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Borsari Veronica, BSc, PhD


Date of Birth


Current assignment

Level-B Professional assignment: In vitro and in vivo studies on the microenvironment of pathologies of the muscular-skeletal system 

Title of qualification awarded

2000: Degree in Biological Sciences, Biomolecular Course, University of Bologna, Italy.

Other qualifications awarded

2005: PhD in Biomaterials, University of Pisa, Italy.

Positions held
  • From 2020: Executive biologist at the Unit of Surgical Sciences and Technologies, IOR
  • 2016-20: Executive biologist at the Laboratory of Preclinical and Surgical Studies, IOR
  • From 2016: Permanent contract as manager at the Laboratory of Preclinical and Surgical Studies, IOR
  • 2010-16: Executive Biologist at the BITTA Laboratory, Rizzoli RIT Department, IOR, Bologna. Management of research projects, carrying out specific activities for research projects, customer relations, quality representative
  • 2007-10: Researcher  at the Laboratory of Preclinical Surgical Studies, IOR. Preclinical evaluation of devices for regenerative medicine in the F.I.R.B. project 'Rete nazionale di ricerca Tissuenet'
  • March 2005 - March 2007: Researcher at the Laboratory of Preclinical Surgical Studies, IOR. Evaluation of the biological response to orthopedic biomaterials with different surface chemistry and morphology
  • January 2002 - February 2005: PhD in Biomaterials on the osteointegration of orthopedic biomaterials in pathological bone at the Laboratory of Preclinical Surgical Studies, IOR
  • April 2001 - September 2001: Training at the Laboratory of Oncologic Research, IOR
  • April 2000 - March 2001: Training at the Laboratory of Cellular Biology, IOR

English: fluent, Spanish: basic.


Microsoft Windows XP and  Apple Mac OS X; Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); main Internet browsers and online bibliographic research; Outlook and Eudora; software for image analysis (Leica QWin, Zeiss Axiovision , Aperio ImageScope); Openwork; Cardinis.

Scientific activities
  • Participation in research projects funded by public agencies or private firms.
  • Principal investigator in the project “Tumour microenvironment: potential role of osteoporosis in the development of bone metastases. In vitro and in vivo studies”, Region-University 2010-12 Program, area 1 "Innovative research", call "Young Researchers".
  • Member of the Italian Society of Biomaterials (SIB).
Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Biomaterials; biocompatibility; osteointegration; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; osteomyelitis; bone metastases; development of in vitro advanced models; tissue engineering; aging; cell biology; histology and histomorphometry.