Director of CIRSDNNOB-Nanoworld Institute
President of the Fondazione Elba-Nicolini
Claudio Nicolini was born in Udine, Italy. He received the doctoral degree in physics from the University of Padua, in 1967. After serving as Adjunct Professor at the University of Bari, he moved for 17 years to the United States , of which he became citizen since 1974, and was originally at Brown University, MIT, and BNL. He then moved to Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, where after a period of intensive training and research in pathology he became Associate Professor of Pathology and then Professor and Chairman of the Biophysics in 1976. In 1985, he was called as “eminent scientist” to the tenure Chair of Biophysics of the University of Genoa, in Italy until 2012 , where he was successively Director of the Biophysics Institute, the Department of Biophiscal M&O Sciences and Technologies and of the CIRSDNNOBNanoworldInstitute (www.ibf.unige.it). From 1993 until now is Life President of the Fondazione Electronics Biotechnology Advanced-Nicolini (www.fondazioneelba-nicolini.org). and from 2004 until now of the Fondazione Piantoni. Has been elected for life as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (http://www.ras.ru/win/db/show_per.asp?P=.id-60571.ln-ru) since 2008 and as Honoris Causa Professor of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology at Moscow State University since 25th January 2010. From 1 November 2010 until October 31 2012 has been Visiting Research Professor at Biodesign Institute Arizona State University (USA) , Visiting Scientist at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble and at New England Biolab in Ipswick , Visiting Research Professor at Curie Paris University. He was Chief Editor of Cell Biophysics (USA) , Science and Technology Advisor to Italian Prime Minister Craxi, Member of the National Science and Technology Council upon Parliament election, Scientific Director Industrial Consortium CIREF, Founder and CTS President Technobiochip; President Polo National Bioelectronics , President Scientific Technological Park of Elba Island. Presently is Life President of the Nanoworld Institute and of the Fondazione EL.B.A.(ELectronics Biotechnology Advanced) Nicolini having headquarters in Bergamo and many laboratories worldwide, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Honoris Causa Professor at Moscow State University. Still now among the 100 Top Italian Scientists in all disciplines and times worldwide (H index>30). He received several awards and prizes and has authored more than 500 publications in international scientific journals (SCI), 38 patents (WPI) , 29 books and Series Editor in Bioelectronics (Plenum) and Nanobiotechnology (Pan Stanford). His main scientific activities concerned cancer research, biophysics and nanotechnology, pioneering world-wide chromatin structure-function, molecular bioelectronics and nanobiotechnology.