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Biography

Professor Francesco Dazzi has been working on the biology and clinical applications of cellular therapies in haemopoietic stem cell transplantation for the last 20 years. He obtained an MD and a PhD at Padua University Medical School (Italy) and subsequently trained as a Haematologist at Verona University and at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London, UK). He was appointed Senior Lecturer and then Professor in Stem Cell Biology at Imperial College in 2005. In 2014 he moved to King’s College London where he is Professor of Regenerative & Haematological Medicine and leads Cellular Therapies for Kings’ Health Partners.

Francesco pioneered a large and highly successful cellular immunotherapy programme for leukaemia and characterised the immunosuppressive effects of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC). His team successfully tested MSC in pre-clinical models and the work has formed the basis of UK wide clinical studies.

Professor Dazzi was appointed to the role of Vice-Dean (International) for the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine in 2019.