

– Scopus search Citing Articles without self-citations: 600 

– H-index: 15 

  • Involved in training/supervision of 5 pre- and 1 post-doctoral scientists 

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Name and Surname: Gianluigi Vendemiale

Date of birth: 25 September 1954

Place of birth: Bari, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Office Address: Department of Medical and Surgical Science, Internal Medicine Unit, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, 71122 Foggia, Italy.

Current position: Full professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Dept. of Medical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Foggia; Chief of the Internal Medicine Unit at the Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia”

Phone and Email: 0039 0881 749177; gianluigi.vendemiale@unifg.it

Education 

– 1980 – Medical Degree.

– 1985 – Internal Medicine Consultant.

– Research Fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Mitochondria and Energetic Metabolism, National Centre of Research (CNR).

– 1982 – 2-years Research Fellowship at the Alcohol Research and Treatment Center, Mount Sinai University, New York (Prof. C.S. Lieber).

– 2002 – Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Foggia, Italy.

Institutional Charges 

– Member of the University board

– Local Coordinator of Research Projects of National Interest

– Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical School of Foggia

– Director of the Post-Doctoral School in Medical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences at The University of Foggia.

Research fields 

– drugs kinetics and biotransformation, oxidative mechanisms of drugs hepatotoxicity;

– ethanol metabolism and toxicity, drugs-alcohol interactions;

– glutathione metabolism and intracellular compartimentalization, plasmatic and renal excretion;

– role of reduced glutathione and antioxidant therapy in liver diseases;

– lipoperoxides, protein and glutathione oxidation in experimental models and in human pathology (alcoholic and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis);

– mitochondrial energy metabolism alterations, ATP homeostasis disruption and oxidative stress in aging;

– redox imbalance in glyco-metabolic decompensation and in chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (cataract, retinopathy).

– antioxidant compounds and hydrophilic biliary acids in experimental and human liver diseases;

– association of liver fibrosis with circulating and hepatic redox balance in chronic hepatitis C;

– standardization of circulating parameters for the measurement of redox balance in human aging;

– antioxidant systems and genetic polymorphisms in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia; association between hyperinsulinism, diabetes mellitus and dementia syndromes; effect of long-term administration of antioxidant compounds in primary and secondary dementia.

– Scopus search: 176 publications 

– Scopus search Citing Articles without self-citations: 3986 

– H-index: 38 

– Involved in training/supervision of 12 pre- and 3 post-doctoral scientists