Curriculum VItae Antonio Paolo Beltrami

Beltrami Antonio Paolo

Personal information

 

First name(s) / Surname(s) 

Antonio Paolo Beltrami

Address(es)

Via della Coda,16, 33100 Pagnacco (UD)

Telephone(s)

+390432559477

 

 

E-mail

antonio.beltrami [at] uniud.it

 

 

Nationality

Italian

 

 

Place and date of birth

Bologna (Italy), January, 25th 1973

 

 

Gender

Male

 

 

Occupational field

 Scientist (Assistant Professor; 2014: professional qualification to Associate Professor)

 

 

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

2008-now 

Occupation or position held

Assistant Professor

Main activities and responsibilities

Research and Teaching

Name and address of employer

Università degli Studi di Udine,

Since January 2010: Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Biologiche 

2008-2010: Dipartimento Ricerche Mediche e Morfologiche

P.le Kolbe, 4 -33100 Udine

Type of business or sector

Public Research

 

 

Dates

2006-2008 

Occupation or position held

Post-doctorate Fellow

Main activities and responsibilities

Research

Name and address of employer

Università degli Studi di Udine,

Dipartimento Ricerche Mediche e Morfologiche

P.le Kolbe, 4 -33100 Udine

Type of business or sector

Public Research

 

 

Education and training

 

 

 

Dates

2002-2006 

Title of qualification awarded

Residency in Hematology; Final grade: 70/70 with honors

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Laboratory testing in hematology

Research

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Università degli Studi di Udine,

Dipartimento Ricerche Mediche e Morfologiche

P.le Kolbe, 4 -33100 Udine

 

 

Dates

2000-2003

Title of qualification awarded

PhD Student in “Clinical Sciences and Technologies”

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Stem cell biology

Histology

Immunofluorescence

Confocal microscopy

Flow-cytometry

Cell Sorting

Cell Cloning

Retroviral based gene transfer

Cardiovascular physiology

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Università degli Studi di Udine, Dipartimento di Patologia Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica, p.le S. Maria della Misericordia, 33100 Udine;

New York Medical College, Cardiovascular Research Insititute, Vosburgh Pavillion 302 A, Valhalla, NY 10595

 

 

Dates

1991-1999

Title of qualification awarded

Medical Doctor; Final grade: 110/110 with honors

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Human Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Medical Therapy, and Surgical Therapy.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi di Udine, Via Colugna, 50 - 33100 UDINE

 

 

Dates

1989-1991

Title of qualification awarded

Maturità Scientifica

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Italian grammar and literature, Latin grammar and literature, English grammar and literature, History, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Art history.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, viale Ungheria, 33100 Udine

 

 

 

Dates

1986-1989

Title of qualification awarded

Liceo Scientifico (moved to Udine and continued there)

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Italian grammar and literature, Latin grammar and literature, English grammar and literature, History, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Art history.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

 

Liceo Scientifico G. Galilei, viale Ungheria, 33100 Udine, Via Brecce Bianche, 72 - 60131 Ancona

 

Fellowships and awards

 

Date

2004

Award

National Innovation Prize received from a federation of Italian Universities as a co-founder of a Spin-off of the University of Udine named “Tissue and Organ Replacement”- T.O.R.

Date

2004

Award

StartCup Award received from the University of Udine and “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Udine e Pordenone” (Italy) as a co-founder of a Spin-off of the University of Udine named “Tissue and Organ Replacement”- T.O.R.

Date

2000-2003

Award

Research Scholarship, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla (NY), USA

Dates

2006-2008 

Award

Post-doctoral fellowship, Interdepartmental Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Udine, Italy

Date

2014

Award

Professional qualification to Associate Professor in Pathology awarded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR)

Date

2017

Award

Travel Grant from the Italian Society for Cardiovascular Research (SIRC).

 

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

Italian

 

 

 

English

• Reading skills

Excellent

• Writing skills

Excellent

• Verbal skills

Excellent

 

 

 

Spanish

• Reading skills

Good

• Writing skills

Basic

• Verbal skills

Good

Social skills

and competences

                                                                            [ Describe these competences and indicate where they were acquired. ]

 

I developed the ability to interact with other people in a multicultural environment working for three years in a multicultural laboratory (Cardiovascular Research Institute at New York Medical College), performing research as a team.

 

Organisational skills 

and competences

.

I participated in projecting, writing, and managing the following grants;

a. Italian Ministry of the University and Research Project: PRIN 2004 pr.2004061130 (P.I. Carlo Alberto Beltrami); 2004-2006. Title: “Study on the role played by cells and microenvironment in regenerative medicine and cell therapy”.

b. Italian Ministry of the Health: P.R.F. 10/04 (P.I. Carlo Alberto Beltrami); 2004-2006. Title: “Identification, characterization, in vitro growth and therapeutical utilization of human multipotent mesenchymal cells”

c. Italian Association for the Cancer Research (AIRC): Regional Grant 2005 pr.1023 (P.I. Antonio Amoroso); 2005-2007. Title: “New approaches for studying genetics, early molecular diagnosis and prognostic factors relevant for HCC”

d. Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Grant: Art.11 L.R. 11/2003 (P.I. Carlo Alberto Beltrami); 2006-2008. Title: “Stem cell characterization and utilization, through tissue engineering technologies, in human therapy.”

e. Italian Ministry of the University and Research Project: PRIN 2006 pr. 2006060854 (P.I. Carlo Alberto Beltrami); 2006-2008. Title:“Cellule staminali mesenchimali (MSC) e cellule staminali mesenchimali pluripotenti dell'adulto (PMSC): biologia, immunomodulazione dei trapianti e ingegneria tissutale”.

f. Department of Health, Regione FVG: “Therapeutic use of Multipotent Adult Stem Cells” 2008-2009

g. Italian Ministry of the Health: “Giovani Ricercatori”. Impiego di cellule staminali multipotenti dell’adulto da tessuto adipose per la rigenerazione cardiovascolare. GR-2007-683407 (P.I. Daniela Cesselli). 2008-2011.

h. Collaborator of the ERC advanced grant “MOlecular NAnotechnology for LIfe Science Applications: QUantitative Interactomics for Diagnostics, PROteomics and QUantitative Oncology”. P.I. Prof. Scoles.

i. Project Partner of a project financed by the Italian Ministry of the University and Research: FIRB accordi di programma 2011 pr. RBAP11ETKA_007 “Nanotechnological approaches for tumor theragnostic”. Coordinator: Maurizio Prato.

j. Project Partner of a cross-border cooperation program Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013 funded by the European Regional Development fund and national funds. Project title: “The cross-border proteins centre for cancer, diagnostic and research”. Acronym: PROTEO.

k. Project Partner of a cross-border cooperation program Italy-Slovenia 2007-2013 funded by the European Regional Development fund and national funds. Project title: “Identificazione di nuovi marcatori di cellule staminali tumorali a scopo diagnostico e terapeutico”. Acronym: GLIOMA.

l. Project Partner of a cross-border cooperation program Italy-Austria 2014-2020 funded by the European Regional Development fund and national funds. Project acronym: “EXOTHERA”.

m. Coordinator of a Research Unit of a project financed by CARIPLO foundation. Project title “BPIFB4 isoforms: possible genetic risk factor and therapeutic tool for human frailty”.

n. Project Partner of a cross-border cooperation program Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 funded by the European Regional Development fund and national funds. Project acronym: “TRANSGLIOMA”.

 

 

 

 

 

Technical skills and competences

Cardiac histology, histochemistry, and morphometry.

Immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.

Isolation of cardiomyocytes from rat, dog, and from human hearts.

Isolation and growth of cardiac stem cells from mouse, rat, dog, and human hearts.

Flow cytometry and flow sorting (FACS).

Cell based assays (e.g. migration, invasion, differentiation, proliferation, viability).

Retroviral-based gene transfer.

Molecular biology analytical techniques for nucleic acids and proteins.

Statistical analysis.

 

 

 

Computer skills and competences

Good abilty both in Windows based and MacOS based environments. Good knowledge of:

·    Office and iWorks software,

·    flow cytometry software (i.e. Summit and FlowJo),

·    statistical software (Prism, JMP, SPSS),

·    image analysis software (ImageJ),

·    image editing (Photoshop)

 

 

Driving licence

Italian type “B” driving licence (for cars and vehicles whose total weight is less than 3.5 tons).

 

 

Teaching activities

 

Supervision of undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows

2004 – 2014                9 Postdocs (Natascha Bergamin, Federica D’Aurizio, Patrizia Marcon, Silvia Rigo, Angela Caragnano, Barbara Toffoletto, Ivana Manini, Emmanouil Athanasakis, and Claudia Veneziano) and 8 PhD students (Silvia Rigo, Giuseppe Gianfranceschi, Elisa Avolio, Elisa Mazzega, Angela Caragnano, Alessandra Poz, Andrea Zanello, and Celeste Cervellin), Department of Medical and Morphological Sciences (until 2009), Department of Medical and Biological Sciences (2009-2016), Department of Medicine (2017-now), University of Udine, Italy.

Master degree courses

2009/2010; 2018  MSc in Stem cells and Regeneration programme of the University of Bristol, UK; taught module “Stem Cells in Cardiac and Skeletal Systems”.

 

2012; 2014-2017 Hematopoietic stem cells and regenerative medicine, University of Parma, Italy.

2017                                                 Stem cells and regenerative medicine, University of Krems, Austria.

Lecturer

2009 – 2011                1) Pathology, 2) Stem cell culture, and 3) Regenerative medicine courses, I and II level Biotechnology degree, University of Udine, Italy; Surgical Pathology, Laboratory technician degree, University of Udine, Italy.

2011 – 2013     Surgical Pathology, Laboratory technician degree, University of Udine, Italy

2011/2012          Stem cells, Excellence School “Scuola Superiore” of the University of Udine.

2012 – 2014     1) Stem cells and regenerative medicine and 2) Molecular Diagnosis modules, I and II level Biotechnology degree, University of Udine, Italy.

2015-2016        1) Stem cells and regenerative medicine and 2) Molecular Diagnosis modules, I and II level Biotechnology degree, University of Udine, Italy. Surgical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine.

2017                1) Disease models, 2) Stem cells and regenerative medicine and 3) Molecular Diagnosis modules, I and II level Biotechnology degrees, University of Udine, Italy. Surgical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine.

2018                1) Disease models, 2) Molecular Diagnosis courses, I and II level Biotechnology modules, University of Udine, Italy. Surgical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

Institutional responsibilities

 

Dates

2008-2016

 

Faculty member, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Italy.

Member of the committee for the didactics of the II degree level of Biotechnology.

Dates

2017-now

 

Faculty member, PhD School in “Food and human health”, University of Udine, Italy.

Dates

2017-now

 

Faculty member, Department of Medicine, University of Udine, Italy.

 

 

Editor and Reviewer activities

 

Academic Editor for Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Academic Editor for PlosONE

Peer-Reviewer of Scientific Reports, Elsevier, PlosONE, and International Journal of Nanomedicine.

Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals: Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, Circulation, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Differentiation, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Cell Biology International, American Journal of Hypertension, Expert Opinion in Biological Therapy, Journal of Nephrology, Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, and Tissue and Cell.

 

Reviewer for grant applications for: Diabetes UK; The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development; New Zealand Heart Foundation; Agence National de la Recherche (ANR), France; Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR); and University of Padua, Italy.

 

Member of the evaluation committee for the Unit INSERM UMR 1087 l’institut du thorax on behalf of the Haute conseil de l’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur (HCERES)

Active collaborations

 

 

1.      Paolo Madeddu, cardiac cell therapy, stem cell biology of the heart, Chair Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, Head of Regenerative Medicine Section, Bristol Heart Institute, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol

 

2.      Annibale Puca, role of BPIFB4 in cardiac stem cell biology and heart failure, Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Odontoiatria "Scuola Medica Salernitana". Università degli Studi di Salerno e I.R.C.C.S. Multimedica, Milano.

 

3.      Nicola Elvassore, mechanotransduction properties of human cardiac stem cells, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Italy

5.      Michele Morgante, next generation sequencing of human stem cells and exosomes, Insitute of Applied Genomics (IGA), University of Udine, Italy

 

6.      Stefano Gustincich, role played by mobile elements and non-coding RNAs in stem cell differentiation, Area of Neurobiology, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy

 

7.      Gianfranco Sinagra, pathophysiology of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathies, Chair Cardiology, University of Trieste, Italy

 

8.      Marco Lazzarino, biophysical characterization of stem cells isolated from gliomas, TASC/CNR, Trieste, Italy

 

9.      Loredana Casalis, characterization of exosmes, and development of nanosensors for the detection of proteins and miRNA in biologic samples, Nanoinnovation Lab, Elettra/Sincrotrone, Trieste

 

10.    Maurizio Pesce, effects of mechanotransduction on cardiac stem cell biology, Tissue engineering unit, Centro Cardiologico Monzino (CCM), Milan, Italy

 

11.    Silvano Piazza and Yari Ciani, bioinformatics analysis of gene expression, Laboratorio Nazionale Consorzio Interateneo Biotecnologie (LNCIB), Trieste, Italy

12.    Marco Meloni, use of Nerve Growth Factor for stem cell mobilization, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

13.    Enrico Ferrari, Atomic force microscopy-based characterization of cells and exosomes, University of Lincoln, UK

14.    Ario De Marco, Application of lama nanobodies in stem cell and cancer research, Centre for biomedical sciences and engineering, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

15.    Tamara Lah, Use of stem cell technologies for the improvement of diagnosis and therapy of glioma, Director of the National Institute of Biology, Lubiana, Slovenia.

 

 

Additional information

 

Participation to Spin-off

2004: Co-founder of “Tissue and Organ Replacement” -T.O.R.- 

Organization of Scientific Meetings

 

2006: Faculty member of the Summer School “Advanced topics in molecular medicine”. Organized with: Consortium for Biomolecular Medicine (CBM) and AREA Science Park (Trieste, Italy) together with Central European Initiative / 20 International Students / Italy

2003-14: Organizer of Biotechnology Seminars, Academic Hospital of Udine and University of Udine, Italy

 

 

Invited speaker

2018: Cardiocentro Lugano

2017: Italian Society for Cardiovascular Research (SIRC) XXI meeting, Imola, Italy.

2017: European Society of Cardiology annual meeting, Barcelona, Spain.

2016: Lugano Stem Cell Meeting, Switzerland.

2016: The Company of Biologists workshop on “Transdifferentiation and Tissue Plasticity in Cardiovascular Rejuvenation”, Whiston House, Steining, West Sussex, UK.

2015: National Congress of the Italian Society of Pharmacology, Naples

2015: Smart meeting anesthesia resuscitation intensive care, Milan, Italy

2013: German-Italian Centre for European Excellence; “Molecular and cellular regulators of cardiovascular homeostasis”, Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, Italy.

2013: National Cardiology Congress ANMCO, Firenze

2013: National Congress Italian Society of Pharmacology, Turin

2013: National Congress Italian Society of Cardiology, Rome

2012: Third Annual Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging Conference: Senescence and Healthspan. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

2012: “Tissue Remodeling in Ageing and Disease - Emerging Insights into a Complex Pathology” Meeting organized by the partners of the EU funded RESOLVE project.

2011: European Society of Cardiology workshop 'Cardiac Regeneration in Search of Cardiac Progenitors. Challenges of cell-based therapy for heart failure'.

2011: Kickoff meeting of the “QUIDPROQUO” ERC Advanced Grant.

2011: Adriatic Society of Pathology, Trieste.

2010: Lugano Stem Cell Meeting, Switzerland

2010: NATIONAL CONGRESS SIAPEC - IAP / Bologna

2009: 22nd EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PATHOLOGY and NATIONAL CONGRESS SIAPEC - IAP / Florence

2009: Cellule staminali e medicina rigenerativa, Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia

2008: National Cardiology Congress ANMCO, Firenze

2008: Italian Society of Physiology National Congress, Cagliari

2007: Società Italiana Trapianti d’Organo, Modena

2007: Adriatic Society of Pathology, Ascoli Piceno

2005: NATIONAL CONGRESS SIAPEC - IAP / Chieti

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