CAR T Cells

Franco Locatelli will give the 2021/22 Marco Fraccaro lecture entitled Engineering somatic cells to cure inherited congenital disorders and neoplasia at 5.00 pm on May 11th in the lecture theatre of Collegio Cairoli.

F Locatelli is the director of the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology of the Ospedale Bambin Gesù in Rome and since February 2019 he serves as Chair of Consiglio superiore di Sanità, the main advisory board if the Italian Ministry of Health on matters of Public Health. He also chaired more recently until the 30th of March 2022 the Covid-19 'Comitato Tecnico Scientifico' of the Italian Ministry of Health.

The Marco Fraccaro is given each year by a distinguished medical scientist in order to commemorate the life and work of Marco Fraccaro, a pioneer in medical genetics and medical research and professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Pavia from 1962 to 2001. The lecture is organised jointly by Collegio Cairoli, the College which M Fraccaro directed from 1971 to 2002 and Collegio A Volta.

Further information about the 2021/22 M Fraccaro lecture can be found at this page and the poster of the lecture is available at this link.

Several CAR-T cells (white) attacking a cancer cell. Courtesy of Steve Gschmeissner, Science Photo Library.

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