Nomination for President-Elect

One nomination has been received for the position of President-Elect. No other nominations for this position were received so there will be no voting for this position and the nomination is subject to approval by the EFI General Assembly in Nantes, France.

Marco Andreani
I am the Director of the Transplant Immunogenetics Laboratory supporting the HSCT and living SOT clinical programs at the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù, in Rome, besides serving the activities of several HSCT Centers belonging to the Rome Transplant Network. I am Author or co-Author of more than 160 publications in peer review scientific journals in the field of Histocompatibility, Immunogenetics, Populations Genetics, Mixed Chimerism and Immunological Tolerance. I served EFI as member of Educational Committee from 2010 to 2019, contributing to the development of the ESHI Diploma. I was Chair of the EBTI from 2017 to 2021 and Councilor in the EFI Executive Committee from 2019 to 2022. Up to date, I am an EFI Inspector (since 2006), member the EFI Accreditation Committee as Commissioner for Region 7C (since 2018) and member of the EFI Population Genetics Working Core Group (since 2015). I would consider a great honor to be nominated as EFI President, and if elected, I will primarily focus my efforts in promoting the opportunities of training, in particular by e-learning programs, to expand the H&I expertise among the members of our Community, besides continue the development of scientific interactions with the different Scientific and Medical Organizations.

Outcome of the elections

We would like to thank you for taking part in the elections by casting your vote; almost 55% of the eligible voters took part in the ballot. Three nominations for the postion of two Councilors were received and elections were organised between 17th March and 31st March 2023 for the two Councilor positions. The elections were held electronically.

It is our pleasure to inform you about the outcome of the elections for two Councillor positions in the EFI Executive Committee. It was a very close call and for that reason the voting company Civica has re-counted the votes. 


Sebastiaan Heidt 306* Elected
Falko Heinemann 234* Elected
Katarina Tarassi 232*  

 * Vote totals confirmed by recount

We would like to thank all candidates for their willingness to step up as a Councillor. The elected candidates are to be installed at the General Assembly in Nantes, France on Friday 28th April 2023, 18:00 – 19:30 pm.