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The research team

- Fondazione Valsè Pantellini

The research team is composed of the following people:

Pantellini Foundation:

Dr. Guido Paoli graduated in Physics at the University of Florence and obtained his title of Research Doctor (Ph.D.) in Pathophysiology of Pain during his tenure at the Careggi Hospital in Florence. Under the direction of Prof. Maria Rosa Voegelin, he was responsible for analyzing sensory systems of pain. He has been a member of the Italian Physical Society (SIF). Halfway 1990s he started to work together with Dr. Gianfrancesco Valsè Pantellini on the action mechanism of potassium ascorbate in degenerative diseases. He has served as Scientific Director of the Valsè Pantellini Foundation since 2000 and Vice-President since 2004.

Dr. Andrea Bolognesi graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Florence, specialized in Psychiatry at the University of Pisa and graduated in Philosophy at the University of Florence. Serving as a Homeopath, he attended various advanced courses and seminars on Homeopathic Immunopathology (following the unicist approach). He has acquired considerable competences and skills in Ayurvedic Medicine, Phytotherapy (Herbal medicine) and Natural alimentation over the years. He has been serving as Medical Consultant for the Pantellini Foundation since October 2003.

The Pantellini Foundation has furthermore been collaborating with various universities, research institutes and independent professionals and researchers. In this regard we would like to especially mention and thank the following:


From the University of Parma, Institute of Physics, Public Health department:

Dr. Simonetta Croci graduated in Physics at the University of Parma, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Monaco and obtained her Specialization Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma) in Medical Physics at the University of Bologna. She received the Italian ENEA Award for her research in Medical Physics at the University of Parma, where she has served as a proven researcher. Since January 2008 she has been member of the Presidential Council of the Italian Physical Society (SIF). She mainly focuses on oxidative stress on the hemoglobin, the dynamics of globular proteins and studies on ascorbate, potassium and ribose.

Dr. Luca Bruni graduated in Biological Sciences and received his Master in Molecular Pathology and Oncological Biotechnology from the University of Ferrara. He has been working together with the Pantellini Foundation since July 2008 thanks to a research project between the Foundation and the Italian National Institute for Biostructures and Biosystems (INBB Consortium). He has been doing his Ph.D. in Biotechnology at the University of Parma since January 2011.

Prof. Ida Ortalli was Director of the Institute of Physical Sciences first. Later, she held a Director position at the Public Health Department and served as Chair of Physics at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, all at the University of Parma. She has been a member of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) and was elected in the Council of Presidency itself for 12 years. She takes part in Commissions and Committees on both national level and NATO level for the allocation of funds and for the evaluation of research projects.


University of Siena, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine:

Dr. Cecilia Anichini graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Siena and specialized in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics. She has been a Professor in metabolic child diseases, recombinant technologies, rare diseases and genetic disorders. She is a member of the World Academy of Biomedical Technology (WABT). She is lecturer and member of the scientific secretariat of the Tuscan Birth Defects Register, the European Register (Eurocat) and the worldwide register of International Birth Defects. She is also member of the Italian Society of Medical Genetics. She leads a highly specialized section (work group) in Clinical Genetics in Pediatrics at the University of Siena.


Some independent researchers that collaborate with us:

Prof. Paolo Manzelli graduated in Chemistry and has served as Professor of Physical Chemistry, department of Chemistry at the University of Florence. He founded the Education Research Laboratory (LRE) in 1985 in order to innovate education and has been Director ever since; on the basis of neurological and biochemical studies on the functioning of the brain, the Laboratory wants to identify possibilities in the development of creativity and cognitive innovation in both science and arts. He has disseminated LRE’s ideas and innovative research in collaboration with the International Telematics Association ‘Ego-creanet’, of which he has been the President.

Dr. Giulia Milesi veterinarian, graduated in Perugia in 1990. She followed specialization courses in Obstetrics, Gyneacology and Reproduction Medicine of Small Animals in Bristol and at the Royal College of London, UK. She acquired considerable skills in using ultrasound techniques following Dr. Frances Barr’s activities. She attended courses and worked in the field of Equine (horse) Reproduction in the past. She graduated in Veterinary Homeopathy and is currently working as a freelancer in the sector of small animals.