StemGen S.p.A is an Italian biotechnology company created in 2006 and engaged in the research and development of innovative oncological therapies, for improving the lives of people with gliomas and glioblastomas. The Company, which was built upon the knowledge and expertise of a world-class research team led by renowned neuroscientist Prof. Angelo Vescovi, is a drug discovery and development company.
Angelo Luigi Vescovi
Chief Scientific Officer
Angelo L. Vescovi, born April 24th 1962 near Bergamo (Italy), M.Sc. in Biology at the University of Milan – Statale in 1987, after his post-doctoral fellowship at the Foothills Hospital Dept. of Pathology in Calgary Canada, becomes Head of the Neuropharmacology Unit at the Istituto Neurologico in Milan. Back to Calgary in 1999, he is designated Vice-director of Neurospheres ltd. Co-director of the Stem Cell Research Institute at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan from 2001 to 2006, he is currently Associate Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Milan-Bicocca in Italy, scientific director of the non-profit Neural Stem Cells Bank in Terni (Italy) and Head of the Nanomedicine&Tissue Engineering Unit at the Ca’ Granda – Niguarda Hospital in Milan.
His major research fields are the cancer stem cells and neural stem cell studies for the therapy of neurodegenerative diseases, ischemias and spinal cord injuries, with a focus on gliomas and glioblastomas, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. He has authored more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers (including Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, some of which averagely cited more than 200 times) and book chapters, with a total h-index of thirty-three.
Due to his expertise in the field and his attention to the bio-ethical aspects of the subject, he was called in as Emeritus Speaker at the National Academy of Science (Accademia dei Lincei) and at the World Economic Forum in 2000, consultant for the National Committee on Stem Cells of the Italian Ministry of Health and of the House of Lords British Committee on Stem Cells, unique expert for the European Commission and member at the Pontifical committee on stem cells of the Vatican State.
Since January 1st 2010 he has become Scientific Director of the Hospital Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza in San Giovanni Rotondo.