Training and experience

I have edited scientific documents since 1974, when I trained and worked for a year at the Institute of Physics publishing headquarters in Bristol.

I edited many scientific texts, manuals, documents and web content pages for UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) at their technology-transfer centre ICS in Trieste, Italy, between 1988 and 2002, and also during these years for UNESCO's regional office in Venice and for ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) and SISSA (postgraduate school) in Trieste.

I also edited scientific texts regularly for the University of Padua, Italy (Medical School and Department of Psychology).

I currently work for clients in a number of universities in Italy, France and Portugal, as well as for agencies in Italy and The Netherlands.

Longer edited works

  1. Biggin S (ed). IPNS Progress Report 1981-83, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA
  2. Biggin S (ed). IPNS Progress Report 1983-85, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA
  3. Biggin S (ed). Neutron Beams: Their Use and Potential in Scientific Research. SERC, Swindon, Feb 1986
  4. Biggin S (ed). ISIS 1986 (spallation source annual report). Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK
  5. Biggin S (ed). ISIS 1987 (spallation source annual report). Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK
  6. Biggin S (ed). ISIS 1988 (spallation source annual report). Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK
  7. Biggin S, Kouzminov V (eds). Organizational Structures of Science in Europe. Report of UNESCO Symp., 27-29 April 1992, Venice. UNESCO-ROSTE, Venice, Sept 1992
  8. Rehacek Z, Biggin S (eds). Modern Biotechnology. Proc. Europ. Workshop, 16-27 Sept 1991, Prague, Czechoslovakia. UNESCO-ROSTE, Venice, Sept 1992
  9. Biggin S (ed). Science and Technology - Challenge for the South. Abdus Salam, World Scientific, Dec 1992
  10. Biggin S, Kouzminov V (eds). Brain Drain Issues in Europe. Report of UNESCO Symp., 25-27 April 1993, Venice. UNESCO-ROSTE, Venice, Oct 1993
  11. Biggin S (ed.). Peace-building and Peace-keeping. UNESCO, Paris, Sept 1994
  12. Biggin S, Kouzminov V., Proc. Internat. Round Table on Military Conversion and Science, UNESCO-ROSTE, Venice, 27-29 Nov 1994, Pub. UNESCO 1995
  13. V. Kouzminov, S Biggin, R Santesso (eds.). Genoa Forum of UNESCO on Science and Society - Genoa Declaration on Science and Society, First Reflection Meeting: Int. Symp. Science and Power, Genoa, Italy, 1996
  14. Biggin S (copy ed.). The Deliberations: The Venice Papers - Transformations in the Meaning of Security - Practical Steps Towards a New Security Culture, Venice, May, 1994, pub. UNESCO, 1996
  15. Biggin S (ed.), The coronal pulp cavity index: A biomarker for age determination in human adults, A Drusini, O Toso, C Ranzato, Am. J. Phys. Anthropology, 103 (1997) 353-363
  16. Effect of glucose and heparin on mesangial a1(IV)COLL and MMP-2/TIMP-2 mRNA expression, Caenazzo C, Garbisa S, Onisto M, Zampieri M, Baggio B, Gambaro G, Nephrol Dial Transplant, 12 (1997) 443-448
  17. Biggin S (compiler/editor). ICS Annual Report 1998. Spring 1999
  18. Biggin S (managing ed. and author). ICS Publicity CD-ROM. Pub. Logo2000, July 2000
  19. Biggin S (managing ed.). Bioprospecting and Strategies for Industrial Exploitation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Workshop Proc., ICS-UNIDO publication, UNIDO, ISBN 92-1-106407-4, V.99-85601, August 2000
  20. Biggin S (managing ed.). ICS Lectures on Industrial Applications of Lasers. ICS-UNIDO publication, UNIDO, ISBN 92-1-106408-2, V.99-85599, August 2000
  21. Biggin S. (managing ed.). Training Manual Protocols in Combinatorial Chemistry and Combinatorial Technologies. ICS-UNIDO publication, ISBN 92-1-106411-2, V.99-85600, August 2000
  22. Biggin S (managing ed.). Training Manual Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Industrial Development. ICS-UNIDO publication, V.99.88374, Nov 2000
  23. Photosensitization with zinc (II) phthalocyanine as a switch in the decision between apoptosis and necrosis, Fabris C, Valduga G, Miotto G, Borsetto L, Jori G, Garbisa S, Reddi E, Cancer Research, 61 (2001) 7495-7500
  24. Biggin S (ed.). Herbarium. ICS-UNIDO report, Sept 2002, 70pp
  25. (-) Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits leukocyte elastase: potential of the phyto-factor in hindering inflammation, emphysema, and invasion, Sartor L, Pezzato E, Garbisa S, J Leukocyte Biology, 71 (2002) 73-79 (ed.; also contributor)
  26. Biggin S (ed.). Utilization Status of Medicinal Plants. ICS-UNIDO publication, Dec 2002, 200pp
  27. Hyperforin inhibits cancer invasion and metastasis, Dona` M, Dell'Aica I, Pezzato E et al., Cancer Research, 64 (2004) 6115-6232 (ed.; also contributor)
  28. Prostate carcinoma and green tea: PSA-triggered basement membrane degradation and MMP-2 activation are inhibited by ECGC, Pezzato E, Sartor L, Dona` M, Dell'Aica I, Dittadi R, Gion M, Belluco C, Lise M, Garbisa S, Int. J. Cancer, 112 (2004) 778-792
  29. Prostate carcinoma and green tea: ECGC inhibits inflammation-triggered MMP-2 activation and invasion in murine model, Sartor L, Pezzato E, Dona` M, Dell'Aica I, Calabrese F, Morini M, Albini A, Garbisa S, Int. J. Cancer, 112 (2004) 823-829
  30. Hyperforin inhibits cancer invasion and metastasis, Cancer Research 64 6225 (1 Sept) (2004), M Dona, I Dell'Aica, E Pezzato, L Sartor, F Calabrese, M Della Barbera, A Donella-Deana, G Appendino, A Borsarini, R Caniato, S Garbisa
  31. Inhibition of leukocyte elastase, polymorphonuclear chemoinvasion, and inflammation-triggered pulmonary fibrosis by a 4-alkyliden-beta-lactam with a galloyl moiety, J. Pharma. Experim. Therap. 316 (2) 539-546 (Jan) (2006), I Dell'Aica, L Sartor, P Galletti, D Giacomini, A Quintavalla, F Calabrese, C Giacometti, E Brunetta, F Piazza, C Agostini, S Garbisa
  32. Working memory components and imagery instructions in the elaboration of a spatial mental model, V Gyselinck, R De Beni, F Pazzaglia, C Meneghetti, A Mondoloni, 2006
  33. The generation and maintenance of visual mental images: evidence from types of image type and aging, R De Beni, F Pazzaglia, S Gardini, 2006
  34. Perspective and instruction effects on mentally representing a virtual environment, F Pazzaglia, H Taylor, 2006
  35. The renaissance of Hypericum perforatum: bio-medical research catches up with folk medicine, I Dell'Aica, S Garbisa, R Caniato, Current Bioactive Compounds 2007, 3
  36. Hyperforin blocks neutrophil activation of matrix metalloproteinase-9, motility and recruitment, and restrains inflammation-triggered angiogenesis and lung fibrosis, I Dell'Aica et al., J. Pharmacol. Exp. Therapeutics, 2007 (321), 492-500
  37. Vitamin D, monograph (author, SEEd Srl scientific pub.), Oct 2010, 100pp
  38. Mobile phones and head tumours. The discrepancies in cause-effect relationships in the epidemiological studies - how do they arise? A Levis et al., Environmental Health, 2011 (10) 59
  39. Unpredictable adverse reactions to herbal products, C Colato, Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, 2012 (3) 2