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Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology (Naples, Italy)

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Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research (CISI)

The Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research (CISI) is a multidepartmental structure of the University of Naples Federico II, established with the aim of stimulating clinical and basic research in immunological diseases.

Founded in 2010 by Professor Gianni Marone in collaboration with Guido Rossi and Serafino Zappacosta, it was recognized in December 2016 as the first World Allergy Organization (WAO) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Italy and one of the current twenty-four Centers in Europe. The CISI WAO CoE has been recently renewed for the 2022-2026 term. The main CISI WAO CoE objective is to create a common platform and a solid bridge among Basic Immunologists, Clinical Immunologists and Allergists, Pediatricians, and Pulmonologists to enhance basic and clinical research in immunological diseases.

CISI WAO CoE boasts a large number of equipped laboratories, recently renovated with the latest generation technologies. CISI uses a total surface area of approximately 2,000 m2 divided in laboratories, outpatients clinics, common facilities and equipments, lecture halls, meeting area and fellows room, and administration areas.