Carmen Giordano

Carmen is an associate professor in Bioengineering, Engineering Faculty, Politecnico di Milano and the project coordinator of the ERC Consolidator Grant 2016 MINERVA.


Carmen Giordano CV


Lucia Boeri

Lucia is a molecular biologist involved in the experiments with human cells and micro-organisms. Her work deals with molecular biology techniques for DNA and RNA analysis, analysis/synthesis of proteins in engineered cell-based models, both in 2D and 3D, cultured with and without polymeric constructs.


Lucia Boeri CV


Simone Perottoni

Simone is a Ph.D. student in bioengineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering with specialization on cells and tissue engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2019. He started working in the field of advanced tissues/organs in vitro modeling during an intern period at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) in 2019 and he is now pursuing his doctoral research on multi-organ microphysiological systems for modeling neurodegeneration and microbiota-brain communication. He is currently involved in the ERC-CoG-2016 project “MINERVA” at the TechnoBiology Laboratories. In particular he deals with the technological and engineering development of the MINERVA platform. 


Simone Perottoni CV

Francesca Donnaloja

Francesca Donnaloja obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D degree in Biomedical engineering cum laude at Politecnico di Milano. During her Ph.D program she was engaged in ERC-funded project NICHOID, where she investigated the nuclear pore complex mechanics via both experimental and computational tools. She has been awarded “R. Rocca” fellowship for a one-year stay at the biology department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA. She is now engaged in ERC-CoG-2016 project “MINERVA” at the TechnoBiology Laboratories at the Politecnico di Milano where she deals with the technological and engineering development of the MINERVA platform. 


Francesca Donnaloja CV

Past team members

Lorenzo Sardelli
Team member, 2020-2022, engineering

Marzia Campanile
Team member, 2020-2022, cell biology

Marta Tunesi
Team member, 2017-2021, engineering

Federica Fusco
Team member, 2019-2021, molecular biology

Luca Izzo
Team member, 2017-2021, engineering

Ilaria Raimondi
Team member, 2017-2019, cell biology

Florencia Ceppa
Team member, 2017-2019, microbiology