Born in Rome (Italy) in 1966, he is a member of the Italian Order of professional journalists since 1994.
He is partner and director of the Agency Zoe of scientific and medical information based in Milan – working for several media, mostly on medicine and health, but also about science journalism, the Internet and electronic publishing.
He is the President of the professional association Science Writers in Italy (SWIM), created in 2009 to promote the diffusion of accurate information about science and technology through all media. Science Writers in Italy wishes to become a reference for all professionals interested in promoting cooperation and debate within the professional community and with the scientific community – nationally and internationally – and in supporting multidisciplinary research on all aspects of science and science writing. [ … FOLLOWS]
She started writing about health-related issues while attending Medical School and doing research at the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of the Niguarda Hospital in Milan, where she still contributes to the research undercourse
Her studies on the cognitive effects of the inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase in Alzheimer’s disease and of antiretroviral drugs in HIV-positive patients, and the analysis of cognitive competence in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy candidates for stereotactic surgery lead to publications on scholarly journals such as Brain, Epilepsia and Neuropsychologia.
She worked as junor editor in magazines aimed at the medical profession and at the general audience for the Milan-based Agency Zadig, contributing articles to several media such as L’Espresso, Panorama, il Corriere della Sera, il Corriere Salute, Il Sole 24 Ore Sanità, Le Scienze and Mente e Cervello.
In 1999 she was hired as chief editor (caporedattore) in satellite television thematic channel devoted to science and health called Salute & Benessere Network(belonging to the Sole 24 Ore Group).
Since 2002 she is scientific director of the Agency Zoe of Scientific and medical information, that she contributed to launch. [… FOLLOWS]