Flora Peyvandi
   
 
was born on 29 November 1964 in Iran.
In 1984, Flora moved to Italy and enrolled as a student in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Milan. She obtained her MD degree in October 1991.
   
 
Flora trained at the distinguished Department of Medicine, Ospedale Maggiore, University of Milan, under the supervision of Professor Mannucci, qualifying in 1996 as a specialist in Haematology.p
   
 
Flora, aware of the lack of knowledge in Europe of rare haemostatic disorders, and their increased frequency in her mother country Iran and other Middle East countries, initiated a research project on Rare Coagulation Disorders. One aspect, Factor VII deficiency, became the initial focus of her PhD thesis. In 1996, after phenotype characterisation in Milan, of an international patient group, Flora characterised the underlying genetic mutations at the Royal Free Hospital, University College, London.
   
 
This molecular characterisation was performed during 1996-1998 at the Katharine Dormandy Haemophilia Centre, and led to the publication of a number of peer reviewed manuscripts in leading haematogical journals. However in order to characterise the functional effects of these diverse mutations and molecular lesions Flora trained (again) under the supervision of Professor Kenneth Bauer at Boston, VA Hospital, Harvard University. During 1998-1999 Flora performed in vitro expression analysis, recombinant protein production and subsequent characterisation of the most interesting factor VII gene mutations.
   
 
In May 1999, Flora returned to the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Centre, Fondazione Luigi Villa, University of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore to continue and expand her research on rare bleeding disorders. Flora developed a new research field and laboratories in the Centre. A molecular biology laboratory with facilities for expression studies was created. Flora also returned to clinical activity forming a link between patient and clinical science.
   
  In February 2005 Flora was awarded the Associate Professorship of Internal Medicine at the University of Milan, organising a course in Molecular Medicine. Flora leads the group at the Molecular and Cell Biology laboratory of the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Centre, Fondazione Luigi Villa, focussing on the molecular characterization of patients with haemophilia, thrombophilia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpora (TTP) and those affected by rare coagulation disorders. pa
   
  May 2009: Visiting Professor of University College London (UCL)
(UCLH and Royal Free Hospital (RFH), Haemostasis Research Unit, Department
Of Haematology, UCL, London-UK
   
  Since December 2010 - Director of Unità Operativa Semplice Dipartimentale (Angelo Bianchi Bonomi, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center), IRCCS Maggiore Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
   
  Since December 2010 - Director Department of Internal Medicine, IRCCS Maggiore Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
   
 
2011-2016: Visiting Professor of University College London (UCL)
(UCLH and Royal Free Hospital (RFH), Haemostasis Research Unit, Department
Of Haematology, UCL, London-UK
 
 
 
 
 
   
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