2) LEBMB – Lombardi, Giovanni


Director: Prof. Giovanni Lombardi

Prof. Giovanni Lombardi, Ph.D.


Prof. Giovanni Lombardi is the director of the Laboratory of Experimental Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi (Milan, Italy). He is an Associate Professor (Dr. Hab.) of Health Sciences at Gdansk University of Physical Education (Gdańsk, Poland) and an Adjunct Professor of the Laboratory Medicine at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (Milano, Italia). He received a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine in 2006 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2009, at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy).

His research interests are endocrine function of the muscle-skeletal tissue, molecular biomarkers of muscle-skeletal functions, whole-body cryotherapy, effects of exercise on inflammation and metabolism, pre-analytical phase of biomarkers measurement.

He has the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale ((ASN) – National Scientific Qualification) from the Italian Ministry of Education & Research in “Clinical Biochemistry & Clinical Molecular Biology” (Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica, 05/E3, II Fascia from 2018-10-05 to 2024-10-05) and “Physical Exercise & Sport Sciences” (Scienze dell’Esercizio Fisico e dello Sport, 06/N2, II Fascia from 2018-08-29 to 2024-08-29 ). 

He has the Stopnia Naukowego Doktora Habilitowanego (Dr. hab., National Scientific Qualification) from Centralna Komisja do Spraw Stopni i Tytułów (Warsaw, Poland) in “Health Sciences” (Nauk o Zdrowiu).

Prof. Lombardi has the following roles: coordinator of the study group on “Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolism of Bone and Muscle Tissues” of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry & Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC); vice-president of the working group on “Whole-Body Cryotherapy” of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR); active member of the working group on “Vitamin D standardization program” of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC); member of the Italian Society of Osteoporosis, Mineral Metabolism, and Diseases of the Skeleton (SIOMMMS); member of the Forum in Bone & Mineral Research, technical-scientific consultant for Sapio Life S.r.l.; scientific advisor for Dorelan® B&T S.p.A; grant reviewer for the Polish National Science Center; review editor for Frontiers in Endocrinology; advisory board member of the Journal of Sport Sciences; and editorial board member of the Journal of Science in Sport & Exercise. He is author of 94 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapters. He participated as an invited speaker in more than 20 international and national congresses and meetings.


Faraldi M, Gomarasca M, Sansoni V, Perego S, Banfi G, Lombardi G. Normalization strategies differently affect circulating miRNA profile associated with the training status. Sci Rep 2019;9:1584.     Open Access

Lombardi G, Ziemann E, Banfi G. Physical activity and bone health: what is the role of immune system? A narrative review of the third way. Front Endocrinol 2019;10:60.     Open Access

Bersini S, Gilardi M, Ugolini GS, Sansoni V, Talò G, Perego S, Zanotti S, Mora M, Soncini M, Vanoni M, Lombardi G, Moretti M. Engineering an environment for the study of fibrosis: A 3D human muscle model with endothelium-specificity and endomysium. Cell Rep 2018 2018;25(13):3858-68.e4.     Open Access

Faraldi M, Gomarasca M, Banfi G, Lombardi G. Free circulating miRNA measurement in clinical settings: the still unresolved issue of normalization. Adv Clin Chem 2018;87:113-39.

Sansoni V, Perego S, Vernillo G, Barbuti A, Merati G, La Torre A, Banfi G, Lombardi G. Effects of repeated sprints training on fracture risk-associated miRNA. Oncotarget 2018;9:18029-40.     Open Access

Lombardi G, Ziemann E, Banfi G. Whole-body cryotherapy in athletes: from therapy to stimulation. An updated review of the literature. Front Physiol 2017;8:258.     Open Access

Sansoni V, Vernillo G, Perego S, Barbuti A, Merati G, Schena F, La Torre A, Banfi G, Lombardi G. Bone turnover response is linked to both acute and established metabolic changes in ultra-marathon runners. Endocrine 2017;56(1):196-204.

Lombardi G, Perego S, Sansoni V, Diani M, Banfi G, Altomare G. Anti-adalimumab antibodies in psoriasis: lack of clinical utility and laboratory evidences. BMJ Open 2016;6(12):e011941.     Open Access

Xu J, Lombardi G, Jiao W, Banfi G. Effects of exercise on bone status in female subjects from young girls to postmenopausal women: an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Sports Med 2016;46(8):1165-82.

Sanchis-Gomar F, Lopez Ramon M, Alis R, Garatachea N, Pareja-Galeano H, Santos Lozano A, Catalan P, Sansoni V, Perego S, Lombardi G, Loellgen H, Bueno H, Serrano-Ostariz E, Lucia A. No evidence of adverse cardiac remodeling in former elite endurance athletes. Int J Cardiol 2016;222:171-7.