Giuseppe Lippi was born in Camposampiero (Padua, Italy) on October 4th, 1967. During the years spent at University, he started to work in the clinical laboratory of the Academic Hospital of Verona. He undertook his degree in Medicine in 1986 and specialized in Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine in 1992. He has spent the first years after his degree (1993 – 1994) working in research at the Northwest Lipid Research Laboratories (Seattle, WA, USA), where he developed some immunochemical methods for assessment of plasma lipoproteins. He returned to the Academic Hospital of Verona in the period 1996 – 2009, where he served as an Associate Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and senior assistant in the laboratory of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology. During this period, he performed several studies in the field of atherosclerosis, namely on lipoprotein(a) and lipoprotein metabolism, development and validation of innovative biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and preanalytical variability. In 2009, he finally moved to Parma, where he currently serves as Director of the Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Laboratory of the Academic Hospital of Parma. His main activities also involve teaching and translational research in the field of laboratory medicine. As regards to scientific activity, he has published 985 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals indexed in Medline and Scopus (more than 90% as first, second or last author), his total Impact Factor is 3340, his Mean Citations per Article is 9.3 and the Hirsch Index (H-index) is 50. He has participated to more than 500 national and international congresses and has given more than 150 presentations to national and international meetings. He is also Associate Editor of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine and Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, peer-reviewer of most of the clinical chemistry and sports medicine journals, Chairman of the Scientific Division of Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIBioC), Chief of the Italian Intersociety Study Group on the “ Extra-analytical variability
of laboratory testing ” , Member of the European Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) and of the EFLM working group on preanalytical variability.