4th Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Genomics Conference
University of Catanzaro, Italy
Giovanni Matera obtained his M.D at University of Messina, Italy, in 1982 and PhD in Microbiology in 1987. Specialist in Infectious Diseases in 1994. From 1985 to 1986 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA. From 1986 to 1988 Research Associate at the Dept. of Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. Instructor from 1990 to 2000 at the Chair of Microbiology, University of Catanzaro. From 2000 to 2006 Assistant Professor and since 2006 Associate Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology at the same University. Since 2008 Head of Simple Unit \"Parasitology\" at O.U. Clinical Microbiology, University of Catanzaro. Main lines of research: 1. Biological effects of bacterial endotoxins; 2. Physiopathology of sepsis and markers of systemic infections and endocarditis. 3. The mechanisms of antibacterial drugs; 4. Laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases; 5.Clinical Parasitology. Author of over 80 articles published in reputed international journals of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.