Conference Chairpersons

Maria-Domenica Cappellini
Milan, Italy
Department of Clinical Sciences and Community
University of Milan
IRCCS Ca’Granda Foundation Maggiore Policlinico Hospital

Stuart Orkin

Boston, USA

David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
HHMI Investigator
Boston Children’s Hospital

Bio

Valeria Santini

Florence, Italy
MDS UNIT, Hematology
AOU-Careggi University Hospital
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Bio

Faculty

Alessandra Balduini
Pavia, Italy
Department of Molecular Medicine
University of Pavia

Rafael Bejar
La Jolla, USA
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Moores Cancer Center, University of California

Lionel Blanc
New York, USA
Nelkin Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell
Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine and Pediatrics
Head, Nelkin Laboratory of Pediatric Oncology
Head, Laboratory of Developmental Erythropoiesis
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Institute of Molecular Medicine

Bio

Emery Bresnick
Madison, USA
Gary Felsenfeld Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology
Director, Wisconsin Blood Cancer Research Institute
Co-Director, Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms Program, Carbone Cancer Center
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research

Clara Camaschella
Milan, Italy
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna
Università Vita e Salute
IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

Bio

Maria-Domenica Cappellini
Milan, Italy
Department of Clinical Sciences and Community
University of Milan
IRCCS Ca’Granda Foundation Maggiore Policlinico Hospital

Jean-Laurent Casanova
New York, USA
St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
Rockefeller Branch, The Rockefeller University

Marina Cavazzana
Paris, France
Département de Biothérapie
Unité d’Hémaphérèse Thérapeutique
Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades

Lydie Da Costa
Paris, France
Service d’Hématologie Biologique
CHU Hôpital Robert Debré
Université Paris

Lucia De Francheschi
Verona, Italy
Department of Medicine
Section of Internal Medicine
University of Verona, Policlinico GB Rossi

Bio

Alexander Drakesmith
Oxford, UK
Medical Sciences Division
University of Oxford

Pierre Fenaux
Paris, France
Département (DMU) d’hématologie et immunologie
St-Louis Hospital

Bio

Mark Fleming
Boston, USA
S. Burt Wolbach Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Pathologist-in-Chief
Boston Children’s Hospital

Michaela Fontenay
Paris, France
Laboratoire d’Hématologie
Institut Cochin – Université Paris Descartes

Bio

Tomas Ganz
Los Angeles, USA
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Mehrdad Ghashghaeinia
Tübingen, Germany
Physiologisches Institut
Universität Tübingen

Oliver Hermine
Paris, France
Service Hematologie et Immunologie
Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades

Douglas Higgs
Oxford, UK

MRC Molecular Haematology Unit
MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital

Bio

Achille Iolascon

Naples, Italy

Professor of Medical Genetics
Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology
University of Naples Federico II

Bio

Jonathan Irish
Nashville, UK
Vanderbilt University

Shahram Kordasti

London, UK

Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in Applied Cancer Immunopathology
& Honorary Clinical Haematologist (GSTT)
Systems Cancer Immunology Lab
CRUK-KHP Cancer Centre
School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences
King’s College London

Bio

Giancarlo Liumbruno
Roma, Italy
Director General National Blood Centre
National Institute of Health

Arsene Mekinian
Paris, France
Saint-Antoine Hospital

Irene Motta
Milan, Italy
Department of Medicine
IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
and
Department of Clinical Science and Community Health
Università degli Studi di Milano

Martina Muckenthaler

Heidelberg, Germany

Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit
European Molecular Biology Laboratory and University of Heidelberg

Bio

Mohandas Narla
New York, USA
New York Blood Center

 

Stuart Orkin

Boston, USA

David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
HHMI Investigator
Boston Children’s Hospital

Bio

Antonio Piga

Turin, Italy

Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences
University of Turin

Bio

Uwe Platzbecker

Leipzig, Germany

Medical Clinic and Policlinic 1 Hematology and Cellular Therapy
Leipzig University Hospital

Bio

John Porter
London, UK
Professor of Haematology and Consultant Haematologist
Head of Red Cell Unit
University College London and UCL

Garça Porto
Porto, Portugal
University of Porto

Marc H.G.P. Raaijmakers

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Department of Hematology
Erasmus MC Cancer Institute

Bio

Roberta Russo

Naples, Italy

Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare e Biotecnologie Mediche
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Bio

Vijay Sankaran

Boston, USA

Division of Hematology/Oncology
Boston Children’s Hospital

Bio

Valeria Santini

Florence, Italy
MDS UNIT, Hematology
AOU-Careggi University Hospital
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Bio

Akiko Shimamura
Boston, USA
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Harvard Medical School

Bio

Laura Silvestri
Milan, Italy
Department of regulation of iron metabolism Unit
UniSR – San Raffaele Scientific Institute

Bio

Eric Solary
Paris, France
Département d’Hématologie
Institut de Cancérologie Gustave Roussy

Bio

Ali Taher
Beirut, Libanon
Professor of Medicine, Hematology & Oncology
Director – Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute
Vice Chair – Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Founding Director – Fellowship and Residents Research Program, Faculty of Medicine
American University of Beirut Medical Center

Bio

Emanuela Tolosano
Turin, Italy
Department Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences
Molecular Biotechnology Center University of Torino

Bio

Vip Viprakasit
Bangkok, Thailand
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Thalasemia Reseach Program
Division of Hematology & Oncology
Department of Pediatrics & Siriraj Thalasemia Center
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Mahidol University

Bio

Mitchell Weiss
Memphis, USA
Hematology Department
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital