Massimiliano Mazzone

Full Professor

Molecular Biology
Full Professor

Massimiliano Mazzone pursued a master’s degree in medical biotechnology in 2002, completing the five-year course with full marks and exceptional honors at the School of Medicine, University of Torino, Italy. His PhD in Cell Science and Technology was completed in 2007 at the Division of Molecular Oncology, at the University of Torino, Italy.

From November 2006 to January 2009, he served as a EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vesalius Research Center, VIB, Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. He is currently the Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Inflammation and Angiogenesis at the Center for Cancer Biology, VIB, and Full Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium. He started as a Junior Group Leader from March 2009 to September 2014, progressed to become a Group Leader from October 2014 to December 2017, and currently holds the position of Senior Group Leader. From 2018 to 2021, he. Has he has been appointed Extraordinary Professor at the University or Torino. Starting from January 2024, he was appointed full professor at Hunimed University and became Head of the Laboratory of Immuno-Oncology and Macrophage Dynamics.

Academic honors, awards and prices:

  • November 2023 ERC Proof-of-Concept
  • September 2023 FEBS Lecture Award
  • June 2022 EMBO Keynote Lecture Award
  • February 2022 ERC Proof-of-Concept
  • June 2021 EMBO Member
  • November 2017 ERC Consolidator Grant
  • August 2016 ERC Proof-of-Concept
  • December 2015 Foundation AstraZeneca Award
  • July 2015 Chiara D’Onofrio Award (Senior category) from the Foundation Chiara D’Onofrio and the Italian Association for Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Torino, July 1st)
  • November 2014 EMBO Young Investigator Award 2014
  • November 2014 André Vander Stricht-Emile Carpentier Prize, King Baudouin Foundation (Brussels, November 11th)
  • August 2012 ERC Starting Grant
  • May 2012 Foundation Andrea and Libi Lorini Award 2011
  • September 2010 Prof. Karel-Lodewijk Verleysen Award, Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine
  • May 2010 Research Council Award 2010, KU Leuven
  • April 2010 Burgen Award, Academy of Europe
  • November 2009 Rimaux-Bartier Schenking Award
  • May 2008 Science Award for the best abstract, 8th ESH conference on angiogenesis (Paris, May 9th-12th)
  • January 2007 Selected for the FEBS Long-Term Fellowship
  • December 2006 EMBO Long-Term Fellowship
  • May 2005 Giulia Colletta Award, Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC)

Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.