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Ilario VIANO: Curriculum Vitae

  • Prof. Ilario Viano, Full professor of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of the Eastern Piedmont in Novara
  • Degree in Biological Sciences in 1973 at the University of Turin, 
  • Specialist in General Pathology 1977 at the  University of Turin. 
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1990 at the University of Ferrara. 
  • 1992-1998 Dean of the II Faculty Medicine and Surgery of University of Turin in Novara. 
  • 1998-2004 Rector of the University of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro” 
  • Director of the Health Sciences Department . The scientific activity has interested some aspects of the antibacterial chemotherapy, experimental antineoplastic chemotherapy.
  • Effects of subinhibitory concentrations of antibacterial drugs and immunomodulating activity of antibiotics. 
  • Evaluation in vitro and in vivo activity of substances both of synthesis, particularly metallo-organic compounds,  and of natural origin, using antimetabolic tests and animal model tumours. 
  • Studies on the modulation of the neoplastic growth, estimating the regulation of the production of intracellular messages and oncogene modulation induced from drugs and natural substances.
  • Studies on the modulation of the telomerase activity induced by antineoplastic drugs. 


  • 2001-2003 National Scientific Coordinator of the research project “Inorganic compounds as selective antineoplastic drugs: molecular targets and biological models” funded by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR). 
  • 2004-2006 National Scientific Coordinator of the research project “Control of tumour proliferation, motility and invasion: pharmacological development of novel metal-based agents” funded by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR). 
  • Member of the Italians Societies of Pharmacology, and Chemotherapy. 
  • Formerly member of European project “COST B16 Reversal of antibiotic resistance”. 
  • President since 2004 to 2010 of the National College of  Academic Pharmacologists. 
  • President since 2007 of the IEC of  “SS.Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo” Hospital in Alessandria
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