Emanuela Corsini

University of Milan, Italy
Lecture Title: 
"Drug-induced hypersensitivity: opportunities to expand non-animal model for the identification of sensitization to drugs"

Emanuela Corsini has a PhD in Food and Environmental Toxicology and is Full Professor of Toxicology at the University of Milan. As such, she is tenure of courses in the field of Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmacy, she is also board member of the PhD course in Environmental Sciences. Along with her academic activity, she has successfully supervised >60 undergraduate students and several PhD students. She is active in numerous scientific and professional organizations related to toxicology, and she serves on several editorial boards of toxicology journals. From 2013 she is member of the EUROTOX Executive Committee; 2019 President of Immunotoxicology Specialty Section at SOT, 2017-2019 member of the Award Committee at SOT, from 2019 she serves as Secretary General of IUTOX. Regarding the research activity, this has developed over 30 years, along two main lines, always referable to the study of the pharmacology and toxicology of the immune system. The research moved in the context of immunotoxicology and immunopharmacology with the study of substances with allergenic / irritating action for the skin and immunotoxic substances such as pesticides, endocrine disruptors and nanoparticles. In general, the overall research has been developed in the framework of national and international projects and resulted more of 180 scientific papers published in peer-review journals and several book chapters.