Graduated from Medicine School, Sassari University, Italy (1980) and Specialized in Infectious Diseases (1983), Allergology and Clinical Immunology (1986), “La Sapienza University”, Rome, Italy. Researcher at the Department of Infectious Diseases, “La Sapienza University”, Rome (1981-1992) and Associated Professor of Infectious Diseases at University of Ferrara, Italy (1992-2004).
Education at Department de Pathologie Exotique et Maladies Tropicales, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France (1988-1996), Groupe Immunité des Muqueuses et Agents Pathogenes, Université Jacques Lisfrang, Saint-Etienne, France (1998-2000), Department de Biotechnologies (1989-1995), Laboratoire des Mycoplasmas and des Chlamydiae, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (1996-2005); Department of Biological Sciences (Pneumocystis jiroveci Unit, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2001.
Since 2005 is Full Professor and Chairman of Infectious Diseases, Chief of the Unit of Infectious Diseases and Dermatology at Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Ferrara and Director of the School of Specialization in Infectious and Tropical Diseases. He teaches at the PhD of Molecular Medicine and Pharmacology of the University of Ferrara.
Main research interests
Diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases, AIDS-related opportunistic infections, Leishmania infantum, polyomavirus SV-40, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma infections, HBV and HCV infections, Tuberculosis.
He has filed an International Patent: Use of terbinafine for the therapeutic treatment of pneumocystosis (United Stated Patent; Application US19950525526 on 1995-09-12; Publication: 1998-02-17) and has contributed to the preparation of molecular diagnostic kits for Chlamydia trachomatis (REALQUALITY RS-CHLAM T, code RQ-S33: Kit for identification and quantification of Chlamydia trachomatis, AB Analytica Advanced Medicine).
Carlo Contini has published more than 320 scientific papers and various chapters of Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Italian and international treatises.
He has organized a number of Italian and International Conferences of Infectious and Tropical Diseases