Dr. Malivio was Director of Discovery of Molmed SpA (2002-2005), founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Genera SpA (1999-2002), and co-Director of the San Raffaele-Telethon Institute of Gene Therapy in Milan, Italy (1995 to 2002). Member of the European Molecular Biology Association (EMBO), Chairman of the Educational Committee of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT), and member of the Editorial Board of many international journals in the fields of genetics, molecular biology and gene therapy. He graduated in Biology at the University of Rome in 1976, obtained a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics at the School of Medicine of the same University in 1979, and trained as a visiting scientist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (PA, USA) from 1985 to 1989. An expert and a pioneer in the fields of gene therapy and stem cell research, and published over 140 articles in major international journals. He is also Professor of Molecular Biology at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy).