Professor Claudio Franceschi
Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ageing Research Reviews, Professor Emeritus at University of Bologna and IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences, Bologna, Italy, Director, Laboratory of System Medicine for Healthy Ageing, Institute of Information Technologies, Mathematics, Mechanics, Lobachevsky University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Professor Franceschi is the former Director of the Italian National Research Center for Aging. He is also the founding Director of the Luigi Galvani Center for Integrated Studies of Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biocomplexity at the University of Bologna. He was the first to uncover inflammaging/immunosenescence, an aging-associated chronic inflammation condition. His work on the mechanisms of aging has been cited nearly 70,000 times.