Dr. Romilde Manzoni studied Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, where she graduated with a master's degree in Bioinformatics. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from the IFOM-IEO campus in Milano, working on Systems Biology projects. Currently, Romilde is an EMBO post-doctoral fellow at the UPF-PRBB in Barcelona, where her research focuses on Synthetic Biology.
Beyond her academic merits, Romilde has profound experience in team building, team management, leadership and motivation techniques. Last but not least this is due to her background as a professional volleyball player. She applies those skills in her professional environment by training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Joining the hfp team is a great opportunity for her to implement all these concepts into science and to bring some fresh air into the field.
“There is a strong demand of change in science, but where to start? I believe that emphasizing the human and emotional aspects of science will help to make a difference at any level: from career choices and professional development of next generation of scientists, to building and leading a group, and finally to the point of a better understanding of science in our society.” Dr. Romilde Manzoni