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Belpoggi Fiorella

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Belpoggi Fiorella, PhD, FIATP
Fiorella Belpoggi is the Head of the Research Department at the Ramazzini Institute and Director of the Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Centre, where she has worked since 1981. From 2010 to 2012 she was also Director of the European Experimental Laboratory, where GLP in vivo re-searches on rats and mice are performed. Her research interests include short and long term toxicity studies on chemicals and physical agents: food additives, solvents, packaging plastics, pesticides, hormones and prescription drugs, vitamins, fuels constituents and additives, endo-crine disruptors, asbestos and its substitutes, herbs, gamma radiation, electromagnetic fields from power lines and radio base stations.
Dr. Belpoggi holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Bologna in 1975; she completed a three-year postgraduate training at the Institute of Human Pathological Anatomy and Histology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna (1976-1981). As a Visiting Scientist she also completed post-doctoral studies on the classification of human lympho-mas/leukemias at the Pathology Institute of Kiel, Germany (1980); and on the relation between cervical cancer and papilloma virus in women at the International Agency for Research on Can-cer in Lyon, France (1987). In 1992 she was nominated as a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini and currently serves as a member of the Executive Council. Dr. Belpoggi has authored more than 100 publications and is an Invited Lecturer of Industrial and Environmental Carcinogenesis at different Public Health Schools and Universities in Italy. She represents the Ramazzini Institute on the Faculty Council of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Padua and manages the Institute?s institutional relationship with European Agencies and the U.S. National Toxicology Program. Dr. Belpoggi was the 2007 recipient of the Ramazzini Award, conferred each year by the Mayor of Carpi, Italy, to scientists deemed by the Collegium Ramazzini to have made out-standing contributions to furthering the aims of Bernardino Ramazzini in safeguarding public health. Dr. Belpoggi was selected for different honours in Italy in recognition for her work in de-fence of the environmental and occupational health. She is Fellow of the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology from 2011 and she was member of the Accreditation Committee of this Academy. She is member of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP) and of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP). She was invited as expert to meetings on the evaluation and safety of chemicals at the European Parliament in Brussels, at the EU DG Sanco in Brussels, at the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) in Parma and as temporary advisor, at WHO in Bonn. Dr. Belpoggi was shortlisted for the EFSA Managing Board 2016 and in the reserve list of suitable candidates for the scientific committee on consumer safety and of the scientific commit-tee on health, environmental and emerging risk for the term 2016-2021. She also served as ex-pert witness in different trials for cases concerning environmental and occupational diseases, both in Italy and the USA.

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