Prof. Dr.  Francesco De Seta (I)

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor Francesco De Seta (I)


Associate Professor at Università degli Studi di Trieste

  • Italy

Dr. Francesco De Seta is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Trieste, Italy where he is involved in clinical practice, teaching and research in the areas of microbiome, obstetrics and urogenital infection diseases.

After receiving his medical degree the Medical School of Pavia in 1991, he did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Trieste where he now works with an internationally recognized group that was responsible for the first paper on the proteomic analysis of human cervico-vaginal fluids published in the journal, “Proteome Research” . In 2007-2008 he was Research Assistant Professor in the Gynecologic infectious disease research program at Des Moines University (Des Moines USA) and has continued in that position until 2010 where he continued to make short term research visits to pursue genomic and microbiomic studies in women who deliver prematurely. He was also associated with the International prematurity research group organized by the World Health Organization PREBIC (Preterm Birth International Consortium) that connected him with physicians and scientists who study the causes and complication and interventions for prematurity at locations around the world. In 2013 Dr De Seta was Member of Scientific Commettee of National Public Health on the Infectious Diseaaes in Obstetric and Gynecology (National and Interdisciplinary Guidelines for Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection).

Now he is continuing clinical studies and research on urinary tract infection, vaginitis and vaginosis with next generation sequencing methods. Since 2018 prof De Seta is part of an organizing Committee for a “Permanent School on Human Microbiome”(Turin-Italy).

He is currently a member of several scientific societies as ISIDOG (International Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology), International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and vice-president of SIMAST (Italian Society for Sexually Transmitted Infections).

Prof De Seta is authorcoauthor of more than 120 published papers in PUBMED