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Medical educator

Antonio Quirino Toniolo, Italian medical educator.


Toniolo, Antonio Quirino was born on March 13, 1948 in Siena, Italy. Son of Giuseppe Toniolo and Silvia Majorana.


Doctor of Medicine, University Pisa, 1972.


Professor medical microbiology University Sassari, Italy, 1985—1989. Director laboratory clinical microbiology Ospedale di Sassari, 1985—1989. Professor medical microbiology University Pisa, 1990—1991, University Pavia, 1991—1998.

Director laboratory clinical microbiology Ospedale Circolo Fondazione Macchi, Varese, 1994—2000, director clinical pathology department, since 2001. Professor medical microbiology University Insubria Medical School, since 1998. Consultant Institute Pharmaceutical Analysis, Ligornetto, Switzerland, since 2000.

Consultant virologist Ospedale Santa Chiara, Pisa, 1989—1991. Visiting associate National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1978—1981. Lieutenant Italian Army, 1975-1976.


  • Achievements include research in Demonstration that viruses and chemicals may synergize in causing type-1 diabetes. Research in Demonstration that certain cytokines (IL6 and IL8) are produced by human epithelial cells of the mammary and thyroid glands. Their production is lost in transformed (tumoral) cells.

    Research in Demonstration that Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 is capable of infecting mammary epithelial cells that may explain virus transmission through lactation. Research in Demonstration that a DNA-based vaccine may protect against enteroviral infections. Research in Finding of new drug-resistance enzymes in enteric bacteria (Interface Message Processor-12, VIM-4, Transmission Electron Microscopy-134).

    Research in Demonstration that one of the foamy viruses can infect humans. Research in Demonstration that Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 is capable of infecting renal cells this may contribute to renal failure in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected patients. Research in Demonstration that coxsackieviruses can produce diabetes in mice.


Scientific Director Giornale Italiano Microbiologia Medica, Milano, 2001—2003. Member of Italian Society Medical, Dental, and Clinical Microbiology (president since 2001), National Institutes of Health Alumni Association (correspondent), International Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society (correspondent), American Society Microbiology (correspondent), Società Italiana Microbiologia (life), Rotary Club 1999—2000.


Married Amelia Giuditta Tremolanti, September 5, 1977. Children: Giuseppe Sergio, Giovanni Paolo.

Giuseppe Toniolo

Silvia Majorana

Amelia Giuditta Tremolanti

Giuseppe Sergio Toniolo

Giovanni Paolo Toniolo