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Giancarlo Ripabelli

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Giancarlo Ripabelli, PhD

Prof. Giancarlo Ripabelli is Associate Professor of Hygiene at the University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy, contest winner for Full Professor of Hygiene, and formerly Researcher at the Italian National Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di Sanità), Rome, Italy.
He has a post-graduate specialization in Hygiene, a post-graduate diploma in Food Hygiene and Nutrition, and is Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Currently he is Vice-President of Abruzzo-Molise Interregional Section of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Member of the Scientific Committee of the School for Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the University of Molise, and is included in the Expert database of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
He was the Italian Nominated Member of the European Cost Action 920, “Foodborne zoonosis: a co-ordinated foodchain approach”, Working Group 1 – Isolation, identification and typing methods, and University Coordinator of two degree courses at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Molise (the First level degree in Techniques of prevention in the environment and in workplaces, and the Master degree in Sciences of Health professions for prevention).
His main research interest is related to the study of molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases and human pathogens; he was scientific coordinator and/or member of national and international research projects funded by Italian Ministry of University, Italian Ministry of Work Policies; Italian National Research Council, The Conference of Italian University Rectors/British Council; Italian Ministry of Health.
Scientific activities were mostly oriented to the study of food safety, foodborne pathogens prevalence, epidemiology of infectious diseases, analytical methods evaluation and development, application of molecular methods, and bio-molecular characterization.
Research activities were also performed for: the study of emerging and re-emerging pathogens, sero-epidemiology of hepatitis A and E (HAV, HEV); vaccines conservation; attitudes and knowledge of young people on HIV infection; occupational, particularly biological risks; epidemiology of sexually transmitted infectious diseases including Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and application of molecular methods; respiratory diseases prevalence, focusing on the relationship between environment and human health; and transitional application of epidemiological, bio-molecular, ecological, and economic approaches to the study of hospital acquired infections.

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