Professor CRISTINA LIMATOLA
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
From Europe to us: how the rules of the European Committee on animal wellness in scientific research are implemented in Italy
Thursday, January 20th 2021 - 3:00 pm (CET)
Topic of the Seminar
In each European country, animal experimentation is regulated by the national implementation of Directive 63/2010/EU whose object is the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, namely the protection of their welfare, the procedures of replacement, reduction and refinement (Principle of the 3Rs), the limitation of pain, suffering, distress, temporary or prolonged damage by means of good veterinary and breeding practices and the proper application of anesthesia and analgesia. The series of webinars by CIVIS neuroscientists will discuss the extent to which the European directive is differently implemented across European countries of the CIVIS Consortium, towards an ideal harmonization of the view and daily practice. This is the first seminar of the series. Prof. Cristina Limatola will illustrate how the rules of European Committee on animal wellness in scientific research are implemented in Italy.
This seminar is part of the series of CIVIS seminars: From Europe to us: how the rules of European Committee on animal wellness in scientific research are implemented in the CIVIS network of universities. Eight seminars are planned. Speakers will belong to eight CIVIS universities based on eight different European countries.
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Professor Cristina Limatola is currently Full Professor in Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology “Vittorio Erspamer”, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Rome Sapienza.
She holds a Degree in Biological Sciences (1989), PhD in Biotechnology (1993), Researcher in Human Physiology (1998); Associate Professor in Human Physiology (2004); Full Professor in Physiology (2007).
Main scientific interest and results
1) Neuroprotective and neuromodulatory activity of the transmembrane chemokines CX3CL1 and CXCL16: in vivo and in vitro studies of the role of glial cells and adenosine (Cipriani et al., J Neurosci 2011; Rosito et al., J Neurosci 2012).
2) Functional modulation of GABAergic receptors in epileptic tissues and role of adenosine receptors (Roseti et al., PNAS 2008; Conti et al., Epilepsia 2011; ). 3) Functional characterization of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-associated mutations identified in ALS patients (Sabatelli et al., Human Mol Gen 2009; Di Angelantonio et al., J Physiol 2011).
4) Role of calcium-dependent potassium channels in the migration of human glioma cells in in vivo and in vitro models (Sciaccaluga et al., Am J Physiol 2010).
Teaching and organizational activities at the Sapienza University of Rome
Prorector in “Sport and Wellness”
Lecturer coordinator of the Course in "Human Physiology" at the master’s degree in “Medicine and Surgery” of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Lecturer coordinator of the Course in "Advanced Morpho-Functional Sciences and Techniques" at the master’s degree in “Medical biotechnology” of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Director of the Residency School in “Sports Medicine” and coordinator of the aggregate clinical sites of the University of Perugia, Rome S. Andrea, and Rome Tor Vergata.
Coordinator of the Physiology Section of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology “Erspamer.”
Coordinator of the Doctorate School in “Clinical-Experimental Neurosciences and Psychiatry
Deputy National Reference person for the Italian Residency Schools in “Sports Medicine.”
More info on Prof. Limatola's publication records available here.