Donne e Scienza, Italy
Flavia Zucco retired on 2009, after being Head of Research at the Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine (CNR) in Rome.
She is a biologist and has worked on in vitro cellular differentiation and toxicology.
In 1994 she got specialized in Bioethics at the University “La Sapienza”, Roma.
She is Honorary Member of the European Society of in Vitro Toxicology (ESTIV).
She coordinated two European projects, in FP5 (Anim.Al.See) and FP6 (Liintop), and has been expert of several national and international organisations in her field of research.
She is author of 80 scientific publications, 107 congress communication and editor of congress proceedings and books. She has organised courses and congresses at national and international levels, and has given invited presentations in Belgium, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy and India.
She has been active in the field of Women and Science since 1988. In 1998 she was appointed in the CNR (Italian National Council of Research) Commission for women scientists promotion. She has been the President of the “Donne e Scienza” (Women and Science) Association in Italy. She has also been one of the founding members of EPWS and was on EPWS Board of Administration from 2004 until 2008.
In that field too she has published several papers, organized meetings and conferences.