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Francesco Guzzi

Francesco Guzzi

Research Fellow

University of Florence

Francesco graduated as medical doctor from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2013. He graduated as nephrology specialist in 2018 with a thesis titled “Biomarkers in kidney Hypothermic Machine Perfusion prior to transplantation” developed in collaboration with Mr. James Hunter, Mr. Simon Knight and Prof. Rutger Ploeg, University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. In Oxford from January to June 2018, he worked on his thesis and on an experimental normothermic perfusion device for pig kidneys’ preservation and evaluation.

He is currently a research fellow at the University of Florence, Department of Biochemical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences “Mario Serio”, working on the role of renal progenitors in kidney development and homeostasis, under the supervision of Prof. Paola Romagnani, and a nephrologist in the Nephrology and Dialysis Unit of the Meyer Children Hospital in Florence.


Guzzi F, Knight SR, Ploeg RJ, Hunter JP. A systematic review to identify whether perfusate biomarkers produced during hypothermic machine perfusion can predict graft outcomes in kidney transplantation. Transpl Int. 2020 Jun;33(6):590-602. [PMID:32031281]