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Lorenzo Piemonti, MD, born in Carate Brianza, graduated with Summa cum Laude at the University of Milan in 1994, and specialized with Summa Cum Laude in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and in Micro and Experimental surgery at the University of Milan in 2000 and 2004, respectively. At the San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan, Italy), he serves as Director of Diabetes Research Institute (https://research.hsr.it/en/institutes/diabetes-research-institute.html) and Director of Human Islet Transplantation Program  He also serves as Chief of the Beta Cell Biology Unit (https://research.hsr.it/en/institutes/diabetes-research-institute/beta-cell-biology.html), and Director of Human Islet Processing Facility, and coordinator of European Consortium for Islet Transplantation that has been providing Human beta Cell Products for research and clinical applications at OSR, in Italy and across state barriers in Europe since 2000. He also serve as Professor in Endocrinology at University “Vita Salute San Raffaele” of Milan and as Visiting Professor at Vrije Universiteit of Brussel. His area of expertise is mainly focused on diabetes and pancreatology. In particular, he has large experience about diabetes therapy and pathophysiology, regenerative medicine and pancreatic cancer. In addition, his research interests include beta cell replacement, immune tolerance induction strategies, dendritic cell biology, and stem cells. He currently serves as section Editor of Cell Transplantation-the Regenerative Medicine Journal and as associated editor of Transplant International, as member of editorial board of Acta Dibetologia, as treasurer of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (2019-2023, IPITA) of The Transplantation Society (TTS), as member of the National Committee for Food Safety (2018-2021, Italian Ministry of Health), as member of the steering committee of The European Pancreas and Islet Transplant Registry (EPITR 2020-2025), as  member of the National Board and scientific coordinator of the Italian Society of Diabetes (SID, 2020-2024) and previously (2011-2017) as member of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA) committee of European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and Councilor of IPITA (2015-2019).