Gabriela Ciapetti, MSc

Gabriela Ciapetti, MSc
+39-051-6366896, +39-051-6367306

Personal information - Education and work experience

Senior researcher

High specialization: "Cellular biology in regenerative medicine"

1978: Master degree in Biology cum laude at Bologna University.

2001: Specialization in Clinical Pathology at the University of Bologna.

  • From 2009: Laboratory for Orthopedic pathophysiology and regenerative medicine, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Senior researcher for High specialization: "Cellular biology in regenerative medicine".
  • 2000-2009: Laboratory for Physiopathology of Orthopedic Implants, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Senior researcher.
  • 1989 - 2000: Laboratory for Biocompatibility and Implants Materials, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Researcher.
  • 1979-1989: Laboratory for Biocompatibility and Implants Materials, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, IOR, granted researcher.

English: very good.

Software for word processing, spreadsheet, database management system (Word, Excel, StatWiev, PowerPoint, etc).

  • 2011-2013: Tutor for degree thesis in Biology, University of Bologna.
  • 2005: Summer School "Biomaterials in Orthopaedics and Dentistry", University of Bologna.
  • 1999-2002: "Biocampatible materials in Podology", University of Bologna.
  • 1995-1997: “Microscope investigations in cellular cultures”, Specialization School “Hygiene and Preventive Medicine”, University of Bologna.
  • 1994 – 1997. “Cytocompability”, perfectioning course in “Biomedical Technologies in reconstructive joints surgery”, University of Bologna.
  • 1989 – 1998: “Cytocompability”, perfectioning course in “Biomaterials in prosthetic surgery”, University of Bologna.
  • 1986-1988: “Cytohistology and notions of normal human anatomy”, Abilitation course for Health Technicians of Medical Laboratories, Local Health Unit 29, Bologna.
National Projects:
  • 2013-2017: "Regenerative medicine of cartilage and bone", Region-University Research program, 2010-2012.
  • 2010-2012: “Medullary stromal cells in Polypeptide biopolymers for tissue engineering”, PRIN 2008X8RTZL, Italian Ministry of University and Research.
  • 2005–2007: "Self-assembling films of synthetic oligopeptides for biomemetic surfaces”, PRIN 2005039419, Italian Ministry of University and Research.

European Projects:

  • 2016-2021: unit in "Biomimetic trick to rebalance osteoblast-osteoclast loop in osteoporosis treatment: a topological and materials-driven approach" BOOST, ERC 2015, POLITO.
  • 2010-2015: "Regenerating Bone defects using New biomedical Engineering approaches", REBORNE, FP7.
  • 2005–2008: "Intelligent nanocomposite for bone tissue repair and regeneration", NANOBIOCOM, FP6, IOR Responsible.
  • 2005 – 2008: "Injectable Macroporous Biomaterial Based on Calcium Phosphate Cement for Bone Regeneration" SmartCaP, FP6.
  • 2000-2003: "Development of alumina forming ODS ferritic superalloys as new biomaterials for surgical implants" ALUSI, FP5, IOR Responsible.

Co-inventor of international patent n° PCT/ES2004/070045

2014: appointed as an Expert evaluator for the European Commission, H2020-PHC-2015-twostage call.
2002-2008: Associate Editor of Biomaterials

2008- 2012: Associate Editor of Advanced Biomaterials

Referee for: Biomaterials, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Cell Research, Biomacromolecules, Tissue Engineering, Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Acta Biomaterialia.

Isolation and testing of human mesenchymal cells and bone cells.
Interactions of cells with materials and bone scaffolds.
In vitro and in vivo approaches to bone engineering.

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