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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113322
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-03-27 14:34 UTC (andreella.marina@minambiente.it)
Date of publication
2018-03-27 16:58 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Italy
Profile of the Expert
Giovanni Staiano he has achieved a master degree in biological science at University of Napoli "Federico II"  with a thesis on the biotechnology of 'Dunaliella salina'. He has developed skills in the field of plant physiology and plant biochemistry. Since 1999 he works at he Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) where, until 2016, he held the position of GMO's Unit head. During his professional activity he worked on risk assessment and risk management of gmo's plants; he has participated in various working groups developing methodologies on gmo's risks evaluation. He represented Italy, as a delegate, at numerous WPIEI biosafety's meetings and at the COP MOP of the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety.
Personal Information
Coordinates
dr. Giovanni Staiano
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
Rome, Italy
Italy
Phone:+39 065007-4620
Email:giovanni.staiano@isprambiente.it
Url:ISPRA's official website
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Italian
Date of birth
1961
Place of birth
italy
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Acronym
ISPRA
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Department for Environmental Monitoring and Protection and for Biodiversity Conservation
Start date
1999
Main responsibilities
- studies on the environmental effects of the deliberate releases of GM organisms (plant, animal and microorganisms)
- participation in italian experts group involved on the analysis of the environmental effects of GMOs;
- pubblication of scientific papers on the matter;
- participation in working groups on GMOs issue;
- evaluation of european technical documents about  environmental risk assessment and monitoring of GMOs;
- formulation of opinions on the request of authorization to the deliberate release of GMOs
-  deputy head of italian delegation at COP-MOP7 and COP-MOP8 of the Cartagena Protocol;
- expert member at COP MOP5 of the Cartagena Protocol;
- member of the Technical and Scientific Working Group on GMOs of the Italian Ministry of the Environment, focused on consideration of requests for authorization under Part C of Directive 2001/18/EC of applications for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of or produced from GMOs for food and feed under the Regulation (CE) 1829/2003;
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Italy
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Ministry of Environment and for Sea and Land protection
Acronym
MATTM
Start date
1996
Ending date
1999
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Responsible of the activies relating Berna and Bonn Conventions
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
National Agency for cellulose and paper
Start date
1989
Ending date
1995
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Responsible for the meteorological network
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc. in Biological Science
Name of academic institution
University of Napoli "Federico II"
Start date
1986
Ending date
1989
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Biological Science
Name of academic institution
University of Napoli "Federico II"
Start date
1989
Ending date
1993
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Training course on pollution and environment protectio
Name of academic institution
University of Roma "La Sapienza"
Start date
2000
Ending date
2000
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety policy and legal expertise
  • Information and knowledge management expertise
  • Scientific and technical expertise
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
F. Camastra, A.. Ciaramella, V.Giovannelli, M. Lener, V. Rastelli, A. Staiano, G. Staiano, A. Starace. 2013.Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms by a Fuzzy Decision Support System. New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing-ICIAP 2013:428-435
M. Lener, V. Giovannelli, S. Arpaia, F. Baldacchino, A. Benedetti, G. Burgio, L. Canfora, G. Dinelli, B. Manachini, I. Marotti, A. Masetti, C. Sbrana, V. Rastelli, G. Staiano. 2013.Applying an operating model for the environmental risk assessment in Italian Sites of Community Importance (SCI) of the European Commission Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). Bulletin of Insectology 66 (2): 257-267
Giovannelli V., Lener M., Spagnoletti A., Staiano G.: "Environmental Risk Assessment of transgenic organisms: a methodological proposal applied to genetically modified higher plants". International Meeting "Ecological Impact of GMOs", Lleida (Spagna) sessione poster
List of other publications files
Awards and Professional Memberships
Professional memberships
National Order of Biologists
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Technical and Scientific Working Group on GMOs of the Italian Ministry of the Environment: scientific review of applications for deliberate release and placing on the market of GMOs.
Member of the IG GMO of the european EPA/ENCA network: active participation in the work of the group, which in the next period are focused on risk assessment and environmental monitoring of GMOs, New breeding techniques, current and future situations related to regulation.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Italian
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/B
References
References
Mr. Carlo Zaghi
Head of Unit
Unit IV - Assessment and reduction of risks from chemicals and genetically modified organisms
Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection Directorate General for Environmental Assessments and Permits
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 44
Roma, Italy
Italy, 00147
Phone:+39 0657225000
Email:zaghi.carlo@minambiente.it
Url:http://bch.minambiente.it/index.php/en/