The Power List 2015
As president of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), Maurizio is dedicated to molecular techniques. Over his career, he’s developed new methods for DNA analysis that take advantage of multiplex PCR, capillary electrophoresis, ligase chain reaction and gradient technologies. His own research interests involve nucleic acids circulating in maternal plasma, molecular diagnostics, and molecular studies of genetic pathologies; he hopes that detecting fetal DNA in maternal plasma will allow noninvasive prenatal diagnosis, as well as having applications in genetics and
oncology. At the moment, as a professor of clinical pathology at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, he is using next-generation sequencing to develop new diagnostic tests. In addition to his role in the IFCC, Maurizio is also president of the European Society of Predictive Medicine and leader of the Clinical Molecular Laboratory and the Genomic Unit for the Diagnosis of Human Pathologies in the Division of Genetics and Cell Biology at IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana.