Lorenzo Moretta#

Lorenzo Moretta
Membership Number:993
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2009 President Elect, European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS)
  • since 2000 Scientific Director, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova
  • since 1994 Full Professor of General Pathology, University of Genova
  • 1994-2000 Director of Immunopathology Laboratories, National Cancer Research Institute, Genova
  • 1991-1994 Temporary Full Professor of Immunology, University of Turin, Novara
  • 1990-1991 Temporary Full Professor of General Pathology, University of L’Aquila
  • 1984-1989 Associate Professor of Immunopathology, University of Genova. Director of Immunopathology Laboratories, Cancer Research Institute, Genova
  • 1980-1984 Director of Clinical Immunology Laboratories, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1975-1977 Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Cancer Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
  • 1972-1980 Assistant, Institute of Microbiology, University of Genova

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discovery of the first inhibitory and of the first activating NK receptors

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Lyon’s Prize for the best Italian contribution to Immunology/Oncology (co-winner Robin Foà) (Giardini Naxos, Italy)
  • 1998 Cancer Research Institute W.B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology (co-winners K. Kärre and R. Steinman) (New York)
  • 1998 Biotec Award for outstanding contribution to Biotechnology-oriented research in Italy (co-winners A. Mantovani, E. Pinna) (Siena)
  • 1999 The 2nd PISO International Prize for Research (co-winner A.S. Fauci) (Cagliari)
  • 2000 Invernizzi Prize for major advances in Medicine (Milan)
  • 2000 San Salvatore Prize 2000 for excellence in Biomedical research in Immunology and Oncology (Lugano)
  • 2001 Yvette Mayent Prize, Institut Curie (co-winners K. Kärre, A. Moretta) for their work on the natural killer cells of the immune system (Paris)
  • 2001 Novartis Award for Basic Immunology (co-winners K. Kärre, Wayne Yokoyama) (Stockholm)
  • 2001 Liguria Region Prize for fundamental contribution to scientific research (Genova, Italy)
  • 2002 Galeno Prize for outstanding University Career (Milan)
  • 2003 Cristoforo Colombo Medal for scientific merits (Genova)
  • 2004 Highly Cited Scientists Award, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
  • 2006 “Guido Venosta” Prize for excellence in Cancer Research (FIRC/AIRC Foundation) (Rome)
  • 2011 “Delfini D’Argento” Award (Cascina, Pisa)
  • Memberships (by invitation):
    • 2000 Academia Europaea
    • 2003 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
    • 2003 Gruppo 2003 (highly cited scientists)
    • 2009 Accademia dei Lincei
  • Honours
    • 2006 “Commendatore” of the Italian Republic for excellence in science (Rome)

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