6th Iranian Joint Cardiovascular Congress

6<sup>th</sup> Iranian  Joint Cardiovascular Congress
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Prof. Antonio Amoroso: biographical sketch  (January 2018)



Born in Rome on 19 January 1955, Prof. Antonio Amoroso graduated in Medicine in Turin in 1979 and specializing in Immunohematology in Ferrara in 1983. In 1988 he became Assistant in the Service of Transplant Immunology Molinette Hospital in Turin and at the Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Turin, he became Associate Professor in 1992. In 1996 he moved to the Faculty of Medicine, University of Trieste. 1996 to 2004 he was Director of the Medical Genetics Service, Institute for Childhood IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, and 2000 to 2004 Director of the Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences - University of Trieste and Head of the Postgraduate School in Medical Genetics. Since 1999 he is Full Professor of Medical Genetics at University of Trieste and since 2004 at University of Turin. Since 2004 he is Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Biology at the University Hospital “Città della Salute e della Scienza” in Turin and since 2005 he is Coordinator of the Regional Transplant Centre. In addition to a busy teaching courses in the Faculty of Medicine,. After the direction of the Department of Transplant at the University Hospital of Torino, he became Director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine.

He coordinated (2005-2011) the PhD Program in Human Genetics and actually he is the Director of the Postgraduate School of Medical Genetics at the University of Turin, Italy

He was  President (2014 -2016) of the Italian Society of Human Genetics (https://www.sigu.net/) and member of the Scientific Committee of the European Federation of Immunogenetics (https://www.efi-web.org/). He was member of the Scientific Committee and Chairman of the European Human Genetics Society  Congress in 2014.

He is member of the Italian Biotecnology Comettee (http://presidenza.governo.it/biotecnologie/eng/index.html)

His scientific interests were mainly focused on Immunogenetics, genetics of complex diseases, molecular genetics, Clinical genetics, Genetics of the immune response and  Immunological factors relevant in transplantation. He has authored more than 200 full length publications in scientific journals with Impact Factor (Total I.F.: 840,59 (research gate); H. Index (google scholar): 44 Total n. citations (google scholar): 7079)