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7.4 From an in vivo to an ex vivo engraftment strategy in islet transplantation

Lorenzo Piemonti, Italy

Diabetes Research Institute and Regenerative Medicine and Transplant Unit
IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele
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Personal Statement

At the San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan, Italy) I serve as Director of Diabetes Research Institute ( and Chief of the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Transplantation. I also serve as Head of the Beta Cell Biology Unit (Diabetes Research Institute), and Director of Human Islet Processing Facility, and coordinator of European Consortium for Islet Transplantation that has been providing Human beta Cell Products for research and clinical applications at HSR, in Italy and across state barriers in Europe since 2000 (See European Consortium for Islet Transplantation, I also serve as Professor in Endocrinology at University “Vita Salute San Raffaele” of Milan and as Honorary Visiting Professor at Vrije Universiteit of Brussel. My area of expertise is mainly focused on diabetes and pancreatology. In particular I have large experience about diabetes and pancreatic cancer. I have in the past studied the role of innate immunity in islet cell biology (especially in the human model of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes recipient) and in pancreatic cancer biology (especially the role of chemokines and chemokine receptor system in inducing leukocytes infiltration). In addition, my research interests include beta cell replacement, immune tolerance induction strategies, dendritic cell biology, stem cells. I currently serve as section Editor of Cell Transplantation-the Regenerative Medicine Journal and as associated editor of Transplant International, as member of editorial board of Acta Dibetologia, as treasurer of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (2019-2023, IPITA) of The Transplantation Society (TTS), as member of the National Committee for Food Safety (2018-2021, Italian Ministry of Health), as member of the steering committee The European Pancreas and Islet Transplant Registry (EPITR 2020-2025), as  member of the National Board and scientific coordinator of the Italian Society of Diabetes (SID, 2020-2024) and previously (2011-2017) as member of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) committee of European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and Councilor of IPITA (2015-2019).


Publication activity (December 2022)

Lorenzo Piemonti authored a total of 285 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals surveyed in PubMed. H-index (31/12/2022): 59 Web of Science; 63 Scopus; 72 Google Scholar. Considering the period 2017-present Lorenzo Piemonti authored a total of 122 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals for an impact factor of 902.505 (mean impact factor: 7.398)

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