Gianluigi Forloni, obtained the Degree of Biological Science at the University of Milan in 1985. After two years of post doc at the Department of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, he came back to the Mario Negri Institute and between 1992 and 1996 he was the head of the Neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease Unit; since 1996 he is the Head of the Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases Lab and since 2002 the Head of the Neuroscience Department. His scientific interest is focused on the biological and genetic bases of aging-related disorders in particular Alzheimer’s disease, Prion-related encephalopathies and Parkinson’s disease. He has been member of several European committees for the examination of projects in the neuroscience field. He is now member of the coordination group of the European IMI Consortium PharmaCog. He has been member of the scientific committees "Stamina" nominated by the Italian Ministry of Health. is President of the Italian Association on Brain Aging Research (AIRIC) and member of the European Academy of Sciences. He is the author of more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific articles and about 30 reviews or book chapters.