Silvio Garattini can be described as an Italian oncologist, pharmacologist and researcher, president and founder of the “Mario Negri” Pharmacological Research Institute .
He was born on November 12, 1928 and with regard to education, he graduated as a chemical expert in Bergamo in 1947.
He had his scientific high school diploma later in 1948. He furthered his education and earned a doctorate with honors in medicine and surgery at the University of Turin. He served as an assistant at the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Milan.
He stayed at the University of Milan and worked as a freelance lecturer in chemotherapy and pharmacology till 1962. He founded “Mario Negri” Pharmacological Research Institute in 1962 and between 1965 and 1968, he over the European Organization for Research on Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), of which he was one of the founders; he is a member of the ‘2003 Group’ , a group of Italian researchers held in high regard in global scientific circles.
Over the years, he had held several positions and some consultant to the World Health Organization, Member of the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products ( European Medicines Agency, EMEA), Member of the Executive Committee for Research Policy (CEPR) of the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian League for the Fight against Tumors, Vice President of the Superior Council of Health, President of the Anti-Cancer Chemotherapy Committee of the International Union against Cancer, President of the European Organization for Research on Cancer (EORTC), President of the European Society of Biochemical Pharmacology, President Steering Advisory Group Current Controlled Trials and President of the Research and Development Commission of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA).
Some of his works include Drug Interactions with Alessandro Nobili, Selecta Medica, 2008, Is it good or bad? Health, research and drugs: everything you need to know, Sperling & Kupfer 2013, Opioid analgesics with Oscar Corali, Pacini, 2014, Freshwater, Sironi editore, 2015 ., Long life. What you need to know about health, vaccines, diet and drugs, Sperling & Kupfer, 2017, Safe drugs. Experimentation as a cure, with Vittorio Bertelè, Edra, 2018, and Vaccinations explained well, LSWR Editions, 2018.
Others are gentle warriors. My life, my battles, with Roberta Villa, Solferino, 2019, Antibiotics explained well, LSWR Editions, 2020, The future of our health. The National Health Service that we must dream of, San Paolo editions, 2021, and Prevention is revolution. To live better and longer, Il Mulino Publishing Company, 2023.
Silvio Garattini First Wife
The first wife of Silvio Garattini is believed to be one Nella .