Welcome to the EGOI-PCOS International School of Rome, Italy

Introducing the Scientific Committee and Members


Prof. Vittorio Unfer

Specialist In Obstetrics and Gynecology - Systems Biology Group Lab, Rome, Italy

Vittorio Unfer is a gynecologist, researcher, entrepreneur, and university professor. He has long been engaged in various researches on the etiopathogenesis and treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Prof. Fabio Facchinetti

Full Professor At Department of Maternal-Child And Adult Medical And Surgical Sciences

Director “Birth Centre”, Mother-Infant Dept., AOU of Modena ); Chairmen Gynecology and Obstetrics Unit, AOU of Modena; Director Post-graduate School of Gyn. Obst, Univ. of Modena & Reggio Emilia. From 2018 he is full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univ. of Modena & Reggio Emilia.


Cesare Aragona

Associate Professor at The Department Of Gynecological, Obstetric And Urological Sciences Of The University Of Rome “La Sapienza”

Associate Professor at The Department Of Gynecological, Obstetric And Urological Sciences Of The University Of Rome “La Sapienza”

Antonio Simone Laganà

Medical Doctor at The Department Of Obstetrics And Gynecology, “Filippo Del Ponte” Hospital, University Of Insubria, Varese, Italy

He is Deputy of the Special Interest Group for Endometriosis & Endometrial Disorders (SIGEED) of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE); Member of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE).

Mario Montanino Oliva

Aggregate Professor of Obstetrics And Gynecology Saint Camillus International University Of Health And Medical Sciences (Unicamillus), Rome, Italy

He is member of ESHRE, ASR, and AAGL. He is the author of numerous publications in international journals, in particular concerning the use of inositol in human reproduction, infertility, endometriosis, and endoscopic surgery.

Giuseppina Porcaro

Outpatient Medical Specialist at Asl Umbria 2

From December 2012 to August 2013, she held the position of 1st level Medical Director at the Orvieto Hospital. Since 2016 Outpatient Medical Specialist at Asl Umbria 2.


Marialuisa Appetecchia

Professor of the Oncological Endocrinology Unit of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute-I.F.O. in Rome

She has been and is the principal investigator and/or coordinator of several studies, granted by governmental and scientific organizations, focused on the new aspects of cancer development in emerging diseases.

Daniele Barbaro

Director of U.O. of Endocrinology in Livorno Hospital USL Nord-ovest, Toscana, Italy Contract Professor at the University of Pisa

He is author of a great number of papers on peer review International journals, as well as invited speakers at International Congresses of Endocrinology.
Currently, his field of interest comprehends thyroid functions, both in physiological and pathological conditions (cancer) and nanotechnology.

Rosario D'Anna

Professor Of Obstetrics and Gynecology At The Department Of Human Pathology, School Of Medicine, Messina University

He is currently the chief of the Specialization School in Obstetrics and Gynecology of Messina University.
His present research focuses on Myo-inositol in the prevention and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus;
Phytotherapy for climacteric symptoms.

Maurizio Nordio

Outpatient Medical Specialist at A.S.L. RMF, Civitavecchia

Recently, his research has focused on Inositols and, especially, on their beneficial effects in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), in terms of fertility recovery and improvement of insulin resistance, typical features of this syndrome.

Basilio Pintaudi

Diabetologist at ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan

He is member of several national and international scientific societies and author and co-author of several scientific publications. He is Editor of several national and international scientific journal.

Biology and Genetics

Arturo Bevilacqua

Tenure Professor of Applied Biology At Department Of Dynamic And Clinical Psychology, “La Sapienza” University

Arturo Bevilacqua is tenure Professor of Applied Biology at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. From January 1986 to November 1988 he was Visiting scholar at Prof. Robert P. Erickson’s laboratory, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI.

Simona Dinicola

Systems Biology Group Lab, Rome, Italy

Her research experience in these years has focused on the investigation of how inositols may modulate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by targeting the expression of several genes, the activation of the PI3K pathway, as well as the apoptotic process and cytoskeleton rearrangements.

Giovanni Monastra

Systems Biology Group Lab, Rome, Italy

Currently, he is carrying out studies in Nutritional Biochemistry and Gynecology to assess the therapeutic effects of natural molecules such as inositols, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin D, and alpha- lactalbumin.

Annarita Stringaro

Researcher of National Center for Drug Research and Evaluation, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome

She coordinated or collaborated to research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Health or other European institutions. Dr Annarita Stringaro is author of 85 articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

Pietro Cavalli

Consultant In Medical Genetics, Asst Bergamo Est, Italy

Dr. Pietro Cavalli is actually Consultant in Medical Genetics, ASST Bergamo Est, Italy. Other positions: Formerly Head, UO Servizio di Genetica, Cremona Hospital, Italy; Consultant in Medical Genetics at Istituto Diagnostico Europeo, Cremona, Italy.

Neurology and Psichiatry

Tonino Cantelmi

Professor of Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychology, Gregorian University, Rome

He is Professor of Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychology of the Gregorian University of Rome; adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the degree course in nursing sciences at “Sapienza” University of Rome and Professor of Cyberpsychology at the degree course in psychology, UER.

Cherubino Di Lorenzo

Researcher at Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies “La Sapienza” University

In 2020 he coordinated the Italian Study Group for the use of ketogenic diet in headache clinical practice.
Cherubino Di Lorenzo is author and coauthor of 100 scientific publications assessed in the ICI and SCOPUS catalogue, with 26 of H-index, and different chapters in neurological books.

Virginia Unfer

Psychology student, UER University of Rome, Italy

Virginia Unfer is currently a psychology student, at the UER University of Rome.
Her interest is particularly aimed at studying the psychological symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and how inositol supplementation may revert them.


Mariano Bizzarri

Professor Of Pathology in The Department Of Experimental Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome

He has authored hundreds of scientific and philosophical essays, as well as of dozen of scientific books, among which Systems Biology and Network-Based Pharmacology and Personalized Systems Approach in Bio-Medicine: Approaching Human Complex Diseases: Network-Based Pharmacology and Systems Approach in Bio-Medicine.