Casimiro Vizzini. – Responsible of the project at UNESCO

casimiro-vizzini-page-001Dr. Casimiro Vizzini is an Expert in the division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He received his Medical Degree from the University of Palermo. After his residency he attended a master in International Cooperation at the “Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques” (IRIS) in Paris. In UNESCO he is responsible for the Human Variome Project (HVP) and the EU-funded project PERFORM. In addition Dr. Vizzini collaborates with the American Association for the Advancement in Science in the field of Science Diplomacy.


Alex Da Silva. – Consultant at UNESCO

alex-da-silvaHolds two Master degrees in Economics – One in Strategy of Firms and Organizations the other one in Marketing Intelligence. Before joining UNESCO as consultant, he was project manager at Société Général. Currently, he works on project in science co-operation and science education within the UNESCO Science sector. In particular, he collaborates in implementing and monitoring PERFOM.