Andrea Remuzzi graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1979. From 1982 to 1984 he was a visiting scientist at M.I.T. (Fluid Mechanical Laboratory and Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Womens’ Hospital). From 1984 he was a research investigator at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan and Bergamo, in 1999 he then went on to Head the Department of Bioengineering of the “Mario Negri” Institute in Bergamo, Italy. Between 1998-2007 he was also Contract Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Department of Bioengineering and in 2007 he became Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bergamo.
His research activity has resulted in over 140 publications in international and national scientific journals on several topics of bioengineering, biophysics, renal and vascular pathophysiology and over 20 book chapters, books, reviews and editorials. His educational endeavours include organizing and managing events, teaching at University level and the tutoring of PhD students (Mario Negri Institute, Milano; Open University, London; Maastricht University, The Netherlands).
His main areas of interest range from Engineering to Pathophysiology in the field of transport phenomena in biological systems (filtration of macromolecules, interaction between circulating cells and vascular wall, characterization of the motion of blood in large vessels and in the microcirculation, in physiological and pathological conditions), effect of shear stress on endothelial cell function in vitro and in vivo, morphometrical analysis of the ultrastructure of the glomerular capillary, mathematical models for the filtration of water and neutral macromolecules across the glomerular capillary wall, three-dimensional reconstruction of large arteries from digital images, computational fluid dynamics in large arteries and in the microcirculation, pancreatic cell transplantation in experimental models of insulin dependent diabetes and tissue engineering.
He has lead ten research projects for Fondazione Compagnia San Paolo (Torino), Italian Ministry of Research, Fondazione CARIPLO (Milano), European Union projects (FP6, FP7 and LIFE+) in two projects also acting as coordinator.