Adele De Ninno is a biomedical engineer , obtaining a PhD degree in Biophysics at Sapienza University of Rome. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Campus Biomedico,  University of Rome Tor Vergata-Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science and CNR-IFN. In 2020 she obtained a permanent position at the Intitute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies based in Rome. Her research interests include microfluidics-based approaches for mimicking complex biological processes, organs-on-chip models in particular for onco-immunology applications and lab-on-chip devices for point-of-care diagnostic applications and single cell-analysis.

She is a member of EUROoC- Interdisciplinary training network for advancing Organ-on-a-chip technology in Europe, of the CEN-CENELEC Focus Group Organ on Chip  and since 2022 she is one of the founders of  SiooC- Società Italiana Organ-on-Chip.

She is a member of the Tech4Bio CNR Virtual lab in the Rome area with aim of promoting the formation of a scientific network in the fields of biophysics, biosensing and biotechnology and technology transfer since 2013. She belongs to the Nano4life Joint Laboratory for Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences between the Tissue Engineering and Chemistry for Engineering Research Unit of University of Rome Campus Biomedico and CNR IFN since 2013. She is actually scientific responsible for CNR unit of POR FESR LAZIO 2014-2020, “Gruppi di Ricerca 2020”, “MICROSYSTEMQ-Microsistema intelligente e monitoraggio di qualità di cellule, lieviti e sementi.

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Microfluidics, lab-on chip and spectroscopy techniques for agrifood and life sciences

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