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aHUS What we have learned in the past 20 years

Presenter: Marina Noris MD


In 1986 I received a degree in Pharmacological Chemistry at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”. Since 1987 I have been working at the Mario Negri Institute as a research fellow from 1987 to 1992, as a Researcher from 1992 to 1996, and from 1996 as the head of the Laboratory of Immunology and Genetics of Transplantation and Rare Diseases.

In February 2006 I received a PhD in Genetics at the University of Maastricht. From 2006 to 2010 I was a member of the Editorial board of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. From 2013 I am a member of the European Complement Network Board. From July 2015 I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immunology. From 2016 I am a member of the Research Club “Top Italian Women Scientists 2016” promoted by Onda.

I have published more than 170 articles on peer-reviewed International Journals and I have written several chapters for scientific books in fields of nephrology, pathogenesis and genetics of hemolytic uremic syndrome and related thrombotic microangiopathies and on the immunology of transplantation.

My main areas of interest are:

  • Diagnosis, pathogenesis and genetics of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Genetics of the nephrotic syndrome
  • Search for genetic causes of glomerulopathy with fibronectin deposits
  • Immunology of transplantation and strategies for tolerance induction.