Past-President and Board Member of Fondazione per la Ricerca Farmacologica Gianni Benzi Onlus, Adriana Ceci had her academic carrier at the Aldo Moro University of Bari as researcher and PhD in Paediatrics and PhD in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology; she has been also lectured in many academic courses in the field of Paediatric and Regulatory Sciences.
She is Chair of scientific Committees in Paediatric Networks (INCIIPIT, the Italian Network of paediatric research and c4c – the pan-european paediatric clinical trial Network). Is Board member and funder member of TEDDY (Task-force in Europe for Drug Development for the Young–EU FP6) still running as Network of excellence for paediatric Research, participant in many research projects at national and international level. She is also Scientific Counselor of the Thalassemia Foundation ‘L. Giambrone’ Board and involved in international projects on Thalassemia and other haemoglobinopathies.
Past member of the Paediatric Committee at the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and of the Italian Ministry of Health – Commissione Unica del Farmaco, she also served as member of the “Commissione Nazionale del Sangue”, “Commissione per la Sperimentazione Clinica” at the Minister of Health, and other ministry technical commissions. She was also member of the CONI Antidoping Committee and of the Commissione Farmaco e Bambino appointed to Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA).
Former member and Vice-President of the Commissione Sanità of the Italian Parliement and also member of the European Parliament where she founded the EU Parliamentary Inter -Group on Health that she coordinated for 5 years.
She is referee of several international journals and author of more than 140 indexed publications mainly dealing with orphan and paediatric medicines, blood disease, thalassemia, paediatrics, regulatory issues.