Prof. Dr. Gianluca Serafini


Prof. Dr. Gianluca Serafini

Consulting Editor: Gianluca Serafini (PhD)

Department of Neuroscience, San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Italy

Gianluca Serafini is born in Avezzano (L’Aquila), Italy, in 1978 from Italian parents. He did his degree in Medicine and Surgery at Sapienza University of Rome, later becoming a psychiatrist. In 2012, he obtained his Ph.D. in Psychiatry: Early Interventions in Psychosis. He is now an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Genoa, Section of Psychiatry, IRCSS San Martino, Italy.

For over ten years he worked as a clinician and researcher at Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome and from 2007 he is an active member of the Center for Suicide Prevention. His major research interests include: neurobiology and neuroimaging of suicidal behaviour and major affective disorders, psychopharmacology, and neuroplasticity.

He has been included in “2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Marquis Who’s Who in the World” and he is a fellow of several scientific Societies (New York Academy of Sciences, International Society for Affective Disorders, International Association for Suicide Prevention, World Suicidology Net, Sociedad Española De Patología Dual, European Psychiatric Association (Secretary of the Neuroimaging section), Società Italiana di Psichiatria, Associazione Italiana Lotta allo Stigma).

He is an active researcher and the author of more than 140 publications scientific contributions (author of more than 100 articles in peer reviewed international and national journals, author of approximately 40 book chapters, author of more than 30 abstract/posters in peer reviewed international journals).

From 2007 he was a speaker in 124 national and international conferences and he is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Life Medicine and Journal of Medical Disorders, Associate Editor of 2 international journals. He serves as reviewer for 87 peer-reviewed international journals, and he is Editorial/Advisory Board member of 35 peer-reviewed international journals.