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Ciapetti Gabriela, MSc


Date of Birth


Current assignment

High specialization: "Cellular biology in regenerative medicine"

Title of qualification awarded

1978: Master degree in Biology at the University of Bologna, with honors.

Other qualifications awarded

2001: Specialization in Clinical Pathology at the University of Bologna, final mark: 70/70.

Positions held
  • 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: excellent.


Advanced knowledge of applications for word processing, database management, graphic processing.

Teaching activities
  • 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
  • 1995-97: "Microscope investigations in cellular cultures", Specialization School "Hygiene and Preventive Medicine", University of Bologna
  • 1994-97. "Cytocompability", perfectioning course in "Biomedical Technologies in reconstructive joints surgery", University of Bologna
  • 1989-98: "Cytocompability", perfectioning course in "Biomaterials in prosthetic surgery", University of Bologna
  • 1986-88: "Cytohistology and notions of normal human anatomy", Abilitation course for Health Technicians of Medical Laboratories, Local Health Unit 29, Bologna.
Scientific activities
Participation in research projects and scientific activity:
  • 2017-21: EC-Horizon 2020, "A multi-centre, open-label, randomized, comparative clinical trial of two different doses of bone marrow autologous human mesenchymal stem cells plus biomaterial versus iliac crest autologous graft, for bone healing in non-union after long bone fractures", Orthunion, EUDRACT Nº 2015-000431-32
  • 2017: reviewer for the call PRIN, Prot. 20179EXKST, MIUR
  • 2016-21: IOR referent person in the project ERC 2015 "Biomimetic trick to rebalance osteoblast-osteoclast loop in osteoporosis treatment: a topological and materials-driven approach - BOOST"of the POLITO
  • 2014-17: IOR co-referent person in the project COST Action: New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants for Bone Engineering - NEWGEN MP1301
  • 2014: Expert evaluator of the European Commission, call H2020-PHC-2015-twostage "Tools and technologies for advanced therapies"
  • 2013-16: Region-University Research Program 2010-2012 - Area 1 Innovative research "Regenerative medicine of cartilage and bone. Treatment of early osteonecrosis (ON) of the femoral head with regenerative medicine"
  • 2010-15: EC-FP7 "Regenerating bone defects using new biomedical engineering approaches", REBORNE
  • 2010-12: MIUR-PRIN "Differenziamento di cellule stromali midollari in biopolimeri polipeptidici per ingegneria tissutale"
  • 2008-2012: Associate Editor of Advanced Biomaterials
  • 2005-08: IOR referent person in the project EC-FP6 "Intelligent nanocomposite for bone tissue repair and regeneration", NANOBIOCOM
  • 2005-08: EC-FP6 "'Injectable macroporous biomaterial based on calcium phosphate cement for bone regeneration", SmartCaP
  • 2005-06: MIUR-PRIN "Film autoassemblanti di oligopeptidi sintetici per superfici biomimetiche"
  • 2002-2008: Associate Editor of Biomaterials
  • Co-inventor of the international patent n° PCT/ES2004/070045. 
Author or co-author of over 175 scientific papers published in indexed journals.
H Index: 41 (Scopus 2020).
Revisor: Biomaterials, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Cell Research, Biomacromolecules, Macromolecular Biosciences, 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, Stem Cells and Translational Medicine, Polymers, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia, Materials.
Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Isolation, culture and characterization of cell types involved in bone repair.

Interaction of cells with bone materials or scaffolds.

In vitro protocols for the study of bone tissue engineering.

Regenerative medicine for skeletal tissue.