The University of Buniboologna (UNIBO) was founded in 1088 and is considered to be the oldest university in Western Europe. Nowadays, it still remains one of the most important institutions of higher education across Europe, with around 85.000 enrolled students, 11 Schools, 33 research Departments, 3000 academics and 3000 administrative staff. UNIBO is a comprehensive Higher Education Institution located in the Emilia-Romagna region, in the centre-north of Italy. It is located in 5 Campuses, the main one being in the city of Bologna and 4 additional campuses are in the Romagna region. UNIBO is today the most internationalised of all Italian universities.

TOX-OER Members in Bologna, Italy

The University of Bologna participates in the project through two Departments: FaBiT / EDU – UNIBO. The Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT) and the Department of Education Studies “G.M. Bertin” (EDU).

  • Scientific Coordinator:


Stefano Girotti Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry at FaBiT. Director of the Master’s Degree in “Chemical and Chemical-Toxicological Forensic Analyses”.

Main research fields: analytical chemistry with forensic, food, clinical and environmental applications.

  • Main staff:

luigi-guerraLuigi Guerra Full Professor of Didactics and Special Pedagogy at EDU, Director of the EDU Department since 2012 and Dean of the Faculty of Educational Science since 2006 to 2012.

Main research fields: Coordinator of international research funded by EU. Research manager for an Italian-Salvadorian cooperation project since 2009.

roberto-mandrioliRoberto Mandrioli Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.


Main research fields: analytical methods for therapeutic drug monitoring, hormones and natural compounds.

laura-mercoliniLaura Mercolini Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Pharmaco-Toxicological Analysis Laboratory (PTA Lab) at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

Main research fields: development of original instrumental strategies and innovative pretreatment procedures for the analysis of central nervous system drugs, drugs of abuse and doping agents.

michele-prottiMichele Protti Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Pharmaco-Toxicological Analysis Laboratory (PTA Lab), Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

Main research fields: design, setup and application of advanced bioanalytical methodologies mainly based on mass spectrometry, also coupled to separative techniques and focused on novel biosampling and pretreatment approaches.

luca-ferrariLuca Ferrari Research Fellow at EDU.


Main research fields: relationships between new technology and learning, with a special focus on inclusive education.


Dario Basile: Research Grant Fellow at the Pharmaco-Toxicological Analysis Laboratory (PTA Lab), Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (FaBiT), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

Main research fields: implementation of new chromatographic and electrophoretic methods for the monitoring of addiction markers in biological fluids.

antonio-fracassoAntonio Fracasso IT manager at Department of Education Studies (UNIBO).

Main research fields: analysis and design of intranet application, web portals and mobile system for the Public Administration, web developer, user interface designer, usability expert, project manager and system administration.

  • Other members:

laura-corazzaLaura Corazza runs MELA (Media Education E-Learning Laboratory), the EDU technology lab.

Main research fields: media education, e-learning, video research, documentaries and video production. She has planned and set up the UNIBO journal “Ricerche di Pedagogia e didattica”.

andrea-reggianiAndrea Reggiani member of the E-Learning Center – CELA staff, working for MELA at EDU.

Main research fields: distance learning, contributing to the SELF, the e-learning system for Public Administration in Emilia Romagna Region.

manuela-fabbriManuela Fabbri Associate Professor in Didactic and Special Education at EDU.

Main research fields: E-learning environments and learning objects; Technologies in everyday childhood.

elena-pacettiElena Pacetti Assistant Professor at EDU.

Main research fields: teaching-learning processes; didactic innovation; social networking; ICT in education; inclusive education; educational professions; innovation and quality assurance in national and international contexts (University of Pristina in Kosovo, “Med@UP”).


Marco Nenzioni Phd student in Pedagogical Sciences at University of Bologna.

Main research fields: the fileld of instructional design applyed to education and technology field, with particular focus on inlcusion issue. In the last three years I’ve worked as eLearning designer within private organization that operates in the field of training and professional development.

Translations from Italian to English, from English to Italian, from Spanish to Italian, were done by the students of the degree “Specialized Translation” of Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna:

Giulia Flor Caguana Barrios

Francesca Tintori

Federico Cecot

Sara Sciaraffa

Antonio Matera

Amanda Lucchi

Eva Macrì

Special thanks for their willingness to: Antonio Matera, Eva Macrì and Dr. Bruno Saladini