Alessandra Biffi and Paolo Fiorina are world-renowned scientists and key-opinion-leaders with deep expertise and experience in autoimmune diseases and gene&cell therapy.
Alessandra Biffi, MD, is a pediatric hematologist and stem cell transplant physician. She is Professor of Pediatrics, University of Padua and Chief of the Pediatric Onco-hematology Unit of Padua Hospital; until September 2018, Director of the Gene Therapy Program, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Principal Scientist at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Chair of the Scientific Review Committee for Gene Therapy at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School.
She published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters. She is actively involved in gene therapy trials for neurological genetic diseases, hemoglobinopathies and immunodeficiencies and has developed a unique expertise in the pre-clinical development and clinical testing of hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy approaches.
Her publication track record includes seminal contribution to the field of cell and gene therapy.
Paolo Fiorina is Director, International Center for T1D, Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Pediatric, University of Milan, Italy; Professor of Endocrinology, L. Sacco Hospital, University of Milan; Chief of Division of Endocrinology, ASST Sacco-Fatebenefratelli, Milan, Italy and Lecturer on Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is actively involved in the Grant Committee of JDRF, Medical Science Review Committee (MSRC) for Islet Biology and Transplantation, Transplant Meeting Committee at the San Raffaele Hospital (Milan), American Heart Association (AHA), and American Society of Transplantation (AST).