Member of Unit for Research Valorization (UDVR) - Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technologies (DSCTM) CNR
Ministry for the Ecological Transition (MIT) - Segreteria Tecnica
Scientific attachée at the Italian Embassy in London
2012 - 2018:
- Head of "Unit for Research Internationalization" - Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technology (CNR)
- Member of the Executive Board of CNR Science & Technology Foresight Group
- National Expert at HORIZON 2020 – NMBP Programme Committee (European Commission) - Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR):
- Co-chair of Working Group on KETs skills and education - Sherpa Group on Key Enabling Technologies - DG Enterprise (European Commission)
- Vice President of Expert Group for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer (Emilia-Romagna Region)
- Member of Advisory Group for Industrial Research (Aster - Emilia Romagna Region)
- Representative of the President of Bologna Research Area at APRE – Emilia Romagna: http://first.aster.it/apre.php
2007 -2011: Seconded National Expert at European Commission - DG Research and Innovation – Directorate for Industrial Technology – Bruxelles (BE) - http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?lg=en
- Research Programme Officer at Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Units: contribution to the scientific/technical and socio-economic orientation and to the development of relevant European research Programmes (particularly in the field of bio-materials), support to implementation of NMP WorkProgramme (proposal pre-check, evaluation, negotiation and follow-up, impact assessment). http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/index_en.cfm
- Communication Officer at Advanced Materials Unit: implementation of communication strategies and activities, organisation and running of internal and external meetings, workshops and events including preparation of documents and presentations. Maintenance of Materials Blog: http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/materials-blog_en.html
- Report of my END mandate (in Italian): ♥
1986-2007: Senior Scientist (since 2001) and Researcher at Italian National Council of Research – Istituto ISOF – CNR Research Area – Bologna (IT)
Fundamental and applied research on:
- Synthesis and physico-chemical properties of native and modified nucleic acids and proteins and their biological applications.
- Characterization and development of innovative polymeric nanoparticles and self-assembling copolymers for in-vivo delivery of pharmacological active nucleic acids and proteins for therapeutic and vaccine applications.
Co-author in 3 EP/WO patents, in more than 50 papers and review articles on international peer-reviewed journals and in over 40 national and international conference communications (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-1414-2012).
MS degree in Industrial Chemistry, 1st level master in Biotechnology, PhD in Biochemistry.
Foreign languages: English (C2), French (B2), Spanish (B1)