Claudio Genchi studied veterinary medicine at the University of Milan (Italy) were he graduated as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in 1967. In 1983, he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and in 1986 he became a Full Professor of Parasitic Diseases at the University of Milano. He is a Founding Member and President of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), Past-President of the Italian Society of Parasitology, Honorary Member of American Heartworm Society, and Member of the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasite (ESSCAP). He has acted as an ad hoc reviewer for a number of journals and an Editorial Board Member of Parassitologia, the official journal of the Italian Society of Parasitology. Currently, he is the Editor in Chief of Veterinary Parasitology. He has over 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters. He is a Coauthor of several Italian textbooks of veterinary parasitology and a textbook of general and human parasitology. His current research interests include the molecular approach to the biology, genetics, immunology and pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, including vector-borne infections (filarial and tick-borne diseases and zoonotic risks), as well as experimental chemotherapy and control of endo- and ectoparasites. He is the Leader of one of the research teams involved in the study of Wolbachia, the bacterial endosymbiont of filarial nematodes. His team first identified these bacteria by molecular studies in Dirofilaria immitis in 1995. He has been an Invited Speaker at more than 50 International Conferences and Symposia; Chair Person of three International Conferences (VII EMOP in 1997, Workshop on Wildlife Diseases in 1998, and 18th W.A.A.V.P. in 2001) and of the 12th National Congress of Italian Society of Parasitology.
Biography Updated on 30 July 2009