Luca Ceccherini-Nelli

University of PisaItaly

Luca Ceccherini-Nelli, MD, Full Professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, College of Medicine, Department of Translational Research and New Technology in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Director of the Diagnostic Virology Division, AOUP; President of the Ph.D Program in Experimental and Clinical Virology and Director of the Retrovirus Center, Pisa. Member of the International Committee, International AIDS Conference, since 1992; Referee/Reviewer for OTKA-EPR (Hungarian Scientific Research Found); Reviewer, Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, since 1992.

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This book describes many aspects of tissue culture models in an extensive manner. The book includes many topics like, the development of cultural methods to produce massive neuronal syncytial connections and induce their fusion with formation of bi- and multinucleated cells, the applicability in research of cell lines derived from the cultivation of placenta derived cells and cell populations with properties of progenitor/stem cells, the procedures that may be used to regenerate cartilage tissue with appropriate mechanical properties, the improvements made in the use of cell culture for virus isolation, tissue-based models for HCV replication in vitro, cultures to study the pathogenicity of enteropathogenic bacteria, the use of viral DNA and cDNA Array in the diagnosis of respiratory tract infections (RTI) in comparison with routine diagnosis methods.

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