Francesco Dondero

Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy 0000-0001-7945-3712

M.S. degree in biological science on September 6, 1996, with full marks, at the University of Genova, Italy. Ph.D. degree on Environmental Science on September 07, 2001 from the University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Vercelli, Italy. Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the Laboratory of Molecular Ecotoxicology and Microarrays; an Adjunct Professor of ecology and ecotoxicology, Faculty of Science, University of Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Italy; author or coauthor of more than 60 international peer-reviewed articles with more than 100 contributions to international meetings and international activities; Leader of Workpackage V, “Mechanisms of ENPs toxicity”, nanoFATE VII FWP UE Integrated Project; Member of the International Scientific Societies SETAC ( and ESCPB (; Board Member and Cofounder of the International School of Marine Ecology and Ecotoxicology (ISMEE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro , Brazil;; Cofounder of the International Open Mytilus Consortium ( for the “promotion of molecular studies in marine bivalves of ecological and commercial interest”; Expert Reviewer for several international journals in the field of marine ecology, ecotoxicology, molecular biology, and systems biology; and as an Expert Reviewer for the French ANR and CNRS, the Spanish National Research Council, and FWO (Belgium). In the Postdoctoral period, he worked at the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy, from 2001 to 2010. Currently, he is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Sciences and Technological Innovation (DiSAV), University of Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy and visitor professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is interested in systems biology and systems toxicology, biological control and biotechnology.

Biography Updated on 24 August 2016

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