King's College London, London (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)
Mauro Giacca, MD PhD, is Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, King’s College London, UK. Until 2019, he has served as the Director-General of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, a United Nations organization in Trieste, Italy. He is the President Elect of the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR)-European Section and has served in the scientific councils of several biotechnology centres internationally. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the UK. His research interests focus on the development of novel biotherapeutics for cardiovascular disorders, in particular growth factors and microRNAs that stimulate cardiac protection and regeneration after myocardial infarction. He is considered an expert in the generation of AAV vectors for cardiovascular applications. He has published over 370 papers in international journals.