COO & Consultant - Milan

Dr. Romilde Manzoni

I am enthusiastic about being part of such a team, a unique opportunity to bring fresh air into science. Taking care of the human and emotional aspects of doing science fits perfectly with my mission¨.

  • M.Sc in Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Milan-Bicocca
  • M.Sc in Bioinformatics at the University of Milan-Bicocca
  • PhD at the IFOM-IEO Campus in Milan, working on Systems Biology
  • EMBO post-doctoral fellow at the UPF – Barcelona working in Synthetic Biology
  • Senior Postdocs at the UPF – Barcelona as an EMBO post-doctoral fellow working in Synthetic Biology
  • More than 10 years of experience in academic research at the interface between Biology and Computational Biology
  • 15 years of experience as a professional volleyball player
  • Since 2013 trainer for hfp consulting

I am a scientist by training and my professional life has always been divided between the lab and the volleyball court. I soon discovered that these two worlds have a lot in common and that my real passion is working with people and help them thrive.

After more than ten years of experience, I realized that in the academic research there are challenges that go beyond pure science: productive and authentic interaction with people, knowing how to inspire and motivate a group, ability to make informed decisions about future careers. The strong focus on being an expert and excel as a scientist leaves little room for professional and personal development.

When joining hfp I decided to invest my career in teaching these skills to scientists with the mission to shape the culture in science by reinforcing values like listening, collaboration and ­emotional well-being.

In both science and sport, understanding social interactions, what drives human behaviors and unveiling the forces that keep a team together, have always been my passions.

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