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Andrea Biondi

MD
University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Name
Andrea Biondi

Organization
University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Short Biography
Prof. Andrea Biondi is the Director of the Pediatric Department, Full Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza (MI) Italy. He is the Scientific Director of the "M.Tettamanti" Research Center for leukaemic and haematological diseases of children, and of "S. Verri" Cellular and Gene Therapy Laboratory. He was Chairman of the European Hematology Association (EHA) Nomination Committee, President of the SIOP-Europe, Chair of AIEOP (the Italian National Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Study Group), and Chairman (up to March 2022) of the International-BFM Study Group. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), EHA, SIOP. His research focuses on the molecular characterization of pediatric leukemia, either in term of cloning and identification of new genes as well as in the use of molecular tools in clinical studies leading the standardization of molecular technique for the assessment of Minimal residual Disease in childhood ALL. Since 2007 he promotes several innovative pre-clinical and clinical research projects in the field of cellular and gene therapy for childhood ALL. One project specifically resulted in the filing of a new patent for non-viral transduction method of Chimeric-Antigen-Receptor genes in CIK cells. He is the author of over 600 publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.