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Prof. Andrea Piccin

Prof. Andrea Piccin
Professor and Director
Interdisciplinary Medical Research Center South Tyrol (IMREST)

Biography :

Professor Andrea Piccin is a consultant haematologist currently working at the Transfusion Service of San Maurizio Regional Hospital of Bolzano, South Tirol, Italy. He also actively collaborates with the Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria on development of future research projects in Haematology. Over the last years he has been working in Haematology Department & Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of Bolzano Regional Hospital and in the main Units of Haematology in Dublin Hospitals in Ireland. In 2009 Dr Piccin obtained a PhD degree at the University of Trinity College Dublin on a study on “New insight in Sickle Cell Anaemia pathophisiology”. Other activities comprise a study on “Autologus Recovery in Aplastic Anaemia” on behalf of the EBMT Severe Aplastic Anaemia working-party. Previous experience include a MD thesis on “Tandem PBSCT for Multiple Myeloma” (Verona University, Italy) and another MD degree in Paediatric Oncohaematology “Gene Therapy in Medulloblastoma in vivo and in vitro” (Padua University, Italy). He received his Medical Degree in 1996 at Padua University and the Higher Specialist Degree in Haematology in 2002 at Verona University. Dr Andrea Piccin is currently the principal investigator of two National projects on Lymphoma on behalf of the Fondazione Italiana Linfomi (FIL). His main areas of research have focused on evidence-based peer-reviewed haemato-oncology clinical trials and on key clinical questions within the field of Sickle Cell Anaemia, Aplastic Anaemia of paediatric and adults and the elucidation of the relationship between the protein C activation pathway and systemic inflammatory response sepsis syndromes in children with meningitis.

Research Interest :

Dr Andrea Piccin is internationally recognised as an expert in the field of microparticles. His famous article “Circulating microparticles: pathophysiology and clinical implications.” has received over 450 citations todate. He is author and coauthor of more than 200 research original articles, letters, books chapters and book translations. Dr Piccin has been also awarded by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for his contribution in the assistance of sick patients with the “Medal of Solidarity” and the honour of Sir “Cavaliere”. "