Francesca Mancianti was born in Carrara (Italy) on July 2, 1955. In 1980, she graduated in veterinary medicine at University of Pisa (110/110 cum laude). She achieved Ph.D. degrees in zooprophylaxis in 1981 and in microbiology and virology in 1984. Mancianti is Researcher in veterinary parasitology and parasitic diseases of the animals from 1984 to 2001 and Full Professor in veterinary parasitology (University of Pisa, Italy) since 2006, de facto member EVPC since 2003. Her current teaching activity covers the Chair of Veterinary Parasitology since 2002/2003 at University of Pisa, mycology in postgraduated course of Animal Health, University of Pisa, since the same year, parasitic diseases in postgraduated course of Food Hygiene, University of Pisa, since 1998/99, and parasitology (diagnostic techniques) in postgraduated course of Microbiology and Virology, University of Pisa, since 1996/97. She is member of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (since 1985), The Society of Protozoologists (since 1988), and International Society for Human and Veterinary Mycology (since 1990). Her current researches deal with application of biomolecular technologies in the epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of parasitic zoonoses such as leishmaniasis and toxoplasmosis in animals and the epidemiology and biochemical and molecular characterization of commensal and environmental yeasts, potentially hazardous for human health. Other interests are in vitro and in vivo sensitivity of yeast and molds to both conventional and alternative antimycotic drugs. Her peer-review activity includes editorial boards and activity as Referee for scientific journals with high impact factor in the field of parasitology and mycology. She is first author or co-author in more than 150 papers in peer-review journals.
Biography Updated on 12 February 2015