Marialuisa Lavitrano Marialuisa Lavitrano is professor of Pathology, director of Molecular Medicine Lab, and director of the School of Oncology at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she was pro-rector for International Affairs for 8 years (2006–2013). She participated in the preparatory phase of BBMRI as the Italian member state representative and in 2013 has been appointed as BBMRI.it Node Coordinator. For four years, she developed the international strategies for the Ministry of Health and coordinated the Italian participation in the BioMedical Sciences ESFRI roadmap.
Prof. Lavitrano is actively involved in research in molecular medicine with a translational approach for the transfer of the scientific results to the clinical practice. She also founded a university spin-off for the development of tumour bio-markers and of modulator compounds of drug resistance in epithelial tumours.
She has published 123 scientific papers and was co-inventor of 4 patents and 10 patent applications. She is interested in the bioethical aspects of science and research and participated at Bioethic Commissions of the Council of Europe, of the Vatican, and of the Italian government and is co-director of the ELSI common Service of BBMRI-ERIC. Prof. Lavitrano is Milano-Bicocca University’s project leader for RItrain and the Director of the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures.