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Place of work: Sapienza University,Rome,Italy
Field of study: Babesia, Dirofilaria
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Medical Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sapienza University , Rome ,Italy.

Academic education:

-PhD. : 2005 Public Health Sciences/ University of Rome Sapienza, Medicine Faculty,Rome, Italy.

-MSc. : Biotechnologic Science.

-BSc.: Biological Science.

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Working on laboratory research and diagnosis of Parasitology within the Department of Public Health Science, University of Rome Sapienza.

Work experiences:

1- Microscopical diagnosis of ematic and intestinal parasites.

2- Extraction of somatic and metabolic antigens from nematodes and parasites grown in cellular culture.

3- Immunological tecniques (immunofluorescence test, immunoblot, EIA, ICT).

4- DNA estraction from blood, stool, tissue samples and PCR amplification.

5- Protein expression, isolations and analysis. Protein gel electrophoresis. Phylogenetic analisys.

6- Protein gel electrophoresis.

7- Phylogenetic analisys.

8- Realization of mathematical models for risk in public health.

Research interests:

-Zoonotic parasites, Babesia, Dirofilaria

Research projects:

-Development and evaluation of serological tests for diagnosis of Babesia divergens infections, 2006-2008.

-Trichinellosis in central Italy: analysis of the sources of infection for humans, study of genetic variability and pathogenic strains isolated, development and comparison of diagnostic techniques in animals and in humans; 2005-2006.

-Inquiry of the presence of Echinococcus multilocularis and of its larval states along the appenines, 2003.

-Evaluation of risk from animal filariasis transmittable to man in Umbria. Innovative diagnostic approaches for more complete epidemiologic inquiries, 2002.

-Study of alternatives to biological acaricides to the control of Ixodes ricinus: use of Bacillus thurigensis and extracts of plants, 2002-2003.

-Pathogenesis of filariasis in humans and animals: identification and characterization of bacterial proteins responsible for inflammatory reactions observed in the course of infestation, 2001-2002.

-Emerging Filariosis in urban environment: study of biological vectors, -2001.

-Animal and human filariasis: pathogenetic aspects and study of the role of symbiontic bacteria, 2000-2001.

-Propagation of Aedes albopictus and the risk of transmission of pathogenic agents for humans and animals, 1999-2001.

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Publications (Journals):

1- Ricci, G., Cancrini, S., Gabrielli, S., D’Amelio, G., Favia (2002)Searching for Wolbachia (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) in Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): large Polymerase Chain Reaction survey and new identification, Journal of Medical Entomology., 39 (4), pp. 562-67.

2- Iori, A., Grazioli, D., Ciufolini, M.G., Fiorentini, C., Andreatta, G., Gatti, E., Gabrielli, S., Cancrini, G. (2003)Aree a rischio per malattie trasmesse da zecche nella ULSS N.2 di Feltre (BL): risultati preliminari sulla diffusione di Ixodes ricinus e sul ruolo della zecca quale vettore di HGE-like Ehrlichia, di 4 genospecie di Borrelia burgdorferi e del virus TBE, Atti del 6°Congresso Internazionale Malattie Infettive dell’Arco Alpino, Siusi allo Scilar., (BZ) 20-22/3/03, pp. 73-74.

3- Cancrini, G., Magi, M., Tardini, F., Gabrielli, S., Tolari, S. (2003)Canine Filariosis in Grosseto area (Tuscany): preliminary results on vectors Culicidae, Atti della Società Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie, Ischia 24-27/9/03, pp. 209-210.

4- Cancrini, G., Romi, R., Gabrielli, S., Toma, L., Paolo, M. D. I., Scaramozzino, P. (2003)First finding of Dirofilaria repens in a natural population of Aedes albopictus, Medical and Veterinary Entomology., 17, pp. 448-451.

5- Cancrini, G., Frangipane di Regalbono, A., Ricci, I., Tessarin, C., Gabrielli, S., Pietrobelli, M. (2003)Aedes albopictus is a natural vector of Dirofilaria immitis in Italy, Veterinary Parasitology., 118 (3-4), pp. 195-202.

6- Calderini, P., Magi, M., Gabrielli, S., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2004)Evaluation of different diagnostic methods to detect Echinococcus multilocularis in the final host, Parassitologia., 46(4), pp. 417-8.

7- Scaramozzino, P., Gabrielli, S., Di, Paolo, M., Sala, M., Scholl, F., Cancrini, G (2005)Dog filariosis in the Lazio region (Central Italy): first report on the presence of Dirofilaria repens, BMC Infectious Disease., 5, pp. 75-82.

8- Marcos-Atxutegi, C., Gabrielli, S., Kramer, L.H., Cancrini, G., Simón, F. (2005)Antibody response against Dirofilaria spp. and the Wolbachia endosymbiont in naturally infected canine and human hosts, Proceeding of the IX European Multicolloquim Of Parasitology., 2, pp. 297-302.

9- Cancrini, G., Magi, M., Gabrielli, S., Arispici, M., Tolari, F., Dell’Omodarme , M., Prati, M.C. (2006)Natural vectors of Dirofilariasis in rural and urban areas of the Tuscany region (Central Italy), Journal of Medical Entomology., 43 (3), pp. 574-9.

10- Gabrielli, S., Cancrini, G. (2007)Dirofilaria and Wolbachia antigens to detect naturally acquired dirofilariosis in usual and occasional hosts, International Journal Of Antimicrobial Agents., 290924-8579, p. 315.

11- Calderini, P., Gabrielli, S., Iori, A., Grifoni , G., Busi, M., Cancrini, G. (2007)Occurrence of the G3 Indian buffalo strain of Echinococcus granulosus in cattle, Parassitologia., 49, pp. 215-217.

12- Cancrini, G., Scaramozzino, P., Gabrielli, S., Di Paolo, M., Toma, L., Romi, R. (2007)Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens implicated as natural vectors of Dirofilaria repens in Central Italy, Journal of Medical Entomology., 44 (6), pp. 1064-1066.

13- Cancrini, G., Gabrielli, S. (2007)Vectors of Dirofilaria nematodes: biology, behaviour and host/parasite relationships, Mappe Parassitologiche., 8, pp. 47-58.

14- Vicidomini, S., Cancrini, G., Gabrielli, S., Naspetti, R., Bartoloni, A. (2007)Muscular cystic hydatidosis: case report, BMC Infectious Disease., 30, pp. 23-28.

15- Cancrini, G., Gabrielli, S., Iori, A., Grifoni, G., Calderini, P.(2008)Morphology and genetics of a Babesia isolate evidenced in Capreolus capreolus in Italy, Journal of Wildlife Disease., 44(1), pp. 168-171.

16- Calderini, M.M.P., Gabrielli, S., Dell’Omodarme, M., Macchioni, F., Prati, M.C., Cancrini, G. (2008)Vulpes vulpes: a possible wild reservoir for zoonotic filariae, Vector-borne Zoonotic Disease., 8(2), pp. 249-252.

17- Strohmeyer, M., Gabrielli, S., Bartalesi, F., Mantella, A., Aiello, K.h., Di, Tommaso, M.r., Cancrini, G., Bartoloni, A (2009)Screening of congenital Chagas disease in Florence, Italy, Tropical Medicine & International Health., 14, 239, pp. 1360-2276.

18- Magi, M., Macchioni, F., Dell’Omodarme, M., Prati, M.C., Calderini, P., Gabrielli, S., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2009)Endoparasites of Vulpes vulpes in Central Italy, Journal of Wildlife Disease., 45(3), pp. 881-5.

19- Cassini, R., Zanutto, S., di Regalbono, A.F., Gabrielli, S., Calderini, P., Moretti, A., Tampieri, M.P., Pietrobelli, M. (2009)Canine piroplasmosis in Italy: epidemiological aspects in vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, Veterinary Parasitology., 165(1-2), pp. 30-5.

20- Calderini, P., Magi, M., Gabrielli, S., Brozzi, A., Kumlien, S., Grifoni, G., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2009)Investigation on the occurrence of Echinococcus multilocularis in Central Italy, BMC Veterinary Research., 5, pp. 44-50.

21- Moretti, A., Mangili, V., Salvatori, R., Maresca, C., Scoccia, E., Torina, A., Moretta, I., Gabrielli, S., Tampieri, M.P., Pietrobelli, M. (2010)Prevalence and diagnosis of Babesia and Theileria infections in horses in Italy: A preliminary study, The Veterinary Journal., 184(3), pp. 346-50.

22- Iori, A., Gabrielli, S., Calderini, P., Moretti, A., Pietrobelli, M., Tampieri, M.P., Galuppi, R., Cancrini, G. (2010)Ticks implicated in the piroplasm transmission in Central and Northern Italy, Veterinary Parasitology., 170(3-4), pp. 291-6.

23- Gabrielli, S., Kumlien, S., Calderini, P., Brozzi, A., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2010)Molecular and microscopic study on Hepatozoon canis strains isolated in Vulpes vulpes from Italy, Vector Borne and Zoonotic Disease., doi:10.1089/vbz.2009.0182.

24- Cancrini, G., Gabrielli, S. (2010)Global warming and dirofilarioses: what perspectives?, Parassitologia, 52, pp. 15-17.

25- Tasić, S., Stoiljković, N., Miladinović-Tasić, N., Tasić, A., Mihailović, D., Rossi, L., Gabrielli, S., Cancrini, G. (2010)Subcutaneous dirofilariosis in serbia-case report, Zoonosis and Public Health, Accepted.

26- Cancrini, G., Ricci, I., Gabrielli, S., Favia, G., Rossi, L. (2000)Tecniche molecolari nello studio dei vettori di Dirofilaria immitis e Dirofilaria repens in Piemonte, Parassitologia., 42 (1), p. 99.

27- Ricci, I., Cancrini, G., Bazzocchi, C., Bandi, C., Gabrielli, S., Favia, G. (2000)Trans-splicing in Dirofilaria repens, Parassitologia., 42 (1), p. 106.

28- Ricci, I., Cancrini, G., Gabrielli, S., D’Amelio, S., Bandi, C., Favia, G. (2000)Presenza di Wolbachia in alcune specie di zanzara e loro collocazione nell’albero filogenetico mediante analisi della proteina WSP, Parassitologia., 42 (1), p. 107.

29- Gabrielli, S., Favia, G., Ricci, I., D’Amelio, S., Rossi, L., Pietrobelli, M., Cancrini, G. (2002)Wolbachia distribution in several species of mosquito sampled in some Italian regions and African Countries, Parassitologia., 44 (1), p. 73.

30- Iori, A., Grazioli, D., Gabrielli, S., Cancrini, G. (2002)Molecular detection of HGE-like Ehrlichia and four genomic groups of Borrelia burdorferi s.l. in Ixodes ricinus ticks sampled in Belluno-Feltre areas, Parassitologia., 44 (1), p. 87.

31- Pietrobelli, M., Frangipane di Regalbono, A., Gabrielli, S., Favia, G., Cancrini, G. (2002)Risk for canine and human dirofilariosis in North Easter Italy: a study with molecular tools, Parassitologia., 44 (1), p. 139.

32- Scaramozzino, P., Bacci, F., Brozzi, A., De Gasperis, E., Gabrielli, S., Iacobini, S., Macri’, G., Panfili, G., Cancrini, G. (2002)Presence and distribution of canine filariasis in Lazio region: preliminary records, Parassitologia., 44 (1), p. 171.

33- Tardini, F., Magi, M., Gabrielli, S., Ricci, I., Bruni, A., Aruspici, M., Tolari, F., Cancrini, G. (2002)Natural vector of Dirofilaria: preliminary results in a risk area of Tuscany, Parassitologia., 44 (1), p. 180.

34- Cancrini, G., Magi, M., Gabrielli, S., Bertani, M., Frosoni, E., Calderini, P., Iori, A. (2004) Preliminary investigation on the presence of Echinococcus multilocularis in Vulpes vulpes of the Tuscan Appennines by means of traditional and innovative diagnostic techniques, Parassitologia., 46 (1), p. 32.

35- Scaramozzino, P., Rinaldi, L., Cascone, C., Sibilio, G., Cringoli, G., Di, Paolo, M., Gabrielli , S., Cancrini, G. (2004)Dirofilaria repens in the Lazio region: Parasitological Maps and first task to Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing analyses, Parassitologia., 46 (1), p. 64.

36- Cancrini, G., Diaferia, M., Gabrielli, S., Piergili-Fioretti, D. (2004)Potential vectors of Dirofilariosis in the Umbria region (Central Italy), Parassitologia., 46 (1), p. 82.

37- Cancrini, G., Marcos-Atxutegi, C., Gabrielli, S., Kramer, L.H., Simón, F. (2004)Lack of humoral response to Wolbachia endosymbionts in humans infected by Dirofilaria repens, Parassitologia., 46 (1), p. 108.

38- Marcos-Atxutegi, C., Gabrielli, S., Kramer, L.H., Cancrini, G., Simón, F. (2004)Antibody response against Dirofilaria immitis antigens and the Wolbachia endosymbiont in naturally infected canine and human hosts, Parassitologia., 46 (1), p. 116.

39- Gabrielli, S., Busi, M., D’Amelio, S., Calderini, P., Masotti, G., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2004)Taenia hydatigena metacestodes in the province of Rieti: preliminary morphological and mitochondrial DNA characterisation, Parassitologia., 46 (1), p. 173.

40- Cancrini, G., Tringali, R, Gabrielli, S. (2006) Further cases of human dirofilariosis occurred in Sicily and an update of the Isle literature, Parassitologia., 48, p. 222.

41- Cancrini, G., Calderini, P., Gabrielli, S., Scaramozzino, P., Iori, A. (2006)Preliminary results on animal babesiosis and theileriosis in the Lazio region (central Italy), Parassitologia., 48, p. 262.

42- Pietrobelli, M., Cancrini, G., Frangipane, di, Regalbono, A., Gabrielli, S., Galuppi, R., Moretti, A., Salvatori, R., Tampieri, M.P. (2006)Animal babesiosis: an emerging zoonosis also in Italy? Preliminary results, Parassitologia., 48, p. 272.

43- Veronesi, F., Rapicetta, S., Gabrielli, S., Iori. A., Diaferia, M., Piergili, Fioretti, D. (2006)Preliminary data on the distribution of Rickettsia rickettsii and Rickettsia conorii in Umbria region, Parassitologia., 48, p. 328.

44- Calderini, P., Masotti, G., Grifoni, G., Magi, M., Gabrielli, S., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2006)The evolution of an outbreak of trichinellosis in the Rieti province (Lazio, Central Italy), Parassitologia., 48, p. 331.

45- Calderini, P., Grifoni, G., Gabrielli, S., Petouchoff, T., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2008)Molecular and morphological characterization of metacestodes found in pigs bred in the Rieti Province (Central Italy), Parassitologia., 50, p. 239.

46- Gabrielli, S., Faraone, A., Bonelli, S.I., Mantella, A., Strohmeyer, M., Filardo, S., Bartalesi, F., Bejarano, V., Cancrini, G., Bartoloni, A (2008)Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in two rural Bolivian communities: comparison among different diagnostic methods, Parassitologia., 50, p. 85.

47- Gabrielli, S., Petrullo, L., Di, Franco, P., Parisi, G., Bartoloni, A., Cancrini, G. (2008)Serological, molecular, and morphological data on six cases of human hydatidosis, Parassitologia., 50, p. 84.

48- Calderini, P., Grifoni, G., Brozzi, A., Kumlien, S., Cancrini, G., Iori, A., Gabrielli, S., Magi, M. (2008)Is Echinococcus multilocularis spreading southwards to Central Italy?, Parassitologia., 50, p. 238.

49- Gabrielli, S., Magi, M., Macchioni, F., Petouchoff, T., Angelini, M.T., Cancrini, G. (2008)Further cases of human dirofilariosis occurred in Tuscany and Latium regions, and an update of the literature, Parassitologia., 50, p. 47.

50- Petouchoff, T., Gabrielli, S., Grazioli, Cancrini, G., Iori, A. (2008)Babesiosis in ticks and foresters of the “Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi” (Feltre, Italy): preliminary result, Parassitologia., 50, p. 61.

51- Mattiucci, S., Paoletti, M., Gabrielli, S. , Cancrini, G. (2008)Molecular and histological diagnosis of new cases of human anisakiosis in Italy, Parassitologia., 50, p. 174.

52- Gabrielli, S., Dal, Maso, M., Montaguti, U., Cancrini, G. (2010)Advanced molecular diagnoses in a teaching Policlinic in Rome, Parassitologia., 52, p. 203.

53- Mattiucci, S., De, Rosa, A., Gabrielli, S., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2010)Molecular identification of Blastocystis sp. subtypes from humans in Italy: preliminare results, Parassitologia., 52, p. 207.

54- Gabrielli, S., Galuppi, R., Marcer, F., Marini, C., Tampieri, M.P., Moretti, A., Cancrini, G., Pietrobelli (2010)Development of serological tools to diagnose Babesia divergens infections in animals and humans, Parassitologia., 52, p. 315.

55- Gabrielli, S., Kumlien, S., Calderini, P., Brozzi, A., Iori, A., Cancrini, G. (2010)First report of Hepatozoon canis in Vulpes vulpes from Italy, Parassitologia., 52, p. 273.

56- Torracca, B., Magi, M., Masetti, M., Gabrielli, S., Guardone, L., Macchioni, F. (2010)First report of acanthocephalan Sphaerirostris lanceoides in a Eurasian badger (Meles meles) from Liguria (Italy), Parassitologia., 52, p. 287.

57- Guardone, L., Macchioni, F., Torracca, B., Gabrielli, S., Magi, M. (2010)Hymenolepis diminuta (rat tapeworm) infection in a dog in Liguria, Northwest Italy, Parassitologia., 52, p. 244.

Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:

1- Antibody response against Dirofilaria spp. and the Wolbachia endosymbiont in naturally infected canine and human hosts. Abstracts IX EMOP: 396, 2004.

2- Morphological and molecular characterization of taeniid metacestodes found in Central Italy, Abstracts IX EMOP: 314, 2004, Italy.

3- Advances in the identification of natural vectors of zoonotic filariae by PCR-based approaches. Abstracts IX EMOP: 400, 2004.

4- La sola osservazione macroscopica non è sufficiente per l’identificazione dei metacestodi. Abstracts XVI Convegno SIPAOC:162, 2004, Italy.

5- Evaluation, by microscopy and molecular tools, of hepatic cysts removed by two cows and macroscopically attributable to alveolar hydatid, LX annual Meeting of the Italian Society for Veterinary Sciences, 27-30 Dec , 2006, Terrassini, Italy.

6- Detection of antibodies to Fasciola spp. by ELISA method in bovine bulk milk, LX annual Meeting of the Italian Society for Veterinary Sciences, , 27-30 Dec , 2006, Terrassini, Italy.

7- Malattia di Chagas: indagine sieroepidemiologica e valutazione di un saggio immunocromatografico rapido per la ricerca di anticorpi anti-Trypanosoma cruzi in un’area rurale della Bolivia Abstracts 6° Convegno Nazionale SIMIT, 20-23 Nov , 2007, Napoli, Italy.

8- Antibody response against Dirofilaria and Wolbachia antigens in naturally acquired host, Abstracts 17th ECCMID, 31-3 Apr, 2007, Munich, Germany.

9- Babesiosis and theileriosis: first evidence in domestic and wild animals in Lazio region (Central Italy), Abstracts C.R.A Ba. R.T., 4-5 May, 2007, Palermo,Italy.

10- Filarial parasites in Vulpes vulpes of Tuscany (Central Italy), Abstracts First European Dirofilaria Days,22-25 Feb, 2000, Zagreb, Croazia.

11- Chagas disease: Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for the detection of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies , Abstracts 18th ECCMID, 19-22 Apr, 2008, Barcelona, Spain.

12- Piroplasmosis in wild animals and humans in Central Italy, Abstracts X EMOP, 196, 2008, Italy.

13- Human hydatidosis: genotyping, serology and morphological data on fifteen cysts. Abstracts X EMOP, 104, 2008.

14- Prevenzione della Malattia di Chagas congenita in Italia, Atti XI Conferenza Nazionale Di Sanità Pubblica, 5: 608, 2009,Italy.

15- Molecular Diagnosis of Human Dirofilariosis from Paraffin-Embedded nodules, Abstract Second European Dirofilaria Days, 2009.

16- Human Babesiosis: an emerging zoonosis also in Italy? Preliminary serological data, Abstracts 20th ECCMID, 2010, Italy.

17- PCR-based diagnosis of Human Dirofilariosis achieved on samples embedded in paraffin, Abstracts 20th ECCMI, 2010.

18- XXI Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Parassitologia, 20-24 Jun, 2000, Padova,Italy.

19- XXII Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Parassitologia, 11-14 Jun, 2002, Grugliasco, Italy.

20- Congresso Società Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie, 26-28 Sep, 2002, Taormina, Italy.

21- VI Convegno Internazionale “Malattie Infettive nell’Arco Alpino”, 20-22 Mar, 2003, Siusi allo Scilar (Bz), Italy.

22- “Dirofilariosis animal y humana: una visíon global”, 9-10 May, 2003 , Salamanca (Spagna),Italy.

23- Congresso Società Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie, 24-27 Sep, 2003 , Ischia, Italy.

24- IX European Multicolloquim of Parasitology, 18-23 Jul, 2004, Valencia (Spagna), Italy.

25- XXIII Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Parassitologia, 9-12 Jun, 2004, Vietri sul Mare (Sa), Italy.

26- Congresso Società Italiana delle Scienze Veterinarie, 23-25 Sep, 2004, Grado, Italy.

27- XXVI Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Parassitologia, 21-24 Jun, 2006, Messina, Italy.

28- Convegno Nazionale di Idatidologia, 7-8 Oct, 2004 , Sassari, Italy.

29- XVI Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Patologia e di Allevamento degli ovini e dei caprini, 29- 2 Oct, 2004, Siena,Italy.

30- LX annual Meeting of the Italian Society for Veterinary Sciences, 27-30 Sep, 2006, Terrassini (PA), Italy.

31- Second Babesia World Summit, 4-5 May, 2007 , Palermo, Italy.

32- First European Dirofilaria Days, 22-25 Feb, 2007, Zagreb, Croazia.

33- 17th ECCMID European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and 25th ICC International Congress of Chemotherapy, 31-3 Apr, 2007 , Munich, Germany.

34- Microarray Technology- Advances, Applications, Future Prospects, 17 Sep, 2007, Camerino.

35- 18th ECCMID European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 19-22 Apr, 2008, Barcelona, Spain.

36- XXV Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Parassitologia, 18-21 Jun, 2008, Pisa, Italy.

37- X EMOP, European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, 24-29 Aug, 2008 , Paris, France.

38- Second European Dirofilaria days, 16-18 Sep, 2009, Salamanca, Spain.

39- XI Conferenza Nazionale di Sanità Pubblica, 15-18 Oct, 2009, Napoli, Italy.

40- 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 10-13 Apr, 2010, Vienna.



Foreign languages proficiency:

-Italian : Native

- English: Good knowledge of written and spoken

- Spanish: Good knowledge of written and spoken


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