in Organic Chemistry for the Department
of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pavia.
Here, as a member of a team, he has been busy for many years with natural
organic compounds, particularly with the extraction, purification an synthesis
of terpenic compounds extracted from mushrooms (Basidiomycetes).
Since 1992 he teaches a course of Chemistry of Natural Organic Compounds.
His recent interests are now in the synthesis of fullerene derivatives and supramolecular
chemistry, in cooperation with the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University
of Padua where he spent several months in 1997 and 1998. He authored or co-authored
about 45 papers and patents.
Besides his official duty, Garlaschelli is since several years interested in
paranormal phenomena, scientific anomalies, pseudoscience and mysteries.
Since 1991 he is fellow of CICAP (Comitato Italiano per il Controllo delle Affermazioni
sul Paranormale, Italian Committee for the Investigations of the Claims
of the Paranormal), where he is in charge of the experimental works.
The results of some of his investigations were printed on international journals
dealing with parapsychology and the paranormal, as well as on chemistry journals.
He is now co-relator of two graduation works at the Department of General Psychology
at the University of Padua: one on the perceptive illusion of the "Spook
Hills", the other on the near-death experiences.
Consistently with the aims of CICAP, he is concerned with the popularization
of science and of the scientific and rational method. He appeared contless
times in national and foreign TV services, and gives very often lectures on these
topics in high schools and Universities - sometimes requested by the Società Chimica
Italiana (Italian Chemical Society).
He writes on a regular basis for CICAP's magazine, Scienza & Paranormale,
and published several articles on other magazines as well.
He keeps now a page, entitled Chimica e misteri (Chemistry and mysteries) on
La Chimica e l'Industria, the magazine of the Società Chimica Italiana
As an amateur magician he gave a few lectures for the local groups of Circolo
Magico Italiano (Italian Magic Club), on "chemical magic" and "fakirs
He authored two books, both for Avverbi Publisher: Processo alla Sindone
(The Shroud on Trial) and I segreti dei fachiri (Secrets of the Fakirs) (with
Massimo Polidoro) and "Investigatori dell'occulto" ( Investigators
of the occult") (with Massimo Polidoro).
Learn More About it:
on CICAP's web site
Per saperne di più:
sito del CICAP