Dr. Massimo Gentile obtained his Degree in Medicine (1999) from University of Perugia, Italy, and did Specialization in Hematology (2003), “La Sapienza”, from University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Gentile is currently Acting Interim Director of the Hematology Unit, at Azienda Ospedaliera of Cosenza, Italy, and is working at this institute since Nov 2005. He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 155 articles in various international journals, having over 2,775 total citations. He has published mainly in the subject areas of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Microbiology.
) Department of Molecular Medicine Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy
Roberto Castelli MD, is an assistant professor of Haematology at the University of Milan. He completed his post-graduated specialty in Hematology and Internal Medicine. The scientific interest mainly in the field of myeloid diseases such as Myelodisplastic and Myeloprolipherative neoplasms. One point of interest is cancer related thrombosis and bleeding. He has published around 50 original papers ,some of excellence as Autoimmunity review, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Haematologica, British journal of Haematology, Blood, American journal of Hematology. Teaching in Haematology and Internal Medicine in various degree courses. Clinical activity in Haematology and Coagulopathies division University Hospital of Milan.
) Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences University of Milan Milan Italy
Dr. Michael D. Diamantidis (28/12/1976) received his medical diploma (2001, AuTH, Greece), and his specialty (hematologist, 2012). His PhD involves MDS (Excellent, 2011, AuTH). Beyond clinical work, he has strong research interest and 30 publications (New Engl J Med, Leuk Res). He is expert reviewer for 40 journals (Br J Haematol). He currently serves as Editorial Board member in Leukemia Research. After national scholarship, he conducted post-doc in AML (Erasmus MC, Netherlands, group of Prof. Delwel, 2013-2014). Since June 2014, he works as consultant hematologist (General Hospital of Larissa, Greece). His research interests include MDS, AML, MPNs, lymphomas, MM, hemoglobinopathies.
) Thalassemia Unit General Hospital of Larissa Larissa Greece
Dr. Paul Edward Kaloostian MD, FAANS, FACS, completed his medical school education from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. Dr. Kaloostian is currently Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (since 2017) at University of California at Riverside, USA. His specialty is in the following areas: Complex Spine, Spinal Oncology, Brain Tumors, Pituitary tumors, Cranial and Spinal Trauma, Adult and Pediatric, Minimally invasive spinal surgery, Endoscopic cranial surgery, Neuro-navigation cranial and Spinal. He has authored/co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, more than 13 peer-reviewed scientific books, more than 140 peer-reviewed chapters, and has been involved in around 10 grants.
) Riverside School of Medicine University of California Riverside, CA USA
Marcello Ciaccio is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Director of Section of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Medicine of the Department of Biopathology and Medical and Biotechnologies at the University of Palermo. Moreover, he is Director of the Complex Operating Unit of Analysis of Laboratory Medicine - CoreLab of the A.O.U.P. Palermo. He has been invited to take part in several conferences as moderator and as speaker. He is the Chair of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC). He has published over 300 scientific papers and he is reviewer of several scientific journals.
) Department of Biopathology, Medical and Biotechnologies University of Palermo Palermo Italy
With many career avenues available to scientists today, I view academic research as the most productive pathway to test clinically relevant hypotheses through unbiased basic research. I have published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers in high-impacted scientific journals. My research has been supported by NIH/NIGMS, Leukemia Research Foundation, Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and a NIH T32 grant. My current research interests focus on Stem cell biology and pathophysiology of bone marrow failure and leukemia; identifying and targeting the alternative oxidative DNA-damage response pathways required for cancer progression; the role of a major proliferating protein, nucleophosmin in cancer development.
) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences West Virginia University Morgantown, WV USA
My current position is as an Assistant Professor of Laboratory Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in TEI of Athens, Department of Medical Laboratories. I study the erythrocyte storage lesion, aging, cell programmed death, eryptosis in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro. I am skilled on flow cytometer, SDS-PAGE, western blood, Eliza. I study the erythrocyte apoptosis, aging and clearance using monoclonal antibodies and annexin V. My new research interests are the red cell microparticles in health and many diseases.
) Medical Laboratories Technological Educational Institute of Athens Athens Greece
Dr. Thanusak Tatu obtained Bachelor Degree in Science (Medical Technology) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand; Master Degree in Science (Clinical Biochemistry) from Mahidol University, Thailand; and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from University of Oxford, the United Kingdom. He presently is the professional medical technologist and university lecturer at Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, being specialized in laboratory hematology and clinical microscopy. His expert is on thalassemia & hemoglobinopathies. His research focuses on genotype/phenotype relation of thalassemia & hemoglobinopathies, screening for thalassemia carrier, application of monoclonal antibody in thalassemia diagnosis and study of genetic background of HbF reactivation in normal Thai adults, Thai b-thalassemia and Thai HbE carriers.
) Department of Medical Technology Chiangmai University Chiang mai Thailand
Dr. Serena Valsami received Certificate of Medical Specialty in Haematology (2005), after she completed her tertiary education (1995) and residency (2004). She had also received her official license to medical practice in Nov 1995. Dr. Valsami obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree (2007) from University of Athens, Greece. She currently holds two key positions, i.e. (1) Assistant Professor in Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Greece, and (2) Honorary Consultant at the Laboratory of Haematology and Hospital Blood Transfusion Department, Aretaieion University Hospital, Greece. She has been involved in the publication of many articles, book chapters and proceedings, as well as in the presentations of abstracts.
) Blood Transfusion Department National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens Greece