Massimo Granai

Dr. med.

Clinician Scientist C3
Universitätsklinik Tübingen
Pathologie und Neuropathologie


+49 7071 2984928
+49 7071 292258

Liebermeisterstraße 8
72076 Tübingen

  1. 2023

    1. F. Fischer, K. Frenner, M. Granai, F. Fend, and A. Herkommer, “Data-driven development of sparse multi-spectral sensors for urological tissue differentiation,” Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications, vol. 19, no. 1, Art. no. 1, 2023, doi: 10.1051/jeos/2023030.

Department of Pathology of Tübingen University Hospital, Germany.
▪ DERegCOVID Project (Deutsches Register COVID-19 Obduktionen)
10/2019 -11/2020 Visiting Researcher
Department of Pathology of Tübingen University Hospital, Germany.
▪ Research project on the study of the microenvironment of post-transplant lymphoproliferative
disorders (PTLD)
06/2019 -10/2019 Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Medical Biotechnologies at Siena University, Italy.
▪ Research project on the study of the microenvironment Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin
14/06/2018 -31/10/2018 Visiting Researcher
University College of Central London Hospital (UCLH), Cellular Pathology
▪ Research project on the study of the microenvironment of EBV-related follicular lymphomas
through multiplex immunostainings.
▪ Participation to UCL London Lymphoma Group meetings.
11/2015 – 11/2018 PhD Student
University Hospital “Le Scotte” (Siena, Italy), Institute of Pathology
▪ Cooperation in department activities, grossing, slides reading turns, laboratory research and
scientific publications.
01//09/2015-30/10/2015 Trainee Physician
Department of General Oncologic Surgery (Siena, Italy)
Anamnesis, case history, clinical examination, medication,
Blood specimen collection , interdisciplinary team discussion.
02/07/2015 -30/08/2015
Trainee Physician
General Practitioner – (Siena, Italy)
▪ Cooperation in daily activities, in-depth of medical subjects and discussion of clinical cases.

1/04/2019 European Ph.D.: Medical Biotechnologies
Research subject: Burkitt lymphomas differ in their dependence on Epstein-Barr virus.
Supervisor: Prof. Lorenzo Leoncini
Title of the European PhD Thesis: Genetic and Viral landscape in B-Cell Lymphomas: Insights on the EBV Role and Associated Shifts in The Tumour Microenvironment*. 

* Thesis revised and approved positively by Professors of foreign Universities: Prof. Falko Fend, University of Tuebingen, Tübingen (Germany), Prof. Teresa Marafioti, University College London, London (United Kingdom).
Name and type of organization providing education and training:  University of Siena (Italy), University College London (United Kingdom).
Awarded Title: Doctor Europaeus cum laude.

07/15 State Certification Exam
Qualifying examination for the practice of medicine, Score: 243.75/270
30/03/15 Medical Degree
Graduated in Medicine at the University of Siena with the following thesis: Mutational and viral spectrum of endemic Burkitt lymphoma. Thesis published on Plos Pathogens (August 2015), Score: 104/110


Mother tongue: Italian

Other languages: B2 English Level, B2 German (TELC)

Communication skills: Good communication skills gained through my experience in the management of patients and during the universitary years and internation.

Organizational / managerial skills: Excellent skills of problem solving. Excellent cooperation with colleagues, autonomous and precise in completing tasks.

Job-related skills: Good skills in public speaking.

Other skills:  Interested in mycology, worked as teacher in the Department of Prevention (ASL 7, Siena). Expert
skills in mushroom identification both poisonous and edible. Interested in practicing sports and fitness.

Digital skills

Information processing: independent user
Communication: independent user
Content creation: independent user
Safety: independent user
Problem solving: independent user

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