Professor, Tropical Infectious Diseases
University of Teramo, Italy
Massimo Giangasper is Professor of tropical infectious diseases, post-graduate course, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy. Former professor of microbiology, Iwate University, Japan. With more than 20 years of experience in virology research at national and international levels, Prof Giangaspero’ work includes interest in emerging and potentially zoonotic diseases as investigations on bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDv) in man or association of BVDv with HIV in human patients. Currently, Prof Giangaspero is developing virus genome secondary structure based identification methods applied to pestiviruses and human hepatitis C virus species. Prof Giangaspero’ institutional activities included strengthening of sanitary veterinary institutions in the framework of EU/FAO/WHO technical assistance to food safety and veterinary authorities in Albania, Bangladesh, Croatia Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Syria and Zambia.
Prof Giangaspero is mainly interested in virology. Other research interests include Dengue virus, Development of sterilization methods, Near-infrared spectroscopy, Okinawa Subtropical region.