Our Collaborators

Barbara Simionati

Biologist with Master's Degree in Business and Management, co-founder and former Director of BMR Genomics, a spin-off of the University of Padua that is focused on DNA analysis. Barbara has worked in several research laboratories as a Molecular Biologist; at BMR Genomics, she contributed to the creation of the first and second generation DNA sequencing services, including the microbiome analysis service. She develops and manages the research and development area, including the search for funding to support it. She is co-author of the "Microbioma italiano" service, operational arm of the Italian Microbiome Project, and is often invited as a speaker on the subject of microbiome at various scientific conferences. "I believe that in the information and knowledge society, specialists have a duty to help make technical-scientific knowledge more easily understandable and usable by all citizens".

Leda Roncoroni

Graduate in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan in 2001. Leda then obtained a Specialty in Hygiene and Public Health in 2003 and a PhD in Gastroenterology in 2011. Leda currently works at the University of Milan. She is involved in research in translational medicine, dealing with biology applied to nutrition sciences. She is responsible for the Nutrition Outpatient Clinic at the Centre for the Prevention and Diagnosis of Celiac Disease of the Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan, where, among others, she creates personalized food plans for people with various diseases (celiac disease, anemia, candida, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal swelling, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, gastritis, osteoporosis, constipation, and liver steatosis, etc.).

Patrizia Zavattari

Graduate in Biological Sciences from the University of Pisa in 1994 and a PhD in Pediatric Therapy and Developmental Pharmacology from the University of Cagliari in 2003. Patrizia is currently Associate Professor of Experimental Biology and Genetics at the University of Cagliari, Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy (degree courses in Pharmacy, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies, Toxicological Sciences and Quality Control) and at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (degree course in Nursing). She runs a laboratory of Molecular Biology, Genomics and Epigenomics and her current research interests are mainly focused on molecular oncology, in particular on the study of genomic and epigenomic alterations of solid tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal cancer, biliary cancer, gliomas and chronic lymphatic leukemias.


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