Director Centre for Rare Diseases Helios Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken GmbH Wiesbaden, Germany.
Coordinator European Reference Network For Hereditary Metabolic Diseases, MetabERN
Chair, ERN Coordinators Group
Maurizio Scarpa, MD PhD, paediatrician, is the Director of the Centre for Rare Diseases at the Helios Dr Horst Schmidt Kliniken GmbH in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is Professor of Paediatrics at the Dept. for the Woman and Child Health, University of Padova, Italy, and the Co-Founder of the Brains For Brain Foundation, together with Prof. David Begley, Kings College of London, London, UK.
Prof. Scarpa earned his medical degree, doctorate and residency in Paediatrics at the University of Padova in Italy. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology and gene expression at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and in genetics and gene therapy at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Institute for Molecular Genetics, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA.
He has been the Director of the PhD Course on Genetics and Biochemistry at the Dept. for the Woman and Child Health at the University of Padova, Italy.
He served as vice-Dean for the International Affairs at the University of Padova and Director of the International Affairs Office at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Padova, Italy.
He is the Coordinator of the European DGSANTE Project, INNERMED.
Prof. Scarpa has extensive expertise as a basic scientist in genetics and biotechnology, as well as a clinician in the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric rare disorders, neurometabolic diseases in particular. He is especially interested in developing innovative health approaches for the diagnosis and the treatment of metabolic inherited diseases, to this aim he is also collaborating with the major Biotech Companies as external independent expert.
Prof. Scarpa´s teaching and educational interests aim, among other, at the development of a MD/PhD European Program on Inherited Metabolic Diseases.
Prof. Scarpa is the Coordinator of the European Reference Network for Hereditary Metabolic Diseases, MetabERN, formed by 69HCPs in 18 EU countries and treating 43000 metabolic patients, and he is the Chair of the ERN Coordinators Working Group.
Prof. Scarpa is author of about 140 international peer reviewed clinical and scientific papers, book chapters and reviews.