8-9 December 2017

Prof. Letizia Mazzini

National Expert Motor Neuron Diseases Center, University of Novara
Provisional title: “Stem cell strategies and cell products in motor neuron diseases

Letizia Mazzini is a neurologist, Director of the Tertiary ALS Center at the University of Novara The main scientific interests are in the field of basic and clinical research on motor neuron diseases. She cooperated as investigator in many multicenter therapeutic trials in ALS. Head of the first phase 1 study authorized by the Italian Institute of Health on clinical application of mesenchymal autologous stem cells in ALS and clinical coordinator of the phase 1 and phase II clinical studies on neural fetal stem cell transplantation in ALS. She has authored or co-authored 142 papers on peer-reviewed international journals, as well as books, edited books, e-books. She received more than 3323 citations, with h-index = 32 (Sources: ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus). She acted as reviewer for several journals in the fields of ALS. Actually member of the Italian neurological society subgroup on MND and of the scientific advisory board of the Italian ALS Association.