Professor of Dermatology and Chairman of the Dermatology Unit – Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy. Coordinator of the ‘Task Force in Wound Healing’ inside the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV). Member of the following journal editorial board: Wound Repair and Regeneration, Wounds, Journal of Tissue Viability, Journal of Wound Care, International Journal of Lower Extremities Wounds, Wounds Medicine. His main interests in research are: Non-invasive Diagnostic Techniques in Wound Management and Dermatology, Biomedical Sensors, Tissue Engineering, Atypical Wounds Biomarkers. Scientific Director of the International Tissue Repair School (SIRTES, Pisa, Italy) since 2000. Active membership since 1994 in many professional and scientific societies such as European Tissue Repair Society, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Wound Management Association, American Academy of Dermatology, European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation and the Italian AIUC – Associazione Italiana Ulcere Cutanee and SIDeMaST – Società Italiana Dermatologia e Malattie Sessualmente Trasmesse.