Marco Valussi, ITALY
Antiviral and virucidal properties of essential oils: a systematic review
Marco Valussi is a Clinical Phytotherapist with a specific expertise in essential oils; he works as consultant for the distilling industry and as educator and writer in the fields of herbal medicine, aromatherapy and medicinal plants. He also works as a consultant for NGOs working in developing countries, as a distilling and herbal extracts specialist.
He studied Forestry Science in Italy, and then gained his degree in Herbal Medicine (BSc. (Hons.)) in 1998 from Middlesex University, London, after obtaining a Diploma in Aromatherapy in 1995 from ITHMA.
Since 1996 Marco has written more than 100 professional articles on the subject of essential oils and herbal medicines. In 2012 he published the second edition of a professional textbook on essential oil science with Tecniche Nuove (Milan, Italy)
Marco is also a visiting Professor at the Masters in Medicinal plants at the Universities of Florence, Siena and Pisa.
He also works as a consultant for internationals NGOs working in developing countries.In particular he has worked in Kenya for CTM - Altromercato, in Nepal for Oxfam, in Colombia for COE - UCODEP, and in Cabo Verde for the EU.
He is a member of the Scientific Committees for the professional magazine "L'Erborista", for the Italian Society of Herbal Science and Technology (SISTE) and for the association for ecological dermatology Skineco.
Marco is the Italian referent for EHPA (European Herbal Practitioners Association).
Together with Didier PESONI (France) and Pascale FRENNET (Belgium), Marco will be presenting on their collaborative international project: Conducting a systematic review of the antiviral and virucidal properties of essential oils.