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Arianna Oddo

Country of origin: Italy Currently in: Belgium, Ghent General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2014 Master Chemical Sciences
2012 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

I have recently enrolled in a PhD programme at the University of Ghent, Belgium as an Early Stage Researcher within the NANOMED framework (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, Innovative Training Network, Horizon 2020). Besides further optimising biocompatible nanocarriers suitable for gene therapy, my projects aims at developing new methodologies to assess the sustainability of nanomedicine formulations. In this respect Life Cycle (Sustainability) Assessment provides a valuable tool to evaluate overall health benefits, toxicology implications and environmental burdens associated with such innovative pharmaceutical formulations.

Research Keywords: 
Nanomedicine
Cancer Research
gene therapy
siRNA
life cycle assessment

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Besides carrying out scientific research, I am a member of the Outreach Team of the NANOMED consortium (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks). Our goal is to visit schools and high schools, give public talks, get in touch with journalists and develop educational videos to reach the general public and inform non-expert about development in the field of nanomedicine

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Imperial College London NANOMED progress meeting

Affiliations

Himalayan Sustainable Future Foundation
NANOMED, ITN NETWORK
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2012
DAAD Scholarship for International Students in Germany
Thanks to my academic success during my BSc in Chemistry at the University of Milan, Italy, I was awarded a one-year DAAD scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, which allowed me to fund my MSc abroad. A second extension of my grant allowed me to carry out my final Master’s thesis on computational chemistry and drug discovery at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, UK.
Jan 2017
PhD studentship / Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
In Jan 2017 I was awarded a PhD scholarship from the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Network