FP7-ENV (7th Framework Programme for EU Research: Environment) programme, integrating clinics, epidemiology, toxicology, omics, sociology and other disciplines to advance understanding about respiratory diseases through exposomics. The study is recruiting new birth cohorts of singletons and monozygotic and dizygotic twins in Europe that will be followed over a course of time. She has more than 300 papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books. She collaborates with 30 international institutions. Giovanni Viegi Giovanni Viegi is acting Director of the CNR Institute of Biomedicine and Molecular Immunology (Palermo, Italy), leader of the Pulmonary Environmental Epidemiology Unit, CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology (Pisa, Italy), and Contract Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the University of Pisa. He graduated in Medicine magna cum laude and specialised in pulmonology and occupational medicine. Giovanni Viegi is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine (SIMeR), Past President of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Italian represen- tative for the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD), and is a member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD). From 1998 to 2001 he was a member of ‘‘Technical-scientific Committee for elaboration of law proposals in the matter of indoor pollution’’ at the Italian Ministry of Health. Giovanni Viegi’s main research interests and areas of grant coordination are: lung function assessment the epidemiology of COPD in relation to air pollution respiratory occupational medicine respiratory allergology the epidemiology of cardio- respiratory and psychiatric comorbidity and clinically controlled smoking cessation. With the Pisa research group, he has conducted the two largest respiratory epidemiological longitudinal studies on general population samples in Italy (in the Po Delta and Pisa areas). Giovanni Viegi serves on the editorial boards of the Medicina Respiratoria, the official journal of the Asociacion ´ Argentina de Medicina Respiratoria, and the Rassegna di Patologia dell’Apparato Respiratorio, the official Journal of the Associazione Italiana Pneumologi Ospedalieri (AIPO). He is the author of 299 original articles (198 in English), 56 book chapters (19 in English) and 140 proceedings (49 in English). xii
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