Donata IANDOLO
First Name: Donata
Last Name: IANDOLO
Member Since: May 2019
City: Saint-Etienne
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Biography

I am an industrial biotechnologist by training, and I have a multidisciplinary background including molecular biology, biochemistry, nanotechnology, tissue engineering and bioelectronics. My major research interest lies at the interface between bioelectronics and stem cell fate, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal regeneration.
So far, I have carried out my research activities in different countries such as Italy, Sweden, Singapore, the UK and France.
In 2016 I was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship with the SMART-BONE project to explore the combined use of stem cells and bioelectronics for bone tissue engineering.

My goal is now to implement smart, 3D in vitro models replicating the human bone niche allowing for continuous monitoring of relevant parameters. The established in vitro platform could represent a valuable tool for pharmacological studies, tumour invasion studies and to investigate the effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the frame of a personalized medicine approach.

As for my volunteering activities, I have recently been elected as ordinary member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association Board. I am interested in researchers’ wellbeing and I am active in organizing initiatives to understand researchers’ mental health and tackle current challenges.

Grants

  • 01/09/2016Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowship
  • 01/06/2020BONUS-ESA MAP project
  • 01/06/2016MOE SINGAPORE-Tier2 Grant

STRENGTH AND WEAKNESSES AT WORK

- Areas Of Expertise: biomechanics, Materials, Muscle, Osteoporosis, and Translational Medicine
- Favorite Cell: Neural Crest Stem cell
- Favorite Protein: irisin (still figuring out the whole picture)
- Best technical skill: Cell culture
- Best knowledge: Bioelectronics for bone tissue engineering
- Hated technique: Alizarin Red S quantification
- Research goal: Understand the interplay of bioelectronics materials, physical stimulation protocols and stem cells to develop bone tissue engineering approaches and in vitro models.
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PERSONAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESSES

- Favorite dish: Parmigiana
- Favorite place to live: By the sea with at least a window facing west
- Best sport skill: Running, Yoga
- Worst performance: Belly dance
- Free time activity: Yoga, cinema & friends
- Favorite quote: ‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.‘ (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)