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Dr. Jacopo Vizioli

Associate Professor at University Lille 1

University Lille 1
Bât SN3, 1er étage, porte 101

Tel : +33 (0)3 20 43 40 50 or +33 (0)3 20 43 68 39
Fax : +33 (0)3 20 43 40 54

Email : Jacopo.Vizioli@univ-lille1.fr

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ORCID ID
orcid.org/000-0002-4310-8033

Associate professor (Maître de Conférences) at the Lille 1 University (France).
Research member of the « Microglial Activation Axis » in the laboratory.

Education
1997: Ph.D. in Microbiology and Epidemiology - Rome 1 University, Italy
1993: Graduated in Biology Scieces - Rome 1 University, Italy
1987: Graduated in Natural Sciences - Rome 1 University, Italy

Research Activity
Investigation on microglia recruitment and inflammation control mechanisms in medicinal leech CNS. Characterization of inflammatory markers in leech Hirudo medicinalis nervous system and peripherical tissues.

18 publications
10 proceedings
Member of the Editorial Board of Invertebrate Survival Journal (ISJ).

Professional experience
Post-doctoral fellowship (1997-1999: funding Institute Pasteur-Cenci Bolognetti Fundation-Italy) and research member (1999-2001; CNRS contract) in insect immunity at the “Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire - IBMC“ (director Prof. Jules Hoffmann) Strasbourg, France.

Pedagogic Animation
Animal Biology teacher (Lille 1 University). Organization of three units of the License “Life Sciences and Environment” (Lille 1 University).
Development of multimedia tools for biology teaching; design and construction of didactical movies on animal anatomy.

Awards
Prize for the best lecture at the 1st pedagogic university movies festival (Lyon 2012, France)

Responsabilities
Member of the Biology Department council
Health & Safety laboratory correspondant

Principal Publications
Arafah K., Croix D., Vizioli J., Desmons A., Fournier I., Salzet M. (2013) Involvement of Nitric oxide through endocannabinoids release in microglia activation 
during the course of CNS regeneration in the medicinal leech. Glia 61:636-649.
Tahtouh M, Croq F, Vizioli J, Garcon-Bocquet A, Sautiere PE, Van Camp C, Salzet M, Nagnan-Le Meillour P, Pestel J, Lefebvre C. (2012) HmC1q induces leech microglial cells chemotaxis via a binding to gC1qR homolog in Hirudo medicinalis. Journal of Neuroinflammation 9:37
Grimaldi A., Banfi S., Vizioli J., Tettamanti G., Noonan D. M., de Eguileor M. Cytokine Loaded Biopolymers as a Novel Strategy to Study Stem Cells during Wound Healing Processes. Macromol. Biosci. (2011) 11(8):1008-1019.
Croq F, Vizioli J, Tuzova M, Tahtouh M, Sautiere PE, Van Camp C, Salzet M, Cruikshank WW, Pestel J, Lefebvre C (2010) A homologous form of human interleukin 16 is implicated in microglia recruitment following nervous system injury in leech Hirudo medicinalis. Glia 58:1649-1662.
Tahtouh M, Croq F, Vizioli J, Sautiere PE, Van Camp C, Salzet M, Daha MR, Pestel J, Lefebvre C (2009) Evidence for a novel chemotactic C1q domain-containing factor in the leech nerve cord. Mol Immunol 46:523-531.
Vizioli, J. & Salzet, M. (2002) Antimicrobial peptides from animals: focus on invertebrates. Trends Pharm. Sci. 23 (11): 494-496.
Vizioli, J. & Salzet, M. (2002) Antimicrobial peptides versus parasitic infections? Trends Parasitol. 18: 475-476.
Vizioli, J., Bulet, P., Hoffmann, J.A., Kafatos, F.C., Müller, H.M., and Dimopoulos, G. (2001) Gambicin: a novel immune responsive antimicrobial peptide from the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98 (22): 12630-12635.
Vizioli, J., Bulet, P., Charlet, M., Lowenberger, C., Blass, C., Müller, H.M., Dimopoulos, G., Hoffmann, J., Kafatos, F.C., Richman, A. (2000) Cloning and analysis of a cecropin gene from the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Insect Mol. Biol. 9 (1): 75-84.