Institution: University College London Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
Biography of Massimo PINZANI
Massimo Pinzani is Professor of Medicine at University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom. He is a clinical and translational hepatologist, Sheila Sherlock Chair of Hepatology and Director of the UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Division of Medicine. He is one of the pioneers in the research dedicated to cellular and molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis and relative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Current research is centred on regenerative medicine and in particular on the development of extracellular matrix scaffold of liver, pancreas and small intestine for cell bioengineering and 3D disease modelling. Professor Pinzani research activity is summarised in more than 250 original peer-reviewed publications (H Index of 91, Scopus). He has served in the governing and scientific boards of major international organization in the area of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, and as Editor in Chief and Associate Editor of top peer reviewed international journals in the area of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He served as Educational Councilor and member of the governing board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) (2015-2019). He is currently Chairman of the EASL Consortium for Regenerative Hepatology and co-founder of Engitix Ltd, an UCL spin-off company dedicated to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with particular focus on the liver and digestive tract.