PhD in biochemistry, research scientist and teacher at the Universities of Trieste (Italy) and Helsinki (Finland) specialized in NMR applied to bio- and medical sciences and to drug discovery. Later Head of Cardiovascular Drug Discovery at Orion Pharma. Published >130 full papers in peer reviewed journals (h-index=52, g-index=88) and >100 other contributions (among which ten patents). Fellow of the ESC (FESC) and of the Heart Failure Association (FHFA). Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Knight of the Star of Italy (2006) and of the Lion of Finland (2011) for scientific merits.