Titel: Macrophages: Biology and Role in the Pathology of Diseases
Autoren/Herausgeber: Subhra K. Biswas, Alberto Mantovani (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Gewicht: 1,097 g
Alberto Mantovani was born in Milan in 1948. He graduated (summa cum laude) in 1973 in Medicine at the University of Milan and in 1976 he specialized in Oncology at the University of Pavia. Since 2001 he is full Professor of General Pathology, School of Medicine, State University of Milan. Since October 2005 he is Scientific Director of Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Milan, Italy and President and founder of the Fondazione Humanitas per la Ricerca. In addition, the discovery that pro- and anti- inflammatory signals not only regulate the level of chemokine production but also the level of receptions offers a new level of understanding of how the system functions and possible targets for therapeutic interventions. Finally, his group has cloned the PTX3 (cDNA and genome, human and mouse), the first member of the long pentraxin family and defined his function in innate immunity and inflammation.Dr. Biswas was born in Kolkata, India in 1973. He completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Cellular Immunology) in 2002, working on macrophage biology under Prof. A. Sodhi at Banaras Hindu University, India. Thereafter, he was a postdoctoral visiting scientist at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", Milan (Italy) working in the group of Prof. A. Mantovani and A. Sica. During this period, he was awarded a fellowship of the Alfredo Leonardi and G. Pfeiffer Foundation (2003). His principal research contribution includes the first molecular characterization of tumor associated macrophages. In 2005, he joined the Bioinformatics Institute (A*STAR) in Singapore as Research Scientist (In-Charge) of the Cell Interaction group, before moving to Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR in 2007 to head the Human Innate Immunity lab. Dr. Biswas is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.