GIUSEPPE REMUZZI - M.D. - F.R.C.P.
Research Coordinator, Negri Bergamo Laboratories and the Daccò Centre
Prof. Giuseppe Remuzzi was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1949. Upon
completion of his medical training at the University of Pavia in 1974, he received specialty
training in Hematology and Nephrology at the University of Milan.
Since 1975, he has pursued his academic career at the Ospedali Riuniti of Bergamo, where he
was appointed Professor of Nephrology and Director of the Department of Medicine and
Transplantation in 1996. Since 1999, he is Director of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis of
the same hospital. The Negri Bergamo Laboratories, which he has directed since 1984, is a group of
basic scientists, physiologists, pharmacologists, molecular and cellular biologists, pathologists
and clinicians devoted to the study of renal disease. As Research Coordinator of the Negri Bergamo
Laboratories and the affiliated Clinical Research Center for Rare Diseases "Aldo e Cele
Dacco", both divisions of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, he conduct
a diverse team of researchers studying human renal diseases and their corresponding experimental
models from the perspective of pathophysiology and therapeutic intervention. He touched major
advances in many areas of nephrology, with particular focus on platelet endothelial interactions,
vascular prostaglandin biology, coagulation and renal disease, progression of renal disease,
experimental models of glomerular damage, and transplant immunology and tolerance. Particularly his
contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of hemolytic uremic syndrome,
prostaglandin metabolism in pregnancy, renal vascular biology in uremia, the role of protein
trafficking in renal disease progression, the induction of graft tolerance by intrathymic injection
of donor antigens, the role of the co-stimulatory CD28-B67 pathway in transplant rejection and the
prevention of renal and cardiovascular damage in diabetes.
Prof. Remuzzi serves on editorial boards of numerous journals including the prestigious New
England Journal of Medicine and is member of the International Advisory Board of The Lancet.
In recognition of his achievements, he has been awarded in 1998 honorary memberships of the
Association of American Physicians and the British Royal College of Physicians. In 2001 he was
nominated Chairman of the Research Committee of the COMGAN (Commission on Global Advancement of
Nephrology) of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). He received an Honorary Professorship
at the University of Maastricht in 2003.
In 2005 during the World Congress of Nephrology in Singapore he received the ISN Jean
Hamburger Award and in November 2007 he received during the annual congress of the American Society
of Nephrology the precious John P. Peters Award.
Prof. Remuzzi has authored and co-authored more than 885 scientific articles, reviews and
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