MIVO® – Webinar

16th October 2023

3:00 PM – CET

Engineering human tissues for studying kidney disease, drug testing and replacement therapy.



About the speakers

Benedetta Petracca, PhD holds a master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and gained a strong expertise in tissue engineering during her master thesis performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a PhD in biology from the Faculty of Science of the University of Fribourg. She is currently working at Mario Negri Institute in the Laboratory of Organ Regeneration. Her research work aims at developing a human glomerulus on a chip for kidney disease modelling and drug testing.
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Silvia Scaglione is the founder and chief scientist of React4life, author of more than 80 international peer-reviewed papers, and owner of 7 patents. She coordinated a Future Emerging Technology (FET-OPEN) European H2020 project, entitled “Modeling spontaneous Breast cancer metastasis TO the Bone with a first-of-its-kind 3D device that recapitulates physiological tissue-level complexity -B2B”. She’s been nominated as Ambassador of the European Innovation Council (EIC) for her capacity to bring basic research results to the market, generating impact for society. She has also won the innovative start-up award of Gamma Donna 2021.

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