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Biography

Davide’s group at the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine launched within the framework of the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative (HipSci) project, funded by Wellcome and MRC. Within this framework, he has implemented methods to characterise cell behaviour of human iPS cells based on microscopy images collating data with genomics. In parallel to his research, he spearheaded the 'Stem Cell Hotel’ project, an innovative collaborative cell phenotyping space providing to internal and external scientists from academia and industry methods for translational projects in regenerative medicine and advanced therapeutics.

Davide has several years experience in high content analysis (both in live and end-point conditions) to characterise stem cell behaviour in academia and industry. He holds an MD from University of Milan and a PhD in Molecular Oncology from the European Institute of Oncology where he demonstrated the causative role of the HdmX protein in human cancer and completed his postdoctoral training with Austin Smith and Steve Pollard at University of Cambridge and University College London where he has developed screening platforms to isolate compounds active on human neural stem cells from brain tumour samples.

He was recently awarded the FLIER (Future Leader for Innovation Enterprise and Research) from the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Course teacher: Neuroscience