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Via della Rocca 33, 10123 Torino
Married with three children
Mondovì, 8th February 1958
Acting General Director “Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte”, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta
Medical Director “Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale” del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta
Previous positions
In charge of SC Neuroscience
In charge of SC Epidemiology and Epidemiology Observatory
Training courses
Financial Reports of Public Bodies – Reading and understanding
Scuola di Direzione Aziendale dell’Università Bocconi (Bocconi School of Management)
Milano - 2014
Master in Management Training for Healthcare Centre Directors with merit
Scuola di Direzione in Sanità della Regione Lombardia, Milano - 2011
Diplomate (Food Safety subspecialty)
European College of Veterinary Public Health – 2006
Specialization in Inspection of Food of Animal origin summa cum laude
University of Turin - 1997
Ph.D. in Comparative Veterinary Pathology
University of Turin - 1990
Degree in Veterinary Medicine summa cum laude
University of Turin - 1984
Scientific roles
Member of European College of Veterinary Public Health
Member of “Accademia delle Scienze” Turin
Member of Scientific Council of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation
Member of Consiglio Scientifico Agroinnova
Member of the Interdepartmental Centre of Advanced Studies in Neuroscience, Turin
Head of the National Reference Centre for Animal encephalopathy (BSE)
Member of the National Committee for Food Safety
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Higher Health Institute
Vicechair of the Italian Society of Veterinary Diagnostics
Member of the Ministerial Commission for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation for Biotechnologies in Turin
Administrative positions
Member of the Board of Administration of the University of Catania
Member of Piedmontese Consortium against doping and other illicit use of drugs
Member of Consiglio Generale, Compagnia di San Paolo
Auditor at the Order of Veterinarians in Turin
Tecnovisionaria Award (Associazione Donne e Tecnologie: Women & Technology Association) 2013
Verde Ambiente Award (VAS Onlus) 2013
Bogianen Award (Camera di Commercio di Torino: Turin Chamber of Commerce) 2011
AIDDA Award (Associazione Imprenditrici e Donne Dirigenti D'Azienda: Association of Women Entrepreneurs
and Business Leaders) 2005
Teaching activities
Scuola di Specializzazione di Sanità Pubblica Veterinaria (Specialization School of Veterinary Public Health) University of Turin
Master’s Degree in Veterinary Public Health - University of Padua
Master in Technology in Food control - University of Genoa
Post-Graduate Course on Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace I.L.O. Turin
Author of more than 140 scientific publications on national and international journals, 60 with I.F.
Author of chapters in the following volumes:
“Non–flavivirus encephalitis” Intech 2011
“Manuale di malattie infettive del cane e del gatto” Scivac 2005
“Food Safety Assurance and Veterinary Public Health” Frans J.M. Smulder 2013
Author of the book “Per non scoprirlo mangiando…la sicurezza alimentare nel nostro Paese” Instar libri 2013
Discovery of new BSE (BASE) variant in 2004 reported by New York Times
Organised the International Conference Prion Turin 2006 with over 1,000 participants from around the world
and in the presence of two Nobel prize winners.
In 2013 Il Sole 24 ore placed her in the top 10 women scientists who uphold the honour of Italy
Torino, 20/10/2014
Maria Caramelli

curriculum vitae - Compagnia di San Paolo