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City: Parma

Institution: University of Parma - Infectious Diseases and Hepatology


Biography of Carlo FERRARI

Carlo Ferrari graduated in Medicine at the University of Parma, Italy, and then specialized in Internal Medicine and in Infectious Diseases. In 1979 he became assistant physician at the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Regional Hospital of Parma. From 1985 to 1987 he spent 2 years at the Department of Basic and Clinical Research at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California USA, as postdoctoral fellow in viral immunology, conducting research in the field of the immunopathogenesis of viral hepatitis. In the same Institution he was initially appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor and later as Adjunct Associate Professor. From 1997 to 1999 he was chief of the Laboratory of Viral Immunopathology of the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Parma, Italy. In 1998 he became Associate Professor and later on Full Professor of Infectious Diseases in Italy. From 1999 he is Director of the Unit of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology and of the Laboratory of Viral Immunopathology at the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Parma; from 2016 he is Director of the School of Specialization in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the University of Parma and from 2017 he is the Coordinator of the PhD Course in Translational Medical and Surgical Sciences.

During his career he received several scientific awards from italian (Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, AISF 1992) and international (European Society against Virus Diseases 1988, European Association for the Study of the Liver 1991 and 1994) scientific societies and several grants from various scientific organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, USA, and the European Commission to fund his research in the field of HBV and HCV immunopathogenesis.

He was member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for the Study of Liver (AISF) from 1993 to 1994 and subsequently Italian Secretary from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000 he was Associate Editor of Hepatology. His work has been published in some of the most prestigious scientific journals (Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Virology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology).

PHC's participations

8th PHC – 2015

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

HBV and the immune response -