Grants, prizes and awards

  • EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) “Short term fellowship” in 1997 of for a scientific mission at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Navarra, Spain.
  • Prize “Ricerca Pura”of the Società Oftalmologia Italiana (S.O.I.) in 1998, for the work on “ Immunohistochemical study on the manifestation of the family members of the retinoblastoma of the melanoma of the choroid”.
  • Scolarship of the Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (F.I.R.C.), year 2001.
  • XLVIII Edition of the Pizzo Prize, Ars Medica section, year 2002.
  • Prize of the Associazione Italiana Colture Cellulari (AICC) in 2002, for the work on“ Application of the cDNA array technology on a prototype in vitro of neoplastic progression of the melanoma”.
  • Honored with the title of “Academician of Honour” for his scientific activity, from NORMAN ACADEMY (Florida, USA) in 2010.