Short biographic note
Maria Luisa has always been interested in studying, and possibly creating, something that could change people’s lives. Therefore, she chose as bachelor degree biomedical engineering, at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Such course led her to discover the field of Lab-on-Chip systems with an elective internship. It was so challenging and interesting the application of such technologies that she undertook the path of the nanotechnologies, where it was possible to develop skills in solid-state physics and the electronic properties of materials, physics and manufacturing process techniques, as well as modelling and applications to MEMS, NEMS, transistors and photonic devices. The most challenging experience came along when the opportunity to work at DTU (Technical University of Denmark), building a prototype of a Gut-on-Chip that could integrate in vivo confluence analyses and diffusion studies. The project consisted in managing from the design to the fabrication and then testing of the prototype, exploiting deep imaging techniques, cell culture techniques and procedures, biology, biochemistry, galvanostatic acquisitions and 3D printing techniques. Even if Maria Luisa spent almost one year working in a consulting company, the research in life sciences has her curiosity and passion. In the Phys2BioMed project she will develop instrumentation and analysis tools for studying nano-mechanics parameters of cells and tissues.
Nano-mechanics response measurements of cells and tissues in cancer
1st June 2019