People

Monica Dettin

monica.dettin@unipd.it

Monica Dettin is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova. Her teaching activity is carried out in the area of organic chemistry and chemistry of biological molecules. Research interests are focused on the following areas: synthesis and characterization of biologically active biopolymers; studies on structure-activity relationship in biopolymers; conformational and structural studies; selective and covalent functionalization of biomaterials with synthetic bioactive molecules; interaction between biomaterials and biological tissues; peptide mimicry of adhesive proteins and growth factors; scaffolds of self-assembling peptides; chemoselective ligation.

 

Andrea Bagno

andrea.bagno@unipd.it

Andrea Bagno is Associate Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova. After the degree in Chemical Engineering (1991), he had the PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1995. Research interests focused on the interaction between biomaterials and biological tissue, and on biomaterial surface treatment and characterization. Other research activities concern: the biomechanical characterization of native and decellularized pericardium for the production of biological heart valves; the early detection of mechanical heart valves failure by phonocardiographic means; the assessment of skin microcirculation by means of Laser Doppler Fluxmetry.

 

Annj Zamuner

annj.zamuner.az@gmail.com

Annj Zamuner was born in Vittorio Veneto on 21 March 1987, achieved the degree (MSc) in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Processes in 2012 and a PhD in Material Engineering in 2019. Her curriculum includes two years long post-MSc research activity in the synthesis of bioactive peptides and conjugation of bioactive molecules to biomaterials. During her PhD, Annj Zamuner spent 6 months at King’s College Laboratories learning cell culture and characterization methods. She is author of 19 international publications in peer-reviewed journals. Currently she is employed as post-doc researcher at University of Padova.

 

Martina Todesco

martina.todesco16@gmail.com

Martina Todesco received the B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering and the M.S. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Padova, in 2015 and 2018, respectively.  She is currently research fellow at the University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering. She performed her M.S. thesis as a fellow at IRRIV (International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza), the focus of the research was about blood-material interaction and the characterization of purification efficiency of a hemodialyzer for the continuous renal replacement therapy.

 

Giacomo Dal Santo

giacomo.dalsanto@unipd.it

Giacomo Dal Santo got his M.Sc. degree in Bioengineering at the University of Padua (2021) with a thesis concerning the evaluation of a new decellularization protocol of bovine and porcine pericardium for the production of a hemocompatible membrane, realized within the L.I.F.E.L.A.B. program (Living, Innovative, Fully Engineered, Long-lasting and Advanced Bioreplacement). He’s currently a research fellow at the University of Padua (Department of Industrial Engineering). His research activities include the synthesis, characterization and testing of gel/idrogel to be inserted within an innovative device for the treatment of the arch aortic aneurysm.

 

Leonardo Cassari

leonardo.cassari@ohd.unipd.it

Leonardo Cassari was born in Rovigo on 14 April 1995. He received his M. Sc. degree in Bioengineering with full marks in 2020 at the University of Padua. His thesis “Skin moisture evaluation with capacitive touchscreen” was the result of a 6-months work realized at the Seoul National University. In October 2020, he joined the Chemical Bioengineering group as PhD student. The focus of his research is on synthesis, purification, and characterization of synthetic peptides and functionalization onto polymeric and biological scaffolds.