Date:22 October, 2014

Professor Maurizio Luisetti dies

In Pavia on Monday morning 20th October 2014 Maurizio Luisetti died.

Professor Luisetti lived and worked in Pavia at the Department of  of Pneumology of San Matteo Hospital.  He was appointed extraordinary Professor at the University of Pavia. Working at San Matteo from 1985 he became head of the laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics. He dedicated himself to the service of the sick and to scientific research in the respiratory area, in particular to the analysis of rare diseases, of alveolarproteinosis and the hereditary deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin in which he was recognised as an international reference.

Maurizio always found the time to help patients and patients organisations.  He sat on many working parties throughout Europe trying to obtain better service and treatment for all Alphas.

He is sadly missed.