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Ottaviani Martina, MSc


Date of Birth


Current assignment

Research fellow

Title of qualification awarded

2022: Master's Degree in Health Biology, Diagnostic-Forensic curriculum at Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna; Diploma thesis in Toxicology and Pharmacology: "Insights into the absorption of placental monoamines using the BeWo choriocarcinoma cell line"; Vote 110/110 with honors.

Other qualifications awarded

2019: Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Cagliari; Diploma thesis in General Pharmacology: "Use of the Radioimmunoassay (RIA) for the determination of plasma levels of Testosterone in rats"; Vote 110 / 110 with honors.

Positions held

June 2022 – In progress: Fellow Biologist at the IOR Laboratory of Experimental Oncology.

February 2021 - August 2021: Curricular internship + Internship for thesis abroad in Toxicology and Pharmacology at Charles University - Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic).

September 2018 - February 2019: Curricular internship + Thesis internship in Pharmacology at the University of Cagliari.


English: fluent.


Good knowledge of the Office package (Word; Excel; Power Point).
Ability to use various techniques in vivo and in vitro such as: Perfusions, ELISA, Real Time PCR, Western Blotting, extraction of nucleic acids RNA and DNA, cell cultures.

Scientific activities

Thesis Project 2021: Observation of different aspects concerning the transport of monoaminergic neurotransmitters within the BeWo choriocarcinoma-derived cell line, in order to evaluate the reliability of these cell lines for the study of the human placenta.

Partecipation in scientific work: Functional reorganization of monoamine transport systems during villous trophoblast differentiation: evidence of distinct differences between primary human trophoblasts and BeWo cells