Prof. Loriano Ballarin visited the MGSE already as an ETT-Fellow from mid-June to mid-July 2015, where he collaborated with the graduate students of the MGSE and organized a workshop on "Evolutionary Aspects of Allorecognition". Loriano Ballarin is an Associate Professor of Zoology at the Department of Biology at the University of Padova, Italy, where he teaches Zoology and Comparative Immunobiology.
The main research interests of Prof. Ballarin include:
- Ascidian immunobiology
- Tunicate haemocyte differentiation
- Apoptosis and recognition of apoptotic cells and corpses