University of Genoa
De Flora, MD, PhD, was assistant Professor (1966), full Professor and chairman (1975), and Professor emeritus (2012) at the School of Medicine of the University of Genoa (Italy), where he was director for 22 years of the Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (1986-1998) and of the Department of Health Sciences (1999-2005 and 2010-2012). Author of 460 full length papers, 308 of which available in PubMed. The overall impact factor is 1500. With almost 14,000 citations, the h-index is 58. He published in collaboration with 140 laboratories in European countries, China, Japan, India, New Zealand and USA. Member of the editorial board of 16 international journals. Principal investigator of a number of research projects, 10 of which awarded by the US NIH. He received several honors, among which the award from the Michigan State University (2002), the Sobels Award (Greece, 2005), and dedication of 10th ICMAA (Brazil, 2010).
His research interest was focused on epidemiology and prevention of viral diseases until 1975. Thereafter he investigated several topics related to genomics, environmental mutagenesis and prevention of cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases, including chemoprevention of cancer and modulation of molecular biomarkers