SIBE, Società Italiana di Biologia Evoluzionistica - ISEB, Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology

Honorary Members

Honorary Members are personalities that, in the opinion of the shareholders' meeting, have done national and/or intenational activities of particular relevance for the purposes of the Society.
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Luca Cavalli-Sforza was born in Genova in 1922, he got the degree in medicine in Pavia in 1944. He worked at the University of Cambridge, Parma, Pavia and Stanford, were he collaborated, among the others, with Adriano Buzzati-Traverso, Ronald A. Fisher, e Joshua Lederberg. He is professor emeritus of genetics at the University of Stanford. His papers include studies on the genetics of bacteria, but the human population genetics has been the main research interest of Luca Cavalli-Sforza in the last 40 years. During his career he has published few hundreds of papers and several books, among which, in collaboration with Paolo Menozzi and Alberto Piazza, "History and Geography of Human Genes". From 1991 he directed the Human Genome Diversity Project and in 1999 he got the Balzan Prize.
Pietro Omodeo  

Pietro Omodeo
Pietro Omodeo was born in Cefalù in 1919 and he got the degree in Natural Sciences in Pisa in 1940. He was the assistant of Emanuele Padoa from 1950 to 1955. Professor of general Biology and Zoology at the University of Siena, from 1965 at the University of Padoa, where he also teached History of scientific thought, in 1983 move to the University of Roma Tor Vergata. He published papers and monographies on karyology, systematics and biogeography of oligochets. He wrote articles on relevant scientific personalities and on the main ideas of Biology. He also published a Biology treatise (1977) and many volumes, among which: Creazionismo ed evoluzionismo (1988) and Alle origini delle scienze naturali (1492-1632) (2001). He received the Gold Medal of 'Benemerito della Scuola, della Cultura e dell’Arte' from the President Sandro Pertini.