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Prof. Dr. Josef Smolen

Head of Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna

Being one of the founding fathers of CeMM I am very happy to see the institute under the leadership of Giulio Superti-Furga growing and flourishing to an internationally renowned research center with high impact on precision medicine. The model of establishing patient oriented basic research focusing on the most challenging diseases next to a leading university hospital proved true: from the scientist’s and immunologist’s perspective I can certify that CeMM managed to contribute major breakthroughs especially in my expert field of inflammation as well as in cancer, immune disorders and rare diseases. From the clinical view I am very happy that our patients can already profit from CeMM’s research in diagnosis and targeted therapy.