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Carlo Petrini, Italian research scientist. Head of the Bioethics Unit, Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità. ISS). Member of the National Bioethics Committee. Vice-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the ISS. Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Background

Born on November 6, 1965 in Torino, Italy.

Education

Degree in Biological Sciences, University Turin, Italy, 1988 (110/110 with honour and mention. Prize Sgaravatti).

Post-university specializations: Bioethics.

Cours Universitaires de langue, lettres et civilisation françaises (Université de Paris Sorbonne), 1984 (with honour).

Career

BIOETHICS UNIT

- Since 2004: Head of the Bioethics Unit of the ISS

COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONARY APPOINTMENTS

1) Appointment from the Minister of the Health:

- Since 2011: Member of the Working Group of the Italian National Health Council “Platelet gel from placental blood”

- Since 2007: Member of the Committee on hematopoietic cord blood stem cells (Decree of the Minister of the Health, 20 February 2007)

2) Appointment from the Pontifical Academy for Life:

- Since 2011: Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life

- Since 2010: Member of the Working Group “Cord blood biobanks: ethical, juridical, social and cultural implications”

3) Appointment from the President of the ISS:

- Since 2016: Responsible for the “Ethics” area of the “Website of knowledge” of the ISS

- Since 2014: Representative of the ISS on the Medicines Utilization Monitoring Centre (Italian Medicines Agency)

- Since 2013: Delegate of the President of the ISS on the National Bioethics Committee

- Since 2011: Member of the Panel of Experts of the Italian National Health Council

- Since 2009: Member of the Commission for the Definition of Kidney Allocation Criteria (Italian National Transplant Centre)

- Since 2007: Member of the Ethics Committee of the General Hospital Fatebenefratelli

- Since 2006: Member of the National Commission for the Program of Crossover Kidney Transplant

- Since 2006: Member of the Interdepartmental Commission on Oncology of ISS

- Since 2005 to 2010: Member of the Ethics Committee of the Neurological Institute Casimiro Mondino

- Since 2005: Member of the Working Group on the living donor crossover kidney transplant (Italian National Transplant Centre)

- Since 2004: Member of the Ethics Committee of ISS (since 2014 also Vice-Chair)

- Since 2004: Member of the Ethics Committee of the Mediterranean Institute of Haematology

- Since 2004: Advisor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the disciplinary area: Bioethics

4) Appointment from the President of the Joint Commission National Bioethics Committee - National Committee for Biosecurity, Biotechnologies and Life Sciences (Presidency of the Council of Ministers):

- Expert for the Joint Commission (2009-2010) (Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 17 February 2009)

- Member of the Commission on standardized informed consent for the storage of biological samples in biobanks (2008-2009)

5) Appointment from the President of the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (now: National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)(ENEA):

- Since 2003: Member of the Bioethics Committee of ENEA

6) Appointment from the Director of the Italian National Transplant Centre:

- Since 2009: Member of the Advisory Committee for the authorisation of autologous-dedicated conservation of cord blood (Decree of the Minister of the Health 18 November 2009; Decree of the Minister of the Health 23 November 2012)

- Since 2007: Member of the Permanent Technical Council for Transplant

7) Appointment from the President of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples:

- Since 2011: Member of the Ethics Committee of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

8) Appointment from the Director of the Italian National Blood Center:

- Since 2013: Member of the Working group on hyperimmune blood plasma

9) Other institutionary appointments:

- Since 2017. President of the Ethics Committee of the Project “Mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease” (University of Padua; European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine – EATRIS; ESPERITE)- Since 2016: Member of the “Ad hoc working group on the prohibition of making a financial gain from the human body” of the Council of Europe

- Since 2016: Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Register of the Region Lazio

- Since 2015: Expert of the Animal Welfare Monitoring Committee of the ISS

- Since 2015: Representative of the Ethics Committee of the ISS on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

- Since 2015: Advisor on the Ethics Committee Lazio-2

- Since 2015: Member of the Ethics Committee for Scientific Research of the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA)

- Since 2013: Ethics adviser of the Front Door of the Italian Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure (IATRIS)

- Since 2012: Member of the Working Group “Disposal of Hematopoietic Stem Cells” of the Italian Society of Hemapheresis and Cell Manipulation (SIdEM)

- Since 2012: Member of the Ethics Committee of the Health Agency Rome-C

- Since 2012: Professor at the Master in “Professional responsibility of the physician and of the odontologist”, Justice and Health Association (Associazione Giustizia e Sanità) - Italian Supreme Court of Cassation

- Since 2011: Member of the Working Group on Ethical Issues of Alzheimer Europe

- Since 2011: Member of the Working Group “Proposal of a regulation for research biobanks and of criteria for sample donation” of the Italian Node of “BBMRI: Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure”

- Since 2011: Ethics Advisor of the project “The impact of DEmographic Changes on Infectious DisEases transmission and control in middle/low income countries, DECIDE” (European Research Council and Bocconi University, Dondena Centre)

- Since 2010: Member of the Advisory Board of the project “Italy and its regions”, Institute of the Italian Encyclopaedia Treccani

- 2010: Member of the technical commission of the prize Alesini - Cittadinanzattiva - Amgen “Good practices in the patient-centred care”

- Since 2009: Member of the Advisory Board of “Clinical Trial Magnifier”

- 2009- 2010: Member of the International Advisory Board of the manual “Reviewing clinical trials: A guide for ethics committee” (Clinical Trials Centre, University of Hong Kong; Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Projects Protection Programs, Washington DC)

- Since 2000: Scientific director of courses of the ISS on the ethics of: clinical trials, public health, environmental and health risks

Achievements

  • Author of several hundred publications, most of which in internationally rated scientific journals and several of which have been awarded prizes. A full list of publications is available at: www.carlopetrini.eu (section: Publications)