Maurizio Zazzi - CV updated 25/05/2013
1985: Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Siena, Italy.
1999: Master in Microbiology and Virology, University of Siena, Italy.
1990-2002: Research assistant, Clinical Microbiology and Virology Unit, Siena University Hospital.
2002-ongoing: Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Siena.
1990-present: courses on several aspects of Microbiology and Virology for the School of Medicine, for Biotechnologists, Laboratory Technicians and Pharmacists at the University of Siena.
Member of the Teachers’ Board, PhD school of Biotechnology, University of Siena
Member of the Teachers’ Board, PhD School of Fundamental Virology, University of Pisa
Development of molecular diagnostic assays for detection, quantitation and characterization of human viruses.
Monitoring of HIV and HCV infection
Antiviral drug resistance
VII, VIII and IX AIDS Project, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Ministry of Health, Rome.
I, II, III and IV National AIDS Programme, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Ministry of Health, Rome.
I, II and III Project on Antiretroviral Therapy, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Ministry of Health, Rome.
PRIN 2005 (Ministry of University and Research, Italy): “Development and use of a dedicated database for the study of genotypic antiretroviral resistance in vivo: integrated management of the factors involved in antiretroviral resistance”.
Targeted Research 2005 (Ministry of Health, Italy): “Management of HIV drug resistance in modeling novel antiretroviral therapy strategies”
University Research Plan 2005 (University of Siena): “Development of a surveillance system for the circulation of different human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) subtypes and recombinant forms”
INFOBIOMED (Network of Excellence della Comunità Europea): “Biomedical Informatics to Support Individualised Healthcare”.
EuResist (STREP of the European Community, IST-2004-027173), 2006: “Integration of viral genomics with clinical data to predict response to anti-HIV treatment”
PRIN 2008 (Ministry of University and Research, Italy): “Development of laboratory assays for advanced monitoring of HIV drug resistance”
CHAIN (“Collaborative HIV and Anti-HIV Drug Resistance Network”, Large scale project of the European Community, Grant Agreement number 223131), 2009.
EDCTP Joint Program Activities 2009, “Integrated training activities and IT infrastructures to improve capacities in Eastern African area”
AIDS Program 2009, Italy. “Implementation of an HIV drug resistance database as a platform for resistance related research proposals and for advanced HIV genotype interpretation” (grant 40h81).
Research grants and contributions from GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Abbott Molecular, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, Pfizer for HIV diagnostics and antiretroviral resistance.
SCIENTIFIC & EXECUTIVE BOARDS
Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Society for Virology (www.siv-virologia.it)
President of the Scientific Board of the Antiretroviral Resistance Cohort Analysis (www.hivarca.net)
Founding member of the EuResist Network (www.euresist.org)
Reviewer for >20 major international peer-reviewed journals dealing with Molecular and Clinical Virology, AIDS, computational biology and evolution.
129 papers published or in press in peer-reviewed journals (PubMed): IF 564.51, H index 22.
252 abstracts at National and International Conferences.
99 talks as invited speaker at conferences, seminars and roundtables.