Andrea Ballini

Andrea Ballini | Editor

Affilation: University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Clinical and Research Investigator (Doctor of Dental Surgery) at Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, School of Medicine - University of Bari ALDO MORO. Master of Science (M.Sc) in Orthognathodontics (University of Foggia, Italy) and Sexuality Medicine (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Post Graduate in Epidemiological Methodology, Bioethics, and Culture and Quality Management (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Laboratory Head at Department of Dental Sciences and Surgery. Scientific research activity in Dentistry, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Dermatology, Immunology, Microbiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery, Biotechnology, Occupational Medicine, Biochemistry and Dental Hygiene. Actually the research lines are focused on: stem cells from oral and extra-oral tissues, regenerative therapies in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, biomimetic scaffolds, genetic disorders with and without oral and maxillofacial features, genetics of periodontal disease and its correlation with systemic diseases, genotoxicity, cytogenetic, biochemistry implant dentistry, orthodontics, and Laser Technology and Therapy. Author of scientific papers on National and International Journals with Impact factor. Invited reviewer, Lead Guest Editor,  Past-Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member in International Journals. In 2015 Principal Investigator (PI) in the INNBIORESTM  RESEARCH INCENTIVE AWARD, founded from “Innovative-Biological-Research”. Participant in European Research Projects Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)- FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP “LUSTRE”- Ultra-fast Laser Surfacing of Teeth for Resistance to Erosion. (grant from 2014-01-01 to 2017-12-31- submission phase- Project reference: 324538). Participant in Research Projects of National interest on Stem Cells isolation, differentiation and clinical application, funded by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research (MIUR) (grant 2002 for the biennium 2002-2004, grant 2005 for the biennium 2005-2007, grant 2007 for the biennium 2008-2010, grant 2009 for the biennium 2011-2013). Participant in various Research Projects founded from University of Bari ALDO MORO and Local Foundation (Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia). Winner “Sant’Apollonia Award” from ANDI (Italian Dental National Association) in year 2005 for the best clinical and scientific report in Dental Sciences.  Speaker in National and International courses and conferences. Lead Guest Editor for "Stem Cells International" http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sci/si/523172/cfp/ (Published/Hosted by: Hindawi Publishing Corporation).

Research Interest

Research activity:  Stem Cells  from oral and extra-oral tissues,  Regenerative therapies in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, Biomimetic scaffolds, Clinical Dentistry, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Medical Genetics, Laser Therapy, Dermatology, Immunology, Microbiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery, Biotechnology, Occupational Medicine, Biochemistry and Dental Hygiene.