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Belpoggi Fiorella

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Belpoggi Fiorella, PhD, FIATP
Fiorella Belpoggi is the Head of Research at the Ramazzini Institute and Director of the Cesare Mal-toni Cancer Research Centre, where she has worked since 1981. Under her leadership, since 2010 the Ramazzini Institute has also launched and managed a GLP laboratory for in vivo studies on rats and mice, performed for the purpose of registration in accordance with European REACH legislation. Dr. Belpoggi?s research interests include short - and long-term toxicity studies on chemicals and physical agents including food additives, solvents, packaging plastics, pesticides, hormones and prescription drugs, vitamins, fuels constituents and additives, endocrine disruptors, asbestos and its substitutes, herbs, gamma radiation, electromagnetic fields from power lines (ELFEMF), and radio base stations (RFR/MW).
Dr. Belpoggi earned a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1975 focusing on comparative anatomy and physiology; she then completed a three-year postgraduate training at the Institute of Human Pathological Anatomy and Histology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bologna (1976-1981). As a Visiting Scientist she conducted post-doctoral studies on the classification of human lymphomas/leukemias at the Pathology Institute of Kiel, Germany (1980), and on the relation between cervical cancer and papilloma virus in women at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France (1987) .
In 1992 she was nominated as a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini and currently serves as a member of the Executive Council. Dr. Belpoggi has authored more than 100 publications and is an Invited Lecturer of Industrial and Environmental Carcinogenesis at various schools of public health and uni-versities in Italy. She represented the Ramazzini Institute on the Faculty Council of Veterinary Sci-ences at the University of Padova and manages the Institute?s institutional relationship with European agencies and the United States? National Toxicology Program.
Dr. Belpoggi was the 2007 recipient of the Ramazzini Award, conferred each year to scientists deemed by the Collegium Ramazzini to have made outstanding contributions to furthering the aims of Bernardino Ramazzini in safeguarding public health. Dr. Belpoggi has been recognized by several organizations in Italy her work in defense of the environmental and occupational health. She became a Fellow of the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology in 2011. She is also a member of the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP) and of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP). She has been invited as an expert participant to meetings on the evaluation and safety of chemicals at the European Parliament, at the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (DG SANCO) and at the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and as a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization/European Centre for Environment and Health (WHO/ECEH ). She has also served as expert witness for legal cases concerning environmental and occupational diseases, in both Europe and North America.

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