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  • Born in Bologna 16.08.1942
  • M.D. degree 1966, University of Bologna
  • Postgraduate degree in Hematology, 1969, University of Modena
  • Research fellow, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, 1970
  • Fellow, resident and senior resident at the Institute of Hematology "L. and A. Seràgnoli", S. Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, 1971-1980
  • Professor of Cancer Chemotherapy, University of Chieti, 1980
  • Professor of Hematology, University of Trieste, 1981-1986
  • Professor of Hematology, University of Udine, from 1987 to 2000
  • "Head, Division of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Udine University Hospital, from 1989 to 2000
  • Professor of Hematology, University of Bologna, from 2000
  • Head, Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology "L. and A. Seràgnoli", S.Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, from 2000 to 2007, and Department of Hematology and Oncology "L. and A. Seràgnoli" from 2008 .
  • President, Italian Society of Experimental Hematology, 1994-1995
  • President, Italian Society of Hematology, 2002-2003
  • Chairman, GIMEMA CML Working Party (formerly Italian Coop. Study Group on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), from 1989
  • Member, Working Package 4 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, European LeukemiaNet
  • Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna, from 2001 to 2007
  • Clinical interest: chronic myeloid leukemia, acute leukemia, chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation
  • Research interest: cell kinetics, stem cells, multidrug resistance, molecular pathogenesis of leukemia