Umberto Volta, University of Bologna, Italy

PRESENT POSITION: Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), University of Bologna, Italy. Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. RESEARCH INTEREST: immunology and clinical aspects of coeliac disease; acute and chronic liver diseases; immunological abnormalities and  cardiovascular involvement in connective tissue diseases; organ specific and non-organ specific autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes mellitus. PUBLICATIONS: Author of 400 publications of which 175 in peer-review journals. MEMBERSHIPS: Member of the Scientific Board of the European Association for the study of Coeliac Disease (ESsCD) and of the Scientific Board  of the Italian Association for Coeliac Disease; member of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology; vice-president of the Ethical Committee of St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, from 2013 to 2018. ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE; REVIEWER FOR MANY PEER-REVIEW JOURNALS