CBC course – Faculty

Graziano Fiorito

Course Organizer and CBC Program Director

Association for Cephalopod Research ‘CephRes’
Senior Scientist, Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Italy

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David Anderson

Past President of LASA, Vice-President of IAT, and Trustee for Guide Dogs; veterinary advisor for Pentlands Management Systems
Technical Advisor to the European Commission for the implementation of the European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

United Kingdom

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David Anderson BVMS MVM MRCVS
David Anderson is a Vice-President of IAT, immediate Past President of LASA and a current member of LAVA Council.
He is a veterinary surgeon with over thirty years experience in practice, academia and government service. He worked initially in a University teaching environment where he developed an interest and expertise in veterinary reproduction, and was Named Veterinary Surgeon under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act.
Until 2010, he worked in the UK Home Office in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate and advised on the care and use of animals in scientific procedures, and was involved in the development of improved practices in welfare, accommodation and care of animals used in scientific procedures in UK and Europe.
Since 2011, he has been working as a veterinary advisor for Pentlands Management Systems, where his main role is to provide technical support to the European Commission during the transposition of the new European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
In his “spare” time, he continues to enjoy curling and golf.

Paul Andrews

Emeritus Professor of Comparative Physiology St George’s University of London
Research Associate, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Association for Cephalopod Research ‘CephRes’

United Kingdom

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Chiara Balestrieri

Research Fellow, Association for Cephalopod Research ‘CephRes’

Italy

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Chiara Balestrieri
I got my PhD in micropaleontology and paleoceanography at the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. I have a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Natural Sciences (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy).
I started working as a research assistant in a marine science biology lab at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, in Brest (France), with interest on the influence of increasing atmospheric CO2 on phytoplankton production and metabolism.
My whole academic education is based on my passion for marine sciences, with a special attention to marine organisms. I also accumulated a lot of experience in scientific communication, by working as a scientific explainer at Pleaidi science farmer, from exhibits to tours delivering knowledge on biological and natural sciences.
I am currently Research Fellow and Personal Assistant to the President and Board of Directors at the Association of Cephalopod Research ‘CephRes’ (Naples, Italy), a no-profit organization. Among other projects, I am staff as a leading role in the Training & Education program of CephRes.

Viola Galligioni 

Chief Technical Officer, Comparative Medicine Unit, Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

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Giovanna Ponte

Director of Operations, Association for Cephalopod Research ‘CephRes’
Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Italy

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Jan-Bas Prins

Director of the Biological Research Facility and deputy Establishment Licence Holder at The Francis Crick Institute

United Kingdom

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Jan-Bas Prins is the Director of the Biological Research Facility and deputy Establishment Licence Holder at The Francis Crick Institute since October 2018.
He did his PhD in Laboratory Animal Science with Professor Van Zutphen at the University of Utrecht. After post-doctoral projects at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, he became the head of the pre-clinical division of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Erasmus Medical Centre.
In 2002, he moved on taking the position of Director of the Central Animal Facility of the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

He is Professor of Laboratory Animal Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands and Honorary Professor of University College London.
He is a member of the Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
Jan-Bas Prins is Chairman of Laboratory Animals Ltd, Vice-chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Guido Bernardini on Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science, Vice-President of the Institute of Animal Technology, Animal Welfare Officer and scientific advisor on animal welfare of Infrafrontier (IF2020), a past-President of FELASA, member of the External council for Comparative Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and an AAALAC ad hoc specialist.

Adrian Smith

Secretary, Norecopa: Norway’s national consensus-platform for the 3Rs

Norway

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Patri Vergara

Professor in Physiology at the School of Veterinary Science, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
President of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). Coordinator of the ICLAS Network for Promoting Animal Quality in Research

Spain

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Professor Patri Vergara, DVM, PhD, DipECLAM

Professor in Physiology at the School of Veterinary Science, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain.

Person responsible for the education and training of personnel who use animals for scientific purposes. Course co-ordinator for: FELASA Accredited course for scientists, functions a, b, c, d; UAB-ECLAM training program; Master Course in Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare (FELASA accredited as Specialist programme) and Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine (VetCEE approved).

FELASA 40 Years Anniversary EducationalAward.

President of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). Coordinator of the ICLAS Network for Promoting Animal Quality in Research.

Former Chair of the FELASA Accreditation Board for Training and Education in Laboratory Animal Science.

Member of the European Platform for Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science (ETPLAS).

Charter Diplomate of the European College for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM).

Responsible for a research group on digestive diseases since 1999. Interests in research: neurogastroenterology, mast cells, microbiota, IBD, IBS.

Responsible for SIAL/UAB (Integrative services for laboratory animals at the UAB) which supports basic research projects using animal models, carries out preclinical studies and acts as the distribution centre for ICLAS Laboratory Animal Quality Network programs.

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Fernando Angel Fernandez-Alvarez

Institut de Ciencies del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona

Spain

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Fernando Á. Fernández-Álvarez developed his PhD Thesis on several poorly-understood onto-phylogenetic aspects of the natural history of flying squids, such as the sperm transmission between sexes, the morphology of paralarvae, the first diet of early paralarvae and their cryptic biodiversity. Among other studies, he studied live embryos and paralarvae of several species of cephalopods obtained by in vitro fertilization or naturally spawned, both in the wild or in aquaria.

Marta Solé Carbonell

Laboratori d’Aplicacions Bioacústiques (LAB), Centre Tecnològic de Vilanova i la Geltrú, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Barcelona

Spain

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Dr. Marta Solé
Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) of the Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech. She worked in the industrial hatchery production of cephalopods in private companies (ECOMAR S.L.) and monitoring the impact of the traditional fishing and trawling in cephalopod stocks (Institute of Marine Science (ICM) – CSIC. At LAB, she studies the effects of artificial sound sources and noise pollution on invertebrates (Cephalopods, Molluscs, Gastropods, Cnidarians, Crustaceans) and fish through Electronic Microscopy and Proteomic techniques.

Roger Villanueva

Institut de Ciencies del Mar (CSIC), Barcelona

Spain

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Roger Villanueva is a scientist who works at the Institut de Ciencies del Mar (CSIC), has more than 25 years of experience working with cephalopod biology, including cultivation techniques and particularly on early development stages such as embryos and paralarvae