in Bergamo (Italy) on 12th Nov 1928. Diploma in Chemistry. Degree in
Medicine. Lecturer in Chemotherapy and Pharmacology. Assistant then
Deputy Professor at the Milan University
Institute of Pharmacology until 1962.
Founder in 1963 and director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological
Garattini's publications in Italian and in English in international
scientific journals, and texts on pharmacology, run into the hundreds.
Founder of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of
In the last ten years professor Garattini has been chairman of the
UICC Committee on Antitumoral Chemotherapy, the European Organisation
for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the European Society
of Biochemical Pharmacology. He served as a member of the Italian National
Research Council (CNR) Committee on Biology and Medicine, the National
Health Council, the Committee for Italian Research Policy, set up by
the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Commissione Unica del
Farmaco (CUF), and is a consultant to the World Health Organisation.
He is currently a member of the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal
Products (CPMP) of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal
Products (EMEA), Member of the CEPR (Committee of Experts of Research
Policy) at the Ministry for the University and Scientific and Technological
Research, President of the Angelo and Angela Valenti Foundation, President
of the "Via di Natale" Foundation, President of the V Section
of the Consiglio Superiore della Sanità. Member of the Board
of Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome. Member Scientific Committee
of the Lega Italiana per la Lotta Contro i Tumori (2000-2005). President,
Steering Advisory Group Current Controlled Trials.
Silvio Garattini is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Honorary Fellow
of the Royal College of Physicians (Pharmaceutical Medicine), London,
and a member of numerous other Italian and international scientific
societies. He has received many awards for his work, including the
French Legion d'Honneur for scientific merit, and the Commendatore
della Repubblica Italiana, and holds honorary degrees from the universities
of Bialystok in Poland, and Barcelona in Spain. Prize Ippocrate, 2003.
Prize Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, Prize Nuova Spoleto, 2003.
In its 35-plus years, the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological
Research, under Professor Garattini's leadership, has published more
than 8500 scientific papers and about 175 books, on topics ranging
from cancer and its treatment to tumor immunology, neuropsychopharmacology,
and cardiovascular and renal pharmacology. More than 2100 young graduates
and technicians have obtained specialist qualifications at the Institute.
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